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DoG Street Pub

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

15 Ratings
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
$$$ - a bit pricey


[ Bar, Eatery ]

401 W Duke Of Gloucester St
Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185-3602
United States
phone: (757) 293-6478

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(Place added by: bushycook on 06-18-2012)
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Eriktheipaman

California

3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$

This was our second time going to Williamsburg so we were more than excited to see this place open up in Market Square. The beer list was awesome and they had a very diverse well thought out range of styles. I order 3 5oz tasters and one which included FW DDBA which sold out instantly in Nova so I was very happy to see it on tap and so easy to get!

The food was good although my girlfriends pot pie was a little cold in the center. The Fried Green Tomatoes were outstanding.

The prices were fair for the area. The beer was actually pretty well priced but the food a little expensive. Some of the beer seems to be priced a little high but you must notice that much of it is served in authentic 20oz Imperial Pints.

If you are in the area on vacation of not it is the best beer place in town.

08-22-2012 22:12:42 | More by Eriktheipaman
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Great selection of beers - love the various sizes of pours, flights and growlers. We had two meals, the pasty is fantastic, trust me - really good food. Back to the beer - lots of local beers, national and international. On two separate occasions on a recent vacation to the area I ordered 4 half pint pours of beers I'd never had. Love the half pints. The spicy peanut mix is addictive as hell. If you're in the area, this place is a must.

04-13-2014 03:07:09 | More by Mantooth
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Hanzo

Virginia

4.24/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$$

I'll put this simply. If you are ever in the colonial Williamsburg area you must stop at DoG Street Pub. No questions, just do it.

The food, while a bit pricey, was delicious. Service was passable though there were times we weren't checked in on for over ten minutes. The beer selection was great, but the best part for me was their serving size options. Full imperial pints, half pints and my favorite, 5oz tasters. I love being able to try several beers without drinking gallons of beer.

You really can't beat the area it is in, parking can sometimes be a hassle but really, if you have to park far away it is neat to walk through the area and look at all the shops and various sights they have around. Sure it is touristy, but I dig it.

02-18-2014 13:11:08 | More by Hanzo
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Badger6

Virginia

4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$$

I was in Williamsburg to participate in a roundtable at William & Mary with 4 colleagues. After we decided to get a bite to eat and a couple of beers. Did a quick search and this place came up. I will go back, hands down one of the best gastropubs I've ever visited anywhere. What a gem they've got there.

The food was exactly what you'd want to pair with beer, a wide selection of appetizers, a la carte, great salads, mains, and sandwiches. Had the lamb burger, and was not disappointed. Also had two different beers, both were fresh and served in the appropriate glass. The service was fantastic, and the server was knowledgeable on all of the food and the beers...with 6 people at our table with varying tastes he was answering a lot of questions, and when the fare arrived, it was clear he nailed everything perfectly.

If you want to get some great food, visit this place. If you'd like to try some new and hard to find beers in the Tidewater...this is it.

02-08-2014 13:52:07 | More by Badger6
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dworst1

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

01-06-2014 03:08:55 | More by dworst1
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JA_Douglas

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$

Great gastropub atmosphere. Food is decent--certainly better than any other bar in town. Liquor and especially craft beer selection is great. New microbrews on tap every week. Only classy bar in town, or at least the only one within a reasonable walking distance of the College and Colonial Williamsburg.

12-24-2013 19:09:49 | More by JA_Douglas
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JandJMD

Maryland

3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$

This is a good place to get a beer in the historic Williamsburg area. A little more formal (but in no way dressy) than some of the other spots around town. Just fitting for the setting in town.

Good draft selection with a pretty extensive bottle list.

Service was good. Bartender was nice but not chatty. Food was solid but not anything great. Decent prices.

One good thing for BA's, they pour tastes, half pints, and full pints. So, you can try plenty without getting too bombed before checking out the 18the century stuff.

12-14-2013 22:49:10 | More by JandJMD
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nortmand

Virginia

4.66/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5 | $$$

DoG Street Pub is sort of the 'high end' beer bar in Williamsburg. The selection of draft beers isn't as big as some other places, but it's a very carefully thought out list. There are some really cool beers that you rarely see on tap in this area. They have a huge list of bottles.
The food is great, and has a lot of English influence, with a good selection of pub standards, such as burgers. I've had a number of things here, and it's all been great. The menu also changes seasonally, so it's interesting to see what they have to offer. The appetizers stay pretty exciting, as you can get things that are typical of English food, but are rarely seen here, such as Scotch eggs and Welsh rarebit. The Cornish pasty, and any of their curry dishes are excellent.
It's a fun atmosphere, with a large common table in the middle and regular seating elsewhere. Sitting at the common table allows you to intereact with other patrons. I've met tourists and locals this way. The only drawback is that this place get really busy during the tourist season and that it's very loud in the main restaurant area. It's a large, high ceilinged area, and it echoes a lot.
The theme here is to provide a high quality pub experience. This place respects beer, and is a fun visit. If it's packed, you can walk to the nearby Green Leafe, which is still great, but not as fancy.

10-14-2013 15:20:24 | More by nortmand
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ZenPanda69

Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

The atmosphere was interesting. I enjoyed the bartenders willingness to converse about the many beers and were very helpful in choosing the correct flavors for my taste. The food was outstanding. They have a great menu with many interesting choices. I enjoyed the Bangers and mash (twice). The fried green tomatoes and the hummus appetizers were fabulous as well.

09-10-2013 00:02:01 | More by ZenPanda69
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zee3are0

Virginia

3.39/5  rDev -19.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$

A - Way too loud, even downstairs.

Q - The beer quality of selection wasn't all that impressive given that they've probably got the best selection in Colonial Williamsburg. Still good, just not what I would have hoped.

S - Our wait staff was slow, and one of my beer orders came out wrong.

S - The beer selection was diverse; they had everything from obscurist American IPAs to decent German, British and Belgian ales and lagers.

F - My father-in-law wasn't blown away by his meal, but everyone else at the table was. Outstanding food made it worth the wait. The second-best food, unto itself, in Colonial Williamsburg, and given that they have the best beer selection available, it's definitely my favorite place in that neighborhood.

V - Colonial Williamsburg. Ergo, pricey.

08-10-2013 20:40:24 | More by zee3are0
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DoG Street Pub in Williamsburg, VA
92 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.