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“Seafood Delight” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Whaling Company

The Whaling Company
Ranked #17 of 381 Restaurants in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The house specialty is fresh seafood and hand carved steaks, with a menu offering a wide variety of daily fresh fish selections, as well as tempting beef and chicken entrees. A warm and relaxing atmosphere and a dining experience you won't want to miss. Enjoy our lounge with "Hungry Hour/ happy hour," Sunday - Friday from 4 - 6 p.M. 1/2 Off appetizers and $discount drinks Children's menu $4.95 (12 And under). Locally owned and operated. Bus, Banquet rooms and private rooms available with all inclusive menus. Open for dinner 7 days a week at 4:00 p.M. Thanksgiving, Mothers Day and Easter Special hours
North Salt Lake, Utah
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158 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Seafood Delight”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

I've been going to Williamsburg for the past six years and always make a stop at "The Whaling Company." I enjoy their fried seafood platter and variety of delectable desserts. The bread is delightful as they always bring you more if you like. They serve entrees from steak to seafood to pasta. It is conveniently located down the street from Busch Gardens. The servers are personable and friendly while atmosphere is casual. It could use a modern face-lift, but it's a fun, seafood restaurant!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gainesville, Virginia
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478 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Overrated”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

We went there because of the reviews. What a joke. Only 5 families in there and we still had to wait forever to place our order and to get the food. we will never go back to this place. Such a disappoint.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank matjaz2002
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Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Convenient location with very friendly staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

My family had dinner at the Whaling Company on a recent trip through Williamsburg. We were staying at the Marriott Courtyard and this restaurant was within walking distance - how great is that! This restaurant was also close in proximity to Busch Gardens.
We had two servers to assist us with the meal and both were very friendly, timely and offered nice suggestions. The meals were well prepared and good. This is a nice, casual place and also had good kids' meals as well.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Shipokemom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Atmosphere is Great!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

The steak was the best I had in a long time! My family and I loved the atmosphere. The bread they give you is delicious with I believe sunflower seeds in it. Come here for a good dinner!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CeridwenWho
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Great Falls, Virginia
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3 reviews
“Great seafood and steak.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

The atmosphere was very comfortable. The wait staff was attentive. The food was delicious - we had seafood and filet mignon. The portions were generous but not escessive.

Visited July 2013
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