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“Charming rustic atmosphere with great seafood.” 5 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: Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Charming rustic atmosphere with great seafood.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

Great place for great food and service in a semi casual atmosphere. Food portions were large, service was excellent, although a bit chatty. Will return.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Henry J
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El Paso, TX
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great local eats”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

Four adults and three children were extremely satisfied with both the food and prices. Great service through teamwork effort. Had appetizers of clams, mussels and shrimp cocktail. Mussels were our favorite although the other choices were good. Children's meals are served first which is a great concept-kids were hungry. Sonny's special was wonderful -definitely would order that again. Fresh trout was light and delicious as was the salmon. Member of our party ordered the Captain's Platter - delicious but enough for two or three people! Save room for dessert, worth every calorie! Close to Busch Gardens and worth a stop.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Hilda1828
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Yorktown, Virginia
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70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Torrences”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

We adore this establishment. The food....service...atmosphere ...all top of the line..you get what you pay for. Never rushed just great food and people....crab stuffed flounder is to die for..... ready to go back this weekend.....

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Thank Angee T
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Littleton, North Carolina
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Harpooned a great deal!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

great value for seafood. not fancy but the food is good and plenty! they have early bird specials for $9.95 and $12.95 from 4pm-6pm Monday thru Friday. I had the shirmp tempura, got six huge shrimp, the presentation was nice and they tasted terrific. be sure to ask about the oysters on the half shell, they were not on the menu but they were delish! the waiter Germain, was pleasant and efficient, we were in and out in good time - happy and full!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank NELLIE V
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North Carolina
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great value, service and ambience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

We opted for the early dining menu. Everything was well prepared. Portions were ample. Food server was excellent. Value was exceptional - choice of $9.95 or $12.95 menu. Ambience was very comfortable and homey. Would definitely recommend and go back.

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank ncarb
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