Williamsburg Restaurants


From a quick deli sandwich to formal French cuisine, Williamsburg restaurants can satisfy your style and taste. Since Williamsburg is a world-class destination, there are many Culinary Institute of America graduates in our community.

While too numerous to list all the dining possibilities, here is a small selection of local establishments that have earned the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Reservations are generally required.

  • Berret’s Seafood Restaurant and Taphouse Grill- fresh seafood served indoors surrounded by local art or outdoors in the taproom.
  • Blue Talon Bistro - “serious comfort food” with a distinctly French flair.
  • A Chef’s Kitchen - combines a culinary lesson with the pleasure of enjoying fine food and selected wines with each course.
  • DoG Street Pub - Gastropub serving craft beers and casual cuisine with an English accent
  • Fat Canary - long standing AAA Four Diamond rating for its diverse menu of fresh, in-season ingredients and innovative presentation.
  • Fat Tuna Grill & Oyster House - Local chefs/owners who focus on the freshest seafood. Happy hour M-F 2-6pm.
  • Food For Thought Classic American dishes in a thought-provoking setting. Décor includes biographical photos of inventors, scientists and inspiring quotes.
  • Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant - Family friendly, locally owned serves lunch and dinner. Traditional fare and individual gourmet pizzas.
  • The King’s Arms Tavern takes you back in time with staff attired in period dress and distinctively 18th century fare.
  • Le Yaca, one of the best dining establishments in Williamsburg, serves innovative French cuisine.
  • Sushiya - Excellent sushi, sashimi and hibachi table. Good value for the money. Independently owned.
  • Plaza Azteca - Fun atmosphere for authentic Mexican food, margaritas and appetizers like fresh guacamole made tableside.
  • Second Street - An American bistro – popular gathering spot for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch.
  • The Trellis contemporary American cuisine, focused on local produce in a distinctively modern atmosphere.
  • Waypoint Grill - elegant eatery providing locally sourced seafood, meat dishes in modern surrounds. Menus change seasonally. Nice to dine at the bar.

Farmers’ Market

The Farmers Market in Merchants Square is a great place to shop or just stroll. Every Saturday morning from April through October, 40 vendors offer locally grown or produced items that range from fresh seasonal produce to flowers, baked goods, honey, jams, cheeses and other artisanal options.

In 2016, a national contest sponsored by American Farmland Trust (AFT) found the Williamsburg farmer’s market to be one of the highest-rated farmer’s markets in the country. It took fourth place in all categories, which included People’s Choice, Focus on Farmers, Healthy Food for All, Pillar of the Community and Champion for the Environment.