Waypoint Seafood & Grill

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Welcome! A traditional destination with a creative journey in regional & coastal cuisine. Executive Chef Hans Schadler invites you to join him and his team in a culinary venture. **Please call** 757.220.2228 should you not see your reservation time available. We look forward to serving you.
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DR
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Great for special occasions.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and ambiance! The food was delicious!!!

JK
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were AMAZING. The server was very polite and extremely knowledgeable of all of the items on menu. Speaking of the menu, the back lit menu is a very unique and well thought out feature. Food was well prepared and delicious! We will definitely be coming back soon!

E
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Loved, loved wiener schneitzel with spetzle and red cabbage. Our server was efficient, helpful, and made the evening very comfortable. We will be back!

JJ
Richmond
81 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious in a gorgeous, calming environment.

a
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top notch. We were in tow for the Winter Blues and Jazz Fest and went to Waypoint before opening night. I am on the keto diet and they were very accommodating. The chef changed the sides to fit my died with no problem. Will be eating there again whenever I an in Williamsburg.

g
Richmond
93 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a wonderful meal at this restaurant
Excellent.

T
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food Great fun. Great service! General Manager Howard’s pleasant disposition put the icing on the cake! Wonderful birthday celebration! Thanks Waypoint .

EP
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Worth a splurge! Lovely, understated dining room (in a strip mall). Server seemed a tad inexperienced (we had to ask for the cocktail and wine list, and he was a little sloppy) but very nice and helpful. I love a good craft cocktail and this one delivered (I think it was called All Night something?). The appetizers--lobster spring roll and their signature crab soup--were exquisite, and the entrees didn't disappoint either--Wiener schnitzel (the chef's specialty) and osso bucco. The wine list is varied and there's a fair selection of wines by the glass. We didn't manage to save room for dessert, but we'll definitely be back.

TT
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've lived in Williamsburg for years and this was the first time to Waypoint. Why did we wait so long? It was the best meal experience we've had since we moved here. Great food, great service and nice ambiance. Christin was terrific. I was celebrating my birthday. A great dining experience. We will be back soon.

b
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at beautiful Waypoint. The food was delicious--we had fish and chips, burger and chicken pot pie. The service was perfect--our server was attentive but not overbearing.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted warmly by the hostess and immediately guided to a well-placed table near the fireplace. The waitress arrived in very short order, offered a review of house specialty items and explained the entrées we were interested in in more detail. The restaurant was new to three of the four in attendance and all agreed, that it was a wonderful culinary experience and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live away from the area, so this was a special trip. Waypoint Way oysters are superb and crab cakes delicious, waiter excellent.

r
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great upscale service and food at a reasonable price

N
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were out for a special dinner on vacation. WOW! We wish we could bring Waypoint home with us! Everything about the experience was wonderful, but the food itself was simply exquisite. If you are in the area, don’t miss this one! It wasn’t even crowded, and that worries us, because we want it to be there the next time we visit the area.

OT
Philadelphia
89 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always agree a great place to dine in Williamsburg. Waypoint Oysters can't be beat. We had the lobster spring rolls for the first time and thought they were exceptional. Christin, our server could not have been more professional. Looking forward to many more meals at the Waypoint Grill.

JD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, presentation was classy, ambiance was inviting, & staff was very attentive!

t
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall a wonderful experience. One odd thing though. We had a 5:30PM reservation and the hostesss elected to seat us right next to the only other couple in the restaurant at the time. Not sure if it was intentional or thoughtless. Would have been nice to have an intimate conversation before the place filled up.

TS
Richmond
44 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointment here! Wide variety of items on menu, all prepared fresh (crisp sweet potato fries provide ample evidence). Well rounded experience with personal service, great food, and a stop by the GM--a real engagement, not superficial-- to check on the table. A tad pricey, but quality worth paying for.

PP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a little late in the evening, but were never pushed or felt hurried. That, to me says a lot about the service in general, friendly, efficient and always smiling. Food was perfect and delicious. Great food (I like that it's locally sourced) and wine selections, accommodating to special requests overall a wonderful experience. Will definitely recommend and revisit in the future.

L
Richmond
47 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed Way Point, and the server's recommendation of a new dish on the menu was excellent pimento cheese, country ham, and lump crab served on an English muffin!!! How could it get any better!!
Ask for a table when you make your reservation!!!

JS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner this week. We were seated near a fireplace, which was a welcome treat after all day outside at Colonial Williamsburg. The service was perfect; the meal was delicious. Highly recommended!

GS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Salmon and chef graciously blackened it for me. The daily Mahi-Mahi was drier for my husband, but everything else was delicious.

MG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best short ribs ever!!!! Great service recommend seat next to fireplace

OT
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Waypoint for the perfectly prepared food. Just delicious! Wait staff is friendly and efficient. We would recommend Waypoint, our favorite local eatery, to all.

HI
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Oysters Waypoint Way were perfect, served warm and the oyster was still soft. Shrimp and grits were creamy comfort. The scallops & shrimp with butternut tortellini was fresh and light. Cocktails before and after the meal were prepared with care.

AA
Richmond
72 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Three of us had lunch there with the Oktoberfest menu. Two of us had the chicken schnitzel served with ref cabbage and spaetzel. I would have preferred the chicken breast pounded instead of thick. The other had the bratwurst. Both dishes flavorful.

K
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We've been to Waypoint once before, and everything was great. Tonight, though, there were all kinds of problems.

Our entrees took an hour to come out after just a Cesar salad appetizer. When it did arrive, my husband's food was dry, my lobster was undercooked, and there rest of my dinner was barely lukewarm.


On top of that, our server was rude, and service in general was disappointing. I would be willing to go back if someone I know really wanted to go, but if I have a choice, I'll opt to go elsewhere.

OT
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Octoberfest entrees and attentive service. Great Place...

HB
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm inviting interior. Excellent food and drink. Staff very friendly, attentive, and professional in providing great customer service. Nice location for special occasion and celebration events.

TN
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Waypoint lived up to our rather high expectations. The ambience is lovey, and it’s so nice to actually be able to talk to friends over dinner. Our waiter, Eric, was attentive and friendly without being intrusive. And the food was delicious. A special shout out goes to the restaurant for its innovative “light up” menus. Perfect!

HM
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food is ALWAYS perfect with great taste and presentation. The service this time was less enthusiastic. The server actual appeared not interested in their job. The noise level at the bar was extremely loud for a Wednesday night.

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waypoint never disappoints. The service and food are wonderful - the best of everything without being stuffy or pompous. It is always a great experience - we highly recommend it.

OT
Philadelphia
89 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with friends. We enjoyed oysters waypoint way and seafood grits. Friends loved Octoberfest menudo. Our go to restaurant in williamsburg.

MB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Best we have in 4 days in Williamsburg. Great staff, great chef and a fantastic dinner.

VM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! We will definitely go back

WE
Richmond
35 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a nice, quiet restaurant to visit with fun specialty cocktails, friendly and efficient waitstaff and tasty selections of well prepared foods.

T
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Waypoint is our favorite restaurant for special occasions. Reservation made through Open Table. Reservation was noted as an 'Anniversary'. We were seated in the corner of a room off the main dining room. My wife's view was of a blank wall. We have never been seated in that room. Wait staff forgot our appetizer order. Later when reminded they apologized and took the appetizer off of our bill. The food was outstanding.
Overall the evening was a disappointment. Good meal, lousy seating, and unimpressive wait staff.
We left with the impression that Open Table reservations put you in a different category than a local reservation. Might not be the case but won't make a reservation with Waypoint through Open Table again.

DS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dined with my wife while visiting Williamsburg. Entrees excellent, but my desert (crème brulee) was disappointing. Server was attentive and knowledgeable.

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of us had the chicken schnitzel lunch and all was excellent. The coating was succulent, done just right to be crispy and the server, Eric, brought finely textured sauce to add. Cucumber salad and sweet potato pomme frites made for a meal that reminded us of our meals overlooking the Mosel in Germany.

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