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The Whaling Company

494 McLaws Cir, Open 4 P.M. To 10 P..M, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5646
+1 757-229-0275
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (195 reviews)
“shrimp” (93 reviews)
“caramel pie” (13 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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494 McLaws Cir, Open 4 P.M. To 10 P..M, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5646
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1 - 10 of 1,023 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We came in on Sunday and we were awed by the quality of food and service. Let me start by saying we almost left the restaurant because it looked very busy, and we had to wait to be seated. The nice older lady Nancy who...More

Thank nierautomata1985
Reviewed yesterday

We met out of town family for dinner and the wait staff, (Ben and Lisa) were very attentive and personable. They were always ready to assist when needed without hovering. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank kalandess
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ben and Lisa were our servers. 2 of us had the yellowfin tuna 2 had the shrimp scampi 1 had the trout almondine and 1 had the filet mignon The food was great and service was on time. Great place and nice ambiance

Thank landbek
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Benjamin was an excellent waiter. Great service and food. The food was fresh and tasty and the Brittany Beach was an excellent cocktail.

Thank Delicia K
Reviewed 2 days ago

I live in Maryland and love Crab dip. When we entered The Whaling Company while visiting Williamsburg, of course I ordered Crab Dip, and it was the best Crab dip I have ever eaten. Delicious flavor and lots of chunks of crab in it. That...More

Thank llaltizer
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was a little skeptical before going because I didn't want the cookie cutter restaurant you normally see in a tourist town, well this place is not cookie cutter! Great atmosphere, great food.

Thank patricklN7648PL
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our 1st time @The Whaling Company. Where greeted by a young nice hostess. Our waitress was very nice & knowledgeable. The food was very good, the atmosphere was a little dark. Overall we enjoyed our evening very much & would go back.

Thank bees75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had no difficulty bringing in a large group for dinner. No hassle no fuss experience. Our waiter Ben was exceptional in taking of us. All the dinner looked tasty. I really enjoyed my fried platter.

Thank Bit G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding! The service, the food, and the ambiance was over the top. Check out the French onion soup and the seafood. Thanks for topping off a fabulous graduation weekend!

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have to be honest, we waited too long to get to Capt George's, so we bailed to the Whaling Company. What a great thing for us. Fantastic food and service and we didn't have the long lines and rude people. We had a great meal,...More

Thank JT03
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have a Happy Hour menu?
5 May 2017|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from vacritter2000 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see anything that look like a sale to me. Even the items they claimed to have on sale at the time were over 25.00 and you didn't get much of it.
Do you take reservations?
20 October 2016|
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Response from vickie b | Property representative |
Hello. We will be in town to visit our daughter on Thanksgiving. Will you be serving a Traditional Thanksgiving meal on that day? There will be three in the party. Will we need reservations? What will the cost be for the traditional meal? Thank You so much for your reply.
19 September 2016|
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Response from vickie b | Property representative |
Yes The Whaling Company is Open THANKSGIVING Day from 11a.m. to 8p.m. We will offer a plated Turkey dinner for $18.95 adults and children $9.95. We will offer our regular dinner menu too. Please make reservation
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 494 McLaws Cir, Open 4 P.M. To 10 P..M, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5646
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-229-0275
  • E-mail
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
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