The Joshua Wilton House has attempted to shatter expectations since 1988 by elevating the hospitality standard in the Valley. For this reason, we are fortunate enough to have a long history of talented chefs, knowledgeable waitstaff, and brilliant bartenders. During those decades worth of experience and service, we have been humbled to receive many accolades. We appreciate all of the continued support, and always strive to make your time with us as memorable as possible. Please scroll through the accolades below to see some of our proudest accomplishments.


Wine Spectator: Award of Excellence

Our second year winning Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence!

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Virginia Living Magazine’s Best of 2019

VA Living Magazine asked, and you all answered! Thank you for everyone that voted for us and support our efforts and passions. We are honored to receive:

1st - Best Dessert

1st - Best Seafood

1st - Best Bed & Brekfast

2nd - Best Outdoor Dining

2nd - Best Brunch


Top Chef Harrisonburg 2019

Executive Chef Tom French has won Top Chef Harrisonburg - 2019 with a stunning seafood risotto: crab meat, crawfish, mussels and chorizo, topped with lobster cream.

This fantastic event hosted by Bluestone Vineyards supports Blue Ridge CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) a non-profit organization serving our area’s most severely abused, abandoned and neglected children through the recruitment, training, and supervision of community volunteers who advocate for their best interests.


Open Table Diner’s Choice 2019

Based on thousands of reviews collected across VA from Open Table diners, we were ranked in top ten restaurants in FIFTEEN categories!

Shenandoah Valley: Best Overall, Best Food, Best Service, Best Ambiance, Best Value, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, and Most Booked.

For all of VA (Top 10 restaurants in VA): Best Overall, Best Food, Best Ambiance, Special Occasion

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Award of Excellence
2,453 winners
These wine lists, which typically offer at least 90 selections, feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. Whether compact or extensive, focused or diverse, these lists deliver sufficient choice to satisfy discerning wine lovers

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Certificate of Excellence: Hall of Fame

Awarded for 5 consecutive years of excellent service to our guests! Here's to another 5 years and more!

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Certificate of Excellence 2018

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First Place: Best Seafood

First Place: Best Bed and Breakfast

Second Place: Best Outdoor Dining

Third Place: Best Brunch

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Open Table Diner's Choice 2018

Best Overall

Best Food

Best Ambiance

Best Value


Special Occasion

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Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Virginia Living Magazine Best of 2017

First Place: Best Bed and Breakfast

Third Place: Best Outdoor Dining

Third Place: Best Seafood

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Certificate of Excellence 2016

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Virginia Living Magazine Best of 2016

First Place: Best Bed and Breakfast