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Traditions at the Williamsburg Lodge

4.6
4.6
354 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern
For parties larger than 6, please call for reservations (888)-447-8679 . Carry on traditions—or start some new ones—in a comfortable and classic environment at Traditions in the Williamsburg Lodge. Chef Michael Ellis and Restaurant Manager Stephanie Wise give Mid-Atlantic cuisine a modern twist during daily breakfast and brunch on Sunday.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (800) 447-8679

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Justin Addison

  • Neighborhood

    Colonial Williamsburg

  • Cross street

    Francis

  • Parking details

    Complimentary on-site parking is provided for all Lodge dining guests, as well as valet parking for a fee.

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment in Sweet Tea & Barley! Friday night's guests experience an evening of jazz--past and present--performed by the Timeline Jazz Quartet. On Saturdays enjoy a relaxing evening listening to to live entertainment provided by Smith and Wade or Jocelyn Oldham.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 354 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. PD

    PaytonD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Delicious food, great service, a bit loud. Also a little on the priced side but the buffet style was great.
  2. E

    Eyechatter

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Sunday brunch buffet. Everything you could want. Very tasty. Great service.
  3. C

    Crystal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The quality of food at the bunch was very low. I expected much more from the Lodge. We knew it was a buffet; however, I am not a foodie and I could barely eat it. This was my selection: Shrimp: I could not peel it. Literally could not get the peel off without tearing the entire shrimp, which was then not eatable. Bacon: Great Fried Chicken and Biscuit: Chicken was very breaded and not white meat. Biscuit was too small to be fluffy. It was hard. Biscuit Gravy: Did not have a good flavor. Frittata: Very dry French Toast: Good Salad: Loaded with too much dressing Chicken Wild Rice Soup: Great best thing we ate. Dessert: Bite Size Only but were fine. Nothing Great but 2nd best thing I ate. I have never written a negative review in my 52 years. I am a local and had heard it was a good brunch. My husband and I decided on that for our anniversary. We were both so disappointed. We will give the Inn a try for their brunch but will never be back to the Lodge for any dining.
  4. l

    lovetwoeat

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed everything that the Sunday brunch at the Williamsburg Lodge offered.
  5. r

    realitycheck

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Sort of a nice place for a hotel atmosphere. Food was Buffet food not great but terrible but a very good selection and everything else was just fine. They did have very good service and very nice people running things.
  6. DW

    DianeW

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was flavorful and the variety of dishes was great. From sliced beef roast, shrimp, all the breakfast options and much more. I will definitely come back!
  7. LK

    LiamK

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was fantastic! Everything was perfect. The food was fresh and hot.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday brunch was outstanding! My husband and I sampled as much as we could. Presentation was exquisite! Very friendly and helpful staff. A hidden gem!!!
  9. SL

    SamL

    Raleigh

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty buffet. Had good service and good food. Will definitely plan on returning.
  10. M

    Milspouse

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was great. We went for Father’s Day buffet. It was the best primer Rib and shrimp server was amazing. We will be going again!
  11. LS

    LanaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really fantastic food it was all excellent and loved the omelette I had made for me waiter was on top of everything highly recommend
  12. TH

    TraceyH

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience. Aretha took fantastic care of us!!! We will definitely be back.
  13. JL

    JessicaL

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    So disappointing because it was not the great brunch from before with omelettes and donuts made to order, and was not in a beautiful dining room but in an ordinary room with no ambiance or light. And with all those changes, the price was much too high.
  14. VS

    VickyS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place to celebrate Mothers' Day. I have brought my mother to the brunch for the last couple of years. We love the ambiance, the service and the food is phenomenal. Great restaurant.
  15. NE

    NinaE

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Food was just ok. Definitely nothing special and especially for the price. A brunch buffet should always have a hot egg or omelet station. Moat is the food was over cooked and cold
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food!
  17. KW

    KingWilliamII

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful brunch at Traditions - a place we’ve dined probably 50 times. Years ago in the original lodge, Sunday brunch was referred to as “The Omelet Fare” and that was quite an experience. I’m happy to report that brunch at Traditions is still a fun and enjoyable experience and we can’t wait to return!
  18. RR

    RosemaryR

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific Sunday brunch! Recommend to all. Shrimp and prime rib was delicious.
  19. p

    piperacres

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Meeco was fabulous. Went above and beyond when omelet station girl said she wouldn’t make omelet because she was short staffed. We requested him the next time we went and enjoyed him again. Most workers were more interested in complaining to each other about short staffing and we waited til they finished. The young chef was a delight and made my omelet himself and carried on a nice conversation. Overall weekend was frustrating because of lack of staff but key people made it worth it!!!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Never fails to please. Great assortment of brunch buffet fare that is replenished frequently. Casually elegant presentation and affordable price.
  21. PH

    PatH

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Above average in service, food, and environment.
  22. MR

    MarkR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food selection and service by our waiter, Mico, were fantastic. Would highly recommend.
  23. d

    dkreview

    Richmond

    50 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Prime rib was smothered in gravy and was rare although medium rare was ordered. Salad buffet was minimal, pecanpie was tasteless.
  24. PL

    PattiL

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, server offered a few options for the child with our party.
  25. PE

    PaulaE

    Charlotte

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Entree quality just okay - no vegetables except salads and mashed potatoes - desserts were all a blah color and not tasty, would have been nice to have some berries or fruits
  26. JT

    JimT

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    Went to the Traditions Buffet on Christmas eve and found the service slow, food mediocre and prices ridiculous. They charged $40.95 per person for a buffet that didn't even provide the quality or variety you would expect from 1 $12.95 buffet at one of the chains. Upon being seated, it took about ten minutes before a server came by the table to take drink orders. When we reached the buffet line, all the plates were already gone and it took another five minutes for anyone to notice and bring more. The buffet choice were very limited,as was the choice of desserts. I'm convinced the establishment was taking advantage of the fact that most customers were tourists who probably wouldn't be back anytime soon, anyway, so they thought it was just fine to charge rip-off prices, provide mediocre food, and slow service. Would NOT recommend Traditions to visitors to Williamsburg, Va.
  27. OT

    OpenTableFan

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Christmas Eve buffet. We were late trying to make reservations for dinner Christmas Eve. This restaurant was the only one in the area with reservations available. Now I know why. My expectations were low, but it did not meet my expectations.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Christmas Eve buffet. I was pleased with the variety and quality of the meats. However, I was very disappointed at the lack of healthy vegetables. The salads were doused in dressing and the red cabbage had been soaking with the pork loin juices. Steamed vegetables, like broccoli or green beans, would have been a good addition.
  29. A

    Atlanta

    Atlanta

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service with the added bonus of Colonial Williamsburg ambiance!
  30. AT

    AnneT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Rathe plain inside considering the price. No cream for our coffee. Service so so. Theyd had a morning rush and seemed like when we came in, they were recovering and not especially attentive (coffee water refill)
  31. GJ

    GJGJ

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had brunch there and it was good. Initially service was quick but we waited too long for just cereal fruit and oatmeal. Then we waited 20 minutes for the check. They could use one more server to cover the floor. Food was good and overall it was nice.
  32. C

    Charlestonfoodie

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent Thanksgiving dinner. Our server couldn’t have been more welcoming and all of the staff was very friendly. Our dinners were delicious.
  33. D

    Danny

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    We went to Traditions for Thanksgiving dinner. Normally, this establishment is not open in the evening but they had a special event just for Thanksgiving. We had reservations and were seated quickly. The temperature of the dining room was uncomfortably cold. We waited forever for our food. The waiter said the kitchen was "backed up" which seems odd since everyone knew Thanksgiving was coming months in advance. They had plenty of time to plan and arrange for proper staffing. The waiter disappeared and was seen anywhere in the room spending 90% of her time somewhere else. When the food finally came it was lukewarm and mediocre. The portions were tiny consisting of a small scoop of mash potato, 5 green beans, 3 pieces of processed turkey, gravy, and a tablespoon of cranberry sauce all mixed together in a bowel like at KFC. For 3 people the meal cost north of $150. Neither the food, the ambiance, nor the service nor all three together were worth it.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The food quality and service was not worth the price. We would have gone to a buffet for a Thanksgiving feast at a much lower cost.
  35. b

    blueiristn

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Our food was okay, but it was noisy in the kitchen with shouting orders like a waffle house, that we could hear at out table. There was nearly an hour that passed from our starter to our entrée was served. This was our Thanksgiving Dinner and we were disappointed with the ambiance and noise level. Will probably not come back to this restaurant. Desserts were cheap and poorly displayed at the dessert bar. Manufactured, no warmth for such a holiday meal.
  36. CM

    CathyM

    Atlanta

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My steak was delicious and prepared just the way I like it
  37. RM

    ReginaM

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Served a limited menu for Thanksgiving and everything was good.
  38. BB

    BobB

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Food quality not good at all but service was excellent. $28/person is way overpriced.
  39. RB

    RaymondB

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We always look forward to the Williamsburg Brunch. There is an excellent variety of dishes, all well prepared and at the correct temperature. The ambiance is gracious and welcoming. The staff is friendly and very competent.
  40. HK

    HalK

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The brunch was good. The choices were typical, but not a lot of choices outside the normal breakfast fare.

FAQs

Traditions at the Williamsburg Lodge is rated 4.6 stars by 354 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Traditions at the Williamsburg Lodge

310 South England Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Francis

  • Neighborhood

    Colonial Williamsburg

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Southern, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary on-site parking is provided for all Lodge dining guests, as well as valet parking for a fee.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Justin Addison

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment in Sweet Tea & Barley! Friday night's guests experience an evening of jazz--past and present--performed by the Timeline Jazz Quartet. On Saturdays enjoy a relaxing evening listening to to live entertainment provided by Smith and Wade or Jocelyn Oldham.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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