Berret's Restaurant

4.6
3335 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.
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.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3335 people are saying
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vipssnsailor
Richmond
73 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There for lunch. Food was excellent, service was excellent. Never have I been disappointed with Berrets. I highly recommend this eating establishment.

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Leonf
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here many times and never been disappointed. Our waiter was Andrew and he was great. Service was really fast, they had our favorite chardonnay ( Butter ) and made a perfect Dry Martini

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vipMikeG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was terrific, everyone was helpful and friendly. The food was delicious, the filet melted in my mouth. My wife is an oyster fanatic and said they were the best she ever tasted. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for food in Colonial Williamsburg. Great job everyone!!!

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FRFG
Richmond
75 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We went for seafood that was quite good, particularly the scallops, but the duck three ways won the prize. It was exemplary. The confit fell apart, as it should. Succulent, rich, the perfect bite. The duck sausage had a little too much cinnamon and could have used a sear, but those are picky points - it was delicious. Finally, the duck breast was cooked exactly as it should be, slightly above medium rare and was so tender it melted in my mouth. The accompanying grits were unremarkable and much too large a portion. The asparagus was tasty. A reasonably priced bottle of Boen Pinot Noir rounded out the meal. thank you!

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LaWandaB
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waiter was the Best. Brandon was very helpful in menu choices. Food was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have returned here several times. The menu is varied with a number of options. We always choose seafood, but noticed chicken, beef, and vegetarian choices as well. The waitstaff provides attentive yet unobtrusive service and we have enjoyed the leisurely pace of the meals, even during the busy time in December. I highly recommend the seafood and pasta feast!

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Rmerhaut
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Old school seafood restaurant. good foo ad service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Very good oysters. She crab soup sorely lacking in crabmeat. Fish was grossly over cooked, dry, and of questionable freshness despite asking for it slightly undercooked. Truly the rockfish special was inedible. Sides were good and at least that left something on the plate to eat.
Would not recommend and will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were seated on time. Friendly host and waitress. Food was tasty and timely delivered

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RachelC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and cocktails were incredible and they gave us a split of champagne for our anniversary!

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maryt
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. Lance was our waiter and he did a wonderful job explaining the dinners. The food was fantastic.

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DebraH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The service was excellent. Food was good, with small portions.

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fabulous and the prices were reasonable. Our waiter Christian was fabulous.

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vipchrisf
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brianna was excellent server. Food was excellent. Great place

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter, Andrew, made the experience the best! The food was exceptional and then a great waiter puts Berret’s at the top of our list of favorites in Williamsburg!

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Cliffpa
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food and excellent service at Berret's! Our group of four met for lunch after exploring the historic town and visiting museums. The men were pleased to see that baked or raw oysters were available at $1 each and ordered several of the baked ones, which were delicious. Two of us had crab cakes, which were not as tasty as those in we have had in Baltimore. The others shared a salad. Three of us shared an excellent bottle of Zinfandel (there was an interesting wine list of reasonably-priced bottles. Some of the wines were available by the glass.) We were very pleased to have eaten at Berret's.

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RappiToma
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Andrew our server was great!!!

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Amanda
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great staff. Would eat there again if in town. Only downside was the Styrofoam they used for kids drinks which was totally unneeded.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great meal with lovely service. I love how the kids meal looks like the grown up menu.

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CliffordR
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We arrived well before our early reservation and were seated immediately. Seasonal drinks were excellent. The She-Crab soup was delicious, as always, with a little sherry. For entrees, my wife selected the pistachio crusted salmon and shrimp and I had the seafood baked in parchment. Both were excellent. We've already made reservations for our next trip to town.

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Khaleesi623
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Berrets! Every time we're in town we make a point to stop here at least once (if not twice)! Every thing we've ordered has been incredible.

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vipJanetM
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our annual visit did not disappoint and we will always look forward to dinner at Berretts on our annual visit to the area. Exceptional in every way!

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vipShadrachJ
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful seafood dinner, made better by Christian’s attentive service.

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Foodie
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for my Husband’s birthday. Waiter was great about food allergies and wine recommendations. Wonderful experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Great food and service.

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vipMatthewB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved the meal. Generous portions. Delicious!!! Will come back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Barrett’s! One of our Williamsburg favorites!

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ErvinJ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good place to eat and spend time with your family and friend

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Daniel
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent. Well prepared food, delivered hot. Great location if visiting Historic Williamsburg.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
79 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice Birthday dinner with my wife. The Fried tomato appetizer was great as was the special en papillote.

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vipKristen
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff and service were exceptional. Their seasonal cocktails were great, we had the hot Buttered Bourbon and the Bourbon Daisy. Our entrees and dessert were delicious, but the Brussel Sprouts appetizer left something to be desired. We would definitely return.

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DebbieN
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab dip and shrimp and grits were outstanding. Excellent customer service. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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DannyV
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food, waitress was not focused. Wrong food delivered, and never returned to check on us. Still a good value for the money.

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NancyG
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Blue Plate (I think that’s what it was calked) was wonderful! Best She Crab soup we have ever had! We ate there for lunch on Christmas Eve, so very reasonable . We sat in the sun room so it was a little hot in there.But beer, food, and service were all outstanding!

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vipLaurieP
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered several types of seafood and everything was excellent!

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keny
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This place was a very nice surprise. Most restaurants overcook seafood , but the chef here was on his game ! We will be back !

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Bob1
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is a good casual seafood restaurant with excellent food and service. I highly recommend it.

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend Berret’s. Food and service were excellent.

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Lindag727
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Somewhat disappointed in our lunch. There were four of us. Stay away from Chicken lunch entree. Crab cakes were good but mine came with cold 3cheese grits which may have been good if were hot or at lest warm. Service was fine. Ambiance ok.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandon was great! Made our experience one of a kind we will be back!

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You can order delivery directly from Berret's Restaurant using the Order Online button. Berret's Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 253-1847.

Berret's Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 3335 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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