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“Oh So Good!”
Review of Food For Thought

Food For Thought
Ranked #7 of 452 Restaurants in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Food For Thought is a family restaurant in Williamsburg, Virginia, that’s as engaging for the mind as it is for the senses. Surrounded by quotes and images of inventors, scientists, and social leaders, our atmosphere aims to inspire families and encourage discussion over wholesome, delicious food. Food For Thought’s menu is as diverse as the great thinkers themselves. Our diner’s choices vary from American classics, ethnic dishes, healthy vegetarian options, or one of our nightly seafood specialties. The foundation of our menu is built upon American staples like our famous Fork Tender Pot Roast, Grandma’s Meatloaf, and “fall off the bones” ribs. America grew up on these meals, and we love paying homage to our country’s past. To complement these favorites, we added some newer, more contemporary flavors and ideas like Pad Thai, Jamaican jerk chicken, flavored butters, and original vegetarian dishes. To ensure everyone finds something they love, we also provide a gluten-free menu, a kid’s menu (with healthy options!) and our “Magic 55” senior’s menu. Our food is prepared with love and served with pride. A truly wonderful meal is a combination of good food and good conversation -- so talk about the special people featured here. Talk about the contributions that these people have made to the world! Have a meaningful conversation about how everyone can be great in his or her own way.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has yummy food! If you go to dinner be prepared for a long wait and possibly distant parking. It’s busy for a reason. One of our meals was lunch and we got in quickly. There is a great selection of varied entrees from roast beef to fish and shrimp. The prices are good and service was exceptional. Don’t miss this one!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Thank JerryV8913TB
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hehohop, Owner at Food For Thought, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to share this! I hope you'll join us again sometime soon.

Best,
Howard, Owner

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was highly recommended and must be great, but we wouldn’t know . We had called ahead to be put on the “wait list” for 7:00. Got there around 6:45 and were told the wait was at least an hour. Didn’t want to eat that late so we left.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Pioneer380770
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hehohop, Owner at Food For Thought, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Pioneer380770,
I don't think it's fair for you to leave a 1 star review when you didn't even dine here. It is not the restaurant's fault that the wait is too long for you to stick around for.
Sincerely,
Howard Hopkins
Owner

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lots of locals so never empty but service is quick and good value
wife has multiple food allergies gluten and dairy free no problems

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank erythro33
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hehohop, Owner at Food For Thought, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share this! Looking forward to the next time you can make it our way.

Best wishes,
Howard, Owner

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've reviewed this restaurant before, and I loved it then too. But this time, I really think they've upped their game. First of all, we visited to celebrate a special event with a table for thirteen on a Friday night at the peak of dinner service. They don't do reservations, per se, but you can get on a priority wait list. We were seated fairly quickly at a comfy table and we had GREAT service from the front desk to our server.

The food was fantastic. "The Best of Both Worlds" (Steak and Crab Cake) was delicious. Sides were very good, good selection of drinks and beers, excellent desserts. Plus, my granddaughter (who, let's say is a very picky eater) said this place has the BEST chicken tenders in the world. Trust me, that's impressive. We visit Williamsburg once or twice a year, and Food for Thought is definitely on my must do list. Eat here!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Thank Mike C
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hehohop, Owner at Food For Thought, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm so grateful for your support, Mike! Happy you were pleased with our service -- I'll pass your review along to the team. Hoping you can make it back our way again sometime soon!

All the best,
Howard, Owner

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our meal was excellent and our waitress Erica was a gem. She was very attentive to our needs. The Pot Roast is to die for and I recommmend it to anyone who has never tried it.

Date of visit: October 2019
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1  Thank sierraPennsyalvania
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hehohop, Owner at Food For Thought, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review! Can't wait till the next time you can make it our way. I'll be sure Erica sees your support, as well!

Best wishes,
Howard, Owner

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