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1647 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2723
+1 757-645-4665
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Ranked #6 of 349 Restaurants in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: American
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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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Yorktown, Virginia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Love the atmosphere as much as the food! Each table has conversation cards and trivial pursuit cards in the center and the walls are covered in biographical posters of famous inventors and quotes from well known authors. I recommend their lime chicken and if you have room for dessert and plan to workout after lunch try their Monkey Bread! Ask... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We went to Food for Thought our first night in the Williamsburg area because we had seen reviews for it, and it was close to where we were staying. We were not disappointed. The menu is very interesting, with a wide variety of selections that you won't see elsewhere. I had a shrimp dish which was basically shrimp and grits,... More 

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Wow! After researching new options for dinner we listed Food for Thought as one of the ones we wanted to try during our visit to Williamsburg. It did not disappoint. We tried the sirloin, shrimp and grits, and the gluten free pasta...everything tasted wonderful all the way to the creme brûlée we had for dessert. Our waiter was personable, and... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Right on Richmond Highway, in the heart of things in Williamsburg. Away from colonial area. Good food, funky interior. fun!

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Seaford, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I've driven by Food For Thought and have wanted to go there for quite some time. The look of the restaurant from the outside is inviting and the inside confirms that. Despite a pretty heavy crowd, we were seated quickly and calmly. The decor is modern but still reminds you of the Williamsburg ties to colonial times and history. The... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We stop here almost every time we are in Williamsburg. The service is excellent, the atmosphere wonderful and the food is out of this world. Trivia cards on the table, inspirational messages on the wall, and subtle liberal ideology through-out the entire restaurant dish up an entertaining place to enjoy lunch. Their menu items, including a Wine Country sandwich that... More 

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Montclair, VA
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99 reviews 99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Our extended family had breakfast at Food For Thought last month and everyone thought it was pretty good. The place has a fairly large breakfast menu that not only has the standard fare but some interesting specials as well. Two of the kids were adventurous; one tried the PB&J Stuffed Crepes and another ordered the Banana & Nutella Stuffed Crepes.... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We travel often to williamsburg as our son attends college there. We always eat at least one meal here... Then venture out to try other places only to kick ourselves afterward for not going back to "Food for Thought" . I truly have not had anything there that wasn't good the meal begins with an always cheerful waitstaff and piping... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We really liked this restaurant and will definitely return. They serve interesting beers, many are local. I also had a nice wine flight (Virginia wines - 4 glasses) for $13! I really liked that. The shrimp and grits were really good and could be made mild or spicy. Good selection on the menu and the service was great. No wonder... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We were in Williamsburg, Va for a small getaway, and had dinner at this restaurant. This was our second time there. Wide variety of food options for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. I got the lime cilantro chicken, where you could substitute vegan chicken. It was great and the side vegetables of asparagus and grits were delicious. They also served some... More 

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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
Cuisine: American

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