Top 5 Breakfast or Brunch Spots in Williamsburg, VA

If you’re just looking for a quick bite of eggs or pancakes before heading out for a day of touring or shopping, there’s no shortage of “Pancake Houses” in Williamsburg. As a matter of fact, it’s sort of a joke amongst locals. We have dozens of them and it seems as though new ones sprout up almost monthly.

If you’re looking for something good, leisurely, and stylish, check out these restaurants. They’re all locally owned, listed in no particular order:

  1. The Trellis—I enjoyed brunch so much that I recently wrote a review on this site. With reasonable prices, great decor, fabulous location, and options for vegetarians, it’s my favorite. Daily, 8 am-10:30 am, Merchants Square
  2. Old Chickahominy House—Fond memories of dining here with my mother and sister. Reasonable prices, very Southern. Gift shop has items ranging from earrings to antique furniture. The resident cat is very friendly, but usually sleeping—what a life. Daily, 8:30 am-10:30 am, Jamestown Rd. near Rt. 199.
  3. Opus 9 Steakhouse—Also one of my favorite lunch spots. You can’t beat the quality of the food combined with stunning decor and sophisticated music. At $21.95 for adults, it’s pricier than my first two picks, but it’s a buffet, so you can pace yourself and make it your big meal of the day. Sunday, 11:00 am – 2:30 pm. New Town, near intersection of Monticello Ave. and Ironbound Rd.
  4. Bray Bistro, Kingsmill Resort—Also a buffet, and a bit more expensive at $25 (the last time I went—check when you make your reservation for current price.) The view of the James River and the drive through the manicured resort make it an outing to remember. Sunday, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Route 60, east of Williamsburg, near Busch Gardens.
  5. Williamsburg Inn Regency Dining Room—The food, decor, and service are the epitome of fine dining. If you don’t mind paying $45 for brunch, you’ll have no problem with the dress code: “Appropriate dress required: Jackets required for dinner. No sleeveless tee-shirts. No denim permitted, except at Breakfast.” I remember being very impressed as a teenager that my glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice was served in a little ice bucket of its own. The setting, overlooking a Robert Trent Jones golf course, in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg on Francis Street, is tough to beat. Sunday, 10:30 – 2:00 pm. Price includes the buffet and an á la carte entrée selection. Reservations recommended: 1-800-447-8679.


Map of the top 5 breakfast or brunch spots in Williamsburg, VA


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