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Retro's Good Eats

435 Prince George St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3619
+1 757-253-8816
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“frozen custard” (14 reviews)
“fried pickles” (14 reviews)
“patty melt” (9 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Diner
435 Prince George St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3619
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

Very good food, I go there frequently for their shakes when I have friends in town. It takes me back. (I was born in the 90's but I love the 'retro' stuff.

Thank MFirman1776
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

We went here for lunch! It’s great burgers fried pickles and salads. Salad was on the smaller side for an “entree” but dirt cheap! We fed 5 people had a ton of food for $60. We had shakes and root beer from the tap was...More

Thank joanne b
Reviewed March 8, 2018

The food is decent for what it is, and better than a drive through. Prices aren't bad, but add up as everything is separate including most of the toppings for the burgers.

Thank viclvalen
Reviewed February 24, 2018

Visiting on a wet Saturday night, it wasn't busy and the food I ordered came out quickly. It was hot, good and easy on my wallet. The staff was friendly and told me where I could find an outlet to charge my phone. The restaurant...More

Thank mpursell
Reviewed February 17, 2018

Had the hotdog , soup and loaded baked potato. Food is average but priced fair. If you are not careful the prices add up because topping may be extra. The baked potato was a little dry and could have used more butter. The cheese seems...More

Thank Marathon59
Billy S, Owner at Retro's Good Eats, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review Retro’s good eats! We are glad you enjoyed our 100% Angus Beef Hot Dogs! Our 25 flavors of Shakes made with Real Fresh Frozen Custard (premium ice cream) are a huge draw, truly considered the best in...More

Reviewed February 14, 2018

We were happy to find this gem during our trip to Colonial Wiliamsburg. Visiting in Feb most of the places inside Colonial Williamsburg were closed and so we ventured to Merchants Square to see what we could find. We love diners and here was one...More

Thank packednreadyNePa
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

The menu had many options. We visited in a slower time so plenty of seating available but could see the size troublesome in the busy season. Service was pleasant and quick. The food appeared to be made fresh and was certainly enjoyable. Music took you...More

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

The owners are super nice. The place however is small and crowded and the stools are torture to sit in. The food is ok but the kids meals are pricey.

Thank 701amon
Reviewed December 20, 2017

"Retro"is an appropriate name for a restaurant that takes you back to the fifties. We were in Colonial Williamsburg for 5 days and I think we ate here 4 times. Prices were reasonable, certainly more so that on Colonial Williamsburg property. Food is good. Staff...More

Thank bilodeau2015
Reviewed December 17, 2017

Lunch.... blt , barbecue sandwich, fried pickles and tomato soup. All the food was good... sandwiches are on the small side which I didn't mind but my husband was not thrilled that his bun looked more like a slider bun. Not pricey so I guess...More

Thank flossgloss
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$8
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 Prince George St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3619
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-253-8816
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Fast – Delicious – Affordable. Signature items include french fries cut fresh daily, and real dairy custard, frozen on site daily. Said to have the best hot dogs in town, one can load up with a choice of fourteen toppings which, in addition to the old standards, include blue cheese cole slaw and sweet potato mustard! With cheeseburgers, BBQ, our grilled chicken sandwich (think State Fair) and fresh salads, there is something here to please everyone in your group!
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