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“Excellent Food And Atmosphere!”

Josiah Chowning's Tavern
Ranked #31 of 390 Restaurants in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $22
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Connecticut
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296 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Excellent Food And Atmosphere!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is one of our three favorite restaurants in CW (the others being King's Arms and Campbell's). The food is delicious, the service quick and friendly and the atmosphere just plain fun. One must have at least one meal here when in CW!

  • Visited April 2013
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Springfield, Virginia
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Must!”
Reviewed February 4, 2014

We make reservations every time we are in Williamsburg! They take walk ins but sometimes there is a wait! You can eat around back when the patio is open. On a nice day day that is wonderful however, The best experience is inside in the evening. The Ales and drinks are good. Typical to the time period and add to the Colonial experience. The ham is good but salty! The Liebotschäner Cream Ale and the pulled pork sandwich are the best treat any time of day! Wile you can't go wrong with any thing on the menu really. We've been a dozen times. It's a MUST If your visiting. The rum runners are great if your not a beer drinker. We've been here for early and late dinners, and many times lunch.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank BarbE40
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Vilseck, Bayern, Germany
1 review
“Time travel to simpler times”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

This was an awesome place for dinner. The staff play the roles of colonial tavern servers. The food was outstanding I had the lamb. The josiah beer is great. The one downfall is the uncomfortable seating. The chair I sat in was low to the ground and caused my knees to ache. If better chairs are added this place would be perfect.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Christina H
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Oakville, Canada
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Good lunch stop”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

It was a cold, windy day when we stopped in to Chowning's for a light lunch. The corn chowder and Brunswick stew were piping hot and tasty, as was the hot cider. Our shared dessert was excellent and the service was fast and friendly. Not as formal as the other taverns/inns, but still a good atmosphere, so perfect for a quick bite.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank February78
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Edina, Minnesota
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108 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great Tavern Dining”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

Excellent place to experience colonial dining. Make reservations ahead of time. Food was good, but it is really the ambience that is important and Chownings has that. It was fairly dark inside, but that is part of the experience. There was some fiddle music which added to the experience. King's Arms is also good.

Visited April 2013
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