JMU Events

In celebration of James Madison University and its students, we at the Local Chop and Grill House will be offering unique seasonal menus for these special events. Reservations made in advance are highly recommended.

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JMU December 2018 graduation

Thank you for joining us for Winter Graduation! For Spring Graduation reservations, please call promptly at noon on January 8th. Reservations made before that time will not be accepted.

JMU Family weekend 2018

Thank you for joining us for JMU Family Weekend! We look forward to hosting you again next year.


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JMU May 2019 graduation

We will begin taking reservations for JMU May Graduation (May 3rd and 4th) on January 8th, 2019. Reservations will be accepted by phone only, at (540) 801-0505. Phone lines will open promptly at noon, and please be aware that the restaurant is usually fully booked within hours.


Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions

All reservations will require a credit card and email on file in order to be valid.

Cancellations must be made one week prior to reservation date to avoid a fee of $25 per guest.

Changes to the number of guests in a party must be made one week prior to reservation date in order to be considered. We cannot guarantee our ability to change dates, times or number of guests.

For information about your graduate's ceremony, please ask your student or visit the JMU Commencement web page. We do not have this information.