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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: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 569
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 18
    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
For foodie's a must

Whenever I am in Williamsburg we have to have dinner here. The food is excellent, a good variety always fresh, the flavours are so well balanced. It's very popular so I recommend booking although they have a cool bar which if they have space is great to enjoy a cocktail or dinner.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Mason, Oh, Us
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Mason, Oh, Us
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Whenever I am in Williamsburg we have to have dinner here. The food is excellent, a good variety always fresh, the flavours are so well balanced. It's very popular so I recommend booking although they have a cool bar which if they have space is great to enjoy a cocktail or dinner.

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We were lucky to obtain a reservation through a connection, but if you plan accordingly it is worth it. The staff were welcoming and the waiter was excellent. The place is limited seating but spacious. It is attached to the cheese shop, which is open during the day.

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Lyme, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The food and the service was top notch. Our table had full view of the kitchen which is somewhat fun but loud with all the staff running to and fro.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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365 reviews 365 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Our server Tink, was outstandingly. She went over boas, from the first course through the last. we had a delighful experience. could not have asked for more. I will be back if ever in Williamsburg again!

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Our celebratory graduation dinner for 5 was, as usual, superb. Steaks done as ordered. Foie Gras exactly the way it should be. The freshest fish. Fantastic bread. Cocktails as ordered. The cream of onion soup to die for. I could go on and on. We have never been the least bit disappointed during the four years we have been coming... More 

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USA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

First reviewed Fat Canary in 2012 and this past week I am still dazzled. The food is still fabulous and the service impeccable. The personal touches are everywhere. If you can get a table here, go for it....even try if it's last minute...we've had luck with cancellations. We have two favorite restaurants in Williamsburg and this was our original top... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I arrived at his restaurant with two friends. We were on a girl trip. My friend chose this restaurant. We walked in the restaurant the first girl asked if we had a reservation. We said we do not. She had a us wait which was fine. Then we finally get to the hostess. After waiting she said they don't have... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We went to the Fat Canary for my husband's birthday. What a find! We were welcomed by such an amazing lady (whose name I do not know, sadly). She found a place for us at the bar next to two lovely locals (Michael and Barbara) and the evening just started brilliantly. The quality of the food and the service was... More 

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Panama City, Florida
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871 reviews 871 reviews
429 restaurant reviews
379 helpful votes 379 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We really enjoyed our dinner here. The staff was tremendously accommodating when we showed up without reservations. We were able to get some drinks from the bar, enjoy them outside on their patio and then they called us when two seats opened up at the bar. Everything we ordered was fresh and tasty. The lamb shank was perfectly cooked and... More 

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Richmond Heights, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We make sure we have dinner at the Fat Canary when we are in Williamburg. The menu options are terrific -- not run of the mill. Wait staff is super. We have never had a bad experience. Treat you extremely well for special occasion celebrations.

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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, Entertaining clients, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?