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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
4536 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 33 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 4,536 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Seafood

  • Williamsburg

    Best Overall

  • Williamsburg

    Best Food

  • Williamsburg

    Best Service

  • Williamsburg

    Best Value

  • Williamsburg

    Good for business meals

  • Williamsburg

    Healthy

  • Williamsburg

    Neighborhood gem

  • Williamsburg

    Lively

  • Williamsburg

    Most Booked

4,519 Reviews
  1. Debbie

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal at Berret's. Service is exceptional & warm atmosphere.

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  2. SUSANG

    Denver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding service from Christian throughout dinner. Oysters and she-crab soup were excellent and happy hour pricing awesome. Nice wine list and cool vibe. Rest of menu was good - crab cakes could use some seasoning or a better accompanying sauce. A nice place to celebrate a special occasion.

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  3. VAgirl

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    She crab soup is a must! Blue Plate entree was delicious as was the crème brûlée for dessert.

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  4. MikeD

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and great service. Located in historic Williamsburg. What more could you ask for!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience. The menu offers great combination choices at a reasonable price. The food was outstanding. Our server was exceptional.

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  6. Local

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Watson was most attentive. Always a favorite Williamsburg dining experience.

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  7. Phil

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Brunch Special with sausage, pork "wings", asparagus and a fried egg on grits. Yum, Yum

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  8. LindaK

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent by Selin. Appetizer of Brussel sprouts had good flavor but not crispy. The salmon entree was not able to be finished. It had been advertised as pecan crusted. We couldn’t taste any pecans b/c it had also been doused with maple syrup which overpowered the taste of the salmon and wasn’t a good complement at all.

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  9. LindaL

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and our server was awesome! It was a great experience.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambiance was lovely, but the food was very bland.

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  11. JohnM

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Caroline was engaging and so personable making our experience even better.

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  12. AnnS

    Philadelphia

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were traveling to Williamsburg and had a fantastic dinner here. The roisters were wonderful. My husband gets them everywhere and these were some of the best I had the seafood in parchment paper which was fantastic. He had the mix seafood platter. The ambience and service was phenomenal. Our waitress was one of the best we've ever encountered very friendly and informative would definitely come back here.

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  13. VicM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistent great food for at least a decade. Always a great time!

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  14. JimS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Berret’s Seafood Restaurant is a consistent excellent experience. Their dollar oysters and other appetizers are top notch and the main courses delicious. Their prices are reasonable and the staff is very attentive. Give them a try when in Williamsburg, Va.

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  15. Vikings1

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    delicious meal, excellent service, wonderful setting

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb dining experience. Everything was top notch. And great location.

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  17. DanM

    New York City

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The shrimp and grits was a disappointment. The burned thick bacon and piece of spicy sausage should not have been included. The small amount of grits was drowned in a sea of red sauce.

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  18. KathleenH

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fabulous and beautifully presented. Our server was new and she did a great job.

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  19. JohnK

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service very attentive to our needs without being annoying at checking back too often to ensure we had everything we needed. Good was great, especially the steamed seafood in parchment…Excellent choice and highly recommend!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great! Oysters were great price and fresh!

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  21. Susan

    Indiana

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is excellent and the staff are very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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  22. RoseH

    Richmond

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food here is incredible! Very fresh and tasty. The service has always been exemplary- so friendly and helpful! Definitely a great place to dine.

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  23. JDHD

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef was impressive. Food was delicious and we will be back

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  24. DellaS

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed a very nice Valentine's dinner at Berret's. The pecan crusted salmon and the parchment paper seafood dishes were both very good, and we enjoyed the pesto crab dip appetizer as well. The service was excellent. We'll definitely dine here again.

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  25. Randy

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Staff was outstanding, it was a very busy night and they still had the time to make you feel valued, I'm going back!!

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  26. VictorK

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Made the reservation 3 weeks out from Valentines Day, could only get the 4:30 slot. Arrived at 4:30 and was promptly seated. Noticed that the restaurant was nearly empty - no problem, maybe the rush would be more towards 6Pm. Finished dinner around 6Pm, the Restaurant was still only around half full. Hmmm. My food was good, the green beans could have been cooked a little more but I'm not really fond of green beans. My Wifes food on the other hand was inedible. The menu described the Salmon as having crispy skin, nothing could have been farther from what they brought to us. Her grilled Brussel Sprouts were very Mushy, again - inedible. The only other Positive was that Berret's did not raise the prices because of the Holiday. This has been our go to spot for Valentines Day, next year we'll try something new. :-(

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  27. vemillion

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food — interesting and creative dishes, which is especially difficult for a menu that focuses on seafood. And they’ve done an admirable job of keeping their prices at a reasonable level. Highly recommend.

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  28. John

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent and the food was outstanding!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent fresh seafood. Professional friendly service. The best value in Williamsburg!

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  30. WilliamD

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambience. Food is always good. Good quality and service is always great.

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  31. AllenJ

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Marnie did great! Food and wine were delicious! Will definitely return sometime.

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  32. SandiB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful lunch. Great place for celebration.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food and services was fantastic. Unfortunately there was a large group that was very noisy and disruptive.

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  34. Flinnsy

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, food was amazing as was the new england clam chowder! We stop here every chance we get while passing through town. Waitstaff was friendly and attentive.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality, high class meal. Can never complain about a night a berrets.

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  36. JeriJ

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My sisters and I had dinner there last night and everything was just delicious! We tried some specialty drinks, oysters and a flatbread appetizer. And the warm bread that came to the table was delicious! Even though the specials sounded wonderful we ordered 2 different meals from the main menu which had flounder, shrimp, grouper, and some outstanding seared and so flavorful scallops! Everything tasted fresh and was presented beautifully in the plates! How we had room for yummy carrot cake for dessert to share we don’t know! And our server, Marnie (sp?) was just the best! So pleasant and knowledgeable about the food! And the prices were not bad, so many places the entrees are $40 and above these days, and the servings were not skimpy at all! Beautiful rooms inside, nice lighting, and we looked out onto their outdoor area with pretty lit up trees! Wonderful evening all around! We will be back! And we’ll request Marnie!

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  37. ZinFan

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent staff and service. Calamari outstanding. Very good bottle of Belle Glos at vey fair price. Crab cakes not at all as good as the ones at Gabriel Archer Tavern. Ambiance intimate and refreshingly quiet.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service! The grouper and crab cakes and shrimp/grits are all delicious!

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  39. Dragonfly

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Menu options were not clear. Wait staff not knowledgeable of menu items. The Ultimate Brownie is more like fudge. Didn’t work. The food was well prepared. Crème Brûlée very good. Overall experience disappointing.

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  40. DerekD

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable, service, great fresh oysters, and the best fish platter I’ve ever had! Order the fish wrapped in parchment paper! We will definitely be going there again

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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 4.7 stars by 4536 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 33 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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