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Mad about Chocolate

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204 Armistead Ave, Just a Block From the College of William & Mary and Colonial Williamsburg's Merchants Square, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3654
+1 757-645-2995
11:00 - 18:00
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ran in as last stop before heading home. I was looking for great fudge to bring home as a gift. My dad pet sat for me while away. He loves fudge and anything chocolate. He was excited for the gifts.. However, a week later, I noticed some of the treats were still in the box.. Maybe just a bad time... More 

Mike R, Owner at Mad about Chocolate, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by MAD about chocolate. We are not a fudge shop, so sorry if we disappointed on that front. We specialize in great chocolate baked goodies such as our double MAD brownies and gooey chocolate chip cookies! We also make hand made confections and have specialty items for each season...lots of great items coming for Easter! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Super good chocolate. Plenty of great gluten free chocolate items. Owner was super nice and the chocolate was SUPER rich. Blew my socks off. Great stop!!

Thank Dan W
Mike R, Owner at Mad about Chocolate, responded to this review

Thank you Dan! We're happy you stopped in to MAD about chocolate and thrilled you loved our chocolate! Hope to see you soon as we bring in more spring chocolate items:) More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

As someone who has tried to work with mad about chocolate for catering needs, they are pretty disorganized. I have often found that they have no idea what I'm talking about when I come in with coupons that they issued, but they always honor it anyway so that's nice. You can't drink the hot chocolate all yourself, you have to... More 

Thank knnewman
Mike R, Owner at Mad about Chocolate, responded to this review

We are glad you agree MAD about Chocolate is chocolate heaven! Thank you for your kind words about our chocolate goodies and hot chocolate and about our friendly service staff. Please contact us directly by phone at the cafe at 757-645-2995 and ask to speak to the owner, so we can handle all your catering needs effectively. We aim to... More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Yes, the most wonderful cookies, tarts, candies, and other fabulous chocolate (and non-chocolate) morsels, but a great place for food, as well. The items for lunch and dinner are all fantastic and satisfy the hunger cravings more than you expect. The quiche choices with a side salad make a great lunch, as does the creamy mac-and-cheese with broccoli. As a... More 

Thank Thom B
Mike R, Owner at Mad about Chocolate, responded to this review

Thank you Thom! We appreciate your kind words as we strive to make everything we make delicious. We're mad@ our customers! More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Went here once...would not return. Very pricey, service was slow, and food was very average. I'm a confirmed chocoholic, but did not find myself mad about their chocolate desserts.

Thank eileenshafer
Mike R, Owner at Mad about Chocolate, responded to this review

We love our chocoholic customers! Sounds like you came to MAD a long time ago...it's time to come back and try our delicious light fare for lunch and our amazing Griffin bar and double MAD brownie...you'll fall in love! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This restaurant changed management in the recent past, but there hasn't been a significant downturn. The new staff and owner are very helpful and friendly and accommodating. I planned a surprise birthday party here and they reserved us a table and baked us a cake, which was a delicious, rich almost brownie-like cake. We had lunch and dessert for about... More 

Thank Adam T
Mike R, Owner at Mad about Chocolate, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We glad we were able to make the birthday party special and always strive to bake the best chocolate desserts in the Burg! More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

WOW, throw the diet out the window!!! The oatmeal raisin cookies (yes, not chocolate) are out of this world!!! The assortment of cookies is amazing, among other chocolate morsels... Prices are a bit high, but well worth the treat!

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Mike R, Owner at Mad about Chocolate, responded to this review

Thank you! We are happy you enjoyed the cookies and our other chocolate treats. We may charge a tad more but that's due to making everything from scratch with pure, fresh ingredients...no preservatives, fillers or cheap stuff....real eggs, butter and the BEST chocolate. We hope you agree that's why they taste so gooood! More 

Orlando, Florida
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110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

stopped in for a chocolate and pretty much all they had were cookies-very expensive cookies. I tried a sample and bought 1 cookie. both were ok but not worth the price

Thank cindy s
Mike R, Owner at Mad about Chocolate, responded to this review

Thank you for coming by to try our cookies! They are made from scratch with the best chocolate and pure sugar, butter, eggs, and NO preservatives. Plus, they are made by hand every day by our dedicated team. They may cost a little more than commercial cookies, but our Mad fans agree, they can taste the love we put into... More 

Damariscotta, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

OK, I admit that I am a Chocolate snob - and sometimes make my own to be sure that the ingredients are great. Well, not here - -it's all good. Thankfully it is part of a regular trip to Williamsburg and not around the corner from my house. Take a detour here as it rocks great Chocolate.

Thank Peregrine1111
Mike R, Owner at Mad about Chocolate, responded to this review

We agree there is no such thing as too much chocolate! We hope to welcome you back the next time you visit us in the 'Burg. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

So glad we read others' reviews and stopped in while we were in Williamsburg this past weekend. The chocolate treats were G-R-E-A-T!. We tried the chocolate peanut butter cups (huge), mint brownies, regular brownies and the turtles. No disappointments here! The staff is hugely friendly and we will most certainly be back the next time we visit Williamsburg.

Thank Darcy S
Mike R, Owner at Mad about Chocolate, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in and glad you enjoyed our chocolate treats. We aim to deliver happiness every time. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$15
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 06:00
10:00 - 06:00
10:00 - 06:00
10:00 - 06:00
10:00 - 06:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Armistead Ave, Just a Block From the College of William & Mary and Colonial Williamsburg's Merchants Square, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3654
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-645-2995
MAD about Chocolate is a delicious chocolate cafe in the heart of historic Williamsburg, Virginia. MAD was founded by Marcel Desaulniers, four times James Beard award-winning chef and author of Death by Chocolate. Marcel and his artist wife Connie have retired, and the cafe re-opened in March of 2016. Renowned for generous and gooey cookies, Double MAD brownies, the W&M Tribe cookie, Golly Polly Doodles and and other amazing chocolate confections, MAD also offers lunch, drinking chocolate, home-made ice cream, double-brewed coffee, beer and wine. MAD about Chocolate is open 6 days a week for your chocolate consumption pleasure. All can be enjoyed in the art-filled cafe, our pretty pet-friendly patio or taken to go! We don't just make chocolate. We make happiness.

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