Hanks at the Dayton Market

It all began with a big dream – and a single match.

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Hanks at the Dayton Market

In 1988 Hank’s opened a tiny walk-up barbecue shack on a small side street North of downtown Harrisonburg. Every morning at 6:00 am Hank would throw a single match on a pile of charcoal and hickory. He would only sell three items: pork BBQ, beef BBQ and BBQ chicken, and concentrated on doing these three perfectly. As word grew, so did his business.

Now, Hank’s has two locations and a growing catering business. Hank’s at Dayton offers the same “REAL DEAL” barbecue that it has always offered. By “REAL DEAL” we mean true, authentic barbecue-our fuel is wood and only wood-no electric, no gas, just pure hardwood. Because of this, Hank’s has consistently been voted Best Barbecue in the Valley by Virginia Living Magazine and The Daily News Record. But not only do we offer the best barbecue in the valley, we also offer freshly made sandwiches and salads, homemade soups, and made from scratch bread.

Come visit us for lunch or dinner or grab something to go.

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