We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Jefferson Restaurant

1453 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2802
+1 757-746-9494
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good18%
  • Average13%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible20%
Travellers talk about
“peanut soup” (70 reviews)
Opens in 5 min
All hours
$$ - $$$
1453 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2802
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (407)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 404 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice restaurant with fresh steak cut. Recommend Reservations and excellent service and friendly place to eat

Thank Mikey G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and reasonable prices, and great wait staff. Family owned and operated for over 61 years.. Excellent.

Thank Gary E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to go to somewhere special as it was our anniversary and heard mixed reviews about this place. We were advised that it was expensive and posh nosh. It certainly wasn't expensive at all in fact very reasonable priced. The food was lovely and...More

Thank AnnieBananie66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lora was our server. She was server. She invited us to try the cut of peanut. It was excellent. My salmon was excellent. Salad was excellent. Wife had sirloin - and it was more like a breaded hamburger. I also tasted it. Owner stopped by...More

Thank OutdoorSteveNH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is an older restaurant still run by the same family for many years. The steaks were probably the best we have had in quite some time. The atmosphere of the restaurant is unique. The waiters and waitresses dress in colonial type costumes, giving...More

Thank tambrew
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Food was good It could've come in smaller portions. My wife didn't like toe fried chicken. Was totally over done.

Thank Gerard C
Reviewed 5 October 2017

My husband and I ate here only because the restaurant we intended to eat at was extremely busy with a long wait. We walked in and were immediately struck by the old-fashioned costumes the waitresses were wearing and also by how quiet it was despite...More

1  Thank Maria F
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Fine restaurant, typical of the "colonial" restaurants of my childhood. Helpful staff, delicious drinks, great steak.

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We had dinner at The Jefferson and ordered the grilled seafood platter and a salad. The salad was attractively displayed and very good. The Seafood platter had a good combination of seafood and was also delicious. The service was good and the management very friendly....More

1  Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

The restaurant itself is clean. More of a decor that leans towards old time kitchen. But it could use a little updating I guess. Maybe throw some table cloths on tables to lessen the age of them visually. Chairs could have seats recovered easily for...More

Thank Pam B
Nearby Restaurants
Le Yaca French Restaurant
1,071 reviews
.22 km away
Seafare of Williamsburg
950 reviews
.49 km away
Fat Tuna Grill & Oyster House
1,636 reviews
.14 km away
Southern Pancake and Waffle House
546 reviews
.33 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
273 reviews
.65 km away
Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
11 reviews
1.13 km away
Yankee Candle Company
551 reviews
1.34 km away
Whitley's Peanut Factory
96 reviews
.46 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
7 November 2017|
Response from charlessN5541RM | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know
Steve B
5 December 2016|
Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
I do not know if there is a private room for parties. I will try to find out for you and post the response for you.
Mary- Louise K
4 December 2016|
Response from luckeyedie | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they have a separate party room. You may want to call them at (757) 229-2296 or look them up on line.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1453 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2802
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-746-9494
  • E-mail
Over 4 Generations - Since 1956 the family owned and operated,Jefferson Restaurant has been serving mouth watering specialties such as our very own Virginia Peanut Soup, steaks,seafood, southern favorites, and Italian dishes served in an English Country setting. Lobster and SteakGuaranteed to bring great memories for all.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing