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Dining

Historic Taverns

Christiana Campbell’s Tavern

Christiana Campbell’s Tavern

George Washington was a faithful customer of this establishment known for "Giving Satisfaction to Travelers and Townspeople with a Taste for Seafood." Specialties include the waterman’s supper, lump crab cakes, Gloucester chicken, and Christiana’s seafood platter. Entrees are complemented by traditional tavern offerings. Dinner reservations recommended.

Located at 101 South Waller Street
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
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Reservations:
757-229-2141 or 1-855-756-9516


Chowning’s Tavern

Chowning’s Tavern

Josiah Chowning opened his tavern in 1766 appealing to the "ordinary sort." Chowning’s Tavern today offers a midday fare menu and waiter service for inside tavern dining from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Order at the counter and enjoy sandwiches and savory sides in a casual setting under the grape arbor, with sandwiches starting at $7. In the evening, Chowning’s becomes a true 18th-century rum and alehouse adapted for family enjoyment. Casual attire.

109 East Duke of Gloucester Street
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
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Reservations:
757-229-2141 or 1-855-756-9516


Kings Arms Tavern

King’s Arms Tavern

In 1772, Jane Vobe opened the King's Arms Tavern and it became one of the town's most genteel establishments, catering to Virginia’s colonial elite and most politically influential people. Today, this colonial chophouse serves the finest in the King’s grand tradition by costumed staff. Lunch favorites include peanut soupe, Norfolk pottage pye, and an 18th-century sampler. For dinner, relish generous cuts of prime rib of beef, colonial game pye, and our signature Mrs. Vobe's Tavern Dinner.

416 East Duke of Gloucester Street
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
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Reservations:
757-229-2141 or 1-855-756-9516


Shields Tavern

Shields Tavern

In the early 1740s, James Shields assumed proprietorship of the tavern that his father-in-law had operated several decades earlier. Shields Tavern guests today dine on southern comfort foods inspired by "colonial receipts." You'll find hearty fare such as seafood gumbo and herbed roast chicken to buffalo meatloaf and ale potted beef on the menu. Lighter options include a selection of sandwiches ranging from a Virginia staple – pulled barbecue pork – to entrees such as a grilled vegetable wrap and a catfish "BLT." Shields offers a full bar menu, with specialty drinks such as apple cider rum punch, champagne cocktails and spiced wine.

422 East Duke of Gloucester Street
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
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Reservations:
757-229-2141 or 1-855-756-9516


Modern Dining

Williamsburg Inn

Williamsburg Inn®

The Inn offers the finest regional cuisine in a classic, luxurious ambience. Whether dining in the Regency Room, Rockefeller Room, or the pleasant casual atmosphere of the Terrace Room, you will experience first-class food, beverage, and unparalleled hospitality.

136 East Francis Street
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
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Reservations:
757-229-2141 or 1-855-756-9516


Williamsburg Lodge Restaurant

Williamsburg Lodge Restaurant

Sample regional specialties such as buttermilk-fried oysters, peppercorn-crusted beef tenderloin, and Surry County shrimp and grits with our “Virginia Experience” dinner menu. Lunch is served daily. Enjoy dinner Tuesday – Sunday and Sunday brunch. Dress is casual.


Williamsburg Lodge Lounge

Williamsburg Lodge Lounge

The Lodge Lobby Lounge and Bar is appealing for lively discussion, enjoying a televised sporting event, or quiet reflection by the original 1939 fireplace. Hear live musical entertainment Friday and Saturday nights.

325 West Francis Street
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
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Reservations:
757-229-2141 or 1-855-756-9516


Museum Café

Museum Café

Take time out from your explorations of the Museums of Colonial Williamsburg to enjoy some light fare. The cafeteria menu includes sandwiches, salads, soups, tea, coffee, and wine. Located in the DeWitt Wallace Museum.

325 West Francis Street
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
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Reservations:
757-229-2141 or 1-855-756-9516


Raleigh Tavern Bakery

Raleigh Tavern Bakery

The Raleigh Tavern Bakery serves up delicious goodies and picturesque surroundings. Sample freshly baked treats, soups, and sandwiches and enjoy beverages to warm or refresh.

Located on Duke of Gloucester Street behind the Raleigh Tavern. Indoor and courtyard seating.
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.



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