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Fat Canary

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410 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3603 (Between Henry and Boundary Sts)
+1 757-229-3333
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Stillwater, MN
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205 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Due to our lack of reservations and the busy nature of this restaurant we were able to squeeze in at the bar, which we love to do. The staff were great, and we had a fun time talking with the bartenders and other patrons who were doing the same thing. Although the entrees looked delicious we stuck to a selection... More 

Thank DaleStillwater_MN
Wilson, North Carolina
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here this week and we weren't disappointed. We shared the crispy oyster appetizer which was well presented and very tasty. I had the grouper special which was plated over fingerling potatoes and shrimp with crab meat on top. My wife had salmon plated over lentils with basil butter. Mine was very good and hers... More 

Thank jimcash
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everyone things The Trellis is THE Place in Williamsburg but the Fat Canary is head and shoulders better! The food is delicious, the atmosphere generally quieter for conversation, and the staff is excellent.

Thank David H
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first visit to Williamsburg and not knowing the area,asked the concierge for a recommendation.he suggested Fat Canary it was an unforgettable experience from beginning to end! The food was spectacular the service did not disappoint. I started with a drink of there homemade lemon infused vodka which was delicious I follow that with an appetizer of pasta... More 

Thank Rich D
Williamsburg, Virginia
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although a bit pricey, the Fat Canary is frequented by my husband andI for special anniversaries and birthdays. Menu has stayed the same, with welcome additions from time to time. It can be difficult to get reservations if near certain holidays since the seating is rather small. I do find the open to the grill concept nice, but can be... More 

Thank Kathy M
Williamsburg, Virginia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love sitting at the bar and having the bar menu. Exceptional bar keeps. Great food. One of my favorite go to places. The dinner menu is always good along w/their specials. Need to go back soon.

Thank Karen K
Chattanooga, TN
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated a birthday recently with Canadian friends and found this restaurant a perfect spot for the occasion. We started with a salad, nreaded fried oysters, Cream of Cauliflower soup and a 1/2-portion of. Lobster linguine with asparagas. 3 of us ordered the slightly-pricey special: grouper over leek-mashed potatoes with Brussels Sprouts and shrimp with Truffle oil and a mustard... More 

Thank TNGranny
Sanford, Florida
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112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I celebrated # 12 here. Fat Canary came highly recommend by some I met from Williamsburg at home in FL. After reading a couple reviews I made the reservation. I mentioned it was our anniversary so our table had hand written well wishes on a menu. Our server rolled it up and put a ribbon on it... More 

Thank mike s
Harrisburg, PA
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this restaurant...but we are starting to feel as if the menu hasn't changed really for some time. My family no longer wants to go because it doesn't have new menu items...If it is your first time, you will love it. If you are a regular visitor to Williamsburg, you might want to look elsewhere...

Thank Connected
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff was great. Signed a menu and had happy anniversary printed on the top. The food was very good. Other than having the table next to us drink order on our tab was a great experience. By the way the drinks were removed when we brought it to the attention of the waiter. The food was good and I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$50 - $100
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 410 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3603
    (Between Henry and Boundary Sts)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-229-3333

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