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Sheilds Tavern

Address
422 E Duke Of Gloucester St Williamsburg VA 23185
Phone
(757) 229-2141
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(888) 965-7254
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(419) 294-5234

Business Hours

Status: Closed

Sunday
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
11:00am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday
11:00am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm
Thursday
11:00am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm
Friday
11:00am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday
11:00am-2:00pm, 5:00pm-9:00pm

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With an inviting atmosphere and a home-style menu featuring lunch classics like hot dogs and hamburgers, Shields Tavern offers something to satisfy even the most particular of appetites. Below stairs, the setting is relaxing and intimate with lively characters and music.

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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...

Evidently, the powers that be decreed four full-on taverns with a large "Bill of Fayre" to be overkill, so Shields has become a coffeehouse instead. While lamenting the demotion of the magnificently cranky host, James Shields—a scenery-chewing part that allowed actors large portions of ham—one has to admit this is useful (and besides, Shields still makes an appearance). During the day, you sit...

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Great periodic entertainment. Authentic delicious fresh meals- recommend the ale potted beef and cheese plate. A step back in time. Comfortable and enjoyable. A special time.

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Your menu seems to be greatly diminished. Just a suggestion, many years ago you did offer Cornish game hens on your menu. No more now. Maybe restore this item?

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With an inviting atmosphere and a home-style menu featuring lunch classics like hot dogs and hamburgers, Shields Tavern offers something to satisfy even the most particular of appetites. Below stairs, the setting is relaxing and intimate with lively characters and music.

Shields Tavern is located at 422 Duke Of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA. This business specializes in Bars, Pubs, & Clubs.

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