For Thought Restaurant should be a destination for any Williamsburg VA trip. The décor features biographical pictures of inventors, scientists, and social leaders while the walls display thought-provoking quotes used to set the tone for a positive and enjoyable dining experience. Discussion cards are placed upon the tables to help spur thought-charged conversation. Food For Thought’s menu is as diverse as the great thinkers themselves. Our diner’s choices vary from classic American dishes, to more ethnic dishes to healthier vegetarian or one of our nightly seafood specialties. We also provide a gluten-free menu, a kid’s menu with healthy options, and our “Magic 55” senior’s menu.



Come visit us at 1647 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Our Hours

Due to the storm, we are unable to obtain and store many of the necessary items for breakfast, therefore we will NOT be serving breakfast this Saturday (9.15) or Sunday (9.16). We plan on opening at 11AM for lunch on both of those days.

If you have any questions, or would like to check in about updates, please check our Facebook page, or call us. Thank you for your understanding, and we hope everyone stays safe throughout the storm.

Monday - Sunday 11am-9pm


Questions? Call us at 757.645.4665

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We were awarded the “Best New Restaurant in Williamsburg in 2006” by the Virginia Gazette, “Best Comfort Food in 2012” by Virginia Living Magazine and “The Best Restaurant in Williamsburg, 2009” by the Daily Press. We have been recommended by National Geographic’s 10 Best Places for Families.

                          Best Comfort food of 2012

                         Best Comfort food of 2012

  Named Best Benedicts by Coastal Virginia Magazine 2017

 Named Best Benedicts by Coastal Virginia Magazine 2017