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Shields Tavern


The Best of the American Experience

Although Williamsburg is known for its history, it’s also the perfect backdrop to make some of your own. With a mixture of restaurants, bars, lounges, and cafés located in and around the Revolutionary City, you’ll find the perfect place for a historically-inspired family meal or an intimate evening of creative cuisine. Our chefs use only the freshest ingredients, including meats and seafood raised right here in Virginia.

  • Historic Taverns

    Historic Taverns

    In the 18th century, these public houses were gathering places for residents and travelers. Get a taste of early American times with meals similar to popular dishes enjoyed by patriots like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Patrick Henry.

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  • Regency Room

    Dine in elegance at the Williamsburg Inn. This classically decorated room offers a variety of culinary classics and seasonal dishes.

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    Terrace Room

    The Terrace Room at the Williamsburg Inn offers a more casual dining experience that features traditional American fare with a modern expression.

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  • Traditions

    Enjoy a gourmet twist on traditional American fare in our comfortable and classic environment that makes all our guests feel at home at Traditions.

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    The Lodge Lounge

    Head to the Lounge for lively discussion, a televised sporting event, or cozy up by the original 1939 fireplace.

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  • Taste Studio

    Taste Studio

    Experience the true meaning of “garden to guest” with a Chef’s Garden Tour and Tasting, or learn to make your own truffles from American Heritage’s historic chocolate in our newest hands-on venue.

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  • Huzzah! BBQ Grille

    Huzzah! BBQ Grille

    This family-friendly restaurant offers a real hands-on experience. Here, kids can make their own personalized pizza. If you’re willing to get your hands dirty, savory smoked barbecue, beef short ribs, and pulled pork.

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  • Gold Course Grille

    Sweeping views of the 18th green and a tree-lined fairway complement the cuisine at this modern clubhouse. Menu items include sandwiches, soups, salads, and delicious desserts.

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    Green Course Clubhouse Grill

    Check out a service menu sure to fill a hole in one’s appetite! Try our quarter-pound dog with the works, delicious pulled pork BBQ sandwich, or our slammin’ nachos.

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  • Quick Service

    Quick Service

    From light lunch fare to quick snacks and sweet treats, you’ll find a variety of quick and casual options conveniently located in and around the Revolutionary City.

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  • Catering

    Banquets and Events

    Whatever the size of your group, we have a banquet space, intimate dining area, or stunning outdoor garden for your event. Our talented chefs have designed a wide range of menus suitable for conferences, corporate gatherings, and grand banquets.

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  • Taste Tradition

    The Taste Tradition

    September 4–6, 2015

    To celebrate the rich culinary history of Williamsburg, we offer a full weekend of contemporary cuisine creatively prepared by our talented chefs and served in beautiful surroundings.

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  • Dining Events

    Dining Events

    Join us for a variety of upcoming special occasions and events that range from educational to indulgent, and set the stage for an unforgettable meal.

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All hours, prices, and menu items are subject to change.