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Five Forks Cafe LLC

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American, Cafe, Diner
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4456 John Tyler Hwy, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2448
+1 757-221-0484
07:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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131 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is your classic local diner, and every time I've been here for breakfast or lunch, it's full. A great breakfast, plus burgers, sandwiches, fish... just a good local stop for inexpensive comfort food.

Thank Jim O
Greenville, North Carolina
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115 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch. My dad loved his chef salad. Lots of toppings and veggies. He also liked the root beer. I had the gyro and the sauce was freshly made and amazing. My husband also enjoyed his Ruben. The portions were large but the quality and flavor matched. Worth the stop.

Thank CrystalM7373
Yorktown, Virginia
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98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good, solid, comfort food. The place is always packed with locals who want no-nonsense cuisine. The portions are generous, and the prices are very reasonable. My BLT was very good, and the special of the day (two country ham biscuits) was enormous. Service was friendly and homey. Our coffees and water were refilled instantly. Nice address to know.

Thank Hsteinmiller
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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293 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Ordered one of their signature hamburgers since a friend raved about them. Huge patty with tomato and the works. Plus you can have any side they have on the menu. I order the fired orka and had the biggest serving I have ever seen. Really enjoyed it. Wish I had another day in Williamsburg as I would definitely return here.... More 

Thank maevans70
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

A little out of the main tourist areas, but worth the visit. Mostly locals. Not crowded for dinner plus a good southern meal. Had the shrimp & grits, with cornbread, turnip greens and stewed tomatoes. Very good! My wife enjoyed the meatloaf with homemade mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes and okra. It is a diner, so not fancy, but a good... More 

Thank Liv4wked
Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

not often you find excellent food and service to match, Lori the best waitress in the area. The restaurant is very clean and the restrooms are spic and span. It is a good feeling to be served when the waitress does so with a smile. A wide selection from the menu but not cumbersome. Spacious seating and customers are friendly... More 

Thank gmcquillen
Williamsburg, Virginia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

On the Virginia Travel Blog, Five Forks Café was mentioned as one of the best Hole in the Wall restaurants in VA. It is that, for sure. Down home, very informal, quick service, local dining spot. It's a bit noisy from the ice machine or perhaps the AC, usually 2 waitresses, short order cook and other cook in kitchen. The... More 

Thank Colonial1607
Williamsburg, Virginia
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

On our trips back to Williamsburg, we often stop here for breakfast which is excellent, but lunch is very good too. My Bacon Cheeseburger had real, generous strips of bacon and the meat was of good quality; it was just a tad overcooked but the overall product still very good. My wife's Caesar Salad topped with seared chicken was excellent... More 

Thank GoodFoodie1
Wakefield, Virginia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Five Forks serves diner fare food and they are very good at what they do. We had a reuben sandwich with onion rings and a club sandwich with fries. They were both very good and the fries were crispy and well-seasoned. The onion rings were a little oily. Our overall lunch experience was very good and we would recommend this... More 

Thank Jimbo3244
Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The best breakfast we had in Williamsburg, and we were there for 8 days. We ate at 3 pancake houses and Five Forks had the best pancakes of all of them. Silva (sp), our waitress was great. 4 of us ate there and all 4 said it was the best on the trip.

Thank Tym K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4456 John Tyler Hwy, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2448
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-221-0484

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?