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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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Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You cannot go wrong by going to this restaurant!! Every by his amazing at this incredible restaurant! You know what they say you get what you pay for!

Thank Jeff M
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fat Canary has superb food, especially the desserts. Can't think of any way to make any of our three courses better. It is a bit cramped and noisy, and you can have a nice chat with the folks next to you, but the food really is great.

Thank Ed M
Williamsburg, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a favorite of ours and while we are locals we have eaten in fine restaurants worldwide and find the Fat Canary to be our favorite. The environment is inviting, the wine selection superb (and priced lower than any fine restaurant), and the food accomplishes the perfect bite. The staff is incredible especially Tink and David not to mention... More 

Thank jeg205
Summerville, South Carolina
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was good but expensive. Atmosphere was very noisy and crowded. The wait staff was excellent.

Thank Cathy294
Fairhope, Alabama
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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

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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2,227 reviews
1,216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,444 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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

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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
US$50 - US$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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
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?