Top three places to get a meal in the ‘Burg … for under $15

Looking for a good place to eat off campus without  breaking the bank? Check out any one of the following places that are favorites of W&M students.

The Cheese Shop

This is the quintessential W&M off-campus lunch stop. There is literally nothing better than grabbing Cheese Shop sandwiches with a friend on a warm day, and savoring them as you stroll down Colonial Williamsburg or lounge on the Sunken Gardens. Be warned- the gloriousness of this sandwich shop is no secret, so be prepared to wait for your food at lunchtime on a Saturday. But it’s totally worth it, trust me. While you’re there, be sure to grab some bread ends and house dressing for later!


Plaza Azteca

This Mexican restaurant is fast-paced, energetic and a weekend favorite. The menu is totally overwhelming with a million different dishes to choose from, but know that you can’t go wrong- every meal I’ve eaten there has been delicious. On any night of the week, you’re certain to see plenty of W&M students there for an inexpensive off campus meal. Feeling daring? Order a big serving of the guacamole. They come and make it for you fresh right next to the table- kind of like dinner and a show!


 The Crust

This newly opened pizza place has quickly become a favorite for students and townies alike.  Its close proximity to campus combined with a diverse menu and delicious food makes it a perfect mealtime destination any day of the week. For the first time Crust patron: make sure you try the Quattro Formaggio pizza ASAP. You might as well order two, so at least you have some leftovers to take home for a midnight snack (yea, it’s that good).


These are just a few of the many delicious off campus dining options that Williamsburg has to offer. Trust me, you could go to school for four years here and still not eat at all the good restaurants in the area. Guess you’re just going to have to come down and see for yourself!

-Erin Spencer

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