Fat Tuna Grille & Oyster House

4.3
896 reviews
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Seafood
Fat Tuna Grill is a local Oyster bar and Grill.
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4.4
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3.9
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Q
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent seafood very crowded popular place menu is varied

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CM
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fat Tuna is one of our favorite restaurants in Williamsburg.

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RR
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated immediately. My wife ordered the fish tacos and I ordered a seafood platter. The platter had shrimp, flounder, scallops, oysters and rice. Each item tasted as they are, i.e., like shrimp, flounder, scallops, and oysters...meaning they were fresh and not fried in the same oil. One thing, the flounder was somewhat tasteless. Maybe they should switch to catfish for more flavor. My wife truly enjoyed her meal as well. The service was excellent and prompt. Cost was reasonable. I will certainly bring family members to this restaurant.

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DR
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LA very cute place with grreat food and good service!

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CL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Generally good food. We chose the wrong menu items as most of our meal was fried. The soft shelled crab was not as tasty as I had hoped, but it was good.

Our waiter was outstanding and the meal was served very promptly.

The price was quite reasonable.

Overall, we enjoyed Fat Tuna and will make better menu choices next time.

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DB
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and good food! The server was very attentive and met our every need.

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OT
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall a great experience. Maybe just a little more seasoning but the quality and price is very good. Dining out in Williamsburg can be pricey due to it being a tourist town but fat tuna does a great job of delivering good food at a good price. A+ food came out hot!

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m
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my family to Fat Tuna and Oyster House for Mother’s Day. I was very impressed by the food and will be coming back for more.

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AB
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Of course Mother’s Day was packed but our server did an amazing job. Hush puppies and corn muffins were a nice touch. Salads were amazing. PoBoy was good. Grouper Ruben would pass on next time. Terrific bar menu. Overall really nice visit.

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WH
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife's favorite seafood restaurant. I don't eat a lot of seafood because of gout, and ordered a steak, which was really good....as good as any higher-level steakhouse.

People wait a long time to eat here, for a reason...

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MH
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

We sat at the bar bc it was very crowded and did not want to take up a table for others especially since it was just the two of us. We ordered tuna appt and scallop meal. Well appt. came out with meal which was weird and tuna was under heat lamp bc it was warm and mushy. Not the proper way to eat tuna and scallops were to be broiled and they weren’t cooked. We asked to have them cooked and instead of taking whole plate back the bartender wanted to put scallops on a small plate. Again not the proper way to address uncooked food. I handed her the whole plate. Mind you we had tons large scallops and when new plate came back we had only 5 small scallops. Very weird. Not happy and I wouldn’t recommend this place. We went to Berrets Taphouse Grill near William Sonoma which highly recommended. Fresh seafood and $1 oysters which were amazing.

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CD
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We go to Williamsburg twice a year, and Fat Tuna is our restaurant of choice every time we visit. We love it! The food is excellent, and the owner strives for excellence. I highly recommend Fat Tuna.

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DD
Poconos
20 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Had been here twice before in the past couple of years. I remember it being better. There was nothing actually wrong, but the food came up short of my expectation, and the ambiance was lacking in general. I’d put it on par with Red Lobster. Which is to say that while everyone ate their meals and the service was very prompt, none of us felt the kitchen went beyond the bare minimum.

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DB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Graduation

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KB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic, I had the soft shell crab. They were the best I've had.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

On a visit to Williamsburg, we were told about the Fat Tuna. We try to visit small businesses during our travels and we decided to give it a try. Reservations were recommended and I’m glad I had open table. We were able to walk in and be seated right away. Food was good. Wait staff was excellent. Cheesecake was absolutely the best cheesecake I have ever had.

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HP
Denver
59 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Large and varied menu.
Pleasant and attentive service.
Excellent grilled whole branzino.
Firm, fresh and tasty oysters
An excellent, solid choice for a good meal.

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CM
Richmond
33 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as usual

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l
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food is always very fresh and well-prepared. Wish they offered a greater selection of soups or chowders, but the fresh seafood should have precedence, as it does.

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TW
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our oysters were wonderful. The dinner was amazing with wonderful taste and large portions of food for the price. We will come back and recommend to friends as well!!

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DB
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food good, service great, lots of noise. We could not carry on a decent conversation.

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KW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great spot! Good food, good portions , great waitstaff.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was just okay. The hush puppies were good. The mashed potatoes were good. My mother got sick from the tuna and spent the rest of the evening in bed. Overall okay experience. My parents are just visiting for the weekend and I’d never been to Fat Tuna before so I thought it sounded like a good place for us to go. I regret it. I feel kind of mislead by great number of positive reviews.

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MP
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very friendly and great place to eat for a night out

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T
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service. Dishes and drinks explained. Personable wait staff.

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TH
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress, Fibi, was awesome. Her knowledge of the menu and service was wonderful.

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M
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food and service. Bery busy and loud so dont go if you want a quiet dinner.

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BP
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was great. Menu has a wide variety of items. Oysters on the half shell were excellent, my fish was way over cooked.

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R
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as alkways the food was outstanding . our server seemed a little rushed and it took a while to get drinks and check but otherwise fantastic.

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PS
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent seafood- place. Good choices and service. Very popular - need a reservation to guarantee seating

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AT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go-to place in Williamsburg. Huge selection - haven't tried everything on it. But everything we've tried has been excellent!

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BR
Pittsburgh
139 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Really enjoyed the food, but the noise level was hard to deal with. Diners are packed-into rooms with little to no atmosphere, or sound attenuation. We will go back in a less-buy time, for the oysters if nothing else.

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MD
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Food was poor quality and very noisy. Had eaten there several years ago and it was very good. Will not go back

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L
Richmond
126 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food very good, and waiter Sergio very accommodating. Loved the broiled seafood platter and sesame salmon. Veggies cooked just right, and we enjoyed our hush puppies and cornbread muffins, too! Family owned. And a good find in Williamsburg!

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AC
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a nice dining experience. Good food, good service. Large seafood selection.

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C
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fresh and delicious. Our waiter Seth was extremely attentive and helpful. We will definitely be back.

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SS
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quality of the food was excellent. The portions were huge — particularly in relation to the price. I was in a wheelchair but they were able to accommodate me. I promise I will be back.

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T
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fabulous meal and service. We both had the tuna. Great!!

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C
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was very good my husbands raw Oysters were excellent Rather expensive but very fresh and very cold I had Tuna which was delicious Our waiter Jonathan was excellent Helpful and friendly and patient with the kids Best meal of our mini vacation

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BK
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Seated right away even though we showed up 15 minutes early for our reservation. Food was hot and tasty. Had the raw oysters. Fresh and clean. Staff was upbeat and attentive. Wife really enjoyed the Berry Mojito.

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