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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 - 9:00 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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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were told this was the best place in town and it did not disappoint. It was very expensive and you could get a much better meal elsewhere for the same. However the execution was good. The Ribs fell of the bone, Foie Gras was okay but lacked seasoning and a flavor punch. The Rabbit was a solid dish but... More 

Thank Dakine13
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just had dinner at the Fat Canary..... Absolutely wonderful!!!!!!! The daily soup was creamed parsnip..... With sage oil drizzle.... Fabulous! Husband had the special- grouper over a sauté of shrimp, cauliflower and green chile... Topped with crab...... Amazing! I had the scallops- with fresh peas, couscous and tomatoes- best I ever had!!!!! Would definitely recommend!

Thank Michele F
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic service atmosphere and food and wine. Having a good time sitting and eating in the bar. Quite busy in october

Thank Dagrun L
Calgary, Canada
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Four of us went to the Fat Canary on a sodden and cold September evening. We were early, but we were warmly received, put into a corner and kitted up with a cocktail. We were shown to our table and had an excellent meal, served by friendly and amusing waitstaff. The food was uniformly good, without affectation, and was supported... More 

Thank Donald M
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The title is not a criticism...it's just when our food arrived my wife and I thought the other's looked better. We both loved the meals we switched to! Our served Brian was particularly conscientious and helpful with suggestions. We were smart to make reservations earlier in the day as out visit coincided with W&M homecoming and the restaurant (and outside... More 

Thank Ticket2ride
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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

This was our 2nd visit to the Fat Canary- We sat at the bar and had a beer and the best burger ever! Bartenders are friendly and professional -really enjoyed them both trips. Nice ambiance. Not cheap, but well worth it.

1 Thank TLee8525
Cincinnati, Ohio
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We decided to eat outdoors on a beautiful October evening while visiting the area. We ate from the more "casual" side of the menu and couldn't have chosen better. I had the best Angus Burger I've ever had, and my wife (an onion ring officianado) had the best onion rings she has ever had. Great service and a good brew... More 

Thank James H
Stillwater, MN
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205 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

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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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?