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Fat Canary

410 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3603
+1 757-229-3333
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“grouper” (77 reviews)
“rabbit” (74 reviews)
“profiteroles” (27 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 1 week ago

Fat Canary without a doubt is our Favorite restaurant in Williamsburg, Virginia. Located right in the Colonial District/Merchants Square. It truly is a don't miss experience for excellent dining in Williamsburg. The food is amazing as the Executive Chef Tommy Powers does an excellent job...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We first went to the Fat Canary five years ago and it blew us away then. We vowed to return whenever we come to Williamsburg but the stretch of time does not always get us here. It has been about 2 years since our last...More

Thank Joyce R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oysters pork steak fish. 9 of us tried a little bit of everything and found all of it excellent. Wine list by the glass top notch. Our waitress had less than 6 months experience but was about 10 times better than many places. Small restaurant...More

Thank Tom T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tend to come here for special occasions (because it's not inexpensive), but the food is absolutely to die for. We came here when our son was visiting; he'd heard about it many times but hadn't had a chance to eat here yet. We each...More

Thank Myrna F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently ate at the Fat Canary in Williamsburg. It’s location is ideal as it is basically in the historic area and so close to all the happenings! The food and service were exceptional. I will go out on a limb and say it is...More

1  Thank Winemak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over its existance, I have dined at the Fat Canary a few times each year and never ever been disappointed. Not in the decor, not in the service, not in the food! This is a one of the very best restaurants in all of Williamsburg!

1  Thank paspr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read reviews of this restaurant and was really looking forward to eating here. This restaurant more than exceeded my expectations The food and service were amazing. My waiter William was outstanding. I had the salad with apples, the pork chop and the profiteroles. Everything...More

Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and great food. Everything from the appetizers to dessert was simply delicious. If you ever want a really great meal, check out this the Fat Canary. Well worth the cost.

Thank MF S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had our anniversary dinner here based on TA reviews. We were not disappointed. From cocktails to dessert, everything was excellent. Highly recommend the filet and the scallops. Portions are correctly sized for a gourmet restaurant, not huge but not skimpy either. Vegetables are so...More

Thank dcshoe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent American food and service. Great large cocktails also. Family owned and operated. Son is the Chef.

Thank John L
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19 October 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!
18 October 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
26 March 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 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
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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