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Jess' Lunch

22 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3734
+1 540-434-8282
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Diner
22 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3734
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Reviews (41)
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

The last time we stopped at Jess' Lunch it was a trip down memory lane for my taste buds. The hot dog was as good as I'd remembered, and the onion rings were perfect. There's always the risk that reality doesn't match memories, but in...More

Thank mcquigg
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We stopped in Harrisonburg to have lunch on a trip south. The onion rings were good. We really enjoyed a Greek Salad as well as the Athena burger - cooked exactly as we wanted it to be. My husband really enjoyed the Duke dog (but...More

Thank BullyLover2
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Jess's has been serving up a great hot dog for years. The chile sauce makes it unique. I also like the cheeseburger grilled before your eyes. The coffee is quite good.

Thank James N
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Great food great prices, friendly, easy in and out, just had to wait to pay the bill as the cashier was on a personal phone call 😮

Thank Cheryl P
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We ate lunch at Jess' following a recent tour at James Madison University, which is right down the road. The restaurant is located in the heart of Harrisonburg's downtown, directly across from the court house. It has obviously been here for a very long time,...More

Thank NellieVA
Reviewed 31 March 2017

1st time downtown Harrisonburg during visit to nearby timeshare and we were walking round town at lunch time and saw this place and decided why not. Sat down and at 1st were a little thrown by the small isn 2 page menu but after ordering...More

Thank Joel_in_MD
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The food was pretty good. I'd certainly recommend the onion rings. My son seemed to enjoy the mozzarella sticks, that's his favorite. My husband enjoyed his chili dogs, and I my wings. The service was great. It's just a little diner with down home type...More

Thank Joann K
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Jess's is still a great option. Not as sure about it being quick - We visited and it was not busy and a little slow, but was still a tasty option.

Thank acme9394
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Nothing fancy but the food and service are both good and the price is right! Limited menu but there's something for everyone to include burgers, chili dogs, home made soup, salads and dessert.

Thank NClouse
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We were glad we did..my son got the kids chicken and fries basket and I got a burger and fries and boy was it good and spicy..we also got mozzarella sticks..the staff was very friendly and if we had more time would go back again...More

Thank jennifer l
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3734
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Harrisonburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-434-8282
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