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Berret's Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill

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199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049 (Francis Street)
+1 757-253-1847
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We saw a sign for $1 oysters, so we had to try it! We were not disappointed. Today was our first day in town and we were looking to just relax and have a laid back snack with my teenage kids who love oysters. Thanks to Bryson Our server for the great service.

Thank Shirley P
Jamison, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent dinner and fantastic service, especially on a busy night such as Valentines Day! I have to eat Gluten Free and they have a fantastic selection from appetizers, entrees and desserts. They even have Gluten Free dinner rolls. I had the grilled shrimp with grilled vegetables and seasoned rice, which was more like risotto, excellent! My husband had a seafood... More 

Thank Cindy L
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A visit to Colonial Williamsburg, VA is incomplete without dining at Berret's Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill. Highly recommended by the concierge at Marriott's Manor Club at Ford's Colony for the quality of seafood, my wife and I - both seafood lovers were pleasantly surprised. Our dining experience exceeded expectations. The trios on the menu are extraordinary, fresh, savory and... More 

Thank tjcnewyork
richmond, va
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159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They have a oyster happy hour with $1.oo oysters from 11:30 to 7pm, well worth it if you love oysters! We had wine and oysters for a good price, nice break in the day at the bar!

Thank susan822
Hagerstown, Maryland
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We happened across Berret's and we are so glad we did! We did not have reservations but they were able to seat us right away. The food was SPECTACULAR! Everything was delicious. You have to try the She Crab Soup and the Sticky Bun Cake. We can't wait to go back!

Thank nnash214
Williamsburg, VA
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159 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice place to come - The atmosphere here is always nice, but unfortunately, the quality of the food is unpredictable. Sometimes it's very good, and sometimes it's just mediocre. Unfortunately, today was one of those more mediocre days. Got the lunch special, the cod tacos....cod was okay, but the salsa on it had essentially no flavor. The... More 

Thank SydneyB
Williamsburg, Virginia
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Berett's Seafood serves the best She-Crab soup. Other seafood dishes are good as well and usually very fresh. Other dishes, other than seafood, is offered, but I recommend making reservations for dinner or if you have a larger party. The atmosphere is welcoming and it is conveniently located to Merchants Square and the restored area. Parking is very limited, just... More 

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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Berret's is a reliable, quality establishment. They occasionally have oysters on sale, ad don't miss them. Fresh, delicious large local oysters. Another good luch option is the grilled cheese sandwich. They take it far from the ordinary and make it a three cheese treat.

Thank Ed M
Summerville, South Carolina
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent restaurant. Food was fabulous and the service was wonderful. We had seafood that was delicious. Their crab cakes are awesome!

Thank Cathy294
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Had a great lunch and worth going but I thought the quality had gone down just a little from last time. Must just had been a off day.

Thank John M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 45
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049
    (Francis Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-253-1847
Frequently awarded honors as the "Best Seafood Restaurant" in Williamsburg.

Note: The Taphouse Grill closes during the winter months from November through March.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?