- otm Nov 13, 2003 12:06 PM
just found that I'll be in Williamsburg VA for most of next week on business...any chowish recommendations?
People love the Trellis and I cannot figure out why. We have eaten there 3 times and have had terrible servers everytime. They seemed to be very non-caring and yet intimated me enough that I left very generous tips each time. (The tip matched the service one would expect from a restaurant like this!)
For an outstanding dining experience, spend your money at the Williamsburg Inn......the service could not be any better and the food is outstanding.
1. Pierce's pit BBQ.
2. A hot Holly sandwich at Paul's Deli on Richmond Rd. near the stadium, beer at the Green Leaf next door.
3. Sandwiches from The Cheese Shop on DoG St.
4. Italian at Sal's in the Food Lion shopping center on Richmond Rd.
Second on Pierce's for BBQ -- dig the slight hint of cinnamon in the sauce.
For breakfast, skip every single steak and pancake house on 60 (what is it with Williamsburg and these places?) and head to the Old Chickahominy House (off of 199, I think). The OCH pancakes (can't remeber if they were corn or regular) might be the best I have ever had. Thick but not dry and with a nice crunch on the outside. Country ham biscuits are great too.
If we could be in Williamsburg for one evening we would definitely eat at Captain George's. I know buffets are out of fashion now but Captain George's has a seafood buffet that is about a city block long. Everything is there.
On the other hand, a nice Colonial dinner at the King's Arms Tavern is also wonderful.
While you are in Williamsburg try to get to the huge "Plantation" buffet brunch which I think was in the restored historic area at Cascades---you might have to ask around as my information is a couple of years old. Of this brunch I remember shrimp Creole with grits and also oyster souffle, not your average breakfast.
A local recommends:
Breakfast: the coffeehouse Aromas on Prince George
Eagles in Kingsmill
Sun. brunch at the Lodge
Lunch: Cheese Shop sandwiches, the Golden Horseshoe clubhouse, Le Yaca for French
Dinner: Ford's Colony for very expensive, Cities Grille for moderately expensive, Sal's by Victor casual Italian, Casa Maya for Mexican Eat Well! Have Fun!