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Berret's Restaurant

4.7
4.7
3911 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.
RESERVATIONS ARE FOR INSIDE DINING ONLY, outside dining is first-come, first serve.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 11:30 am–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (757) 253-1847

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Richard Carr

  • Private party facilities

    We have limited availability for private events and large parties depending on the time of year, day of the week, and time of day. Please call the restaurant to inquire.

  • Private party contact

    Brian Mahoney, General Manager: (757) 253-1849

  • Neighborhood

    Williamsburg

  • Cross street

    Francis Street

  • Parking details

    One hour free parking available behind the restaurant- Paid parking available across the street from restaurant for $2 per hour, first two hours free.

  • Entertainment

    Live Music on the outdoor stage at Berret's Taphouse Grill Tuesday through Sunday through October in the summer time.n Check website for complete schedule.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. G

    Gary

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service in a quiet setting. The food, as always, was impeccable. Our server was amazing.
  2. G

    Garance1967

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Every course - she-crab soup, mixed seafood entree, and Irish Cream cheesecake - that I had was delicious. Service was gracious and attentive. It was my first time at this venue, and I would definitely return.
  3. WG

    WendyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful seafood plus many other choices. Amanda really took care of us!
  4. GF

    GretaF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, great ambiance..overall a wonderful experience
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with a friend from out of town. Easy to reserve a table and were seated right away. Delicious food and drinks. Excellent service.
  6. A

    Ahr67

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always - never miss an oportunity to eat there!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matriculation
  8. PL

    PamL

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The waitress was especially attentive. Entrees and wine were excellent and even though the cobbler was quite large, it was somewhat disappointing.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. We have been there several times and have never been disappointed!! Highly recommended!!
  10. DM

    DavidM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Great service. Great food. I would highly recommend to any looking to have dinner in the Williamsburg area. Whether it is a casual date, a family dinner, or a special occasion, this is a good spot with amazing food!
  11. HO

    HOWARDP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Service was excellent but food (entree) was poor. Soup and bread was good.
  12. MC

    MargeryC

    Mississippi

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  13. NF

    NewFavInWilliamsburg

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I highly recommend this restaurant. The food was one of the best things I've eaten in a long time. If I could eat here daily I would. The ambiance is very nice. It was the perfect date night setting for my husband and I. We don't usually order appetizers and desserts but we thought, why not since it was our first time there... with an appetizer and dessert we were still under $100 which is great for the quality of food we received. I cant wait to eat here again!
  14. G

    Georgetowner

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Truly excellent food!! I had the Blue Plate and everything but the Oysters Rockefeller was completely amazing! The cheese was so heavy on the Rockefeller that I couldn’t even taste the oyster. That was the only thing that wasn’t perfection. I did sub the Clam Chowder for the She Crab and it was the BEST clam chowder I’ve ever had! EVER!! My companions had fish & chips and. It was also fabulous. The Bloody Mary was good.
  15. LW

    LinW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the food, service, and ambiance. Berret’s is my go-to whenever we visit CW.
  16. BS

    BrendaS

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Table not available, ate at the bar, great service!
  17. DW

    DW34

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience2
    Great food and wonderful server. The bread is phenomenal, as was the red, white, and blue plate. Will return
  18. DJ

    DonJ

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Berret's always has the best seafood in Williamsburg
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was not great. Server seemed out of it. Overall, not a great experience. However, the oysters were fresh and the bartender knew how to make a drink.
  20. JC

    JamieC

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I would try again, but I overheard the waitress say that the next day they would be closing for 2 weeks. That explains why the freshness and quality wasn't as good as I would expect for New Years Eve.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Everything was really good until I seen a small dog sitting in one of the guess laps at the dinner table and the dog owner was feeding the dog from here plate and the dog was not a service dog at all. Sorry I will never ever return to this restaurant again. Happy New Year
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grateful for flexibility when we were a few minutes late Friendly hostess Excellent attentive server who was patient and delightful Exceptional food- beautiful presentation and so delicious Thank you for helping me celebrate my birthday!
  23. l

    lovegoodfood

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to eat at Berret’s!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We live in WB and dine at Berrets often. We have always enjoyed their fish dinner’s especially the blue and white dish.
  25. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Michael was our server. Not only advised us on the menu but also off-menu offerings. Great guy. Our first time to this place, should have realized the decor is more colonial and not modern. What you should expect in Colonial Williamsburg. Overall great. Would go back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful waitress and the food was wonderful!!
  27. SV

    StephenV

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was superb and the food exceptional. Berret's is our favorite restaurant in Williamsburg!
  28. B

    Bklyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great seafood at a reasonable cost. The service is great, everyone is very friendly.
  29. TD

    TeriD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved all of the food. Choices available from sandwiches to high end entrees. Reese provided excellent, friendly, and informative service. She was the best part of the experience!!!
  30. A

    Anne

    Raleigh

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! As frequent visitors to Williamsburg, we always make a point to dine at Berret’s, and they never disappoint. They actually outperform themselves each time. Food is superb, staff is kind and attentive, and ambiance is great. Mahi and triggerfish entrees were divine. Cheese board was abundant and heavenly, and sangria was flavorful and refreshing. No room for dessert this time, but based on past experiences, the cobbler a la mode is amazing.
  31. j

    juliar

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrating my parents’ 63rd wedding anniversary with a dinner at Barrett’s, it was well worth the trip. They enjoyed every minute.
  32. KL

    KarenL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was delightful! Sharing information about areas we discussed.
  33. DC

    DessieC

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Berret's is my go to place for seafood in Williamsburg. Food and service are always excellent!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Eastern Shore seaside oysters. Flavorful She Crab Soup! Seafood Pasta with fresh little neck clams, mussels, plump & moist scallops and shrimp cooked in delicious garlic herb butter sauce over pasta with dipping toast. Crab cake loaded with backfin and flavor . Bread basket with soft, warm melt in your mouth bread to dip in the most delicious oil. Dessert of Crème Brûlée, with blue berries, strawberries and freshly whipped cream to add as you desired. Our server, Andrew, was knowledgeable, informative, patient, very warm, unpretentious and professional. Very reasonable prices for the high quality of the food and level of service. Berret’s is our go to restaurant when visiting Williamsburg.
  35. DS

    DebrahS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious meal as always. Berret’s always is a delight
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was really good
  37. FB

    FredBSta

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious ... vegetables, fish, shellfish ... it was all consistently very good! Good wine selection and a very good seasonal ale too!
  38. MA

    MonicaA

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, service and wine was enjoyed on our recent visit to Berret's. We have not been since our daughter graduated from William & Mary in 2016, but it was the same outstanding service and food we remember.
  39. T

    Turnip

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Hot buttered rum was delicious.
  40. JE

    JamesE

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    A good place for lunch when visiting the Colonial area or W&M. Pretty crowded during the Christmas holidays or W&M homecoming.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from Berret's Restaurant using the Order Online button.

Berret's Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 3911 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Berret's Restaurant

199 South Boundary Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Francis Street

  • Neighborhood

    Williamsburg

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 11:30 am–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    One hour free parking available behind the restaurant- Paid parking available across the street from restaurant for $2 per hour, first two hours free.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Richard Carr

  • Entertainment

    Live Music on the outdoor stage at Berret's Taphouse Grill Tuesday through Sunday through October in the summer time.n Check website for complete schedule.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (757) 253-1847

  • Private party facilities

    We have limited availability for private events and large parties depending on the time of year, day of the week, and time of day. Please call the restaurant to inquire.

  • Private party contact

    Brian Mahoney, General Manager: (757) 253-1849

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