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Our story

O'Neill's Grill is a locally-owned restaurant in Harrisonburg, Virginia. We've been passionate about being a place where our community can gather for homemade eats and cold drinks for more than 15 years.

We proudly serve fresh (never frozen) meals with local ingredients. Most people in town know us for our famous Cookie Skillet, but we serve up a lot more than dessert!


We smoke our BBQ in house, age and hand cut our steaks, grill burgers bursting with flavor (especially the 'Burg's Original 50/50 Bacon Burger), and toss our famous chicken Thumbs & Toes in homemade sauces. Don't eat meat? We've got you covered with gluten-free salads and more! And if you belly up to the bar, you'll see 26 beers on tap, wines and cocktails – many of them local.


We've got more than delicious food. We've got heart. We gladly support our community with fundraisers, donations, and complimentary catering. We sponsor JMUSports, Harrisonburg sports teams, and other organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters and Project Healing Waters. Our owners are enthusiastic about helping and serving our community. When you dine in, you're likely to see Tim or Mo catching up with guests.


Besides our diverse menu choices, guests have their choice of 40+ TVs with all the best in sports programming (including JMU games), but don't label us as a sports bar. O'Neill's Grill is a place to watch the game with your buds, eat dinner out with the family on Monday for Kid's Night, or catch up with a friend after work. 


When you dine at our restaurant, we hope you enjoy great food, good times, and better laughs. As always, we're glad you're here.

A view of O'Neill's Gril from the street

We love our purple roof

Tim and Monica O'Neill

Tim and Mo

The O'Neill's Team


Almost everything we cook is made from scratch!

  • Serve local chicken (working on local bread, veggies & beef)

  • Age our own steaks over 28 days until they're perfect

  • Shave NY strip loins for our Steak & Cheese sandwich

  • Smoke our BBQ in house daily

  • Make Cookie Skillet dough fresh every morning

We're energy efficient and environmentally friendly

  • Energy-star rated kitchen equipment

  • Smart fryers extend fry oil and use less energy

  • Save 80,000 gallons of fresh & waste water a year

  • LED lighting saves energy

  • Installing new energy efficient HVAC in our bar, bathrooms kitchen & office

  • Recycle fryer grease

We fundraise for local organizations every Wednesday

We are a sponsor of Big Brothers Big Sisters in Harrisonburg

Country singer Lee Brice and his crew came in for lunch in 2015 and took photos with Tim and Mo 

O'Neill's Grill won BEST DEALS IN THE 'BURG in 2018!

We proudly support our military, veterans & fallen soldiers

  • Feed the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing group annually

  • Donate to Virginia Wounded Warriors each Veterans Day

  • Partner with Honor Beer to support families of fallen soldiers

  • Donate to K9 for Warriors

We cheer on the JMU Dukes and feed and hire them, too!

  • Host JMU Football & Basketball's Fan & Press Lunch weekly

  • Hire student athletes 

  • Host championship watch parties

  • Coaches & their families dine in often

  • Feed the Duke Club's golf outing and donate meals

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