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The Cheese Shop

410 Duke of Gloucester Street, Merchants Square, Williamsburg, VA 23185
+1 757-220-0298
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (770 reviews)
“cheese plate” (127 reviews)
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American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
410 Duke of Gloucester Street, Merchants Square, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Cheese Shop offers a wide variety of cheeses and breads, and has plenty of attractive options for lunch. The one drawback is that there are only a couple of tables inside, so if the weather is too inclement to sit outside, better go elsewhere!!

Thank sandora415
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful shop, great French bread sandwiches, plenty of seating for wine and cheese or sandwiches and side salads, both in front or on the side under the fans. Dog friendly :)

Thank Lor411
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice selection of gourmet and specialty items, wines and cheeses to choose from and tasty sandwiches-it does get SUPER packed though, which is good for the store, but makes it tough to browse.

Thank Li C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we didn't eat here this visit - we ALWAYS go here to get some cheeses to take home - wide selection of cheeses and meats available - staff is very helpful to help you decide what you might like and offers samples before you...More

Thank Musicman17109
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely store/deli with very friendly staff. Perfect place to pick up a meal to eat on the benches outside. We picked up egg salad sandwich, braunschweiger sandwich and soup. Also some delicious wine. All very economical prices and it was delicious.

Thank STravelsHappy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is busy and hectic, with the smells of cheese and bread and coffee make it wonderful. They also have great sandwiches. Great staff who will take time to help you and let you taste the varied and large selection of cheeses. They have...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cheese Shop offers upscale selections on beverages, snacks , deli items and sandwiches. If you are focused with activities at CW, and not wanting to wait for table service, the Cheese Shop offerings are ideal. In summer it is a perfect prelude to the...More

Thank Suzanne D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here for lunch during Labor Day weekend. I had heard great reviews about this place & love cheese more than just about any other food. This place was packed & a real nightmare trying to get food. The sandwich line was so long...More

Thank tygriss74
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had gone into this little shop, I loved the food and they had good varieties of food there. However, I had not been able to find a seat due to a large group were in that shop during my visit at lunch time.

Thank aoltang
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing special here. We were advised by several locals to go here for lunch, but found the sandwiches totally uninspiring. They basically serve what I term a "simple sandwich" of cold cuts and sliced cheese and not a whole lot of either. This was an...More

Thank KK-CF
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 410 Duke of Gloucester Street, Merchants Square, Williamsburg, VA 23185
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-220-0298
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