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Shields Tavern

The Cook's Gumbo

Shields Tavern Review

Proprietor James Shields served the lesser gentry and upper middling ranks of locals and travelers in the 1740s. Today, the largest of the colonial taverns now serves more than just light fare, though gumbo soup, salads, wrap sandwiches, and pie are still popular. Heartier food includes traditional 18th-century fare such as welsh rarebit (spicy cheese served over toast) and more modern dishes like bison meat loaf. This tavern closes at 8:30 pm.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Duke of Gloucester St., Colonial Williamsburg, VA | Map It
  • Phone: 757/229–2141
  • Location: Colonial Williamsburg

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential
  • Credit cards accepted.

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