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“Great food and laughter with you meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Whaling Company

The Whaling Company
494 McLaws Cir, Open 4 P.M. To 10 P..M, Williamsburg, VA 23185
+1 757-229-0275
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Ranked #4 of 24 Dessert in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The house specialty is fresh seafood and hand carved steaks, with a menu offering a wide variety of daily fresh fish selections, as well as tempting beef and chicken entrees. A warm and relaxing atmosphere and a dining experience you won't want to miss. Enjoy our lounge with "Hungry Hour/ happy hour," Sunday - Friday from 4 - 6 p.M. 1/2 Off appetizers and $discount drinks Children's menu $4.95 (12 And under). Locally owned and operated. Bus, Banquet rooms and private rooms available with all inclusive menus. Open for dinner 7 days a week at 4:00 p.M. Thanksgiving, Mothers Day and Easter Special hours
Winfield, West Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great food and laughter with you meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

If you want to have a fun time, great food and good prices this is the place for you. The name of the restaurant says it all. It is decorated with boating and things to do with fishing. They have all homemade meals from seafood, pastas and the desserts are to died for. If you get a a chance as to have Sonny as your waiter he is friendly and fun to talk to. He is a real asset to the reastaurant everyone there is like family. He even has a Pasta named Sonny's Delight which he has made himself every good everyone at our table had his dish. We weren't sorry one bit about it. We had dessert as well. I have their homemade Key lime pie very good and refreshing. I wished that I had taken a picture of Sonny and he said we will see you here tomorrow night for dinner right. What a great man. They really know how to make you feel welcome and are very helpful too.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Logan, Utah
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91 reviews 91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Seafood Delight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I've been going to Williamsburg for the past six years and always make a stop at "The Whaling Company." I enjoy their fried seafood platter and variety of delectable desserts. The bread is delightful as they always bring you more if you like. They serve entrees from steak to seafood to pasta. It is conveniently located down the street from Busch Gardens. The servers are personable and friendly while atmosphere is casual. It could use a modern face-lift, but it's a fun, seafood restaurant!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manassas va
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213 reviews 213 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Overrated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We went there because of the reviews. What a joke. Only 5 families in there and we still had to wait forever to place our order and to get the food. we will never go back to this place. Such a disappoint.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Convenient location with very friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

My family had dinner at the Whaling Company on a recent trip through Williamsburg. We were staying at the Marriott Courtyard and this restaurant was within walking distance - how great is that! This restaurant was also close in proximity to Busch Gardens.
We had two servers to assist us with the meal and both were very friendly, timely and offered nice suggestions. The meals were well prepared and good. This is a nice, casual place and also had good kids' meals as well.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Atmosphere is Great!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

The steak was the best I had in a long time! My family and I loved the atmosphere. The bread they give you is delicious with I believe sunflower seeds in it. Come here for a good dinner!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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