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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%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (224 reviews)
“tempura shrimp” (22 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 3 days ago

Visited this for our anniversary. /The atmosphere is quiet but not too formal. We ordered the pan fried flounder, broccoli, Seafood pasta, French Onion soup and key lime pie. the flounder was cooked perfectly, not fried in the traditional sense but perfect and more healthy....More

Thank hawaiiansurf8
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My family and I visited this restaurant for some local seafood and we were extremely happy we did. We arrived at 5pm on a Monday and the place was relatively empty. There is early dinner specials from 4-6pm which cost around $10 in addition to...More

Thank Ryan P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was passing through the area and stayed next door at the also very nice Holiday Inn Express. There is a very large seafood menu plus a selection of beers on draught. The greeters were very friendly and welcoming as was the waiter who was...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying at Kingsmill Resort for a conference and wanted an casual option nearby. This is a very interesting exterior that first attracted us. Very friendly staff, nice selections with specials, full bar, and fresh made deserts. We were satisfied with the meal and...More

Thank mjrgnsn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was great, food was very good.Little pricey.Seemed family owned with the family operating, but could be wrong.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered the Fried Seafood Platter. It came with 4 scallops, 4 shrimp and a piece of Cod the size of a mozzarella stick. I think the batter was Tempura but I can’t be sure. It was mushy, not crispy and we couldn’t distinguish the...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for dinner on Saturday evening. The service was excellent and servers were quick to note specials and suggest favorites. My husband and I ordered seafood dishes. Both dishes were bland, the linguini in my dishes tasted like plain noodles and the scallops...More

1  Thank Deborah G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my first trip back after 25 years. It’s as good as I remembered it. Amazing tuna and salmon specials. Total cost for 2 with tip was $54. Junior the waiter was friendly, attentive, and fantastic.

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Fun, old school restaurant very close to Busch Gardens. Excellent service & seafood. Was a great way to end our crazy day at the parks!

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 11 August 2018

First visit for dinner. Place looks like an old ship. I love the theming, reminds you of a Disney restaurant only better prices! Our server was friendly and helpful. Food was prompt and hot. Loved the warm brown bread. Salads were great and crabcakes, Salmon...More

Thank MellyRussi
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26 September 2017|
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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, Kids, Romantic, 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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