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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 630
    Excellent
  • 120
    Very good
  • 42
    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
Not everyone has rabbit on the menu

I was on a business trip and my colleagues recommended we try the Fat Canary. I am glad we did. They had rabbit on the appetizer menu. Not something you see everywhere. I convinced everyone to try it. We were happy to see it didn't look like fluffy and was enjoyed by everyone. We also ordered... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Chris1620
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Weston, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Weston, Florida
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82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I was on a business trip and my colleagues recommended we try the Fat Canary. I am glad we did. They had rabbit on the appetizer menu. Not something you see everywhere. I convinced everyone to try it. We were happy to see it didn't look like fluffy and was enjoyed by everyone. We also ordered the soft shell crab.... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Yes, this Jim-Dandy goes way beyond Ornithology. Major league food that hit a home run with our appetites. You can't ignore the 1st class treatment with not many equals in the neighborhood.

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Tampa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The first impressions were open kitchen (orderly, no rushing around and yelling - good!), limited menu (plenty large and diverse to accommodate most tastes), large selection of wines (the sommelier suggested one in our price range, it was a good choice), Each at our table of four ordered something different and was happy with their choice. My appetizer was fried... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Lovely menu but pricey! Nice for a special occasion and always fun to walk DOG street before or after your meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We had two dinners in 3 days at Fat Canary. Both were perfect. Every dish perfectly balanced, delicious, and beautifully presented. Friendly and attentive service. What else do you want from a restaurant?

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The food and service are excellent, but there are other choices, as good, that won't injure your wallet

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Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

With a name like the Fat Canary you have to read the reviews to decide if you want to go in. Well I can tell you it is a worthwhile trip. What a great meal, wines and service. Our waitress was very pleasant and had full command of the menu and the wine list. Menu was some what limited -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We celebrated our daughter's 45th birthday at this fabulous restaurant. There were 9 of us ranging from grandparents to young grandchildren. The wait staff was professional and accommodating to this entire age range. The food was brilliant. It was well-prepared and fresh. The portions were just right. The selections were varied, and the wine and spirits list was very good.... More 

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Hillsdale, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We make it a point to dine at the Fat Canary whenever we visit Williamsburg. This was perhaps the eighth or ninth time we have eaten there. We started our most recent meal there with a Manikintowne salad which contained many fresh ingredients and got our evening off to a nice start. My fiancee had salmon, which was done well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Walking around Williamsburg, stopped in, spur of the moment, to see if any dinner res were available. They had 5:45 which worked for us since we wanted to see the 7pm show at the other end of town. Our server, Paula, brought a basket of warm whole wheat bread that had a great nutty flavor and was very fresh. I'm... 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: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
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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