Waypoint Seafood & Grill

Waypoint Seafood & Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.waypointgrill.com/
  • Phone: (757) 220-2228
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm.
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Hans Scahdler & Kyle Woodruff
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer off site catering up to 75 guest within a 20 mile radius. For more information please call 757.220.2228.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer 2 rooms with private dining up to 40 guests. There are room requirements and minimums. For more information please call 757.220.2228.
  • Private Party Contact: Tina Phillips 7572202228

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mountsbay
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Waypoint Seafood & Grill
Welcome to Waypoint! A traditional destination with a creative journey in regional & coastal cuisine. Executive Chef Hans Schadler invites you to join him and his team in a culinary venture.
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Waypoint Seafood & Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (27)special occasion (23)neighborhood gem (23)great for lunch (18)great for brunch (8)good for groups (8)romantic (7)notable wine list (7)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (4)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Outstanding cuisine in pleasant, modern setting
    HistoryLoverVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Waypoint provides excellent cuisine in a pleasing setting. As someone who loves venison, its preparation at Waypoint is outstanding, & the special preparation w/ Southwestern seasonings was innovative & delicious. Seafood here is always excellent, & the pear/beet salad is a favorite. Service is pleasing & efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • was as expected based on prior reviews
    WakeCounty2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We were on vacation for 4 days in the Williamsburg area. We went food shopping for our condo and saw an intriguing restaurant next to the Harris Teeter. We returned later for dinner. The food was exactly as described......good, not great. The wife and I would have expected a more flavorful dinner. Perhaps it was bland. The raw oysters were great so would recommend them highly. Vegetable plate + scallops were flavorless and the veggie portion was small. Schnitzel was just okay. Presentation was excellent as was the service. Don't think it was worth the price.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time is the Charm!
    cockermom
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This was my first time having a meal at Waypoint, and I made my reservation without reservation -- I was confident that the restaurant would fulfill all my expectations, and then some. And it did! The greeting was warm; seating and service were attentive without hovering (our older eyes appreciated the backlit menus with bigger print!); and the food was exceptional, from the bread and beyond. Thank you for such a lovely evening, and for the talent in the back of the house, as well as the front of the house. Your restaurant made us feel very welcomed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Dinner
    PegsterVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Went with friends and enjoyed a good dinner. Have been there several times and the food this time was slightly disappointing. Hopefully, it was just an off night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Syd34
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Our meal as always was wonderful. Service tremendous and the guitarist that evening an added bonus. Varied specails and generous portions! We will be back. Lunch is also awesome there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Williamsburg Gem
    HistoryLoverVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This restaurant serves exceptional cuisine in a lovely, relaxed setting. The specials are innovative & feature local fish & excellent seafood, most notably the oysters. Our friendly & gracious server made the meal quite pleasant & provided prompt service with entrees hot, which is a requirement for me. We consider Waypoint to be one of the premier restaurants inWilliamsburg.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Vunderbar
    packrat
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The Saurbraten was to die for. Melt in your mouth beef with red cabbage that was sweet and sour and a sauce that made the meal. Chef Hans has done a excellent job with a Oktoberfest month of great german selections on the menu. I will try to get back again before the end of the month.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent cuisine and service
    traveltoeat
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    First time dining here with wife. Food and service was excellent. There were special German dishes on the menu for Octoberfest, so I had the sauerbraten and it was great. Hard to find "real" German dishes. My wife had the shellfish and grits, also done extremely well. The chef did a great job on our dinners. Waitress was knowledgeable about the menu, wine, and beer. Very helpful and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great, as always
    pj1112
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    i love this place. the food, the service and outdoor seating. just great, as always. i work in a very nice restaurant and when i go out i eat here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as usual
    DrJohnVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    If you live anywhere near Williamsburg or you are a visitor, please do not miss this place. It never fails to satisfy! The people are simply great! And, by the way, the food cannot be beaten in the area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always good
    pj1112
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    had another great lunch. we had the sandwich with a fried green tomato, which was fabulous. our waiter, eric, was very helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding...
    MJRinOHVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food, Service, Cocktails, Wine List.... We had a wonderful evening at Waypoint. My wife and I had several appetizers and a couple of cocktails and had ourselves a little indoor "picnic". The calamari with jalapeno peppers was super good - served piping hot, and not oily or greasy from the fryer - just perfect. We had the chilled seafood plate appetizer, and there was enough fresh lump crab meat to serve at least two people, very fresh with the proper accompaniments... We also had the clams and mussels which were just outstanding. The broth with the mussels and the house made crostini to dip in the white wine broth were just delicious. Fantastic all around. We will be back....
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    silky
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This is a beautiful restaurant tucked into an unlikely location. We were greeted warmly by hostess and servers. The limited menu included a prime rib special which was pricey but attracted our attention. Crab bisque portion was miniscule followed by entrée which was served cold. After a return to the kitchen it came back to the table luke warm because the server explained the chef didn't want to reheat too much and sacrifice the medium temperature requested. Gravy served with the meal did not go back to the kitchen and cooled off during the wait. The server took the meal off the tab but overall this was a disappointing experience and I wouldn't return despite the lovely ambiance.
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  • Just So-So.
    TasteteamVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    If only the chef would could the beans. Not just give them a quick blanche. Inedible. The menu is not innovative. The combinations don't work.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the Best in Williamsburg
    TravelFoodFun
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    After several disappointing meals elsewhere, this was a huge relief. Excellent food, Great service, nice atmosphere. Seafood was incredibly fresh, well seasoned, elegant plating. Service was just right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    CopperCouple
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great Restaurant, enjoyed it so much we went back the next night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 86 reviews are from the Waypoint Seafood & Grill reviews archive.
  • Superb cuisine
    HistoryLoverVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great food, w/ an emphasis on the freshest of fish & oysters. The beet & pear salad is a must w/ great ingredients & a delicious goat cheese for savory. Our party of 3 foodies was totally satisfied & will return repeatedly. Servers are friendly & pleasant making a visit a joyous,experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing second visit
    Jimbob
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The first time my wife and I came to this restaurant, we were favorably impressed. However, this followup visit was disappointing. The food was served lukewarm - seemed like it had been sitting around for a while before being served. And the filet mignon and shrimp combination (surf and turf - how can you mess that up?) did not have a particularly good flavor.
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  • Worth the price
    Captjimr
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food was well prepared and presented. A la carte pricing boosted the total quickly but everything was well worth the trip to Williamsburg; especially the Waypoint oysters.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent.
    pj1112
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    my friend and i met for lunch, which was my second visit this month. our waiter, eric, explained the special and i changed my mind from what i had arrived planning on ordering to the ahi tuna he described. i cleaned my plate, literally, which is rare for me. the service matched up to the tuna. my friend had the salmon salad and loved it too. great menu. great food. oh and... i was escorted under an umbrella to my car in the pouring rain. very classy touch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood spot
    TasteteamVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Definitely recommend Waypoint for lunch. Appealing menu with very good prices.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • doriediner
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We always enjoy the atmosphere in the main dining room and the wine room. Sometimes it gets a bit noisy in the smaller room but the food is always very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well Done
    Burgs
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We had a party of four, and were quite pleased with the entire experience. Food was quite good, and the service was very good.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Excellent as always
    1dinerVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    A frequent visitor to Waypoint. The food, service, ambiance always deliver. This time, however, one waiter was rather stiff and awkward. I had answered him that we would like to enjoy our cocktails as we were catching up after about a year and would order later. He kept coming back wanting to tell us the specials so we had to give in and listen. Then he continued wanting to take our order even tho we had not looked at the menu and still wanted to wait. His buddy or helper was quite cordial and kept the water glasses filled without interrupting. Perhaps the other one was new. I will be back and my friend who was a first-timer was quite impressed other than....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing anniversary
    1seafoodlover
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The waiter had no personality. My fish was very disappointing because it didn't have much flavor. Overpriced for what we got. It would have been helpful if the waiter made suggestions. Previous visits were much better.
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  • Waypoint is a keeper!!!
    FoodieVAVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This was our 2nd visit to Waypoint and, as usual, it was flawless. The drinks were well-done; the service was perfect; the food was on point; and the ambiance makes you feel alone, even in a large room! We will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Place
    EmpressJaimie
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The food was outstanding! They started us with three different kinds of homemade bread along with house made pickles, ham spread, and butter. My husband had the weinersnitzel and loved it. The staff was friendly and professional. We had a blast and we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • ***Wonderful***
    Gman
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Great place!!! Hidden Gem.. Fantastic food!! Very attentive service. We would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone whom loves great food!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • was dissappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I had been looking forward to trying this restaurant out and the food (quality and taste) to cost ratio just didn't work for me. However, the oysters were some of the best I have ever had...
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DrJohnVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    As we were leaving a group of six was coming in. They said this was their first visit. We exclaimed this would not be their last!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Great Birthday Treat
    Wmbgfan
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    I took a friend to lunch, celebrating her birthday. Service was attentive but low key, allowing us to linger over coffee without pressure. Food, as usual, was wonderful. The dessert treat was decadent.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A MUST in Williamsburg
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We came from Ohio to visit Waypoint. We are truly glad we did. Everything was superb. Our server, Susan, was excellent. She described dishes and even made suggestions. She was extremely attentive on a fairly crowded evening. She even took us on a tour when our dinner was over. When in Williamsburg, take the time to visit Waypoint. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    The food and the service is consistently good. We continue to think of Waypoint first when we want to treat ourselves to an excellent night out!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a treat! We go at least
    DrJohnVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Always a treat! We go at least twice a month for lunch. Cannot go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very good restaurant.
    CardsPA
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    This was my first time at this place, and I have to say I will go there again. The service was very good, and it didn't seemed rushed and professional. The wine list was pretty good for the size of the restaurant. I will say the highlight of the evening was the calamari which was some of the best I've ever had, and I live at the oceanfront in Virginia Beach where there are numerous places that serve fine calamari. The main courses (both fish) were perfectly cooked, and the presentation was outstanding. Overall I would recommend this to anyone
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Williamsburg Gem
    PAfcsVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    This is a special place with delicious food, super service, and a quiet location.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A restaurant that seems to
    Sandy
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    A restaurant that seems to be always a good choice for good food and selection of menu items. Not disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a pleasant surprise
    msjudyVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    This restaurant is in a grocery store shopping center, and exceeds expectations. The waiter was refreshingly wine-knowledgeable and the menu had some new twists on regional favorites.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding restaurant
    BearwifeVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    The food here is simply incredible. Don't miss this place if you are in the Williamsburg area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always an enjoyable dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Always an enjoyable dining experience at Waypoint!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate