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Retro's Good Eats

435 Prince George St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3619
+1 757-253-8816
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“fried pickles” (15 reviews)
“frozen custard” (14 reviews)
“patty melt” (10 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Diner
435 Prince George St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3619
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my step son while visiting him at William and Mary. We had hamburgers, hot dogs, fried Mac and cheese(insane) and fried pickles. Way too crowded but the food was good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 75JanetteO
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Pretty good burger but small so I should have ordered 2. Wish I was staying longer as I would have liked to go back and try some of the other offerings.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Oakdale29
Reviewed 28 October 2018

This was our 2nd visit, the first time it was bad but we chalked it up to the event going on in Colonial Williamsburg. Decided to take the grandkids for a ice cream after waiting in line for more than 15 minutes, counter staff is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Maznblue
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Patty melt & loaded baked potato plus Green tea ... Made perfect! Prices so reasonable .. We decided to come back the next day! Great "oldies" music as well. Very friendly owners, make you feel welcome.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank traveler64055
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Great small restaurant for a quick bite. Old fashion food at reasonable prices. Best strawberry milkshake ever

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MarionNJ
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This restaurant is a block from the Historic Area and a block from Merchant's Square. Its a 50's style place with a hamburger/hot dog type menu (some other things, too) and a strong focus on ice cream and treats made with ice cream (floats, shakes,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank giorgitd
Reviewed 23 September 2018

My husband and I were going to purchase lunch here but upon entering the building we decided against it and just bought a soda. The employees were standing around talking to each other and we were left standing there for over 5 minutes. When we...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank vacritter2000
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Typical diner food that is quick. Everything was tasty and served up fast. Kids loved it of course. Not a lot of seating but still a nice place.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped for lunch here while touring the old city. It was inexpensive, and quick with great tasting fresh cooked food. We had burgers dogs and onion rings. It allowed us to get right back to our visit.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank fireman217
Reviewed 14 August 2018

I ate here for the first time recently. I loved the classic American diner decor and the menu was varied and very reasonable. I really enjoyed the watermelon lemonade and the beef patty melt was delicious. Staff were also really pleasant. I would definitely return....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank victorian986
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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
Child-friendly, Kids
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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