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Joshua Wilton House

412 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3611
+1 540-434-4464
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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American, International, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
412 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3611
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful historic home being carefully restored as an inn and a first-class restaurant. Highly recommended for fine dining. Not stuffy, just elegant.

Thank mkg789
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Date Night Thursday happened to also be a birthday event. This Thursday offering provides great cuisine even without their broader menu. Corn chowder or house salad both were tried, both were very fine. Pork Medallions as a main course proved a winner. Staff most excellent.

Thank Shendon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the first time we've been here since new ownership. Nothing has changed except the addition of a Kureg coffee maker in the upstairs mezzanine. Two steps out my door and I can bring coffee back into my room, or grab a bottle of...More

Thank caroly53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed three meals here as an overnight guest at the Joshua Wilton House during a recent business trip. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about what they do. They are not recent adapters of the farmer-to-table trend. They are pioneers and leaders, and...More

Thank FarmFoodieMama
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate there last night and had the BEST waiter, Jake. On Thursday nights, they have "Date Night", which is a special menu, with appetizer, entrée and a shared desert at a reduced price, which was a real bargain. They also reduce the prices of...More

Thank TexasJane09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely upscale atmosphere in a great old Victorian home. The brunch menu was limited but the food was very good and the service was excellent. We did not stay at the Inn so I can't comment on the rooms.

Thank lovetennis99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very well managed B&B with a first class restaurant. Their service is friendly, professional and prompt. The food is beyond expectation and can only be described as "gourmet". They try to use local resources for a lot of their food and wines...More

Thank ekimrendrag
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We arrived on a cold day to this charming Victorian era Inn located in the historic district of the town. We were warmly greeted. Check in was easy and our room was lovely. Painted light shade of lavender, the room was bright with three large...More

4  Thank Wenovo
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I hosted a celebratory reception and dinner for JMU faculty, students, and professionals at the JWH. Bill and Logan, restaurant manager and general manager respectively, did everything in their power to make sure our event went smoothly and beautifully. The food was amazing and the...More

1  Thank Melissa F
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I stayed here in room#3 for one night while on business in Harrisonburg. I was very pleasantly surprised at check in with a brief your of the home. I enjoyed dinner in the bar area of the Inn. It reminded me so much of a...More

2  Thank Lisa M
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No prices on menu.
13 June 2015|
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Who owns it? When will it re-open? May 2015?
12 May 2015|
Response from RockinghamBill | Reviewed this property |
It is my understanding that a transition in ownership is taking place. Knowing who are expected to be the new owners, given their outstanding track record, I expect it will regain its status as an excellent venue.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 412 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3611
    (Campbell Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Harrisonburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-434-4464
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Located in an elegantly restored Victorian mansion, Joshua Wilton House is within walking distance of historic downtown Harrisonburg and the campus of James Madison University, offering guests quiet charm and gracious living in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. The Restaurant offers a unique and exquisite a la carte menu that changes with the seasons, along with an extensive selection of beers and an award-winning wine list. Featured are the food products of many small local farms and producers who supply our kitchen with high quality ingredients that simply cannot be found elsewhere. Chef's Tom French and Brian Bogan work together to create food that highlights Virginia's southern heritage while adding a French influence to the dish. During the warmer months, seating is available on the outdoor brick patio. Arrive early and enjoy a cocktail in our lounge before dinner.