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The Whaling Company

494 McLaws Cir, Open 4 P.M. To 10 P..M, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5646
+1 757-229-0275
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (199 reviews)
“shrimp” (93 reviews)
“caramel pie” (13 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
494 McLaws Cir, Open 4 P.M. To 10 P..M, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5646
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you know seafood, you will be disappointed here. There is no seasoning or flavor to any of the seafood. The crab dip is runny - not even remotely creamy. They overcook their steaks as well. Seriously not impressed in the slightest. The staff was...More

Thank Lacey L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Imagine a rainy Friday afternoon...sounds perfect for a slammed restaurant next to two theme parks. Wrong. Parking lot was half empty. We stroll in and are placed on a list even though half the tables are empty. Incompetence is the word that comes to mind....More

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had the best waiter,because it was our first time eating there he gave Simone great recommendations. The food arrived hot and flavorful. The sweet tea was great since there isn't an offer of sweet tea from where we live. Don't even get me started in...More

Thank Michele T
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were looking for seafood while in the area, and selected this based on TripAdvisor ratings. There is a $5 off $25 from our bill, but if you want the "early bird specials" that have a discount, the coupon cannot apply, so it's one or...More

Thank poukala
Reviewed 6 days ago

Family friendly. Had appetizers as our meal. Buckets of clams and mussels. The kids had fried shrimp but they loved the clams so much we had to order more. A herd of deer wondered by the window while we ate.

Thank Linden L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Whalen Seafood and came early to get to use the early bird special. I ended up not using the early bird special but had a wonderful meal. I had the Shrimp, Mussels And Clams Linguini and my wife had the...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restraunt has a wonderful atmosphere and fantastic food. The seafood my wife and I eat was cooked to perfection The waiters Ben and Larry, also the waitress Yoyo made our experience that much better This restraunt is a 5 star, casual seafood dining ....More

Thank 623christophers
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our favorite restaurant in Williamsburg. We go there as a couple, as a group, with guests. Heck, maybe someday I'll go there alone. The food is fantastic, the service great, the decor quirky and fun. If you're tired of eating off the same...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

#1 - I won't be going back. #2 - I went in with high expectations for a good dinner and walked out very disappointed. As we walked in we were greeted nicely and shown to a table. The first thing that hit me was an...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been 8 years since our last visit to Williamsburg. Our eating highlight then was the excellent seafood dinners we had at the Whaling company. We made it a point to return for some more seafood excellence. Oh what a let down this was....More

Thank CMC131
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Questions & Answers
4 May 2017|
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Response from vacritter2000 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see anything that look like a sale to me. Even the items they claimed to have on sale at the time were over 25.00 and you didn't get much of it.
19 October 2016|
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Response from vickie b | Property representative |
19 September 2016|
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Response from vickie b | Property representative |
Yes The Whaling Company is Open THANKSGIVING Day from 11a.m. to 8p.m. We will offer a plated Turkey dinner for $18.95 adults and children $9.95. We will offer our regular dinner menu too. Please make reservation
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
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16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 494 McLaws Cir, Open 4 P.M. To 10 P..M, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5646
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-229-0275
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The house specialty is fresh seafood and hand carved steaks, with a menu offering a wide variety of daily fresh fish selections, as well as tempting beef and chicken entrees. A warm and relaxing atmosphere and a dining experience you won't want to miss. Enjoy our lounge with "Hungry Hour/ happy hour," Sunday - Friday from 4 - 6 p.M. 1/2 Off appetizers and $discount drinks Children's menu $4.95 (12 And under). Locally owned and operated. Bus, Banquet rooms and private rooms available with all inclusive menus. Open for dinner 7 days a week at 4:00 p.M. Thanksgiving, Mothers Day and Easter Special hours
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