Waypoint Seafood & Grill

4.7
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609 Reviews
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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.

Complimentary specials

Wine Wednesday at the Bar

Join us at the bar for $6 wine BTG from 4-7 & $9 burger night 4-7pm

Oyster Night @the Bar

Enjoy $1 oysters fried/steamed/half shell from 4-7 at the bar

What 609 people are saying
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CarrieStarr
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Any shellfish or fish entree is superb. Sauces are excellent. The ham spread and pickles is such a nice Southern touch for putting on cornbread muffins or bread.
My husband had the veal chops and found them delicious too. They were tender, which can be a challenge sometimes for the chef.
The staff is courteous and yet friendly, lovely restaurant. One of the best in Williamsburg.

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MaryS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Caesar salad dressing too sour (too much vinegar) and grits fried as small marbles were dry,dry and dry. Waitress/Server was excellent. Shrimp and oysters were tasty but to few for the money.

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JamesC
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and location. Always a pleasure each and every time I go there.

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Stewy
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight!

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vipDavidH
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the few places where the expense (higher end) and the value are the same. Everything we had was top notch from taste to presentation to service. Wr went there for our anniversary and the dessert plate was written neatly around the desert dish in chocolate happy anniversary. We would definitely go back.

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vipNamkrow
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey but food was good and service was excellent. Our waitress was very accommodating.

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Nanny4
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal
Was outstanding and our server was very attentive but not overbearing. My only disappointment, I had indicated my friend and I were celebrating a birthday. She was celebrating her 84th and our waiter had no idea until I told him at the end of our meal.

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LCBJ
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was great, especially for Tuesday night dinner.

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vipMowglivt
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely staff that is very helpful - willing to 1/2 a meal (crab cakes, for example). Crab cakes are excellent as is the Shellfish and Grits. Novelty menu is lighted, which makes it very easy to read!!

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Susan
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. My request for a quiet table was honored. I would recommend this to my friends.

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Barb
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super restaurant! It was our first time at this restaurant and it will not be our last. The ambiance is lovely, the noise level was not bad. We did have a larger party sitting next to us who were a bit loud but not over the top. I had crabcakes and they were delicious. My husband had shellfish and grits. He liked the scallops, shrimp, and grits but could not eat the lobster as it was quite chewy. Our server was so observant and noted he did not finish the lobster. She said she would tell the chef and a deduction was taken from our bill. It is a bit pricey but worth it for a special occasion.

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thomasn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening and dining experience and nice way to wrap up challenging week.

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FWriter1
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was well prepared and presented well. The seafood was all fresh. Full selection of wines and good service. I recommend.

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vipVarenna2012
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best place ever- never miss it when I’m in town!!

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

Howard Saunders, Jr. was remarkable as well as our two servers! Always a pleasure to dine at your establishment.

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vipssnsailor
Richmond
67 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress, Terry, was very attentive. She explained all specials. Restaurant week menu was filled with great choices. We had Salmon, Weiner snitzshel, flounder all were tasty. Portions were not small and not overwhelming.

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vipBillandDeb
Richmond
137 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was a great evening and great meal - looking forward to our visit... Deb and Bill Schmidt, Wmsburg

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vipJoJoBean
Richmond
84 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week menu was fantastic! Soup was delicious, entrees were great choices, and dessert was amazing. Thanks!

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NancyR
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waypoint has been consistently excellent both in food and service. We are so fortunate to have this gem in Williamsburg.

Nancy R and Michael A

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Great for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JasonK
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!

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vipEmily
Washington DC
26 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!

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vipJoJoBean
Richmond
84 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious in a gorgeous, calming environment.

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vipaceyj
Charlotte
20 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.

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vipgaryz
Richmond
98 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a wonderful meal at this restaurant
Excellent.

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Tracy
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 .

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vipEllenP
Richmond
34 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.

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TomT
Richmond
28 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.

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brenda
Richmond
3 reviews
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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runningdad
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great upscale service and food at a reasonable price

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Nancy
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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JulieD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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viptraurose
Washington DC
26 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.

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vipTonyS
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.

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PaulP
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.

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vipLynn
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!!!

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