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Food For Thought

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1647 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2723
+1 757-645-4665
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A group of women enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant. They do not take reservations but you can call ahead for a table. No promises made but we were seated right away. I had salad with crabmeat. It was very filling and delicious. The others enjoyed their selections as well. Service was excellent. I would recommend a visit for a... More 

Thank lmk1952
Smithfield, Virginia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I were in town for a short getaway. We met up with some family who said everyone they met recommend Food For Thought. We called in to get priority seating and it actually worked well. There was a fun, patriotic decor and the staff were very friendly. The waiters were friendly and professional. Ours was new but... More 

Thank Smithvegas50
Clermont, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After traveling all day, sometimes you want comfort food and a good beer. This place has it all. It also had GF offerings for my companion. It is a great atmosphere though parking is challenging. In season, prepare to wait. They are popular and super busy. The food and the service was great. Totally recommend.

Thank Weejen L
Williamsburg, Virginia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food for Thought is a good eats place for families, couples, locals and tourists. There can be a wait for a table at times, but the food is good. Friendly service.

Thank eileenshafer
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went for the first time with a group of coworkers during lunch rush and the food was wonderful and the service was good!

Thank Anda W
Front Royal, Virginia
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Shrimp boats are a must to order. Crab cakes were excellent and so was the salmon. Large portions with rolls. Staff very knowledgeable. The owner even came to our table to check on us. Sayings are all around the walls. Very thought provoking. Usually a wait if you have not made reservations.

Thank pecks1
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was nice and well varied , and the service was impeccable. If you're nearby, stop here for a drink or a bite to eat!

Thank A Girl From G
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by for lunch while out shopping and the food was delicious. I had the portobello stack and it was yummy. My friends had the crab chowder and different grilled cheese sandwiches. We all enjoyed our meal. The next day we went to another restaurant and waited for an hour and could not get seated, so we went back... More 

Thank Melody H
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must if in Williamsburg, especially for breakfast on the weekends!! Farm to table and the food is absolutely delicious. Service is always outstanding. Family friendly. Five ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ in my opinion!!

Thank Michele L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the wife and my farorivate places to eat when vising Williamsburg. Good servce, great food and always a nice dinning experience.

Thank Richard P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1647 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2723
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-645-4665

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