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Berret's Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill

199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049
+1 757-253-1847
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (118 reviews)
“crab” (80 reviews)
“seafood trio” (26 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate lunch here a few weeks ago during a visit to Colonial Williamsburg. Since the food options on the CW grounds are limited and quite crowded, we decided to head to Merchant's Square for more options. Overall, we had a good experience here. My...More

Thank Gina T
Reviewed 4 days ago

Berret's offers a fine-dining experience in the main restaurant or more casual come-as-you-are dining outside on the patio -- both are great choices. On our most recent visit, we sat on the patio and enjoyed a local craft beer and appetizers. Family-friendly atmosphere, with live...More

Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful place to eat and relax for lunch or dinner. Food was great as was the service. Varied menu with something for everyone.

Thank Birdman45
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel concierge recommended this place for seafood. Food was average, and not plated in an attractive manner. Service was fine. Atmosphere was crowded, rushed. Limited menu. Bloody Mary was returned..yuck.

Thank blackdogclub
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great meal with superb service from Courtney The trout main stuffed with card was excellent as was the trio of crab cake, scallops and salmon. Beautifully cooked The bar area is small and very tight on space and the dining area gives the...More

1  Thank Howard D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made a reservation and table was ready when we arrived. Timely service. Great waitress. Food portions were large. All three dinners were very good.

Thank garyshess
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for a large party of 12 and the accommodation was comfortable. We sat in a private room with large windows that gave visibility into the outdoor music performer. The service was good and we liked the extensive local alcohol offering (from beer...More

Thank Sophia L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Williamsburg and decided to take the family to Berrets for lunch. I had the tuna, the rest had daily special sandwich. We started with some salad to share. The specials are really good especially the oyster in season and fish. The service...More

Thank CJ S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place and eat here every time we visit Williamsburg great seafood and great service. The oysters are fresh and tasty and their parchment dinner is to die for.

Thank Vince P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Berret's was decent but not one that we will plan to go to again. The service was excellent but prices did not match the food quality.

Thank Wendy W
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Questions & Answers
Alicea R
18 July 2017|
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Response from jnickols | Reviewed this property |
Yes, chicken, lamb, pork and some vegetarian meals as well.
16 June 2017|
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Response from berrets1 | Property representative |
Yes...as the folks say above, we are a few long blocks away from the Lodge.
18 September 2016|
Response from berrets1 | Property representative |
Yes. During lunch and dinner our "special of the day" will be a complete Thanksgiving turkey dinner. We take reservations 60 days in advance, so please call us on the 24th of September, as we fill up fast.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049
    (Francis Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-253-1847
Frequently awarded honors as the "Best Seafood Restaurant" in Williamsburg.

Note: The Taphouse Grill closes during the winter months from November through March.
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