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Shields Tavern
Shields Tavern
422 East Duke of Gloucester Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 229-2141 | 1-800-447-8679

Shields Tavern

Shields Tavern
Shields Tavern
Shields Tavern

Home-style Hospitality

With an inviting atmosphere and a home-style menu featuring lunch classics like hot dogs and hamburgers, Shields Tavern offers something to satisfy even the most particular of appetites. Below stairs, the setting is relaxing and intimate with lively characters and music.

  • Tavern Ghost Walks

    Spine-tingling Family Fun

    If you love ghost stories, you’ll want to experience the guided walking tour that starts in front of the tavern. Our employees tell us there are ghosts in many of the historic buildings. It’s great fun for the entire family.
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Upcoming Shields Tavern Events Events

Jul 7
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Jul 8
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Jul 9
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Jul 10
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Jul 11
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Jul 14
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Jul 15
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Jul 16
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Jul 17
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Jul 18
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Jul 21
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Jul 22
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Jul 23
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Jul 24
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Jul 25
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Jul 28
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Jul 29
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Jul 30
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Jul 31
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 1
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 4
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 5
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 6
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 7
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 8
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 11
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 12
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 13
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 14
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 15
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 18
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 19
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 20
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 21
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 22
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 25
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 26
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 27
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 28
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 29
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Sep 4
7:30 PM
Mr. Shields’s 18th-century Pig Roast
Mr. Shields invites you to an 18th-century Pig Roast. Dine on great food from the sumptuous buffet and enjoy lively conversation while you gather in family-style seating at the picnic tables in the covered area of the garden behind the tavern. Mr. Shields has also arranged musical entertainment for the evening.
Sep 11
7:30 PM
Mr. Shields’s 18th-century Pig Roast
Mr. Shields invites you to an 18th-century Pig Roast. Dine on great food from the sumptuous buffet and enjoy lively conversation while you gather in family-style seating at the picnic tables in the covered area of the garden behind the tavern. Mr. Shields has also arranged musical entertainment for the evening.
Sep 18
7:30 PM
Mr. Shields’s 18th-century Pig Roast
Mr. Shields invites you to an 18th-century Pig Roast. Dine on great food from the sumptuous buffet and enjoy lively conversation while you gather in family-style seating at the picnic tables in the covered area of the garden behind the tavern. Mr. Shields has also arranged musical entertainment for the evening.
Sep 25
7:30 PM
Mr. Shields’s 18th-century Pig Roast
Mr. Shields invites you to an 18th-century Pig Roast. Dine on great food from the sumptuous buffet and enjoy lively conversation while you gather in family-style seating at the picnic tables in the covered area of the garden behind the tavern. Mr. Shields has also arranged musical entertainment for the evening.
Oct 2
7:30 PM
Mr. Shields’s 18th-century Pig Roast
Mr. Shields invites you to an 18th-century Pig Roast. Dine on great food from the sumptuous buffet and enjoy lively conversation while you gather in family-style seating at the picnic tables in the covered area of the garden behind the tavern. Mr. Shields has also arranged musical entertainment for the evening.
Oct 9
7:30 PM
Mr. Shields’s 18th-century Pig Roast
Mr. Shields invites you to an 18th-century Pig Roast. Dine on great food from the sumptuous buffet and enjoy lively conversation while you gather in family-style seating at the picnic tables in the covered area of the garden behind the tavern. Mr. Shields has also arranged musical entertainment for the evening.
Oct 16
7:30 PM
Mr. Shields’s 18th-century Pig Roast
Mr. Shields invites you to an 18th-century Pig Roast. Dine on great food from the sumptuous buffet and enjoy lively conversation while you gather in family-style seating at the picnic tables in the covered area of the garden behind the tavern. Mr. Shields has also arranged musical entertainment for the evening.
Oct 23
7:30 PM
Mr. Shields’s 18th-century Pig Roast
Mr. Shields invites you to an 18th-century Pig Roast. Dine on great food from the sumptuous buffet and enjoy lively conversation while you gather in family-style seating at the picnic tables in the covered area of the garden behind the tavern. Mr. Shields has also arranged musical entertainment for the evening.
Hours of
Operation:
Mon.: Closed
Tues.: Lunch 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Dinner from 5 p.m.
Wed.: Lunch 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Dinner from 5 p.m.
Thurs.: Lunch 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Dinner from 5 p.m.
Fri.: Lunch 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Dinner from 5 p.m.
Sat.: Lunch 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Dinner from 5 p.m.
Sun.: Closed
Dinner reservations required
All hours, prices, and menu items are subject to change.
Ramp at the south entrance; no elevator; five entrance steps with railing into tavern; equipped unisex restrooms on first floor; wide doorways, spacious rooms; located in Historic Area; accessible parking across Francis Street.