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Fat Canary

410 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3603
+1 757-229-3333
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
410 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3603
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Reviewed yesterday

Went 5 pm sat at bar had drinks and nibbles barperson was great talked told us about wines no pressure

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bridish
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the BEST RESTAURANTS in Williamsburg! Reserve and go early and get great service along with great food. Can't go wrong!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank P43VDrobertb
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was so excited to have my first meal at Fat Canary. My friends raved about it. So, after we moved to the area we headed out for a birthday feast and we were extremely disappointed. It was the food. The food was tasteless, and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LiveFullyAlive
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Fat Canary is our favorite place for special occasions in Williamsburg. The food is delicious and the wait staff are attentive and knowledgeable. We always have our anniversary dinners there. The soups and desserts are not to be missed.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank rocketgpa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once a year visit and this restaurant never disappoints. A diverse menu with excellent choices, well prepared food, good service, and reasonably priced. I only wish it was closer to NYC where I'm from.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Paul J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ribs appetizer and the short rib entree were spectacular. They were so tender and the fat was rendered perfectly. Having said this, don't get the ribs appetizer with a heavy entree because the portion for the appetizer was huge! The fois gras appetizer was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Gina M
Reviewed November 7, 2018

I had the duck entree with a glass of wine. Waiters were really nice. Food was served promptly. It was very good. Unfortunately a bit expensive. One entree and a glass of wine were around 50 USD, tips included.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Climber31270239115
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner at the Fat Canary. We chose to go there based upon the multitude of excellent reviews on Trip Advisor. It clearly lived up to its rating. The wines by the glass were of high quality and we felt that...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mikeshy
Reviewed November 6, 2018

A great place for foodies, small but great menu. A little pricey, but worth it. Really a great place for special occasion

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank FCGolfer1
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We love going to the Fat Canary for special date nights or anniversaries. It can be a little pricey, but the food is delicious!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Carleigh C
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catherine a
October 19, 2017|
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Response from BillCarolNC | Reviewed this property |
The menu is a drop down tab that lists appetizers, salads, and entrees. Bon Appetit!
October 18, 2017|
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Response from chrismaher2000 | Reviewed this property |
Fat Canary is an exceptional restaurant - and will offer you a variety of options. Anything you select will meet the highest standards. It is not a steakhouse - I’m in Bangalore and jet lagged. My last response was confusing. More
March 26, 2017|
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Response from DLBrown57 | Reviewed this property |
That's odd, I have been to Fat Canary 3 times and each time our special occasion was recognized.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$100
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 410 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3603
    (Between Henry and Boundary Sts)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-229-3333
This high-energy bistro took over as Williamsburg's best restaurant as soon as it opened in 2003. The sophisticated but relaxed dining room has an open kitchen, which uses fresh, local ingredients for its creative American fare. The dining bar and seasonal outdoor patio seating are on a first come basis. Reservations for the dining room are recommended and may be made up to 2 months in advance. Open daily for dinner, a hostess is available during the day to take reservations.
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