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About Berret's Restaurant

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.
ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE FOR INSIDE DINING ONLY.
For parties over 6 people, please contact Berret's Restaurant directly.

199 South Boundary Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Berret's Seafood Restaurant is 0pen Daily from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm
Berret's Taphouse Grill: Open daily at 4:00/5:00 p.m. April through November (weather permitting and first come, first serve basis) NO RESERVATIONS TAKEN FOR THE TAPHOUSE GRILL

Cross Street:
Francis Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(757) 253-1847

Website:
http://www.berrets.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music on the outdoor stage at Berret's Taphouse Grill on Fridays and Saturdays in the summer time. Check the website for entertainment schedule.

Parking Details:
One hour free parking available behind the restaurant- Paid parking available across the street from restaurant for $1 per hour. Berret's validates for two hours of free parking in pay lot when you dine with us. Bring your parking ticket with you to lunch or dinner and ask your server for details.

Executive Chef:
Richard Carr

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Steal the Pint Nights at the Taphouse Grill on Thursdays throughout the summer. Live entertainment on the outdoor stage on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through October.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Valentine's Day at Berret's. Special items on our special list for the day. Make your reservations now.

Berret's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (49)
Special Occasion (46)
Good for a Date (37)
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Good for Anniversaries (37)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Cozy (32)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Worth the Drive (30)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Local Ingredients (26)
Great for Lunch (25)
Romantic (20)
Authentic (17)
Business Meals (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Seasonal (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Healthy (12)
Fun (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Great Beer (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
People Watching (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Music (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Calamari and oysters were great. Entrees were disappointing. Had tuna with fried crabcake. Sauce was pasty, thick and no flavor. Too many items fried. Catfish and scallops in parchment not overly flavorful.
Our server was pleasant. Room was cool. They were getting ready to close for a week to do a facelift.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food is good. Unfortunately it appears the quality has dropped over the years. I may give it another try the next time I'm in Williamsburg. Many excellent restaurants have opened in Williamsburg over the past couple of years at the same price point.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We celebrated New Year's Eve in 2017. Two of us enjoyed the Blue Plate special, which included a bowl of she-crab soup. The meal was excellent and a great value. The other members of the party enjoyed their Filets and seafood medley. Everyone had a great time. And our waitress was knowledgeable and fun. This was our 2nd New Year in a row at Berrets, and we will be shooting for 3. Make reservations well in advance for special occasions.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a outstanding New Years Evening Dinner, we had a open table reservation. Table was ready no waiting for are drinks or are Food. Are meal was great.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

On a busy New Year's Eve, we were seated on time, and there was no delay in any of our service. We both had seafood dishes and were delighted. The macadamia nut mahi mahi was superb. It was a perfectly cooked and generous piece of very fresh fish. My wife had the Red White and Blue (salmon, scallops and crab cake) and was also very pleased. The star at this restaurant is the food, and it's reasonably priced. Plus, the location, just off Mechants Square provides for a nice stroll after dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always awesome food and service! Our waitress was attentive, but did not rush us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We first dined at Berret's about 25-years ago and have been back twice since then. It's a 2.5-hour drive from our home in the VA. foothills but their food and quality service makes it our go to spot for special occasions. Just celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary there last week. No need to say more except their fried shrimp is amazing. Great seafood experience. Reservations suggested.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We were very happy with our meal and service. It is a good restaurant, well managed and efficient. Delicious seafood dinners and a nice chocolate dessert.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

1st time there. Good experience, great service. Food was AWESOME. Impressive kids menu.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food. Great service. Loved the cozy atmosphere and the quietness. Too many places have loud music which makes everything else louder.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

I loved it. Drove 45minutes and will do it again!!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Berret's is always our goto restaurant when company arrives because we know everyone will be pleased with their meal. Today was no exception. All 3 of our out of town guests were thrilled with their lunch. The blue plate special is hard not to please! The oysters were wonderful!
Thanks Berret's for being such a wonderful place to eat, no matter what time of year it is.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Good food and service, but when the door opened IT WAS COLD. Table spacing a bit tight. Not comfortable with the wait staff asking "what are "we" having tonight". We were sorry we did not have room for the cobbler.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was very uninspiring. Came out too fast so was probably frozen and went right to microwave. Sat us in a booth directly across from hallway to kitchen and next to glass and ice station so it was cold and very noisy w/servers walking in and out of kitchen and getting ice. Was very disappointed in entire experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

excellent food with great kid choices. would recommend the restaurant for any new york city
foodie

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 28, 2017

No visit to Williamsburg would be complete without dining at Berret’s. It is clearly one of the best restaurants in town. Food, service, and ambiance are top notch. It is a bit pricey, but well worth the splurge. Soups, hot crab dip, parchment seafood, and skillet cobblers are divine.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Another fabulous experience at Berret's. It just doesn't get any better than this. Their very lightly-breaded calamari is the best we've had anywhere and to top it off they serve rings as well as tentacles in their ample portions as well as two dipping sauces, a superb remoulade and their signature soy ginger sauce. We followed that up with some wonderful oysters Rockefeller, then their crab cakes with goat cheese bacon grits and fresh asparagus for me, baked brie in puff pastry with shrimp and a pear and fig chutney for hubby. Couple this with perfect service from our delightful server Mike (whose wine advice was spot on), a charming hostess, and a warm greeting from the manager and you have the reason this is our absolute favorite restaurant. It really is what dining out is all about.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent service and good food. Restaurant full for lunch with folks waiting in the bar, lobby, and outside on a very cold day.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Easy walking distance from the historic district, and lovely seafood. The parchment-wrapped special of the day was delicious, and perfectly cooked. The blue plate had a startling variety of seafood, each one delicious and decadent. We particularly enjoyed the oyster appetizer special for happy hour, which allowed us to have roasted oysters as well as raw. Service was prompt, and we had a very enjoyable evening.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Seafood to burgers delicious!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent gluten free options!!!! Lots of choices and excellent service. Fresh seafood cooked perfectly!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Best crab cake ever!! Great atmosphere and wonderful service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Always a favorite when I come to Williamsburg. Great location, right in the heart of things. The service and food are always great and prices are very reasonable. Highly recommend the Calamari and the raw oysters. Watch the Bloody Marys though, they’re very spicy!

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Family dinner during Christmas time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Nice ambience and good food, accompanied by top notch service, make this a convenient meal choice for those in or visiting the Williamsburg area. Adjacent to a number of very nice shops and within short walking distance to the Colonial Williamsburg shuttle.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Good food, great service

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Surprised that we had to ask for cocktail sauce for the crab cakes. But, no matter, overall service was very good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The food was fantastic and the presentation was beautiful. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly. It was our second time there and it will absolutely be on our itinerary next year when we visit Williamsburg for our annual family gathering.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Very good seafood, and very convenient to Colonial Williamsburg. We've eaten here each of the three times we've visited Williamsburg in recent years, and haven't been disappointed.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The occasion was our wedding anniversary. They provided a table by the fireplace. Our service was timely and efficient. We were served a special dessert. Also a small bottle of champagne noted with “Happy Anniversary.”
Having been to Berret’s many times since we were married, it still is a great place to go.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Good atmosphere! Nice food and drink. Great service!

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Best crab soup ever! Fresh, perfectly prepared oysters, shrimp, and crab cake. Absolutely worth every penny - can’t wait to go again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We dine there every visit to Williamsburg and find that it is very consistent. Over the years it is our go to restaurant. Quality food and drink combined wirh great service make Berrets a perfect place to dine.

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Never a disappointment!

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Superb service. The seafood is excellent, prepared and presented in an artful and consistently delicious.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 15, 2017

My family loves Berret's but on this occasion, things fell short.
Our waiter forgot a side order we had placed (with the food order for the table). In addition, my husband ordered an after dinner special coffee (amazing). When he finished the cup, we saw a hair in the mug. We had already paid for dinner but called our server over to let him know. He did apologize and told us he would let the bartender know and walked off. We we're a bit disappointed in that and the fact our table had a tab of $191 yet a hair still managed to sneak it's way into our drink.
We try to get to Berret's every year but may decide to venture to another spot for our annual first lunch of the trip next year...

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Lunch was great, waiter did an awesome job!

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

I took my mother for her birthday to Berret's for lunch. The restaurant was filled with customers, always a good sign. The waitress was friendly, and the service was quick. The crab cake, grits, and asparagus were delicious. My mother was surprised to receive a small complimentary bottle of champagne for her birthday. We really enjoyed our special lunch together. A great place to celebrate!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Always a stop for us when visiting the Williamsburg area. Excellent seafood prepared well, service has always been attentative

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Special Occasion
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