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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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5:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Gluten Free Options
412 S Main St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3611
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 weeks ago

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

Thank Jackson B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the Joshua Wilton house after realizing it was the closest, walkable lodging to our meeting at JMU. Not only did it turn out to be a fantastic location, it is a wonderful inn. We planned to arrive in the evening after hours, so...More

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Big rooms that retain their character of the late '80s (1880's that is). The house is interesting. Real wood fires in dining room & bar. Large bathroom, very nice, thick towels. Staff are great, friendly, helpful. In hall at top of stairs, good Keurig machine,...More

Thank Petethepup
Reviewed 13 December 2017

We visited on Sunday at 10:30 and having a reservation is necessary. My husband enjoyed a simple eggs and sausage breakfast, my daughter had the French toast, and I enjoyed the daily quiche: sausage and leek! It was the most flavourful quiche I have ever...More

Thank Oldie49
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

This is one of the nicest places to eat in Harrisonburg. You dress up, get a nice bottle of wine, and spend a pretty penny here. With that being said, you get what you pay for. The servers are very knowledgeable on not just the...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

For my birthday dinner I chose the J Wilton house, located in a beautiful Victorian House. Two dining rooms complete with linen tablecloths and a gourmet meal was just what I wanted. We took the option of their Tuesday date night menu and chose filet...More

Thank DanMarCo
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

JW never fails to impress us: the staff are really attentive to all aspects of the dining experience; the food is always top notch and the wine list is wide ranging and well priced. Dined their twice this week!

Thank 366WJG366
Reviewed 16 October 2017

My family had reservations for dinner after the JMU football game. We came straight from the game and weren't dressed as we usually would for a nicer restaurant but we were made to feel right at home. The waitstaff was excellent. Our waitress could tell...More

Thank kim s
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This is a very nice restaurant. The cocktails were creative and unusual, the service and the food were both very good. It is housed in an 1880s house. Make sure to see the picture of the property, taken around 1900, in the bar.

Thank Lisa446
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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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