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Retro's Good Eats

435 Prince George St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3619
+1 757-253-8816
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“frozen custard” (14 reviews)
“burgers” (45 reviews)
“fried pickles” (13 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Diner
435 Prince George St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3619
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is decent for what it is, and better than a drive through. Prices aren't bad, but add up as everything is separate including most of the toppings for the burgers.

Thank viclvalen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting on a wet Saturday night, it wasn't busy and the food I ordered came out quickly. It was hot, good and easy on my wallet. The staff was friendly and told me where I could find an outlet to charge my phone. The restaurant...More

Thank mpursell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the hotdog , soup and loaded baked potato. Food is average but priced fair. If you are not careful the prices add up because topping may be extra. The baked potato was a little dry and could have used more butter. The cheese seems...More

Thank Marathon59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were happy to find this gem during our trip to Colonial Wiliamsburg. Visiting in Feb most of the places inside Colonial Williamsburg were closed and so we ventured to Merchants Square to see what we could find. We love diners and here was one...More

Thank packednreadyNePa
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The menu had many options. We visited in a slower time so plenty of seating available but could see the size troublesome in the busy season. Service was pleasant and quick. The food appeared to be made fresh and was certainly enjoyable. Music took you...More

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

The owners are super nice. The place however is small and crowded and the stools are torture to sit in. The food is ok but the kids meals are pricey.

Thank 701amon
Reviewed 20 December 2017

"Retro"is an appropriate name for a restaurant that takes you back to the fifties. We were in Colonial Williamsburg for 5 days and I think we ate here 4 times. Prices were reasonable, certainly more so that on Colonial Williamsburg property. Food is good. Staff...More

Thank bilodeau2015
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Lunch.... blt , barbecue sandwich, fried pickles and tomato soup. All the food was good... sandwiches are on the small side which I didn't mind but my husband was not thrilled that his bun looked more like a slider bun. Not pricey so I guess...More

Thank flossgloss
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We stopped for a quick bite, and that was what it was. This place is a reflection of the good old days, when there was a lot less of complicated matters. Just enjoy and leave. My husband ordered the double cheese burger and I ordered...More

Thank redcatcec
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Every eatery in Merchant Square had an hour or longer wait, we went one block off, just walking to see what was what. Saw this place and decided to try and grab a quick bite. 1950's style with no frills. It was busy and crowded....More

Thank Pip1128
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$8
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 Prince George St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3619
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-253-8816
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Fast – Delicious – Affordable. Signature items include french fries cut fresh daily, and real dairy custard, frozen on site daily. Said to have the best hot dogs in town, one can load up with a choice of fourteen toppings which, in addition to the old standards, include blue cheese cole slaw and sweet potato mustard! With cheeseburgers, BBQ, our grilled chicken sandwich (think State Fair) and fresh salads, there is something here to please everyone in your group!
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