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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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Glen Cove, New York
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a wonderful dinner here on a Friday night. Service is so friendly and professional. Food is excellent. Highly recommend seared foie gras!

Thank Katie S
Los Altos, CA
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164 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While planning our trip, locals told me to book the Fat Canary, and they were very, very right. The restaurant is relaxed, but clearly a venue trying to offer something well beyond the average fare at other local spots (as good as some are). It succeeds. The special occasion that were celebrating was immediately acknowledged with a menu signed by... More 

Thank Wazito
Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have lived in Williamsburg for 12 years and this restaurant consistently serves the best food around. Great for anniversary or special occasion. Enjoy a walk around Merchants Square before or after dinner or continue down Duke of Gloucester Street.

Thank Stephen B
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After a day of sightseeing in colonial Williamsburg, Fat Canary' patio was the perfect place for a relaxing dinner on a fall evening. Our table ordered both beer and wine, and everyone was very happy with their choice. Salads, appetizers, main entrees and desserts kept us at the table for two hours and all were consistently top shelf. The service... More 

Toms River, NJ
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Picked this spot due to proximity of our evening plans. Also read reviews which were mostly great. There were two of us and we both had the special which was Halibut. Though both the hostess and waiter gave it rave reviews I did not expect to be so entirely WOWED!!!! As I noted it may truly be the best meal... More 

Thank msmimi522
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Fat Canary is a high quality restaurant. The food has Anglo/French overtones, but the friendly and professional service is full of southern charm. I did the game double of rabbit followed by Guinea fowl. Both were cooked in a traditional French manner and were excellent. The mushrooms that accompanied the rabbit were rich and rewarding, and the Parmesan gnocchi... More 

Thank Clive E
Chester, New Jersey
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Properly prepared cocktails, good wine selection and well-crafted entree meals are the standards at this fine dining establishment.

Thank Richard H
Greater Cincinnati
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here at least a dozen times over the last five years and it is consistently excellent. Great food and great service. One of our must-eat places on any visit to Williamsburg.

Thank Tribe77
Mentor, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As our yearly stop off to the beach my wife and I stop in Williamsburg for night. We really didn't know where we were going to have dinner so my wife suggested the Fat Canary. All I can say is wow! We both had probably the best Salmon to date as it was prepared perfect! Service was top notch and... More 

Thank DatKatBella
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here while on vacation in Williamsburg after looking it up on trip advisor. Wow! It definitely did no disappoint. I would highly recommend trying to make reservations if you know you will be in the area. Very friendly staff and the food speaks for itself!

Thank Jacob L

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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
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?