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Berret's Restaurant, Williamsburg, VA
Berret's Restaurant, Williamsburg, VA
Berret's Restaurant, Williamsburg, VA
Berret's Restaurant, Williamsburg, VA
Berret's Restaurant, Williamsburg, VA

Berret's Restaurant

4.7
4.7
4582 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

7:00 PM


Booked 50 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 4,582 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
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Seafood

  • Williamsburg

    Best Overall

  • Williamsburg

    Best Food

  • Williamsburg

    Best Service

  • Williamsburg

    Best Ambiance

  • Williamsburg

    Best Value

  • Williamsburg

    Great for brunch

  • Williamsburg

    Good for business meals

  • Williamsburg

    Healthy

  • Williamsburg

    Neighborhood gem

  • Williamsburg

    Good for special occasions

  • Williamsburg

    Lively

  • Williamsburg

    Most Booked

4,582 Reviews
  1. VirginiaMike

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food delicious as always but service a bit slower than in past. May have been short staffed. We love Berret's though and will be back next time we are in town.

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  2. HELEN

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Pecan Crusted Salmon with Shrimp and the Tuna Steak with Crab Cake were superb! Wonderful presentation! Berret’s never disappoints. Our go-to favorite for a special dinner in a great location.

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  3. mrsluse

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Located in a very cute area of Williamsburg. Attentive service and nice ambience. But the food was very disappointing. Pecan crusted salmon lacked flavor. Grilled shrimp on both orders was undercooked. My sister was disappointed with the fried grouper. We agreed the grits were the best part of the meal.

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  4. BenB

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding Service by Server Christian. Excellent Food with a wide variety of selections available. Soups, Salads, Oysters are all very good. Good Atmosphere. Easy to make reservations by OpenTable. Highly recommendations because of popularity. Music by performers outside on patio were fun to watch and listen to. Look forward to returning for 10th visit.

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  5. TABXXXXX

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Paul seated us at a boot by the window that we preferred. Watson our waiter was attentive and took amazing care of us. The food was delicious (come hungry). Great wine and beer selection. If you come to Williamsburg and don’t visit Berret’s, you’re missing an important part of the experience. I believe they’ve been a local landmark since the mid 1980’s.

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  6. TamiH

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Berret’s is well worth the 1.5 hour drive! We went last night to celebrate my husbands 70th Birthday. As always, the service was exceptional and the bartenders made our cocktails to perfection! The She Crab soup is to die for and my husband always looks forward to the Oyster Rockefeller. The shrimp on my salad were perfect as was my husbands surf and turf.

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  7. KathleenR

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and our waiter was delightful.

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  8. BobB

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for dinner, especially for a special occasion. That’s why we were there…..location is great, parking is good if you go early enough. It is pricey, so be prepared!

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  9. Bronson

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always amazing here. Everything is very fresh and favorable. Get the smoked sausage as a side to share at the table it has so much smokey flavor and gives good contrast to the seafood.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ate here two nights in a row. It was great. Both food and service

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  11. StellaA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful lunch with dear friends on Eclipse Day. The meals were tasty, hot and great portion size. Dessert was excellent too. Our server was attentive and friendly. Easy to find and park. Huzzah!

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  12. DavidL

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. We always like eating at Berret's whenever we are in Williamsburg.

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  13. K8tB

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The soup was cold. The food was otherwise okay (but not spectacular) and the service was sufficient.

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  14. RomanM

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food , service and atmosphere was excellent… while alittle pricey it’s well worth it and highly recommend…. The area around restaurant is vibrant and fun…

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time! The food was wonderful - especially the shrimp two ways. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and the timing of food delivery was perfect.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Oysters were excellent. Cheese plate was good. Fish and scallops were not cooked enough. Sent it back. They did take the meal off the bill and service was good.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Service, nice wine options, delicious filet, peaceful atmosphere. Disappointing Ceasar salad (soggy) removed from bill.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent seafood….especially the oysters. Watson took extra special care of us!

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  19. Anonymous

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall good. This is not meant as a criticism or failing on the part of the restaurant. The food was good, the service was good and prompt, and the prices were fair. It was good while not extraordinary or memorable. I've been there and now will just choose other places the next time I'm in town. There are choices.

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  20. JeramieR

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    This is billed at "the best seafood restaurant" in Williamsburg and I have zero idea why. It does have a nice location near William and Mary and the colonial Williamsburg, but the food is just not very good..aside from the oysters, we had raw. Those were fresh and wonderful! Everything else was smothered and greasy. I have no idea if it was fresh...it was worse than the seafood I have back in Kansas..so..not at all what I was hoping for.

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  21. SalS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Berret's was the best restaurant we have been to. I wish it was in our home town! Service was top-notch. If you love seafood, this is the place to go! The food was served with a visual flair-you could tell a true chef prepared it. All was tender and delicious from appetizers through desserts. I would go back without any hesitation. It made for a perfect special occasion night out, or simply a night out with a special person!

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  22. Bethany

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic singer until 6 out front. Really amazing covers of Dave Matthews etc. Jack was a great waiter, didn’t rush us but was always there when we needed him. Bread was amazing!

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  23. LorrieS

    New York City

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing service! Our food was great as well (as usual). This is a Great place for locals and visitors- all enjoy the atmosphere and seafood.

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  24. ElizaE

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely dinner and wonderful server. The whole evening was quite nice.

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  25. HollyM

    Oklahoma City

    175 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    175 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived an hour early, but we're seated promptly. She Crap soup was excellent, fried green tomato stack was okay, Low Country boil was delish, and the bread was the best bread I've ever had.

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  26. RonnieL

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal including Cinnabons. Great service with suggestions. In all a perfect meal.

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  27. Mcole

    Richmond

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We always enjoy visiting Beret’s! ! It’s must do when in Williamsburg. The food is outstanding and the service is exceptional. I enjoyed the shrimp two ways and my husband had the crab cakes. Their focaccia bread is the best around. Just the perfect compliment to the meal. I requested a special cocktail, blood orange margarita. It was fabulous. Our waitress was personable, helpful and very welcoming. Great place to dine, wonderful atmosphere right in the heart of the Colonial area.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We stopped in Williamsburg to and from SC. We loved the first dining experience so much last week we went back last night on return trip North. Every bit of our appetizers and entrees were delicious, served hot and with care to presentation. Service was excellent! Space was very comfortable.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was friendly and efficient and the food was delicious.

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  30. KevinP

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiterJordan was excellent! The food was amazing

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall the experience was okay. Our waiter was nice and the restaurant was cute but hot with no circulating air. The food was just okay not great but not terrible.

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  32. ConradS

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A relaxing and well paced dining experience with friends. Ambience is wonderful

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  33. Gary

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dining experience AGAIN! Whenever we visit the area, the first thing we do is make a reservation to dine at Berret’s. The food is consistently so good and the service is top notch. Seafood is our favorite and we are not disappointed. Thanks for another great visit. We will see you again.

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  34. michaell

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Berets remains one of our favorite restaurants in Williamsburg Va. always great

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointing experience, this place rests on its laurels, used to be good. Too dark to see your menu and plate, food mediocre and service so-so. Not going back.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always excellent food and service. Great oysters!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been to restaurant multiple times. This time was the best!! The food was excellent and the service as well.

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  38. NoleNole73

    Richmond

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dined with friends at lunchtime. Food excellent- she crab soup, hot stuffed sampler, fried green tomatoes and desserts of carrot cake & blueberry/peach cobbler- all delicious. We checked in outside and again inside. Unfortunately, as yet- almost 48 hours later no Open table points have been added to our account.??

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  39. Mimi

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and outstanding service! Highly recommend.

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  40. DaleH

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was delicious! We frequent the restaurant and found it to be very consistent!

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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 4582 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 50 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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