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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 good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (225 reviews)
“tempura shrimp” (21 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 2 days ago via mobile

The food was amazing and the service top notch!!! Thank you to Junior, Jermaine and Larry for your outstanding service!!!

Thank samesa
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Came in without a reservation already noticing it was moderately busy. There was five adults three teenagers and three kids in are party we were already preparing for the same thing the previous restraunt had told us “Come back in two hours maybe we’ll have...More

Thank faithfullybrave55
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My family of 2 teenagers and 4 adults ate here while visiting The Williamsburg area in mid June. The ambiance, food and service was great. Junior was our server and was very attentive. We would eat here again :)

Thank jacdolfin
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed in Williamsburg for 3 night and we ate here each night. The food is fresh, and fantastic. Seafood seems to be the speciality, but we varied our order each night and were more than happy with our choice.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ate an early dinner and got a terrific value-- there are several dishes at $9.95 including fried cod, shrimp and linguine, lemon chicken, and more. The food was wonderful and the service was prompt and friendly. Highly recommended!

Thank Madrigal95640
Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrated my Mother's birthday and an early Father's Day. Our server, Jr., is amazing and made great suggestions for those of us who couldn't make our minds up. There were too many wonderful choices. The food was excellent but Jr. made our evening fun! We...More

Thank 3dunks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was cooked to perfection!! We had the catfish and the Boatwright platter!! Delicious is not good enough!! It was superb!! Ask for Sonny!! He was wonderful! Funny and super friendly!! We were so sad we came on our last night instead of our...More

Thank nicolereneegrant
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to the Whaling Company while on vacation up the east coast from the Midwest. We do not have the chance to have real seafood where we live! The scallops were to die for! Buttery soft! And the tempera shrimp was unreal. So much...More

Thank Jenifer W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get to Williamsburg twice a year and always make this a stop twice a week minimum. Excellent Filet. Shrimp Tempura, and cod dinners. We have always had Ben as our waiter. Been has been there over 5 years and provides excellent friendly service all the...More

Thank Frank D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upon the recommendation of our hotel, we went here for dinner while visiting the area. Hubby got the chicken scampi and I got Sonny’s Delight, upon the recommendation of...Sonny! It was his recipe, and it was delicious! He was also our waiter and very personable...More

Thank Lynn A
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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
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
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16:00 - 22:00
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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