My first thought upon walking into Union Station?
Harrisonburg has a hot spot for happy hour. Of course, I should probably disclose what a sucker I am for historical buildings restored with loft-like charm. I love them. And the Union Station Restaurant and Bar in Harrisonburg, Va is just such a venue. With tin ceilings, original hardware and signs representing the buildings original use, the atmosphere is set before you even sit down to eat.
While I settled on the shrimp and oyster po’boy with battered fries (and was very happy with it), others in my party ordered menu items they claimed were equally yummy. Soup salad combos, chorizo and chipotle quesadillas and decadent salads dotted the table. Definitely the spot to be in town when you’re feeling hungry.
There was plenty of parking, and I noticed Union Station is within walking distance for many people working in that area of town. Particularly for those employed by Rosetta Stone, which is on the same street. All of this combines for a place I’d be confident hitting for happy hour on any night of the work week. Personal verdict: A fun mid-priced dining option for those who like historical charm while they bar hop.
Editor’s Note: The Union Station establishment represents some of the many enjoyable things to do in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Others include the Virginia Quilt Museum, CrossKeys Vineyards, the White Oak Lavender Farm and stone’s-throw visit to Shenandoah National Park. If you are going to be in the area for awhile, consider squeezing in a visit to Luray Caverns for a quick geology fix.
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