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The Jefferson Restaurant

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1453 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2802
+1 757-229-2296
15:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 15:00 - 21:00
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New York City, New York
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The concierge at Marriott's Manor Club at Ford's Colony suggested The Jefferson Restaurant for so-called 'comfort' food. Never had peanut soup before. My wife had crab cakes, I went for the lamb chops. When the server brought the check, she said, "You can pay up front".

Thank tjcnewyork
Atlanta, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice comfort food menu. Very friendly and neighborly service. Reasonably priced. Full Bar. What more could one ask

Thank Daniel J M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After getting sucked into a timeshare demo we decided to try the Jefferson out. The food was phenominal **** We loved it. I had the ribeye it was cooked to perfection & I usually don't order a steak because it is always a disappointment. My husband got the Jefferson Virginia Dinner. All of the food was amazing. We met the... More 

Thank Amy L
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I had an urge. Sixty years ago I paid my first visit to Williamsburg on a high school trip. A highlight of the visit was our meal at a "fancy restaurant" (I don't remember its name) and my meal of stuffed pork chops. I rarely find that dish any more, and I wanted to celebrate it and my memories of... More 

Thank Wanderer1001NoVA
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I researched Williamsburg and best prime rib dinners on New YEARS EVE AND CAME UP WITH THE Jefferson Restaurant. A few other places had it too but were sold out on reservations. We arrived at 4:30PM. Greeted nicely. Got nice table in corner alone. Shrimp cocktail was very good- tomato bisque very good. My prime rib was stringy and a... More 

Thank Hillsborough_NJLaLa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Always fresh served Williamsburg's fare food, with easy access. The waitress was delightful and the owner is like family, always glad to have us.

Thank Ch H
Leesburg, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Stopped at The Jefferson Restaurant to try a local restaurant. The restaurant was about a third full. I had a nice conversation with the host about their singing Santa display, and was immediately seated. The waitresses were dressed in somewhat period dresses with bonnets and were very attentive. We had a couple of questions ("what's a Jefferson-style crab cake?," etc.)... More 

Thank groverpi
Chesapeake, Virginia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

everything about this restaurant screams "stick it to the tourist!". went on a tuesday night around 6:30; there were only 2 other couples there. that should have told us to go elsewhere, but we'd rather spend our money with locally owned restaurants than a chain. the food: we ordered crabcakes, country fried steak, fried chicken with ham, and fried chicken... More 

Thank ceabrm
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The Jefferson Restaurant is a 4th generation exceptional dining experience with great seafood and southern menu items. My glass of house Merlow wine was full nearly to the brim, probably about an extra half glass it was so full. I really enjoyed the grilled salmon with green beans and baked potato. How can they make green beans so tender and... More 

Thank James B
Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Had a delicious demonico steak. Others had beautiful prime rib, baked salmon, and ribs...all good. Pleasant, QUIET dining room and servers who have been there for years. Would definitely go again.

Thank Bob F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1453 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2802
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-229-2296
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?