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Berret's Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Travelers' Choice
Frequently awarded honors as the "Best Seafood Restaurant" and "Best Crabcake" in Williamsburg. Note: The Taphouse Grill closes during the winter months from November through March.
$15 - $45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch
American, Seafood
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a terrific dinner at Berret’s. We had reservations for the Junior Ghost Walk Tour in Colonial Williamsburg and wanted to have dinner close by. It was easy making reservations at Berret’s. The food was great. Oysters were fresh and tasty. The entree’s were...all delicious. We especially liked the Trio with salmon, crab cake and shrimp. Yummy. Kids were thrilled with a huge Caesar Salad and shrimp.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food! We made a reservation and were seated on time. The snapper fish and Parmesan rice were cooked to perfection. My daughter had the crab cakes off the kids meal and they were excellent too. I would have rated everything 5 stars.. However, our...server (I think her name was Kelsey) was awful. When she brought the food she handed me (the person with fish and rice) a ramekin of ketchup like it was going with my meal versus the kids meal with the tater tots. She never checked to see how the food was. Our drinks ran empty until I stopped her at the end of the meal and asked for another glass of wine and a kids drink. I had to ask twice for takeout boxes and to get our check. I would go back because the food was amazing. However, I’d be sure to ask to sit with another server.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Met an friend and his wife for dinner. Reservation ready and honored. Waiter was delightful and personable. Seafood was off the hook great and my chicken was prepared perfectly. Overall awesome with no one rushing you to get out.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I graduated from William and Mary 35 years ago, and remember going to Berret's often back then. So when I visited recently, I was eager to go back. I love their outside seating, and that's where we sat. It was really nice. The oysters were...terrific, and I had a crab cake that was good, but. not as good as I remembered (hence four stars vs. five). But you won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was perfect. Lovely salads, Soups, scallops with pork belly, all good and attractively served.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 15, 2021 via mobile

Good place for lunch. My grilled cheese sandwich was great - three types of cheese and apple slices. French fries were tasty. My wife's califlower crust flatbread with goat cheese, mushrooms and spinach was gluten free and excellent. Service was friendly. Outside dining is available...on first come first served basis.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 12, 2021 via mobile

This restaurant had some of the best seafood I’ve had! Everything was absolutely delicious. Service was outstanding. Chris, our server was the best! When we arrived our table wasn’t quite ready so we went to the bar for a drink. I ordered a glass of...wine & the bartender said “we’re out of that” so I ordered something different. We were seated quickly so I asked our server Chris what he would recommend as something comparable to the wine I had originally wanted since we were getting a bottle. He offered to check to see if he could find a bottle of what I had wanted & came back to the table with that particular wine! He was awesome!!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 10, 2021

We had a great meal at this restaurant. Christian was a wonderful waiter and helped us in making our dinner and wine selections. I recommend the Red, White, And Blue sampler.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 28, 2021 via mobile

Nice setting with inside and outside tables. There is also a small bar. Our server was very accommodating with our request to split our meal and reseat us at another location. However, the crab cakes were disappointing. They were not crispy and lacked flavor. The...she-crab soup was good but the Caesar salad was limp. Mashed potatoes pretty good but the beans were hard. So all and all rather a disappointing meal.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 26, 2021 via mobile

I don’t know what was better the food or the service!! Cheyenne (sp?) was just awesome and the food was too!! Can’t wait to return for the Carrot Cake!! Thx so much for a great W&M Family Weekend !!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Deborah S
November 29, 2017|
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Response from thomaswmears | Reviewed this property |
Correct Deborah and Lesnoy! This is a 5 Star place. The food and service is ALWAYS exceptional and NOT overpriced for the area.
July 18, 2017|
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Response from Mark Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes - they have a diverse menu.
June 15, 2017|
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Response from berrets1 | Property representative |
Yes...as the folks say above, we are a few long blocks away from the Lodge.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Berret's Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill

Yes, Berret's Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Berret's Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4