One night in the ‘Burg and looking for good eats other than Pierce’s? Let me be the third to recommend Paul’s. Yes, it’s pretty much a student-oriented dive, but they serve great food on the cheap. I lived in a dorm right across the street for 2 years and know the menu forwards and backwards. [:p] The subs are uniformly generous and savory and Paul’s has really good gyros, souvlaki, and the best spaghetti alio olio in town.
Next door, you’ll find the Leafe. They’ve retooled themselves and became more gentrified a few years back (well, at least compared to previous years) with a new chef who seriously focused on elevating bar food. They offer up some surprisingly wonderful meals now. Along with a great beer selection, it’s a great night out for visitors.
good suggestions so far! Keep ’em coming!
With only one night at Williamsburg, I would make the most of it and try for one of the historical taverns. I remember Chownings Tavern as a good choice. If all the historic taverns are booked or simply not your thing, try the Williamsburg Lodge or the more formal Williamsburg Inn. With just one day, you may just as well make it memorable.
Delmont, welcome to RF.com. You’ll find this a wonderful site with lots of great people and information. My daughter graduated from W & M. Mrs QFan and I love W-burg. Used to get to go there a lot when oldest was in school. Now, we really miss it. I would second your comment about the Trellis. A little higher on the scale than your typical roadfood place, but absolutely worth the visit if jmckee can work it in! [;)][;)]
Bonita Springs, FL
Paul’s is great and has more than just sandwiches. The Green Leafe Cafe next door to Pauls is good and has a good selection of beers. The Trellis in Merchant’s Square in Colonial Williamsburg is world famous and kind of expensive. The Whaling Company on Route 60 near Busch Gardens is also good.
Posted this previously earlier this yr on another W-burg thread. You might find it useful:
Down on Richmond Rd right near the college is a series of little bar/sandwich shops that are locally known as the "deli’s." They are mostly college hangouts where the students quash down the beer by the pitcher, but (here’s the good part) they have really great sandwiches, burgers and salads. I would say they are very true to the RF theme. The best known is Paul’s. You might want to wander in and check one out in the true road fooder spirit. [;)][;)]
Bonita Springs, FL
If you’re in the mood for Pizza/Fried Ravioli, there’s a place called Ledo’s Pizza in Wiliamsburg. I used to live in Maryland and LOVED Ledo’s. Used to get Salami on the pizza and it comes all crisp and fried…lovely. They also have a decent house salad dressing…kind of creamy italian…
If planning to eat at one of the taverns in Colonial Williamsburg, check in advance of your trip.
Last time we went(over a year ago), only one of the taverns was open, and for lunch only.
I also heard one was closed for renovations.
For bringing back peanuts, or peanut soup,etc., try the Peanut Shop of Williamsburg.
We just brought back fresh peanuts from their Savannah location.
Fellow Foodsters: We’ll be staying overnight in Williamsburg, VA, on June 4th. Besides Pierce’s Pitt BBQ (which we know about), where else are possibilities for my wife, son, and I to eat?
Williamsburg, VA,; June 4
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