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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%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
494 McLaws Cir, Open 4 P.M. To 10 P..M, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5646
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Imagine your best dining experience ever and ask yourself what made it so special. No doubt it was the quality of the food. It was probably set in a comfortable atmosphere. And you didn't need to take out a second mortgage to dine there. And...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was recommended by the hotel and has a 4.5 rating on this site. Well let me tell you that is not true at all. Lisa our server was amazing and made up for the food. I ordered stuffed mushrooms and the baked seafood...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service. Lots to choose from on menu. Nice atmosphere. It is a very nice restaurant for couples.

Thank Donna142
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shrimp and scallop linguini Italian dish is highly recommended. The catch of the day yellow fin tuna was plentiful and delicious. Ben and Amber were exceptional in taking care of us during dinner. Will definitely return.

Thank Kimmy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place near Kingsmill and Busch Gardens seems stuck in the 80s, but in a good way. Meals from $12.99! The decor was old-fashioned but in good condition. The service was good. The food was not special, but no complaints. You can bring the family...More

Thank parksmom95
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were seated promptly and greeted warmly. The menu offers a wide variety of options from seafood to beef, chicken, and pork. The grilled salmon was awesome and it was cooked perfectly. The red-skinned potatoes and steamed broccoli did not disappoint either. All in all,...More

Thank StitcherinVirginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a party of six. Everyone but myself found something they wanted for dinner. Most ate fish meals and said they were excellent. My husband had the pork chops and said they had good flavor and tender. I'm a chicken person myself and if...More

Thank Mscampperson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a delicious dinner at this restaurant while on vacation. Our server Ben was quite helpful in making appropriate selections as I am gluten-free. Service was great, friendly and as I said helpful. There was a substantial variety with a good...More

Thank KarinS1669
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The steak I had at this place was amazing!! The service was great! We had 9 of us in our group and everyone had a great meal! Thank you Ben for a great experience! We will be back when we return to Williamsburg.

Thank lisa m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was wonderful. We wanted a light evening meal after touristing all day. The clam chowder and a dinner salad was perfect. Soup was hot and was served with yummy pumpernickel bread. Salad was the perfect size. Highly recommend this restaraunt.

Thank Jan L
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27 September 2017|
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Response from vickie b | Property representative |
We are not sure yet . That day we ask our staff if they want to work we will know after Thanksgiven
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$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
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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