The Best Lunch Spots in the ‘Burg

Nothing quite works up the appetite like stepping back in time!

Between sightseeing on carriage rides in Colonial Williamsburg (are you a carriage person or an ox wagon person?), stepping aboard recreated ships and visiting the authentic Powhatan village in Jamestown Settlement, and shopping in Merchants Square, you’ll need to replenish your energy somewhere.

Doraldo Ristorante Italiano
1915 Pocahontas Trail Suite F-1, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: 757-220-0795

Enjoy delectable Southern Italian cuisine, like four-cheese tortellini baked in tomato sauce with spinach and ricotta, or cold-water mussels sautéed in garlic, oil, onions and white wine.  Or just split some calamari and a chilled bottle of Pinot Gris! See the full list of mouth-watering lunch items here.

Opus 9 Steakhouse
5143 Main Street, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Phone: 757-645-4779

Mmm. This is one of our favorite lunch spots (written about on the KCP blog many times!). If you’re in the mood for peppered sea scallops or the best prime rib sandwich you’ve ever sunk your teeth into, Opus 9 definitely takes it up a notch with their fine-dining-style lunch menu.

Second St
140 Second Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: 757-220-2286

We love Second St for it’s upscale yet chill vibes—here, it’s all about the food. If you have kids, don’t hesitate to bring them here to sample house-made soups, garlicky grilled cheese and savory burgers. Check out their menu!

Shorty's Diner

627 Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: 757-603-6674

Want breakfast for lunch? Need a large portion? Then you’ll love this 50s-style diner. But Shorty’s doesn’t skimp on quality, and delivers fresh whipped cream piled on French toast, house made soups and salad dressings, fresh-cut fries and hand-pressed, 100% beef patties. 

Cochon on 2nd
311 2nd Street #106, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: 571-436-8837

If you love stick-to-your ribs food made with love, Cochon is for you! This menu is all about packing flavor in every bite. Proof: prime black Angus beef SALAD (that’s right!) with SMOKED BACON (that’s right!!).

King’s Creek Plantation never wants you to go hungry—physically OR intellectually. Luckily, we’re right at the heart of the incredible offerings of Williamsburg, Virginia. Get lost in the sights and sounds of this living history museum (but don’t forget to eat!)