Where to Eat in Colonial Williamsburg on July 4, 2024

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Where to Eat in Colonial Williamsburg on July 4, 2024

With their free admission ticket offer – it just makes sense to come spend the day in Colonial Williamsburg for July 4th – but when you do…where do you eat?  This year they have really upped their game with different eating options from concession stands to full all you can eat buffets steps away from the Fireworks Display (July 4th Feast) – see all the options below: most of the reserved meals are sold out as of July 3 but there are food stands and restaurants that do not require reservations below:

Shields Tavern Pavilion 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Enjoy refreshing drinks and delicious fair food treats! Treat yourself to street corn, pulled pork fries with cheese, watermelon, and an array of cool beverages to keep you hydrated. Plan to add this event to your full day of patriotic festivities in Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area.

Lumber House: Concession Stand 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Stop by the Greenhow Lumber House yard this July 4th for an electrifying experience! Delight in refreshing beverages and indulge in tantalizing Fair Food delights! This is a special July 4th food location, so stop by!
Menu: Savory Street Corn, mouthwatering Pulled Pork Fries topped with Cheese, and Juicy Watermelon, alongside an array of chilled Beverages.
Location: Lumber House Yard

Tavern Pavilion: Concession Stand1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Head to Shield’s Tavern Pavilion on July 4th for refreshing drinks and delicious food & treats! Menu includes Street Corn, Pulled Pork, Fries with Cheese, Watermelon and a selection of cool beverages! Location: Shield’s Pavilion 

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Sweet Tea & Barley 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Head to Sweet Tea and Barley for a special 4th of July menu insert.  Grab a delicious bite to eat before continuing your evening Independence Day celebration.
No Reservations: Walk-up only. See Menu

Traditions Fourth of July Dinner 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

SOLD OUT – Savor a spectacular dinner buffet to celebrate Independence Day at the Williamsburg Lodge. View menu. Reservations required.

4th of July Feast at St. George Tucker House – 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Sold out online but there will be a few tickets for walk ups that day

Get ready for an unforgettable 4th of July celebration with the Williamsburg Lodge Culinary Team! Join us at St. George Tucker House (113 W Nicholson St, – this event location has been updated from McKenzie’s Lawn to St. George Tucker House) for an unforgettable Buffet Feast that will tantalize your taste buds. Indulge in an all-you-can-eat extravaganza, featuring a delicious array of dishes and select non-alcoholic beverages, all included with your prepaid reservation Menu & Reservations here

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Social Terrace Independence Day Bash6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Sold out online

Come relax at the Social Terrace the expansive patio with bar, live music and food. Adult price includes two complimentary beverage tickets, music by Jocelyn Oldham and the boys, games on the lawn, There is even a special July 4th Menu – this is the perfect way to spend your July 4th evening and finish the night with the fireworks! Reservations required.

July 4th Sip the Revolution Afternoon Tea – is Sold Out

Enjoy a delightful afternoon with friends and loved ones while indulging in the fine tradition of Afternoon Tea at The Williamsburg Inn with an exciting Revolution inspired tea.

Enjoy a selection of handmade freshly baked scones, tea sandwiches and pastry delights served with a signature tea from the Chef Collaboration with the Tea and Spice Exchange of Williamsburg’s Market Square. Enhancing your experience with the sounds of live Irish harp music.

Visit here for all the Colonial Williamsburg Events (including dining & fireworks) on July 4th!


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