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Mar 12, 2010 10:17 AM

Good eats near Luray, VA

Hey y'all!

We're going to a wedding in April at the Mimslyn Inn in Luray, VA. We'll have some downtime Friday night and Saturday morning/early afternoon. Any recommendations for good local eats? We're looking more for the roadfood - upscale casual spectrum (as opposed to haute cuisine) but quality food unique to the locale would be awesome. We're happy to drive a bit if needed. What are your faves, VA hounds?


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  1. You won't be far from Harrisonburg, VA and JMU. There is a posting on Harrisonburg dining not long ago that you should be able to find for recommendations. For me, a "don't miss" place is Jess' Quick Lunch. There are more than one location, but I'd go to the downtown Harrisonburg location. It is the original location, and sitting at the old counter is pure old diner atmosphere. They are famous for their hot dogs, burgers, and french fries. When I was at JMU many years ago, it was straight out of the SNL skit of chee-burger, chip, pepsi. You'll love the food, atmosphere, and the prices are good for the road you are looking for.

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    1. If you're ever back in the area and are interested in something out of the ordinary, there's always the Parkhurst at Rainbow Hill on West 211. It a strange little wine shop/gift shop/lunch counter. The food is simple home-cooked fare, and reasonably priced. The wine and beer shop is not to be missed.

      I'm interested what other local chowhounds would say about the place.

      Rainbow Hill At Parkhurst
      2547 US Highway 211 W, Luray, VA 22835