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Williamsburg, VA Restaurant Recommendations

Maggie V. Aug 8, 2013 03:11 PM

Travelling to Williamsburg mid October and looking for restaurant recommendations - everything from breakfast to pubs to fine dining.


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    1Buckeye Aug 12, 2013 12:53 PM

    Hard to do better than stockholm28's recs. The Cheese Shop and Fat Canary are operated by the same family in the same building. They also have an extensive wine shop in their cellar. The Cheese Shop is excellent for sandwiches, cheese, cold-cuts, and prepared salads. Many people, me included, consider the Fat Canary the area's best restaurant.

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      1Buckeye Aug 12, 2013 09:33 AM

      There are 3 restaurants on Merchant's Square between the restored area and the College of William and Mary that you may want to check. All three are owned by widely accomplished and acclaimed chef David Everett. They are The Trellis, featuring American regional cuisine, Blue Talon Bistro, an authentic French bistro, and DOG Street Pub, a British pub. The Trellis and Blue Talon both serve nice, unique breakfasts, by the way. Former Williamsburg Inn executive chef Hans Schadler regularly does some great things at Waypoint Seafood and Grill. Enjoy your visit to Williamsburg.


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        Maggie V. Aug 12, 2013 10:56 AM

        This is great and extensive - thanks so much.

      2. tcamp Aug 12, 2013 08:50 AM

        We recently went to my father in law's memorial service in Williamsburg and had dinner at his favorite restaurant.


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          stockholm28 Aug 8, 2013 07:39 PM

          Lunch - Get a sandwich at The Cheese Shop with house dressing

          Dinner - The Fat Canary

          Breakfast - Old Chickahominy House

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            Maggie V. Aug 8, 2013 07:36 PM

            Great - that's where we're staying. Thank you.

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              bitchincook Aug 8, 2013 03:58 PM

              The restaurant at the Williamsburg Inn is excellent. The lobster bisque is by far the best I've ever had anywhere.

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