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Sep 28, 2006 04:02 AM

Williamsburg, VA thanksgiving?


We will be in Williamsburg VA for a long Thanksgiving weekend and would love to have suggestions as to Thanksgiving dinner places. Very traditional Thanksgiving restaurant offerings that will satisfy fussy foodies from NY or very non-traditional choices if the traditional options are warmed over buffet options or the like.

Also, we would appreciate receiving ideas for other restuarants/meals/dives we shouldn't miss while in the area. We will be driving from New York City and ideas for places along the way would be gratefully received.

Many thanks,


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  1. There are 3 or 4 colonial taverns in the historic area that i would assume offer Thanksgiving menus. Also the Dining room at the Williamsburg Inn would be an option


    1. Yes, check the CW restaurants first. Other possibilities are the two nicer Kingsmill restaurants, Eagles and The Bray. The kitchen at Powhatan Plantation has always served interesting, traditional food. I don't know if they do Thanksgiving.

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      1. re: birdie

        I know this is an old thread, but just in case someone else finds it, my family went to the Kitchen at Powhatan Plantation for Thanksgiving for the majority of my youth and teen years. They always had a great selection and we had a lovely time. The only thing is that they're quite small, so make your reservations waaay ahead of time or eat at a more unusual time.

      2. The dinner at the colonial taverns usually is quite traditional and an assembly line affair - fill a room, folks eat, empty room, fill room, etc. The food is quite good however. The Inn is very expensive and my guess is that by now all are booked up except for an off time. Our favorite restaurant in Williamsburg is Le Yacca. It's a little ways out of town near Kings Mill but the food is very good and we don't feel the price is out of line for what you get. IMHO the Trellis (which you may hear about} is overpriced, mediocre quality, and very noisy.