Welcome to the Little Grill

The Little Grill has been a restaurant in Harrisonburg, Va’s North End since the 1940s, and a worker owned collective since June of 2003. We offer a wide variety of delicious and healthy home cooked meals with vegan, vegetarian, and meat options. We are open six days a week, serving breakfast from 7am-11am Tuesday-Friday with dinner specials starting at 5pm. Saturday we feature breakfast from 7am-12pm and serve lunch until 3pm. Our Sunday Brunch means you can join us at any point between 9am and 2pm and order breakfast all day!

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Pumpkin Pancakes for October

Delicious and VEGAN. These cakes are made with real pumpkin and spiced wonderfully with clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Seems like it must be fall!

September Calendar

Hearty Oat & Walnut Pancakes for September

A favorite of our staff! These cakes are made with whole wheat, oats, honey, and walnuts. This month we also have local blackberry syrup that pairs beautifully with these cakes. Come on in this month and try them out!

August Calendar and CLOSED for Maintenance Week

Dear Customers,
This August we will have our annual Maintenance week. We take this time once a year to work on our little restaurant. This year we are tackling many large projects (deep cleaning, construction, painting, etc.) and while we are sorry to have to close, we’re very excited to show you the results of our hard work the following week.

Thank you so much for your understanding and we hope to see you soon!

Special Hours for the 4th!

Thanks for understanding! We’ll see ya’ll bright and early Friday morning at 7am!

The Little Grill July Calendar

Peach Pancakes for July!

LOCAL Strawberry Pancakes for June!

Hand picked by members of our staff at Troyer Nursery (Waynesboro, VA)

In celebration of our 10 Anniversary we’d love for you to know a bit more about us!

For even more information, visit us on our website or wikipedia page:


In order to make room for our new exciting menu additions, we are unfortunately going to say goodbye to our Greek Pasta and Pasta Primavera. They will remain on the menu this week, but as of next week will appear only occasionally as specials. Come get them while you can through Saturday!

Closing Early Saturday, June 1st!

We are quickly approaching the Little Grill’s 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY as a collective!! It’s SUPER exciting that we’ve made it this far!

Due to celebrations…we’ll have special hours this Saturday. Breakfast will be served from 7am-1pm and then we will CLOSE at 1pm
so we have a chance to connect and boogie with many previous owners of the collective that will be in town!

Please stay tuned, as we will soon be announcing next week’s Customer Appreciation Day, so we can thank YOU for helping us get this far.

The Little Grill May Calendar

Orange Flaxjack Pancakes for May!

A delight for your tastebuds! This month we combine our famous Flaxjack recipe with our orange juice to make one tasty VEGAN cake!

The Little Grill April Calendar

Coconut Pancakes for April!

The Little Grill March Calendar

Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes for March

The flavors of a fine bakery grace our Little Grill. This month enjoy our Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes, made with our buttermilk pancake batter, real lemon zest, lemon juice, and poppyseeds.
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Double Chocolate Pancakes for February

Made with cocoa batter & chocolate chips these cakes are made in the spirit of love.
“All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!””
Lucy Van Pelt ( in Peanuts, -Charles M. Schulz)

The Little Grill January Calendar

Peanut Butter Pancakes for January

The right way to start the day! These cakes are made with organic peanut butter! Light and fluffy, they taste great with bananas, chocolate chips, jam, or just on their own!

Shift Change!

Join us next Sunday at Court Square Theater for 2 FREE showings of Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work! Come support all the local area co-ops and learn a thing or two about this crazy cooperative business model.

The Little Grill December Calendar

Orange Cranberry Pancakes for December
A very festive pancake! Light, fluffy, & just slightly tart, we take orange juice and mix in our very own homemade cranberry compote to make this cake scrumptious! Try adding walnuts for flavorful crunch!

The Little Grill November Calendar

Spiced Chai PANCAKES for November!

Imagine the flavor of your favorite chai beverage and then make it fluffy and edible! Here’s something unique and perfect to spice up this chilly month. Our Chai pancakes are made from our famous buttermilk batter, then we add ginger, cinnamon, cloves and more to make these cakes just delicious!

The Little Grill October Calendar

Pumpkin Pancakes for October!

Delicious and VEGAN! These cakes are spiced wonderfully with clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

Local Foods Week

This month, thanks to Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, Harrisonburg is jumping into the festivities to celebrate local and healthy foods! Food Day happens on October 24th and is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Several downtown businesses are getting involved, and we are excited to be one of them!
For us here at the Grill, this means a week of delicious, locally, and seasonally focused lunch specials.

Two Local Lunch Specials
Tuesday, October 23rd – Saturday the 27th from 11am-4pm:
Chipotle Sweet Potato Burrito with Roasted Garlic Salsa & Chips
Gingered Tofu & Kale w/ Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Homemade Applesauce

Three-Course Harvest Dinner
Wednesday October 24th from 5:00-9:00pm

Celebrate the harvest and sample the tastes of Fall with a three-course dinner featuring local farmers & producers and thanking them for a great season.

Local Beer OR Ryan’s Orchard Cider

Butternut squash soup

Sweet Potato Burrito w/ Garlic Salsa & Chips
Gingered Tofu & Kale w/ Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Homemade Applesauce

Blackberry Crisp
Apple Dumplings

For more information on our LOCAL Food Day events visit the HDR webpage.
For more information on Food Day and what’s going on throughout the country, visit the Food Day website.

We Want YOU!

…to give us some feedback!!
There are many things coming up for us here at the Little Grill, and we want to be sure to take your opinions into consideration! If you could take a few moments and fill out our survey we would greatly appreciate it!

Click here for the survey!
…you know you want to…

Participate in the survey before Tuesday, October 23rd and be entered in our raffle!!
We are raffleing off a pair of tickets to The Fairfield Center’s Annual Harvest Celebration! A $125 value!

We just love supporting the Fairfield Center and all the things they do for our community. For more information on the services they provide visit The Fairfield Center’s Website. The party is an annual fundraiser that includes a live auction, live music, a full buffet, and an open bar with local beer and Cross Keys wines! It’s a celebration you really want to attend!

The Little Grill September Calendar

Hearty Oat and Walnut Pancakes for September

A favorite of our staff! These cakes are made with whole wheat, oats, honey, and walnuts.

Homemade Blackberry Syrup Hits the Grill this Month!

Local Blackberry Syrup made right here at the Little Grill! Our blackberries come to us from Edgewood Farms in Singers Glen. Order a side of it with your pancakes for $2. Sure makes a difference on those pancakes and highly recommended with our pancake of the month! We hope you enjoy!
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Ginger Pear Pancakes for August

One irresistable flavor combination! This month we use our own buttermilk batter and mix in candied ginger and juicy organic pears. YUM!

The Little Grill will be closed August 13th-17th for our Annual Maintenance Week

Fourth of July Hours

The Little Grill will be open from 7am to 2pm on July 4th serving breakfast and lunch. We will be closed that evening in celebration of Independence Day! Harrisonburg, we’ll see you at the fireworks downtown!

The Little Grill July Calendar

CLOSED July 31st!

We will be closed on July 31st for our annual workers retreat where we like to give ourselves a chance to have some time to connect and enjoy each others’ company outside the workplace. We promise to be rejuvenated and enthusiastic upon our return on Wednesday. Thanks for understanding!

Peach Pancakes for July

Enjoy the sweet temptation of summer with our peach pancakes, made with organic peaches!

The Little Grill June Calendar

Strawberry Pancakes for June

Taste the flavor of summer! Made with organic yogurt and locally grown strawberries from Middle River Farm that were hand picked by the Little Grill!

Special Thursday Night Show June 14th
Paul Curreri
9pm $8 advance, $10 day of show


The New Yorker calls this renowned guitarist, songster & spirited live performer “exquisite… He brings a renewed eloquence to the medium.” Curreri initially started garnering attention for his uniquely personal (and mind-blowing) acoustic guitar prowess — part Delta, part jazz, as deeply rooted as it was spontaneous. His ever-evolving style has currently landed rather fiercely on his electric 8th album, The Big Shitty. If that title puts you off, fear not, as you’ll find Curreri to be quite a charming fellow, and a rather hysterical performer. Add a rare 5-STAR review in MOJO, that guitar legend Kelly Joe Phelps produced one of his records, and Time Out London’s referring to Curreri as: “Unruly, poetic, and seductively badass,” and you start to get the idea.

The Little Grill May Calendar

The Little Grill April Calendar

Tony Furtado Show! Thursday, April 26, 8pm at the Little Grill!

A very special Thursday evening show! Tony Furtado comes to us at the Grill. A championship banjo player, Tony has also been described as an “acoustic bluesman, slide guitarist, banjo wizard songwriter with an emotionally riveting voice” Its one of those special evenings at the Grill where we’re rollin out many of our tables and setting the scene for an evening of exceptional music, all the way from Portland, Oregon! We’ll be selling tickets in advance for the show $10 in advance $12 at the door. Tickets go on sale April 10th. Get your tickets early there’s a good potential we’ll sell out!

Orange Flaxjack Pancakes for April

A delight for your tastebuds! We combine our famous flaxjack recipe with our delicious orange juice…to create a truly tasty pancake!!

April Newsletter is HERE!!

April calendar, Music Events, Tony Furtado, Orange Flaxjack Pancakes, Northend Greenway, Best of the Valley, and a New Grill baby!

Wednesday Nights at the Grill

Chef Specials, Bingo update, Kid’s Menu deals, and Old Time Music

As many of you know our focus on Wednesday Evenings is to provide a unique Chef Special by one of our exceptional cooks. Every week you’ll find something exciting here be it Chipotle Lime Tempeh Tacos, Mediterranean wraps, Greek Vegetable Pie, Curried Peanut Soup, Local Ratatoille, or on the first Wednesday of the month you can order our All You Can Eat – Indian Night!

In the past year we have also been featuring Bingo here every Wednesday. These next couple months we are going to try something new though, and offer Bingo only if a group approaches us with the desire to sponsor and host a Bingo night. If you are interested in the possibility of having your very own “Bingo Night” here at the Grill please visit our webpage for more information: http://littlegrillcollective.com/events/bingo

The last Wednesday of the month has become known as Kids Night where we offer 1/2 off our kids menu. Now we’re happy to offer
1/2 off our kids menu EVERY WEDNESDAY!!
That’s right parents! No need to try to keep track of which Wednesday to visit the Grill anymore. Come on down and bring the family ANY Wednesday and get yourselves a stellar deal!

We’re working on bringing back some Old Time music in our Wednesday routine as well. As we fortify our plans with the Old Time musicians, you may hear/see them soon. If a definitive schedule arises we’ll be sure to let you know. In the meantime, we’re excited for the resurrgence of this fun loving, local music and our future with it!

Congratulations to Erik Sutt! Winner of our Ketch and Critter Raffle!

Erik and Sarah are the lucky winners of the last pair of tickets to Ketch and Critter, and get to attend this sold out show this coming Saturday afternoon. They’re both big fans of Old Crow and as Erik puts it “Sarah is an Old Crow FREAK”, so they’re sure to have a good time this weekend. Thanks to all who participated in the raffle. Keep an eye on our events calendar for more opportunities for awesome music acts in the future.

Jan.14th SOLD OUT
Ketch and Critter
a benefit concert for the OCP

January Little Grill Newsletter is Here!

Brand New Little Grill iPhone App Available for Free Download!

Little Grill is riding the wave of the future with our brand new iPhone App! The App allows you to view breakfast and dinner menus, see restaurant pictures, our blog, and even take a short quiz! It makes life quite convenient for those interested in take out. We were fortunate enough to be featured in an article in the Daily News Record on Tuesday.

Check out the full article here:

Interested in downloading the App?
Here’s the spot for you!

Harrisonburg Bus Transit Comes our way!

Harrisonburg introduced the “Transfer Hub” just this year. Little did they know how they’d be helping the community get a little bit more of the Little Grill! Routes 1-5 now make a stop in the Rose’s Shopping Center, directly across from our restaurant. Students traveling from JMU can take buses 2 or 3 from Godwin and come on down for some delicious pancakes, mexi night, etc.

Check out the Harrisonburg bus schedule and plan your next meal out!

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Happy 8th Birthday to the Little Grill Collective!

Well June always happens to be a time of celebration for us at the Little Grill. The reason? Well who wouldn’t want to celebrate? The weather is beautiful, schools out for the summer, and the great outdoors are calling all our names! But the real reason we turn to celebration this time of year is because it’s The Little Grill Collective’s BIRTHDAY! In 2003 the collective began and we at the Grill dubbed ourselves “worker-owned”.
Thank you everyone out there for all your support for these 8 lovely years, and the hopefully many years to come!

New Little Grill Unicycle T-shirts!

Our brand new T’s are organic cotton and offered in men’s and women’s cuts! This sweet design that captures the Little Grill essence is by the one and only local artist Jon Gehman! Contact him at his email address jon.redbarn@gmail.com, if you are interested in his talents!

Little Grill Postcards Available!

The Little Grill Gets Down with Blogging!

Want to know what it’s like to run a restaurant with 10 other people? There’s so much going on behind the scenes, you won’t believe it! But now we want you to get a taste for what our life as a collective is like. Please visit The Little Grill Blog and learn more about our every day happenings!

Local Blogs that have featured the LGC!

See what the locals have to say about the Little Grill!

Dish Dogs new Album is out!

The Dish Dogs featuring 4 hard working little grillians have just made there first CD and you can own it! Click here to buy the album on the web or stop by the grill and pick one up.
The Dish Dogs: The Dish Dogs

Slingshot Organizers are here!

In the coming of the new year, we know everyone will be on the look out for their new daily planner! Well lucky for you we have the 2011 Slingshot Organizers in stock! Chock full of information, yet leaving plenty of space for all your planning needs, these planners make excellent gifts! We enjoy selling them every year because it helps us to support a fellow collective!
Find out more about this collective and all they do on their website!

Stop by today and grab the color you want before someone else does!

All You Can Eat Indian Night is BACK!

Mark your calendars! Indian night will be a staple the first Wednesday of every month! Come and see us and find out what the hype is all about! Next chance for Indian: Wednesday, March 2nd!

Brand new Blue Monkey T-shirts are HERE!

Inspired by our very own Blue Monkey Pancakes, these T’s are great for the youngin’s and adults alike!

Don’t forget: We’re on Facebook!

Facebook Login

Joining our facebook group will allow you to receive monthly newsletters, invitations to events, and of course keep you updated on current happenings in our restaurant! Just click the link above to go to our page and join to become one of the privileged “in the know”!

Little Grill voted Best Breakfast and Best Vegetarian Restaurant in the Valley!

Thanks once again dear customers for voting for us! We are truly honored to be given this vote of appreciation. We love what we do here and are happy that you all seem to enjoy it too. We’ll keep on truckin and hope you’ll keep on stoppin by to see us. Peace, Love, and Pancakes Always!


Brand new batch of our recycled t-shirts have just come in
What are recycled t-shirts, you say? Well, glad you asked! We go to thrift stores to find blank gently used t-shirts in all sizes and colors. Then we get them printed with our design at Laughing Dog, our local printing company. This is how we can offer you wonderful LGC t-shirts for not too much mula while also trying to do our part in saving resources for our planet! yay! The sooner you come in the better as the selection is most plentiful right NOW!

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That’s right everyone! The LGC is on Twitter!
We’ll be tweeting lunch specials, upcoming events, and other exciting news with what’s going on at the Grill.
Find us HERE: http://twitter.com/TheLittleGrill


Announcing BINGO night every Wednesday at the Little Grill!
Come out to the grill for the debut of BINGO on September 2nd at 7:30-9 and be a part of the start of a new era! Every Wednesday this month, and thereafter we will offer you an exciting evening for FREE hosted by Chris Howdyshell. There will be fun! There will be food and drinks! And of course…there will be PRIZES!!

Check out our new BINGO page for all the details!


We’ve got MUGS!
We have brand new mugs for sale that have our logo on them!

If you’re interested in what’s going on this month here at the grill, just click on any of our upcoming events on our calendar below!
Also visit our Entertainment Page to see which music acts are headed our way!