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Fat Canary

410 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3603
+1 757-229-3333
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
410 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3603
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had to wait 30 minutes for a table but well worth the wait. Walked about the area looking in shops and when we got back, a table was ready. Very good food and reasonably priced wine may this an enjoyable dinner. Probably the best meal...More

Thank Sameade
Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting Colinial Williamsburg and you are up for some "fine dining" the Fat Canary is for you. It's located in Merchant's Square. Suggest a reservation. The people are friendly and very professional. The bartender , David, is well known by all the regulars and...More

Thank 659lesv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family visited Williamsburg over Columbus Day weekend and I chose Fat Canary based on all the positive reviews on TA. When I made a reservation a week before the trip, the only available time slot was 9:30pm which was not ideal and quite a...More

Thank ubny99
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are welcoming and professional and the food is exceptional. My friends took me here for my birthday and I was given a personalized menu as a souvenir - just so thoughtful. And our waiter, William, was just the best ! Can't wait to...More

Thank bobbyieg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a late lunch and sat outside. The food was excellent. I had fish tacos which if aren't done correctly, they can be awful. These fish tacos were just DIVINE!! The homemade coleslaw on top was the finishing touch that made the taco. Well done!

Thank Michele B
Reviewed 1 week ago

after 2 year hiatus went for birthday food outstanding, service impeccable MUST make reservations wine list excellent (they are part of a wine shop so if your favorite is not on list ask - they prob can get it) But food is the star here...More

Thank Jaes M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were really looking forward to eating here. It is hard to find restaurants that serve Prime beef, so we decided to make reservations. My husband had Duck and I had Beef Tenderloin. Both entrees were dry and overcooked. We noticed that tour plates were...More

Thank TheWorldTravelers02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the great reviews about this place are accurate! We had dinner here and were treated like royalty. My dietary restrictions were accommodated and the chef could not have been more kind.

Thank DeepPurple110
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to the Fat Canary on almost every trip to Williamsburg. The fried oysters are worth the trip from NY alone. We were overwhelmed by our meal earlier this week. The food and service were excellent. Attentive service, outstanding food--this is a great...More

Thank chrismaher2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a delightful dinner here on the patio. They offer a wide range of prices and foods as well as cocktails, wine and beer. Very helpful waiters.

Thank Pam G
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19 October 2017|
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Response from BillCarolNC | Reviewed this property |
The menu is a drop down tab that lists appetizers, salads, and entrees. Bon Appetit!
19 October 2017|
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Response from DLBrown57 | Reviewed this property |
I am not a vegetarian so I'm not sure, but this restaurant is so very accommodating that if you call ahead (and you will need to make a reservation anyway), I'm sure they will have some delicious options for you.
26 March 2017|
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Response from DLBrown57 | Reviewed this property |
That's odd, I have been to Fat Canary 3 times and each time our special occasion was recognized.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 50 - US$ 100
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 410 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3603
    (Between Henry and Boundary Sts)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-229-3333
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.
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