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Joshua Wilton House

412 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3611
+1 540-434-4464
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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412 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3611
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I always wanted to stay here as an undergraduate at JMU and never got the chance, though I did have lunch here post graduation 20 years ago. While the House is under new ownership, our entire experience was fantastic. We stayed in room number five...More

Thank bigeyeblue
Reviewed 1 week ago

The house was lovely and the food great. The room was shabby and overpriced. Used to getting more charm for that price at B and Bs

Thank Cole N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious fine dining in an elegant setting. The professional but friendly waitstaff made our family quite comfortable. Mussels, cheese plate, duck, fish, mushroom risotto, desserts all fabulous. Would definitely return when in the mood for a fancy meal.

Thank novel_screenname
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We saw this place when visiting Harrisonburg several years ago, and so when we found ourselves staying over after a weekend visit to the mountains, we made a reservation. It is a beautiful and well-preserved old mansion on the town's main street with several intimate...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Elegant dining spot in downtown Harrisburg. Small rooms and a small menu but excellent choices and service. Wife had the risotto which was delicious though a small portion. I had the duck breast which had to be one of the best that I have ever...More

Thank dltswatts
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stayed for two nights at the Joshua Wilton House in early February. We waited to come until February because we wanted the same room with the fireplace that we had enjoyed so much on our previous visit. Unfortunately, we discovered that...More

Thank bookwormva
Reviewed 8 February 2018

I cannot say enough about the Joshua Wilton House. I've wanted to stay there since we had brunch there at my son's parent's weekend. Last week I had the opportunity to do just that. The food here is exceptional. The service was phenomenal. The house...More

Thank Sioux L
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

We went for Sunday Brunch and really enjoyed it ! We had the pastry basket which was incredible - it was freshly baked and had a variety of items. Both the eggs/hash browns and French toast were very good. We also had a few mimosas.

Thank Chrisd15526
Reviewed 15 January 2018

This 1888 house, beautifully restored with original mantels, fireplaces, stained glass and parquet floors, is a surprising gem in downtown Harrisonburg. The five bedrooms are small but with lovlely period furniture, wi-fi and no TV! The piece de resistance is restaurant which has been serving...More

Thank Gail M
Reviewed 2 January 2018

I love this restaurant and I would recommend it to anyone visiting Harrisonburg. My "average" review relates to my experience on spending New Year's Eve at this place. They have never before disappointed but this experience was terrible. They were grossly understaffed for the number...More

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Roger S
13 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
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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.
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