Williamsburg Restaurants

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    Baker's Crust: Fast service breakfast

    by blueskyjohn Written Apr 2, 2015

    During the week this is a lunch and casual dining location. However they also serve breakfast on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I stopped in on a Sunday morning for breakfast. The wait staff is very friendly and the service is fast. I ordered the the Mediterranean Omelet which is Goat cheese, oven-roasted tomatoes, fresh spinach and basil. It was very good and filling.

    This is a chain restaurant in Virginia with other locations in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Richmond (2).

    Hours for the one in Williamsburg:

    Monday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
    Tuesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
    Wednesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
    Thursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
    Friday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Saturday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Sunday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

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    Aromas Coffeehouse Bakeshop and Cafe: Great dessert and entertainment

    by blueskyjohn Written Mar 28, 2015

    I happened across Aromas by chance and it was just what I was looking for. I felt like some dessert after dinner and was walking around Colonial section of Williamsburg. It was rather late, around 9:30pm and most everything is closed at that time. Happily I found Aromas.

    This is a bakery and coffeehouse that also has some breakfast and lunch menu items. Another benefit here was some entertainment, a gentleman playing acoustic guitar and he was very good. Gave the place a great atmosphere. In the glass counter I spotted a a big chocolate cake. Perfect! Grabbed a slice and relax while listening to the music.

    I really enjoyed this coffeehouse. I will definitely be back for the entertainment and try it for lunch.

    Hours:

    Monday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Tuesday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Wednesday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Thursday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Friday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
    Saturday 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
    Sunday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

    Favorite Dish: Chocolate cake and entertainment!

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    Bangkok Garden: Not as authentic as claimed

    by blueskyjohn Written Mar 28, 2015

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    I eat a lot of Thai food so I was excited to find a restaurant in Williamsburg claiming to have authentic Thai food. It did not take too long to get seated. The place is nicely decorated in a Thai theme. They do have an extensive menu with plenty of options. I ordered the Pad Prik Khing with Chicken, green beans and red bell peppers. This is typically a spicy dish. Every Thai restaurant has their own scaling system so I told the waiter not too spicy since it was my first time here.

    The dish that came out looked great and the portion was very big. Unfortunately, the food was so spicy it was inedible! I complained to the waiter and all he said was next time order no spice and I could add spicy sauce as needed. I had to order another meal...and had to pay for both! I was so hungry that I went ahead and tried something a little safer. I ordered the Pad See Eww. The flavor was ok but far from authentic. They used Pad Thai noodles in place of the tradition large flat noodle. I would not return again because of the customer service.

    Hours:

    Monday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Tuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Wednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Thursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Friday 12:00 – 10:30 pm
    Saturday 12:00 – 10:30 pm
    Sunday 12:00 – 9:00 pm

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    Duck Donuts: Unique Donuts

    by blueskyjohn Written Mar 24, 2015

    This is a small chain Donut shop with most of the locations in Virginia. What is unique about these donuts is that they are hand dipped in your choice of coatings and toppings. They start with a plain donut and you can select a coating of Cinnamon Sugar, Powdered Sugar, Glazed Vanilla Icing, Chocolate Icing, Lemon Icing, Peanut Butter Icing, Maple Icing or Strawberry Icing. The toppings include Shredded Coconut, Chocolate Sprinkles, Rainbow Sprinkles, Chopped Peanuts or Bacon.

    I got 6 donuts for some friends and chose two chocolate, two maple and two glazed vanilla. All were very good. Will definitely stop in again.

    Hours:

    Monday 6:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Tuesday 6:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Wednesday 6:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Thursday 6:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Friday 6:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday 6:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Sunday 6:00 am – 3:00 pm

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    Second St. American Bistro: Best dinner in Williamsburg

    by blueskyjohn Written Mar 24, 2015

    This was the best meal I had during my visit to Williamsburg. The restaurant is very popular and unfortunately they do not take reservations other than 30 minutes in advance of your arrival. This is only to place your name on a wait list. I arrived fairly early and was told it would be a 30 minute wait. However there was a seat open at the bar where a full menu is available.

    A number of items caught my attention. I started with the Sesame Seared Tuna which is flash seared rare Sashimi grade Ahi Tuna with a sesame crust and pickled Ginger Slaw. This was very good. I could have eaten two orders.

    For the main course I went completely different and ordered the Italian Sausage Flat bread Pizza which has House Made Italian Sausage,Tomato and Basil Infused Ricotta/Giardinera. Again this was an excellent choice. I highly recommend these two dishes. I did take photos of these dishes but for some reason they did not come out.

    Hours:

    Monday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
    Tuesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
    Wednesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
    Thursday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
    Friday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
    Saturday 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
    Sunday 11:30 am – 11:00 pm

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    Food For Thought: Great sweet potato fries!

    by blueskyjohn Written Mar 24, 2015

    This is a very popular lunch location with local business people but still has a mix of some tourist. The reason is that this restaurant is outside the historic district. With plenty of restaurants there, tourist tend to stay in the historic district.

    The restaurant is decorated in patriotic colors and themes. As I was told by my waitress, they specialize in comfort food. To me that's ice cream. But what she meant was more savory like their meatloaf. I, however, ordered the Cilantro Lime Chicken which is marinated overnight, charbroiled and drizzled with a cilantro lime glaze. You get two side to choose from a list of about 8 items. I had the fresh sauteed spinach and sweet potato fries. The sides were great and so was the cilantro lime glaze but they only give one piece of chicken. I did feel a bit hungry afterward. Not really enough if you spend the day walking around the sites of Colonial Williamsburg.

    Hours:

    Monday 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
    Tuesday 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
    Wednesday 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
    Thursday 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
    Friday 8:00 – 11:00 am, 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
    Saturday 8:00 – 11:00 am, 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
    Sunday 8:00 – 11:00 am, 11:30 am – 9:00 pm

    Favorite Dish: I would return for those sweet potato fries. As you can see in the photo, they are really super large slices of a sweet potato and then lightly fried with some sea salt. Excellent!

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    Christiana Campbell's Tavern: Washington's Favorite

    by grandmaR Updated Mar 16, 2014

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    We ate here in 1963, but I do not remember what we had.

    Menu items feature crab, shrimp, fish, and scallops and other more unusual dishes that come straight from colonial cookbooks. It is reported to have been a favorite place for Washington to have seafood.

    Mrs. Campbell’s Tavern is decorated with pewter candlesticks, brass sconces, and framed prints and has reproduction furniture (so you can sit on it).

    Reopening April 1, 2014.

    No ramp or elevator available; no accessible restrooms; ten entrance steps with railing; wide doorways, spacious rooms; restrooms in basement down several steep steps

    Coming down tavern steps at dusk 1962
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    Raleigh Tavern: Bakery and Meeting Place

    by grandmaR Updated Mar 16, 2014

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    Raleigh Tavern was first established in 1717 and named for Sir Walter Raleigh, In 1771, the Burgesses met in the Apollo Room after the Royal Governor disbanded the legislature. Phi Beta Kappa was founded here in 1776. The original building was destroyed by fire in 1859 as so many buildings were. The rebuilt Raleigh Tavern dedicated in 1932. It was the first building to be opened as part of Colonial Williamsburg and is not used as a restaurant or inn, but is a museum.

    Painted in gilt above the mantel of the Raleigh Tavern's Apollo Room is the motto "Hilaritas Sapientiae et Bonae Vitae Proles." It may be translated "Jollity, the offspring of wisdom and good living." A lead statue of Walter Raleigh was above the entrance door.

    Favorite Dish: This is a museum and not a real restaurant

    Ordinary Room
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    Baskin-Robbins: Ice Cream~

    by Yaqui Updated Aug 5, 2012

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    We immediately searched out a nice cool place and what better spot is a ice cream shop. We were able to cool off, relax, and enjoy some delightful ice cream. They have a restroom in here too.

    Lots of variety of ice creams, milk shakes, malts, sundaes and frozen yogurt.

    Daily 10AM-10PM.

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    Huzzah! BBQ Grille: Good Food & Cheer

    by Yaqui Updated Jul 25, 2012

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    This is a wonderful little restaurant and with some really good food. I was happy to find it right outside getting back from walking so much I was really tired and hungry. I asked the folks inside the visitor center where I could find a nice sit down place close by. They were so happy to point me to this place, which was right outside to the left down the walkway from the center. Yay, it was appreciated to have it right close by.

    Hours of
    Operation:
    Mon.:5–9:30 p.m.
    Tues.:Closed
    Wed.:5–9:30 p.m.
    Thurs.:5–9:30 p.m.
    Fri.: 5–9:30 p.m.
    Sat.: 5–9:30 p.m.
    Sun.: Closed

    Favorite Dish: Had a very nice garden salad and hamburger. Very good eating indeed!

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    Applebees: you can't go wrong

    by davecallahan Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Applebees, as usual, has it all: comfortable place to eat (casual dress); good service; great menu choices; good food.

    It doesn't matter if you are a beef eater, a weight watcher, a salad picker, a rib tickler or a kid.
    Applebees has something on the menu for you. Hearty American foods, Mexican selections, Chinese wraps... you name it, they got it.
    The price is a bit higher than average but the portions are large and the food tastes great.

    We have been at these restaurants all over the east coast and have not found a bad one yet.

    Favorite Dish: Crispy Orange and Chicken Bowl.... just as is, no added dressing

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    415 Grill: A delicious surprise

    by spartan Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This restaurant features steaks, chops, seafood, and a full service club style bar with specialty drinks and martinis. For lunch one can enjoy a great selection of salads, sandwiches or the famous Pasta Bar (served Monday-Friday).

    Favorite Dish: I had a large Grilled Shrimp Salad (large grilled shrimp, Maytag Bleu cheese, cayenne toasted pecans, apple slices with a balsamic vinaigrette)...very delicious!!!

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    Kings Arms Tavern: Kings Arms Tavern

    by upesnlwc Updated Oct 2, 2010

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    This is again, a colonial tavern where waiters and waitresses are dressed in period clothing and balladeers play music while you enjoy the food and atmosphere.

    Favorite Dish: This colonial tavern catered to Virginia's gentry and the politically influential before, during and after the Revolution. Dine on 18th-century delicacies such as Oyster-Stuffed Filet Mignon, Roast Prime Rib of Beef, Cavalier's Lamb, and traditional King's Arms favorites Peanut Soup and Game Pie.

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    The Cheese Shop: The Cheese Shop

    by upesnlwc Updated Oct 2, 2010

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    With a great assortment of cheeses, meats, and breads, along with an extensive wine cellar and beer selection, the Cheese Shop of Williamsburg is my number pick for Lunch.

    Favorite Dish: Bread ends and House Dressing. You can also get a sandwitch, but for a quick cheap meal, you can't beat this. The bread ends are $0.75, and the dressing is $1.59. This will feed two people!!!

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    The Trellis: The Trellis

    by upesnlwc Updated Oct 2, 2010

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    Favorite Dish: If you like Chocolate, then be prepared to be amazed. Death by Chocolate is a 7 layer fudge cake that will make your teeth rot right before your eyes...I LOVE IT!!!! The menu is contemporary American style food. Very very good service as well as killer wine list.
    Two thumbs up!!

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