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Food For Thought

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1647 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2723
+1 757-645-4665
Website
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 1462
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  • 562
    Very good
  • 130
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 21
    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
Most recent review
Very Good

Went here with a group of travelers. I asked our waiter what he recommended between the steak salad, meatloaf or crab sandwich served with basil soup. Loved his answer! You can get a steak salad or meatloaf anywhere. So, I tried the grilled cheese crab sandwich combo, crab sandwich and basil soup... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
GinaR182
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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2,211 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Diego, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Went here with a group of travelers. I asked our waiter what he recommended between the steak salad, meatloaf or crab sandwich served with basil soup. Loved his answer! You can get a steak salad or meatloaf anywhere. So, I tried the grilled cheese crab sandwich combo, crab sandwich and basil soup. It was delicious!!!! It was very cold outside... More 

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Idyllwild, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Being vegan, finding a restaurant that makes dining easy is hard to find. We first tried Food For Thought several years ago liked the food, but on our most recent trip to Williamsburg, we gave it another try and were very impressed. The service was great and the staff were very helpful with our questions about the menu, the restaurant... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We have dined at Food For Thought each time we visit Williamsburg and are never disappointed. The pot roast should not be missed. Well done - cannot wait to return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Food was absolutely awesome and the servings were plentiful! Great service and nice atmosphere, will definitely eat here again.

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Food for Thought never disappoints. What it lacks in ambiance it doubles in a rich & varied menu; pleasant service; and good value.We count it as one of Williamsburg's best!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My husband and I dine out often, and this is definitely one of our top choices when considering where to go. Huge variety on the menu that promises to appeal to all palets--lots of great veggies, and. Great appetizers and full bar.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fun and interesting place for visitors and great place for locals to run into friends. Great menu and all is delish! especially the roasted beet salad. Wonderful servers and the prices won't hurt your wallet.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food for Thought is not a chain restaurant - and it shows. The offerings both food and bar are more adventurous and better done. Wait staff is attentive This is a foodie restaurant and it shows.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

An awesome place to dine. Prices are very reasonable and the food is excellent. Menu has a wide variety of items to choose with ambiance and hospitality to boot. A must dine location when in the Williamsburg area. By far the best of the best .

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Bolivia, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We ate here during December, 2014 with another couple while visiting Williamsburg. The restaurant was quite crowded but we were seated promptly. It appears a lot of locals frequent this restaurant. Our meal was quite good and very reasonably priced. We typically eat here every time we are in Williamsburg for any lengthy stays. Be careful with parking...as there is... More 

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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

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?