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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)
757-229-3333
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A fantastic experience at Fat Canary

The service was especially quick/courteous and the meal arrived in a very timely basis.The grouper special was superb! The highlight of the meal was the dessert (crepes) which were the best we've ever had. The whole experience was more than enjoyable; one of our best dining experiences ever. We now... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Fabe0219
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Ashburn, Virginia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Ashburn, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The service was especially quick/courteous and the meal arrived in a very timely basis.The grouper special was superb! The highlight of the meal was the dessert (crepes) which were the best we've ever had. The whole experience was more than enjoyable; one of our best dining experiences ever. We now appreciate and understand the outstanding reviews Fat Canary has received... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Checked this out on this site and we just had to try it. Not disappointed in the least. We reserved a table in the late afternoon and was very surprised when there was one available for a party of five. Halibut was the special the day we went and three of us had it. Some of the best I ever... More 

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Reston, VA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Unexpected weekend visit to Williamsburg and dinner at Fat Canary. As always was wonderful. We share all items and love trying different things. We started with the special appetizer of cream of spring onion soup which was awesome followed by favorites including marinated rib appetizers, romaine lettuce salad, filet of beef and ended with chocolate pyramid. The wait staff is... More 

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Bellefontaine, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This is by far one of the best restaurants ever. A little pricey but well worth it. Not for taking the whole family but for a nice romantic dinner this is the place.

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Dillsburg, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We hesitated to go because Open Table indicated there were no open reservations but we are so happy we did. They had no reservations available but the hostess checked on the status of the owner's table and then graciously offered to seat us there. My colleague and I both enjoyed a delicious meal, great ambience and good selection of wines... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Love this place a true culinary adventure.the food is expertly prepared and I have never had a bad meal.The service is spot on and always pleasant.If you want to experience the great food always make a reservation as this is not a walk in restaurant even the bar is packed.

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Irvington, Virginia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

So many people have written stellar reviews of the fat canary that it's very difficult to say anything that stands out, that's original, that one would take note of. Commenting on the food, the service, the creativity, the blend of flavors, have all been done. There's this: I told a friend who spent his whole life in mid town Manhattan... More 

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Potomac Falls, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My wife and I were in Williamsburg in May for two nights and had dined here a year prior. Just like the first time we were very impressed with the service and creative preparations. This is a must if you are visiting the town. Since it's located in the shopping area at the beginning of Duke of Gloucester St, you... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My amazing boyfriend chose this restaurant. Was participating in the Williamsburg Challenge Half Ironman on 6/14 and this was our meal Friday night. Williamsburg is not exactly known as a culinary jewel; the Fat Canary is the exception. everything was outstanding. Patrick: server. Knew everything about the menu, what to recommend, even knew the history and location of the delicious... More 

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Little Falls, New York, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Admittedly all establishments in Colonial Williamsburg treat their visitors like gold. The Fat Canary stood out by making a friend's birthday that much more special. The service was amazing. The food was fresh, unique, presented wonderfully and delicious. The three of us shared two appetizers, had the dinner specials for the evening and dessert. Each selection was just right. The... More 

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Additional Information about Fat Canary

Address: 410 W Duke Of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3603
Phone Number: 757-229-3333
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

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: 757-229-3333

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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