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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
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited this restaurant with my wife for dinner. The crab cakes were quite good. Service was very good. In that promenade area in Williamsburg, this is a nice restaurant with good service.

Thank Nader H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My sister and I had a get-away weekend and decided to visit Williamsburg. We had the best time at Berrets. The oystes were amazing and dipping sauce is a must. We had the Blue Plate which was amazing! The calamari was the best I have ever tasted, not over done and chewy. It was so good we came back the... More 

Thank Sohnsc
Needham, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had seafood dinners in the restaurant, not the pub. Excellent menu choices. Good wait staff. We were not rushed. Good to make reservations. We arrived there late afternoon for dinner

Thank Waltbev
Venice, Florida
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had early dinner. Very responsive to allergies. Food and service outstanding! I had salmon over grits with asparagus. Best Grits I ever had. Even my wife who dislikes grits liked them. She had chicken. The food presentation was amazing and I'm not much into that aspect of food. The portion size was just right. Our server was Alison and she... More 

Thank Jeff C
York, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I went Berret's for a late dinner around 8pm. We walked up and we were seated right away outside on the patio. It was a beautiful night to eat outside. The service was prompt and friendly with lots of suggestions about the menu. I heard some York river oysters as an appetizer and they were delicious. We... More 

Thank Brent M
Williamsburg, Virginia
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146 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are locals and have been to Berret's in the past. Our dinners this past visit didn't measure up. Nice presentation, but the food itself was bland. As another commented, the crab cakes left a lot to be desired. Maybe a visitor from the midwest might enjoy them but they were pretty far down the list of crab cakes we... More 

Thank Michael P
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I live in a high tourist zone, so while there are some places for improvement it was an extremely enjoyable experience. My son and I sat on the Taphouse Grill side and just chilled out with fish based bar food. I had a hard sweet tea lemonade that was terrific.

Thank bsum73
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had guests in for the weekend and so decided to try Berrets. The only thing I can say good about our experience was the waiter. The crab cakes were not good and were served with completely tasteless mashed potatoes. The ceasar salad was nothing special. They also need to make some improvements to the atmosphere as the restaurant had... More 

Thank Kathy A
Yorktown, Virginia, United States
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The locally harvested oysters are delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit in March 2016. The atmospheres was very comfortable.

Thank Jan P
Staten Island, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked in for happy hour ($1 oysters got my attention!). There was no room at the bar, so the hostess was kind enough to seat us in the dining area and honor the prices. We got crab cake BLT's- they were delicious. Lots of crab in the crab cake. Oysters were also very good and fresh. Drinks were also... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?