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The Cheese Shop

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410 Duke of Gloucester Street, Merchants Square, Williamsburg, VA 23185
+1 757-220-0298
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Me and my family was so disrespectfully treated today by the manager/owner that I don't even know where to start. We have been frequent customers of Fat Canary and weekly customers of Cheese Shop for 10 years, shopped their wine cellar very often. So yesterday was our day out with our 15 month old, we decided to stop and have... More 

Thank Karin C
Williamsburg, Virginia
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located right in the heart of the hustle and bustle of Colonial Williamsburg. Featuring great, quick eats. Very busy place in season. Outside seating. Lines can be long at times to order your choice, but a good alternative to the sit & serve establishments in the same area, especially with kids in tow!

Thank Kathy M
Vista, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had lunch at this place and the sandwiches aren't bad. You have lots of choices and you customize your sandwich.

Thank Phil_and_Sandy_2008
Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great sandwiches! Be sure to get the house dressing on your sandwich! It can take a while to get your food after ordering. You might want to call and order ahead of time.

Thank Diner23185
Williamsburg, Virginia
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Cheese Shop gets away with charging the prices that it does because it's such a special treat. The grilled cheese is made with a bunch of different cheeses on delicious bread--you can't find better grilled cheese around. Definitely go for the side of house dressing. If you want a snack to share, go for bread ends and house dressing!... More 

Thank knnewman
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Has so much more then cheese. The sandwichs must be good because of the lines even during off season, unfortunately we didn't get to try

Thank John S
Northern Virginia
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is, and has long been, a gold standard for sandwiches for William and Mary alum and Williamsburg locals. We never miss a chance for a great Cheese Shop sandwich. You have to get the House Dressing on your sandwich- otherwise you will have wasted your trip! A favorite? Combo (smoked turkey and Virginia ham - nice and salty -... More 

Thank obxforus
Lorton, Virginia
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely recommend the prosciutto sandwich! The salami and cheese would have been better with added toppings such as roasted red peppers or tomatoes. House dressing was really good. Nice location

Thank J U
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

OMG. The best sandwiches! If you love “Take It Away” in Charlottesville, then welcome to the original shop. Fresh French bread! And the house dressing on the sandwiches, to die for!! My fav is smoked turkey and havarti cheese with house dressing on french bread. Try it!

Thank Crazzzzs
Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been eating at the Cheese Shop since 1993 when I first attended W&M, albeit originally in a different location. If you get a sandwich without the House Dressing you basically haven't had the Cheese Shop experience and while your'e at it grab a bag of bread ends and a pint of House Dressing for later. I also love... More 

Thank Jeremy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 410 Duke of Gloucester Street, Merchants Square, Williamsburg, VA 23185
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-220-0298

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?