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Shield's Tavern-Colonial Williamsburg

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422 E Duke Of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185
+1 757-229-2141
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Smithfield, Virginia
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although there was a long line, due in part to one of two other taverns being closed this day, we only had to wait 20 minutes for our party of six. Our orders included their Vegetable Sandwich, Tarragon Chicken, Chicken Addon, Swiss Dip, and the Apple Sallet. Each was prepared well and rather tasty. Hot Cider, a Rummer, and an... More 

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Florida
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214 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shields lived up to our expectations after our last visit five years prior. Lunch was delicious as we enjoyed the barbecue and cole slaw. The holiday spirit was evident as a young lady in colonial attire strolled to each room of the tavern and entertained diners with violin renditions of various Christmas songs. We appreciated the fact that she took... More 

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Ajax, Ontario, Canada
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice dinner at this tavern. We were seated by reservations early and were led to a basement room with dim lighting and tables with ladder back chairs with cane seats. Very colonial. Staff of course in period costume as was the gentleman playing the recorder and guitar. food was good. Beef, very tender as was the pork.... More 

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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's been many years since we have had the opportunity to enjoy the pleasant feeling of yesteryear at Shield's, and we weren't disappointed. The lively music and delicious food combined to make for a relaxing evening. We are so glad we took the time to dine at Shield"s this Christmas season! The Thomases

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Mississippi
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94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a good dining experience at Shield's. We tried the salmon and the seared pork and both were cooked well and with good portions. Not sure everyone will like the mashed potatoes and succotash (peas, butterbeans, corn, tomatoes mixed together) that comes with it, but I'm sure they can help in that matter. Had the hot apple cider, a... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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241 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I feel like the taverns in Williamsburg are an essential part of the experience people are looking for when they come to visit. So when we brought visitors here, I made sure to book a table at one of the Taverns. The Shield's Tavern is a little less authentic in menu than the King's Arms, but it's also a touch... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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258 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With our daughter and two grandkids in for the Holiday’s we opted for one of our dinners at Shield’s Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg. To begin with reservations are a must and available through Open Table. Parking is available across Francis Street about a 10 minute walk to the rear garden of the tavern. We were seated in the wine cellar... More 

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Derry, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, great service, tasty food, but not enough of it. I've been feeling this way about portions at lots of places in Williamsburg though, so maybe it's a regional thing.

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Deep South Texas
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139 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here with a family of six on a cold day in December, so any place warm, along with the hot spiced rum, was welcome Shield's ihas a similar atmosphere but is more pricey than nearby Chowning's Tavern. We all chose from the apps and sandwich menu which were reasonably priced, but they had several entree items that were... More 

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Arnold, Maryland
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has colonial ambiance and delicious reasonably priced food for lunch. Truly enjoyed the sausage kale soup and the hamburger. Will eat there again on our next visit to Colonial Williamsburg.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 422 E Duke Of Gloucester St, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?