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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
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Port Orange, Florida
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had lunch which was overpriced, but not so overpriced as eating dinner in the restored area. Both the food and the service were good. I was a little disappointed that the service staff didn't give any educational information as we had in other restaurants. The chairs were extremely uncomfortable. The seats were too low to the floor and the... More 

Thank FSUWizard
Wilmington, DE
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There were 14 of us celebrating a birthday and an engagement that happened in front of the King's Arms that day, Everyone's meal was delicious and the staff celebrated with us. A little pricey but WELL worth it.

Thank MooreaLover
San Francisco, California
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

So not as cheesy as I thought it would be, they did not try and make you participate in the history making but was traditional in a good way. The service was excellent as was the food. Delicious.

Thank NerdyTravelGirl
Greenville, North Carolina
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110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first time at Shields. We have done some other taverns at Colonial Williamsburg. The food was great. My father enjoyed his salad and especially the house dressing, a fruity vinegarette. We all had the grilled pork. It was tender and flavorful. We sat in the basement but it wasn't loud and on a cold night it was... More 

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Homer City, Pennsylvania
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family visited Colonial Williamsburg over Veterans Day weekend and had lunch.We were pleasantly surprised that the prices were very reasonable for a tourist area. The server was excellent and the food was delicious.

Thank gary h
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It honestly felt like we stepped back in time (especially if you use the restroom facilities in the basement and then walk back into the tavern). What an awesome experience. Not only was the food outstanding, but the entertainment (musicians and comedians) made this a perfect ending to visiting colonial Williamsburg.

Thank fryeric
Los Angeles, California
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101 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our meals were ok. What was the most fun was the entertainment. A gentleman came in and taught us about how men greet one another. Then he taught us how a woman was greeted. It was informative and entertaining. Later, 2 gentlemen came in and played 3 songs for us. I would choose this over the Chownings Tavern for the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent place to eat lunch or dinner. Limited selections of entreees but they are outstanding and excellent food

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Portland, Oregon
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286 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Your waiter will be dressed in period costume. You can order some food and drink which will be reminiscent of the period. Our waiter was knowledgeable.

Thank Jim A
Raleigh, North Carolina
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96 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We actually had the burgers here. which were great. Service was nice, prompt. Food was good , atmosphere was neat. We'd eat here again (my husband, 12 year old daughter and I ate here).

Thank TDug

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?