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Joshua Wilton House

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings

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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
US$ 30 - US$ 50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Dinner
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, Accepts Credit Cards, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Have eaten there a number of times over the years and there is always a great choice of options. We enjoy going to the bar area for a drink from time to time before we go somewhere else to eat. Kind of pricey but you...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Adventurer629236
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed a night and had dinner at this lovely Victorian style house. Our dinner was wonderful and the atmosphere and music were delightful. The service was good and the staff friendly. We enjoyed the evening very much and look forward to returning for dinner...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the opportunity to stay here for two evenings. Very lovely inn and the breakfast was outstanding. We would definitely stay here when visiting the area again.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank M754RJjohnn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From drinks by the fireplace, to a fabulous wine-paired meal, to luxurious room for the night, the Joshua Wilton exceeded our expectations. The staff was courteous and attentive. Breakfast was a delight as well.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jg g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my wife to Joshua Wilton House for her birthday and we were treated to a wonderful meal and even better service! Every staff member came to wish my wife a happy birthday and the provided her a special dessert! The drinks from the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank curdbc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a treat for brunch. The Joshua Wilton is holding up to its well earned reputation as one of the top restaurants in the Shenandoah Valley! We had the Sunday brunch and it was as fine as you will find anywhere- and yes- I do...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank JamesM10632
Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

Joshua Wilton offers good dishes in a friendly atmosphere. The service is great as well. Will recommend to anyone looking for a delicious dinner

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank drfsid
Reviewed 24 January 2019

The food at breakfast, brunch and dinner was excellent! Beautifully presented, it all was delicious. The creamy grits with vegetables at brunch was the perfect ideal of what outstanding grits should be. Rockfish at dinner delightfully spiced and cooked. Excellent atmosphere in lovely Victorian rooms....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rba32
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is exceptional and reasonably priced. The food presentation was beautiful. Impeccable service. Highly recommend. Not to disappoint.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Terry C
Reviewed 14 November 2018

We are JMU alumni and this was our second stay at the Joshua Wilton House. Such a quaint house, love the walking distance proximity to both campus and downtown. Beds are incredibly soft. Awesome little bar with top notch fancy cocktails that make you feel...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Courtney R
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16 November 2018|
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Response from ValleyGirl626 | Reviewed this property |
According to their website, they will be closed November 21st to create an unforgettable Thanksgiving meal!! I would definitely call to make reservations ahead of time.
21 July 2018|
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Response from paulsA47BK | Reviewed this property |
i wore blazer with kakis and no tie, wife dress. Business casual for dinner
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