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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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 551
    Excellent
  • 109
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Most recent review
fantastic food

My wife and I had no idea what we were in for. Such a great dinner and staff was very good. We tried several items, tuna (appt), salmon for the entree. excellent meal. Will certainly be returning.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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727 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had no idea what we were in for. Such a great dinner and staff was very good. We tried several items, tuna (appt), salmon for the entree. excellent meal. Will certainly be returning.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Always amazing food with local ingredients, great staff and if it is your birthday or anniversary, be sure to let them know! Oh, and the wine list is fantastic (they have their own wine shop downstairs). Our favorite!

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Nanuet, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The menu always has something for everyone. There have Rabbit as an appetizer that is outstanding. It doesn’t matter if you order fish or meat the plates will be cooked and seasoned just right. There is also a very nice wine and beer selection. I put it in my top three in Williamsburg.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

inventive, great wine list , can be loud but the wine bar is fun . It's truly a restaurant you would find in San Francisco normally.

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Rome, Italy
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I dined alone in this nice restaurant as part of my business visit to Williamsburg. I walked up one night and found the place fairly full at 8 PM but was seated immediately. The ambient is elegant, warm and welcoming, suited for business and to some extend family visits. The menu is amble with different dishes from fish to red... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

There is no question the place lives up to it's reputation for excellent food if you don't get indigestion from the overpricing. Our last visit there the place was crowded as it seems to always be. I think a lot of the reputation is based on, "It's the place to be seen or We ate at the Canary last night."... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My husband and I had heard so many great things about this place but unfortunately, it didn't live up to them. The oyster gumbo lacked flavor and depth--it just tasted like a thick, undercooked roux. The scallops in my entree were cooked perfectly, but were served on a bed of couscous & tomatoes that also lacked flavor. My husband's pork... More 

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Michigan
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228 reviews 228 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We read the reviews and booked a late reservation but by 7 we were starving and decided to eat else where. When we stopped in to cancel, the wonderful hostess went out of her way to get us an earlier table. And wow, what a treat this place is. Everything was excellent. Truly delightful from appetizers to dessert. We would... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Fat Canary is considered an occasional treat for special occasions. The price is exceptionally high, even for a premier Williamsburg restaurant. A gift card of $150.00 wasn't enough to cover dinner for two. The food was quite good, but not good enough to warrant the cost. The ambience was noisy and very busy. The service could have been more attentive.... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Salmon with lentil entree was very tasty. The espresso ice cream dessert was superb. Wait staff were very efficient in a packed atmosphere.

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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: Romance, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?