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410 W Duke Of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3603
757-229-3333
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Ranked #2 of 340 Restaurants in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between Henry and Boundary Sts
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Virginia
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We come to Williamsburg with friends every year during the holidays and love eating here. We have never had any meal that was less than excellent. The seafood specials are always a favorite of ours and the service is always stellar. This year we forgot to make a reservation in advance, but the staff was so accomodating, they made sure... More 

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Nevada City, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

A celebratory restaurant. Very good service and delightful menu. The cocktail menu assisted some in our group to think outside of their boxes. The Sazerac was wonderful. I would recommend their soup. And the desserts...all very good and no problem having them split a dessert. Knowing we were celebrating an event, they had our menus personalized and signed by the... More 

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San Diego, CA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Five ladies gathered in Williamsburg for a celebration of our continued good looks and interesting pajama choices. We went to The Fat Canary on our last night, where we enjoyed the best meals, wine, cocktails and dessert of our trip. Group favorite: the lobster appetizer. Service was excellent until the end (see below) plus we were touched by the personal... More 

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a yearly dinner date with friends of ours. Once again, this year we were waited on by Darcy and she was excellent! Wine recommendation was great. The filet was cooked to perfection! Looking forward to our dinner here next year :)

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williamsburg, VA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Have dined here many times over the years and despite the cost have considered it the best restaurant in the area. I have amended that opinion based on my last two outings. Most recently my entrée was disappointing and the service was sub par. While the dish was well prepared, it lacked flavor. Desert was tasty but looked most unappealing... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Food and atmosphere were excellent. Good location. Setting was romantic. Service was great. Always look to come there while in town -- but reservations can be hard to come by.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have dined at the Fat Canary several times and have always been delighted by both the wonderful dishes they prepare as well as the outstanding service by their warm and friendly staff.

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Williamsburg
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I was taken to the Fat Canary for my birthday. They first tried to seat us in a corner between a wall and another table. We had had reservations for a long time and they finally agreed to place us at another table for two in the middle of the floor between the banquettes. During my two hours there, my... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

THE FAT CANARY is everything that you'd expect in a fine dining establishment: hard to get reservations, dimly lit, and crowded. Like meeting new friends? You will literally rub elbows, there. Knowing this, THE FAT CANARY delivers an atmosphere that is trite and simple, making it a conventional restaurant that will leave you remembering how much you've spent, but not... More 

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jacksonville
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Had reservations for my daughter's birthday. It was our first time at Fat Canary which is located right next to a wonderful cheese shop. The restaurant is very unsuspecting but once you get seated and greeted by one of the wonderful staff you realize you are in for a real treat. Our party ordered one of the specials with halibut... 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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