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Joshua Wilton House

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412 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3611 (Campbell Street)
Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Tim F
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our visit was a bit disappointing, breakfast is no longer Served on Sunday in deference to Brunch which does hinder travellers wanting an early start. In fairness a refund for breakfast was made but this along with other niggles were the reason for the feedback. Bed was comfortable and the inn room was clean.

Thank Mark L
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting in a very old house but well kept. We were in Harrisonburg Virginia for our daughters parents weekend at James Madison Univ. Made reservations thru open table. Was not aware of any fixed menu. I received a call 2 days prior to confirm and get a credit card. Not unusual for a busy weekend of disproportionate numbers they're... More 

Thank Neildash1
Brick, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful old home but I was blown away by cold coming from floor duct. Staff were polite and knowledgeable. There was an extreme amount of time between courses. We were not ever asked about our satisfaction. My entrée was barely warm and my husband's was not hot either. We chose the restaurant because it was highly rated. We were in... More 

Thank carole b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a 5 star meal at the Joshua Wilton House restaurant. They chef is from Buckingham Palace! What more could you want! We shared a lovely salad, tried a pig belly appetizer, dinner was scallops, and duck, and finalized with an AMAZING brownie with PEANUT BUTTER ice cream. The MOST AMAZING ice cream we have ever had!

Thank Frances M
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

This is an excellent restaurant and venue. The food is exceptional, service is great and it is a fun place to take your JMU student. Located in the heart of Harrisonburg it is both a restaurant and a bed/breakfast. The waited was very familiar with the property and its tales. He was also well informed about the menu selections and... More 

Thank Bear H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice experience here. Staff was great. Helped us with luggage. Nice little bar with a knowledgable bar keep. Excellent dinner. Even got to meet "Eagle". One of the owners and a genuine character.

Thank jonboi_2001
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

What a great place from start to finish. The decor is great. The wait staff ( Paul and manager for us) is great. The food is great. It was date night ($35 pp) so we selected from four introduction courses, four main courses, and three shared deserts. However, we started with excellent mixed drinks (Wilton's Widow & Bark and Bite)... More 

Thank Gary C
Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

very nice brunch, nice selection of food and very reasonably priced. Didn't have a reservation and they almost made us feel not welcome.....seated us like it was an issue despite only having 2 tables in the room with guests at them.

Thank Jennifer C
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

I have been to the Wilton twice- once last August for dinner, and in June of this year for the first night of our honeymoon. Both experiences were wonderful- the food and drinks are great, the service is impeccable, and the ambience is lovely! Definitely consider this for your next special occasion.

Thank Molly M

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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
$30 - $50
American, International, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:30 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 412 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3611
    (Campbell Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Harrisonburg
  • Phone Number: 15404344464
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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