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Traditions at the Williamsburg Lodge

3.9
3.9
373 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

7:00 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 373 people are saying

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3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Great for brunch

  • Williamsburg

    Neighborhood gem

  • Williamsburg

    Good for special occasions

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I misled the time for the buffet thankfully the staff member was very helpful letting us know about the buffet time so I can be aware in the future
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Mico was a very attentive and accommodating server. I’m pregnant so he suggested the rooibos tea for me and he also had the kitchen crew cook the prime rib to well done. The food was great but they could add guilt-free options for the dessert as well.
  3. J

    Jimbo

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We had reservations at 11:00 am for the Sunday brunch buffet. The food was good as expected for a brunch of this type. Be aware, if you are earlier than this time, some of the lunch type items such as the prime rib a may not be available.
  4. SL

    SusanL

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The buffet was wonderful… quality and quantity of food perfect for the season. Our waiter was great, as well. We felt well cared for. The deduction we would make is ambiance. A bit lower lighting and perhaps playing some Christmas music would have made this experience a 5 star.
  5. SG

    SandraG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Brunch was very nice but compared to years ago, where is the donut making machine? Mimosa and bloody Mary so expensive. There used to be so many outstanding baked goods.
  6. SC

    StephC

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Unfortunately, the poor quality of the food was the overall disappointment. Well, and the response of the manager to my inquiries about gluten free options. (He also booked it out of the restaurant right at closing, leaving the rest of the staff to clean up.) The buffet consisted of some over-seasoned shrimp, a sad fruit salad, low quality sausage patties, some decent salads, some scrambled eggs, completely burned pieces of fried chicken (at least that’s what I thought it was), and a few really unimpressive desserts. There was no color, except the salads, other than brown. When I asked about gluten free bread items that were indicated on the menu, I was shown the “gluten free station” which consisted of some pre-packaged blueberry muffins (sad looking) and several slices of gf bread and a toaster that was tucked in a corner that I missed it in my first perusal of the buffet. The prime rib station sat empty for about 15 minutes until more was “cooked?” Unfortunately, when it came out it too was brown, and dry. No au jus or anything. The saving grace was the omelet station, albeit manned by a young man who couldn’t even make conversation-the omelet was delicious! Our waiter was exceptional and personable. He saved the experience! All in all not anywhere near worth the $39.99 a head that we paid!
  7. j

    jp19

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    My reservation was for “lunch”, but the only offering at 1 pm was a buffet brunch. The food was mediocre, and the star offering (prime rib) ran out before we could get any. Despite promises of more to come, it never appeared during the 80 minutes we were there. The server meant well, I believe, but taking our drink order even before our coats were taken off and we were seated was a bit odd. The brunch was priced at $40 - definitely steep! We have eaten at the Lodge before. This visit was a complete disappointment. We won’t be eating there again.
  8. l

    localgirl

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    We were disappointed in the quality of the food at the Sunday brunch. We ate late, and that might have accounted for some of the quality, but it shouldn't have. Our servers were great, but overall, we paid way too much for a meal that was very disappointing. We paid almost $17 for a 5 year old who ate one small cupcake. There was very little on the menu that appeals to a child. The shrimp was so overcooked that it was nearly impossible to peel. And the prime rib was some of the worst I have ever eaten in a restaurant. We ate at Traditions on a previous trip to Williamsburg three years ago, and I don't remember the food being so disappointing then.
  9. DJ

    DrJ80

    Pittsburgh

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brunch is a GREAT choice. The selection and food were excellent. Highly recommended
  10. P

    Pam7

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We were at Traditions for lunch and for the Sunday brunch. The food was great. There was a large selection of both breakfast and lunch foods. We had the same server for both meals and he was excellant.
  11. JE

    JohnE

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Disappointed for the price for the Sunday Brunch. The omelettes and prime rib were great, but the fried chicken should not have been served. Both times chicken was placed on the line, it was burnt. A better price would have been 29.95
  12. TB

    TheBucks

    Philadelphia

    86 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Thanksgiving dinner buffet, reservation for 6:30pm, seatings were from 4pm to 8pm. By time of our arrival, mobjack seasoned shrimp were gone. I noticed additional platters less than half full and not appearing to be replaced. I didn’t want my family holiday to have me complaining but instead I simply chatted with the head kitchen manager. He listened and addressed my concern with exactly the right humor and information. Platters were soon to be replenished; however, shrimp would not be as they had mistakenly under estimated their popularity. Replaced with smoked salmon (yuck imho). Dessert on Thanksgiving is a big deal…. after I day back down, he approached and shared conspiratorially his success at adding more choices. The food was delicious, his service fantastic and Aretha was an absolute joy as a server. Overall wonderful and i look forward to many more years here!
  13. KP

    KenP

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    What a wonderful way to spend Thanksgiving dinner away from home. We've dined at Traditions 3-4 times during the holidays and they've never disappointed. The atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable while it's easy to carry on conversations. Food is served buffet style, never sits too long and is always excellent. Non-alcoholic drinks are included. Staff are very attentive and ready to answer any questions right away. Many thanks to all the staff working during the holiday, we appreciate them being there for us. My only suggestion is for another vegetable option or two. Being located just off the main Colonial Williamsburg street, it's a wonderful way to walk off some of the delicious dinner. We plan to visit again and you should too.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant with great food and service
  15. S

    Sarge

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Make reservations, great service and friendly servers
  16. CJ

    ClaudeJ

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. Great variety. Many choices.
  17. PB

    PattiB

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Food was only average. Not what I would expect for the price. The buffet was being cleared before the breakfast time was over to set up for brunch. The lady beside me picked up the cover on a dish that was turned backwards (probably for the brunch) and someone from the kitchen came out and slammed it shut. I was horrified!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Plenty of room inside and great food. Our waitress was very friendly, fun and efficient. We did not want for anything & were satisfied in every aspect.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday brunch is extraordinary!
  20. DB

    DaBrick

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came with a group of seven and we had the brunch buffet. The food was excellent. They kept the options fresh and hot (or cold depending on the dish), and continually made sure it was well stocked. The service was fast and accommodating. Nemanja was our server and he constantly kept our drinks filled, made great recommendations for our family, and was extremely helpful. Overall a wonderful brunch to fill us up, we loved it and recommended it to everyone!
  21. PD

    PaytonD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. r

    realitycheck

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 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.
  26. 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!
  27. 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.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 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!!!
  29. SL

    SamL

    Raleigh

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty buffet. Had good service and good food. Will definitely plan on returning.
  30. 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!
  31. 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
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. VS

    VickyS

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    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.
  35. 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
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food!
  37. KW

    KingWilliamII

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 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!
  38. RR

    RosemaryR

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific Sunday brunch! Recommend to all. Shrimp and prime rib was delicious.
  39. 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!!!!
  40. 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.

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Traditions at the Williamsburg Lodge is rated 3.9 stars by 373 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 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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