Amazing! The team helped me execute an anniversary dinner for my parents flawlessly!! Highly recommend the food, service & experience!
This review is for those who are familiar with Fat Canary. If you are visiting (or local), this is the very best restaurant in Williamsburg without any question. We are definitely foodies and experiment with other restaurants. When its a birthday or anniversary -- this is the only choice. Enjoy!
It’s always stellar! Have they ever had a bad night in 16 years? I haven’t heard of it. Superb in every way!
Food was delicious! The scallops were perfectly cooked and they were aplenty! The accompanying couscous was fluffy and delicious. The rock fish special was also delicious. The service was excellent.
Love this place - perfect for date night. Food was among the best we've had.
Went there for my son's 21st birthday and the food was amazing and the service A+. The meal was expensive but worth it in the end. Would totally return to Fat Canary!
Everything was fantastic. Neil, our waiter also outstanding, very courteous and informative.
Great experience with a party of six which is never easy. Wonderful food, pace of service, and beverage options.
We absolutely loved coming to the Fat Canary last weekend to celebrate our anniversary. Everything about the experience was amazing. I had the salmon, which was the best salmon I’ve ever had and I’ve been told I’m a fish snob because I grew up in Florida and then Charleston, SC. It was delicious. The wine selection is equally as amazing, our waiter was excellent- never rushing us, but also always checking in to see if we need anything. We definitely will be making another visit when we come back to Williamsburg.
Great service, great food, lovely dining room. Our only complaint is that we couldn't hear each other!
The food here is amazing! I had the pork chop (2" thick!), cooked to perfection with an out of this world goat cheese souffle and perfectly seasoned cooked apples. Perfecto!
Enjoyed Fat Canary two years ago and went back recently and loved it even more! I decided to go outside of my comfort level and had the rabbit appetizer with mushrooms and leeks in a sauce. My spouse had the Crispy Rappahannock Oysters. Both were excellent starters.
Next was the free range guinea fowl which had a nice crispy skin. Very good also. My spouse had the fish special over jasmine rice with curry sauce and Carolina shrimp. We cleaned our plates.
I usually stick to mainstays of beef and seafood and it was worthwhile to switch up to the rabbit and guinea this trip. In fact, everything on the menu was appealing. W will definitely go back again next time we are in town. This also seems to be the choice place for locals as I asked and most of the folks eating at the bar were regulars. A decent selection of nice wines were also available.
Make a reservation well in advance! The dining area is relatively small and the place was packed the entire time we were there.
Fat Canary made for a wonderful evening and birthday celebration! Great food and service.
Perfect in every way! I love the mozzarella caprese appetizer, the soup, drinks, entrees. Everything was phenomenal.
Wonderful dinner as always! From the perfect cocktails to the desert, this restaurant is always amazing! The food, the ambiance, and the entire staff/team - it's five stars across the board and they never waver.
Always love coming to Fat Canary - such a treat! We had the oyster soup, pork chop, rockfish (special) and the blueberry madeleines for dessert. Everything was delicious. I only wish I knew that the rockfish was going to be a little spicy, but the taste was great. Service was a little slow, but it was very busy and he was very nice.
Wife and I were celebrating a baby and the restaurant made a custom menu for my wife. She loved it! Great food and amazing customer service!
Another exceptional dining experience! One of Williamsburg’s best!
We had read and heard so much greatness about the Fat Canary that we didn’t want to pass up an opportunity to experience ourselves. The food was exquisite, delicious and superbly prepared, the service top notch, and the beautifully designed venue very comfortable! Magnificent, Chef Powers and staff!
Really enjoyed the king salmon dish with capers. Quite crowded for a Tuesday night, so it must be good,
and it was.
Great as always, but noisy. Menu excellent, food quality surperb, service exceptional, a delightful experience.
Fat Canary never disappoints! Great meal!
It’s been a long time since I’ve been to the Fat Canary and that won’t happen again. My husband and I met my parents and aunt there to celebrate my birthday. Our server, William, was knowledgeable and attentive. The cocktails were very good and the wine list provided ample choices. I was impressed that they decanted the red wine in time for it to breathe prior to serving it with dinner. Our food choices ranged from beef to pork to salmon. All were prepared as ordered and tasted delicious. The salmon was some of the best I have had. We usually don’t get dessert, but treated ourselves because it was my birthday. Those were delicious as well. The noise level enabled us to have a conversation without raising our voices and the portions were such that we left feeling satisfied, but not stuffed, nor did we require a take home bag. The Fat Canary definitely elevates dining in Colonial Williamsburg and offers an nice alternative to the colonial taverns.
Outstanding menu, great food, and fantastic staff. It checks all the boxes for a superior dining experience.
This restaurant is always one that we dine at when we visit Williamsburg. Everything is always great.
Great service and super food - we always love the Fat Canary!!
Everything was fabulous and perfect for a special celebration.
The noise level is a bit too festive but expected and it was definitely worth choosing Fat Canary. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
Great food and service in a very nice place. Would definitely recommend to others.
Love the area (merchant square) where the restaurant is located. Parking is a little tricky but once you find a place, everything is within walking distance. Very friendly hostess greeted us, sat us right away (we had reservations) and we were greeted by our waiter immediately. Very friendly waiter! Ordered the blood orange martini and my fiancé ordered one of the mules. Both very good! Started with the lobster fettuccine appetizer, delicious. The bread we had on the table was also very good. Crispy crust and warm in the middle. Our meals were equally as delicious and we even opted for the dessert. We had one of the dessert specials and one of their house desserts. From beginning to end, we had an amazing time celebrating our engagement. The restaurant called me ahead of time to confirm our reservation and asked if we were celebrating anything. They added our names on the top of a menu when we arrived and we were able to take it home with us! Highly recommend this restaurant!
Had a delicious meal and an amazing cocktail - top quality
Excellent service and excellent meal. The staff was extremely nice and accommodating for my special anniversary occasion.
Occasion was our 54th wedding anniversary. The experience was as expected, outstanding in every way. Our dinner couldn’t have been better! Perfectly prepared, perfectly served, and a thoroughly enjoyable experience! Our server William, catered to our every whim and helped to make our 54th a truly memorable experience. A signed menu by all the staff was the icing on the evening. If you haven’t been to the Fat Canary put it on your bucket list!
Gem of a restaurant. Service, food, atmosphere and value all spot on. By value I don't mean inexpensive; just that you got what you paid for. Although not mentioned often in reviews of restaurants most of the time, I will say the drinks here are excellent but a bit on expensive side (par for top tier restaurants in area).
It was amazing. One of the best meals I have ever had!
This restaurant has not disappointed us in the 10 years we have been dining here. Great wait staff, the selections of wines and cocktails makes it a special place for us to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries or a date night.
I have eaten at Fat Canary four times and each time was fantastic. I am from Wake Forest North Carolina and now dine at Fat Canary each time I visit Williamsburg. The food is wonderful and the service from the wait staff is the best.
Service, food, presentation were all outstanding. Cucumber cosmo was the best cocktail ever!
Fat Canary is a great choice for American dining. It features a small menu, but every item is prepared and cooked to perfection. To say the knowledge of the staff was impressive would be an understatement. Our waiter knew the menu as well as what was in each dish like the back of his hand. He was also very helpful in recommending wine to go with the chosen entrees.
This was our second visit. My husband liked it better the second time. I liked it equally both times.
Service is the best in the city. Knowledgeable waiters, great restaurant.