How to Eat Out on the Cheap in Harrisonburg

If you know us at all, you are fully aware that we love food. The fact that our office is nestled in the heart of the downtown Culinary District makes our hearts (and bellies) sing. Eating, for us, isn’t a problem. The problem comes when we want to dine on our favorite dishes but the budget doesn’t allow for it. So, another good reason to have an office downtown means that we can stay on the pulse of where the best deals are at our favorite restaurants.

How to Eat Cheap at Popular Harrisonburg Restaurants

Here is a list of some of the best dining deals we’ve found in Harrisonburg, and how you can eat out on the cheap in the ‘Burg:

Union Station serves $1.95 “bar bites” with a drink purchase every day during specific hours (they change depending on the day).

Capital Ale House has $2 burger night on Mondays from 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM, with a beverage purchase.

Bella Luna’s $5 pizza happy hour every day is truly one of the best deals in town.

A Bowl of Good has you covered on Saturday mornings with an $8 all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet.

Local Chop & Grill House serves a “Local Hour” Tuesdays – Thursdays from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM with $2 off all appetizers, soups, and salads.

Clementine offers $4 appetizers from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Mondays – Fridays.

Corgans’ Publick House has 50 cent wing night on Mondays, and stop by on Wednesdays for $5 burgers.

The Artful Dodger has a buy one get one deal for appetizers from 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Billy Jack’s serves $2 sliders on Tuesdays and $3 sticky nuggs on Thursdays.

Cuban Burger features ½ priced snacks 7 days a week from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, ½ priced Fritas from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM on Tuesdays, and ½ priced snacks from 9:00 PM – close on Fridays and Saturdays.

Food.Bar.Food offers happy hour specials from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Tuesdays – Saturdays, including half bowls and small plates for $4 – $6.

Joshua Wilton House has a $55 date night special on Thursdays, which includes a shared appetizer, two entrees, and a shared dessert.

The Baker’s Dozen serves an all-homemade daily (from 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM) all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet for $6.99.

And, of course, another way to eat out on the cheap in Harrisonburg is to visit one of the many food trucks in the area!


Do you know of any other fantastic, can’t-pass-it-up deals on dining in Harrisonburg? Let us know in the comments!

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17 thoughts on “How to Eat Out on the Cheap in Harrisonburg

  1. Ben Johnson

    Dave’s Taverna has $5.99 steak and cheeses (with fries) all day Wednesday, as well as 40 cent boneless wings all day Tuesday (with trivia @8:00).

  2. Asia

    Ruby’s no longer has $3 wings on Thursdays, tried to order tonight and apparently they stopped years ago.

  3. Jo

    O’Neill’s Grill has $3.99 Burger + Fries day on Tuesdays when you buy a non-alcoholic beverage! Plus, their lunch menu rocks. Great, fresh food all around at good prices!

  4. Sarah

    We went to Local Chophouse and were told they haven’t had that deal in about a year.

  5. Debbie Wiseman

    Quaker steak and lube has ayce on tues for wings and shrimp $12.99.
    Tx road house has 8oz. Sirloin with two sides on wed for $10.99.

  6. Shannon

    Corgans’ also has other specials. From 4-7- $2/3 dollar beers, $3 rail drinks, $4 selected wines by the glass, $5 selected martinis, appetizer specials, and other daily specials 🙂

  7. Jason

    This is great. Thanks!

    If you ever want to put together a list of places around H’burg where children eat free you’d make me a very happy parent.


    1. Beth

      O’Neill’s Grill does kids night every Monday where kids eat for 99 cents (2 kids per eating adult). Not free but close 🙂 plus there’s a magician there on those nights who does balloon animals and stuff.

  8. Katy

    Beyond has Lush Hour Mon-Fri. Pair a drink and app for $7. Half off sushi Friday and Saturdays after 8:30.

  9. Chris Rooker

    Sharon, we do have two restaurants in the original post outside of downtown — A Bowl of Good and Corgan’s.

  10. Sharon Wheelbarger

    Why are the only restaurants mentioned located in Downtown only? There are other places who offer great food and specials in other parts of Harrisonburg.

    1. Lisa Oates Post author

      Sharon, we’d gladly include those outside of downtown. If you know of any, please comment and let us know so we can include them! Thanks!

  11. Justin

    Baker’s Dozen / Fox’s Pizza just opened a breakfast buffet everyday with all homemade items for $7.

  12. Christina von Rotz-Brunk

    Joshua Wilton has a date night special on Thursdays. $55 for a shared app, 2 entrees, and a shared dessert. They have a special menu for date night takers. We were impressed! Let’s just say we only have dates on Thursdays anymore! 🙂

  13. Amanda

    Food.Bar.Food offers Happy Hour specials Tuesday-Saturday from 4-6pm, including half bowls and small plates $4-$6, draft beers and glasses of wine are $1 off and the daily featured cocktail is $5.

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