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The Cheese Shop

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410 Duke of Gloucester Street, Merchants Square, Williamsburg, VA 23185
+1 757-220-0298
10:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Treat yourself to a great sandwich and you will be happy you did. The soups are like wise outstanding.

Thank deskins
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

OMG!!!! The best Cheese Shop ever. They have every thing from cheeses to the best sandwiches to any gourmet item you could ever need for a wonderful meal. As with any great place that sells great things they can be a little crowded at times during Holiday Seasons but, OH SO WORTH IT......The food is definitely the best.

Thank lindacR9606BI
Lisle, Illinois
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to grab a sandwich and do a bit of specialty shopping. Location in Market Square is an easy walk (or shuttle bus ride) from the historic area.

Thank mom2malts
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like cheese, you will enjoy this shop. But as one might expect, it is a bit pricey but worth a visit—if you like cheese.

Thank Skip Dodson
Wilmington, DE
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69 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in our order and were told it was a forty-five minute wait. No problem! We continued to explore Williamsburg until it was ready. Great sandwiches that were ready on time- even for 14 of us! There are lots of goodies to buy too.

Thank MooreaLover
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73 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Come here at noon to order sandwich and you will be amazed by the crush to order and the crush to receive your order (in fact you will be amazed that your order is ever filled but the operation is more efficient than it looks). It's a good sandwich but not so good that you would brave the crush on... More 

Thank Landsman55
Halifax, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place wasn't exactly what we had thought. When we attempted to ask one of the people working at the deli a question, we were answered very rudely and made to feel very stupid. Won't be going back!

Thank Lori1694
Roanoke, Virginia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a Saturday and I'm not sure if it's better on the weekdays but it was packed. When we put our order in it was a 20 min wait. We had never been there so when we got to the front to order. It was very much what bread, what meat, mayo or mustard. Kinda short with us... More 

Thank Mikaela M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would be 5 stars, the cheese is delicious, the sandwiches amazing (albeit small). However, it is just too crowded. It took them 1hr 16m to make 8 sandwiches. Also, it took 30m to even get a table; but there were plenty of chairs! (Sarcasm). TL;DR good cheese, don't get the sandwiches unless you have a few hours to kill.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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245 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sandwiches are way too small for the circa $7 you are paying for a meal. You'd almost need two of them to be full. The meat and the bread are tasty, the cheese tastes fresh, and do order a sandwich with the house sauce. Maybe the rent is too high and they have to charge this much.

Thank Publius-DC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?