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Old Chickahominy House

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1211 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3377
+1 757-229-4689
08:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 08:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sun 07:30 - 22:15
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This establishment has been in Williamsburg since the 1970's and I think they are serving the leftovers from that time period. Their claim to fame seems to be their biscuits, but I have to say they were like eating hockey pucks. The food was uninspiring and the shop just another trinket trove.

Thank fclg
Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent Sunday luncheon at OCH. We only waited 15 minutes for a table despite the fact that we had no reservations and it was grand illumination day. Menu is simple but delicious. Homemade flat biscuits and Virginia ham were inexpensive and filling. Quaint southern country house atmosphere. Cute little gift shop attached with many beautiful and reasonably priced ornaments. We... More 

Thank Melissa W
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 2 weeks 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 

Thank 1pchip
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 3 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
8 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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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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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
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?