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Retro's Good Eats

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435 Prince George Street, Williamsburg, VA
+1 757-253-8816
11:00 - 20:00
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Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was meh (not at all worth the price), but I didn't have high expectations so that wasn't so much the problem. I brought my three young children for lunch, but we're finishing our food in the car because a kitchen staff member was swearing and being completely inappropriate. The gentleman at the counter appologized but the mouthy kitchen... More 

Thank Angela Z
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stop in every time we come to Williamsburg (which is yearly). Food is good, lots of options for burgers. I've never ordered anything but burgers/fries/shakes off the menu, but everything that comes out looks good. Portions could be a bit bigger, but overall a great place to stop for good food!

Thank pvtsam1775
Williamsburg, Virginia
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good place to stop if you're in a hurry to eat, while touring. The food is average and the inside is a bit noisy.

Thank eileenshafer
Williamsburg, Virginia
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a trip right back to Happy Days and the Fonz. This place often gets overlooked, as it's next to Aroma's, but if you want good "diner grub" this is your place. Hot dogs, pulled pork, fries, really great old-fashioned bottled soda or a really great grilled cheese, tomato & bacon on toast (my personal favorite). You can easily... More 

Thank vikismom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This little restaurant was a nice respite for a weary tourist! All the other restaurants had very long wait lists or require reservations but this place had a short line and a welcoming atmosphere. I had a hot dog & fries (extra crispy!) and they were great. The hot dog is nothing to write home about but it's exactly what... More 

Thank Lauren S
Oak Island, North Carolina
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110 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

BLT, hot ham-cheese, hot dogs and more. Order at counter and eat at limited seating indoors. Not as good as The Cheese Shop nearby but much quicker turn around if you have limited time.

Thank bobatthebeach999
Newark, Delaware
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106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Very busy at lunch time, but they move you throught quickly and efficiently. We stopped for lunch as it is only a few blocks away from C.W.. Food was very good. Seating is limited, but no one stays long, so seats constantly open up. Counter servers were nice, and accurate with the order. We ordered the chili, grilled cheese sandwiches,... More 

Thank delaware104
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

My wife and I chose Retro's Good Eats because of the opportunity to enjoy a meal of sandwich in a retro setting. The food was delicious and a place we will definitely eat at again when we are in the Williamsburg area.

Thank O S B
Roanoke, Virginia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Looking for a simple, less expensive meal on a chilly night in Williamsburg, we ventured into Retro's. We generally like the retro-themed diners. But the food here just wasn't very good. They were already out of meat chili an hour and a half before closing, so I tried the veggie option, which was a mediocre bean mash-up at best. I... More 

Thank Kevin M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

My husband and I were really excited to try the burgers, fries, and milkshakes at this 50's themed spot. We were disappointed when our food came out small and flat looking. Everything is a la carte, so if you want fries and a shake with your burger, be ready to pay up. The staff wasn't very helpful or nice. They... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 8
American, Fast food, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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 Street, Williamsburg, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-253-8816
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?