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The Jefferson Restaurant

1453 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2802
+1 757-229-2296
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good18%
  • Average14%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible19%
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1453 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2802
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had eaten at this restaurant many years ago as a child when we would visit Williamsburg. While visiting with my family we went there for dinner. The food was fantastic and so was the service. I did talk with one of the owners and...More

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very relaxed. The Crab cakes was excellent and enjoyed all the other food. The waitress was very nice and helpful. Would eat there again.

Thank 50DawnP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

10 minutes to get service. My rum and coke had no rum. Eventually taken back and improved. I ordered shrimp and rice pilaf. The shrimp were large but overcooked and had absolutely no taste. The rice pilaf was amazingly bland. My wife's stuffed flounder was...More

Thank parthelynx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are over 75 with no teeth or used to nursing home food..then you are in your element. Another one of those Greek owned places on the Richmond Rd. strip. Greedy, unfriendly people who worship money.

2  Thank cornwallis2008
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time here. Ordered the broiled fish platter. The fish was cooked right. I would definitely eat here again.

2  Thank cintzu2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is good to get to a restaurant like the Jefferson where the food tastes original, not mass produced. The fried chicken was tender and crispy. The combo platter which included ham was my good choice. My wife had the chicken and ribs which she...More

Thank Eleanor Ann B
Pamela W, Owner at The Jefferson Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review! I am glad you enjoyed the food and originality :-) Please come visit again

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to the Jefferson for 35 years. The food is always good and plentiful. Mark the owner is the third generation to run the place and it hasn't skipped a beat. You can't go wrong here.

Thank towlem
Pamela W, Owner at The Jefferson Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us - we LOVE that you have been coming here for 35 years - that is a testament to itself :-D Have a great day - you made ours!

Reviewed May 8, 2018

This was an okay stop but there are much better places to eat. The food was okay and service was okay but nothing fantastic. Many of the items were sold out on the menu or not available

Thank Gail V
Pamela W, Owner at The Jefferson Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am sorry that you had a mediocre experience. Obviously that isn't what we strive for - we hope you'll give us another chance

Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely love coming to The Jefferson. Every trip we make to Williamsburg, we always make sure to go. The staff is always friendly and attentive. The food is always delicious, too! Fantastic!

Thank Caroline F
Pamela W, Owner at The Jefferson Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Loved reading your review. we are grateful for you taking the time to rate and review us. Please stop in, again!

Reviewed April 21, 2018

We've never been to the Jefferson Restaurant, and wanted to try it. Like other reviewers mentioned, the costumes worn by the waitresses look sort of ridiculous - some were way too big, and they all just look pretty bad, even though they are probably trying...More

Thank dawnpatrol11
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November 6, 2017|
Response from charlessN5541RM | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know
Steve B
December 4, 2016|
Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
I do not know if there is a private room for parties. I will try to find out for you and post the response for you.
Mary- Louise K
December 3, 2016|
Response from luckeyedie | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they have a separate party room. You may want to call them at (757) 229-2296 or look them up on line.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1453 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2802
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-229-2296
  • E-mail
Over 4 Generations - Since 1956 the family owned and operated,Jefferson Restaurant has been serving mouth watering specialties such as our very own Virginia Peanut Soup, steaks,seafood, southern favorites, and Italian dishes served in an English Country setting. Lobster and SteakGuaranteed to bring great memories for all.
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