Berret's Restaurant

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2124 reviews
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Seafood
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.
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JA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place and great food. Had an awesome time eating here on my honeymoon

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NG
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met a friend for lunch. I am gluten free for medical reasons and was very impressed by the extensive gf menu. I got the crab cakes over salad and shrimp cocktail. Delicious!!

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KO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious cinnamon rolls! Everything was delicious! We sat outside which was nice.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Nice bar outside for after dinner drink

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was amazing! I will have frequent visits to Williamsburg and definitely will be returning!

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SO
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful wonderful! We were staying in town for just two days and came back both days for dinner - great staff and the menu/food will never leave you hungry! Seafood was delicious and fresh. The staff was helpful and courteous go check them out!

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BB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and a really knowledgeable and helpful waitress!

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RL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are great. My daughter is a student at William & Mary and we eat at Barret's every time we're in town.

Our server, Sami, is excellent and should be commended by the ownership.

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JS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent and service as well. Would certainly recommend.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Make sure you have reservations. Customers make this place a 'must` on their trip to Williamsburg. Great food, chef does wonders with different combinations. Wait staff are engaging. Almost all dishes can be found in a recipe book they sell.

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CJ
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This Williamsburg eatry has maintained a high degree of excellence over its lifetime. Atmosphere, presentation, and service all combine for a relaxing upscale dining experience. Reservations are suggested.

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WB
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Seafood Highly recommend Best food value in Williamsburg

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VM
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and i always include a dinner at Berret's when we are in Williamsburg for the Colonial WIlliamsburg Burgess meeting each April (especially years like this when the Burgess meeting is during Lent), and again for our anniversary in August. The food is always fresh and delicious, and last week the Baltic Porter they had on special was the perfect compliment to my mahi mahi. My wife said her crab cakes were the best ever! And the desserts......mmmmm....always the perfect ending to our meal! Keep up the fine work, Berret's, and know we will be back!!

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F
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

There were 7 of us. The orders were delivered as ordered and in a timely manner; they were generous in quantity and delicious by any measure. The server delivered individual checks quickly and easily. Crab cakes are outstanding!

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JF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Raw oysters and fried shrimp were great, other food average or below. Neither service, ambience nor physical facility were anything special.

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MD
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had fabulous service and a wonderful meal. We will be back.

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JS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite seafood restaurant in the Williamsburg area. Excellent presentation and crab cakes are exceptionally delicious.

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JH
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Our waitress was incredible. The Hostess was great, the food was awesome. My oysters on the half shell (raw) could have been a little bigger, all else was wonderful. It was my Neice’s 21st Birthday, she had a great time!

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JA
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing! The food was great with a lot of options and the server was very nice as well. If you're looking for good seafood this is the place to go!

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G
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Not as outstanding as it used to be. Restaurant was not busy, I had a reservation and asked for a table outside. Was told by hostess it would take 15 mins to clear, luckily it didn’t. Some of my food was cold. Bread basket arrived with one piece of bread (I was dining solo) and looked like it was leftover from another table, very unappealing. Server started clearing before I was finished and kept pushing in the other chair at the table. It felt like the was being rushed. Overall it was a mediocre experience for the prices.

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DD
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On a beautiful day, we experienced a beautiful meal and service. The tourist/visitors were out in droves but but calling for a reservation we had no wait for seating or for food. As we left, the manager thanked us so much for coming.

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TW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice meal and service

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DB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service by Kendall. Her attention to detail and service helps to make the evening perfect.

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HP
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husband and I's first time eating there and the food was phenomenal. Diffidently eat there again.

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GS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our experience! The food & service was great. We will come again.

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CC
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Berret’s Restaurant provided our table of four persons with excellent service, and excellent food - with one exception: The crab cake that was a part of my dinner was unlike any crab cake I’ve ever made or eaten. It was like some kind of mush, perhaps seafood(?), shaped like a crab cake and fried. No taste of crab, nor anything that looked like crabmeat at all.

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US
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We are both celiac, so we chose This restaurant for its gluten free menu. I ordered the grilled mahi-mahi, and to make it gluten free, they removed the sauce and seasoning. So, it was quite bland & fishy tasting. My wife ordered the gluten free crab cakes. They were predominantly rice filling with very little crab meat. For the price we were paying, we were expecting higher quality food.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

She-crab soup. Very little crab in soup. It was quite thick and flour-tasting. So disappointing.

Caesar salad- lettuce on a chilled plate but lettuce was partially frozen. Lettuce was brown on edges of several pieces.

Our waiter was aloof and unfriendly.

We went to the Blue Talon for dessert. It was excellent! We wish we’d eaten dinner there instead.

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LA
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVELY LUNCH with a friend on her birthday. Food was fresh and nicely prepared/presented. Service was gracious. Berret's never disappoints.

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M
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the food and the service. I would recommend.

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LM
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Seated quickly, waitress was there immediately. Specials were delicious! Glad we went. Can’t wait to go back!

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M
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

On the edge of Colonial Williamsburg, so very convenient for our tourism of the day. My wife had the flounder cooked in parchment and loved it. I had a pork dish with a very nice mustard sauce. We both enjoyed our desserts. Our service was great, but it appeared a few of the tables near us had some issues. It seemed the management got involved and made sincere efforts to iron things out. For the most part, the decor was casual and acceptable...time to replace the acoustic ceiling tiles though!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Great meal. Good service. Nice ambiance.

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C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious and the service was outstanding!

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BH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent. York River oysters were very tasty. Both main courses we ordered were good but overly salted.

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A
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server, Christian was excellent and food was presented well.

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LA
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Berret's is a longtime local favorite. Four of us met for lunch and the food and service were excellent. The new decor is very attractive, light, airy and comfortable. Overall, a good value.

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S
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The seafood was very good and the portions were nice size. The carrot cake for dessert is excellent.

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S
Richmond
45 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great place to celebrate special events or an evening with friends and neighbors. Lots of variety on the menu. Super desserts!

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W
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. My “go to” restaurant for dinner prior to the Symphony.

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