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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)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Richmond, Virginia
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We were visiting from Richmond, VA on a weekend getaway for our 1st year wedding anniversary! What a treat! I made the reservation a week in advance for a Sunday night. We visit a lot of restaurants and this one is definitely top notch! I was surprised when I read other reviews that weren't as favorable. First, the service was... More 

Thank ST0916
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My daughter gave us a gift certificate for this restaurant. I normally don't believe in spending a lot for a meal but the food was excellent. The atmosphere is relaxed and the service was great. For a special night out, this is the place to go.

Thank vriginiagal
Cambridge, Maryland
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I decided to have a special dinner the last night of our visit to Williamsburg . Our server, Cristy, was enthusiastic and helpful, but not overbearing in her presence. We decided to order several appetizers instead of entrees and were very happy with the nice sized servings, the beautiful presentation and, most important, the delicious combinations of... More 

Thank Noricmom
Newport News, Virginia
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125 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We don't get here often, just very special occasions, but we do love this restaurant. The menu is outstanding. Fresh and local ingredients and seasonal selections. The wine list is wonderful as well with many choices. The service is always excellent. It's one of the more expensive restaurants but worth it if you can. They also have an outdoor patio... More 

Thank ChristinaM41_12
Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I were at a conference in Williamsburg. We were looking for some fine dining close to our hotel and decided on the Fat Canary which is rated as the second highest rated restaurant in the area. (The first rated restaurant was full that evening.) We had a great meal and great service and a very hip restaurant.... More 

Thank Fred M
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I dined at the Fat Canary this past weekend. It couldn't have been a nicer evening. Our server Trevor was not only friendly and personable, he was extremely knowledgeable of both the menu and the wine list. We each had an appetizer, an entree and dessert and each course was an interesting and dynamic mixture of flavors... More 

Thank Carmensmom
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were in Williamsburg for 10 days. We had picked what we thought were the best restaurants, and I wrote a glowing TA review of one of them. However, on our last night we ate at the Fat Canary, and I think it might be even more extraordinary. Perhaps this was just our luck, but we had 6 diners, each... More 

Thank Ronald R
Williamsburg, Virginia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been to the Fat Canary only a few times, because of its price. It has been different every-time. The first time, my steak was raw, which ruined the meal. The second time, the scallops were good, but did not justify the price. The third time, the fish was absolutely superb. I am willing to give it the benefit... More 

Thank Benjamin S
Westerville, Ohio
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly enjoyed our experience here! It was an exceptional experience from service, atmosphere and FOOD! We loved this place and would definitely come back. Quite a few things here that are not typical starting with what we thought would be a typical caprese salad was extraordinary. See my picture. It was delicious along with the gazpacho Then the rock fish... More 

Thank Stephanie D
Williamsburg, Virginia
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Soft shell crabs, corn chowder, cold beer and boysenberry sorbet. Life is wonderful on a summer evening at the Fat Canary patio. Get there early and snag a great view of Dog Street to people watch while enjoying dinner outside. Definitely a locals favorite. Have the Wine Cellar at the Cheese Shop corks bottle for your dinner. A hidden treat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 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: 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?