Sorry I didn’t see this before mbrookes. I love the bbq at Pierce’s Pitt, but other than the sweet potato stix, the sides leave a lot to be desired. Still worth while for the pork bbq sandwich alone.
And I haven’t been able to get here yet, but I’ve read great things about Jamestown Pie Company.
Hope it helps and have a great time!
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I also tried the search function and got one reccommendation for a place in Toano, eight miles out of W’burg. I was hoping for some current recs from people whose opinions I respect.
Try these (many) threads:
NOBOBY knows any good places in Williamsburg? Am I going to have to rely on a guide book? Argggggg
I would also recommend one of the historic inns. I always enjoyed the King’s Arms, but it has been a few years since I dined there. It is not cheap, but it is a unique experience.
We will have a car, so “near-by” is good. I’ve never had peanut soup. That sounds tempting.
We will be in Williamsburg for a conference the last week in October. Any suggestions for eating? I have never been there so I know nothing about what is available. We had rather not rely on “tourist information.”
I agree with Brookquarry regaring Surrey House.
The peanut soup is fine, the stewed tomatos were fantastic and
the country ham was good too, if you get the peanut pie, it’s very similar to pecan pie- I didn’t mention Surrrey House it previously because it appeared you were looking specifically for Williamsburg but Surrey House which appeared in several of the older Roadfood books is a good diversion.
For breakfast Five Forks Cafe in the Village of Five Forks(just south of Williamsburg) is an excellant non-touristy restaurant.
We also enjoyed Pierces Pit Barbecue. although I am far from an expert on good southern Barbecue.
One of the taverns in CW would be nice for athmosphere The food was acceptable, albeit overpriced.
If you have time, a roadworthy place can be found on the other side of the James River (TAKE THE FERRY) in Surry Va. The Surrey(Thats not a typo, the restaurant name is spelled differently from the town)House has excellant ham and very good peanut soup.
Thanks for giving me something to go on. I appreciate the help.
I have to concur with Buffetbuster regarding Pierce’s Pit Bbq.
Buffetbuster and I went to several different BBQ joints over a weekend last May and Pierce’s was the best out of all of them and the sweet potato fries are the best side items they have.
Go to The Corner Pocket for good eats, cold drinks and outdoor dining. There’s music and pool too. Go to The Whaling Co. for fine dining for dinner.
The Corner Pocket @ 4805 Courthouse St., Williamsburg, Virginia, VA 757 – 220 – 0808.
The Whaling Co. @ 494 McLaws Circle Williamsburg, VA 757 – 229 – 0275.
These are two of my favorite places to eat in Williamsburg:
http://www.leyacawilliamsburg.com French cuisine in Williamsburg, Virginia, fine wines, Special Events, Business Lunches, and Banquet Rooms
http://www.cheeseshopwilliamsburg.com Welcome to The Cheese Shop ~ Merchants Square Williamsburg, Virginia
Also a meal at one of the taverns in Colonial Williamsaburg is a great experience. We love King Arm’s Tavern. Be sure to try their peanut soup.
There are many other good eating places that I enjoy but not sure of what you are looking for. MY son enjoys it but I do not like Pierces Barbeque at all. The only thing worth eating there, in my opinion, are the sweet potato fries which are really good.
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