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Fat Canary

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410 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3603 (Between Henry and Boundary Sts)
+1 757-229-3333
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Norfolk, Virginia
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198 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't have a reservation so we put our names on the list for their first come first served outdoor seating (on the side of the restaurant, a heated outdoor patio). It was about a 30min wait on a Saturday night but boy was it worth it! Food was phenomenal- service was ok (they may have been short staffed). Will definitely... More 

Thank mizeryztool
Egg Harbor City, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Centrally located within easy walking distance of Colonial Williamsburg buildings and attractions. Consistenly good food. Somewhat expensive. This is our special occasion place to eat.

Thank 2013Bill
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73 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best restaurants in all of Virginia, but even that description does not give it appropriate credit. There is nothing on the menu that is not deeply satisfying and surpisingly delicious. It is top class without the needless stuffiness of restaurants that deliver that experience. Always hard to get into on short notice. It is always... More 

Thank Landsman55
Alexandria, Virginia
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Romaine with roasted garlic dressing was very favorable. Fried oysters were a little salty. Grouper special seems to be a regular special looking back at previous reviews. The dish itself was bland over all. The shrimp were well flavored, crab bland, grouper bland, potatoes bland. Filet dinner was average. Asparagus was ok, fried potato fries were stacked. Macadamia torte was... More 

Thank Ken V
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was visiting colonial Williamsburg and came to this restaurant by recommendation of our booking agent. We ate here twice. great service and food.

Thank javgerinos
Halifax, Canada
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350 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the best restaurants I have eaten! It is surprisingly small in size. The menu is small, selective but outstanding. The wine list is quite extensive and varied. Service from all the staff was outstanding. Everyone was very professional, helpful and pleasant. They took real enjoyment in their work and went out of their way to ensure... More 

Thank Jim d
Williamsburg, Virginia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fat Canary has wonderful food and good service. Their soups are amazing; entres are generally fabulous. Desserts have been disappointing...focus on the appetizers and mains... it can be noisy, and you need to make reservations in advance, but if you're going for a special event like a birthday or anniversary, they print up special menus with your name and appropriate... More 

Thank kaschtz
Ellicott City Maryland
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were able to get a first seating at 5 pm when we tried about two weeks ahead of our visit. We were advised to go to the Fat Canary by friend and we were rewarded with an outstanding meal. Service was efficient and attentive. Both our scallop and pork chop dinners were prepared with some creativity and to perfection.

Thank Doug W
Yorktown, Virginia
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98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really wonderful high-end restaurant with fantastic food and superlative service. They have inventive cocktails, too. My husband and I like to come here for special occasions, as the dishes are a little steep. Quality is unsurpassed. Service is professional and unobtrusive. Love the Fat Canary!

Thank Hsteinmiller
Northern Virginia, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great fine dining experience in the Colonial Williamsburg Marketplace area. Staff was friendly and not pretentious. However, the decor and mood was just the right amount of upscale to reflect the dining experience. We had the special. I recommend getting any special offered. The portion size was perfect and the flavor was excellent. The chef's personality really comes out in... More 

Thank SandyO1023

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$100
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking 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, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?