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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant has almost always been busy when we have tried to get in. Once you have eaten there you will understand. The food is very good. Portions are generous and the prices are reasonable. The wait staff are very friendly and while the acoustics are not the greatest (loud), the atmosphere is comfortable and friendly.

Thank francisp440
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place. You will know because the parking lot is full. It sits a lot of people so not a long wait. It worth whatever wait there is. They even have a over 55 menu. Fresh food, great cheese grits! We all had a verity of food and we all loved what we had. Enjoy! We did.

Thank Clifford F
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dinner with friends,no waiting for 5:30 time slot..We had Crab Cakes/Shrimp/Lentil Burgers...Food was hot well served..Service was fast and friendly. Would do again.

Thank Wilber M
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even though the restaurant does not take reservations, our party of 12 were seated in a reasonable amount of time for a Sat. Night I ordered the salmon, which was a special, and it was wonderful. People in our party ordered different entrees, and everyone enjoyed their meal. I would definitely go back.

Thank Sargette
Poinciana, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Chose Food for Thought after having read a few reviews in TA and we were all quite impressed by the food and the service. We knew that no reservations are taken but there is a priority seating system in place where you can call in at least an hour ahead of time to place your name on a list. This... More 

Thank jzbz
Williamsburg, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been going here for years. Food is always spectacular. Service is always great. Good prices. Don't forget about the amazing breakfast offered!

Thank Michael H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best place we have eaten in Williamsburg. The service was stellar with the owner checking on us twice. The pot roast, grits, and ribs were of note. We will definitely be back!

Thank Mdstrother
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had lunch today with family. As usual the food was delicious. I have a gluten allergy and they have a very extensive gluten free menu. The server we had was superb. This was not our first trip their and hopefully we will go there again in the near future

Thank lseward660
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food here is excellent. A great menu with something to please everyone. Just make sure you go hungry. Portions are on the large size, so if you are "of age" and don't have a big appetite ask for the senior plates when available. This place is now on the map , so go early or you might have to... More 

Thank Rebecca L
Williamsburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went here based on ratings on Tripadvisor. Food was excellent, service was good. We went on a Thursday without reservations and only waited about 20 minutes. I would highly recommend Food for Thought!!!

Thank indyrn2016

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, 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, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
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?