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Holy Mackerel Seafood Grill
Holy Mackerel Seafood Grill

Holy Mackerel Seafood Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.holymackerelseafoodgrill.com
  • Email: info@holymackerelseafoodgrill.com
  • Phone: (757) 208-0222
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Olde Towne Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Holy Mackerel Seafood Grill
Holy Mackerel Seafood Grill offers both fresh and local seafood with a casual and unique dining experience that will leave you saying "Holy Mackerel"!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "From the moment my wife and I entered this restaurant, everything was fantastic, the service, food, beverages, and price. Looking forward to coming back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had reservations for dinner here. I forgot to include that my friend is in a wheelchair which usually isn't a big deal. We saw a perfect spot to sit but it was up a few stairs. No worry for the staff here. They assisted me with helping her up there. That impressed me before anything. We ordered the fried oysters appetizer after we were seated in our cozy corner. The oysters were great. I ordered the crabcakes after reading good reviews about them online. These were some serious crabcakes. She had the ribs. Nothing against the ribs, but this is seafood restauarant. She initially wanted some fish, but changed her mind. Never go away from what you are tasting because what you get will never seem good. I like this place and will be back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The service was great. My food was ok. My husband really enjoyed his dinner. I think Red Lobster is better at the same price. There isa llittle more of a variety of non seafood items than RL."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The service was beyond excellent. Our waiter was informative, responsive, and down right considerate. Don't miss this place folks!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Service was great. Made a reservation and was immediately seated. Food was excellent."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Nice atmosphere good service. Reasonably priced. Cod fish bite appetizer was awesome! Very fresh and tastey. Had the all you can eat crab legs for $20 a Monday night special and it was good. Would definitely go back if we didn't live 3 hours away."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Decided at the last minute to go out for dinner on a Saturday night. and try something new. We were not disappointed. Holy Mackerel is located in a small strip mall. Easy parking and access. No particular ambience. Paper napkins. Pricing very reasonable. 8 large scallops ( grilled), asparagus, hush puppies, baked potato. All for $23. Oysters $16 for a dozen. We definitely will go back."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Great Food tonight! The crab cakes were amazing! The smoked wings, great! Erin, our server, was polite, knowledgable, and fun! Definitely a must if in Williamsburg!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "It was refreshing! Enjoyed it! Recommend the ceasar salad."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The Crab Bisque was incredible - we bought some to go for the next day's lunch!! We asked for a half rack of the ribs for a shared appetizer and they were wonderful - the pork just fell off the bone. My husband had the Nawlins Skillet and I had the Crab Cakes - both were delicious. I would like to point out that there were just three tables dining when we were there - and the hostess sat us in booths adjacent to each other, which was quite disappointing, as it made conversation challenging,as we ended up between the two other parties. We did not share the same server - so this wasn't the reason for the crowding."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Much better then I expected for a restaurant in a strip mall. The menu had a lot of great seafood choices. All the food we ordered was fresh and tasty. The portion sizes are great for the price. We started with steamed spiced shrimp for our appetizer, they were seasoned and cooked well. Everyone in our party was very please with their entrees. Everyone ordered seafood dishes. We tried the Blackened Tuna, Sea Scallops, Grilled Salmon w/ Pineapple Salsa, & Fish and Chips. The Tuna and Scallops were standouts. Also, the hush puppies that came with every entrée were very good. Our waitress was attentive and very polite. Our only complaint was that the cocktails that we ordered were slow to arrive."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Great for casual dinner. Food was good. Would go back"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Holy Mackerel was great. Their Fried Lobster was outstanding and the Fish and Chips are the best in the area."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Just a place to get God food in a friendly atmosphere."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "We went to the restaurant because we always use OpenTable when we are out of town. We were not let down! The food was very good - we had a variety of seafood appetizers and a salad for dinner. Everything was very good."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "We found this place hunting on open table so we decided to give it a try. We going to newport news on sunday and this was just off longhill road and close to rt. 199. I had the scallops and they were done just right, asparagras was fresh and cooked over a open flame. Wife had fish and chips, fish was flakey and large with great flavor. Only negative I saw was a empty place as we were the only people besides the wait staff. This place needs to do more advertising as it's a great place and it's back in a strip mall with no signs on the road that I saw. Please don't let this place die for lack of customers."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "We stumbled on this restaurant in an unimaginative-looking strip mall near my sisters house just after Thanksgiving. It was GREAT! We weren't expecting much, but didn't want to battle the crowds of the historic area, so thought we were 'settling.' Our party had a variety of dishes, ranging from scallops to crab legs to fried oysters (and we are all pretty picky 'foodies'.) We were delighted with everything! AND, it was quiet enough to be able to chat (becoming a lost art for restaurants these days.) The seafarer's ambience works well, as does having ae separate bar area. Try the eggnog-tini for the holidays...it was sublime!) A wonderful find...we'll be back and will make it part of our regular annual Williamsburg pilgrimmage."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Nice selection of food and beer! Good food and good service. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "My scallops were scrumptious, cooked just right with yummy sides."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "We have eaten there before once for dinner and another time for lunch as usual it was great. When we arrived they had out table ready set with waters, napkins and table ware. The lobster special was cook perfect and just the right size tail. With the option to purchase another for about 1/2 price if one was still hungry that would be a good idea. Ours got fried shrimp which is a large serving fried just right. Salmon was the please of the other guest and one plate was completely cleaned and the other taken home in a box for lunch. All in all a great place to eat good, fresh seafood."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "Holy Mackerel is a pretty odd looking space. They are located in a strip mall and the restaurant is clearly a space that was originally designed for a different business that has been modified for their purposes. They've done a pretty good job dressing it up, but there's only so much you can do. The service was great and everyone we encountered was very nice and very helpful. I want them to succeed but I also need to be honest. My meal was not very good. I got the mixed seafood with a 'jambalaya-like' sauce. Unfortunately I found it too be way too spicy, and I like spicy. There wasn't a whole lot of seafood, but it was cooked beautifully! I just wish the sauce hadn't been so hot."
    Dined on 9/14/2013