Enjoy a menu of colonial-inspired favorites and specialty beer, such as our own Old Stitch and Dear Old Mum. Enjoy dining inside the tavern all day, 7 days a week with shared plates, old favorites such as Brunswick Stew and Welsh Rarebit, as well as Shepherd’s Pye and Bangers and Mash. Join us for table games after 5pm. For outside dining under the grape arbor, Chowning’s Garden Snack Bar Grill is open from 11am–4pm daily serving burgers, hot dogs, bratwurst rolls, Brunswick Stew, BBQ, salads and sweet treats.Learn More
Noted as George Washington's favorite for seafood, Christiana Campbell's Tavern is as alive today with conversation and political discussion as it was in the times of the founders. Menu items feature crab, shrimp, fish, and scallops - all items that were familiar to 18th-century Virginians. You won't want to miss Christiana's crab cakes! Enjoy a visit with Miss Molly.Learn More
After Jane Vobe opened the King's Arms Tavern in 1772, it became one of the town's most genteel establishments. She once described it as a place "where the best people resorted." Today, the tavern remains true to her words. From the finest furnishings to the most gracious service, the King's Arms Tavern offers musical entertainment in an elegant environment. Enter the rustic reproduction tavern and be greeted by a server dressed in the fashion of the 18th century. Hear "the news of the day" from a citizen of Williamsburg. Choose from a chophouse menu, featuring prime rib, pork chops, and roasted lamb.Learn More
As an 18th-century Colony of the British Empire, Colonial Williamsburg served as a port of call for ships from all corners of the world, and the menu at James Shield's Tavern reflects those global influences. A customer would find molasses, sugar, and rum from the West Indies; wines from Portugal, Spain, and France; coffee from Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean; tea from Asia; lemons and limes from the Caribbean; and spices from all over the world. With gracious service and lively entertainment, Shield's Tavern offers a glimpse into the cosmopolitan nature of the British Colonies.Learn More
Dubois Grocer, nestled in the heart of the Historic Area, is the perfect place to stop and satisfy your mid-afternoon sweet tooth. Refillable mugs are available for purchase. Take a cookie or muffin to-go, enjoy a Mars candy bar, or quench your thirst with a cold beverage in this unique, historic shop.Learn More
McKenzie Apothecary is a small counter-service concession offering drinks and light refreshments. Open seasonally.Learn More
Once you have satisfied your curiosity in the museums, take time to satisfy your thirst and appetite. The Museum Cafe features a delectable array of sandwiches, chili, salads, and soups (vegetarian options also available) as well as teas, coffee, tavern beers, and wine. Before heading to another exhibit, grab a quick cookie, muffin, or croissant.
Stop in to the Raleigh Tavern Bakery for an 18th-century-inspired sweet treat or a light lunch to go. Grab a sandwich and side dish, a cold bottle of root beer, or a cup of hot cider to help fuel your next revolutionary adventure. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a soft and chewy cookie or sink your teeth into a homemade muffin or loaf of bread. During the holiday season, enjoy fresh-baked pies.
Stop in to the Visitor Center Cafe, conveniently located beside the shops, to stock up on snacks to fuel your day of adventures or enjoy a light lunch. With ample seating, you can give your legs a rest and plan your next discovery. Lunch items include hot meals like Brunswick stew and barbecue as well as pre-packaged sandwiches and wraps. Healthy snack options include fruit cups and veggies with dip. Kid-friendly favorites like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are also available.