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The Jefferson Restaurant

1453 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2802
+1 757-229-2296
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good18%
  • Average13%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible20%
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“peanut soup” (70 reviews)
Open Now
3:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
1453 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2802
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Just got back to the hotel after having dinner at the Jefferson, and boy are we stuffed ! We arrived early and were greeted by the owner. Mark's a very personable guy. We were taken to a table by the window and our culinary feast...More

1  Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nothing fancy. Pretty pricy for casual diner food. Service was good, efficient, and friendly. Food was okay. The prime rib was so-so (really salty). Mashed potatoes tasted instant. Peanut soup was good. Appreciated the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff but the food made the...More

Thank M P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived just after opening. Service was attentive, food was fair but not outstanding. Recommend asking to not put seasoning on the steak, otherwise it is very salty.

Thank Don H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We we’re the first ones to arrive, being seated promptly. Our waitress was friendly & attentive, got our orders correct. Everything from soup to salad was served well and steaming hot (which I prefer) and very good fish selection. We had the stuffed shrimp and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice restaurant with fresh steak cut. Recommend Reservations and excellent service and friendly place to eat

Thank Mikey G
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Great food and reasonable prices, and great wait staff. Family owned and operated for over 61 years.. Excellent.

Thank Gary E
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We wanted to go to somewhere special as it was our anniversary and heard mixed reviews about this place. We were advised that it was expensive and posh nosh. It certainly wasn't expensive at all in fact very reasonable priced. The food was lovely and...More

Thank AnnieBananie66
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Lora was our server. She was server. She invited us to try the cut of peanut. It was excellent. My salmon was excellent. Salad was excellent. Wife had sirloin - and it was more like a breaded hamburger. I also tasted it. Owner stopped by...More

Thank OutdoorSteveNH
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This restaurant is an older restaurant still run by the same family for many years. The steaks were probably the best we have had in quite some time. The atmosphere of the restaurant is unique. The waiters and waitresses dress in colonial type costumes, giving...More

Thank tambrew
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Food was good It could've come in smaller portions. My wife didn't like toe fried chicken. Was totally over done.

Thank Gerard C
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7 November 2017|
Response from charlessN5541RM | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know
Steve B
5 December 2016|
Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
I do not know if there is a private room for parties. I will try to find out for you and post the response for you.
Mary- Louise K
4 December 2016|
Response from luckeyedie | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they have a separate party room. You may want to call them at (757) 229-2296 or look them up on line.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1453 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2802
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-229-2296
  • E-mail
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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