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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
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very enjoyable meal in a friendly, modern restaurant. With four people, we tried 3 appetizers and 4 entrees. All were excellent, but our favorites were the Foie Gras, the Rabbit with Wild Mushrooms and the Guinea Fowl with parmesan gnocchi. Our server was very friendly, helpful and efficient in taking care of several tables in the full restaurant. Restrooms are... More 

Thank ussfriend
Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have had pork chops from Mustards Grill, in Napa and The Buckhead Diner and the chops at the Carney were the very best. Cooked perfect. The deserts were outstanding.

Thank deskins
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kudos to Tom Powers (Executive Chef) and his staff on a most memorable meal. Truly, if you have the means, then take the time to not miss this place. Special of the night I enjoyed was Seared Grouper, perfectly prepared. For an app, I had their Fois Gras. I could have eaten it all night. Could've had a little bit... More 

Thank JoeHend
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife took me to Fat Canary for my birthday dinner. We had never been there, so we didn't know what to expect. Well, it was a fabulous meal! My appetizer (lobster linguini) was superb as was the salad that my wife ordered. Our main courses (tenderloin for my wife, scallops for me) were done to perfection. About the only... More 

Thank StocksMan
Norfolk, Virginia
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198 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't have a reservation so we put our names on the list for their first come first served outdoor seating (on the side of the restaurant, a heated outdoor patio). It was about a 30min wait on a Saturday night but boy was it worth it! Food was phenomenal- service was ok (they may have been short staffed). Will definitely... More 

Thank mizeryztool
Egg Harbor City, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Centrally located within easy walking distance of Colonial Williamsburg buildings and attractions. Consistenly good food. Somewhat expensive. This is our special occasion place to eat.

Thank 2013Bill
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73 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best restaurants in all of Virginia, but even that description does not give it appropriate credit. There is nothing on the menu that is not deeply satisfying and surpisingly delicious. It is top class without the needless stuffiness of restaurants that deliver that experience. Always hard to get into on short notice. It is always... More 

Thank Landsman55
Alexandria, Virginia
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Romaine with roasted garlic dressing was very favorable. Fried oysters were a little salty. Grouper special seems to be a regular special looking back at previous reviews. The dish itself was bland over all. The shrimp were well flavored, crab bland, grouper bland, potatoes bland. Filet dinner was average. Asparagus was ok, fried potato fries were stacked. Macadamia torte was... More 

Thank Ken V
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was visiting colonial Williamsburg and came to this restaurant by recommendation of our booking agent. We ate here twice. great service and food.

Thank javgerinos
Halifax, Canada
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350 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the best restaurants I have eaten! It is surprisingly small in size. The menu is small, selective but outstanding. The wine list is quite extensive and varied. Service from all the staff was outstanding. Everyone was very professional, helpful and pleasant. They took real enjoyment in their work and went out of their way to ensure... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$50 - $100
American, Gluten Free Options
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?