Rocktown Kitchen is a Hit

Rocktown Kitchen
217 S. Liberty Street #101
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

American | $

In the heart of Harrisonburg, VA, Rocktown Kitchen serves up quality scratch dishes that are delicious. Seating at the bar was closed and tables were spaced over 6 feet apart. Before being seated I could see a staff member giving our booth a serious cleaning. Staff and guests were all masked. We eat early to dine with minimal patrons. If we find a restaurant nearly half full, we will pass and try another day. We arrived around 4:30pm and only a couple of tables were occupied.

The wood and brick interior is simple and relaxing.

We usually have water or iced tea with dinner, I mention the tea here because it tasted like tea and not brown water made with one tea bag. Ordering iced tea shouldn’t be a crap shoot, but about 25% of the time I wish I had just asked for water.

My wife ordered the Meatloaf with Southern Style Green Beans, Mac & Cheese, and Tobacco Onion Rings. The green beans we cooked perfectly with just a slight crunch to them. The onion rings were great, thin, and breaded nicely. Not sure what the tobacco thing was all about but I would not hesitate to order them as a side. The meatloaf was perfect. It has a nice light mustard taste to it. The glaze was a tasty crisp caramelization that pared well with the mustard flavor.

For my entrée I chose the Grilled Pork Chop with Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Apple and Onion Chutney with a Red Wine BBQ sauce. My pork chop was bone in for extra flavor and moist. The chutney was scrumptious with just a few too many raisins for my taste. The sauce was delightful and a perfect complement to the chutney.

The Mac & Cheese side was simple but well done.

We split a Warm Sticky Toffee Cake that was moist and wonderful.

Our waitress was great and a number of staff members including the owner stopped by to check on us and clear the table. Since we ate early noise level was not a concern. This is our 3rd dinner in Harrisonburg a great college town. See my blog posts on Bella Luna Pizza and Joshua Wilton House.

If you are looking for a nice relaxing dinner consider Rocktown Kitchen, they have a great menu.