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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 (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.
For parties over 6 people, please contact Berret's Restaurant directly.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
four 4-oz claw crabcakes, mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables (gf option)
with sherry & crackers
Shrimp Two Ways
flash-fried saltine-crusted & buttery grilled
Everything was wonderful, except we didn’t get the sherry in the “she crab” soup. I should have asked about it right away, but thought maybe it had been discontinued. When I asked about it later, our server said she couldn’t find the bottle when our soup was served. Not a very good excuse in my opinion. Still one of my favorite places in this area.
The staff were really supportive of our needs! Provided a great well spaced outside table. Everything was wonderful. All at our table said they would plan to return.
Always have had a good experience here!! The food is delicious and reasonably priced.
It was over priced for the quality of the food.
Excellent customer service masked up and professional.
Wonderful experience! Food was delicious as always and service was outstanding. We love Berret’s and can’t wait to go back. Highly recommend if you’re visiting Williamsburg.
I had the She Crab Soup, Caesar Salad and entree was mahi mahi with shrimp and lobster cream sauce. It was all delicious and extremely filling!
We love going to Berrets and go often personally and when we have company. This time, I ordered oysters like always, but they were full of chipped pieces of shells and very very small. Other than that everything else was delicious and my guests were very pleased
Had a great time! Always enjoy our dinners there!
Great waiter Travis and the food was wonderful.
Food was good as always. Decent price for lunch. Witnessed how they clean up tables and never sanitize them for the next guests. Crew went from cleaning to helping other customers gets more drinks without washing hands or sanitizing them. We got scared for our safety. On normal circumstances. We love this restaurant but it’s hard to support businesses if they’re not putting their customers safety first.
We had a wonderful time- the best lunch ever in a beautiful setting on the patio! Our server was delightful and very attentive. We shall definitely be back!
Ordered half dozen James River Oysters. They were covered with mud and sand. Did not taste fresh. Crabcake is claw meat and average. Ceaser salad was oily, bland and somewhat wilted. Wait staff was very good and courteous. Many better food options for the same price range in Williamsburg.
We picked Berret's for the location and prior reviews as we were looking for a really good seafood restaurant. It did not disappoint! Food was fresh and tasty, wine is reasonably priced with a decent selection and the service was terrific.
The food was awesome and I highly recommend dinner here. The ambiance was great as it was not too loud and you could really enjoy your meal. the service was great as always. Our server (Don I believe) did an outstanding job and it is very apparent Management set's their employees up for success. I had the Tuna with scallops everything was cooked correctly as well as presented great. The desert was also great and I had the triple berry cobbler. It was outstanding.
My first time at this restaurant and the food was amazing
Food and service is exceptional! Their wine list is pretty good too.
Great service. Tasty food. Everyone here, from hostesses to waiters/waitresses , was so pleasant. I will definitely visit again soon. And they had a vegan option!!! Loved it.
Wonderful service, food was delicious, everything came out timely, and the atmosphere was nice. Prices are perfect for the portion and quality served.
We enjoyed the food; the seafood was excellent. I had the plate with a crab cake, scallops and salmon. It was so delicious and well prepared! I enjoyed every bit of it. It was a bit quiet, no music indoors, but there was a musician outside the window that was doing a great job and we enjoyed what we could hear. The server was very attentive and did an excellent job.
The restaurant was very courteous in allowing us to come earlier than our reservation. Food was outstanding. We were seated outside next to the serving prep area so there was some noise and there was street noise. The meal was excellent and I would reocmmend Berret's.
It was our Anniversary Dinner. We reserved out table but arrived early and were able to be seated inside right away. I ordered the Brussel sprouts and my husband ordered the calamari to start off. We were not disappointed! I ordered the parchment seafood dinner! Let me just say it was “melt in your mouth good!” My husband ordered the filet and shrimp with the mashed potatoes. It was delicious as well!! The service was excellent!! I would highly recommend this restaurant!!!
The staff did a nice job of accommodating our late arrival.
Excellent appetizers. We visited a year ago with 14 and all was amazing. Visit for 2 was disappointing and we traveled for an overnight visit and was so looking forward to a great seafood dinner. Not sure we will be back again or at least not in a long while....
I had the parchment paper baked seafood that had fish, shrimp and scallops. My husband had the mahi mahi. Both were cooked perfectly and fabulous.
With co-vid restrictions, the restaurant was quiet and not crowded.
Dress is casual. Nice shorts are fine.
Food and service exceptional! Great restaurant.
Food was great and Justin's service was outstanding!
Waitress was great. Food was good and we had great night.
We arrived early due to heavy rain in the area and Berret’s was more than accommodating to seat us early. They remembered it was our anniversary and the server was very nice. He staged our order so we had time to relax and not feel rushed. There was more than enough food for the two of us from the entrees and the crab cakes were very good. We’ll be going back.
Great food, extensive menu, reasonable prices, and great service...
Red, White and Blue Sampler was EXCELLENT! Highly recommend Berret’s for visitors to Williamsburg!
The service and the food were both excellent. Best Crab Cake I've had in a while. My wife was even able to enjoy a Gluten Free Crab Cake.
It was our 20th Anniversary and the Hostess was quick to wish us a Happy Anniversary upon greeting us. That was an added special touch.
We had a wonderful night. Berret's was, without a doubt, the right pick to celebrate.
At the end of our dinner, our waitress, Jennifer, made the evening a little more special.
Thanks to Berret's and the staff for a special evening.
We visited for lunch after moving our daughter in to her university residence. We enjoyed the great variety of food and service. We had the oysters sampler, crab soup, poor boy sandwich, and Brie stuffed croissant with chutney sauce.
We were seated outside at our request which was fine. Crab dip was good and the bread brought to the table as well. Entrees were rather bland and lukewarm. We had the salmon/crab cake/scallops entree. Probably will not return.
The service was excellent and the selection of beers was interesting. The food looked good when it was served but was somewhat bland and disappointing.
We also enjoy our evenings at Berrets!!
Delicious seafood. Try the She-Crab soup. Amazing
This is our favorite restaurant in Merchant Square. We love seafood and so far this is the best and combining that with their awesome cocktails and live entertainment you have an amazing restaurant.
We (Party of 8) had a great experience, starting with being walked right to our table as soon as we walked in. Ashton was our waitress and she was amazing, witty and made our dining experience extremely delightful. All of the food was delicious as well as the cocktails. We will come back.
The crab puffs were divine.
Really liked the parchment-wrapped seafood (new to me). Fresh, delicious.
Berret's Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. 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 2594 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.