Berret's Restaurant

4.5
3122 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 3122 people are saying
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jeffreyh
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and a great waiter !!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server Briana was delightful, very attentive and professional. She’s the reason we would return to Berrets.

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vipredzin99
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Berret's is our go to for afternoon Oysters. Inside or out, the tables are spaced with consideration for guests. Food and service are always friendly and efficient.
Nice wine list too.

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Capital
Miami
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. Got there an hour early for our reservation but there was an hour wait list so we went to the bar. It’s small with 4 stools and 2 tables but as we walked in it cleared out and the bartender William told us we were welcome to stay and eat there.
He took great care of us and the food was amazing!

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KenP
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our server was friendly and helpful. My wife is gluten free and such a joy to have several gluten free options on the menu. The food is delicious and when we are in the area we will return.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Background music wasn’t relaxing

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Chucka
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was Amazing and plentiful. Special was Enough for take home so excellent value. Great service. Highly recommended

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TDF15280
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Especially in the midst of the pandemic, we greatly appreciated the excellent service, timeliness (we got in at our reservation time and were served in a very reasonable timeframe), presentation (plating was beautiful), and high quality seafood.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Crappy food. Crappy service. Server lied and said there were no specials left. They were still available when the table
Next to us ordered 10 minutes later. Steered us toward food twice the price . And they were terrible

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Mia1
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Seafood cooked in parchment was fabulous. Carrot cake was huge.

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PaulDunbar
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quaint place fitting into the Colonial Motif for Williamsburg. Food was excellent, the service and recommendations from Matt were spot on.

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Webb
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top notch food with lots of good choices. The service was beyond excellent. Like many restaurants (especially in the summer/fall) it was cold for me, but that's why I always take a sweater. If you like seafood, Berret's is a must try when you're in Williamsburg. It never fails to impress.

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WesW
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding overall experience. Food was delicious, service superb. Returned the next day for the "oyster happy hour". Next time we visit Colonial Williamsburg, we will certainly include Berret's.

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Kira
London
25 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Not very fresh seafood and not great flavors. Lump of mashed potatoes weren’t tasty. Will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Our waiter was exceptional.

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BrianA
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was good, prices were not inexpensive, possibly the best oysters we have ever eaten!

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Shawn
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Because it's downtown in the "touristy" section, some might avoid eating here. That would be a mistake! This is simply the best seafood restaurant in Williamsburg. The fish is super fresh and expertly prepared. Atmosphere inside is soothing and calm, with emphasis on cleanliness and simplicity...a wonderfully welcome relief from all the hubbub around the area. (There is a lively outside dining space/oyster bar which is perfect for those so inclined.)

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JohnL
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, nice atmosphere and pleasant service; I’ll definitely go back.

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LisaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The location is perfect and if you are lucky enough to land an outside table on a pleasant evening the dining experience is enhanced. We were not - there was an hour and half wait so inside we went and the dining room is attractive. Our server was efficient and the meal was presented nicely and tasted ok. (She crab soup tasted bland and brussel sprouts seemed a little undercooked). Overall the meal was fine and the location will bring people back!

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vipKenB
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good seafood! Excellent meal, pleasant service, would highly recommend.

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MFinVA
Richmond
33 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is good and solid for a busy restaurant that caters to both locals and tourists. Location very convenient if you are doing Colonial Williamsburg activities.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lance was an excellent server, we shared two entrées which were both excellent and didn’t have room for dessert. So we called and ordered the desert for take out the next night and picked it up!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a lovely experience. The food was excellent, the service was great. I definitely would recommend this restaurant. It was a nice change of pace. It was a little pricey but the portions were excellent.

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Hawkeye
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is great and the service was top notch. Great seafood.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok. Nothing earth shattering to say.

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PaulN
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was good and the food was just great. We would quickly recommend To anyone visiting Williamsburg.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service by Mike...& delicious shrimp & grits.

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NancyW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful lunch there with my mother. A little noisy for her but enjoyable nonetheless.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation. We came back to Williamsburg with our friends who never had been to this area before. This was a great first dinner out.

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vipKate
Orlando
89 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Nice server. Ordered wine. My she crab soup came first. It was just ok. Nothing great and i would not order again. Drinks came finally with dinner. I had a Caesar salad that wilted from so much dressing. It was swimming in dressing and i could not eat it. Croutons were stale. My husband had parchment wrapped seafood. Salmon was good but again the linguine underneath was swimming in sauce. Not a place i would go back to

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vipgarry
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good was very good. Good wait service.

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PeggyW
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a great seafood dinner with outstanding service.

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KTAtlanta
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great dinner - food was excellent and so was our server.

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patti40bob
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barret’s was fantastic! We loved our meals so much that we returned on Saturday for lunch! Both experiences were wonderful! Will definitely come back when we’re in town again.

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KentS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had excellent food & service. Enjoyed oysters on half shell, she crab soup, crab cake, grilled shrimp, and cream brûlée. Highly recommend you try Berret’s!

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AAcanuck
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Berrett’s offers an impeccable dining experience! Great food and service. The crab cakes are to die for.

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vipglobeschlepper
Atlantic City
44 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Blue Plate. She crab soup, oysters Rockefeller, crab cake and shrimp with mashed potatoes and veggies. Everything was excellent. Our server was great. Would recommend highly.

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CKpowell
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host was very friendly and sat us at a beautiful table. Keeley was outstanding and attentive! Chef honored my special requests. Food was amazing! Definitely going to return!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Berret's! Food was amazing...seafood in parchment...yum. Lance our waiter was friendly and spot on. Highly recommend!

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JamesT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience from all the people who greeted us to our friendly and attentive waiter, Gregory. The food was well prepared, attractively presented, and delicious.

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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 3122 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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