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Fat Canary, Williamsburg, VA

Fat Canary

4.9
4.9
4795 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
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. Reservations for the dining room and the bar 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 by phone.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (757) 229-3333
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Tom Power
  • Neighbourhood
    Williamsburg
  • Cross Street
    Between S. Henry & Boundary & Francis Streets
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,795 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Best Overall

  • Virginia

    Best Food

  • Virginia

    Good for special occasions

  • Virginia

    Contemporary American

  • Williamsburg

    Best Overall

  • Williamsburg

    Best Food

  • Williamsburg

    Best Service

  • Williamsburg

    Best Ambience

  • Williamsburg

    Best Value

  • Williamsburg

    Good for business meals

  • Williamsburg

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Williamsburg

    Great for fine wines

  • Williamsburg

    Romantic

  • Williamsburg

    Good for special occasions

  • Williamsburg

    Lively

4,795 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Object to the additional kitchen charge. Pay the kitchen an appropriate wage.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was blah- to be honest- not bad at all but for $30-50 you’d think it would have had more flavor- there wasn’t even salt used.

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  3. crusadermama

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner, wonderful service! Absolutely delicious!

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  4. DavidC

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed it

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  5. DianeW

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Fat Canary is top notch in terms of food, ambience, service. Whenever I visit Williamsburg, booking dinner at The Fat Canary is at the top of my to-do list.

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  6. Richard

    Richmond

    190 reviews

    5.0

    190 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfectly cooked beef tenderloin that was incredibly tender! Excellent service as always!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful first experience we had never been here and had heard it was the best in the Burg, they weren’t wrong. After the closing of the Chef’s Kitchen we have a new winner hands down we will be back. Bill and Cheryl Novak

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  8. LisaH

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very consistent. Always excellent. Make a reservation.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked reservation in advance. Seated promptly with timely service. Food was delicious with no complaints. Would visit again.

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  10. KristinM

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the third time in five years that we have celebrated a Wedding Anniversary at Fat Canary. This was our 50th Anniversary and Fat Canary is simply the best, best place to celebrate! From the very start, when they handed us a menu autographed by all of the staff members, to the very last bite the whole experience was absolutely wonderful. I ordered a mocktail...Blood Orange Margarita...and it was so delicious! My husband ordered the special Grouper entree and it was "WOW!"

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FAQs

Fat Canary offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 229-3333.

Fat Canary is rated 4.9 stars by 4795 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Fat Canary

410 West Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Between S. Henry & Boundary & Francis Streets
  • Neighbourhood
    Williamsburg
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Tom Power
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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