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Old Chickahominy House

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1211 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3377
+1 757-229-4689
07:30 - 22:15
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Mon - Thu 08:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sun 07:30 - 22:15
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Stratford, New Jersey
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old Chickahominy House is one of those interesting places that is a must visit every time you're in the area. The food is of exceptional quality and value. The building is interesting. It has a general/craft store area which allows the waiting time to go by quickly. And you will wait because the place is so good and popular,... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is frequently a 15-20 minute wait because this place is in high demand, but it is worth the wait. The ham biscuits, chicken and dumplings, and brunswick stew, and are all good. We always get the Miss Melinda's Special, which includes a drink and dessert.

Thank fonegirl0
Virginia Beach
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159 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here for lunch since the1970's. Miss Melinda's special is always good. All the pies are tasty but I like the coconut and buttermilk best. Others love the chocolate pie. Be sure to carry out some stew and biscuits when you leave.

Thank picturetakingone
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must visit this restaurant for breakfast to make your trip to Williamsburg complete. My husband and I have been eating here for over 40 years. You will experience a breakfast in a true colonial plantation style.

Thank Sheree1956
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food, very good ,nice small meals for lunch, great service, many floors of all kinds of jewelry home goods unique things, biggest drawback only opened until 2 pm, but we go every time we are in Virginia😊

Thank Elma H
Pennsburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great little place to grab a bite to eat after spending time at Jamestowne. The family was tired, the kids were cranky, but the staff was exceptional. The food was amazing. A great overall experience and I highly recommend this place for great food and great prices.

Thank Stephen O
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is apparently a local legend and a must visit, so we met friends there. The place is a nice old house and the staff friendly. The food is quite reasonably priced but not that great. Avoid the fruit salad - Half a canned peach and a slice of canned pineapple with a bit of mayonnaise on top. The... More 

Thank Bob R
Waterford, CT
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130 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Jamestown and chose the restaurant based on reviews. Arrived around 1:30 for lunch and had 1/2 hour wait. This southern delight was overrated. While the ham on a biscuit was tasty the chicken & dumplings were bland and starchy. The spicy bean soup tasted like beans from a can, yuck! The BLT was good and the table winner.... More 

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Virginia Beach
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a great traditional southern meal at Old Chickahominy House today. One of our servers was the Owner who acknowledged she is 75 and would not think of retiring. Even if her husband is already in Florida for the winter. She has been working at the Old Chickahominy House for 41 years. The hams have been cured by the... More 

Fairfax Station, Virginia
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291 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are unable to have lunch in the restored part of Williamsburg, this is a great substitute and a much better value. Had lunch here, ordered their special of the day, black bean chili with Surry sausage. Was very good and came with two of their unique biscuits that were rolled very thin, ice tea was included. Also had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:15
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
08:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:15
07:30 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1211 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3377
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-229-4689

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