A guide with The Best Places to Eat in WILLIAMSBURG & THE CHESAPEAKE BAY

In an area known for its rich history and coastal lifestyle, it’s no wonder that fabulous food and drink is also in abundance here. Here you’ll find the best places to eat in Williamsburg & The Chesapeake Bay, with a wide range of stand-out options, from our go to BBQ spot to authentic Mexican cuisine and award-winning seafood. Enjoy, and don’t forget to tell them The Scout Guide sent you!

YROC Coastal Bar and Grill (8109 Yacht Haven Rd, Gloucester Point, VA 23062). Feel like you are on vacation when you dine waterfront at YROC Coastal Bar & Grill. They feature local favorites paired with culinary innovation using only the freshest ingredients. Instagram

Scoot’s BBQ (2091 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Gloucester Point, Virginia 23062). This family-owned restaurant is serving up the best – award-winning – local BBQ with big welcoming smiles every time. Instagram

Duke’s Deli (6748 Fox Centre Pkwy, Gloucester, VA 23061). This is the East Coast’s most epic deli – a gourmet deli & poke bar offering 24 craft beers and cocktails on draft. Instagram

Mango Mangeaux (33 E Mellen St, Hampton, VA 23663). Home of the best brunch around! Their menus are crafted from flavor infusions of three distinct cuisines: French, Creole and NeoSoul. Instagram

Juan’s Mexican Cafe & Cantina (2310 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Hayes, VA 23072). Authentic Mexican food, festive drinks and the best atmosphere! And they have multiple locations in Gloucester, Hampton, Newport News, Richmond, and Williamsburg. Instagram

Tradition Brewing Co. (700 Thimble Shoals Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606). Everyone feels welcome here and they’re always offering fun events, live music and great beer! Instagram

Charlotte’s Cafeteria (221 E. Mellen Street, Hampton, VA 23663). This local’s spot serves up some of the most delicious family style dining – call before you go to make sure you can get in! Instagram

Juan’s Taqueria & Cantina (1220 Richmond Rd. Unit D, Williamsburg, VA 23185). Authentic Mexican food right down the road from the beautiful campus of William & Mary College! Instagram

Kelsick Specialty Market (6706 Main Street, Gloucester VA 23061). The perfect place to find all types of foods, beverages and unique gifts. Dine outside or in right in the heart of historic Gloucester Village at this special local gem! Instagram

Sweet Tooth Café & Bakery (6566 Main Street, Gloucester VA 23061). Great coffee, sandwiches and incredible sweet treats on Gloucester Main Street. Instagram

Gloucester Brewing Co. (6778 Main St., Gloucester, VA 23061). Family-owned brewery offering beer, cider & seltzer on tap and always hosting live music & delicious local food trucks. Instagram

Lulu Birds Kitchen (6553 Main St., Gloucester, VA 23061). Elevated southern comfort food. Instagram

Casa Pearl (722 Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg, VA 23185). Oysters & tacos in a fun and lively atmosphere. Instagram

Amber Ox (525 Prince George St., Williamsburg, VA 23185). From scratch to small batch. Market-inspired fare with a Southern twist. Instagram

La Tienda Tapas Bar & Market (1325 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185). The best of Spain. Offering authentic Spanish Tapas Made from Scratch. Instagram

Explore our other Insider Guides: The Best Places to Eat in Williamsburg & The Chesapeake Bay and The Best Places to Shop in Williamsburg & The Chesapeake Bay.

Businesses in bold are members of The Scout Guide Williamsburg & The Chesapeake Bay.