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“The best in Williamsburg”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Fat Canary

Fat Canary
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Ranked #2 of 383 Restaurants in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between Henry and Boundary Sts
Description: 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.
Virginia Beach
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“The best in Williamsburg”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

Excellent food with consistently good service. Be sure to reserve well in advance. Not fancy but not casual. In Merchant Square, right at the end of Duke of Glouster Street.

Visited November 2012
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Dallas, TX
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

My oysters and rock fish were excellent! Great ambience, service. Great wine list! We didn't have reservation but sitting at the bar was fine. One of the best restaurant in town ... if not the best!

  • Visited January 2013
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Hopewell Junction, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

The Fat Canary has an eclectic menu with some incredible choices. Only one bad thing was the freekah, a VERY strong grain that really overpowered my wife's dish. Other than

Visited September 2012
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Newport News, Virginia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“How Could it be Lamb?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

I have been here twice and was happy with my meal both times. The lamb is so good and mild, it was hard to believe it was lamb. We asked, and they told us the lambs are fed a special diet so they taste better than usual.

Visited October 2012
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Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews
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“Best salmon I have ever tasted”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

Went to Fat Canary for a family dinner last night. The service was wonderful, starting with the manager who came over to the table to help us select a bottle of wine. The tuna appetizer was amazing and the salmon was the best I have ever tasted. Other dishes ordered at the table were the fried oysters and quail, all of which were incredible. I will definitely be going back to the Fat Canary on my next trip to Williamsburg!

  • Visited December 2012
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