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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%
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“seafood” (210 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
494 McLaws Cir, Open 4 P.M. To 10 P..M, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5646
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Reviewed yesterday

The meal, baked seafood platter was fabulous....don't forget dessert the cheesecake & brownie w/ice cream was a great finish to the evening! If we come back to the area....this would be on our list as a place to eat!

Thank dalamko
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ben waited on us and he was so amazing. Besides giving us great service. He kept the smiles coming while treating us like special friends. Would recommend the crispy flounder. It's probably price on the higher end for flounder. But after my first bite, it...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just had our first meal at The Whaling Company...but it won't be our last. The food was delicious...our server Ben was great...and the attention of Steve, one of the owners, was appreciated. The prices were also very reasonable, especially for a resort area.

Thank Eileen K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Decided to try Whaling Company after passing the restaurant for years. Restaurant has a rustic retro feel with reasonable pricing. We had excellent oysters on the half shell, Caesar salad entree size came with 10 good size shrimp, baked seafood dinner and one baked apples...More

Thank Tracy947
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended on Google as the best seafood restaurant in Williamsburg. We had a perfect evening. If you want a great seafood restaurant with a throwback feel to it, then this restaurant is the place. If throwback isn't your thing...Get Over It!!! The food is amazing....More

1  Thank Samantha J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a beautiful birthday dinner with the help of our waiter Ben Jr, thank you for your attention to our party's request. The Whaling Company is the place to go.

Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by the Whaling Company last night just to pick up a take out dinner. We had been out to the beach all day and we were starving once we got back into Williamsburg about 7:30. I looked up the closest place I could...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten at The Whaling company numerous times over the past 5 years. Our first visit was with extended family of 15 for Thanksgiving dinner. The service was great. Friendly staff, good portions, and prepared well. The desserts are fabulous. Ask for the "special"...More

Thank cstayedatcoolsprings
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was very very good. Waiter, Ben, was very personable and professional. Would eat there again in a second.

1  Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I just arrived in town for vacation. We stopped at this restaurant because it was nearby. Hands-down, this is the best seafood we've ever had. Our waiter Ben was very friendly. We plan on eating here again before we leave!

Thank Angela Y
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5 May 2017|
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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.
20 October 2016|
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Response from vickie b | Property representative |
20 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

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Average prices
USD 13 - USD 20
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
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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
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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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