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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 - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Davidson, North Carolina
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped by while walking the market area of Colonial Williamsburg. The raw oysters were excellent...we tried both types that were on the daily special menu. Salads are great. Fish and Chips very good and everything well presented. The staff was friendly and efficient.

Thank david38066
Sagamore Hills, Ohio
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had an outstanding, albeit unusual, Thanksgiving dinner here. They offered a turkey dinner, but being they're a seafood restaurant, I couldn't see eating turkey, even though it was Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful seafood dinner cooked in parchment that was most delicious. It might be a bit pricey, but worth every penny! Great staff, great food!

Thank GiGi0626
evansport, ohio
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Strolling the early evening in CW. Came upon this jewel. This was an excellent experience from the first introduction. Covered seating in the Garage area, heater on, doors down, very comfortable. Attentive waiter, excellent drink selection, and the food was super.

Thank fred s
Williamsburg, Virginia
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158 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you are going to an entertainment performance, prompt is really important. Berret's is very well located and the service is prompt. Our waiter was an amateur (probably a William & Mary student), but he was nice and quickly brought things that he forgot the first time. Oh, yes, the food is perfectly reasonable and the offerings are varied.

Thank Jeffrey M
Falls Chuch, VA
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at Berret's several times. We always have had great food and service. We typically make reservations because it can get busy.

Thank TravelBug0408
Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Following an afternoon exploring colonial Williamsburg, this was a perfect stop for a glass of wine and (raw) oysters on the half-shell! Great happy hour until 7 pm.

Thank apse5t
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never a bad experience. Sometimes wonderful. We stop in Williamsburg when traveling between DC/Baltimore and Outer Banks. Over a decade of trying all the "recommended /rated" restaurants - we still wind up here at least once. Focus clearly on seafood - but other choices can be very good. Staff and management excellent. Food very good to occasionally wonderful. Prices reasonable... More 

Thank MikeFromMarysLand
Durham, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent seafood dishes for a family party of 4 - the service person seemed a bit challenged by the busy evening

Thank gruntled7764
Auckland, New Zealand
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a Sunday for lunch. The staff were so welcoming, the food pleasant and we sat out in the sun listening to live music. A great day

Thank mlv412
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a late lunch with my family. Our server Molly was exceptional. She was very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. We started with $1 Virginia oysters they were fresh and probably some of the best oysters we have had. We also had the chowder and sweet potato bacon soup very good flavorful soup. We had a couple chicken Caesar salad and... More 

Thank amsmity

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $45
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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?