Retro’s Good Eats on Prince George Street lives up to its name, serving up tasty burgers and fries with an old-school diner feel.
Upon entering Retro’s, you’re immediately taken back in time and greeted with countertops and stools, checkerboard floor tiles and old-fashioned drawings and advertisements hang on the walls. As you approach the wall-sized chalkboard that doubles as a menu, you can find a wide variety of sandwiches, sides, desserts and, of course, burgers.
You can keep it classic with a no-frills hamburger or cheeseburger, or shake things up a veggie burger or a grilled lamb burger. At $6, the cheeseburger is priced perfectly for a student or budget-conscious tourist, but you also can add bacon or an extra patty for a few extra dollars.
The menu also touts old-fashioned floats, sundaes and 23 flavors of milkshakes, and gets a bit more adventurous with offerings including crepes, soups, salads and “blue plate” entrees.
The cheeseburger at Retro’s is topped with lettuce, tomato, onion and mayo, and is served with hot and crispy french fries. The burger wasn’t as big or beefy as some others, and didn’t come with any out-there toppings or sauces, but if you’re looking for a simple and satisfying meal, you can’t go wrong with a classic.
Retro’s Good Eats is just off Merchants Square and close to the Historic Area and William and Mary, and is great for a quick bite while spending a hot summer day in downtown Williamsburg.
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