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Berret's Restaurant

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2594 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 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.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2594 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
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4.2
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CruzBuddy
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipDrJohn
Richmond
96 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.
Keep smiling!

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LeonM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have had a good experience here!! The food is delicious and reasonably priced.

LM
LynnM
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It was over priced for the quality of the food.

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HoneyS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent customer service masked up and professional.

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vipLaurenA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Mich
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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!

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Nana
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

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MarkR
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! Always enjoy our dinners there!

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dwayneb
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter Travis and the food was wonderful.

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MaryO
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

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.

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PattieS
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipBGib
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

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.

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vipPaul
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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dcederholm
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KennaG
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My first time at this restaurant and the food was amazing

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ElizabethC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is exceptional! Their wine list is pretty good too.

MJ
MonaJ
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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AlysonS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service, food was delicious, everything came out timely, and the atmosphere was nice. Prices are perfect for the portion and quality served.

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MedyC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

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Tyler
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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DJ84
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The staff did a nice job of accommodating our late arrival.

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Justus2
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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....

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TracyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ShawnB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service exceptional! Great restaurant.

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EdwinC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and Justin's service was outstanding!

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RichardM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was great. Food was good and we had great night.

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ChrisF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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DorothyC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, extensive menu, reasonable prices, and great service...

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TomL
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red, White and Blue Sampler was EXCELLENT! Highly recommend Berret’s for visitors to Williamsburg!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ROMANCE
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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.

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vipJamesG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We also enjoy our evenings at Berrets!!

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NicolasD
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious seafood. Try the She-Crab soup. Amazing

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vipBridgetR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ChristyO
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JeriMaeR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The crab puffs were divine.

Really liked the parchment-wrapped seafood (new to me). Fresh, delicious.

FAQs

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.

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