Berret's Restaurant

4.5
2842 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 Williamsburg 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.
For parties over 6 people, please contact Berret's Restaurant directly.

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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2842 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipComish
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our server who was also bartending was exceptional. He gave a good recommendation for a beverage to help my husband's stomach and accommodated our dinner substitutions. Fish was nicely prepared as were the side vegetables.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious, reasonably priced dinner. My wife had the salmon in parchment special which included sea scallops, shrimp, linguini and corn. She says it was quite delicious. I had the original blue plate, which included She crab soup, a crab cake, grilled shrimp, and oysters rockefeller. All were wonderful, thank you.

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RobertC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we had a exceptional waitstaff, the food was really tasty, arrived in short amount of time, and was hot and great presentation. the portion s were a bit on the large side, dessert was huge. a wonderful experience. if you are close try it you won't be disappointed

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FrederickK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit Berrett's every time we visit Williamsburg, VA. The seafood we've ordered has always been outstanding, and this visit was no different. Our dinners were excellent! We were seated exactly at our reservation time, and our server was outstanding (very courteous!). Our drinks, appetizers, and entres were served in a timely manner (perfectly timed, we thought). We look forward to our next visit! -- For dinner, it's best to make reservations, especially on weekends. Berrett's is very popular.

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TinaG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, beautfully presented food. Would highly recommend to friends!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful cod lunch special. Outstanding service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding!!

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Henry
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server Andrew was amazing, he did this thing with the wine bottle and cork I have never seen before. It's the little things that matters most. The best anniversary dinner I have had so far.

JM
vipJohnM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious cocktails and very fresh seafood.

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vipLisaB
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful server, Brianna, who was very attentive. We had their oyster special as an appetizer snd they were demand very reasonably priced!! My husband had the shrimp 2 ways and I had a house salad with flounder and the house dressing. Everything was delicious. The restaurant was clean and decorated nicely. We will definitely come again next time we r in the area!!

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Mlove
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was heavy! A very dated menu. All dishes - even a seared tuna steak - come with mashed potatoes, gravy, and overcooked vegetables. Both glasses of wine we ordered were sweet. I asked for my salmon to be cooked medium rare; it was beyond well done. Too many main courses on a plate and the menu seems to be oblivious to the season or what goes together.

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dorothyg
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food a bit bland for our tastes. Server really messed up our order. The restaurant was very apologetic and did the right thing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was terrific. Nice variety. Waiter dropped check before we were finished and messed up orders after failing to write them down. Great food made up for mediocre service

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JudyM
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious crab cakes, beer on tap. Sticky buns were a pleasant surprise. Our waiter, Annon, was the best!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Food was delicious and service was excellent!

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CristieB
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best gluten free crab cakes! Well best crab cakes period!! Service was excellent too!!

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PeterK
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

My wife and I have eaten here several times, and love the place. Nevertheless, and Unfortunately, yesterday’s lunch, both as to the food level and waiter service, as well as the lack of wine we ordered but they were out of, was not up to the usual Barrett’s quality.

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NMGal
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters were fabulous, pork belly, scallops and the Mahi feature, all great. Briana was a very personable server, not overbearing, but also humorous. Would return!

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FunintheSun
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. Hubby enjoyed the York Oysters. Great service and friendly atmosphere.

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MarleisP
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was wonderful. The service was good. An all around nice dining experience.

CM
ChrisM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Everything was great once we got seated. It took 30 minutes after our reservation time to get our table.

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BillB
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Never been there and will go again next time in Williamsburg.

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Brandon
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly and prompt. Food was amazing and definitely get what you pay for.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Great staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just yummy

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food!

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HerbD
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations for Easter and everything went well and the food was awesome we were in and out in about an hour.

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ShawnJ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best seafood in Williamsburg without question. The parchment seafood special was incredible as was the carrot cake. Conscientious waitstaff. Very professional and engaging.

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ShannonandMichael
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! I love their shrimp 2 ways and my husband loves oysters.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall very nice. Our waiter was attentive and we never had to ask for a refill. The food was some of the best fish we have ever experienced in Williamsburg. Both our dishes came out beautifully and were very delicious. get the crab dip for sure!

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JaneH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We were here on vacation. I went with my two teen children. My food looked great but wasn’t well seasoned. However the waitress was awesome. When I sent my first meal back she didn’t even blink. She was so sweet. Also we loved the ambience. It was probably overpriced for the taste but the experience was pleasant.

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vipLisa
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great seafood menu choices. Our waitress was very attentive. We enjoyed our food and drinks. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Anne
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a large party of nine, which can be difficult, and the service was wonderful. The food was delicious. We were set apart so that the social distancing requirements were met. We agreed that we would all go back.

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JeannineP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Food was meh but waitstaff and staff in general were very nice.

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mswm80
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We always have a wonderful meal at Berret's. They have a great variety of seafood and it is always very well prepared and presented. Wait staff is attentive and helpful. During our visit the tables were spaced well apart and there were not too many in the room. We appreciated their efforts to keep people separated and safe.

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TinaL
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barrett’s was delicious. So many great options it was hard to choose. Was very accommodating to food allergies.

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vipRandi79
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nice restaurant. Good location. Grab some $1 oysters and then have dinner elsewhere. Food had little taste. Would not go back for dinner.

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GaryN
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food for 20+ years. Excellent blue plate combo with crab cake, Oysters Rockefeller, and shrimp - plus she crab soup. Everyone in my group of four enjoyed their dinner. Will definitely return again.

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vipBHurley
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place is very homey with a lot of regulars. The servers bring water for the dogs when they bring it for the humans. On Sundays there are free sticky buns.

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TimothyM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall meals. Beautiful presentation. Steak perfectly cooked. Amazing mashed potatoes. Wait staff make perfect recommendation on beer to have with my meal. Modern style of cooking yet flavors were great - nothing overwhelming yet nothing bland. Very complementary. My guests all claimed to have an excellent meal. Crab cake was cooked elegantly yet had very little filler.

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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 4.5 stars by 2842 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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