Sleep Inn & Suites
1891 Evelyn Byrd Ave
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone: (540) 433-7100
Fax: (540) 437-2144
Specializing in Steak, the Outback Steakhouse is well known the world over for its delicious steaks with an Australian flavor. Their outlet at Harrisonburg offers generous portions of Australian steaks, chicken steaks and even varieties of sea food. On the menu front, the Outback Steakhouse has tried to experiment with additions like pasta, grilled food, and gluten free meals. They also have on offer a variety of combos and mini meals like Outback Griller which includes rice, a fillet, side order and a cold drink. Among the favorites served here are signature Steaks like the Outback Special, Rib eye and Victoria Fillet, the lobster tail, the chicken wings (Kookaburra Wings) in a marinated spicy sauce and the Ginger Bread Cookie Martini. For those who are a little health conscious you could try one of the salads on offer or try one of the freshly made Sides.
A good addition to dining options in the town, the Boston Beanery Restaurant & Tavern is a well known chain of restaurants for southern American cuisines. Open all year long, this casual diner offers homemade meals and exceptional levels of service. Serving a variety of snacks, salads, grilled items, steaks, pasta and good selection of signature sea food, diners here can also chose from a number of meal combos. This is where you will find locals dining at after a hard and tiring day at the office. They also have a good selection of drinks like an Original Beanerita, Harbor Ice Tea and Mojitos. Besides this they also serve soft drinks milk shakes and fresh fruit juices.
If you have a hankering for seafood this is the place to go. Red Lobster has a wide variety of good eats for the whole family. Various appetizers, special entrees, drinks and desserts ensure a menu with something for just about anybody. Lunch and dinner menus include shrimp, soups and salads, seafood platters, chicken, steak, and pasta. For calorie-counters, choose from the LightHouse Menu, which highlights dishes that won't cause you to tip the scales. A Kid's Menu is available with fine fare for the little ones like chicken fingers and mac & cheese. Be sure to save room for a scrumptious dessert. Gift Cards are available as a great gift for the seafood lover.
For an authentic Italian dining experience head to the L'Italia Restaurant, located in the heart of Harrisonburg. Offering a very fine and relaxed setting, this restaurant is best suited for a quiet and romantic dinner. On the menu here are dishes like wine-battered shrimp which is prepared in a wine batter and served with a tomato salsa sauce, the Chicken Rollatini which comes with a ham stuffing and is cooked in Marsala wine; other items on the menu include salads, sandwiches and burgers, Italian classics like Lasagna, Spaghetti and Parmigiana. At the lounge, liquor is also served. All in all, this place is perfect for a cozy meal with an excellent selection of fine Italian dishes and an array of wines.
Housed in a building which was formerly the Strand Theater, Clementine is a great place to eat, drink and soak in the local flavor with some live music and community events. Creative people or those interested in the arts will find it a hot spot to meet more of their kind and also to exhibit their own creations. You can drop in at the cafe for brunch, lunch or dinner. The kids would not be disappointed either, with special items on the menu for them. For update on the events, check the website. The lounge at Clementine can also be hired for private events and parties.
Located on South Main Street, Dave's Downtown Taverna is a good option for those looking to have a good time with friends or family. With a very casual and friendly setting, this tavern is spread over two sections, namely the roof top and the main seating area. Offering live entertainment, special events and a lovely selection of Greek cuisines, this place worth a visit. The menu is made up of appetizers, pastas, pizzas, salads, sandwiches and dessert. They even have a kids menu to offer. Specials here include dishes like Keftede Kebab, the Gyro Platter, and the Aeropolis Pizza. Alcoholic Beverages are served here as well.
Named after the famous character from Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist, The Artful Dodger is not shady like the character. A coffee house, lounge bar, restaurant and a great party place; it is many things rolled into one. In the mornings you can come here for some excellent breakfast and a cup of their excellent coffee. Frequented by students, it is easy on the pocket and serves some excellent dishes such as steaks, bagels, Thai chicken and wraps. By night it turns into a lively party venue. You can listen to some good music here while you sip on some excellent beer. The bar stocks a variety of drinks and the bartenders are refreshingly friendly. Drop in for some good entertainment and even better food.
Located in the Walton Hotel, the Blue Nile Ethiopian Cuisine is spread over two sections. On the upper floor lies the main part of the restaurant, which is authentically decorated with homemade Ethiopian tables. Downstairs you'll find the Basement Bar, an intimate area with dim lighting and exposed bricks. There is a projector where films, sports games and historic events are shown. Live music events also take place at the Basement Bar. During summer, the patio is opened for outdoor dining. Dealing in true Ethiopian cuisines, the restaurant's menu includes food like Zilzil Tibs (strips of beef marinated in a spicy sauce) and Key Doro Wat (eggs stewed with tomatoes and garlic). There are also many vegetarian options on the menu, including Misir Alicha (split lentils stewed with onions, ginger, green pepper, and garlic) and the Tofu Key Wat. For the not so adventurous there is the vegetable platter, seafood platter and a very interesting super platter. All in all, the Blue Nile Ethiopian Cuisine offers diners great menu options and a friendly ambiance too. Check website for more details.
Though known as a successful restaurant, Bourbon Street on Main turns into a lively nightclub post 9pm everyday. A gem for the people of Harrisonburg, this nightclub is the place to be in for some really good music. Groovy music teamed with a comfortable ambiance attracts students and locals to this happening place. Well known DJs come here and perform on several nights. For music lovers, there is a wide choice ranging from hip hop, to rock, pop, funk and much more. Dance to your heart's delight on the spacious dance floor. What's more, there is also a ladies night when they all (the ladies, of course!) get a free entry. The restaurant and bar is open through the night offering the best in both departments. Those under 21 need not worry as some nights are designated for over 18 age groups as well. Dress your best when you come to Bourbon Street on Main!
The philosophy at Local Chop House and Grill embodies the unadulterated spirit of nature. Boasting of Steakhouse fare that serves dishes made out of farm-to-table ingredients and environmentally friendly practices in the kitchen, this Chop House and Grill makes a bold statement in the neighborhood dining scene. This restaurant also serves exquisitely made seafood which has won rave reviews among patrons. The Chef strives to serve Vegan and Vegetarian options as well. Service is consistent and congenial.
A nice way to experience what Thai food is all about would be to dine at this Harrisonburg spot. Taste of Thai has a very simple and minimal look to it with rosewood tables, plants, bright-colored walls with paintings and a welcoming bar area with stools and a LCD television. On the food front, on offer here are appetizers, entrées and the main course. The menu has an interesting section called the Chefs Special which has dishes like Crisp Beef, Shrimp Special, Roast Duck and the very delicious Whole Red Snapper. The Taste of Thai also offers a very sinful selection of desserts like the Midnight Cravings which is chocolate fudge topped with cherry flavor and coco chips, and the Klouy Tod (deep fried banana topped with honey and served with ice cream). The restaurant also has a very interesting selection of wines and beverages. Taste of Thai also caters to private functions and events as well as group bookings.
In a vintage setting of red, leather couches and steel-top tables, the Southside Diner serves hungry patrons with a delectable breakfast spread. The place is managed by friendly staff, who welcome you with a warm smile and get orders spot on irrespective of the continuous patronage. The food served at Southside Diner is always top-notch, the prices are pocket friendly, and the quality and portions both leave patrons feeling absolutely delighted.