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The Artful Dodger

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American, Bar, Pub
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47 Court Sq, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3742
+1 540-432-1179
08:30 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 02:00
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Very tasty food, unique vibe, geared towards the younger crowd. Moderately priced with sweet deals. Large outdoor area for smoking and dogs.

Thank Sharon K
Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

the Dodger is a great hangout for students. doesn't seem overly clean to me, limited menu and smell like smoke.

Thank Jennifer C
Ridgeley, West Virginia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a cute restaurant, on a normal day, not Sunday brunch, they looked like they had a great menu. Their brunch menu was very small and if you sat outside you did not have table service. You had to wait in line to order and then they brought out your food. I am not sure if this is typical... More 

Thank Melanie_Lombardi
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103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place to relax, meet friends, enjoy coffee, listen to music. I really like the atmosphere. Latte was strong, tasted great. Enjoyed listening to jazz from the JMU school of music. Wait staff seemed busy and distracted, not as friendly as I'd expect. Was loud due to crowd and band, but still a nice environment. They have outside seating where... More 

Thank Emily S
Bayville, New York
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131 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

It was the perfect spot for our breakfast, good latte and great and tasty breakfast items. We were late morning on Sunday, it was easy to find a table. Ask for strawberry pancakes, the fruits are baked in, really nice. The other favourite is the iced honey matcha.

Thank viganiko
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The Dodger has a lot to offer. Local artists work on display and for sale,vintage decor. I love the coffee they serve-Lucas Roasting -it's deliciousl,the chia tea,food-pot of tots,etc. It's all good and the staff are great. Have to try.

Thank Cat P
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Found this place by chance on a Sunday night , first leg of an eclectic trip up the east coast. Amazing fresh, local food for dinner (and breakfast the next morning!) Christopher B offered us a friendly welcome and was fun to chat with. I had the gobbler sandwich, my husband had a chicken walnut wrap... plenty of food (came... More 

1 Thank Melodie P
Artful D, Owner at The Artful Dodger, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in! We enjoy meeting new faces as they travel through the area. We have been here for 24 years and continue to strive to be the best we can for locals and guest alike. Enjoy your trip! More 

Chantilly, Virginia
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

While wandering around the historic downtown district of Harrisonburg, my husband & I found this little gem. He just wanted to stop for a cup of coffee and I was able to get a $2 mimosa. It is a very cute artsy type place with beautiful artwork on the walls which is by the same artist. Lots of old time... More 

1 Thank 123lovetravel2013
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

While in town for the weekend we stumbled on the artful dodger coffeehouse. The interior takes you back in time with a large collection of old wall clocks and radios. The walls hold art by local artists some of which is for sale. We ordered the loaded Tate tots and three cheese flat bread. The appetizers were buy one get... More 

1 Thank Tenof10
Goshen, IN
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Our service was a little slow at a Friday lunch, but the food was very good, and the atmosphere quiet enough for good conversation. Make sure to check out all the fun decor on the walls.

Thank notdenise

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
08:30 - 02:00
08:30 - 02:00
08:30 - 02:00
08:30 - 02:00
08:30 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Court Sq, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3742
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Harrisonburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-432-1179
Waking up, Mix'n it up, Stir'n it up! A little something for everyone. Breakfast, Lunch, Happy Hour and Nightlife. Serving Downtown Harrisonburg for 20 years. Locally roasted coffee and custom cocktails. Monthly local art shows and weekly local bands.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?