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Fat Canary

410 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3603
+1 757-229-3333
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
410 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3603
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Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Stellar service as always. It was a dinner meeting. The wine selection is fantastic the appetizers salads and entrées were all well presented and extremely delicious this is a go to place in Williamsburg cannot wait to eat here again

Thank Alex R
Reviewed October 1, 2015

Exxxxxcellent food and service. Cool atmosphere and the best place within Old Williamsburg to dine. Our kids had eaten there the week before and we celebrated our 35th anniversary there. We were presented with a printed menu that announced our anniversary and was signed by...More

Thank ohnosoho
Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant came with excellent reviews so we were looking forward to trying it. When we arrived (after making reservations two days before) we were shown to a table right by the cooking area. The linen tablecloth had a paper cover(at these prices?) and the...More

2  Thank Moraig30
Reviewed September 29, 2015

This restaurant is without a doubt the best restaurant in Williamsburg - The food is the star here- always has local and seasonal favorites with a polish much appreciated by all who come here.

Thank jdaley02
Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

We have been dying to dine at Fat Canary since my son started college in Williamsburg 2.5 years ago. And we finally did. The setting is beautiful sitting in a banquet peering through to the chrrse dhopin one direction and the Duke of Gloucester street...More

Thank SusB962
Reviewed September 25, 2015

We recently spent a week in Williamsburg, and ate at several highly-rated restaurants. I would say that the Fat Canary was, by far, our best experience. My husband inquired about Prosecco; the waiter said it was not on the menu, but he said he thought...More

Thank Hersheytravelers
Reviewed September 22, 2015

The Fat Canary has been our favorite restaurant since we found it almost a decade ago. It is without a doubt not only one of the top restaurants in Virginia, but in the country. The food is consistently outstanding, but what really makes this a...More

3  Thank ocejack
Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

My in-laws and I had a birthday dinner for my wife last week at Fat Canary while visiting Williamsburg. Service was outstanding and Tink, our server, was wonderful. Restaurant is slightly loud, but we could converse. Food was very good (the in season squash soup...More

Thank John B
Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Our waitress was wonderful. The food was OK pretty salty. We were asked to leave while finishing after dinner cocktails. This is a first wont be back. What's interesting was there were tables available inside and outside the restaurant. Also no one was waiting in...More

3  Thank Katila F
Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten at top restaurants all over the world.I was very excited to try this one out based on its high ranking on trip advisor. We met up with some friends that live in Williamsburg who arranged this dinner. It all started off fairly...More

8  Thank John F
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March 26, 2017|
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Response from BarbaraMD59 | Reviewed this property |
We did not go through Open Table for the reservation to celebrate my birthday in February. If it is a special occasion I would call direct. I might do that anyway. The staff was very nice about my birthday - I think they... More
March 26, 2017|
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Response from MAGGI H | Reviewed this property |
That is bad. I would have made a big complaint.
November 8, 2016|
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Response from Steve S | Reviewed this property |
You could send an email to the restaurant explaining your needs and see if they can book you for your desired time & date.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$50 - $100
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs 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
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 - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 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
This high-energy bistro took over as Williamsburg's best restaurant as soon as it opened in 2003. The sophisticated but relaxed dining room has an open kitchen, which uses fresh, local ingredients for its creative American fare. The dining bar and seasonal outdoor patio seating are on a first come basis. Reservations for the dining room are recommended and may be made up to 2 months in advance. Open daily for dinner, a hostess is available during the day to take reservations.
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