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Shield's Tavern-Colonial Williamsburg

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Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great food with an American colonial theme but many options for different palettes. Enjoyed the Tavern Sampler which was a variety of appetizers including chicken, ham biscuits and grilled shrimp. Had the Lamb Chop for the main course which was great. Ambience was also great,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank James T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited Williamsburg several times in the past few years, and did so again this past Christmas week. Christmas is a nice time in Williamsburg, with the combination of colonial era activities and low-key decorations in the town. We waited a little too long...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mark L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the opportunity to have a reservation at the Tavern. The meal was exceptional (Turkey, stuffing, & cranberry sauce)and the service was the best. Monique was an outstanding server. If you have the chance, try to sit in her section.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank L0rdByr0n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shield’s is one of the great restaurants in Colonial Williamsburg. The food in all of these restaurants is top of the line and you can’t go wrong. It just depends on your mood.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Karen026
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was top notch from the moment we walked in. Rolls served at room temp were the same I buy at the grocery store. Beef in ale served cold. Waitress corrected the problem. However, the beef tasted like precooked from Sysco, veggies overcooked and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here on Christmas eve with 4 adults and one child -- it was a magical 2 hours! We were in the West Cellar -- which is indeed a basement -- but it was nice and warm and the service was efficient. The glasses of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ToddL642
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At least in busy times, make reservations on-line or through the CW reservations number several days in advance. Shield's is very family-friendly and kid-friendly. The staff was extremely helpful, going out of their way several times to make our party of 7 (and 3 generations)...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tom c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The butter was homemade and delicious. The rolls commercial and cold. The fried chicken thigh was tough, dry and not seasoned. The garlic mashed potatoes were cold, dry and the garlic too pungent. The lamb was perfectly cooked and not seasoned. The creamed spinach was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank galavafopa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was ok, but the service was pretty weak. We had a party of nine, so they automatically added a 20% tip. It seemed our waitress knew that because she didn't do a very good job. She came to our table for a total...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JT366
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner here in this historic building was disappointing. Very limited menu if you are GF, small menu regardless. The staff was very nice and attentive. Food came very quickly since they only prepare a few items. Be sure to go downstairs to see the original...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Steve P
23 July 2018|
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Response from larryb1340 | Reviewed this property |
Not in Williamsburg. Mac and cheese is on the buffet at Michie tavern in Charolettesville VA at Montecello, Jefferson's homestead.
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chskog
15 October 2017|
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Response from Belinda N | Reviewed this property |
There are so many great restaurants in Williamsburg, but in the colonial area we love Christina Campbell's and Shields. Considering it's Thanksgiving, I would say, getting the reservation is a must, and some places don't... More
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Richard F
19 January 2017|
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Response from 59Lighthouse | Reviewed this property |
you would have to contact CWB they could help you out with that
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