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The Seafare of Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA

The Seafare of Williamsburg

4.2
4.2
1379 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
A 2012 DiRoNa award winner featuring three unique dining rooms. The Seafare of Williamsburg introduces a 91-item menu that features fresh seafood, certified prime beef and tender veal. Our speciality is sauton ceramic cooking where seafood is simmered in its own juices and blended with ingredients.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm , Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (757) 229-0099

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Demetrios Sarantakos

  • Neighborhood

    Williamsburg

  • Cross street

    Richmond Road

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,379 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Williamsburg

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Williamsburg

    Special Occasion

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  1. JZ

    JoeZ

    Savannah

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Glad e booked everything was great
  2. M

    Methodist56

    Austin

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious seafood in a wonderfully old-school environment!
  3. TW

    TWG14

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    The restaurant is dated, but the food is solid. If you can get past the 80's nautical themes and the relatively high prices, then it is not bad.
  4. MD

    MarkDavis

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good for a large party. Dated decor and menu.
  5. MK

    MichaelK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seafare is an excellent restaurant. We had planned to eat there one time during our weeklong visit to Wiilliamsburg, but is was so good that we cancelled a different reservation and wenr back to Seafare a second time. The food was delicious. The service was excellent; and we appreciated the classic smbiance. We high;y recommend Seafare!
  6. EC

    ElizabethC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Pleasant server, but as the restaurant got busier she appeared to be over booked with tables. They might be short staffed. Food was meh for the price and looked like it was sitting for a while before it was brought to our table.
  7. SK

    SalliK

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Overall very good! Service was excellent
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Huge shrimp cocktail, perfect veal oscar, and meaty crab bisque. Attentive service without being rushed. Wonderful birthday dinner for Mom.
  10. DH

    DonnaH

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Service was excellent. Atmosphere excellent. I ordered the seafood platter broiled; it had little flavor. My spouse had the Veal Oscar; it was good not great. Our first time there so not sure if this was the norm or an off day for the cook.
  11. J

    Josie

    Richmond

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful celebratory dinner. Service is excellent, as was the food. There’s a good reason why the Seafare has been around for decades.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    To begin, the ambiance of this restaurant is amazing! It’s both laid back but upscale. I went to begin celebrating my birthday with my friend. We were surprised that it was so quiet for a Saturday evening but that didn’t stop us! Our server, Nika, was super nice and attentive to my friend and I. Highly recommend her: 10/10! The food? Oh this is some of the best seafood I have had! It was so fresh! My friend is very particular about how her fish is made and she was ready to clean her plate. My jumbo shrimp was fried perfectly and the hot sauce that went with it? Chef kiss! Will definitely be making this a place to visit again the next time I visit Williamsburg.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    I was honestly shocked how bad this place was considering the location and the outside appearance. My husband and I shared a calamari appetizer which was okay, but nothing special. Had the French onion soup and had to send it back because it was WAY too salty. Flounder came out fried (if you can call it that; the breading was completely separated from the fish) with a “baked” potato with a skin so tough you’d swear you were chewing on shoe leather. Definitely do not recommend - AVOID THIS PLACE AT ALL COSTS.
  14. WH

    WalterH

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    My wife and I had a genuinely nice dinner at the Seafare restaurant. The atmosphere was quiet and peaceful. The food was great! Whenever we are in Williamsburg, we always make sure that we dine at this restaurant.
  15. SM

    ShannonM

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't believe we'd never eaten here before. It has such a nice atmosphere and extremely friendly and attentive staff. Definitely coming back!
  16. TB

    ToddB

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Terrible. Worse than fast food. We were the only table seated in the place and four cars parked in front. Assume workers parking in front to make it appear inhabited.
  17. JH

    JHagT

    Dorset

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Took my son when dropping him at William & Mary. He loved it. Old school nice seafood restaurant. Although a little dated, we love the decor. Our waitress was wonderful. Fried shrimp and oysters were delicious. Wine selection was limited.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love the seafood at Seafare! The best crab cakes in town! We take visitors and family here and they love it! The service is excellent as well!
  19. RF

    RichardF

    Richmond

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We have been here several times here. Great food and portions, skimpy on bar drinks, new server was not well versed on menu. and service. A little disappointed this time.
  20. SR

    ScottR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    The food was terrible. I ordered the Grouper. It was overcooked and tough. The server was very nice. She asked how the food was and we told her it wasn't very good. It seemed like she was used to getting that response. We won't be going back to the Seafare.
  21. WV

    WayneV

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice atmosphere. The staff was excellent. Food was great.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great experience! The food was really good. It felt good to be back at The Seafare!!
  23. VJ

    VictoriaJ

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The super sauton was delicious. My whole family really enjoyed their meals. We really enjoyed our evening here. The restaurant is quiet and peaceful. They provide beautiful, classic service that is also friendly, attentive, and unpretentious. The server was very attentive to my multiple allergies, which I of course appreciated.
  24. TM

    TimothyM

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience
  25. DB

    DaleB

    Naples

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We found the food exceptionally good. The crabcakes were some of the best.
  26. KR

    KimRocksIndy

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Not great. Food had little flavor. Decor was from the 1960s. The wait staff was very nice and we didn’t have to wait long for our food.
  27. WD

    WilliamD

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a large group to gather for dinner and drinks
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a reunion of longtime friends (8) gathered from three different states with good food and drink, wonderful ambiance, and terrific service. Kudos to our server, the staff, chef, and proprietor for making us feel at home! We highly recommend that you try this restaurant during your visit to Williamsburg.
  29. C

    Carmen

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As ever, our wedding anniversary dinner was so special! We were celebrating our 65th anniversary and it did NOT disappoint. The Wiener Schnitzel is a particular favorite and the Rice Pilaf with the tiny asparagus spears were perfect. Our intention is to find other occasions to visit Seafare as we are always treated as special customers!
  30. JK

    JoeK

    Cleveland

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was very good, especially the cornbread. However, the stuffed flounder needed to be cooked a little more. Other than that this is a very nice place and we will return next time we are in town.
  31. MK

    MatthewK

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    There wasn't too much more that could have gone wrong. It was a pretty bad experience, especially on Father's day. We will laugh about it for years to come.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are at Seafare on Father’s Day and it was an EXCELLENT choice! The staff members were genuinely friendly and we were met with a warm welcome!! The food was delicious and fresh and the waitress was attentive. I can go on and on, but this is my new favorite!!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pretty inside. They pay attention to detail. The house Merlot was delicious. We ordered stuffed mushrooms which were wonderful. The French onion soup was really really good. I ordered the ribeye which was cooked perfectly. Unfortunately it didn’t come me with the choice of mashed potatoes so I ordered baked. Their bread was great. Our waitress was very experienced and added to a very enjoyable evening.
  34. CB

    CaptBob

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We had a party of 7 at a large round table. We had to be pretty loud to talk to persons on the other side, so I am sure we upset some other diners with more intimate seating. The service was very good - almost excellent. The demeanor and professionalism of the staff was excellent. The food, in my opinion was a little mixed in terms of success. The sweetbread served as a starter was dry and cool. The dinner rolls were very good, but just lukewarm. Same for corm muffins served later. Vegetables and potatoes were cooked perfectly. We had sautéed grouper, fried flounder, and stuffed flounder. A teenager had chicken strips and fried shrimp. He said the shrimp was good but the chicken was overcooked. The stuffed flounder was very good. The fried flounder and sautéed grouper were good, but not what you would expect in this setting and price point. Would I recommend? Yes, but no fried or sautéed fish - go to Surfrider for that!
  35. D

    Disappointed

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    The atmosphere was good with the Sea and Ship themes. The waitress was good. As for the food, it came out with no and I mean NO seasoning. Tasted like you were in the hospital and eating hospital food. My daughter's plate the steak was filleted and had NO seasoning. The price for the food was way overpriced for the area and was not worth it. We are in this area at least 6 - 8 times a year and would not ever go back to The Seafare of Williamsburg nor can we recommend it.
  36. BS

    BelindaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    my favorite place for a relaxing, amazing meal. Best service. Absolutely wonderful. We couldn't stop raving over the crab cakes and the rice pilaf. Absolutely the best ever. Looking forward to returning in the fall.
  37. JD

    JimD

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great !
  38. A

    Atlanta

    Atlanta

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a pleasant dining experience! The food is superb and service very attentive.
  39. KF

    KathyF

    Charleston

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a beautiful evening here. The ambiance was amazing. Service exceptional and food delicious. We especially loved the sorbet pallet cleanser which added to the elegance of the evening. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  40. MO

    MONIQUED

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the staff was very accommodating.

FAQs

The Seafare of Williamsburg is rated 4.2 stars by 1379 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for The Seafare of Williamsburg

1632 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Richmond Road

  • Neighborhood

    Williamsburg

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm , Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Demetrios Sarantakos

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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