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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (124 reviews)
“crab” (81 reviews)
“seafood trio” (26 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We tried to make a reservation with OpenTable and were refused at the 6 o’clock hour. We could only get in at 5:45. While we were sitting there for dinner we could see the many tables were open. When we checked in we had to...More

Thank BonVoyage555
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our dining experience at Berret's. The She Crab Soup was delicious! My husband had the Blue plate and kept talking about how wonderful the shrimp was on this platter. Nice, relaxing ambience too!

Thank DanaLou12
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Bill said, "Berret's". I said, "we've eaten there before." We had a delightful dinner, our waiter, Zack, took care of our every need. The brie with mango chutney started us off. The girls had their famous crab cakes. The guys had their coconut crusted Mahi-Mahi....More

Thank HCrowder
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I love this Williamsburg gem. Great food, atmosphere and the waite staff is fabulous. You can eat indoors or out but either way you’ll be wowed.

Thank Vince P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend arriving hungary and ordering the Blue Plate (she crab soup, crab cakes, shrimp, oysters, and more). The food is delicious. We were a group of 9 and they sat us indoors. They also had outdoor seating with live entertainment. I will return here...More

Thank LotusExplorerTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Blue Plate with fried shrimp, oysters, and crab cake with seasoned potatoes and veggies. Hubby had chicken. The food was beautifully displayed and delicious. We got two meals out of it. The desserts looked fabulous, but we couldn't fit it in. Prices...More

Thank Itsallabouttheson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Casual and reasonable prices, but food tasted just OK to me. Service was also fine, and I can't really complain about anything, but I also can't think of any particular reason to return.

Thank afinetraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit to Berret's and we were not disappointed. We sat in the bar (patio seating and dining room seating also avaialble) and were met immediately by our server who provided excellent service throughout our lunch. We opted for the fresh $1 York River...More

1  Thank Don H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a reservation snafu of our own mistake, and the restaurant was BOOKED!!! HOWEVER, the manager was very nice and accommodating, and we had an amazing dinner experience with our friends and kids. All of our appetizers, entrees, and desserts were OUT-of-This-WORLD!!! Very tasty...More

Thank Phantastic4u
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I know what you’re thinking. Why return if it’s lousy. Well, it was a busy day for downtown Williamsburg, and that was the only place we could get in for lunch nearby. We all tried to pick something safe on the menu that would be...More

1  Thank JaimeSommers
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Questions & Answers
Alicea R
18 July 2017|
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Response from jnickols | Reviewed this property |
Yes, chicken, lamb, pork and some vegetarian meals as well.
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.
18 September 2016|
Response from berrets1 | Property representative |
Yes. During lunch and dinner our "special of the day" will be a complete Thanksgiving turkey dinner. We take reservations 60 days in advance, so please call us on the 24th of September, as we fill up fast.
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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" in Williamsburg. Note: The Taphouse Grill closes during the winter months from November through March.
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