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The Whaling Company

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494 McLaws Cir, Open 4 P.M. To 10 P..M, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5646
+1 757-229-0275
16:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very good food and very decently priced! We were waited on by 2 servers Linda and Sonny who were phenomenal! Sonny was very funny and somehow managed to convince us to get dessert (to go) even though we were stuffed!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Always enjoy The Whaling Company. The food is great. Love The Blackened Tuna appetizer. Ben has waited on us on multiple occasions and is outstanding. Will continue to make this a family night location.

Thank Richburke
Yorktown, Virginia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food and service. we had a party of 6 and had never been to The Whaling Company. Our servers Ben and Lisa did a wonderful job.

Thank Michelle P
Norfolk, Virginia
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270 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and boy am I glad I took his advice. While driving back from a late afternoon meeting in Richmond I decided to pull out of the godforsaken rush hour traffic on the Interstate and relax with a meal rather than stoke my frustration with the traffic. When I arrived, I thought I was... More 

Thank JimCarroll3
Hampton Roads
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiancé surprised me on Saturday night for an early Valentine's dinner. Our table was ready as soon as we arrived. They even accommodated his request of one of the booths in the back that was more private. Our server was very attentive, shared the specials with us and kept our drinks full. The crab stuffed flounder special was delicious,... More 

Thank prncssleesa
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I will make this short and sweet. Great shrimp scampi. Great baked seafood sampler.eonderful service!

Thank vabeachhomie
Maryville, Tennessee
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244 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great meal here and was pleased with the food, service and the reasonable prices. I can definitely recommend this venue. Excellent menu with a wide assortment of choices of seafood and steaks.

Thank Allen B
Hardyston Township, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant after a long day at Busch Gardens. The food is very good and our waiter had such an amazing sense of humor. He really made our experience wonderful. I am very picky about food but I would recommend this place to anyone.

Thank amie812017
Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

From the outside I thought it was a fancy restaurant that you'd have to dress up for; so I called and asked about the dress code, I was thrilled to hear it's casual. This place has the best seafood and steaks; we also enjoy the hot brownie sundae with ice cream, so yummy. My husband loves the clam chowder. Highly... More 

Thank Nikita12043
Kinston, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Couldn't really decide what we wanted to eat and just decided to pop in due to proximity of our hotel (Holiday Inn Express Busch Gardens). Food was great! I ordered the Catfish plate and it was HUGE!! I couldn't finish it! Staff was great and very attentive. This was a great find. My family will most certainly be back!!

Thank jturnerswvfd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$20
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?