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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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8:00 am - 9:30 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: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 153
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  • 43
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  • 22
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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
great vibe & food

excellent & great vibe. great kids menu and big portions for adults. I recommend ordering the famous crusted chicken, its delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
Lucy8133
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Audubon, New Jersey
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Audubon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

excellent & great vibe. great kids menu and big portions for adults. I recommend ordering the famous crusted chicken, its delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Great service and food. We come here every time we come to Williamsburg. I always have the Pot Roast. It's definitely my favorite dish. I love their sweet potato fries served with brown sugar butter and creamed spinach too. The rolls and corn bread they serve for appetizers are tasty as well. Tried this delicious flour-less dark chocolate cake with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Visited on a Tuesday night at around 8pm. We waited for about 5 minutes or so for our table. While you wait, you can check out some of the non-food items they sell such as t-shirts which have political slogans mainly leaning towards the right. The place was clean and the server, Georgina, was great. She took our drink orders... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Do yourself a favor and go to Food for Thought. My wife and I liked everything about this restaurant - from the quirky wall posters to the cleverly written menu to the delicious appetizers, entrees and dessert. She had the veggie bisque for appetizer, baked flounder with creamed spinach and sweet potato fries for entree and we split the bread... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This place is awesome. I got the filet and it was great, my husband the cilantro chicken and both items were good. If you like wine, get the flight of wine, it's awesome. So many good things to say.....but, go early or you will wait.

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Newport News, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Had lunch today at Food for Thought. What a neat place! Interesting posters and script on the wall. Thoughtful cards to stimulate conversation on the table while you wait for your food. This place is busy, but we were lucky and didn't have to wait for a table. Friendly hostess. Great server. No issues at all with our experience. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We went here last year on our way to va beach. We just wanted a decent place to eat since I'm a vegetarian. We fell in love with the food and atmosphere. We went back on our way home too! I waited all year till our vacation, so we could come back to FFT. The food is amazing! Try the... More 

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Williamsburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We decided to try this one based on the OnLine Menu offerings. So glad we did. Five of us each had something different and then we all ended up arguing that what we had chosen "had" to be the best. As locals, we usually avoid the whole Richmond Road section of town during the heavy tourism season -- but we'll... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

There was a 20-30 minute wait for tables, but they offered our family of 4 bar service, which we gladly accepted. It was weird having our young kids sit at the bar, as I don't think that's allowed in our home state. Anyway, the bartenders were friendly, and it was fun watching them bustle about. GET THE RIBS! They are... More 

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Hendersonville, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A surprise find from desk clerk at hotel. Great variety, with professional service. Food was hot and tasty. From fall off bone ribs to shrimp and sandwiches. Lunch portions available and off good size.

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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, Local cuisine, Doing business
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?