New Market Virginia’s Southern Kitchen

If you’re a history buff touring New Market, Virginia’s Museum of the Civil War or Battlefield State Historic Park, then you’ll most likely work up an appetite with all of that Civil War history indulgence. What better way is there to fill your growling stomach than with some hearty southern food?


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Southern Kitchen is New Market’s very own classic, southern eatery. Established in 1955, it has a long tradition of comfort food with everything from fried chicken to peanut soup, all served with 1950s flair. Feast on a country ham as the jukebox plays behind you. Chow down on a homemade meringue pie with its perfect creamy sweetness. Sip some vegetable or peanut soup on a chilly, fall day, or bite into the hot, open-faced roast beef sandwich. (Is your mouth watering yet? Ours certainly is.)


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But don’t take just our word for it. Check out these Yelp reviews as well:

“I had the fried chicken, which was beyond delicious with a crispy golden skin and juicy meat. The chicken-fried steak, smothered in white gravy, that my son ordered was even better. Awesome mashed taters and tasty beets and green beans. The waitress convinced us to have some pie with our coffee (chocolate for me, lemon for my son).”

“Excellent food! Friendly service. Some of the best biscuits and gravy I have ever had.”

“Hush puppies, Peanut Soup, Fried Chicken… and finish it all off with a slice of coconut cream pie…”

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Local Chop & Grill House, Harrisonburg, VA

“Local Chop & Grill House strives to provide creative meals with locally sourced products from our neighbors. We are dedicated to supporting local artists, craftsmen, family farms and vendors—bringing you the best of what the Shenandoah Valley has to offer.” At the Local Chop & Grill House in Harrisonburg, Virginia, you’ll find high quality steaks and charcuterie, organically raised poultry, organic seasonal produce, and hot, fresh baked goods. Sounds pretty appetizing, right? There’s a reason this establishment won the 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, the OpenTable Diner’s Choice for 2014, and Virginia Living’s Best of 2014!

Feast on an appetizer of twin oaks tofu, chicken livers, Rappahannock river oysters Rockefeller, or arancini de riso. Savor a salmon filet, filet mignon, duck breast, or cauliflower “steak,” then for dessert, indulge in toffee pudding, dark chocolate cream pie, crème brulee, or house made ice cream. At the Local Chop & Grill House, you’ll only be treated to the highest quality ingredients. localchop2


Furthermore, Local Chop & Grill House offers a bar complete with wine, beer, cider, and signature cocktails. Whether you’re looking for a glass of Cabernet Franc, a bottle of hard cider, or a glass or Lakefront New Grist, the House bar will quench your thirst. Be sure to try out a signature cocktail too, as they’re pretty fantastic!

localchopCheck out our Harrisonburg B&Bs, so that you have a place to rest your head after an evening of indulge at Local Chop & Grill House—Stonewall Jackson B&B, By the Side of the Road B&B.