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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
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Fairhope, Alabama
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything at Fat Canary was absolutely delicious...from cocktails to coffee and dessert!! The pork chop and goat cheese souffle, though, was by the best thing that I had on our entire trip. My mother got the scallop dish, which she loved...until she tried my pork chop...then she regretted not choosing it. Service was outstanding. So good that we almost went... More 

Thank Nicole H
Williamsburg, Virginia
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117 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Still the best restaurant in Williamsburg you can get a table out without a 3 month wait. Great food, perfect taste. Best in the town by far. The only tough spot is the restaurant is too crowed and lacks ambiance/warmth. I wish they had a nicer, bigger building. Still that's minor and this is the place for great meal. Price... More 

Thank anonomuse
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are usually frugal eaters, but we decided to indulge in a *fancy* dinner to top off our trip. This was a great choice! For appetizer, we chose the mozzarella and ham spirals with pesto, roasted tomatoes, and balsamic vinegar. For entrées, I chose the pork chop and my niece chose the scallops. We both liked mine the best, but... More 

Thank vlozanoslp
Chicago, Illinois
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2,223 reviews
1,214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,442 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the years, my wife and I have observed the evolution of Colonial Williamsburg with great wonderment...the history of the pre-Revolutionary War community, the restaurants, the retail shops, the farmers' market, the development of nearby William & Mary University, the museums, the Rockefeller influence, the celebrated Williamsburg Inn, the tourists. Why did it take us so long to discover the... More 

Thank Taylor B
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183 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here last Thursday with our daughter and son in law plus 2 grandsons all of us are foodies. We have been able to be at the top restaurants in the world. To say the food was great is a vast understatement. The rabbit was fall apart just full of great taste superb. My grandson had rabbit for first... More 

Thank elridder
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here for my Anniversary. The staff printed us a menu with our names on it and all signed it. The atmosphere was great and the food spectacular. Our waiter was perfectly charming and attentive without hovering. I highly suggest this resteraunt for a memorable date. The pumpkin crepes are to die for!!

Thank Dana K
Ridgetop, Tennessee, United States
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209 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would have to say that this was some of the best top notch service and food I have had. The appetizers, entrees, and desserts were all to die for. You could close your eyes and pick any of them. I will definitely be back.

Thank Robby F
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful evening with friends from college while visiting in Williamsburg during the Christmas Season. The service was excellent & friendly. My salmon was scrumptious & done to perfection. The unique menu made it difficult to choose one entree. If we are in Merchant Square again, we will return to this ***** star restaurant.

Thank Jean M
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fat Canary is a wonderful restaurant on Merchant Square in Colonial Williamsburg.The atmosphere is wonderful - specially if you are celebrating. We visited on Wednesday night and had a delightful server - Tink, as in Tinkerbell. Tink listened to what we enjoyed in a wine and recommended a perfect red wine that was reasonably priced. There were 3 of us... More 

Thank Tracy947
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Fat Canary during our stay in Williamsburg, and if I could give it 6 stars, I would!! We went to celebrate our anniversary, and the staff at Fat Canary could not have made it more special- from the signed menu for us to take home to the cozy table location. The food was phenomenal, the flavors well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 50 - USD 100
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?