Even though my blogging class is over and I’m sure the majority of the class is not going to update their blogs or continue with their posts, I have decided to continue and post new restaurant reviews for places that I was unable to visit in the Harrisonburg, VA area. I’m my winter break right now, but I will try to post as many as I can throughout the winter and during my Spring semester.
So, I really wanted to visit Cally’s Restaurant and Brewing Co. because I have heard some great commentary about this establishment in the Harrisonburg, VA area. This restaurant and brewery is only a little more than a decade old, and they pride themselves on brewing the finest lagers and ales in the Shenandoah Valley and even in the world.
Cally’s Restaurant and Brewing Co. is located at 41 Court Square in downtown Harrisonburg, VA right next to the Artful Dodger and behind the Court Square Theatre. Cally’s is on the same street (technically route 33, but in the Court Square) as the Harrisonburg General District Court. Check out this map for further clarification. Also, Cally’s website offers for its visitors to get directions from their house to the restaurant by simply supplying their address where necessary.
Cally’s pride themselves on a very welcoming, inviting and fun-family atmosphere, and it seems like it would be a great place for a family to go for a big event like a birthday or even a couple for a date night. They also offer a banquet hall for large gatherings or parties. Check out their banquet site for more information, which also includes their menu for banquet gatherings!
Cally’s also offers a very nice rooftop dining experience. You are able to dine outside, which is always pleasant, but you are also able to dine on the roof deck of the establishment. This is definitely a very unique feature of Cally’s. Check out this site for pictures of the rooftop dining!
If you are a beer-drinker, then Cally’s is definitely the place for you, as they offer lagers and ales that I have never heard of before. Beer is what they are known for and here is the selection of lagers and ales that they are currently offering right now. Football Sundays are a great day to try a new lager and enjoy their brunch menu!
As for their menu, they offer a full lunch menu during the week and on Saturdays and a dinner menu available each night, as well as a brunch menu on Sundays. For their complete menu, check out this site! And, for complete hours and specials (like “Growler Specials”—which is their happy hour specials or they also offer specials on Sundays for football), check out it out here!
As for their prices, all of their appetizers, soups/salads and sandwiches are under $10 and options include: smoked chicken wings, crustini bread bruschetta, smoked steak and cheese, cubano, Cally’s burger, fish and chips, among other choices for lunch and dinner.
As for dinner entrées, they offer filet mignon, chicken palliard, barbeque ribs, among other dinner options and the prices are definitely very reasonable, as all of their choices are under $20. As for their brunch menu, they offer the traditional brunch choices such as French toast, scramblers, sausage biscuits, sandwich choices, among other options and not one dish is over $10.
This is definitely one of the better-known restaurants in the Harrisonburg, VA area, but I suspect most of the clientele consists of Harrisonburg and surrounding county residents, not local college students.
According to a Harrisonburg resident, “Good place to stop in middle of downtown Harrisonburg. Brunch on Sundays good deal. Best beer in area. Pleasant atmosphere where you can talk. Good specials each day.”
If you would like to read more reviews of Cally’s, check out this site!
Overall, I think this would be a great restaurant to have maybe a large family gathering for a birthday or other celebration because of their eclectic menu and inviting atmosphere. Also, I think this would be a great place to grab a beer with your friends on football Sunday, especially since they offer lagers and ales not found in most restaurants!
Continue to check out my blog for new updates and the soundslides that I have been saying will be up soon will definitely be up in the next couple of days! So, be sure to check it out every day!