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Berret's Restaurant

4.6
4.6
3602 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other 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, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,602 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Virginia

    Seafood

  • Williamsburg

    Best Overall

  • Williamsburg

    Best Food

  • Williamsburg

    Best Service

  • Williamsburg

    Best Ambiance

  • Williamsburg

    Best Value

  • Williamsburg

    Fit for Foodies

  • Williamsburg

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Williamsburg

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and cooked perfectly. The server was attentive and friendly. We loved the atmosphere and vibe. Would love to return
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service ! Crab cake and Oysters were delicious ! We will come back !
  3. J

    Jxg028

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and the food was amazing! Best place we ate at on our vacation to Virginia!
  4. BS

    BethS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service, great location and value
  5. AM

    AlexisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was pretty good and the staff was very friendly! Indoor and outdoor seating was great!
  6. RJ

    RaymondJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Thought the service was great, even getting a call back was excellent. I would certainly recommend to a friend. Oh, the oysters were fantastic!
  7. TB

    TerriB

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent, and the server was wonderful. We are frequent customers and will go back again and again.
  8. LB

    LauraB

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent both service wise and food wise. Always a favorite, when visiting Williamsburg! Thank you Mike for your outstanding service! Laura
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and experience was excellent. Mike, our server, was a hoot. We had a mini party in our area, celebrating 3 birthdays in the 4 tables he was serving.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ian was wonderful! The food was amazing!
  11. DS

    DavidS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had lunch outside on a nice Saturday afternoon. Ordered the Virginia Crab Broil and it was delicious. My wife ordered the Turkey Sandwich. Almost too big to eat but she liked it. The service by Amy was tremendous. We received our food very quickly and Amy was a very friendly server. Beret’s will be on the agenda whenever we are in Williamsburg.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Appetizer of smoked salmon was great. My daughter loved her mac and cheese. Blue plate special is just ok. My mother really liked her filet.
  13. JH

    JerryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food – – the seafood is always fresh! We always come here whenever in Williamsburg.
  14. MB

    MartyB

    New England

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife had the clam chowder soup and potato crusted salmon with grilled shrimp. Both excellent, tasty, very ample portions. I had the baked oysters and lemon crusted snapper. Also excellent and delicious.
  15. DW

    DorisW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was so good. Service was excellent from our very pleasant and accommodating waiter Jacob. We would definitely go back.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food, and drinks.
  17. JW

    JenniferW

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and exceptional service
  18. ME

    MonicaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was friendly and accommodating. Our reservation was for 6:45, plans landed us there earlier and we were hungry. We were able to change our reservation to 5:00. We had a nice table tucked in the corner and enjoyed a delicious seafood dinner.
  19. S

    Skip

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was excellent and although more on the expensive side, the food was worth it. Be sure to make reservations, although we arrived early and were seated early. The table was small and it was slightly warm in the restaurant. It was kind of small inside. There was outside dining, but too hot to sit outside. The staff was attentive and friendly. During the tourist season in Williamsburg, parking can be a problem.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Were driving through the area on our way to our vacation spot and found this restaurant online. Food was outstanding, nice quiet atmosphere, great friendly service. Highly recommend!
  21. M

    Martha

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Extremely disappointing! My husband and I were really looking forward to a nice seafood dinner. My husband ordered the crab soup & baked oysters for starters and I the fried green tomatoes. My tomatoes came first and they were cool and soggy. My husband’s starters didn’t arrive for 20 minutes and we thought they had been forgotten. The soup was tasteless and the baked clams on the edge of not being baked. On to dinner….we both ordered the shrimp cooked 2 ways (fried and grilled). Dinner included mash potatoes and a vegetable. The fried shrimp were hot and tasty but the grilled shrimp was cold and the mashed potatoes uncooked. My husband found a big uncooked potato lump in the middle of his. Our server was nice but inattentive. The only reason we gave any stars for the food came was because of the fried shrimp. All in all the dinner was marginal at best and certainly not worth the price.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience2
    Outdoor ambience was great, but the indoor rooms could use a makeover. Food was excellent but service was slow.
  23. a

    arkitektn

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and i were trying to find a favorite restaurant in Williamsburg. We tried several that were suggested but finallywe found it. Berets was a breath of fresh air. The waitress was marvelous and the food was wonderful
  24. ML

    MichelleL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation dinner
  25. S

    Southernsailor

    Wilmington

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice spot for a relaxing lunch. The tuna salad on croissant special was quite good, the portion was large the fish fresh and the croissant flaky but firm enough to hold together. My companion's mahi-mahi from the dinner menu was slightly over cooked and a bit dry. She enjoyed the rest of the plate. Rob was a knowledgeable, efficient and attentive server and Michael recovered my cap that I left on a seat! I would be happy to go back the next time I visit Williamsburg. A point to consider: parking outside the restaurant is limited to one hour but the lot across the street is not and the first two hours there are free!
  26. SK

    SonnyK

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu selection and excellent food and service
  27. GH

    GeorgeH

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good & Friendly Food and Folks; always an excellent and enjoyable meal
  28. k

    katherinew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The interior of the restaurant looked tired, however, the service was excellent and the food was beautifully plated and so delicious! Amazing food!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Coming to Williamsburg. We always eat at BERETTS. Love it
  30. J

    Jonno

    Charlotte

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always eat at Berret’s when we visit Williamsburg, sometimes even twice if time allows. This time, we were here for our 45th wedding anniversary, having spent our honeymoon here. Berret’s wasn’t here then, and we’ve seen the rise and fall of many a restaurant, some excellent and some just so-so. We’re glad Berret’s is still here. Not a chain .Seafood is always fresh and prepared perfectly. Really like their crab puffs. All of the offerings were appealing . This time, we both had the 3 skewered shrimp, with baked Mahi Mahi and mango bbq sauce, crab puffs, and 3 cheese grits. Excellent. Great service and food arrives timely. Please visit this local restaurant and support it during these trying times so they can continue serve up great seafood (they have steaks ; I’m sure they’re great , but that’s an accommodation for seafood haters in your party- stick to the seafood!). **Update July 17th** Second trip**as I said in the opening , sometimes we eat here twice. Unplanned and without a reservation, I thought we could walk in at 6:30 pm Sunday night and it would not be busy. I was completely wrong; they were slammed, with no availability for an hour. But the manager wanted to accommodate us and found a 2 top for us in 30 minutes. We certainly appreciated his effort. Again, it was worth the wait. My wife had seared scallops and I had 2 regular crab cakes. Both entrees did not disappoint. Delicious. For dessert, we split a slice of the lime tart, which was just enough to top off another great meal. Service, again, was exceptional, with no delays in food prep. This was a great way to end this Williamsburg trip. We’ll see Berret’s the next trip! And if you’re reading this, trying to decide whether to go or not, the answer is book your reservation and book it early (we just got lucky tonight(.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent here!
  32. KM

    KenM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great seafood meal. Tommy was a wonderful waiter. Crème brûlée was delicious. Enjoyed our dinner as always.
  33. LL

    LauraLee

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. Mike our server was pleasant and attentive. One of our favorite places in the Burg to dine.
  34. CH

    CarolH

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious, server was friendly and efficient, noise level wasn’t bad, in all a very good experience for our family.
  35. J

    Jiggy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was fantastic! Best backfin crab cake that I have ever had.
  36. N

    Naptown0982

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Seafood for people who don’t know good seafood. One of the worst crab cakes I have ever eaten.
  37. TK

    ThomasK

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was very good, Server was very attentive and pleasant. Don’t go if you are not a seafood lover because not many other choices for non seafood people.
  38. JC

    JeniC

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal place service and food!
  39. LL

    LeonardL

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good and we had an amazing time.
  40. SD

    SusanD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    I have not been to Berrett's for many years, as I did not wish to return due to poor food quality. Unfortunately, after 25 years, the food quality was still very poor.

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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • 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 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 253-1847.

Berret's Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 3602 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 40 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other 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, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, 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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