Fat Tuna Grille & Oyster House

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$30 and under
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Seafood

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Fat Tuna Grill is a local Oyster bar and Grill.
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Trav4work
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was fine. Restaurant didn't have reservation from opentable and said we didn't have one even after I showed them email confirmation. Wasn't busy and got seated but kind of dumb when people deny the obvious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, freshly made and out to us with great pacing for all courses! Great waitress!

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DeeMix
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and the staff. The local oysters on the half shell were great! Will definitely be coming back when we are in the area!

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vipgaryz
Richmond
101 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The calamari app was over cooked... drak breading and a bit tough.
The scallops also fried were perfect.
This is our second time at this restaurant having just moved to williamsburg. Both times we experienced over cooked calamari. Also time span from ordering to getting our main course was extremely long. Waitress kept apologizing for kitchen errors. Seems like they have several kitchen elements to correct.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server guided us through the menu. Our choices were awesome. Wife's crab ravioli made her purr. My ahi tuna was just the way I like it. We'll be going back soon!

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Mea5
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We had Muscles, Halibut and sesame tuna. Food was prepared nicely and tasted very fresh! Ambiance is a bit blah, had potential but with news playing on TV at bar, and seating area looking a bit cheap and touristy... not quite what we expected. Would go back, but not for a nice night out...

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vipOldTimeItalianAmbiance
Detroit
30 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food at a reasonable price. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this restaurant!!! Will be coming back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great would definitely recommend!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

For sure fat tuna is over rated. The ambience and mood was very positive but the food was below par. I wish that the food was presented better and had more flavor. Prices are excellent but quality needs to improve.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch. The gumbo was excellent. Loved the tuna salad.

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Dirk
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truely a wonderful experience. Nice relaxing environment. Efficient, pleasant service. Terrific food at very reasonable prices. I was very impressed with the extensive menu that is full of attractive selections. The four of us have experiences many restaurant and all were very appreciative.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful! Hush puppies and cornbread to die for!

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jackw
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and great service . We were there on a Sunday night and were seated right away

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Raw Bar and solid selection of beers. Service is a cut above.

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joes
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food and service was outstanding. it is an open space with a lot of tables. it was a bit difficult to move around and it was a bit noisy due to it being very crowded. I would definitely go back. And you definitely need to make reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and atmosphere,

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VincentM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent time here during Valentine's Day of 2020. We made a reservation for 8:30pm and arrived a little early, around 8:10pm, and were seated promptly at 8:29pm. Highly recommend doing a reservation during busy food holidays because they did had a wait time for those who didn't. The food was great, the wine was excellent, and our service through and through was better than we could've asked for. Will definitely enjoy again the next time we're in Williamsburg.

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JonathanK
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

we had to wait 1/2 hr WITH a reservation but the food was great and we liked the decor. a bit loud.

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TheWoosters
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! We had the broiled seafood platter. Excellent! Server was great too!

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KandC
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hush puppies! Oysters were delicious! A wonderful birthday surprise dinner enjoyed by all!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not a pretentious place but the food and the service are amazing. We had oysters, salad, and the broiled fish platter and all was very nice. The waiter was extremely competent, and with the perfect attitude. Not too much not too little attention. Worth the visit.

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vipJamesM
Richmond
46 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food. My tuna steak was cooked as ordered and was melt in your mouth tender.
Service was very friendly and took good care of us.
Overall a very nice experience

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Server was good. The food we had was good, but two listed wines were not available and the main I wanted was gone (maybe it was never there?). Oysters were very good and the shrimp po’boy was excellent. Had a good meal there previously. Disappointed that it measured up to our first visit.

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lovegoodfood
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful choice for a birthday dinner! Delicious food and drink, attentive staff, and reasonable prices.
We will be back soon!

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vipDiner83
New England
57 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were promptly seated. Our meals were Cod and Flounder lightly breaded and fried. Each dish came with fries and a veggie. I had green beans, my better half had broccoli and green beens. Love the corn bread and hush puppies! Great job on the tasty food! Service was friendly. Overall, we continue to be impressed with Fat Tuna, highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, Joyce our server was amazing. The oysters and clams were super fresh, the scallops were awesome.

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MaryR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Service was horrible! Getting refills on drinks was almost impossible. Server rarely came to check on the table. Said something to the host and his response was “we’re busy”. Unacceptable answer! Have eaten here a couple of times before without any problems. We were dining with 3 other people who had never been. They loved the food and atmosphere but they also agreed the service was awful.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters were fantastic ! Love Sesame tuna .
I could of done without looking at the head of my husband’s red snapper ! 😳
Great food, great service! The sitting at bar to eat !

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WayneT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good. I had the fried calamari and oyster po-boy sandwich. Highly recommend.

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vipWendyG
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Restaurant sat us almost immediately even though we were an hour earlier than our reservation time. Excellent service from our server Joyce. Kept our drinks topped off and checked back often to make sure we had everything we needed. Server made a recommendation to our daughter looking for sushi. My daughter loved what she ordered. I couldn’t resist the fried shrimp. Some of the best fried shrimp I’ve ever tasted. Piping hot with just a light dusting of breading. Hubby loved his grilled tuna with mango salsa topping. Only complaint is that the tables are MUCH too close to each other. We could understand full conversations of surrounding tables. Not the ideal dining experience. But the excellent food and service outweighed this inconvenience. We will return!

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Foodie
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome service! We would go back again.

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Katherine
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the environment of the restaurant. There was a lot of cool artwork and different lights. The food was really good - huge, juicy scallops; fresh, local, and cheap oysters; and hot, tasty cornbread really set the dinner off right. I would go back.

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vipRitaW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was one of the few places open in Williamsburg on Christmas Day. The atmosphere was more ‘diner’ casual than we expected and menu was more pub style. Good crab cake sandwich.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was busy as it was Christmas Day
The staff was very friendly and helpful with explaining the dishes on the menu
The server Nazli was excellent in all ways
The staff worked so hard to accommodate all the guests that were waiting

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MikeT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh seafood that was great. My wife had flounder while I had shrimp, oysters and clams. I also had the baked macaroni and cheese which was surprisingly good. Would definitely go back.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

My dining experience was on Christmas Day and the restaurant was very busy. Maybe on another day it would have been average but I doubt it would ever be above average.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely looking restaurant great food and staff server Nazli brilliant can not say anymore just out of this world

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BillieA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visit and very glad we made this choice. Easy access, comfortable seating, quality food choices and excellent service from Julia.

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Javi
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Since we all love seafood this was a good choice. The fried oysters were delicious, not overly cooked. The seafood platter contained shrimp, oysters, flounder and scallops and contained enough to share. Our server was attentive, quickly serving us hush puppies and corn muffins when we were seated. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you enjoy seafood.

FAQs

Fat Tuna Grille & Oyster House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 903-2811.

Fat Tuna Grille & Oyster House is rated 4.4 stars by 1110 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.