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Berret's Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill

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199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049 (Francis Street)
+1 757-253-1847
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our meals were delicious. The seafood was some of the best we've eaten. If I were only rating Berret's based on the food I would give it a 5. Unfortunately, the service was well below average. Initially, our waitress was nice enough but she wasn't very attentive and she kept forgetting things that she had offered and/or we had requested.... More 

Thank Pagasman
Chandler, Arizona
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our first experience was so "delicious" we made sure we went back a second time. The shrimp was plump and fresh. Service was great the first night, the second visit, the server was pleasant but a little absent-minded, which he apologized for. It is very nicely located in Williamsburg Merchant Square, the only thing missing was a view.

Thank Nancy15423
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Berret's is a wonderful restaurant with great martinis and the best crab cakes we have ever had. The she crab soup is outstanding. You need to try the fried green tomatoes.

Thank Karen F
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

While visiting Colonial Williamsburg we asked locals for their recommendation for a nearby restaurant. More than one suggested Berret's and we were not disappointed. I enjoyed a dish of shrimp, oysters, and crabmeat served with mashed potatoes. Delicious! If you are in Williamsburg put Berret's on your 'must try' list.

Thank ChicagoEliz
Barrington, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I had a fabulous dinner. The she crab soup was sooo good and our crab cakes and shrimp also excellent The service was great our waiter Andrew and Chris, manager/ chef was very accommodating Definitely would return

Thank Monica J
Dedham, Massachusetts
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90 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best meals that I have had in a very long time. Both my dish and my wife's dish were spectacular! The service was very good as well. To top it all off it is not overly expensive!

Thank Brian R
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at Berret's Seafood Restaurant wasn't anything to write home about. I had a crab cake sandwich, which didn't really taste like anything but mayonnaise. For the price, it was a little disappointing.

Thank alexarmarquis
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a great atmosphere and very friendly service. The food is good and there are a lot of different choices. We sat indoors and there is also outdoor bar seating with music and a very pretty setting with twinkling lights. The oysters are very good and the rest of the entrees we tried were pretty good too. I... More 

Thank Renee S
Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying at the Lodge and the weather was oppressive, both heat and humidity. A real feel between 110-120 degrees. So we wanted something nice, cool and close by. We hit a home run. A ten minute walk to a cool sun room dining area which was open and inviting. Nice wine and beer list. A steamed oyster special... More 

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Coventry, Connecticut
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a family outing (4 adults and 4 kids). We walked around colonial Williamsburg prior to dinner. Parking close by. Food and service was excellent. Great choice.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $35
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049
    (Francis Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-253-1847
Frequently awarded honors as the "Best Seafood Restaurant" in Williamsburg.

Note: The Taphouse Grill closes during the winter months from November through March.

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