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“Excellent service, food, atmosphere - highly recommend” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fat Canary

Fat Canary
410 W Duke Of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3603
757-229-3333
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Ranked #2 of 303 Restaurants in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between Henry and Boundary Sts
Oakton, Virginia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Excellent service, food, atmosphere - highly recommend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

My husband and I spent four days traveling in VA for our anniversary. This was hands down the best restaurant we went to. Worth every penny. The food was of top quality, with no misses. The staff explained what was in the food if asked with great detail. Strongly recommend eating at this restaurant if you want fine dining in Williamsburg.

  • Visited April 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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Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Spectacular food, casual atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

I cannot find enough good words about the spectacular dinner my husband and I had here last night. My husband had foie gras, and I had a special soup, made with leeks and crab, which was delicate and full of flavor. The foie gras was close to the best we've ever tasted. For our entrée we shared a grouper, which was the special of the day. it was prepared perfectly and the broth was so spectacular we wound up tipping our bowls. Soup was $12, the grouper (we shared the entree) was $40, end worth every penny. Don't miss this place.

  • Visited May 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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Swedesboro, New Jersey, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Too Pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

The hotel recommended this restaurant as being the most popular and the lines outside the restaurant indicate that it may be, however everything is ala carte and very expensive. If you like to spurge this is the place for you. If not, there are many other good places to eat.

Visited May 2013
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Nashville, TN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“Our favorite meal in Williamsburg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Best meal we had in Williamsburg during a spring break trip in mid-March. Everything was fresh, flavorful and beautiful. Our 12 year old son ordered quail, a bit out of his norm. The waiter told us the chefs were worried he wouldn't take to it. Sure enough, when we looked toward the open kitchen, they were looking out to see if he was eating his dinner. He loved the quail, and we appreciated their concern.

  • Visited March 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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Centreville, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“The Fat Canary sings to me”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

One of my all time favorite restaurants. I only eat at the bar because it is so much fin to interact with the other patrons. Never have had a bad meal. The food is always well prepared and innovative.

Visited March 2013
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