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Food For Thought

1647 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2723
+1 757-645-4665
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pot roast” (572 reviews)
“meatloaf” (463 reviews)
Open Now
11:45 - 21:00 Hours
American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1647 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2723
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Reviewed 2 days ago

So nice to find so many healthy choice items on one menu, we were in Williamsburg for two weeks and unfortunately never found this place until we only had three days left, we still managed to visit it four times, I travel with my wife...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Came here for the 4th time ever as locals. I brought my family from out of state. As always, the food was delicious and we were seated quickly. But the only reason I can't give Food for Thought 5 stars is because of our waiter....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 728charar
hehohop, Owner at Food For Thought, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello 728char, I'm very disappointed to hear that one of my staff provided a substandard experience. Our service is usually so of the best around. I actually have two Darrells working here. Would you please email me privately at hehohop@gmail.com with "Trip Advisor Review -...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Even though the line was long for the dining area, we were so fortunate to be seated immediately around the bar. We were so well taken care of there too! Wow! What fun! The food was delicious, the bartenders were awesome, the price was right!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Carrie O
Reviewed 4 days ago

My family and I were on vacation touring the historic sights and were told about this place by one of the tour guides in Colonial Williamsburg. At first, we were a bit skeptical (we're organic food snobs and glad of it) but when we saw...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Neil P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We always eat here whenever we are in town. The food is fantastic and the wait staff are always extremely friendly and they have great timing. They dont stop by too often but know when you need them to.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RKKLfam
Reviewed 6 days ago

What an AMAZING Dinner experience at this restaurant!!! We have couples, adults, and children at Food For Thought, and we all enjoyed our tasty meals. This restaurant does not take reservations, BUT it is WORTH the WAIT!!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Phantastic4u
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Service and food consistently delicious. Always a crowd which is best indicator of quality and popularity. Cilantro lime chicken and mashed sweet potatoes is a must try as is stuffed acorn squash. A definite favorite!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MJames63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went to Food for Thought on a weekend trip to Williamsburg. The food was delicious: from the berry salad to the crab cake Portobello mushroom dish. The waitress was very attentive and the manager came to greet us. The atmosphere is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank bethanybot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu is expansive and "wordy". We went for lunch and got a long and a short menu. Our server could not have been more patient as we asked endless questions about the expansive menus. There is a nice selection of salads, sandwiches and entrees....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kaj2600
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was a lot of fun! Superb food in a fun atmosphere! Try the apple nachos. Very fast and friendly service and a lot of fun word games to play that made you wish they had taken longer with the food.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 629angelab
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Jena B
23 September 2018|
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Response from FamilyManTraveller | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. Please contact the restaurant directly about their Thanksgiving day hours of operation.
wav l
23 September 2017|
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Response from romanrutha | Reviewed this property |
No. They do however offer priority waitlist seating to a limited number of guests. It is important to note that even the waitlist seating does not mean that seating will be available upon your arrival.
12 August 2017|
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Response from Mean B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, full bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 11:00
11:45 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1647 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2723
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-645-4665
Food For Thought is a family restaurant in Williamsburg, Virginia, that’s as engaging for the mind as it is for the senses. Surrounded by quotes and images of inventors, scientists, and social leaders, our atmosphere aims to inspire families and encourage discussion over wholesome, delicious food. Food For Thought’s menu is as diverse as the great thinkers themselves. Our diner’s choices vary from American classics, ethnic dishes, healthy vegetarian options, or one of our nightly seafood specialties. The foundation of our menu is built upon American staples like our famous Fork Tender Pot Roast, Grandma’s Meatloaf, and “fall off the bones” ribs. America grew up on these meals, and we love paying homage to our country’s past. To complement these favorites, we added some newer, more contemporary flavors and ideas like Pad Thai, Jamaican jerk chicken, flavored butters, and original vegetarian dishes. To ensure everyone finds something they love, we also provide a gluten-free menu, a kid’s menu (with healthy options!) and our “Magic 55” senior’s menu. Our food is prepared with love and served with pride. A truly wonderful meal is a combination of good food and good conversation -- so talk about the special people featured here. Talk about the contributions that these people have made to the world! Have a meaningful conversation about how everyone can be great in his or her own way.
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