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Traditions at the Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, VA

Traditions at the Williamsburg Lodge

3.9
3.9
444 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Southern
Carry on traditions—or start some new ones—in a comfortable and classic environment at Traditions in the Williamsburg Lodge. Chef Justin Haynes and Restaurant Manager Stephanie Wise give Mid-Atlantic cuisine a modern twist during daily breakfast and lunch service.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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 Thu–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (855) 318-5030
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Justin Haynes
  • 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, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Traditions Taste of Tidewater Feast - Youth

    $38.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Apr 5, 2024 only
    April 5, 2024 Join us on select dates in April for the debut of our Taste of Tidewater Buffet at Traditions in the Williamsburg Lodge. This dining experience highlights the Chesapeake Bays influence on the Tidewater Region. Enjoy a variety of seasonally inspired fare featuring select sea fare. $75.00 Adults (11 and older) $38 Children (ages 10 and under) plus tax plus gratuity. 5:00- 9:00pm. Prepaid Reservations: 1-844-714-3205.
    Traditions Taste of Tidewater Feast - Youth Photo
  • Traditions Taste of Tidewater Feast - Adult

    $75.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Mar 22, 2024 only
    March 22, 2024 Join us on select dates in March for the debut of our Taste of Tidewater Buffet at Traditions in the Williamsburg Lodge. This dining experience highlights the Chesapeake Bays influence on the Tidewater Region. Enjoy a variety of seasonally inspired fare featuring select sea fare. $75.00 Adults (11 and older) $38 Children (ages 10 and under) plus tax plus gratuity. 5:00- 9:00pm. Prepaid Reservations: 1-844-714-3205.
    Traditions Taste of Tidewater Feast - Adult Photo
  • Traditions Taste of Tidewater Feast - Youth

    $38.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Mar 22, 2024 only
    March 22, 2024 Join us on select dates in March for the debut of our Taste of Tidewater Buffet at Traditions in the Williamsburg Lodge. This dining experience highlights the Chesapeake Bays influence on the Tidewater Region. Enjoy a variety of seasonally inspired fare featuring select sea fare. $75.00 Adults (11 and older) $38 Children (ages 10 and under) plus tax plus gratuity. 5:00- 9:00pm. Prepaid Reservations: 1-844-714-3205.
    Traditions Taste of Tidewater Feast - Youth Photo

What 444 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Williamsburg

    Good for business meals

  • Williamsburg

    Good for groups

  • Williamsburg

    Healthy

444 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. We will be back next time we are in town.

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  2. Regina

    Western NC

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was just above average. Service very good. I don’t mind the $75 pp cost but expected step up.

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  3. AnthonyF

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Seafood buffet is a shadow of its former glory. Scallops precooked and small, prime rib pre-carved and overdone, crab legs with minimal flavor and small and crab au gratin is deviled crab. Poached shrimp were quite good. Overall very poor quality for this price point. 10 years ago much larger scallops that were seared on demand, strip roast that was carved to order, much larger crab legs. Crab au gratin was a mound of back fin crab with cheese.

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  4. RaquelC

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, superb service by Aretha; highly recommended!

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  5. mamamia

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Not nearly as good as the Christmas Eve dinner. Service was much slower and food was less tasty.

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  6. EmilyP

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Shocked at mediocre food and tacky dated dining area in a Marriott AC hotel. The whole experience needs to be gutted and redesigned and reenergized

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  7. JudyV

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and well prepared. The wait staff was very attentive and helpful.

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  8. JamesT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were there for the Christmas buffet. The food was delicious and the buffet was well stocked. There was a sign at each dish, that specified whether the dish contained gluten and or dairy. However, I wish there had been more gluten free options, and the dessert bar did not contain anything that was gluten free.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place. I would definitely come back here. Great food and awesome service. I highly recommend this place.

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  10. VivienneL

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was enjoyable and platters/bowls refreshed quickly. Wait staff was helpful, quick, and pleasant. Atmosphere was quiet and conducive for talking.

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  11. BillH

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food was well presented, the salad with an ommlett was different and enjoyable. service was terriffic . prices goood

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  12. MikeM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Arethea was great! We were a group of seven and my wife was having a low sugar issue and Arethea immediately brought my wife some orange juice and some crackers. Food was great and everyone enjoyed our brunch on Sunday December 17.

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  13. SherriS

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Grand Illumination Buffet. The food had no taste. Selections were terrible. Total waste of money. Should have chosen Williamsburg Inn. Breakfast not much better. Very disappointed. Won’t dine there again. Ever.

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  14. BobandAnn

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was so-so, not bad, but not memorable. It was a buffet line, so nothing special there either. What what we received we paid twice what it was worth.

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  15. KimberlyL

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at the Illumination Buffet was well prepared and delicious. The selection was good with a variety of salads, soups and entrees. Special kudos to for the Lobster Bisque and the Beet Salad. They were both wonderful. Ended with a beautiful dessert buffet with yummy apple cranberry bread pudding. We will be back!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waitress did not clear the table promptly or make herself available to provide coffee when we took our desert. The food was very good, great culinary team. Too bad the waitress dropped the ball on what should have been an enjoyable night. Waited too long for her. Felt ignored.

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  17. LauryM

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed the Illumination buffet dinner special. Good selections and variety of main entrees and sides as well as the variety of the charcuterie board. And the desserts were really nice. Service was good and the dining room was very welcoming and comfortable. Very nice pre-fireworks dinner.

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  18. JamesC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We did not feel that the quality of the food was adequate. Not seasoned well, bland.

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  19. Rock

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate at Traditions on 12-15-23 for their Christmas seafood buffet. The food was extremely good. I ate plenty of shrimp and real scallops and I was well satisfied when we left Areatha our waitress was excellent, I will return again. The quality of the food, was worth the price.

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  20. ClaudeR

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was well prepared and the taste very good. Choice of dishes was reasonable with healthy choices available. Servers were friendly, very helpful but were too few in number. Ambiance was poor. Almost no decorations for Christmas season were seen except scant ones on food table. Price a bit expensive.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cafeteria food offered at an upscale hotel. Poor value for what is offered. Staff was great!

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  22. sandrab

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a nice family style atmosphere. I hadn’t realized that the meal for the evening was a buffet but they had a good selection. However my grandson didn’t really like anything on the buffet but the server said he could get some chicken tenders from the kitchen which was super sweet.

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  23. KarenW

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Although the food was delicious and allergens noted at the serving dish, my daughter w/dairy and gluten allergies really had just three choices: roast beef, vegetable medley, and fruit. NO choices for dessert. Every other dish had either dairy, gluten, or both, for a $55 buffet! It cost us $270 for a buffet that my daughter couldn't enjoy. Very disappointing considering the calibre of restaurant, the cost, and the ubiquity of food allergies!

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  24. brianh

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you so much for bringing this terrific dinner buffet back!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    We have been coming to their Sunday brunch buffet for years. They changed it to alacart with less options for both breakfast and lunch. I could go to Perkins or IHOP and get a better meal. We will not be returning to their Sunday brunch it is a waste of money. Bring back the buffet!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I was expecting a very nice “Grand Illumination” dinner ($55/person). The “salad bar” had 3 salads and one soup (which they ran out of). The entrees were a chicken dish, a beef dish and a mussel dish with 2 vegetable side dishes. The dessert buffet were several small cake type items (not sure what they were since they weren’t identified) and cold bread pudding with a cold caramel sauce. The desserts were not replaced quickly so the selection was minimal. A total disappointment right down to a 20% tip added for the waiter who basically just had to refill our water glasses. Go to Captain George’s instead for $5 less and a whole lot more choices on their buffet.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food selection and flavor was fantastic! Our server was busy and a little frazzled but friendly and attentive. The line for the buffet got a little long at times and it took a while for our drinks to come from the bar. Would definitely eat here again.

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  28. KBreviews

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had dinner at Traditions. It was not bad but it was not great. The butternut squash soup was excellent. The main dishes were okay. The service was excellent and the atmosphere is nice.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Grand Illumination dinner was overpriced for the menu. Buffet entrees were chicken (thighs?) in a cream sauce & braised ribs also overpowered by a sauce. Poor quality cuts of both. Sweet potato dish had no pcs of potato, just “sauce like” over reduced sweet potatoes. Chicken dish had Brussels' sprouts and the roasted vegetable's consisted of Brussels' sprouts & zucchini, again overcooked. The dessert selection was what you would expect at a chain buffet restaurant. The breakfasts were pleasing & tasty, again overpriced for what it was but this was expected. The staff service was excellent each of our 3 meals at Traditions (Aretha was so attentive & pleasant). But the “special” dinner was thoroughly disappointing.

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  30. NicoleC

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    A table for two was booked, it was a late reservation after 8:00pm because we were coming from an event. We were celebrating a special occasion and dressed for a nice place. We were disappointed from the minute we stepped into the place. It was NOT typical Williamsburg expectations. The place was dumpy, it looked like a Golden Corrall at best. There were stains on the furniture and the dining room was dirty everywhere. It was a buffet at $75/person and they were already out of food. The food looked like it had been sitting out for hours and hours. The Prime Rib was awful overcooked (well done) roast beef and although the Chicken Coq au vin was delicious there were so many tiny bones that we were picking out of our mouths to eat it. The deserts were packaged cheap stuff from a grocery store. The Staff was loud and bored and under managed as they could have been doing so much more to care for guests, etc. Bottom line...so very disappointed in many many ways!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was okay but I would expect more for the price paid.

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  32. MikeMc

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If you like seafood you'll love it. The service was excellent!

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  33. BillW

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful spot for a casual Thanksgiving dinner-- only negative was running out of the delicious bread pudding-- Aretha, our server, was just amazing-- incredibly friendly and engaging-- loved her---

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  34. PamS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    While dining at Traditions was very good (for example, breakfasts), the Thanksgiving buffet was disappointing. This was our 4th Thanksgiving spent at CW, and the dinner was the worst. Granted, our reservation was for a late time, but you should be able to follow through and provide what was promised. There was no additional gravy, mashed potatoes were served with the roast beef and was out when we went through the line. Worst of all, no pumpkin pie or sweet potato pie. I think we got the last couple of pieces of pecan pie! I would recommend Traditions to others, but not for Thanksgiving!

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  35. KenP

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We have dined at Traditions 3-4 times now for Thanksgiving or Christmas and always enjoyed it. We cannot say that this year. They changed reservations this year to a 5pm & 7pm seating, that's a bit too late for our taste for Thanksgiving dinner. The biggest letdown was the food, it was rather disappointing this year. On the plus side: the green salad & fish were quite tasty. On the negative side: the ceasar salad was over dressed, turkey was dry, stuffing was like paste, roast beef was very fatty and the desserts weren't worth the calories. Wait staff were very friendly but stretched too thin - drink refills took too long. We greatly appreciate that they are open on Thanksgiving, many thanks to the staff. Unfortunately for holiday meals we would not recommend this restaurant to friends any longer.

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  36. datenite

    Richmond

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, large portions, and good food. They accommodated my food allergies and were wonderful about it.

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  37. PamelaP

    Poconos

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We expected a brunch buffet! Very disappointed!! But the breakfast was very good.. our waitress was nice.

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  38. LaurenB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We went for Sunday brunch. We enjoyed the food but service was slow. We were sat at 11:30 and I remember looking at the time, 12:12, and we still hadn’t received the soup we ordered. I asked and was told the kitchen was backed up. That seemed a bit strange since it just needs to be dished out. The soup came shortly after I asked about it. The quality of the food was good. We would go back.

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  39. GinaL

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We came to Traditions for the Sunday brunch while we were in town. The first thing I noticed was that my teenage kids probably wont eat anything on the menu. Secondly there was not just a simple breakfast to choose from, everything was over complicated and over priced. I ordered the biscuits and gravy, it took about an hour to get food then my meal was cold. Our server Jill took it back and brought me another. she was great, very friendly and accommodating. Maybe they should serve the buffet that they were tearing down when we entered it looked pretty good, instead of this brunch menu. The value wasn't there two bowls biscuits and gravy, pancakes and a strange chicken and waffle sandwich for $110.00. Head down the road 2 miles and have a tasty breakfast and Shorty's diner.

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  40. Lavellep

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff was very friendly. Quality of food was excellent as well. I was in the restaurant business for over 36 years and one thing as a professional bartender and service, no type of swearing was allowed, even if the customer said a curse word. To some, 'damn' may not be considered a 'bad word'. Unfortunately, the world we are in today, there is very little respect or everyone assumes its ok to say whatever they like. With that being said, we still enjoyed our dining experience.

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FAQs

Traditions at the Williamsburg Lodge is rated 3.9 stars by 444 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
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 Thu–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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 Haynes
  • 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, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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