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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 15:00 - 21:00
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Damon, TX
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was incredible but atmosphere seemed dated. Food was average quality and a bit overpriced. Menu upgrades are needed here badly!

Thank stephaniefQ8366IO
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

People were very friendly and take pride in the service and quality of food. Owner took time to discuss the area and its offerrings for retirement. We had a great time.

Thank linwrn
Ashville, Alabama
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is a little pricy. My husband says it smelled like a nursing home. Food was good. Service was good. Our meal for two was $60.00

Thank philjilbowl
Cape Neddick, Maine
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I happened upon this restaurant on our first night in Williamsburg. From the moment we stepped inside we were swept up into colonial times. The women in their long dresses and our waiter in a crisp white shirt and bow tie. The fried scallops and shrimp for the gentleman and broiled crabmeat stuffed flounder for the lady.... More 

Thank Pjane763
Portsmouth, VA, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have now eaten at The Jefferson Restaurant several times and each visit has been a very good experience. We live in Hampton Roads and had family visiting in Richmond. Williamsburg is a great midway meeting point and this restaurant a great venue. The atmosphere is relaxed and the food is good. The staff is friendly and provides excellent service.

Thank Douglas D
Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary with dinner at the Jefferson during a weekend in Williamsburg. We had a delightful experience and enjoyed chatting with the charming staff, including the friendly and very personable owner. My husband ordered the peanut soup, apparently something the Jefferson is known for. He loved it so much, he didn't want to share... More 

Thank Kimberly S
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was so pleasantly suprised at the quality and taste of the food. The service was also excellent. We will be in town a few more days and will return again at least one more time.

Thank Tony N
Fairfax County, VA
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are frequent visitors to Williamsburg and have driven past The Jefferson many times and remarked that we should try it some time. So, at about 8 PM on a Saturday night, we did. We were seated immediately and greeted by our server, who turned out to be the high point of the evening. He was gracious and exceptionally attentive... More 

Thank UmpChap
Buffalo, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and our conversation with the hard-working owner-operator. Our only regret is that we were not in Williamsburg long enough to also visit their sister restaurant (Mama Steve's House of Pancakes) which we had also heard good things about. Good, well run, reasonably priced restaurant which I would highly recommend when your in Williamsburg.

Thank Mike M
Sun City Center, Florida
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We were seated and given water by a very cheerful and friendly server, then left to sit for over 12 minutes before she came back to take our order. I ordered the salmon and my husband had a steak. His meal was good, but mine was inedible. I had one bite of the salmon in lemon butter sauce and one... More 

Thank Linda J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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?