After a long day of touring the town, you can reserve a table at one of the historic restaurants. We chose Chowning's Tavern for our dinner, and had a lovely colonial meal in a beautifully furnished period restaurant with even some musical entertainment.
Just like everyone else in Colonial Williamsburg, the staff at Chowning's Tavern wore period clothing. The tavern itself is nicely furnished with not only old furniture, but linens, cookware and 18-century reproduction mugs, plates and utensils.
My husband chose the tavern's own specialty ale, Old Stitch, which was a very dark ale and reminded me of coffee.
Not being a beer drinker, I ordered a Rum Shrub, which is a mixed drink of light and dark rums, orange, pineapple and cherry juices. It was a nice but forgettable cocktail.
For dinner, the kids had hamburgers (good to know even 18th century eateries cater to today's kids).
During our dinner, a man came in playing a period version of the guitar, and singing. He was very good, sang three or four songs. All in all, we had a pleasant dinner. Service was good, the prices not too high, the food filling and tasty. If you crave a little 18th century ambiance, grubs and entertainment, make sure you check out Chowning's Tavern.