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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

Valentines dinner with my love and good friends. Service was prompt and courteous, (as always!) Food was sublime and delicious, (as always!) Wine and mixed drinks were excellent, (as always!) Of course it's pricey but its worth it.

Thank William F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and service. Go next door to the Cheese Shop during the day and get a great sandwich to go. Be sure to pick up a bottle of their House Dressing!!

Thank susanj007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Review for 2 reservations: 02/13/2018, we both ordered the beef tenderloin as our main entree. The fillet was cooked perfect. Don't recall our servers name but he was wonderful! 02/28/18, we both order beef tenderloin medium rare but came out medium to medium well. Fortunately,...More

Thank SusynG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were two couples. We started with a couple of cocktails and a bottle of an exceptional South African MCC: Colmant Brut Reserve which was brought up from the cellar.($15 corkage fee and well worth it!) Then Salad was shared among us and was very...More

1  Thank mckimw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I tried something that was somewhat familiar but it has a strange taste and textute. Device was slow and prices were above average.

Thank Gerald W
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Fat Canary without a doubt is our Favorite restaurant in Williamsburg, Virginia. Located right in the Colonial District/Merchants Square. It truly is a don't miss experience for excellent dining in Williamsburg. The food is amazing as the Executive Chef Tommy Powers does an excellent job...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We first went to the Fat Canary five years ago and it blew us away then. We vowed to return whenever we come to Williamsburg but the stretch of time does not always get us here. It has been about 2 years since our last...More

Thank Joyce R
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Oysters pork steak fish. 9 of us tried a little bit of everything and found all of it excellent. Wine list by the glass top notch. Our waitress had less than 6 months experience but was about 10 times better than many places. Small restaurant...More

Thank Tom T
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We tend to come here for special occasions (because it's not inexpensive), but the food is absolutely to die for. We came here when our son was visiting; he'd heard about it many times but hadn't had a chance to eat here yet. We each...More

Thank Myrna F
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We recently ate at the Fat Canary in Williamsburg. It’s location is ideal as it is basically in the historic area and so close to all the happenings! The food and service were exceptional. I will go out on a limb and say it is...More

1  Thank Winemak
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19 October 2017|
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Response from BillCarolNC | Reviewed this property |
The menu is a drop down tab that lists appetizers, salads, and entrees. Bon Appetit!
19 October 2017|
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Response from chrismaher2000 | Reviewed this property |
Fat Canary is an exceptional restaurant - and will offer you a variety of options. Anything you select will meet the highest standards. It is not a steakhouse - I’m in Bangalore and jet lagged. My last response was confusing. More
27 March 2017|
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Response from DLBrown57 | Reviewed this property |
That's odd, I have been to Fat Canary 3 times and each time our special occasion was recognized.
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:45 PM
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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