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Fat Canary

410 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3603
+1 757-229-3333
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • 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 17 March 2018

We were glad to find the Fat Canary open for something light to eat after 9:00 pm. This upscale restaurant was very nice. We shared an appetizer of ham rolled up in goat cheese with heirloom tomatoes which was very tasty and beautifully served. We...More

Thank ZeelandScoutMom
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Ate at this restaurant on 3/10/18;service and food impeccable! Perfection may be a better word. I bake and cook a lot and it is hard to find a restaurant close to this one. We are going to go back everyother month ( a full 1...More

Thank clk918
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Probably one, no is one of my favorite restaurants, food is always exceptional. Always enjoy chat with David at the bar.

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

A family birthday celebration turned into a gastronomic experience! Wonderful wait staff that met every need. Many different dishes to explore and share cooked to perfection. Prior to our arrival the manager helped secure a special bottle of wine.

Thank 384stacyq
Reviewed 3 March 2018

My husband and I dined at Fat Canary a couple weeks ago for the second time in years. We are Williamsburg residents. The food is exceptional and I don’t know that any other restaurant in Williamsburg compares. I had salmon and my husband had scallops....More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The food was extraordinary. The service was impeccable. I have gluten allergies. The waiter suggested the right meal for my dietary needs. We had a $100 gift card. It covered the meal accept for $6 and some change. Would go again when I receive another...More

Thank boltwoman1
Reviewed 1 March 2018

We came here because it was recommended by a friend. I had the halibut special - and it was SPECIAL. The sauces and seasoning were both incredible and unusual.

Thank Joyce C
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Back several years ago we tried this place without much luck. Well this time with friends on a Tuesday night it was exceptional. Had the duck, scallops and the special which was halibut. All were wonderful. Two of us had the special of the day...More

Thank Bear H
Reviewed 26 February 2018

I am only giving this establishment 3 Stars because of the lack of change to their menu. The same entrees, maybe with a little twist in vegetables or presentation, but the same entree items. It has become boring and predictable after all these years. The...More

Thank BigPapi05
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Valentines dinner with my love and good friends. Service was prompt and courteous, (as always!) Food was sublime and delicious, (as always!) Wine and mixed drinks were excellent, (as always!) Of course it's pricey but its worth it.

Thank William F
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catherine a
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 chrismaher2000 | Reviewed this property |
Fat Canary is an exceptional restaurant - and will offer you a variety of options. Anything you select will meet the highest standards. It is not a steakhouse - I’m in Bangalore and jet lagged. My last response was confusing. More
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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 - 9:45 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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