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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)
757-229-3333
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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culpeper
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had our standard poodle with us and he was more than welcomed. They brought him a bowl of water along with our drinks. The food is all locally sourced and delicious. Cocktails were not your everyday stuff, very good too. Our servers stopped and talked with us a few times. Would eat there again!

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Needham, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Need reservations. Good menu choices. Wait staff excellent. Hostess very hospitable. Food was excellent .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here as a fluke because its neighboring/conjoined Cheese Shop was closed. We sat at the bar with Erica and were delighted at her service and recommendations. There were so many great choices we decided by the end of two very full bellies we wanted to come back the next night. The triple threat: great location, great food, and... More 

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nyc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very, very nice meal, top to bottom. Seated right away for our reservation. Wonderful, attentive, cheerful waitress. Nice but not stuffy atmosphere. Nicely paced, neither slow nor rushed. The wine list was fantastic, and at very, very reasonable mark-ups. All four of our appetizers and entrees were very fresh, well-made and delicious. Desserts were good but nothing great. Highly recommended... More 

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Thank squidly
VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Make sure to make a reservation if you want a table inside. The specials are always fresh and seasonal. I think I've eaten everything off the regular menu, too!

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Thank beachopper
Lanexa, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a great choice for a special dinner. Love the seasonal menu changes! Not your ordinary dinner choices and the wine and cheese shop is right next door!

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Thank RosemarieV
Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy and Annapolis Valley, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in on Sunday 8/23, based on Trip Advisor reviews, for husband's birthday dinner. We were there about 4:30pm and they seated us within 10 minutes. Would recommend reservations, though, because they were totally full by 5:30. Our server, Erika, was wonderful- along with all the other wait staff that frequents your table for water, bread, etc. Never were in... More 

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Thank cmartincrs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have celebrated 2 special occasions at the Fat Canary. The food is always amazing, the waiter is always a wealth of knowledge about the dishes and wine pairings, and they go the extra step to personalize your menu with your special occasion to make it extra special. A reservation is definitely recommended and they are open for dinner only.

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Thank Dana S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When the kids are visiting, they always ask to go there for fine dining which never disappoints. When we go by ourselves, we prefer the bar which serves the same excellent food as in the restaurant and one can enjoy the added bonus to meet and chat with locals or visitors. David, the bar tender, with an uncanny memory facilitates... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fat canary is at the top of restaurants in Williamsburg! The food and service are excellent! You have to experience it!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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: 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?