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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 561
    Excellent
  • 112
    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
Excellent Dining Experience

Let me just say this restaurant is top notch. From the quality of the food to the waitstaff it was a great dining experience. We started off with the Crispy Rappahannock Oysters, Sweet Onion, Tomato, and Green Chile app which was very delectable. For my entree I ordered the Duck Breast... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
ocloanshark
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Ocean City, MD
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Ocean City, MD
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79 reviews 79 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Let me just say this restaurant is top notch. From the quality of the food to the waitstaff it was a great dining experience. We started off with the Crispy Rappahannock Oysters, Sweet Onion, Tomato, and Green Chile app which was very delectable. For my entree I ordered the Duck Breast, Rye Spätzle, Turnip, Swiss Chard, Black Cherries, Thistle-Honey Gastrique,... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

We loved our meal here so much we ate dinner there two evenings in a row. On both occasions the restaurant was full and only had very late openings. We opted for the bar and had 2 wonderful meals. The bar overall is comfortable to sit at and quiet enough to hold conversation. Friendly staff, great barman, attentive waitrons, fabulously... More 

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New Delhi, India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Good service and although we did have to wait a while because of the packed restaurent, the food and the service was worth it. However would suggest you make reservations first because it was fully booked and we were lucky to have got seats to dine on the bar

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Virginia Beach
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

26th wedding anniversary at Fat Canary was amazing! Printed menu with Happy Anniversary and mine and my husband's name rolled up with a ribbon. Started dinner with Fricassee of rabbit. The rabbit was crispy and flavorful. The mushrooms and onions were delicious. We had the Grouper special for the main course. The Grouper special was a pan seared fillet of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The Fat Canary is a perfect dining experience. We ate at the bar and still had a tremendous experience. VERY good bar & wine selections. We had tenderloin & duck breast. Not every place is able to prepare duck.. FC is to be commended on the perfection in preparation and presentation. HUZZAH! We will remember the meal forever and hope... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Service as well as the good were absolutely excellent! It exceeds even it's reputation. This. Should be on your short list of places to go in Colonial Williamsburg.

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Mount Laurel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Make your reservations 60 days in advance as soon as it is available. A truly memorable dining experience, just so hard to score reservations!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Fat Canary continues to impress us with the best food in Williamsburg. We celebrated our anniversary there recently and were treated royally. The wine and Cosmos were wonderful and well-priced. We invariably order the fish special...and the halibut that evening was out of sight. Light, with a simple, perfect sauce, and veggies and garnishes that tasted as if they had... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I've eaten at restaurants all over the country, both large and small, and sometimes owned by some of the world's top chefs. But this small restaurant in the village of Colonial Williamsburg simply took my breath away. First of all, I almost walked past the restaurant. It has an unassuming entrance. Lots of tables outside for visitors to come and... More 

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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Our small family has traveled all over the world and we felt welcome with open arms. We walked in off the street but welcomed with no reservation. Treat yourself make a reservation and enjoy the amazing food . We were offered seating at the bar or a short wait. We are so glad we choose the bar. The bar tends... More 

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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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