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Josiah Chowning's Tavern

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109 East Duke of Gloucester Street, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA 23185
+1 757-229-2141
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11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Lakeland, Florida
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had dinner at Josiah Chowning's Tavern and it was well worth the wait. The food was great and the servers were fantastic. Medium priced and great ambiance. A must during your visit at Colonial Williamsburg.

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Thank MimiGrumpy
Fleming Island, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to Josiah Chowning late afternoon. Even late afternoon they were busy but we had no wait. Service was great, server treated us like a member of her family. Food was excellent, I had the ribs and they were huge and very tasty. My wife had had the prime rib sandwich, a huge sandwich. Side items where delicious, some of... More 

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1 Thank John B
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Colonial Williamsburg for Spring Break. Our group consisted of 7 people ages 4-47. This was our favorite dining venue in the Historic Area. My son is a super picky eater and he not only loved the food, he wanted to go back again. There is entertainment while you dine and for the adults there is a nice selection... More 

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Collinsville, Illinois
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208 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful meal here during our visit to Williamsburg, definitely the more reasonably priced of the taverns on site. I'd recommend the bangers and mash, the garden vegetable soup, and the chocolate pecan pie.

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Abell, Maryland
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The soup & stew sampler is a good water to try all three: white bean soup, Bruswick stew, & corn chowder. All were tasty.

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Thank Mike B
Glendale, California
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894 reviews
577 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popular place and location to eat...enjoyed the libations 😀 food wasn't fantastic however not bad...Live music made it feel more authentic

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New Egypt, New Jersey
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Authentic colonial food that is very tasty but a bit pricey. Appetizers are large enough that they can be used as main courses. The atmosphere is relaxing and the service is very good.

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1 Thank razz96
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meal at Chowning. I highly recommend this place during your time at Williamsburg. The Shepherd's Pie and Farmer's Cheese and fruit were great.

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1 Thank Stephanie C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great meal. Loved the food choices. Service was awesome. Waitress was so much fun. Portabella mushroom sandwich delicious. African style ribs delicious. Bangers and mash authentic.

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Macon
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and service. Ribs have a dry rub but delicious. Corn chowder was terrific. Nice samplers. A bit pricey but defiantly makes you feel part of the history. Be sure and opt for the punch!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 East Duke of Gloucester Street, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA 23185
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-229-2141

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?