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Fat Canary

410 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3603
+1 757-229-3333
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
410 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3603
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I celebrated our 10th anniversary at Fat Canary in Williamsburg. This was the first visit for both of us, and we'll return again when in the area. We received a copy of the menu with our names and 10th Annie greeting with...More

1  Thank Mr_Mrs_Gift
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having moved to Williamsburg a year ago, we have heard a lot about how great the Fat Canary is. We gave it a try to celebrate our wedding anniversary along with another couple who were also celebrating their anniversary. We were not disappointed. Our server,...More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are foodies and admittedly a bit fussy. Fat Canary had great, well prepared food which was creative but not overly so. Service was friendly and efficient. A very nice surprise in Williamsburg (the town in itself was a very nice surprise). We highly recommend...More

Thank Walter P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the very best restaurants in the Williamsburg area. Scallops are wonderful. Service is pleasant. A bit too noisy for an intimate dinner or for those who have a hearing disability.

1  Thank Edith C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best meals we've had in a long time. Probably the top restaurant in all of Hampton Roads/Norfolk/ Virginia Beach area. Nice selection of beef, fowl, pasta, pork, and seafood. Fantastic, professional and attentive service. The only downside is that it was a...More

Thank ambough
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fat Canary came hightly recommended and did not disapoint, We both had salads, beef tenderloin and a delicious malbec wine. The wine was the only item modestly priced, but the entire meal was worth the expense. Highly recommended, but make a reservation!

Thank KK-CF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated our 40th anniversary at the Fat Canary last week. What a wonderful restaurant! When we arrived we were given our menu's that had our name on the top wishing us a Happy 40th Anniversary signed by all of the staff. This was so...More

Thank shamrockgreen2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh my gosh, what a great meal we had here!!! We were in town visiting friends and they treated my husband to a birthday dinner here. From the first step in the door our experience was exceptional...very warm welcome, quick seating, immediate service with attention...More

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a MUST VISIT when in Williamsburg. Everybody working there is top notch - from the helpful and knowledgeable bartender to Shannon, our waitress. The food was DELICIOUS. We could go back there several times as everything on the menu was something I...More

Thank pjgcs1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem. Gourmet food that is good value and fantastic. The chef really cares as one special was removed as it was not up to standard.

Thank lilacstranger
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27 March 2017|
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Response from BarbaraMD59 | Reviewed this property |
We did not go through Open Table for the reservation to celebrate my birthday in February. If it is a special occasion I would call direct. I might do that anyway. The staff was very nice about my birthday - I think they... More
27 March 2017|
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Response from MAGGI H | Reviewed this property |
That is bad. I would have made a big complaint.
9 November 2016|
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Response from Steve S | Reviewed this property |
You could send an email to the restaurant explaining your needs and see if they can book you for your desired time & date.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$100
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs 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, 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 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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
This high-energy bistro took over as Williamsburg's best restaurant as soon as it opened in 2003. The sophisticated but relaxed dining room has an open kitchen, which uses fresh, local ingredients for its creative American fare. The dining bar and seasonal outdoor patio seating are on a first come basis. Reservations for the dining room are recommended and may be made up to 2 months in advance. Open daily for dinner, a hostess is available during the day to take reservations.
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