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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
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10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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Arlington, Virginia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great sandwiches! Be sure to get the house dressing on your sandwich! It can take a while to get your food after ordering. You might want to call and order ahead of time.

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Thank Diner23185
Williamsburg, Virginia
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Cheese Shop gets away with charging the prices that it does because it's such a special treat. The grilled cheese is made with a bunch of different cheeses on delicious bread--you can't find better grilled cheese around. Definitely go for the side of house dressing. If you want a snack to share, go for bread ends and house dressing!... More 

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Thank knnewman
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Has so much more then cheese. The sandwichs must be good because of the lines even during off season, unfortunately we didn't get to try

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Thank John S
Northern Virginia
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is, and has long been, a gold standard for sandwiches for William and Mary alum and Williamsburg locals. We never miss a chance for a great Cheese Shop sandwich. You have to get the House Dressing on your sandwich- otherwise you will have wasted your trip! A favorite? Combo (smoked turkey and Virginia ham - nice and salty -... More 

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Thank obxforus
Lorton, Virginia
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely recommend the prosciutto sandwich! The salami and cheese would have been better with added toppings such as roasted red peppers or tomatoes. House dressing was really good. Nice location

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Thank J U
Crazzzzs
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321 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

OMG. The best sandwiches! If you love “Take It Away” in Charlottesville, then welcome to the original shop. Fresh French bread! And the house dressing on the sandwiches, to die for!! My fav is smoked turkey and havarti cheese with house dressing on french bread. Try it!

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Thank Crazzzzs
Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been eating at the Cheese Shop since 1993 when I first attended W&M, albeit originally in a different location. If you get a sandwich without the House Dressing you basically haven't had the Cheese Shop experience and while your'e at it grab a bag of bread ends and a pint of House Dressing for later. I also love... More 

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Thank Jeremy S
Williamsburg, Virginia
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88 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have lived in Williamsburg for about 3 years, but this is the first time we have eaten at the Cheese Shop. Long lines deterred us previously. I had a roast beef sandwich with cheddar cheese and the special dressing. My husband had a corned beef sandwich with some kind of cheese and mustard. Since there was... More 

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Thank BarbaraMD59
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tasty sandwiches at a reasonable price. Lots of sides, drinks and snacks to choose from. And of course, good cheese.

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Thank Lizzie6219
Raleigh, USA
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64 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super sandwiches -- very good quality bread and ingredients at reasonable prices. Always visit here when in Williamsburg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 20:00
Saturday
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?