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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (227 reviews)
“shrimp” (104 reviews)
“caramel pie” (19 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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 yesterday via mobile

This was the first meal on our 10 day holiday and it was the best! I had made reservations but it didn't look busy when we arrived. Our servers were wonderful as was the food. I highly recommend the filet and lobster. A wonderful dining...More

Thank faithrunfarm
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I came in alone and sat at bar. I think girls name was Victoria or Vicki. She acknowledged me right away. She was finishing the check of a group of 4 people. They kept asking her margarita recipe. She was patient explaining the ratio of...More

Thank Nevilledog
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We always eat here when we are in Williamsburg, after this last visit I am not sure we will eat there again. We were seated in the back dining room with one other table taken. While enjoying our meal some senior citizens were brought back....More

Thank Momlin2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner at Whaling Co tonight and Ben our waiter made us feel welcomed and right at home. We had the fish trio and flounder meals and the fish was as good as anyone could ask for! Seasoning was good, breading light and flavorful, done...More

Thank JBIND46
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed our experience. The food was excellent and Nancy and Amber (the hostess and our server) were helpful and very friendly. If we ever return to Williamsburg, we will definitely stop in for a delicious meal.

Thank Seaside33170876998
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We happened upon the Whaling Company on vacation about 15 years ago. We come back to Williamsburg once a year and every time we eat there several nights during our stay. It is a fantastic place with excellent food (great selection) and friendly and wonderful...More

1  Thank Tour43875989309
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice and romantic restaurant! Excellent foods. Beautiful decoration inside restaurant. The waiter is friendly. Reasonable price. Very good trout. And good chicken scsmpi

1  Thank Rosalee C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are visiting the Colonial Williamsburg area and wanted some good seafood. We went on the 31st for early dining specials only to find out they considered “Halloween” a holiday?? Ridiculous. We ordered the Baked Seafood platter & Fried Tempura Shrimp Dinner. Both had generous...More

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner while vacationing. We had a baked seafood platter and the fish of the day. Both were excellent. Best coleslaw I’ve ever had. Our waiter Ben was very attentive. I’d highly recommend this restaurant for quality seafood at modest pricing.

1  Thank JoeK1011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off for dinner. Food was great, desserts great, but best of all was our waiter Ben. He was extremely attentive, efficient and most of all friendly! We will definitely be back when in the area!

1  Thank Janet G
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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

Rating summary
  • 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
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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