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Food For Thought

1647 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2723
757-645-4665
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Ranked #6 of 332 restaurants in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
st. louis, mo
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Four of us dined here, and were greatly imopressed by the diverse and appetizing menu, but the wonderful food itself, and by the outstanding - and I mean OUTSTANDING - service we received from wait staff who took pride in their establishment and in their food & drink. we even met the proprietor, who should be congratulated for creating a... More

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Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The service, menu choices, food were all exceptional. We loved the theme of the restaurant. It is very quaint and great for families.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The service was great and the ribs was fall off the bone. Exactly what our waiter said . Recommend to stop by and try!!! Excellent

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Abingdon, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Have been to this restaurant several times while visiting Williamsburg and attending college at William & Mary. The food is always amazing, service is beyond comparison, and the atmosphere makes it one of the best restaurants I've ever been to. Made reservations for graduation/mothers day and were seated promptly. There is sometimes a wait, but the staff do their best... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

As previous reviewers stated this place is extremely busy, so if you can get there before 6 you will have little to no wait. We went with our server's recommendation of the shrimp boat appetizer. This app consisted of mini potato skins filled with full size shrimp in a remoulade sauce. Absolutely delicious. For entrees we had the meatloaf/pot roast... More

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Perry Hall, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We travel to Great Wolf Lodge often and planned a dinner here for a large group of people last time we were here, all was awesome. Was hoping to relive that at this visit. We visited this evening for my sons bday with a group of 20. 10 adults and 10 kids. I called ahead the week prior to make... More

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hehohop, Owner at Food For Thought, responded to this review

Dear Stephanie P, I am sorry you and your family had an uncomfortable dining experience. It was in the mid-90's outside that day and although the manager was correct in saying that the crowd and constant opening and closing of the doors was contributing to the heat she didn't realize that one of the three air conditioning units servicing that... More

Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Our party of 8 arrived to find out that they had mistook our reservation for a party of 2. But no problem - the hostess and staff quickly adjusted and had us seated within 5 minutes of our reservation time. The restaurant has a wide ranging menu with everything from pot roast to fresh fish, burgers and sandwiches. They have... More

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Pearland, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A few locals recommended FFT. We arrived around 5 and sat immediately. By the time we left around 6, the parking lot was packed and so was the lobby. Food was good, a twist on comfort food. I was expecting less "fusion" and more home cooking, my Mistake. My crab cake was very good and I loved the creamed spinach.... More

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Selinsgrove
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62 reviews 62 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Four of us ate here recently. Two had been here before and highly recommended it. It does not look very elegant, just kind of plain inside. However, the service and food were excellent. I am a vegetarian and was very pleased with my spaghetti squash entree.

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Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Two different local people recommended Food for Thought so we decided to give it a try. We ate a late lunch on July 12 th. From the time we entered the restaurant until we left the service was excellent. My husband had the BLT and I had the meatloaf and fresh (not canned or frozen) green beans and mashed potatoes.... More

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