Discover the delicious delights of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley

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By Dogwood Staff

December 8, 2023

Virginia—especially the Shenandoah Valley region—is known for its charming small towns, each with its own unique character and attractions.

From delicious food and drinks to scenic wineries and farms, here are 10 local spots in the region that you won’t want to miss.

  1. Harrisonburg’s Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint

This funky burger bar offers unique and delicious burgers, great drinks, and a friendly staff. Don’t miss the Greg Brady burger, a crowd favorite.

ADDRESS: 80 S. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801

PHONE: (540) 433-5225


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  1. Jack Mason’s Tavern and Brewery

Located in Clifton Forge, this tavern and brewery is known for its friendly service and amazing food. Try their famous fish and chips, and don’t forget to pair it with one of their tasty beers.

ADDRESS: 400 East Ridgeway St., Clifton Forge, VA 24422

PHONE: (540) 862-5624

  1. Billy Jack’s Wing & Draft Shack

In Harrisonburg, this local bar impresses with its fantastic food and great atmosphere. From delicious burgers to “redneck nachos” and donuts, there’s something for everyone here.

ADDRESS: 92 S Main St, Harrisonburg VA 22801
PHONE: (540) 433-1793


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4. Hill Top Berry Farm Winery & Meadery

This small winery in Nellysford offers unexpectedly good fruit wines and excellent mead. The staff is friendly and happy to guide you through their unique offerings.

ADDRESS: 2800 Berry Hill Rd, Nellysford, VA 22958

PHONE: (434) 361-1266

  1. White Oak Lavender Farm

Located in Harrisonburg, this farm offers fragrant and interesting items for purchase. While the lavender plants may sell out in August, there’s always something to enjoy at this charming farm, including the Purple WOLF Wineyard Tasting Room.

ADDRESS: 2644 Cross Keys Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

PHONE: (540) 421-6345

6. Afton Mountain Vineyards

Situated near George Washington National Forest, this dog-friendly winery offers a scenic location and friendly staff. Enjoy a wine tasting and relax in one of their outdoor seating areas.

ADDRESS: 234 Vineyard Ln, Afton, VA 22920

PHONE: (540) 456-8667

  1. CrossKeys Vineyards

Known for its wonderful wine and excellent service, this vineyard in Mount Crawford is a great place for a family outing. Don’t miss their wine flight and bistro lunch.

ADDRESS: 6011 E Timber Ridge Rd, Mt Crawford, VA 22841

PHONE: (540) 234-0505

  1. Bold Rock Nellysford Cidery

This cidery offers a variety of ciders and stunning views. Explore their different buildings and climb to the summit for a unique experience.

ADDRESS: 1020 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 22958

PHONE: (434) 361-1030

9. Brew Ridge Taps

Located in Lexington, this bar and restaurant offers a fun vibe and a bottle shop concept. The staff is friendly, and the restaurant is clean and welcoming.

ADDRESS: 11 E Nelson St,, Lexington, VA 24450

PHONE: (540) 461-8012

  1. Blue Rock

Blue Rock is the place to go for a fine dining experience with spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. In addition to the restaurant, there is a more casual tasting room serving à la carte food.

ADDRESS: 12567 Lee Highway, Washington, Virginia 22747

PHONE: (540) 987-3388

This story was generated in part by AI and edited by the Dogwood staff.



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