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About Berret's Restaurant

Berret's Seafood Restaurant specializes in fresh regional seafood-shrimp, blue crab, scallops, oysters, and tuna. Also offering steaks, chicken, and vegetarian selections. Full beverage service, micro brews, and wines. Voted by Williamsburg locals as the best seafood restaurant for over 30 years.
Berret's Taphouse Grill features the food wines and beers of Virginia with 8 drafts, unique and hard to find wines grilled fish, steak, rotisserie chicken and burgers all in a casual outdoor seating. Weather permitting
from April until November.
ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE FOR INSIDE DINING ONLY.
For parties over 6 people, please contact Berret's Restaurant directly.

199 South Boundary Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Berret's Seafood Restaurant is 0pen Daily from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm
Berret's Taphouse Grill: Open daily at 4:00/5:00 p.m. April through November (weather permitting and first come, first serve basis) NO RESERVATIONS TAKEN FOR THE TAPHOUSE GRILL

Cross Street:
Francis Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(757) 253-1847

Website:
http://www.berrets.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music on the outdoor stage at Berret's Taphouse Grill on Fridays and Saturdays in the summer time. Check the website for entertainment schedule.

Parking Details:
One hour free parking available behind the restaurant- Paid parking available across the street from restaurant for $1 per hour. Berret's validates for two hours of free parking in pay lot when you dine with us. Bring your parking ticket with you to lunch or dinner and ask your server for details.

Executive Chef:
Richard Carr

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Steal the Pint Nights at the Taphouse Grill on Thursdays throughout the summer. Live entertainment on the outdoor stage on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through October.

Berret's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (44)
Special Occasion (43)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
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Good for Anniversaries (35)
Good for a Date (35)
Cozy (35)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Quiet Conversation (32)
Worth the Drive (30)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Great for Lunch (26)
Local Ingredients (23)
Romantic (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Business Meals (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Seasonal (15)
Authentic (14)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Fun (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Healthy (10)
Notable Wine List (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Great Beer (7)
Bar Seating (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
People Watching (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Very heavy food. Copious amounts of butter on everything. Lots of hot mayonnaise binding together seafood. Even the lighter sounding fare was really heavy. Waiter was very nice.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Great service and food as always. Cannot wait to return to Williamsburg and Berret's!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Kid-friendly
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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

I definitley recommend Berrets! 10/10 experience. Try it out

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

Wife and I live in Williamsburg, enjoy visiting every restaurant in the area. Barrert’s has some of the best seafood we’ve ever tasted and friendly staff to make you feel welcomed. Would definitely recommend to others to visit.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

The waiter was very personable and helpful with the menu. Service was quick and the food was delicious. We will definitely return.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

Same good food, lack of all inclusive salads with seafood or chicken. Quantity of food value lacking.

Tags: Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Whenever we come to Williamsburg, we always plan a lunch, dinner or snack on the patio at Berrets. Never had a bad meal!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

A very nice experience. Service was excellent and the food was very good. We will be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We arrived before our reservation and yet seated promptly. We asked for a gluten-free menu and delighted with the many GF options. Our server went above and beyond to ensure we were comfortable, well served and everything provided. Going back this Friday!!!

Tags: Vegan
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

After spending an afternoon tasting the wines in the tasting room capped off a great day at the Winery with Dinner at the Café . Service was friendly , attentive without being over the top! The menu was creative from the Oysters which had great flavor but were a little heavy on the breading, Beef Wellington seasoned perfectly and cooked to perfection as was the Rack of Lamb. Overall dinner was we wanted it to be an early Valentine special experience definitely would return

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our friends drove up from Chesapeake to use a Save30 certificate and everything was great. They were glad they came.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Was curious when looking to make a reservation...Berret's was the only place we were able to reserve...all the other restaurants were booked for the night. Sadly, we now know why. Our food was simply bad. The She Crab soup was unrecognizable. The flounder special was tasteless...and the grilled shrimp had absolutely no flavor and were slightly undercooked...I couldn't even eat them. Wish I could give a better review...but we will never be returning.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Truly a Williamsburg jewel. I literally go there every time I’m in Williamsburg. Sometimes just for the happy hour and mussels. Sometimes for lunch and sometimes for dinner. The seafood is fresh and there are non seafood options too. Always great !!!! with a friendly staff. The outside patio is a great place to sit and people-watch when the weather is nice.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Overall was a very nice experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We wanted fresh seafood but all that was available was a bunch of fried options. Scallops and salmon were not fried but they were not memorable. Service was great. Husband had the flight of bourbon which was good. Outside patio looked nice when weather is warm. Too many others to try in Williamsburg. Will not return.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Second time dining here. The food is great and prices are very reasonable. This will be a regular date night place for me and my wife!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Raw oysters were excellent, especially York River oysters

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We are locals and this is the best seafood restaurant in Williamsburg. Whenever we have guests Berret's is our first choice because if the fine dining and great service.It is also in the historic area so we can walk DOG street afterwards.

Tags: Seasonal, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Berrets is continuing a "25 year tradition" by giving a coupon for $15 off which it started as a cooperative effort with some parents in our town who sold coupon books to make college scholarships happen for students at Lafayette High School. That was back when we only had 1 high school! I appreciate Brian Maloney and his cheerful staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We loved the food. Our waitress Emily was outstanding. We enjoyed conversing with her and she suggested the Va Air and Space Museum in Hampton which we loved! And she’s an Eagles fan. Go Eagles!! Will definitely come back to Berret’s!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Our group had a nice lunch celebrating the close of Restaurant Week in Williamsburg. The crab cake sandwiches and the she-crab soup were amazing. Nice to sit by the fireplace on a chilly day. Good service by our server. A nice place for lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 28, 2018

4 of us had dinner, with 1 being an interview candidate and 2 dining at Berret’s for the first time. All loved our meals and service, and get it was the perfect place for our meet-up. While there was a large group seated next to us, there was no noise level issue, and in fact the well-minded kids in the group provided joyful entertainment.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Very good dining experience, food was very tasty and appealing presentation.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Berret's is a Williamsburg landmark - in good weather, it is a perfect gathering place for lawn games, buckets of beer and shucked oysters. Last weekend we brought our W&M daughter and three friends to enjoy generous portions of seafood and fun libations.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Very nice night and great food! Wish they had a little more healthier options instead of just salad. However, very good.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We enjoyed Berret’s on a quiet night. Special on oysters. Good wine. Both of us enjoyed our dinners.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The temperature in the restaurant was rather chilly. Many customers were wearing their coats
while dining. We were celebrating a birthday and even though the waiter was aware and acknowledged the same, we felt rushed. The food was very good but we were not impressed with the carrot cake.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Calamari and oysters were great. Entrees were disappointing. Had tuna with fried crabcake. Sauce was pasty, thick and no flavor. Too many items fried. Catfish and scallops in parchment not overly flavorful.
Our server was pleasant. Room was cool. They were getting ready to close for a week to do a facelift.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food is good. Unfortunately it appears the quality has dropped over the years. I may give it another try the next time I'm in Williamsburg. Many excellent restaurants have opened in Williamsburg over the past couple of years at the same price point.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We celebrated New Year's Eve in 2017. Two of us enjoyed the Blue Plate special, which included a bowl of she-crab soup. The meal was excellent and a great value. The other members of the party enjoyed their Filets and seafood medley. Everyone had a great time. And our waitress was knowledgeable and fun. This was our 2nd New Year in a row at Berrets, and we will be shooting for 3. Make reservations well in advance for special occasions.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a outstanding New Years Evening Dinner, we had a open table reservation. Table was ready no waiting for are drinks or are Food. Are meal was great.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

On a busy New Year's Eve, we were seated on time, and there was no delay in any of our service. We both had seafood dishes and were delighted. The macadamia nut mahi mahi was superb. It was a perfectly cooked and generous piece of very fresh fish. My wife had the Red White and Blue (salmon, scallops and crab cake) and was also very pleased. The star at this restaurant is the food, and it's reasonably priced. Plus, the location, just off Mechants Square provides for a nice stroll after dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always awesome food and service! Our waitress was attentive, but did not rush us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We first dined at Berret's about 25-years ago and have been back twice since then. It's a 2.5-hour drive from our home in the VA. foothills but their food and quality service makes it our go to spot for special occasions. Just celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary there last week. No need to say more except their fried shrimp is amazing. Great seafood experience. Reservations suggested.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We were very happy with our meal and service. It is a good restaurant, well managed and efficient. Delicious seafood dinners and a nice chocolate dessert.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great service! Food was delicious!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 30, 2017

1st time there. Good experience, great service. Food was AWESOME. Impressive kids menu.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food. Great service. Loved the cozy atmosphere and the quietness. Too many places have loud music which makes everything else louder.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I loved it. Drove 45minutes and will do it again!!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Berret's is always our goto restaurant when company arrives because we know everyone will be pleased with their meal. Today was no exception. All 3 of our out of town guests were thrilled with their lunch. The blue plate special is hard not to please! The oysters were wonderful!
Thanks Berret's for being such a wonderful place to eat, no matter what time of year it is.

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