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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%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (214 reviews)
“tempura shrimp” (20 reviews)
“caramel pie” (17 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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494 McLaws Cir, Open 4 P.M. To 10 P..M, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5646
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a very nice dinner - sampled 4 different fish between the two of us by doing the 3 fish platter and a single plate option- yellow fin tuna, salmon,catfish and swordfish. My favorite was the baked salmon with the swordfish second. The yellow fin...More

Thank Diane L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Dinner was absolutely amazing. I had the crab cakes and my co-worker got the fried oysters. Everything tasted delicious. Our server, Yolanda was amazing. Service was on point!

Thank ruskakers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is very old all you have to do is look around and see that the bar tables and the entire restaurant are extremely dirty. The place definitely needs an upgrade. The food is just mediocre. They have just not updated this restaurant in...More

1  Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yolanda recommended that I mix the fabulous crab dip with my shrimp scampi and it was spectacular. The very best part, though, was the freshly made slaw. I could have eaten a whole plate of that. A little complicated to get to (you see it...More

Thank ChefGeorge1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a late dinner here after a long drive to Williamsburg for a soccer tournament. The Whaling Company promised some good seafood options so we came here. The decor is nautically themed but seems dusty and a little dated. The clam chowder was good,...More

Thank Hannah073
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Y’all. I love my crab dip and on our recent trip to Williamsburg, I had to get some crab dip! We decided on The Whaling Company based on trip advisor reviews and I am so glad we did. What a fun place! Excellent service and...More

Thank alianddrew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this restaurant back in June and we were really impressed. On our second visit, we knew exactly what we wanted walking in the door. The creamy crab dip was great, but the crab cakes were off. My wife and I both had the...More

Thank JT03
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unique restaurant with great service and affordable meals. The shrimp scallop dish was so good that I had to box it to take home to savior it for tomorrow. Service was quick and efficient. Ben & Amber were our 2 wonderful servers.

Thank Taylor S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As always , whenever we are in Williamsburg, The Whaling Company is high on our priority list. The food is always amazing . Our waiter Ben is by far the best of the best. Tonight Ben was joined by his little sidekick Amber, who was...More

Thank Doctor M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here on our recent trip to Williamsburg. The decor was dated but that gave it a warm, familiar feel. We started with the crab dip, which was very good. We would have enjoyed a few more crackers as we...More

Thank tiatoangels
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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
4 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

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  • 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
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
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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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