Restaurants- where to dine in the historic triangle of williamsburg, yorktown, and jamestown.

Ever since the Jamestown settlers took their first bite of the Chesapeake Bay’s famous blue
crab and delectable oyster, fine dining has been a top priority to the region. Many restaurants
take advantage of the fresh catches reeled in daily from the surrounding waters, making
seafood a starring feature on any menu. Chefs also know that Virginia-grown fruits and veggies
are plentiful and many eateries pepper their plates with the local produce of the season.

Throughout the Historic Triangle, dining options abound for any taste bud or picky palate.
Global cuisine ranges from Chinese and Japanese to Italian, French and Mexican. Breakfast
joints serve up steaming plates of pancakes smothered in syrup. American-style
diners range from casual burger joints to elegant restaurants with a modern
flair. Gourmet cafes and bistros dapple the streets, making the perfect stopping point for a lunch
break from bargain shopping. Barbecue joints and steakhouses are also a favorite option, the
latter often-times serving a delicious surf-and-turf dish to complement the region’s mouthwatering

If you’re looking for entertainment to spice up your meal, take the family for a scary-good
dinner at the Haunted Dinner Theater or a suspenseful showing at the Mystery Dinner
Playhouse, both located in Williamsburg.

There’s truly something for everyone when dining in the Historic Triangle, so get your taste
buds ready for a meal that will go down in history!

Price ranges are based on an average entrée before tax & gratuity:
$ - $0-$9 $$ - $10-19 $$$ - $20-29 $$$$ - $30+

Restaurant Listing

415 Grill $$
Williamsburg Hospitality House
415 Richmond Road • 757-229-4020
Enjoy casual dining with friends, family and business associates. Open 7 days a week from
11:30 a.m. Serving lunch and dinner.

Aberdeen Barn $$$
1601 Richmond Road • 757-229-6661
Guarantees aged top choice midwest beef along with a select variety of fresh seafood. Great food and excellent service. Considered one of the best restaurants by the area locals. Rated as one of the top three “Best Steak Restaurants” in Williamsburg for the past 17 years and a six time winner of the “People’s Choice Award” for the most delicious dish served at the Taste of Williamsburg competition and 2006 winner of the prestigious “Toast of the Taste Award.” Reservations are recommended. Handicap accessible.

Ben & Jerry’s/Green Mountain Coffee $
Riverwalk Landing • 332 Water Street, Yorktown 757-969-1990
Treat yourself to the finest all-natural super premium ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbets and the BEST custom-made ice cream cakes! Green Mountain Coffee also offers a variety of specialty coffees and ice coffees to enjoy any time of the year. All coffees organically grown, pesticide free and fair trade certified. ATM and Wi-Fi available. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

Black Angus Grille
1433 Richmond Road
Fork-tender Prime Rib and Angus Reserve Beef cut fresh daily into all cuts of steak a by chef/proprietor Bobby Mageras, an alumnus of The Culinary Institute of America, the top culinary school in the world. there are no prepackaged or preportioned salads, soups, sauces or desserts on the menu which also offers an outstanding selection of Fresh Seafood, Pasta,Poultry,Veal, Lamb,Burgers, Sandwiches and a reasonable Childrens Menu. One of only two restaurants in Williamsburg to achieve the coveted AAA three diamond rating for 15 years in a row. Full service bar including six selections of Draught Beer, creative mixed beverages and a thoughtful wine list sets the stage for a memorable dining experience .ideal dining destination for families, couples or business travelers.

Capitol Pancake House $
802 Capitol Landing Road • 757-564-1238
Come dine where the “locals” dine. Offering a complete breakfast for the entire family. Featuring more than nineteen varieties of pancakes & waffles, nine types of omelets, as well as all the traditional favorites. Also serving lunch, featuring our tasty sandwiches, salads and daily lunch specials. Free high-speed Internet available. Located just two blocks from the Historic Area and the Visitor Center. or See ad or Passport for discount offer.

Captain George’s $$$
5363 Richmond Road • 757-565-2323
Featuring a 70 item all-you-can-eat seafood buffet available all year except for Christmas Day. Summer Hours; 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 noon on Sunday. (Winter Hours; open at 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 3:30 p.m. Saturdays and 12 noon on Sundays.) Feast on Alaskan Snow Crab legs, steamed shrimp, Oysters Rockefeller, scallops, prime rib and fresh broiled fish, along with a wide variety of salads, entrees and desserts prepared fresh daily. Dine around a 300-foot running stream and waterfall or a cozy fireplace in our private Williamsburg Room.

China’s Cuisine $$ Village Shops at Kingsmill
1915 Pocahontas Trail • 757-253-0990
Our food speaks for itself! Enjoy the Asian fusion of exceptional Chinese and Japanese cuisines. Our culinary creations provide a harmony of taste, texture, color and aroma for an exceptional dining experience. Take-out and delivery available. Full bar, banquet facility and catering. Reservations and major credit cards accepted.

Colonial Pancake House $
301 Page Street • 757-253-5852
We specialize in breakfast and lunch. Enjoy a hearty breakfast in a colonial atmosphere. Breakfast consists of specialty pancakes with a variety of fruit toppings, eggs, omelets and waffles. For lunch, select from a variety of soups, salads, burgers, and sandwiches.
A favorite for locals and visitors alike. Daily 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Visa/MC accepted. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

The Copper Scroll Restaurant $$
500 Merrimac Trail • 757-220-1410
As Williamsburg´s newest dining experience, The Copper Scroll ushers in a new breed of contemporary cuisine for your dining pleasure. The ambiance, the food, the service: The Copper Scroll will have you from the front door. Spend every special event at the restaurant from birthdays to anniversaries, or just because it’s Tuesday. Inspired by American bistro cuisine, each plate is a work of art. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

Fireside Chophouse Steak & Seafood $$
1995 Richmond Road • 757-229-3310
Congenial atmosphere. Aged Western beef, prime rib, fresh ocean seafood and a selection of chicken and pasta dishes. Good service, family prices and a children’s menu. Cocktails and fine wines available. Take out orders. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

Food for Thought Restaurant $$
1647 Richmond Road • 757-645-4665
Eat – Drink – Think! This unique restaurant
celebrates some of the most remarkable people in history. Specializing in Classic American dishes like Fork Tender Pot Roast and Grandma’s Meatloaf to more contemporary flavors like Pad Thai and Jamaican Jerk Chicken along with numerous Vegetarian options. Smoke-free. Great kids menu. Open daily at 11:30 a.m. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

Gabriel Archer Tavern $
The Williamsburg Winery • 5800 Wessex Hundred • 757-229-0999 ext. 117
As featured in The New York Times, enjoy lunch daily from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., most entrées under $10.00. Light fare available 4-6 p.m., Thursday - Monday, followed by dinner from 6-9 p.m. Located at the Williamsburg Winery.

The Gazebo Pancakes & Waffles $
409 Bypass Road • 757-220-0883
A unique garden restaurant serving a complete breakfast from cereals, eggs and omelets to plantation breakfasts for the hearty eaters. Locally owned and operated since 1983 with emphasis on fresh ingredients and fast courteous service. A favorite of the locals and a must for the visitor. Breakfast 6 a.m. to closing. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

Golden Corral Buffet & Grill $
218 Bypass Road • 757-229-3785
A family restaurant featuring The Great Steak Buffet! All you can eat, fresh cut steaks... every night! You and your family will enjoy over 100 delectable items including rotisserie chicken, hand carved meats, salad bar, fried chicken, fresh made pizzas, made from scratch mashed potatoes and a wide variety of homemade desserts. A wonderful breakfast buffet is served daily, 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

Gridiron Sports Grille $$
113 Palace Lane • 757-258-1450
Gridiron Sports Grille is Williamsburg’s premier sports bar and restaurant with 11 huge TV’s, electronic darts, Mega Touch and pool tables. Two completely separate dining rooms for smoking and non-smoking. Enjoy our famous Gridiron Burger or Buffalo Wings while you catch your favorite team on the big screens. All menu items $9.99 or less! Join us for Karaoke Monday – Saturday @ 10:00pm. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

Gus's Hot Dog Kings $
2227 Richmond Road • 757-220-4786
Winner of The Daily Press Award for best hot dog many years in a row, Gus’s Hot Dog King is more than just the most delicious hot dogs in town. Other menu items include barbecue, chili burgers, corn dogs, milkshakes and much more. Serving two locations on the Peninsula for 38 years with a family friendly atmosphere and great value. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

Hog Wild Smokehouse $$
8864 Richmond Road, Toano • 757-741-2515
Voted “Best New Restaurant” by area locals and the National BBQ Association’s “Best of the Best” award - one of 54 in the entire country! Located on the outskirts of Williamsburg (just past Anderson’s Corner on Richmond Road, Rt. 60 West). Fun family atmosphere, easy on the wallet and is well worth the drive. Specialties include traditional smoked barbeque, with your choice of five different house-made sauces, Authentic Creole Cuisine and New Orleans Inspired Sunday Brunch items. Daily specials, homemade desserts, children’s menu, full bar available. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

Hooters of Williamsburg $
112 Bypass Road • 757-221-9570
Come visit the Hooters of Williamsburg, located on Bypass Road. Sit back and relax while sipping on a refreshing cocktail, as we now offer a full bar! Or better yet, enjoy some of Hooters world famous chicken wings, all served up by the Hooters Girls!! See ad or Passport for discount offer.

Hot Stacks $
6495 Richmond Road • 757-565-1105
Serving a wide variety of pancakes, waffles, eggs and made-to-order omelettes, all day. For lunch, enjoy one of our daily lunch specials, sandwiches, burgers, salads or a generous steak. A relaxing, casual atmosphere and a wonderful treat for the entire family. Buses, groups and large parties welcome. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

The Jefferson restaurant $$
1453 Richmond Road • 757-229-2296
There’s a full menu of delicious reasons why the Jefferson Restaurant is so highly recommended. Scrumptious prime rib, mixed grill, steaks, fresh seafood, Italian specialties, and a wide variety of Southern favorites, all served in an English country setting. Banquet facilities available. Open at 3 p.m. daily. AAA rated. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

Jungle Jim’s Bar & Eatery $$
561 E. Rochambeau Drive • 757-229-5467
Located in front of the Great Wolf Lodge, the restaurant features a 700-gallon fish tank with Nemo and Dorey as you enter. A menu that offers 40 items under $10 including signature items such as the peanut butter bet burger, Jim's famous insanity wings (must sign a waiver form!!) & we even serve the Kitchen Sink. Our cool kids' menu includes a trip to Jim's treasure chest!!  Join us for Karaoke on Friday evenings from 8pm-12 midnight. 757-229-5467.

Kyoto Japanese Steak $$
& Seafood House & Sushi Bar
1621 Richmond Road • 757-220-8888
Dine while your personal chef artistically prepares healthy portions of fine steaks, lobster, chicken and vegetables right before your eyes. Meals are highlighted with teppan showman chefs at reasonable prices. Be prepared for fun and laughter. Vegetarian and kids meals served. Award-winning Sushi Bar. Open for dinner daily at 4 p.m. A smoke-free establishment. Sushi is available for carry out & catering. Major credit cards accepted and reservations are recommended. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

Library Tavern $
1330 Richmond Road • 757-229-1012
Gourmet pizzas, seafood and sandwiches are the specialties of the house. Cozy, relaxed atmosphere. Gameroomå with pool table for the entire family. Carry-out and delivery service available. Casual dress, no reservation required. Credit cards accepted. 11 a.m. -2 a.m. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

Mama steve’s pancake house $
1509 Richmond Road • 757-229-7613
Enjoy breakfast and lunch daily in a completely unique atmosphere during your stay in Williamsburg. A wide variety of local specialties, and a favorite eating place for locals and tourists. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

Marino’s House of Pancakes $
1338 Richmond Road • 757-253-1844
Serving a variety of complete breakfast items including eggs, omelettes, pancakes, waffles, French toast and so much more! Buses and groups welcome ­– all at family prices. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

Marino’s (Italian) $$
1338 Richmond Road • 757-253-1844
Conveniently located, this locally owned restaurant features a wonderful and very affordable all-you-can-eat salad bar. Serving good food with family prices – also there’s great steaks, fresh seafood and cocktails. Come and enjoy a casual atmosphere and a great dining experience – all at family prices. Children's menu. Group and private parties are welcome. All food is prepared by the owner. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

Milano’s (Italian) $$
1635 Richmond Road • 757-220-2527
Located in the heart of Williamsburg, this family owned restaurant features a bountiful all-you-can-eat salad bar with all meals. Other Italian food specialties are pasta, fresh veal, chicken and steaks. A truly unique and authentic Italian dining experience. Casual dress with relaxing family atmosphere. Children’s menu. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

Mirabella’s Italian & American Grille $$
207 Bypass Road • 757-253-8550
Looking for a great local place to eat? Mirabella’s offers a variety of fresh steaks, seafood and pasta dishes. From appetizers to dessert, Mirabella’s has it all! Group packages include breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets and box lunches. Kid’s menu and off-site catering. Beer, wine and spirits available. Open 11:00 a.m. daily. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

National Pancake House $$
1605 Richmond Road • 757-220-5542
7105 Pocahontas Trail • 757-220-9433
Two is always better than one! Try our other location conveniently located in the heart of Williamsburg. This family-owned restaurant offers a complete breakfast and lunch menu – all at family prices. Everything is homemade. Friendly atmosphere. Children's menu available. Groups and buses welcome! Open daily
7 a.m. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

Nawab Indian Cuisine $$
Monticello Shopping Center
204 Monticello Avenue • 757-565-3200
A family owned restaurant offering a richly, varied menu of fresh, natural ingredients, wholesome sauces and flavorful spices. Food is freshly prepared to order with no additives or preservatives with the spiciness of your choice. Meatless dishes feature some of the finest vegetarian dining available. Fresh baked bread from their clay oven. Full ABC licenses. Take out and catering service available.

Old chickahominy house $
1211 Jamestown Road • 757-229-4689
Breakfast and lunch served daily in a plantation setting. Specialties include Brunswick Stew, square cut ham biscuits, chicken and dumplings and buttermilk pie. Enjoy some real southern cooking with original southern hospitality. Opens at 8:30 a.m., seven days a week. A unique dining experience you will keep coming back for!

Old Mill Pancake House $
2005 Richmond Road • 757-229-3613
Offers a hearty country breakfast and 16 varieties of homemade pancakes and waffles. Cheerful relaxed atmosphere and fast service. Complete Luncheon menu. A family friendly restaurant with family prices. A favorite breakfast and lunch stop for locals and visitors alike. Convenient to many hotels. Open daily 6:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

Peking Mongolian & Japanese Restaurant $
Kingsgate Shopping Center
Voted #1 “Best of Williamsburg” for 18 years in a row. Our buffet includes made-to-order Mongolian Grill, exotic Chinese and Japanese Hibachi Bars, Taste of Thai, and the Sushi Train Buffet. We also have a salad bar, vegetarian bar, pizza, homemade cakes and brownies, and ice cream. We offer a full service bar to quench your thirst. Carry out, catering, and dine-in menu available. Come see our beautiful oriental gift shop, and the various artifacts displayed throughout the restaurant. Peking Restaurant is truly an experience you will never forget.

Pierce’s Pitt Bar-B-Que $$
447 East Rochambeau Drive
Cooked over an open pit using hickory and oak wood. No additives, no preservatives. Proudly celebrating our 39th year in business. Winner of Readers Choice Award, Southern Living Magazine! “A must stop!” says Bon Appetit! Featured in the January 2009 issue Cooking with Paula Deen. Open daily 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. for lunch & dinner. Casual atmosphere. MC,Visa and American Express accepted. Visit us online at: See ad or Passport for discount offer.

The Pub $$
4200 Kilgore Avenue • 757-838-BRIT (2748)
“Come Experience A Bit of London Right Here In The Peninsula Town Center. We are an original, high energy British Pub. True to the concept, our menu combines the finest aspects of traditional pub fare as well as some more complicated dishes. Our Draught offerings are very extensive and the finest to be found! ~Its Really Authentic Mate~”

Red City Buffet $$
3044 Richmond Road • 757-221-0888
Red City Buffet in Patriot Plaza specializes in an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring Chinese, Japanese, Hibachi and American food. This casual family restaurant specializes in a wide array of seafood. The eatery offers diners plenty of variety at reasonable prices. Serving lunch and dinner as well as carry out. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

Red Hot & Blue $$
1622 Richmond Road • 757-259-1670
Award winning St. Louis-cut hickory smoked ribs, BBQ platters with pulled pork, beef brisket or chicken, Mississippi Delta catfish, southern chicken, sandwiches, salads and more! Enjoy a casual atmosphere listening to some of your favorite “Blues” music. Children’s menu and cocktails. Take the taste of Memphis home or to your hotel room with our “Take Out Menu.” Catering available for groups. Open 11 a.m. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

The Rusty Musket $$
500 Merrimac Trail • 757-220-1410
The Rusty Musket is our featured casual restaurant and bar serving great American comfort foods and a wide selection of cocktails, beer, wine and specialty drinks. The Rusty Musket sets the standard for fun, so grab your family and friends and enjoy! Open for lunch and dinner. All hotel guests of the Lexington George Washington Inn receive a 10% discount in all dining establishments. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

Sal’s by Victor $$
1425 Richmond Road (Temporary Location)
We will be returning to our original location at
1242 Richmond Road in summer of 2010 • 757-220-2641
Come join Chef Victor of the International Olympic Committee for the best Italian cuisine in Williamsburg. Try one of their famous New York style pizzas, or sink your teeth into one of Victor’s renowned Italian subs. You will enjoy fresh homemade pasta, veal, chicken and seafood dishes. Family atmosphere, family prices. Catering available for family gatherings or special events. ABC on and off. Free delivery to all hotels and motels. Open 11 a.m. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

Sal’s Ristorante Italiano $$
835 Capitol Landing Road • 757-221-0443
Voted #1 for the best pizza and Italian Restaurant in Williamsburg, Sal’s Ristorante Italiano serves the best Italian cuisine in the area. A wide variety of pastas including Lasagna, Manicotti, Fradiavolo, Shrimp Fettuccini, Veal Parmigiana, as well as New York Style Pizza, Submarine Sandwiches and Homemade Desserts are just a few of the delectable items that they have to offer. Beer and Wine are also available. A great family atmosphere, family prices and great food! Free delivery to area hotels and motels. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

SaMMy’s Family restaurant $$
7129 Pocohontas Trail • 757-229-3717
A favorite of both locals and visitors alike. Steak & Eggs has been a Sammy’s specialty for over 40 years, and with a great variety of omelettes, pancakes and waffles, there is something here to satisfy the whole family. Great lunch items include sandwiches, salads, steak and much more. Open Daily 6:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

The Seafare of Williamsburg $$
1632 Richmond Road • 757-229-0099
Fresh local seafood, Norwegian salmon, Dover Sole, lump crabmeat, Maine lobster, veal and steaks. Certified Black Angus beef, homemade bread and vegetables. Baked, broiled, fried and Sauton Ceramic cooking available. A dining experience you won’t want to miss. Children’s menu, cocktails.Open at 4:30 p.m. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

Wasabi Oriental Restaurant $$
1203 Richmond Road • 757-645-3988
Located across from Williamsburg Shopping Center, this casual family restaurant features an all-you-can-eat Chinese Buffet. Enjoy our made-to-order Mongolian Grill, Hawaiian BBQ, Vegetarian Bar, Salad and Dessert Bar and the freshest selection of sushi in Williamsburg! Wine and beer available. Open daily. Sun.–Thurs. ; 11 a.m. -10 p.m. Fri. - Sat.; 11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Takeout and full menus available. Buses, groups and parties welcome. Credit cards and traveler checks accepted. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

Whaling Company $$
Rt. 60 East • Near Busch Gardens
494 McLaws Circle • 757-229-0275
The house specialty is fresh seafood and hand carved steaks, with a menu offering a wide variety of daily fresh fish selections, as well as tempting beef and chicken entrées. A warm and relaxing atmosphere and a dining experience you won’t want to miss. Enjoy our lounge with “Hungry Hour,” Monday - Friday from 4 - 6 p.m. 1/2 off appetizers and discount drinks. Children’s menu. Locally owned and operated. Items start at $3.95. Open for dinner 7 days a week at 4:30 p.m.

The Wine & Cheese Shop $
The Village Shops at Kingsmill
1915 Pocahontas Trail • 757-229-6754
Best value in Williamsburg - We have it all! Experience our great international selection of wine and cheeses. Try our wide variety of homemade sandwiches made daily with fresh baked bread. Call us to cater your next event. Come in and browse the store for a wide assortment of wines and unique gifts.

Yorkshire Restaurant $$$
700 York Street • Route 60 East • 757-229-9790
Located between Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens, this outstanding restaurant has been serving Williamsburg locals and visitors since 1970. Select from a full menu that includes the finest prime rib and steaks to a wide variety of fresh and delicious seafood. Also featured are chicken and ham entrées. Beef and seafood shish-kabobs with rice pilaf are the house specialities. Children's menu available. An outstanding selection of cocktails, brandies, Cognac and American or European wines. Banquet facilities available. All major credit cards. See ad or Passport for discount offer.

Yorktown Pub $
540 Water Street, Yorktown • 757-886-9964
Enjoy great food and friendly service over-looking a magnificent view of the York River and the Yorktown Beach. Conveniently located in the heart of Yorktown, this local gathering place features homemade sandwiches, soups, salads, local seafood, steak and so much more! Serving lunch and dinner. Children’s menu available. Come and enjoy a relaxing atmosphere and great food!