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Fat Canary

410 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3603
+1 757-229-3333
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“profiteroles” (30 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
410 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3603
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have now dined here, usually for special occasions, and every time, the meals were spot-on, as too the service. Some might say the menu tends to the pricey side, but it is also expected. Be sure to mention any special occasion, anniversary, birthday, etc,...More

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Thank Ray K
Reviewed 6 days ago

We both like the Fat Canary and enjoyed going back. Their cuisine is excellent, the service is top notch and the atmosphere is pleasant.

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told this was the best spot to dine in Colonial Williamsburg and it proved true. We received an autographed menu by the staff with Happy Anniversary wishes, wrapped in a ribbon. Professional service, personable, charming and attentive. A great way to kick off...More

Thank Ric R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it's quite good. It's not cheap. I'm not sure Williamsburg needs a place that's high end, pricy, but not as great as a truy exceptional restaurant. But it's certainly a nice place

Thank blweis
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is the best in Williamsburg. Excellent food and service. Expensive but well worth it.

Thank Ralph N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have dined at the Fat Canary about ten times since they they opened in 2003. You can count on the food to be perfectly cooked. The menu has a wide variety of appetizers. The soup is always great. The service on our last visit...More

1  Thank Charles M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quality food, excellent presentation, and very nice service. We had such a great meal we booked again for the same trip. The food was delicious - fresh - and solid portions. The service was friendly and attentive but not overbearing. Presentation was pleasing. Such a...More

Thank Vbhusky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Charming restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. Food is delicious, fresh, beautifully prepared and presented. Wait staff great. Located in the market area of Colonial Williamsburg surrounded by the most wonderful shops and gorgeous architecture. The salmon was perfectly cooked, the Halibut great and the...More

1  Thank Clementinefox2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Fat Canary is a reliable go to for a great experience and high quality food. I’ll warn you that it is expensive, but that doesn’t stop the restaurant from always being fully booked. If you plan to dine on a Friday/Saturday, make sure you...More

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we’re in Williamsburg we plan a dinner at Fat Canary. It is our favorite restaurant in Williamsburg within the price point. The food is always spectacular and the service top notch! Definitely recommend for a nice evening.

Thank Laura V
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catherine a
19 October 2017|
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Response from BillCarolNC | Reviewed this property |
The menu is a drop down tab that lists appetizers, salads, and entrees. Bon Appetit!
18 October 2017|
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Response from chrismaher2000 | Reviewed this property |
Fat Canary is an exceptional restaurant - and will offer you a variety of options. Anything you select will meet the highest standards. It is not a steakhouse - I’m in Bangalore and jet lagged. My last response was confusing. More
26 March 2017|
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Response from DLBrown57 | Reviewed this property |
That's odd, I have been to Fat Canary 3 times and each time our special occasion was recognized.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$100
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 410 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3603
    (Between Henry and Boundary Sts)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-229-3333
This high-energy bistro took over as Williamsburg's best restaurant as soon as it opened in 2003. The sophisticated but relaxed dining room has an open kitchen, which uses fresh, local ingredients for its creative American fare. The dining bar and seasonal outdoor patio seating are on a first come basis. Reservations for the dining room are recommended and may be made up to 2 months in advance. Open daily for dinner, a hostess is available during the day to take reservations.
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