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Berret's Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill

199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049
+1 757-253-1847
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (172 reviews)
“crab” (99 reviews)
“cobbler” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00 Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I have enjoyed this upscale place since we were dating, and we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary this year. We are regular repeat customers and even though we now live 3 states away, this will always be our "go-to" place every time...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank thomaswmears
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had dinner at Berret's in Williamsburg last night and it was terrific.  The food was delicious and hot but our service was really what made our whole evening.  Keeley V. did an excellent job.  She greeted us promptly and explained the menu and specials in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank rebeccamarsh933
Reviewed 5 days ago

I love crab cakes and here's why I loved this one. It's sweet lump crab also mixed with lump that was in smaller pieces for a smooth and consistent bite by bite flavor. Minimal creamy filler helped the cake to be slightly browned without forming...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Holly W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Service was great. Food was not memorable. Was really annoyed that the Crab Dip had NO Crab pieces and little crab taste! Wife liked her Brie in Puff pastry with Shrimp. Dinner prices too high for what is offered. Crab Cake was good. Nice decor.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank pghsteve
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family enjoyed dinner here while visiting Colonial Williamsburg. The white lights hung outside felt festive and the restaurant was busy. Reservations seem to be a must. The menu offered a variety of dishes but seafood seems to be their specialty. A variety of speciality...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank 1689SueS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the first snow day of the year, we managed to find our way into Berrett's. What a find! The sandwiches were decadent (!) and the Blue Plate Special was delicious. What a find!

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 949sharonl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate lunch here one day with my family and ALL of us had great food. I had the Monday special but can't remember what it was - a delicious crab au gratin, my daughter had the crab cakes, my husband had delicious chowder and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nancy1391
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Six of us visited Berret’s during Grand Illumination weekend 2018. We enjoyed the meal. the restaurant is located behind Merchant's Square. The service was good, but not outstanding - for example, one of us that had She Crab Soup was offered sherry in the soup,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Al H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Berret’s during Grand Illumination weekend and enjoyed it. Great location, good food, and fine service from Ryan. My tuna was cooked rare as requested and the crab cakes were good. The place was full but still Ryan’s service was attentive and upbeat. We...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CGA79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't go wrong here. We visited from out of town and lucked in with friends to savor the fare. Oysters prepared in a variety of ways - all excellent! Plank cooked fish choices - all excellent! She Crab Soup and Oyster Stew - all...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RickM925
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Deborah S
29 November 2017|
Response from Мария Ш | Reviewed this property |
I feel like you messaged a wrong person: my name is not Lee, I am not from Florida and I actually gave Berrets 5 stars...
18 July 2017|
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Response from Mark Y | Reviewed this property |
Yes - they have a diverse menu.
15 June 2017|
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Response from berrets1 | Property representative |
Yes...as the folks say above, we are a few long blocks away from the Lodge.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049
    (Francis Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-253-1847
Frequently awarded honors as the "Best Seafood Restaurant" and "Best Crabcake" in Williamsburg. Note: The Taphouse Grill closes during the winter months from November through March.
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