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The Seafare of Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA

The Seafare of Williamsburg

4.3
4.3
1362 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


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 1,362 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Williamsburg

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Williamsburg

    Special Occasion

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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!
  2. RF

    RichardF

    Richmond

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  3. 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.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

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

    VictoriaJ

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 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.
  6. TM

    TimothyM

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience
  7. DB

    DaleB

    Naples

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We found the food exceptionally good. The crabcakes were some of the best.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. JK

    JoeK

    Cleveland

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 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.
  13. 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!!!
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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!
  17. D

    Disappointed

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    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.
  18. 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.
  19. JD

    JimD

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great !
  20. 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.
  21. KF

    KathyF

    Charleston

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 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.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was good but not great. Limited selection of wine by the glass. Service was excellent
  23. k

    kjata

    Savannah

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    They took very good care of us. It was great from the drinks to entree and dessert. Would recommend for sure
  24. RH

    RandyH

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, good flavor combinations. Immediate seating and just right service level across the board.
  25. d

    dalem

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Chose the Seafare to celebrate an Anniversary. While the food was well prepared, hot and taste-y, the service and setting appeared worn-out and tired.
  26. A

    davidA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The live lobster was frozen and poor quality, overcooked and badly presented. I wanted to trade both sides for a house salad and was denied until I got up from the table and found the manager. Then the salad was served with the lobster. Once served I had to wait several minutes for them to bring the tools to eat it with. The lobster was cut in half down the middle, dry and falling apart. When the bill came, market price was $75.00. Outrageous for a dry terrible frozen lobster. My son had veal with a hollandaise sauce. The sauce had curdled egg in it, yuck! The rolls were so hard that you had to use a knife to cut into them. They seemed stale from days before. They offered a second round of breads after the meal that was muffins - we passed. Service was polite but incompetent. I order a cocktail made with diet soda, it was not. I asked for limited ice. It was full of ice,and the list goes on. It really appeared that they had been having difficulty hiring waitstaff so they settled for foreign speakers with no experience. The decor was fun and reminiscent of the 60s and 70s. Carpets and seating were tired bordering on worn out, but clean. It made us wonder if this was once a top notch fun, fine restaurant in a tourist destination that had suffered and was in a final decline. I sure hope they can revive this place. Hello Gordon Ramsey? Our bill was over $200 dollars and truly it wasn't worth 50.
  27. PM

    PatriciaM

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our dinner ar Seafare, on a Friday at 6:30. The restaurant was not crowded and was very quiet. waiter very attentive we both ordered blue point oysters as an app and crab cakes as an entree. The food was excellent , we are Marylanders and are very picky when it comes to crab cakes and these passed the test with flying colors.
  28. KB

    KBinCasper

    Denver

    59 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    This looks like a old diner that the locals frequent. The seafood was good but nothing extraordinary but the prices were also lower. Not bad--just not memorable.
  29. M

    Marty57

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good but menu not reflective of what is posted on your website.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It was okay. My husband got the crab cakes which were delicious. I got the steamed seafood, which was disappointing. Ambiance was neat, quiet. Seems to cater to older folks (we are late 30/early 40s), most guests seemed much older. Overall, it was nice, but a touch over priced for the quality. We were there on a Friday night at 730 and there were only 4 other couples.
  31. RB

    RobertB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was very good! It is a little on the higher end $$$$, but I left full.
  32. S

    Surfer

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of six enjoyed our dinner. Chen, our waitress was excellent as was the food and quiet atmosphere. I will return.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious meal at Seafare! Enjoyed the crab cakes and salmon! Always a pleasure!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were great! So nice to have a quality meal with homemade crab cakes filled with lump crab meat. Steak cooked perfect and home made desserts. A wonderful experience and can't wait to return.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always a pleasant experience while in Williamsburg - good food & excellent service!
  36. PF

    PennyF

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant. Service was great and the food was excellent. Would definitely come again.
  37. HS

    HSESGuyRetired

    Mississippi

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food (stuffed shrimp and stuffed flounder) was the best in years and the value was reasonable.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. I will definitely be returning.
  39. c

    cgk001

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    A step back in time in terms of both ambiance and menu.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Our waitress was excellent. The bread service and sorbet palate cleanser were nice touches. The food was good but not special for the price. Very nice atmosphere, quiet and elegant.

FAQs

The Seafare of Williamsburg is rated 4.3 stars by 1362 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


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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