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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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“rabbit” (78 reviews)
“grouper” (81 reviews)
“profiteroles” (29 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
410 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3603
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Reviewed 5 days 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

Thank Gina M
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Climber31270239115
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Mikeshy
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Thank Carleigh C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant always lives up to my high expectations. From the waitstaff to the foods, it is always exceptional. It was again this time. Will, our excellent waiter, suggested the homemade mozzarella with Virginia ham. It was just delicious and we enjoyed it with our...More

Thank Sue47724
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a reservation through Open Table to celebrate our 26th Wedding Anniversary. I received an unexpected follow-up phone call from an amazing hostess to verify our information. When we arrived at the restaurant, we were welcomed with a personalized menu with our names to...More

Thank Suzette W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We accompanied friends to this lovely and lively (but still quiet enough for good conversation) spot at the edge of Colonial Williamsburg for drinks and an early dinner. I so enjoyed the expertly made martini as we looked over the creative menu. I was mesmerized...More

Thank Vicki W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family loves this place. We don’t get to come here as often as I’d like but when we do we pig out! Loved the profiteroles. A pleasant and perfect dining adventure.

Thank GoPlaces00143147862
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An exceptional dinner. Everything from the appetizers to the desserts were just terrific. It was hard to make up our minds. Guinea hen? Grouper, duck, Everyone was sharing plates. I had the mozzarella, ham, and tomato to start where the ham was wrappped in the...More

Thank marcc942
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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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