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Fat Canary

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410 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3603 (Between Henry and Boundary Sts)
+1 757-229-3333
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We drove 1 ½ hours for the sole purpose of celebrating our anniversary at The Fat Canary. Our previous two times we were blown away with how great the food was. This time it was very good, but we weren't "blown away". The cheese and Virginia ham appetizer was tasty, the Manakintowne salad was excellent, Wife had a half order... More 

Thank MoseleyPaddler
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293 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I went here for dinner. I had the tenderloin and it was incredible. My wife had the pork chops and they were delicious. The place is small and crowded so you need to make reservations. We even had to wait about 30 minutes past the time. A bar is available for a drink while you wait. The... More 

Thank Toddamy
VA Beach
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110 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When I first heard the name and until we got to the restuarant, I thought, what a strange name. Who ever saw a fat canary? Well this is referring to the Islands where ships reprovisioned not the little signers. This is one of the nicest places we've ever eaten and we've been around. Restuarant is not crowded. Has a bar... More 

Thank alphotodoc
Williamsburg, Virginia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love Fat Canary for many reasons. The most important is the quality of the food. The offerings on the menu always have a uniqueness and always sound yummy and have a wow feature. Each item on the menu is carefully made with the highest quality ingredients and seasonings. The superb presentation of the food is easily visible as you... More 

Thank Colonial1607
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very enjoyable meal in a friendly, modern restaurant. With four people, we tried 3 appetizers and 4 entrees. All were excellent, but our favorites were the Foie Gras, the Rabbit with Wild Mushrooms and the Guinea Fowl with parmesan gnocchi. Our server was very friendly, helpful and efficient in taking care of several tables in the full restaurant. Restrooms are... More 

Thank ussfriend
Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have had pork chops from Mustards Grill, in Napa and The Buckhead Diner and the chops at the Carney were the very best. Cooked perfect. The deserts were outstanding.

Thank deskins
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Kudos to Tom Powers (Executive Chef) and his staff on a most memorable meal. Truly, if you have the means, then take the time to not miss this place. Special of the night I enjoyed was Seared Grouper, perfectly prepared. For an app, I had their Fois Gras. I could have eaten it all night. Could've had a little bit... More 

Thank JoeHend
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife took me to Fat Canary for my birthday dinner. We had never been there, so we didn't know what to expect. Well, it was a fabulous meal! My appetizer (lobster linguini) was superb as was the salad that my wife ordered. Our main courses (tenderloin for my wife, scallops for me) were done to perfection. About the only... More 

Thank StocksMan
Norfolk, Virginia
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198 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't have a reservation so we put our names on the list for their first come first served outdoor seating (on the side of the restaurant, a heated outdoor patio). It was about a 30min wait on a Saturday night but boy was it worth it! Food was phenomenal- service was ok (they may have been short staffed). Will definitely... More 

Thank mizeryztool
Egg Harbor City, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Centrally located within easy walking distance of Colonial Williamsburg buildings and attractions. Consistenly good food. Somewhat expensive. This is our special occasion place to eat.

Thank 2013Bill

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 50 - USD 100
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking 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, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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

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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?