Walker's Dam Grill
Walker's Dam Grill

Walker's Dam Grill

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.rockahock.com/HiddenPages/WalkersDAMGrill.aspx
  • Phone: (804) 966-8333
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast:

    Saturday& Sunday: 8:00am - 11:00am


    Lunch:

    Wednesday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm


    Dinner:

    Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm


    Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: waterside drive
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Walker's Dam Grill
We are a small, Italian Fine dining restaurant. Reservations are recommended. We only accept cash or checks. Entrée price range $13.95 - $25.95.

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Walker's Dam Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (10)fit for foodies (7)good for groups (6)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (3)notable wine list (2)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)special occasion (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Highly recommend
    beau311jazz
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We so enjoy Walker's Dam Grill for its food and especially friendly service. It is also oh so nice to be able to enjoy all this in a casual atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I'm running out of new good things to say - went with the Marsala this time and it was excellent - just missed the veal parm which is my favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    mouthwatering
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    As always we had a great evening at Walkers Dam Grill. The Wednesday night special was awesome. Dinner for 2 for $25.00 is great. They have a variety of menu choices. Everything we had was wonderful. The service was excellent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    dstanzi
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Great food and good friendly service for a good price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FABULOUS ITALIAN FOOD!
    FoodieintheBurgVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our first time here and will not be our last. Yes, it is tucked away in a campground on a lake - kind of hidden from the world. The food is AMAZING! Great Italian cuisine made with care - delicious - haven't had food this well made since I was actually in Italy at a 5-star restaurant. This place deserves 5 stars across the board. Visitors to Williamsburg are missing a real treat here! Enjoy! Mangia!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great wine, great time!
    Magnolia
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My husband and I were so glad to hear the restaurant was back but were scared it might have changed the quality of its food over the past few months. We had no reason to worry. The appetizer was delicious and started the night off perfectly. The wine was full bodied and complimented Italian food of all kinds. The portion sizes were very generous and we had enough left over to eat well again the next day! I would recommend the now named Walker's Dam Grill to all who enjoy great Italian food and wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian
    schautzie1013
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Was given the name of this restaurant with rave reviews from diners. They weren't kidding. It is the best Italian we have had in the area, and we have lived here for 13 years. Started with the Mussels Limone. Outstanding, the buttery, lemon wine sauce was over the top. My husband had the Rockfish, I ate the rest of it the next day. So much food, we took home the yummy Risotto too. I had the Flounder, also had mussels, and little neck clams enough for two people took that home as well. Loved this restaurant. We will be back! It is a drive but who cares when such good food is available. Can't wait to bring family here when we want to go out of the way for the best Italian food in the Williamsburg area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    dstanzi
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    If you are looking for a fancy place to eat; this is not it. But if good italian food is your objective, WDG is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Service
    JBones
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was our fourth visit to Walkers Dam and the food is what brings us back. They have their wine and beer license renewed now so we enjoyed a reasonably priced bottle of Pinot Noir with our Lobster Ravioli and Rockfish specials. They also had their seafood soup which we have enjoyed on past visits and is an excellent first course. We enjoy the casual ambience of the place and, though it gets abit loud at times, you can tell that it is a dining room that attracts a satisfied crowd. We carried on a lively conversation with our waiter throughout the meal and enjoyed his comments about the food prep. Walkers Dam will be our "go to" restaurant when we have friends in from out of town and when we are in need of another great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Dinner
    JohnP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    This restaurant is about a 25 minute drive west of Williamsburg and well worth the effort. It is located in a campground setting on a scenic river just off of Rt. 60. The "Special" that we had was a fabulous Italian dinner that consisted of an appetizer, salad, garlic knots and two entrees for a total of $25! I think that it is a Wednesday promotion. Even without the promotion the food is well worth the drive. The wine list was fine with the house selections being "Banfi" and were priced reasonably. The service was good and reservations are suggested as the place was packed. Be sure to check the operating hours and and keep in mind that they accept Cash and Checks only for paying the bill. AAA+++
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 47 reviews are from the Walker's Dam Grill reviews archive.
  • Excellent Food
    ExcellentFood
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food is great. The design of the restaurant creates a frantic scene for the servers but that is overcome by the quality of the service and the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Food
    Delicious
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Four of us went there for lunch. It was our first time. The Italian cooking was really outstanding. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a Good Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Tried a coupe of new things this visit - the eggplant & ricotta appetizer and trietta carbonara. Both were excellent and more than you could eat. The appetizer in particular is sized for sharing
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Best Italian food in Williamsburg/Hampton Roads. Don't miss this one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mrs.
    Live2eatwellalways
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Best Italian food ever! Definitely will be back. Everything was so good, and such a variety of dishes to choose from. Will be sure to bring our out of town guests to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great boating destination
    WToy
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    An excellent destination by boat with ample docking available. The Wednesday night special is a very good deal and includes an excellent salad, numerous appetizer choices, and many main courses available for one low price. The food is very good with ample portions served by an excellent attentive staff. A bit out of the way but well worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Even though the restaurant is a bit out of the way, it's a great place for a good meal. We were in Williamsburg and wanted to drive a bit from the city to find a good meal. We found it at Walker's Dam Grill. We had read about it online. When we arrived it was very busy inside and since it was a nice day in May, we asked if seating was outside. They said 'yes' and we were seated. It would have been great if the construction machines doing work on the dam were not sitting right in front of us. At the end it got a bit busy when a big group was seated at two or three tables. The food was great. we shared a delicious appetizer, a sort of cheese pizza with a salsa on top. I couldn't finish my salmon, but took it home to enjoy later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always excellent
    ordinaryJoe
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    As a frequent diner at Walkers Dam, the food is always excellent. On this trip we were seated in the new dining room. It is quite small and there was a large party at one table that was quite loud. Once they left, everything was fine. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Fails to Satisfy!
    SsnsailorVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Have dined here on many occasions. When first found it was the "best kept secret". Now the word is out. This gem of a dining location is unsurpassed in food and service. Portions are allways plentiful, more than enough for a next day or two meal. Italian food extraordinary. Always pleased with selections. The flavors in each dish leaves the diner wanting more. Not a Weight Watcher's dining place, too much temptation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Secret place
    Deal
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Love the restaurant. Off the beaten path but all who know it love it. Food and service excellent and a good value.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jim's review
    nappy
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    As always the food was outstanding I am hooked on the mussels and linguine with shrimp, clams and calamari we brought friends who are now a big fan My drive from Williamsburg is worth it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as usual
    GCBC
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Overall this restaurant consistently delivers great food at an excellent value. The daily specials have never disappointed. Wine list is modest but has some good choices at reasonable prices. Service is also consistently good with friendly servers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always, we had a very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    As always, we had a very good meal for a great price. The service is nice & the location is low key.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Local Hideaway!
    JavaJen
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    It's in the middle of nowhere at a campground, but the food is fantastic! You need a reservation on the weekend for sure. The portions are huge and the specials are usually inventive. Great to get wine by the carafe too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Food at a good
    PJFF
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Great Italian Food at a good price. Service was excellent served in a friendly atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly a superb Italian restaurant!
    GHRGHR
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    Truly a superb Italian restaurant! Fine food and service. Relatively small so a reservation is a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Surprise
    Steph0562
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    This place is out of the way, but so worth the venture! We decided to eat here on our way home from Richmond. Had no idea about the place and a great fine. As soon as we got there, I quickly realized we aren't the first to come upon a this jewel. It's on camping site. So many choices it was hard decide what to order. I order this dish with scallops and shrimp with lobster & crab ravioli. The portion so big I had leftover and the sauce and flavor was so tasty. I will go out of my way to go there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best food in the area.
    YummyYummy
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    We love going to this place! I would go every week if I could. The food is amazing & the specials make it hard to pass up. If you love Italian food this is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food,and service at
    Bruce
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    Great food,and service at a reasonable price. It felt like the owners really cared and were excellent in their craft.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a disappointment!
    SsnsailorVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    Service, selection plentiful, quality of food superb. Wine choices varied and reasonable. EXCELLENT. A must visit and enjoy nothing short of great Italian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looks can be deceiving
    itchymax
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Located in a campground (one that is in need of, and has been undergoing improvements...lots of construction materials and equipment scattered about), it doesn't look very promising upon arrival. The restaurant shares a building with the camp office/store, but has it's own entrance. The dining room is rather small, hence the suggestion for reservations. Of course the other reason for reservations is the food. All the eccentricities (like the walk through the prep/expedite area to be seated, and the no credit/debit card thing) are quickly overlooked when you get your food. From salad to garlic knots to the entrees, it is all outstanding and it is no wonder, despite it's location and appearance, this place is quickly developing a following.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    Tom58
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    As usual the food at Walker's Dam Grill was delicious and more than I could eat. Aldo and Dora do great work here and for those that might have to travel bit to get here it is worth the trip! A reservation though not always necessary is always a good idea as the restaurant is on the small side. Once again a great time at Walker's Dam Grill!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the staff are wonderful, the
    cycledudedon
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    the staff are wonderful, the food is delicious, everything is homemade, the garlic knots are awesome, my husband love the rockfish stuffed with crabmeat with creamy garlic sauce, had it twice last weekend. one of our favorite restaurants
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Walker Dam
    okeydokey
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    This was a disappointing meal - service was barely adequate and food was just so-so. I had pork shank which was too heavily salted, husband had lasagna which I tasted and Stouffer's frozen lasagna is MUCH better than theirs. Strange taste and texture. There are too many good restaurants close to Williamsburg to enjoy so will not be a repeat customer.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't judge a book by its cover
    doolessVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    When I heard the name "Dam Grill" I figured, hey if the food is mediocre it sounds like a place with a nice view. Maybe a Dam, or at least water. My view was of a lot with heavy machinery! When I first arrived, I thought they must be kidding. This can't be it. I laughed along with my wife and daughter. Well. After eating the food I was pleasantly surprised. Chicken cutlet parm was just as good as any I have ever eaten in NY. The scallop appetizer was delicious and the steak I had was tasty. The place looks like an old lake cabin living room with authentic spider webbing, but the food was worth the trip from far away Fords Colony in Williamsburg. About 20 Miles and some real tight country roads, so I recommend an early dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointing
    SsnsailorVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    We have dined here many times and continue to be pleased with service, atmosphere and Food. We were a party of 7 initially, then grew to 11. The staff accommodated our every need Expeditiously. All of our selections were filled with flavor and expertly crafted. No doubt, we will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worth the drive
    anonymous
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    First time there. Good menu options. People were very friendly. The food was excellent and the portions were more than enough. They were also accommodating for gluten free request. Off the beaten path but well worth the drive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fast before going....
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Portion sizes are extra large, you will leave with a box in hand for yet another good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Gem
    KLMiller
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    What a delightful find - totally unexpected! Small and unpretentious. Just the right amount of attention from the wait staff. There was a good variety of choices, plus daily specials. Very reasonably priced. We enjoyed our dinner very much and look forward to coming back to try other dishes.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    glad this restaurant has reopened...food was very good-fresh and very generous portions...well seasoned--no extra salt or pepper needed...quiet atmosphere...good for conversation...well worth the drive from lakeside area...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.