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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?

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    Amy Nov 13, 2003 12:40 PM

    Don't miss the Trellis

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      K Nov 13, 2003 03:22 PM

      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.

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        dogmom Nov 13, 2003 11:58 PM

        i admit it's been awhile...but my husband's company used to host a dealer meeting in williamsburg every year...& i loved the trellis because at that time, i could go for a long walk with our dogs while he was in meetings & have a nice lunch on the patio WITH the dogs....

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          Steve Nov 14, 2003 01:51 PM

          I'ma big fan of the Colonial Williamsburg restaurants (except for the seafood one). Excellent steaks and peanut soup.

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        bill4242 Nov 13, 2003 01:32 PM

        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.

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          coastcat Nov 13, 2003 03:06 PM

          There are many Williamsburg threads over on the Mid-Atlantic board. Chocolate dessert at the Trellis is a must!

          Link: http://www.chowhound.com/midatlantic/...

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            JackBurden Nov 13, 2003 03:49 PM

            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.

            JB

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              mouse Nov 14, 2003 11:34 AM

              tienda.com is based in Williamsburg. It's the best importer of Spanish products to the US, seems like it would be a fun place to visit (though not as fun as Spain, itself, of course).

              Link: http://www.tienda.com/contact.html

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                N Tocus Nov 14, 2003 05:01 PM

                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.

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                  golfmom Nov 14, 2003 08:07 PM

                  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!

                  1. hadra Apr 29, 2010 04:04 PM

                    Pierce's Pitt, don't bother. Can't figure out why this is such a hometown fave, it's nothing more than a fast food joint with mediocre food. I've had better ribs at home in Toronto. And the pulled pork is a big disappointment.

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                      reiflame Apr 30, 2010 08:51 AM

                      It's possible it changed in the 6.5 years since this thread was originally posted.

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                        bordeauxfan May 1, 2010 04:26 AM

                        What's not possible is that Williamsburg has finally become part of "DC/Baltimore and Suburban Virginia" :-)

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