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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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Lanexa, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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!

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

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 

Thank cmartincrs
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

Thank Dana S
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Hermann B
Williamsburg, Virginia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

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

Thank Kenny B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I recently hosted a birthday weekend for my sister. She lives in Williamsburg and loves the Fat Canary! Lynn was instrumental in putting together the perfect table for our group of 7! I was organizing all of the party details from Florida and Lynn communicated with me via text to make sure it was the best birthday surprise ever! I... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Charlotte, North Carolina
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229 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A colleague and I were recently in Williamsburg for some work and decided to get reservations at the Fat Canary one evening for dinner. You definitely need reservations if you're going to go at peak hours because this restaurant is very popular. For my appetizer I ordered the rabbit, and it was tasty. This was my first experience with rabbit,... More 

Thank Bowmanator22
Bowie, Maryland
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211 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

During a recent visit to Williamsburg we had dinner at Fat Canary, just steps above the Colonial Williamsburg restored area. The restaurant itself is medium size, with an open kitchen in the rear. Decor is crisp, relaxed and not at all too formal. Service is very professional and efficient, as a mix-up in my entree was rectified within minutes. The... More 

Thank Edison G
Delray Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best meals I have ever had. I had a pork chop with apples and a very fluffy goat cheese souffle. Just delicious! My husband had a prime beef steak and it was like butter, just melted in your mouth. We will return!

Thank eva22889
Swifton, AR
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good place to eat, not really for kids. We had the chef's special which was excellent. If you're eating inside, the dress was nicer (not shorts and t shirts) outside was much more casual. Highly recommend if you don't mind spending a lot on your meal.

Thank Swiftonite

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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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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?