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Food For Thought

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1647 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2723
+1 757-645-4665
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Love this place. Food is wonderful. Sweet potato cornbread is delish. When in Williamsburg try it out. They don't take reservations, but do call ahead seating.

Thank RivahGirl
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We wanted to try something local on our vacation to Williamsburg and this restaurant was recommended by the hotel manager. Nice place, cool art and writings on the walls about historical figures. A small restaurant overall with a busy kitchen. For what appears to be a small kitchen area, the food came out pretty fast. The staff is very friendly.... More 

Thank Chris M
Lititz, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant was recommended by a friend. I think I'll now call her my best friend!!! We lucked out when we got there. The wait was only about 15 min. The restaurant gets crowded probably because the food is soooo good!! We were seated in a very nice spot with a great view around the restaurant. Besides being very clean... More 

Thank Dmhuggs172
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Angel was our server and was friendly and efficient. There were 4 of us and we all enjoyed our meals. The warm rolls are delicious. My Caramel Apple Martini was fantastic. I have never been dissatisfied at Food For Thought. Lots of choices on the menu. I promise you won't be disappointed.

Thank 1BeachMomma1
California, Maryland
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food was fresh, excellent, portion size was generous. Service was great. Restaurant very clean We were there on a Friday night, expect to wait (25 minutes), but well worth it. Even though it was busy Howard spoke to every table and was delivering food to tables in between. Great for couples, families and friends. We definitely will go back when... More 

Thank William S
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I looked up this place prior to going for our vacation and had an idea of what it would be like. But I was surprised at just how great the service was and the food was amazing. I LOVE jerk chicken and have eaten it in Cuba, South Miami and New Orleans...I know authentic jerk chicken and appreciate it. And... More 

Thank Jennifer B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! The food is excellent and worth every dime. Best American food ever. I have been in so many restaurants for over 20 years in the east coast. They got to be the best food of them all from appetizer to entree. The service is very prompt even though they are over crowded. They start with a tasty bread and... More 

Thank Paul T
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is inspired, the wait staff fun, and the decor funky. Great value for average price. The only drawback is that it's busy so you may wait a while. Don't miss this place.

Thank Michael S
Reading, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by around 2:30 for lunch which runs until 4pm. I purchased the Pork Barbecue & two sides asparagus & sweet potato fries also a California Club. Both were very good. The veggies were steamed to perfection & the fries were sweet & crispy. They also had a sweet mustard sauce which went very good with the fries. The... More 

Thank rm2611
Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just returned from a family trip to Williamsburg and selected this restaurant based off of reviews and their menu selection. The food was great, but the customer service that we received from our waiter Eric was bar none! My family is huge on customer service and we received the best we had our entire stay in Virginia! Eric was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, American, 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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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?