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The Jefferson Restaurant

1453 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2802
+1 757-746-9494
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good18%
  • Average13%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible20%
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1453 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2802
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant is an older restaurant still run by the same family for many years. The steaks were probably the best we have had in quite some time. The atmosphere of the restaurant is unique. The waiters and waitresses dress in colonial type costumes, giving...More

Thank tambrew
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was good It could've come in smaller portions. My wife didn't like toe fried chicken. Was totally over done.

Thank Gerard C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I ate here only because the restaurant we intended to eat at was extremely busy with a long wait. We walked in and were immediately struck by the old-fashioned costumes the waitresses were wearing and also by how quiet it was despite...More

1  Thank Maria F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fine restaurant, typical of the "colonial" restaurants of my childhood. Helpful staff, delicious drinks, great steak.

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at The Jefferson and ordered the grilled seafood platter and a salad. The salad was attractively displayed and very good. The Seafood platter had a good combination of seafood and was also delicious. The service was good and the management very friendly....More

1  Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant itself is clean. More of a decor that leans towards old time kitchen. But it could use a little updating I guess. Maybe throw some table cloths on tables to lessen the age of them visually. Chairs could have seats recovered easily for...More

Thank Pam B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place looks like it is 30 or 40 years behind the times. We had a drastic discount coupon so we tried it. The people are exceptionally nice. The food was adequate but not special in any way. I would not go back.

Thank Mindgrowz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Jefferson is dated and tired, and if the owners do not make some changes will probably not be there too much longer. The peanut soup , rolls, and service were fine. Our prime ribs were sort of warm, the mashed potatoes had a strange...More

Thank MikePsy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we were visiting the area and were recommended to this restaurant and we were very pleased with our meal. Good, solid, American type food and it was presented nicely and very flavorful. I'd be a regular if I lived here

Thank Lesliemomof6
Reviewed 11 September 2017

we picked this restaurant off of the internet after reading the menu and prices. we are 6 ladies on our annual beach trip .when we walked in I noticed that the restaurant was quiet and peaceful which is what I like when I go to...More

Thank teresanln
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Steve B
5 December 2016|
Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
I do not know if there is a private room for parties. I will try to find out for you and post the response for you.
Mary- Louise K
4 December 2016|
Response from luckeyedie | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they have a separate party room. You may want to call them at (757) 229-2296 or look them up on line.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1453 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2802
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-746-9494
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Over 4 Generations - Since 1956 the family owned and operated,Jefferson Restaurant has been serving mouth watering specialties such as our very own Virginia Peanut Soup, steaks,seafood, southern favorites, and Italian dishes served in an English Country setting. Lobster and SteakGuaranteed to bring great memories for all.
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