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Jul 7, 2011 07:06 PM

Driving from Wash DC to WIlliamsburg, VA and then back to NY

Driving with our 2 kids(7 & 4- both very good in restaurants) from a Wedding in DC down to WIlliamsburg and then back up to NY. Have not been through this area so looking for any guidance on where to eat/stop along the way and once in Williamsburg ... any do not miss stops . Thanks for any advice

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  1. You should also post this request on the Mid-Atlantic board since it covers south of DC.

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    1. re: MrsWheatie

      Thanks for the very informative recommendation

    2. Though I didn't have the time to really explore the restaurants in Williamsburg on a visit last September, Blue Talon Bistro (country French) and Fat Canary were fairly good, if not all that cheap. I also had Greek food at a local festival, but it was just an annual fundraiser for a few days. However I was surprised by the size of the local Greek community there, so a Greek place might be worth a try.

      Check out the I-95 threads for suggestions in Maryland and around DC. Traffic between DC and Richmond, and around the beltway, is pretty bad so be very careful to get clear of rush hour in planning your stops.

      1. Harolds deli Edison nj exit of new jersey turnpike for huge ny style deli sandwich
        Italia exit 3 of nj turnpike for good Philly cheesesteaks
        Gunnings crab house route 100 exit of I 95 south of Baltimore near bwi for steamed hardshell crabs and Maryland seafood
        The original Ledo pizza. College park MD at university of MD campus for unique square pizza with sweet tomato sauce and a pastry like dough

        7175 Security Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21244

        1. Dog House, New Castle, DE, right off 95 nr Del Mem Bridge. Cheese shoppe in W'burg for casual sandwich/salads, etc. Fat Canary and Blue Talon are good, but save for when you don't need to have a kids menu.

          Dog House
          617 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD 21202

          1. There is little food that is worth mentioning between DC and Williamsburg. I will admit to being partial to Aunt aSarahs for the fried chickena dn it is quite kid friendly. DC and Williamsburg arte about 2-3 hours apart (made the frive so many timers when I lived in NoVA.) The only olace i recall stopping at is Aunt Sarahs.
            As for driving, be aggressive and keep up with traffic. The driving in the area is not for the timid.:) It reminfed me of the driving in S Jersey plus a bunch of timid "foreigners" :(
            Try one of the taverns in Williamsburg historic area - fun for thr kids and good food. My husband loves these places.