Berret's Restaurant

4.5
3162 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
RESERVATIONS ARE FOR INSIDE DINING ONLY, outside dining is first-come, first serve.
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 Tidewater 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 (Currently not open due to Covid-19, but we are seating in that area).
RESERVATIONS ARE FOR INSIDE DINING ONLY, outside dining is first-come, first serve.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3162 people are saying
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BarryD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well prepared food with outstanding presentation. Friendly staff and excellent value.

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KathrynD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our meal and Christian was great. We will return.

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vipstiles
Los Angeles
408 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

She-crab soup a must. Great crab cake. Huge Caesar salad. Added salmon cooked perfectly

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CynthiaB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The seafood in parchment was delicious, as were our Kir Royales. We had a delightful lunch, and I loved that we were able to make a daytime reservation. We will be back.

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PeterR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food outstanding! Our dinner was not only well presented but also very well done- this chef knows what he is doing!!!

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Cat2
Miami
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Staff was very accommodating at getting us seated quickly. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgable.

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vip450EBR
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around!!

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Gary
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, an excellent dining experience. Our server, Christian, was friendly and very knowledgeable about the entire menu, answering all questions regarding anything on the menu. I had the pecan crusted salmon with oysters, the best salmon I think I have ever had. My wife had the osso bucco and was also very pleased. We will definitely be dining there again and will hopefully have Christian again as our server.

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LindaW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice place. The food was wonderful. Spacious dining area.

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vipAbsmom
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I really enjoyed the cauliflower crust flatbread.

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KennyG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very reasonable

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KarenJ
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Berret's Restaurant is our "go-to" each trip we make to Williamsburg. The food is always great as well as the service. Even being short staffed the night we went, our server did an outstanding job.

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ThomasS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good seafood. Our server was Excellent! Enjoyed our visit.

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Richmond2014foodie
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was delicious! Great service; Ashton was our server, and she was helpful, wonderful.

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SarahG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and very helpful. Food was excellent and we will certainly return.

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g66oat
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we were seated when arrived 15minutes before reservation. Hostess was a delight, seated promptly. Waiter was engaging, knowledgeable of all entrees. He was a joy to have as a waiter. Drinks were great, She Crab soup was outstanding as well as both meals(Red White and Blue and the fish cooked in parchment.. The Creme Brulee and Chocolate Lava Cake topped off the evening.

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RogerD
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great fresh food. Good place to unwind after visiting the Colonial Williamsburg historic district.

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WillS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well beyond my expectations. Very courteous, upscale service from our server, Christian. Extremely fast kitchen. Food was so good we were snaking food off each other’s plates.
It was an anniversary dinner for us, and we couldn’t have been happier. So good we are going back for lunch.

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vipleon
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a wonderful experience every time we visit and Chrystal is the best!

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DawnH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best seafood we've ever had! Fresh oysters and crab cakes so moist and flavorful, the remoulade wasn't needed!
Fantastic staff, and the mini spumanti for my birthday just put it over the top. Two thumbs way up!

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mswm80
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food and service. Nice wine list. Quiet atmosphere.

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BradE
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellant food, excellant service and a very reasonable cost. Our server, Lance, was polite, knowledgeable and attentive. Hard qualities to find today.

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CalebH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went here for our anniversary for the first time. Amazing food and service! Will be back later this month.

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vipnappy
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

our waiter was great!

very pro active and very attentive

we loved the mussels, oysters and big sandwich

You are now our favorite in town restaurant!!

NB
vipNotBud
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall good but nothing special.

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Makayla
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Stopped here for dinner while in Willlamsburg because we heard wonderful things. For appetizers, we ordered soup and oysters. The soup lacked flavor to say the least, and the oysters had shell pieces littered throughout. We were told the soup would be removed from our bill. When we received entrees, my boyfriend’s swordfish steak was quite dry, even with the sauce it was topped with. In addition, my filet mignon and side vegetables was severely undercooked. I could not eat it, and did not opt to send it back as I already spoke with our waitress regarding the soups in the first course. I simply asked for a box and took the entire plate home to recook myself. She did not ask if the steak was the proper temp, and she did not seem concerned that I boxed an entire entree shortly after being served. And when we received the bill, the soup was still included in the check. We had planned our trip for a few months and were looking forward to our dinner reservation at Berret’s. Next time we visit Williamsburg, I’m not so sure we will return.

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RaissaF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable food and friendly wait staff. The crab dip is amazing.

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vipAmyS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service. Food pretty good but ambiance inside was just ok.

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vipBosox
Richmond
73 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food is not fancy but the service is excellent and we love to sit by a window on a rainy day or a cold windy one and just let the world go by. And oysters for a dollar apiece are hard to beat

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KynaM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hey there he red white and blue plate. You will not be disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Friends I had not seen in a long time.

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DeborahG
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The baked brie and shrimp was outstanding! Also the garlic crusted Mahi Mahi.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I like to remember food when I travel. I will forget this place tomorrow. The food was very mediocre and the service was SO unprofessional.

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RobertH
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food with excellent service! This will be a go-to when we travel to Williamsburg.

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patg
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our waitress was fabulous but my husband found his pork chop tough. My blue point special was great

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NathanG
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends recommended this restaurant! Everything was perfect! It was casual but the food and service were top notch!

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vipUVAfoodie
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This is one of my favorite local spots to share with friends. The staff is attentive and you never feel rushed. The seafood is fresh, and they have a great brunch and happy hour specials.
Today I had one of my lunch favorites with a side of vegetables. The portion of vegetables was very small — more like a garnish. I like my vegetables to still have a crunch, but the string beans were undercooked, very tough and stringy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a lovely evening at Berret’s! Great food and service!!!

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HeatherH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal. Our server, Christian, was funny and professional. Food was delicious. Highly recommend Berret’s!

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BonnieC
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. We had appetizers, soup, entrees and dessert. The carrot cake “slice” was big enough for three people!

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You can order delivery directly from Berret's Restaurant using the Order Online button. Berret's Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 253-1847.

Berret's Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 3162 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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