Where to eat?

While there are many places to choose to eat in the Shenandoah Valley, these few represent our favorites in the area.  See the "Where to Eat?" guide at the bottom to see MANY more options! 

By far, our favorite place to eat is the Woodstock Cafe.  Nikki & Jose put so much love and effort into their menu (always changing it up), have excellent service, and their taste reflects their efforts.  While they are open every day for breakfast and lunch, you MUST have reservations to eat dinner Thursday, Friday & Saturday night.  YOU HAVE TO GO. It is AMAZING!

This restaurant in the middle of nowhere is quite the surprise.  It has some of the best seafood I have tasted!  This family run business has been going strong for 72 years already and it is truly delicious! Reservations are not necessary. 

Another Woodstock favorite is the Woodstock Garden Cafe.  This cafe is housed in a nursery and, all around you, you will find lush plants and flowers.  The food is incredible and my family thinks their salads are the best in the Valley.  Run by two sisters, you have to try this wonderful place for lunch! 

Our new favorite is a little bit of a drive, but SO worth it.  This amazing restaurant has earned a ton of accolades such as OpenTable’s 2021 Diners’ Choice for “Best Ambience,” “Best Service,” “Best Scenic View,” “Best American Cuisine,” “Best Value,” and “Best Overall Restaurant” in the Shenandoah Valley. Best of all, they try to source all of the food from the surround 117 miles.  Then there is the view, simply gorgeous! 

                 While there are MANY places to eat all around the area, these are our favorites 

                 and what we can recommend with confidence!     

                Due to post-Covid, hours are subject to change, so please call before you go!


Mount Jackson

    Coffee & Cream - 5966 Main St (Route 11) 

    Open daily 6am - 2pm, closed on Sundays 

    Coffee To Grow - 5946 Main St (Route 11) 540.325.0026

    Open daily 7am - 2pm, closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 

Bartolo's Mexican Bar & Restaurant - 5626 Main St (Route 11) 540.477.4405

    Open daily 11am - 10pm, closed on Mondays


             Italian Touch  - 5320 Mount Jackson Road (Route 11)  540.477.4042

         Sunday – Thursday 11am to 10pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-11pm


New Market


        Jackson’s Corner Coffee Roastery & Café  540.740.9010 9386 S. Congress St (Route11)  

        Weekdays 7am – 6pm, Saturday 8am-3pm, Sunday 11am -3pm


        Southern Kitchen -  9576 S. Congress St (Route 11)  540.740.3514

  7am-9pm daily Great food!  You must try their peanut soup!




        Swover Creek Farms & Brewery -  4176 Swover Creek Rd  540.984.8973

        Closed M - W, Thurs 4pm-9pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm – 9pm; Sunday 12pm – 7pm

        Sal’s Italian Bistro 125 S. Main Street (Route 11)  540.984.9300

   Closed M - Tu, Wednesday, Thursday & Sundays 4pm-9pm, Friday & Saturday 4pm-10pm

        Edinburgh Mill Restaurant - 214 S. Main Street (Route 11)  540.984.8898

  Wednesday 4pm-8pm,  Thursday – Sunday 11am-2pm lunch & 4pm-8pm for dinner





        Woodstock Café  - *OUR FAVORITE* 117 S. Main St (Route 11) 540.459.8888

  Monday – Wednesday 8am – 3pm, Thursday – Friday 8am – 4pm Dinner 5pm-8:30pm

  Sunday 9am – 3pm for brunch Reservations needed for dinners 


        Woodstock Brew House - 123 E. Court St  540.459.2739

  Monday – Wednesday 4pm – 8pm, Thursdays – Saturday 11:30am – 9pm, Sunday 11:30am – 8pm

        Spring House Tavern - 325 S. Main Street (Route 11)  540.459.4755

  Wednesday & Thursday 11am – 9pm, Friday & Saturday 11am – 10pm, Sunday 12pm – 9pm

        Woodstock Garden Café -  1175 Hisey Ave  540.459.8226

  Monday - Saturday 8am – 3pm (closed Sundays)




        Copper Kettle - 1982 Fairway Drive  540.856.2121

  Wednesday - Friday 4pm – 9pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am - 9pm

Pale Fire Brewing Co - 1618 Orkney Grade 540.856.2807

        Wed & Thurs 4pm - 10p, Fri & Sat 12pm - 11pm, Sunday 12pm - 10pm, closed Monday & Tuesday 



         West Main Market - 123 W Main St  540.743.1125 (takeout or delivery at this time)

  Mon - Wed closed Thursday, Friday & Saturday 11am – 5pm, Sunday 11am – 3pm


        Watch & Warrant - 2 East Main Street  540.405.6855

  Open daily 11am - 11pm, closed Monday

        Speakeasy Restaurant - 401 W. Main Street  540.743.5105

        Open daily 5-9, closed Wednesdays


North Harrisonburg


        Blue Stone Inn - 9107 N. Valley Pike  540.434.0535 (great seafood)

  Tuesday – Thursday 4:30pm – 8:30pm, Friday & Saturday 4:30 – 9pm


      Old Dominion Doggery & Burger Shoppe - 133 E King St  540.465.1700 

  Open Daily from 11am - 8pm, closed on Tuesdays (DELICIOUS GRASS FED BEEF BURGERS!!)


 Vault & Cellar 7843 Main Street  (SOOOOO good, specializing in fresh "Appalachian" meals) 

  Wed – Thurs 5pm – 10pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm – 11pm Sunday 11am – 4pm

Lake Fredrick 

      Region's 117 - 180 Bald Eagle Drive 540.699.3234 (Incredible food, everything was DELICIOUS!!) 

      Open Wed - Sat 12pm - 9pm, Sunday 11am - 3pm - always better to call ahead for reservations