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Joshua Wilton House

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412 S Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3611 (Campbell Street)
+1 540-434-4464
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 13:30
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Middlebury, Vermont
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140 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I can't imagine that there is any better lodging in Harrisonburg. Wonderfully situated adjacent to the University and the downtown, it is a walker's delight. The staff are friendly, professional and helpful. If you don't feel like formal dining, eat in their comfortable bar and enjoy the craftsmanship of a first class bartender. Breakfast is all about choices and what... More 

Thank Dickson77
Williamsburg, Virginia
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515 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have eaten here before with our JMU grandaughter. Was a really good treat. This time not so much! I think they just has a bad nite! We arrived for a 7:30 PM reservation[ 3 JMU students and grandparents] had called in advance and changed the reservation from 4 to 5. Table wasnt ready but were shown to the lounge... More 

Thank Bear H
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked the winter getaway package at the Inn for my husband's birthday. Daughter (student at JMU) joined us for dinner and breakfast. Dinner was fabulous; two orders of filet mignon and I had the scallops. All was wonderful. Breakfast was disappointing for all of us. VERY high carb with virtually no protein. Included coffee cake, a parfait with fruit and... More 

Thank Carol N
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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114 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Joshua Wilton House many times in the past, but this was my first visit since they re-opened after changing ownership last year. I went with a friend after seeing a movie so we had an early dinner on a Friday night. We were seated at a great table in the main dining area, right in front... More 

Thank Pat H
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a fabulous dinner with friends at the Joshua Wilton House. The food was excellent. Two of us had the sea scallops with the best grits I think I've ever had and perfectly prepared green beans. Sometimes the sides make me choose an entree and these did not disappoint. The scallops were also perfectly seared and seasoned. Great meal. Another... More 

Thank tabueker
Westchester County, New York
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163 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Had dinner at the Joshua Wilton House. Everything was perfect: the house, the ambiance, the food, the staff. What a wonderful experience.

Thank WestchesterP2
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I have stayed at the Joshua Wilton House twice now, and have been happy each time. The convenience of having a restaurant right on premises is such a huge plus, especially since the food is consistently good, and the service is friendly and extremely accommodating. I would not hesitate to stay there yet again the next time I am in... More 

Thank Annie K
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Dinner and brunch were both excellent. Service was exceptional. Duck and filet mignon highly recommended, as well as the Grits Bowl for brunch.

Thank T2273XLroberts
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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179 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Arrived without a reservation driving through town. Warmly greeted by Paul who turned out to be our excellent waiter. First time in my life eggs were cooked PERFECTLY per my request. Had poached eggs benedict-- perfect sauce, asparagus etc. Country ham is a bit salty for me but loved everything else. Perfect bloody mary to start and cheap! Husband had... More 

Thank Terese C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

GREAT FOOD: ALL LOCAL. AMAZING STAFF, FRIENDLY. GREAT ATMOSPHERE: VICTORIAN HOUSE Came here with my family when we were visiting Massanutten. We had reservations, and arrived a bit early. all the staff were very friendly, after entering they took our coats and they sat us in a separate room they called the bar, which was had a fire lit and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
American, International, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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 Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3611
    (Campbell Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Harrisonburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-434-4464
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?