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Berret's Restaurant

4.6
4.6
3797 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

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • 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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What 3,797 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Seafood

  • Williamsburg

    Best Service

  • Williamsburg

    Best Value

  • Williamsburg

    Innovative

  • Williamsburg

    Neighborhood gem

  • Williamsburg

    Romantic

  • Williamsburg

    Good for special occasions

  • Williamsburg

    Most Booked

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  1. BD

    BruceD

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Andrew, our waiter was great!
  2. VH

    VickiH

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been to Berret's multiple times. We are from Maryland and eat here every time we come to williamsburg. The menu is varied enough that there is something for everyone. Always worth trying their specials of the day. Waitresses are always nice, helpful and attentive. I highly recommend giving them a try.
  3. S

    Samcorl

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Not shy about their prices, but the portions are huge. We have been patrons for many years, and have never had a bad meal.
  4. OV

    OVR55

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Had a very good meal , nice setting in a small room. Had problem with very slow service caused by "lost" order; however manager solved the problem to everyone's satisfaction
  5. DH

    DavidH

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, great food and service Would definitely go back
  6. DT

    DancingTasteBuds

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - best calamari ever. Good service.
  7. R

    Raven

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We've been going to Berret's for 30 years. It hasn't changed -- excellent the whole way!
  8. MC

    MargeryC

    Mississippi

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent! Well prepared, delicious seafood selections!
  9. a

    andrewa

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of our appetizers and entrees were fantastic and service was over and above excellent.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Barrett’s never disappoints!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal!
  12. BH

    BethH

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter, Brandon, was very personable and attentive! He made the entire experience even more enjoyable! Great food and fun evening out!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Very average meal, service was exceptional but food was very average and several items were somewhat tasteless.
  14. DV

    DenisV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Barret's definitely will be back. Great food and our server was excellent. Highly recommend.
  15. ML

    MarkL

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Emma was great and so was the food
  16. T

    Time2dime

    Chicago

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the first encounter with the hostess, she was friendly and very helpful. And we had a second host that was every bit as friendly and helpful!! Our server was gracious, helpful and very pleasant. Served us exactly as we wanted and more!!! The food was fabulous, oyster stew was rich and delicious. The Brie with apricot chutney and grilled shrimp was amazing, everything was cooked to perfection!!! We are visiting here and wish this Pub was near our home, it would be our favorite restaurant!!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are never disappointed with the food, drinks, or service at Berret’s.
  18. RA

    RonnieA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was Andrew and he was awesome! This was our first time and we will be back. We highly recommend eating here.
  19. GG

    GaryG

    Western NC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We visit Williamsburg at least twice a year from Florida and always dine at Berret’s. The chefs are the best and service is outstanding.
  20. MB

    MaryB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a wonderful (and delicious!) experience dining at Berret's. I have enjoyed my visits to Colonial Williamsburg for over 50 years and now I include Berret's in those visits.
  21. KL

    KLLL

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service as usual! Always consistent, one of our "go-to" places in Williamsburg!
  22. D

    Dave

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We experienced a long wait for main course selections. Waiter said there was some confusion in the kitchen. Upon arrival, the warm red snapper was served on COLD grits. Also the chef might benefit from visiting Maryland kitchens that make real lump crab cakes.
  23. LW

    LindaW

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress,Liza, was wonderful! Lots of personality and knowledge of menu.
  24. LM

    LizM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The waiter we had was super sensitive to my gluten free (celiac) allergies. I was quite impressed. Food was delicious! Definitely is my staple restaurant to go to in Williamsburg!
  25. DH

    DavidH

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful evening at Barrett’s.
  26. DR

    DonR

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    It was my wife's birthday and I noted that on the reservation.No candle..no "Happy Birthday " from our waiter..nada
  27. JH

    JohnH

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food and service excellent. Our mistake was to order the carrot cake for dessert to share. The piece is huge. The two of us ate less than half. No idea why they serve such a large piece.
  28. C

    Charlie

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was awesome and the food was outstanding! Highly recommend Better’s for seafood or special occasions!
  29. n

    nwoods8

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Flounder entree was delicious. Unfortunately, the Mahi Mahi entree was well over and very dry. Excellent beer choices.
  30. CT

    ChristineT

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and atmosphere. Our server, Mike, was great- attentive but not over bearing.
  31. KT

    KevinT

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice food and good portions. Attentive wait staff.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service! Will definitely return.
  33. AM

    AngelaM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Amy was so sweet and a pleasure. The food was excellent as usual. Her trainee was very nice too.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Berret’s is a long time family favorite of ours, and we were pleased to celebrate my Mother’s birthday over dinner this week. The food was fresh and well-prepared as always, and Tommy’s service was attentive and perfect making this special occasion even more special.
  35. LD

    LaurenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The atmosphere was wonderful, food was fantastic! At first our waiter was very attentive but once we were finished, it did take a little time for dishes to be cleared and get our ticket
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great drinks from bar Hot buttered rum and old fashioned Food was good…clam chowder, crab cakes etc Loved our server Risi
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server very friendly and attentive.
  38. ES

    ElizabethS

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful staff!
  39. E

    Eidywild76

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was great. The server was friendly but the unfortunately the service was inconsistent and at times downright inattentive.
  40. GN

    GlenN

    Los Angeles

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about this restaurant. Dinners were great!! Good service, well priced, nice ambiance and super food prepared with care.

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

FAQs

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

Berret's Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 3797 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 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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