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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 - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 

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Chester, New Jersey
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

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

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.

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Mentor, Ohio
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

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Thank DatKatBella
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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!

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Thank Jacob L
Southern Pines, North Carolina
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While there are several phenomenal restaurants in Williamsburg offering outstanding cuisine, my husband and I recently added one to our list of favorite places to eat. After several days of "destination" culinary experiences, the Fat Canary was a last minute choice for a quick bite. We decided to try their special Angus hamburger with white cheddar cheese and mushrooms with... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was wonderful. The ham and mozzarella appetizer is delicious. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable about the food and drink.

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Thank Doret T
Williamsburg, Virginia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely love this restaurant! It is expensive but the food and service are always fantastic. If I had my wish, we would eat there weekly. Go, but dress nicely and this is not the place to get loud or bring kids.

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Thank Lee F
Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I know I shouldn't to say the word never, but I have been to the Fat Canary on several occasions, and I have yet to be disappointed in the food or service of this fine restaurant. It is pricey and popular, so be sure to make reservations in advance, and plan to splurge. We shared the ribs for the appetizer... More 

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Berlin Center, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time dining at the Fat Canary. The restaurant is small with limited seating capacity. The maitre d' was not the friendliest. We arrived three minutes before our scheduled reservations and we were told we had to wait the three minutes. Thankfully, our server was more personable. Our meals were very well prepared and the dessert crepes... More 

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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
Average prices
$50 - $100
Cuisine
American
Meals
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, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 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?