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Food For Thought

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1647 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2723
+1 757-645-4665
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 1998
    Excellent
  • 747
    Very good
  • 172
    Average
  • 49
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
EXCELLENT FOOD and DECOR

Seems always to be VERY busy and for good reason, excellent FOOD and SERVICE. wonderful place to hang with friends, FOOD really was amazing and I tasted what everyone got oh and the Mango Mojito was awesome

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
jeannette y
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Midlothian, Virginia
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Midlothian, Virginia
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411 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Seems always to be VERY busy and for good reason, excellent FOOD and SERVICE. wonderful place to hang with friends, FOOD really was amazing and I tasted what everyone got oh and the Mango Mojito was awesome

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not sure why people rave about this place. Parking stinks and the food is just average. I had the crab bomb and it wasn't great, too much cheese. In no rush to return, other options.

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Thank kp m
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I knew this had to be good because when we pulled into the parking lot it was full. Service was quick and friendly. Food was great. My husband says the corn crap soup was the best he ever had. Atmosphere was bright with quotes posted around the room. I had the ribs which were very good. Enough food to fill... More 

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Thank normna
Gloucester, Virginia
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very busy place during tourist season so come early, ended up sitting at the bar which was not bad at all enjoyed conversation with couple next to us, I ordered eggplant excellent, there is a warning not to park in parking lot next to them that is not theirs head there warning.

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Thank William W
Fredericksburg, VA
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything was awesome! We showed up on a Saturday night at 8pm and thought we would have a long wait. We were seated within 5 minutes and were served food promptly once we decided what we wanted. My husband had the lump crab, bacon and ceasar salad. There were large chunks of crab, crispy bacon and a tasty dressing. I... More 

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Thank CindyGK
Midlothian, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great restaurant with a great menu selection of freshly made food. It is not easy to get in during high season so it is worth a trip late fall or winter.

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Thank Dalben2002
Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Let me preface this. I used to work for FFT (4 years ago), and parted on very good terms. That said, in the 4 years following I frequented the restaurant and have kept in touch with the staff I knew there. Working there, the staff consider each-other to be a sort of a family, and it shows in the service.... More 

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Thank Nathan P
Williamsburg, Virginia
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The thoughtful menu and deft hands of the chef make for a wonderful repast. All members of the party were pleased. The apple nacho dessert worked well for a finish. The fried ravoli appetizer read better on the menu than on the palate (just average). In a place with great tastes, you'll be pleased from quinoa to crabcakes and all... More 

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Thank Jennifer H
Williamsburg, Virginia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food for Thought has become one of my favorite restaurants in town. The place is always packed, even in the tourism off season. I have a difficult time selecting one thing from the menu which is full of excellent choices of American food. I had the crabcake sandwich and it was one of the best I've had. Compares very well... More 

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Thank Brian G
Bangor, Maine
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389 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here one night when were in Williamsburg. Very busy place, and I can see why. The food was FANTASTIC!!! We loved it!!! Service was AMAZING as well!! Will be sure to eat here again when we are in Williamsburg.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1647 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2723
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-645-4665

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?