Walker's Dam Grill
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Walker's Dam Grill serves up traditional Italian cuisine. Its homey setting is welcoming, and guests can also enjoy the wonderful waterfront view while dining outdoors. Owner Aldo Bertuglia opened Walker's Dam Grill for locals and travelers to taste the flavors of Italy right in Lanexa, Virginia. Shrimp cocktail, fried calamari or crab-stuffed mushrooms make for tasty appetizers. Guests can feast on an entrée of linguine with clams, veal marsala, New York strip steak with roasted vegetables or a rack of lamb. This restaurant also serves pizza with a choice of tasty toppings and delicious desserts.
Walker's Dam Grill offers a variety of drinks with meals, including wine and specialty cocktails. It is open for dinner and lunch services Wednesday through Sunday.
Saturday& Sunday: 8:00am - 11:00am
Wednesday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
Love this place each time we visit. The food is great.
This is one our favorite eating places. You can't get better Italian food in the Williamsburg area.
The staff was very welcoming and friendly. However the food was disappointing. I had the Chicken Limone and my spouse had the Flounder Francese, dishes which we have both enjoyed before in various restaurants. While I realize that each chef puts their own touch on a dish, the sauce for this was so heavy that it completely overpowered the flavor of both the chicken and the fish. Additionally, the sauces tasted the same for both dishes. The chocolate cake with raspberry sauce that we had for dessert was very good.
A little off the beaten path but the freshly made meals is well worth the trip. The prices are reasonable and the wait staff friendly.
We were staying in Williamsburg so finding Walker Dam took a little effort, but the GPS took us right to it and it was well worth the trip! Food was plentiful, authentic Italian, and wonderful! We split the mussels marinara appetizer and it was delicious and all were pleased with their entrees. Be sure to try the garlic knots! Our server was excellent and very friendly and helpful, and the owner was also very friendly and came around to our table to see how our meal was and just to chat. We were there in the winter, but in the summer there is also an outdoor patio or deck overlooking the water. The restaurant is in a campground which was pretty deserted in December, but the restaurant was packed. I'm not sure where all the people came from, but I think in the summer reservations would be a must.
We shared the veal Marsala which was to die for. I felt like I was back home in NY on Arthur Avenue. The pasta was silky. I bet it is home made. While this place is off the beaten path it is worth the ride. My second time here. Looking forward to another great meal!
I've been here more times than I can count and it is reliably outstanding every time.
I get the same thing 95% of the time - boring perhaps, but it is just so darn good.
If you get an appetizer, by the time you're done with salad and the unbelievable warm garlic knots, you can count on needing a take-home box. The entry sizes are enormous. Our dinner leftovers are usually our lunch the next day.
If you dine here and don't yearn to return, I'd be very surprised.
As always the food was great. Was sad to hear of Tony's death. He always made our visits enjoyable.
Not too many dining options in the area - happened upon Walker's Dam a few weeks ago, and judging on its location, didn't have high hopes. Once again, I have been taught that you cannot judge a book by its cover - EXCELLENT Italian food!
Food was hot & all courses served in reasonable time. Recommended to friends that it was worth the drive.
The grill has great specials that make the trip to its somewhat out of the way location worth while. The service and food are always good. The wait staff is especially friendly.
We love this place. Food here is always gooood and plentiful. Italian food at its best.
Excellent food; lots of it. Great service by a young man whose name escapes me. A neighbor told us about this outstanding place tucked away on the Chickhominy River....what a find. Uses cash or check only which was a pain. THanks for using OpenTable altho.
In a nutshell, this is the best Italian food anywhere in the Williamsburg area. Very flavorful, portions are good-sized and everything is fresh. It really is located in the middle of nowhere unless you are familiar with the local campground. The one beef - and it is a big one, is that THEY DO NOT TAKE CREDIT CARDS. We would go here more often if they did. I don't carry a lot of cash on me and refuse to pay ATM fees.
The Walker's Dam Grill is the most wonderful discovery we've made since moving to the Williamsburg, VA area. Tucked away in an RV park on the Chickohominee River, this marvelous little place serves some of the best Italian food this side of Little Italy. Everything we had was fresh, cooked to order and delicious. Can't wait to return and share this with our friends in Ford's Colony.
Our frequent visits to this ristorante speaks well of not only the food, but the service. This place is like sitting at Momma's table growing up in an Italian household. Once again our thanks to Tony, Barbara and the kitchen staff for another wonderful meal. Buona mangiata.
great Italian food, best red sauce ever-everytime I go there it is a 10. We go at least once a month
We have always enjoyed our visits to Walkers Dam Grill. The wait staff is always friendly and the food outstanding.
Salad was excellent. Appetizer excellent. Main course arrived shortly after appetizer was served. Bad timing.
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.
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.
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.
Great food and good friendly service for a good price.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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+++
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.
Four of us went there for lunch. It was our first time. The Italian cooking was really outstanding. We will be back.
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
Best Italian food in Williamsburg/Hampton Roads. Don't miss this one.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Love the restaurant. Off the beaten path but all who know it love it. Food and service excellent and a good value.
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!