Off-campus dining includes a wide array of steakhouse restaurants, grab-and-go, and the staple Chipotle or Panera Bread. Plus, though on-campus food is renowned, a little change of pace might just be as tempting. Sit-down restaurants are aplenty at JMU, providing students a venue to go out on a Friday night. Buffalo Wild Wings is an especially hot spot for JMU kids with its affordability and weekly karaoke nights. It's here where you'll truly get a taste of the Harrisonburg folk. With JMU's rather sheltered atmosphere, students are eager to get a glimpse of something outside of the bubble.
For those wishing to take their significant others on dates, Harrisonburg does seem to be blessed with some rather cozy hot spots, such as Earth & Tea Café. If you have a persistant sweet tooth, Sweet Bee and Kline's hits the spot. If you go with delivery, Jimmy John's and Campus Cookies come right to your dorm. For those relentless study-till-you-drop nights, Campus Cookies come with warm cookies, milk, a sure-fire way to give you that late night boost. In the mood for some finer dining? You’ll find a culinary explosion of food in D.C., just about two hours away. Unfortunately, most restaurants don't give very large student discounts which could run up your bank account quickly. Sample these restaruants sparingly, and each night will seem a new, romantic culinary delight.