Best Restaurants: Wintertime Dining in Williamsburg

Best Restaurants: Wintertime Dining in Williamsburg

Discovering the Best Restaurants Near Our Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast

As the cold winter months envelop Williamsburg, Virginia, there's something magical about enjoying a warm and hearty meal in our historic town. In January and February, fewer tourists compete for tables at local restaurants, and this is a time of year when many locals enjoy dining.

Our Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast is in the heart of Williamsburg and provides the perfect home away from home during your wintertime getaway. To make your stay even more memorable, we have a few ideas of where to go for an enjoyable winter meal.

Kings Arms Tavern - Colonial Williamsburg Restaurants

The King's Arms Tavern - 416 E Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Located within a few blocks from our Bed and Breakfast in Williamsburg, The King's Arms Tavern is a quintessential Williamsburg dining experience. Step back in time as you enter this 18th-century-inspired establishment. The cozy atmosphere, complete with period costumes, is ideal for warming up during winter. Savor traditional Virginia fare like Mrs. Vobe’s Tavern Dinner, Prime Rib of Beef, and Game Pye, followed up with Carolina Rice Pudding or Bread Pudding while enjoying live colonial entertainment. It's a journey back in time that's perfect for a wintery evening.

Blue Talon Bistro - 420 Prince George St, Williamsburg, VA 2318

If you're looking for a contemporary twist on classic comfort food, Blue Talon Bistro is a must-visit. Located across the street from the inn, this charming bistro offers a menu filled with dishes perfect for winter. Try their signature French onion soup, homemade meatloaf, or the rotisserie chicken. The warm and welcoming ambiance and hand-crafted cocktails set the stage for a delightful dining experience, and you don't need a reservation if you want to enjoy their bar.

Amber Ox Public House -525 Prince George Street, Suite 102, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Just a stone's throw from our bed and breakfast, there's this fantastic spot called the Amber Ox Public House, and unlike many local breweries, the Amber Ox offers a full bar for wine and cocktails. It's just a block away! This place is a unique blend of exceptional beer and local cuisine, and they're all about creating unforgettable experiences. Picture a brewery that goes beyond the ordinary, offering meticulously crafted beers and a curated selection from nearby states. And as a restaurant, it's not your typical spot either – they've got this cool mix of Southern flavors with a contemporary twist. So, if you're up for a delicious meal just around the corner, Amber Ox is the perfect spot to explore!

Fat Canary - 410 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185

For an intimate and immersive dining experience, make a reservation at the Fat Canary, a short walk from the Fife and Drum Inn. If you are looking for a restaurant for dinner to celebrate an anniversary, birthday, or special occasion, this is the place. The Fat Canary offers a culinary journey of seasonal delights that change regularly. The restaurant has a great wine selection, amazing desserts, and great service. But, if you're just looking at enjoying a drink, they accept walk-ins for their bar. It's an excellent choice for a special winter evening.

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Berret's Seafood Restaurant and Taphouse Grill - 199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Berret's Seafood Restaurant in Williamsburg, VA, is a culinary gem that has been delighting diners for decades. Nestled in the heart of Merchants Square, it is a two-block walk from the inn.  This renowned seafood establishment offers a delectable menu of fresh seafood dishes highlighting the region's coastal flavors. From their famous Virginia Crab broils to the mouthwatering seafood platters and daily fresh oysters, Berret's Seafood Restaurant is a go-to destination for seafood aficionados. The warm and inviting atmosphere, paired with impeccable service, makes it the perfect place to savor the tastes of the sea in Williamsburg, VA. You can also walk-in at their bar, and enjoy a drink or two.

The more popular Williamsburg restaurants are busy, especially during the summer, winter is not quite so crowded but we still strongly recommend making a reservation in advance. In the summertime, we advise guests to book a reservation at their favorite restaurants as soon as they book their stay at our Williamsburg Inn.

Virginia is charming all year, but there's something extra cozy about wintertime dining in Williamsburg. Book your stay with us at our inn in Virginia, and indulge in these exceptional restaurants' diverse culinary delights to satisfy your winter cravings. Whether you're into colonial-inspired dishes or modern comfort food, this historic town has a treat for every taste. So, embrace the winter spirit, savor those local flavors, and let's make lasting memories in Williamsburg. Ready to dive in for the perfect winter escape?

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