About Waypoint Seafood & Grill

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.

1480 Quarterpath Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday thru Saturday 11am-9pm Closed Sunday & Mondays Please check website for special events & wine dinners

Cross Street:
Mountsbay

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(757) 220-2228

Website:
http://www.waypointgrill.com/

Catering:
We offer off site catering up to 75 guest within a 20 mile radius. For more information please call 757.220.2228.

Executive Chef:
Hans Scahdler

Private Party Facilities:
We offer 2 rooms with private dining up to 30 guests.
There are room requirements and minimums.
For more information please call 757.220.2228.

Private Party Contact:
Tina Phillips: (757) 220-2228

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Waypoint Seafood & Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.9

Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.9

ambience

4.6

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (14)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Special Occasion (11)
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Local Ingredients (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Seasonal (6)
Good for a Date (5)
Healthy (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Business Meals (5)
Authentic (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Casual (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Cozy (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Waterfront (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Waypoint’s relaxed atmosphere offers the opportunity to enjoy good food and conversation.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Always special at Waypoint. Excellent service and is a fun place to eat. The food is wonderful!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The Faroe Island Salmon was worth a special trip and our waitress Jody was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 10, 2017

What a great meal! My wife and I totally enjoyed our dinner here and will most definitely be back. We have also already recommended it to friends that arrived in Williamsburg after we had dined there. We started with a fantastic bisque(!!)and then shared 6 oysters made the Waypoint Way(!!) For our main my wife had a fantastic seafood medley while I tried and loved the evenings veal special. The restaurant was crowded but not loud and the ambience was very nice. We also felt the the price was right for the quality and overall experience of the evening.
We have traveled to Colonial Williamsburg on several occasions and as a result have eaten at several restaurants in the area. This is now our favorite restaurant by far!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Dry good as usual. Brought a visitor from Cape Cod; she really enjoyed it.
Good job everyone!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My wife and I had an early lunch on a quiet Saturday. The service and food were both excellent. I recommend the fish and chips and the crab cakes.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Had a delicious salmon salad and amazing potato soup (waitress was very accommodating when I requested not to add bacon to soup.) Great lunch spot to meet friends and have enjoyed dinner here with my husband. Terrific.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Our server Jody was fantastic. SHe made the evening special for my wife and me.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Food always delicious. Waitstaff attentive. Looking forward to their Octoberfest specials!

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Attractive dining room. Varied, imaginative menu with well prepared foods. Excellent, friendly service with no pressure to order or to leave. Nice place to visit with a friend. Good value, too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Everyone in our party throughly enjoyed lunch are your restaurant. The food was great. We look forward to returning and checking out your dinner menu.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We were visiting Williamsburg for a family wedding weekend. We met friends for lunch here and had a very enjoyable meal. The service was excellent, as was the food. We would definitely go back to this spot. I'd like to try it for dinner. We discovered their dinner menu illuminates!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Very good dining experience. It was our last night and we were not disappointed.

Tags: Waterfront, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 23, 2017

This is our go-to restaurant in Williamsburg! Whenever we make it down to Williamsburg we always make it a point to go with friends to the Waypoint. I have enjoyed every meal i have eaten there and the staff couldn't be anymore welcoming. We always look forward to Octoberfest.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Three lunch salads were ordered. Salmon with candied nuts, cranberries, apple and greens, shrimp spinach, mushroom and tomato, and last fried Oyster Cesar. All were excellent along with staff which made for a very pleasant lunch.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great food and service. Generous portions including cocktails. Diverse menu, something for everyone.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2017

The food was excellent! Our entrees were pork tenderloin medallions with crab on top and a mustard sauce and shrimp with pasta. Lots of fresh, tasty vegetables in both dishes. Fried oyster appetizer and salads were wonderful too. Service was terrific. We will be going back to this restaurant the next time we are in Williamsburg! They have a great chef.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Well done - and reliable - enjoyable - happy to live near by

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

I mentioned a pasta dish which was delicious and on the dinner menu, and the waitress managed to have it available for us for lunch. That is exceptional service!!! I love this restaurant. It is like eating at a private dining club. All the food is both traditional and innovative and exceptionally well prepared, and the staff makes you feel as if you are the most important person who is in the dining room.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Amazingly fine food from a master chef and team devoted to an extraordinary dining experience. Will return soon!

Tags: Quick Bite, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Disabled Access
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2017

They easily accommodated our book club with a lovely table in a quiet corner. We all had something different in the menu, and each of us was delighted. The service was exemplary. This continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in the area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Fun, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Great restaurant and our sever Jordan was wonderful

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 22, 2017

This was my third visit and Waypoint proves consistently great food, service, and value. Great lunch menu - I'm a fish taco fan - but everyone at the table lived their lunch. Now our go-to place in Wmsburg.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 21, 2017

I had lunch there with two good friends and hadn't been there in several months. I was surprised by the fried oysters which were always outstanding; this time they were not as good. I even wrote management but never heard back. The two entrees my friends had were very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Superbly prepared, beautifully presented meal, served by a delightfully friendly staff. Can't wait to go back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Waypoint has become our favorite restaurant in Williamsburg, VA so much so that my husband and I booked dinner reservations there 3 days out of our 6 day vacation!! The food is excellent and the dining experience is made all the more enjoyable with a wonderful staff of personable, knowledgeable and attentive servers who ensure the diners' needs are met. Can't wait to return!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 23, 2017

I've had lunch at Waypoint several times with friends and every time it's been wonderful. The food is creative , imaginative, and fresh and the portion sizes are perfect. The atmosphere is serene and the servers are so attentive and helpful. I'll be keeping Waypoint at the top of my "lunch with friends" list, in fact I'm returning with another friend on Thursday! (by the way, the desserts are TO DIE FOR...)

Tags: Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2017

It was our first visit and we would definitely return. I had the Mahi Mahi special which was excellent. I enjoyed the Crab Jalapeño bisque very much. For dessert I had the special homemade mocha and blackberry ice cream. I found it light and refreshing. Our waiter was wonderful, very friendly and very helpful. I am embarrassed that I cannot remember his name.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I made a reservation about two weeks ago to take my husband out for brunch on Fathers Day.
The reservation was for 11:00am, which I discovered upon arriving, was the first seating.
I should mention we noticed a floor sign listing Sunday brunch had been crossed through and scribbled in only for special events.
For a starter, we both ordered a cup of tomato and crab jalapeño bisque. It was very good, and the petite sweet cornbread muffins complimented the bisque.
I ordered the Waypoint eggs Benedict, and my husband ordered the Waypoint Frogmore stew; a seafood combination of mussels, shrimp, and swordfish.
It took a little longer between the bisque and the brunch entree than expected, and our server apologized. We weren't in a hurry so we assured her it wasn't a concern.
When our food arrived the presentation was nice and looked appetizing. My food was good but the temperature wasn't hot enough to my liking. It apparently had been plated and sitting longer than it should.
My husband's stew was the real issue as it was so salty it was not edible. There was no flavor to any of the seafoods as all of it tasted the same due to the extreme saltiness. It was as if a salt brine had been used for the dish.
He ended up sending it back. In the end, he didn't order anything else as I was 2/3rd of the way finished with my meal. Needless to say, the experience was disappointing, especially since it was for Fathers Day.
Management apologized and did not charge us for the entire meal.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great as always!! This is the best place in town. Fresh food, great service. Always terrific. We look forward to going each time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Excellent service and food. Menu has a great variety of food. Will return again. . .

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Always the best fried oysters in town!!! Put them on top of the Caesar.

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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Great food (bisque in particular) very good service and helpful professional team. Great experience all round.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on May 30, 2017

The food and service were excellent. The restuarant is located within a small shopping mall in a rather secluded area away from the center of Williamsburg. Although I was eating at 7:30 or so, there were no young people. But the fish was well worth going out of the way for.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 25, 2017

A very nice place with wonderful food. Our waiter was on point and gave great recommendations..the strawberry rhubarb sorbet was to die for..would recommend this restaurant to all

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Food was fine, but not outstanding, and I felt it was a bit overpriced for the quality

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 24, 2017

The restaurant is excellent. Not only is the service excellent and the food delicious, what really impressed me the most was that my father left his bag on accident and they called me to let me know.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Restaurant is ok. Food was fine, nothing special. Service was fine. Priced a little high for what you get. Desserts were a little stale and seemingly mismatched with the exception of orange cake which was very good. Went for a birthday but there was no acknowledgement of special occasion by the restaurant. I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here but it's fine if you're looking for a place to eat.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 3, 2017

The Restaurant was fabulous. Our waiter was very attentive but very discreet about making sure our water glasses were always full and our needs were met. The food was delicious and homemade ice cream, yummy!!! Will definitely go back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Very popular neighborhood restaurant with unquestionably fresh seafood! Bar area is very popular but haven't been able to snag a seat there. Great oysters, very good service. Pricey but high qulaity locally sourced ingredients cost money!

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy, Special Occasion
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