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Berret's Restaurant, Williamsburg, VA

Berret's Restaurant

4.7
4.7
4635 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 over 40 years.
RESERVATIONS ARE FOR INSIDE DINING ONLY, outside dining is first-come, first serve.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 36 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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

What 4,635 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Seafood

  • Williamsburg

    Best Overall

  • Williamsburg

    Best Service

  • Williamsburg

    Best Value

  • Williamsburg

    Good for business meals

  • Williamsburg

    Good for groups

  • Williamsburg

    Healthy

  • Williamsburg

    Neighborhood gem

  • Williamsburg

    Great for fine wines

  • Williamsburg

    Good for special occasions

  • Williamsburg

    Lively

  • Williamsburg

    Most Booked

4,635 Reviews
  1. wizernow

    Washington DC

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a busy spot. We had great food and fabulous service. Wish we had gotten the young lady’s name because she was truly awesome. We had to add a guest at the last minute and the host was not as accommodating as I might have hoped. The restaurant wasn’t too busy at an early lunchtime so not sure why he had to make an ugly face. The gazpacho and shrimp salad made up for the strange welcome and the freshly baked berry cobbler was an extraordinary way to finish.

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  2. DwightM

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding seafood, great atmosphere snd service.

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  3. SuzetteG

    Pittsburgh

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal- great menu! Would highly recommend!

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  4. EthanM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We decided to go to here for our anniversary dinner in Colonial Williamsburg - what a great choice! Our server Marnie was friendly, and she took such good care of us. The room we were in had 4 tables, with a rotation of 2 tables seated at a time. This made for an intimate setting and good pacing. Now on to the food. It's delicious and well-priced. I ordered the Seafood in parchment special, which included salmon fillet, shrimp, and scallops over orzo, corn relish, and caramelized onions. Everything was cooked to perfection! My husband had the Berret's Blue Plate which included crab cake, Oysters Rockefeller, and a shrimp skewer. Again, lovely presentation and so good! We were so pleased with our evening out and how Marnie made us feel special. It's no wonder this restaurant has been around for years; it combines great food and service in a tourist area, making each customer feel like a special guest.

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  5. gc19807

    Philadelphia

    210 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    210 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love coming here when we are in Williamsburg. Food has never disappointed and desserts spectacular! Thank you Lyn for a delicious dinner and your efficient and friendly service.

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  6. GregoryJ

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food & device! Amy was great! Try the Duck Three Ways. It was terrific, and bountiful!

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  7. WandaS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was outstanding. She was attentive and accommodating. Would definitely come back.

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  8. CATraveller

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Wish they had more “basic” fish dishes in addition to the fancy prepared fishes. Mahi Mahi was grilled and it wasn’t soft and moist like it normally is at other establishments. Guess if I was into oysters though, noticed a number of other patrons ordering and enjoying the dish.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My Mother’s Day outing at Berret’s was wonderful! Christian treated us as though we were his only customers. Attentive but not hovering. Fun but not annoying. Just a great server. The food was amazing and that was by far the best fried shrimp I’ve ever eaten. Thank you so much! Oh and the outside bar was fun while we waited for our seats. Everyone was just lovely!

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  10. JimR

    Richmond

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We ate here for Mother's Day and while they were busy, we were seated right away. Our server, Chauncey E was very good, making sure our orders were delivered and also made sure that we received more chips for our crab dip. He was a lot of fun, joking with us throughout our meal. The meal was good, however the poached eggs were almost hard boiled and the mahi for the fish dish was over cooked. We have eaten here often and have not had an issue before so perhaps it was because of the large number of diners. It is something I hope management at least checks on. The other problem was the frosted glass partition by our table looked as though it had not been cleaned in a long time, with hand prints and greasy smears all over. It was very unappetizing to see. Overall, it was fine and we will be back, but I hope these issues are addressed.

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  11. AllysonH

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Berrets is always enjoyable. The food and atmosphere are lovely. It's within a walk of everything Colonial Williamsburg. I would highly recommend--but make reservations!

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  12. CharlesB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb brunch experience. Service was timely, food was excellent. We had the Blue Plate Special which included She Crab Soup, shrimp, oysters Rockefeller, crab balls, mashed potatoes, and mixed veggies. Altogether a great combination. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and exceptional service! We had a wonderful meal and felt very welcome.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious blackened salmon and crab cakes, and oysters! Server was a knowledgeable gem and was very helpful. Plan to return when in the area.

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  15. Arose

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Almost tasteless food. This is not a very good restaurant and is drastically over priced for what you get.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our party had a dietary issue and the kitchen and our server were very responsive. The food was wonderful with seasonal seafood specials and delicious desserts particularly the chocolate chip cheesecake.

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  17. GHSH

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten at Berets with friends and family for 25 years. We obviously love it! Great place for holidays and special occasions or to enjoy the adjacent bar area to take in the outdoors. The seafood always delights and the staff always nice!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were great. A god value compared to other nearby restaurants

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  19. classymusicgal

    Richmond

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yummy crab cake sandwiches! Nice lunch with friends and photo taken by our fabulous and fun server, Amy! The location in the heart of Williamsburg is perfect for visitors to Colonial Williamsburg and the menu suits every taste.

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  20. faraday

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Asked for a table Got a booth Too tight Very uncomfortable dinner

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time their and everything was fantastic!

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  22. Clairemont1970

    Atlanta Metro

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was wonderful, and very knowledgeable about the menu. So pleasant after a long weekend, we needed a relaxing and wonderful dinner. Thank you!

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  23. ChristopherK

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is fair at best. Like an Applebee’s for seafood. Drinks are good and the place is cozy

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We weren't as impressed with the food or the atmosphere as previous years visit. It was good, but not great. We really wanted to make our 51st anniversary special but no mention or acknowledgement. Missing opportunity for ownership to excellence by knowing guests and celebrating special moments with them. Sadly Under impressed. You can do so much better...we've experienced it before.

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  25. MaryAnnS

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked Berretts for Friday and Saturday nights dinner. We weren’t sure which night would fit our schedule better. We fully intended to cancel one reservation. We dined there on Friday night. The food was so outstanding we went back again in Saturday night! The price is really reasonable for what you get. The portions are huge. The quality is awesome! Service was outstanding. We ate at the taproom Saturday and the sevice wasn’t quite as good but food was still amazing!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The seating was prompt. Our server, Henry was as good as one gets. The food was presented beautifully as well as cooked perfectly, from appetizers through dessert. I am looking forward to our next visit.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. MarkG

    Richmond

    63 reviews

    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Thoroughly enjoyed our Saturday lunch…calamari appetizer; tomato/mushroom and 3-cheese soup; shrimp-salad wrap and fish& chips…all prepared and served perfectly.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter, Watson, was perfection! 10/10 would recommend this restaurant and be sure to request him!

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  29. ljbtollie

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an excellent meal and experience! I had a triggerfish special. The portion of fish was generous. It was perfectly cooked, served with a risotto and asparagus. My husband had oysters Rockefeller. He said they were very good. The oysters were a nice size. His entree was a salad with grilled shrimp. The shrimp were grilled perfectly as well. We did not have room for dessert but there were many tempting choices! Our cocktails were well crafted!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service. Thank you again very much.

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  31. 4moviegoers

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food - highly recommend the popular grouper/shrimp/scallops combo. Dining room was quiet with a wonderful upscale casual ambiance. Best part was the friendly and attentive service. We felt very welcome and well taken care of!

    1 person found this helpful

  32. JaneW

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Well taken care of with food and service. Visiting area and will revisit this gem.

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  33. mikep

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The she crab soup was delicious as always. The touch of sherry they add table side finishes off the flavor. The barramundi and grilled shrimp also were excellent. Service was outstanding as usual.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience, thank you to our server, she is the one that made it a perfect experience. Well done 😊

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the food and ambience . Our waitress was exceptional. One of our fav places

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entree portions were huge and the food was absolutely delicious. On top of that staff were prompt and courteous, always checking to make sure things were in order and we were satisfied. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

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  37. Snackarelli

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and the food was delicious. We ordered appetizers, entrees & desserts and each was better than the previous!

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  38. KeeKeepmr

    Austin

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice dinner and wait staff. Lovely place to dine. Will visit again when in town from Tx.

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  39. KenE

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch. Had oysters Rockefeller, Fried oysters Calamari, fried Green Tomatoes and she crab soup. 5 Stars for everything. A favorite stop when in the area. Recommend reservations for lunch and dinner.

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  40. RustyW

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We wanted good seafood good for dinner. We received great service from our server. Questions were answered and suggestions were made and our dinners were absolutely delicious.

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FAQs

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

Berret's Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 4635 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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