Econo Lodge Colonial
216 Parkway Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: (757) 253-6450
Fax: (757) 229-2888
Started in 1985 by brothers from the Williamsburg area, the Second Street Restaurant is an American bistro serving up creative and tasty fare. The brunch menu is available only on Sundays, but lunch, dinner, and nighttime options are available the rest of the week. There is a wide range of entrees and a good choice of inventive salads. Delicious burgers have been voted the best in Williamsburg and the desserts are as sumptuous as they sound. On Fridays and Saturdays, the restaurant becomes a great local hangout to drink and meet the locals.
Enjoy breakfast and lunch in an authentic colonial environment. Colonial Pancake House on Page Street is just the place to go for a hearty breakfast before seeing the historic Williamsburg sites which are just a couple of blocks away. Start the day with a selection of eggs, sausages, omelettes or special pancakes topped with fruit. Colonial Pancake House is also a favorite among locals and tourists. Stop by for a late morning brunch. Don't forget to leave room for lunch. Pick from their lunch offerings of soup, sandwiches, burgers and salads. This breakfast place also sells Williamsburg souvenirs. - Jasmin So Armada
Although Capitol Pancake and Waffle House is open for both breakfast and lunch, as is evident by the name, breakfast is the specialty. Try any of the over 19 varieties of pancakes and waffles as well as an extensive selection of omelets. Indulge in waffles covered in peaches and whipped cream and for the little ones, there is a children's menu complete with chocolate chip pancakes. Lunch includes a host of American favorites including meatball sub, fish-n-chips, and meat loaf.
Experience the magic of Colonial Williamsburg by experiencing the food of the original colony. Christiana Campbell's Tavern specializes in seafood fresh from the ocean. Rich with history, the tavern was a favorite with George Washington. Owners have tried to recreate the atmosphere of the colonial times using a mixture of information obtained through artifacts, description, and other period taverns. Christiana's Crab Cakes and Sherried Shrimp, scallops, and lobster are among the featured dinner items. For dessert, try any one of a number of delicious pies and ice creams, including Lemon Chess Pie. Tavern is open seasonally, so call for details.
Eat like the original residents of Colonial Williamsburg at Shield's Tavern. The menu consists of throwback favorites such as "Bubble and Squeak" which consists of cabbage and potatoes, Buttermilk Fried Oysters, and Buffalo Meatloaf. Add a "rasher" of Salty Ham to your Welsh Rarebit or go for the desserts and try Whipped Chocolate Pudding or Warm Apple Pie with Gloucester Cheese. To ensure a more authentic experience it is asked that all cell phones be turned off. Open seasonally, call for details.
Right near the visitor's center in Williamsburg, Huzzah is a great place to stop for some comfort food. Choose from a variety of iron skillet specialties, hamburgers, pizzas, or salads. There is also a selection of delicious desserts and a children's menu for the little ones. The service is friendly and accommodating, so sit down and relax after a long day of touring.
Browsing through Colonial Williamsburg is nothing short of stumbling upon a portal to history. And in this bustling historic street, The Trellis manages to be a great complement to the charming appeal of this tourist location. The Trellis serves American cuisine which covers fresh seafood, duck, meaty dishes and decadent desserts. The most famous 'Death by Chocolate' is said to have been invented here! The decor is pleasant with a beautifully maintained patio with green shrubbery and eclectic plants. The Trellis is a great venue for romantic nights and peaceful conversations. Service has always managed to stay on par with the topmost quality of food and atmosphere this restaurant has always strived to maintain.
At Blue Talon Bistro, a poster of a red rooster on its walls is a common sight. Dedicated to French cuisine and manners, this little bistro is themed accordingly. A bistro is a casual and laid back affair and Blue Talon tries to achieve just that with its French countryside-inspired decor. This bistro serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and also brunch on weekends. Coffees and decadent pastries are a special feature. The restaurant also has a fully stocked bar supported by a competent staff.
As might be expected, Berret's Taphouse Grill has many beers on tap, including eight local microbrews. Their extended drinks list includes many other domestic and international beers and wines. For the peckish, there is a reasonably extensive menu with a focus on seafood and local produce. The Taphouse Grill is open from late spring to early fall - call for details.
Open late every night, Paul's Deli Restaurant is a child-friendly deli by day and a hip college bar by night. Whether you are choosing a sub, pizza, a sandwich, or just a drink, there is a wide variety of each to choose from. With televisions showing sports, it's a great place to watch the big game. Or if it is late, drink your cares away with specialty shooters. Paul's also caters for groups and parties.
Voted one of the top ten bars in America by USA Today, Green Leafe offers over 30 draft beers and about 150 bottled beers, along with wines and spirits. This bar is open 365 days a year, serving a never-ending crowd of young students, long time locals and visitors alike. Classic bar foods such as burgers and fried fish are served; they're perfect with a refreshing drink after work.
Located inside the Williamsburg Hospitality House, 415 Grill brings serves up great times for lunch and dinner. A restaurant by day and a bar by night, the featured fare includes soups, sandwiches, steaks, and burgers - make sure you peruse the charmingly named 'Hooves' section of the menu. At night, 415's bar is full service and is especially known for tasty martinis.