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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, Dinner, 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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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
Fantastic food that's actually not a tourist trap

Colonial Williamsburg is a big tourist destination, so naturally one would expect to find a bunch of tourist trap type of restaurants nearby. As we went on a busy weekend, we had a long wait, but it turned out the wait was well worth it. There's an interesting variety of foods on the menu. All... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 377 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Colonial Williamsburg is a big tourist destination, so naturally one would expect to find a bunch of tourist trap type of restaurants nearby. As we went on a busy weekend, we had a long wait, but it turned out the wait was well worth it. There's an interesting variety of foods on the menu. All six of us (including two... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Had a great meal here - excellent service; great food; and fun atmosphere. As a vegetarian I was particularly pleased with the diverse choices but my companion also loved her chicken sandwich. One suggestion to put out a few more outside benches since the restaurant is so popular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you happen to be in Williamsburg VA, you owe it to your mind, soul, and body to eat a meal (or three) at Food for Thought. I visit a friend who lives in Williamsburg and frequents FFT often. I can see why. The menu and drink selections are stellar. It is clear that care is taken to perfect the... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I moved to Williamsburg 8 months ago. It took us a little while to discover Food For Thought, but am I glad we did! I probably shouldn’t be writing this review, because they are already busy enough. But I wouldn’t feel right about not commending the amazing staff of this wonderful restaurant. We’ve been there three times,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We loved this place from the food selections to the card games on the table! I loved the quotes on the wallls and my teenage son had to purchase a t-shirt!

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Nice place for families, solid food. Had the hummus and tomato, mozzarella appetizers. Everyone enjoyed. There was 8 of us...so we had the ribs, pot roast, lime chicken, tuna, dippers and more. everyone enjoyed it! Not easy with 8. Parking can be an issue, go early! We ate at the bar and the bartenders were awesome. Good red sangria!

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Ratted on Google as the Best Local Restaurant so it was on our Radar for the Group. They do not take reservations but do the"Call Ahead" routine.... The wait when we arrived was tolerable but this place has a lot of waiting guest all evening long. Really Great selection of Comfort Food as well as modern Seafood options. I tried... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was our third visit to Food for Thought over a period of five years. Every visit has been consistently good and we look forward to coming back next summer. Service is always very good from the hostess to server to bus. The manager came to our table twice. Very kid friendly with a good kids menu, but couples will... More 

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We went with our 2 teenagers, ate at the bar. Wonderful bartenders including Meghan who created a drink for my husband when they didn't have all the ingredients for the drink he wanted. The food was amazing. The ribs just melted off the bone. The pot roast and mashed potatoes were fantastic, and our daughter enjoyed her meatloaf sandwich. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Had the crabcakes for lunch. It was awesome as were the sweet mashed potatoes, creamed spinach and grits. Lunch portions were a good size. Service was good as well.

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Additional Information about Food For Thought

Address: 1647 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2723
Phone Number: +1 757-645-4665
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan, American

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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: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
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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