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.
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.
Fri.: 5–9:30 p.m.
Sat.: 5–9:30 p.m.
Favorite Dish: Had a very nice garden salad and hamburger. Very good eating indeed!
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
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!!!
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.
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!!!
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!!
Another colonial tavern, so be prepared for waiters and waitresses in costume, and strolling balladeers.
This tavern has the most "Child Friendly" menu if all of the taverns...So if you have cildren that are a little picky about food, this tavern is for you.
Favorite Dish: Dishes served at Shield's Tavern are inspired by recipes in classic 18th and early 19th-century cookbooks. The menu and daily specials reflect seasonal changes, incorporating the freshest ingredients available from the Chesapeake Bay, nearby rivers and local farms throughout Virginia's tidewater area
This is a Colonial Tavern in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg, and was George Washington's favorite. The waiters and Waitresses are dressed in period clothing, and strolling balladeers play music while you enjoy the food.
Favorite Dish: Campbell's specializes in seafood. Grilled seafood dishes are balanced with regional favorites such as Clam Chowder, Crab Cakes, and Muddle - a tomato-based stew of shrimp, scallops and fish fillets. Chicken Imperial and Filet Mignon are also offered. The entrees are complemented by long-time tavern favorites: Campbell's Cabbage Slaw, Spoon Bread, and Sweet Potato Muffins
Kind of a dive, but has been serving up delicious Hot Hollys (french bread, turkey, roast beef, bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and mayo) and hand battered Onion Rings since before I was born.
The ads you'll see for this place in brochures and things make it look like a "tavern", as in a place that has all different kinds of food and drinks and is maybe kind of cozy inside. When you actually get there though you'll see that it's really just a pizza shop with a counter and a few tables. To be fair, they do have table service and serve subs and a few other items besides pizza, but it's definitely not a tavern by any means. To top it all off, the pizza here isn't even that good. Just keep this stuff in mind if you're planning to eat here!
This place was far and away the best place we ate in Williamsburg. It's locally owned and the food is great (I'm really picky), very fresh and well prepared. The wine list is great, too, and they have a children's menu, so no worries there. The staff and service were fantastic as well. Another bonus: for a place serving cuisine on the upscale side the prices here are really reasonable. This restaurant has won a number of awards in recent years and they deserve all of them. If you're in Williamsburg you really should try to eat here if you can. Highly recommended! Tip: If you're planning ahead you might want to make a reservation. It gets really busy at night.
Favorite Dish: The seafood dishes all seemed to be excellent; produce was great. Creme bruleé was amazing. Order the local Williamsburg wine. It's really good.
Historic building, part of Colonial Williamsburg with costumed help and entertainers. Feels very much like an English Pub, menu posted on a chalkboard, order what you want, pay, take a table, and when your food is ready someone brings it to your table. In addition to salads, soups, and sandwiches there are a large selection of baked goods.
When we were having lunch it appeared that members of the musuem staff were picking up quick lunches during their work break.
Favorite Dish: Sticking with my love of southern biscuits, this time warmed with a hunk of cheddar cheese. The garden greens with grilled chicken served with toasted peanuts was also great.
Dinner in the main restaurant is a spurgle event. We went for it beginning with mixed salads followed by pan roasted shirmp for me and beef tenderloin for my husband. I finished the meal with the "Diamonds & Ice" dessert while my husband opted for the pastry of the day, a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake with a side of chocolate sorbet.
I think you could enjoy the outside area during the day for less $$$ . The hours of 3 until 5 are listed for desserts/drinks so that might be the time for just the "Death By Chocolate" as a special mid afternoon treat.
Favorite Dish: Oh I think I need revisit Williamsburg and eat here again before deciding. Perhaps finding a couple friends to help me polish off a "Death By Chocolate"
Perfect place to sit, rest your feet, and give yourself a few minutes to regroup while making the most of your day. Many of the lunch items are named after famous colonists-- i.e. I had the Thomas Jefferson (ham & biscuits, chutney, pickle) while my husband selected the Martha Washington (fresh fruit plate with pound cake).
Favorite Dish: Good old American BISCUITS What can I say, where ever you are in Virginia you can not go wrong ordering them -- there must be something special about the flour. Even the best biscuits in New England do not seem as fluffy and rich.