We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews



American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
Reviews (280)
Filter reviews
280 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews brisket sweet potato fries burnt ends tuna bites bread cuban sandwich fried green tomatoes wings salad great bbq favorite bbq place williamsburg area smoke house the wait staff sides meat platter
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed March 15, 2022 via mobile

Stopped here while traveling back to Richmond and finding our favorite BBQ place was closed. I have driven by several times and it has always been busy, so I gave it a shot this trip. Our server was awesome. The ribs were very tender and...fell off the bone. Loved the cornbread! We want to return since they had some good menu options.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed February 26, 2022

Only went once but will be back. Enjoyed dinner with great live music out in their winterized outside tent. Had pulled brisket sandwich - super yummy, lots of continuously flowing ice tea. I just moved from TX and the BBQ was top notch here -...kudos. We had a great spiced tuna bites appetizer we loved. The waittress was super friendly and attentive. All around a great night out!More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed February 12, 2022 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. My wife and I had the Pimento and Pork Belly Burgers, her mom had the pulled pork sandwich, her dad had fried green tomatoes and wings! Service was fabulous as well as the food! Love coming here to eat!

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed September 26, 2021 via mobile

Lived in Texas for 3 years. This place’s brisket is on par with the lone star state’s. Was pleasantly surprised by the smoked portobello mushrooms.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 17, 2021

We had brisket, pulled pork, chicken, various sides, bread pudding and draft beer. All very good. The sauces are not necessary, the Q is great in its own.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 12, 2021

My family and I visited relatives in Williamsburg, and we ate at Two Drummers Smokehouse twice in four days, it was that good! My favorite was the fried green tomato...although the tomato ranch dressing was delicious on it, I couldn't help but spread it with...their spicy pimento cheese, and it was fabulous! I had it again the 2nd time! My son said that the burnt ends/beef tips were his favorite protein, but he also loved the sausage (and he kept trying to get my fried green tomatoes!) My husband liked the beef tips, too, but he really enjoyed the ribs (so did I!) My daughter loved the shrimp tacos, and my son-in-law wolfed down his cuban sandwich. He and I also had the delicious white chicken chili, and the chicken wings were a very succulent appetizer, as well. My cousin let me try his tuna bites and sweet potato fries, and they were great, too. Our servers were all very efficient and friendly, but Carrie and Joy were our favorites. The Smith Wade Band was playing on our first visit, and they were fun and very talented! Highly recommend!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 5, 2021

We have eaten at almost all of the BBQ joints in the Williamsburg area on our frequent visits. We’d heard good things about Two Drummers and decoded to give it a try. We placed a carry out order over the phone; it would be nice...if they had an online ordering option. I got the blackened tuna bites to add to a salad I already had. My husband got the Senior Corp platter with pork ribs, brisket and sausage. The tuna was delicious, though a tad dry. My husband raved about the sausage, and he also liked the brisket and ribs. We’ll definitely order from here again.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 2, 2021 via mobile

By now, it should be no surprise that my husband and I still get strange looks and even 'no attention' when we go to restaurants and other establishments in southern states. Having said that, it surprised me, the service treatment we received from the waitress,...here. So my husband and I went to 2 Drummers for lunch after buying beautiful produce at KelRae Farms right down the street. I thought it was a regular diner/restaurant. Turns out it's a smokehouse; which means this vegetarian is eating salad. We ordered drinks and pecan pie. The pie was good, our drinks didn't come until after we finished our pie. My husband had a burger with shredded turkey on top, a side of coleslaw and hush puppies. He said the burger was tasty. I ordered the only "vegan friendly" Portabello sandwich with some kind of slaw and tomato (I can appreciate the them even having an option other than salad). I paid $1 upcharge for a side of Mac and cheese asked our waitress for mayo for the sandwich. I ate the store bought, frozen Mac and cheese, which was decent. The leftover cheese sauce I put in the sandwich because the mayo still hadn't come. I took one bite and spit it into my napkin. It was just gross. There was a young waitress who was taking care of 2 other tables. They came after us, ate, got refills on beer, boxes and out the door. Our waitress never checked on us for refills nor bring the mayo. When she finally emerged, she went to another table and apologized for not checking in on them. When she came to our table, she never apologized for her absence, she didn't acknowledge the lack of mayo which she should have remembered once she looked at my plate and saw a full uneaten sandwich. She didn't ask if I needed a box, if I didn't like it, if I wanted something else. She asked if we wanted a refill on our drinks or the check. I asked for a box and check. She brought the check and box once she was picking up our credit card. The only time she made eye contact with me was when I asked her if the Mac and cheese had meat or lard (here in Virginia, more than you think is made with lard). . The floors and seating were dirty. Someone did sweep while we were there, we cleaned off our own seats. There were bare wires hanging out if the ceiling. I assume they're updating their lighting. The booth lighting was neat with real snare drums, but they had real symbols all over the walls - their logo is of Colonial style drummers with snare drums. I don't understand how a modern day symbol/drum set fits the bill. The decor can be overlooked, the treatment of the wait staff cannot. We will not be returning!More

Date of visit: August 2021
2DBBQ, Owner at Two Drummers Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2021

Hi, we are so sorry that you experienced unacceptable customer service. Please rest assured that this will be addressed so that it does not happen again in the future. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention, and we do hope to see you again.

Reviewed July 31, 2021

Two Drummers has always been top of the BBQ list for me. I am a local that eats out 2 to 3 times a week. This last visit was by far the worst dining experience that was truly unexpected at Two Drummers. I and my...wife and friend ordered junior combinations of different entries. The brisket was like well done roast beef, a cold roll (no corn bread) and over cooked ribs. I sincerely hope this improves.More

Date of visit: July 2021
2DBBQ, Owner at Two Drummers Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2021

Hi Samjamz, we are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your meal with us. We take pride in the hard work we put into each and every menu item and falling short in the eyes of our customers is always disheartening. We would...More

Reviewed June 11, 2021

It's been about 5 years since I have been in this area and was fortunate enough to enjoy a dinner at Two Drummers Smokehouse again. As before, the brisket is top notch! I highly recommend the brisket dip sandwich. The service was great, the facility...is in good shape! Absolutely no reason not to stop by and enjoy a meal!More

Date of visit: June 2021
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Econo Lodge Pottery
36 reviews
8.14 km away
Motel Zuma
26 reviews
9.95 km away
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Williamsburg
965 reviews
10.03 km away
Super Inn Williamsburg
82 reviews
10.04 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Snomania Island
6 reviews
4.09 km away
Colonial Harbor Marina Restaurant
6 reviews
6.94 km away
501 Bar & Grill
18 reviews
4.46 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Fox Wire Farm Alpacas
11 reviews
3.33 km away
Gauthier Vineyard
65 reviews
7.70 km away
Stonehouse Golf Club
42 reviews
3.26 km away
Kiskiack Golf Club
42 reviews
7.50 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
May 10, 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Time2CUSA | Reviewed this property |
They have an outside area not sure about pet friendly sorry
Alicia T
June 20, 2015|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from DonnieRam | Reviewed this property |
I don't know either. I wasn't looking for glutton free, so can't help. Really good fun and food, though.
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Two Drummers Smokehouse

Yes, Two Drummers Smokehouse offers takeaway services.

Two Drummers Smokehouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4