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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (143 reviews)
“crab” (87 reviews)
“seafood trio” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice atmosphere especially during the Christmas Season! Great staff, excellent seafood, walking distance from The White Hous B&B.

Thank megginis331
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town for a Woodworkers conference. The main part of the area restaurants would fill up during lunch with conference attendees. This restaurant is a little out of the way but was an excellent find, The service was great on both trips. Great...More

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Berret's has been around for ages, but we hadn't been there in a long time, because the last few times we were there, they seemed expensive, especially considering that the food I had was bland and tasteless (if those aren't the same thing). This time...More

Thank Myrna F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped in for lunch after walking around colonial Williamsburg because they were having a special, $1 oysters. I love oysters so I couldn't resist. It's off season so the place was pretty empty so I sat at the bar. My server was great and...More

1  Thank Nicholas P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I consider ourselves connoisseurs of She-Crab soup and Oysters Rockefeller taking advantage of every opportunity to try both whenever offered on the menu. As for She-Crab soup -- our local Calabash Seafood restaurant most definitely has had the best and set the...More

1  Thank tammy_ellen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in Williamsburg, we always go to Berret's for She Crab soup when it's cold out. We also like the rest of the menu and the staff and management are always friendly and helpful. We usually eat there at least twice to three times during...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read the reviews of this restaurant which seemed to be more in favor of this restaurant for a good meal than not. Wish I had heeded the warnings of the negative reviews. The location and the restaurant itself are good and we had a great...More

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious food. Gracious service by a knowledgable, cheerful waiter. An inviting table by the fire on a snowy night. This was our experience at Berret's Seafood Restaurant. Long a popular spot with visitors and locals, we selected Berret's because the month of January has an...More

Thank Travelforfun18
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Berret's is located at the top of Duke of Gloucester Street in the Merchant's Square. This is a great location because you can have a great meal and then stroll down through the the historic district of Williamsburg. Berret's has great oysters all year long....More

Thank SPFEsq
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Let's begin at the beginning: Amazing! We throughly enjoyed our meal here. I had salmon and scallops, vegs and rice baked in parchment paper. Delicious, tender and hot! My husb raved about his too, and I can't remember what he had! Just that he cleaned...More

Thank LyndaH666
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Deborah S
30 November 2017|
Response from Мария Ш | Reviewed this property |
I feel like you messaged a wrong person: my name is not Lee, I am not from Florida and I actually gave Berrets 5 stars...
Alicea R
18 July 2017|
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Response from Mark Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes - they have a diverse menu.
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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" and "Best Crabcake" in Williamsburg. Note: The Taphouse Grill closes during the winter months from November through March.
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