About Berret's Restaurant
Berret's Restaurant specializes in fresh regional seafood-shrimp, blue crab, scallops, oysters, and tuna. Also offering steaks, chicken, and vegetarian selections. Full beverage service, micro brews, and wines. Voted by Williamsburg locals as the best seafood restaurant for 30 years.
The Taphouse Grill features the food wines and beers of Virginia with 8 drafts, unique and hard to find wines grilled fish, steak, rotisserie chicken and burgers all in a casual outdoor seating. Weather permitting
from April until November.
ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE FOR INSIDE DINING ONLY.
For parties over 6 people, please call us at (757) 253-1847
Seafood, American, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Open Daily for Lunch: 11:30am - 3:30pm; Dinner:5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday: 5:00 p.m.-10 p.m.
Bar open all day serving food and beverages
Taphouse Grill: Open daily at 4:00/5:00 p.m. April through October (weather permitting and first come, first serve basis) NO RESERVATIONS TAKEN FOR THE TAPHOUSE GRILL
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music on the outdoor stage at Berret's Taphouse Grill on Fridays and Saturdays in the summer time. Check the website for entertainment schedule.
One hour free parking available behind the restaurant- Paid parking available across the street from restaurant for $1 per hour. Berret's validates for two hours of free parking in pay lot when you dine with us. Bring your parking ticket with you to lunch or dinner and ask your server for details.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Steal the Pint Nights at the Taphouse Grill on Thursdays throughout the summer. Live entertainment on the outdoor stage on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through October.
Berret's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Extraordinary oysters! Loved the service ...
Extraordinary oysters! Loved the service and quality of food! My first choice in Williamsburg
Great family get together!
Outstanding food and service. Never rushed allowing nice rendezvous with family from Richmond area.
Outstanding food and service
The food was delicious and the presentation was exceptional. I had the crab cakes. They were nice and crisp on the outside and moist and tender on be inside. All crab and no fillers. They have a very nice wine list. The atmosphere is quaint and the food elegant. However, you can come as you are, dressy or casual.
If you like to pay top dollar for fake m ...
If you like to pay top dollar for fake mash potatoes this is your place. We were told this was the best seafood in Williamsburg and if that is true I feel sorry for them. Coming from the SF Bay Area we are spoiled but this place is sad. The service was ok but I also don't like being call "guy" just not a professional way to treat your clients. I would not recommend this to anyone!
Great service by Erin. Food was delish. ...
Great service by Erin. Food was delish. Only suggestion would be to decrease serving size ( grilled romaine) was huge!!
The food was very good, apps came out qu ...
The food was very good, apps came out quickly and the raw oysters were fantastic with their signature apple cider vinegar dip.
This place has become a favorite and is a tradition whenever business takes me to Williamsburg. When we arrive in town on Saturday evening, reservations were all booked up on account of W&M Graduation events, but we were able to get a seat at the adjacent Tap House and ordered great sandwiches. My friends enjoyed the meal so much that we booked reservations for later in the week so that they could sample the complete menu. The seafood and steaks are consistently good, and the menu has enough variety to satisfy all members of a group or family. If we lived locally, this would be one of our "go to" places to entertain guests, as well as a frequent favorite.
Delicious soft shell crabs & for an appe ...
Delicious soft shell crabs & for an appetizer had the fried clams and tomatoes. Cozy, pleasant atmosphere. Highly recommend!
Williamsburg was incredibly crowded beca ...
Williamsburg was incredibly crowded because of W&M graduation, but they managed to provide excellent seafood with attentive service.
From beginning to end our experience at Berret's was excellent: the maître 'd patiently helped us find a table, set up an ice bucket for the champagne we brought, and our waitress was cheerful, solicitous and efficient
Made our 10year anniversary very special!
From the ambience to the food to the wait staff-it was a night to remember!! Loved it!!
Celebrated our 19th anniversary with lun ...
Celebrated our 19th anniversary with lunch! Excellent food, service and atmosphere!
I took my mom (and dad) here for a Mothe ...
I took my mom (and dad) here for a Mother's Day lunch and had a great time. The warm friendly staff made us feel welcomed from the get, and we all enjoyed our food immensely. The Crab Cakes are the best in town - ask for Niki:-)
I have seen Berret's many times, but never actually dined there. We went for Mother's Day. It was a great choice. We will definitely be back. We stuck to the regular menu, but will say the specials looked great too.
Nice Palce for Lunch in Merchant;s Square
We came here for a Mother's Day lunch. Weather was beautiful so we sat outside. The food & the service was very good, There was a musician laying outside which was an unexpected bonus.
Mother's Day Brunch
We were a large group celebrating Mother's Day. Could not have been better, food, drinks and service. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and go back for a romantic dinner!
Great Mother's Day Brunch
The food was delicious and beautifully presented, the service was great. Be sure to sit outside or at a table by a window. Interior tables lack ambience.
We went for morhers day lunch. We had a reservation and were seated right away. Server was plseant and attentive and the food was awesome! We sat outside on the patio and an acoustic guitar and singing provided beautiul entertainment!
The food was delicious and the staff delightful.
The restaurant was particularly accommodating given that my husband is on a very salt restricted diet and needed to have his dinners prepared to order. They also did a good job when we had a larger group.
Berrett's is a longtime favorite, with changes in the menu, but unlike some other local eateries, new offerings are different but not strange. Our (reserved) table was ready the instant we arrived, and next to a window, as I'd requested. Food and service were great!
A Williamsburg staple
Food-consistently excellent Service-very attentive but not pushy Price-on the high side but well worth the experience
Berret's the Best
We have visited Williamsburg many times and find Berret's to have the best food and wait-staff of any of the restaurants in Merchant's Square.
The menu was inspiring, the food fresh and delicious. This was a spur of the moment decision that paid of handsomely. I would dine there again when visiting Williamsburg.
Food was great and it was so nice dining outside on a beautiful day. Nice selection of gluten free choices. I ordered the crab cake sandwich which came with asparagus. I really don't care for asparagus much but the way they made them they were absolutely delicious.
My date had the special which was A fish ...
My date had the special which was A fish filet garnished with strawberries. She said it was the best fish dish she had ever had. I had a medley of crab dishes which was very good.
Best crab cakes anywhere! Four of us had four different dishes, and every one was exceptional. Best restaurant we've found in quite a while.
A Very Long Lunch
We went to Berret's Restaurant on a Saturday afternoon for lunch around 1:00. We sat inside a small room which was very quiet - almost uncomfortably quiet. It was a nice day and there were people sitting outside - I would imagine the atmosphere out there is much better. Our food was decent, but it took forever to come out. In fact it took forever to take our order as well and our drinks were never refilled. As we walked around the area, there seemed to be a lot of other places to go that would have had a better atmosphere. (We couldn't get reservations at any of those though - and now we know why...)
Best of Colonial Williamsburg
Located in Merchant Square Berret's is truly the best of the area, from service to food look no further for a great restaurant and happy hour. They have outside dining, $1 oyster, superb food with a great waitstaff. We tried their lunches, dinners and happy hour never being disappointed only looking forward to our next vacation in Williamsburg to visit again. Thank you wish you were closer!!!!
Overall OK. Oysters are very good, howev ...
Overall OK. Oysters are very good, however the tuna, crab cakes and seafood ravioli were nothing special. The tuna was overcooked, dry.and bland. Better seafood options in the area.
Great dinner. Service was wonderful. I ...
Great dinner. Service was wonderful. I had a stuffed seafood pie thing that was flavorful and unique. My co-worker had amazing crab cakes. No filler at all! And our server was knowledgable and a delight! We till be back!
Very nice seafood restaurant
Barret's was recommended to us for nice seafood. It is located in the shopping area of Colonial Williamsburg not too far from the College of William & Mary. It makes for a very nice evening, and the food was very tasty. I would recommend this for dinner, though there wasn't anything about it that really stood out. I think the meals were very good but other good restaurants would be on par.
Our Mahi Mahi was the best seafood we ha ...
Our Mahi Mahi was the best seafood we had in Williamsburg on vacation. The salads and entrees are beautifully presented as well. Excellent location when visiting Colonial Williamsburg.
All four of us ordered the crab-stuffed trout. It was absolutely delicious! Ryan provided us with terrific service ~ we love this spot in the heart of Williamsburg!
We were visiting the area and saw that B ...
We were visiting the area and saw that Berret's had really good reviews. After eating there, we can see why. Took our 7 and 5 yr olds. They liked the kids "cocktails." The salted shrimp (fried shrimp) were great. Great food and great service.
New England Clam chowder was thin and n ...
New England Clam chowder was thin and not very flavorful. Tables small and very cramped. Wouldn't recommend.
Delicious, service excellent! Ambiance a bit casual from what I expected. But still nice.
Our server, sorry do not remember her na ...
Our server, sorry do not remember her name, was terrific.
After a wonderful greeting by a very professional hostess things went downhill. Our server varied between attentive and leaving us alone way too long such as for simply taking our order. She crab soup was cold and very thick. Entrées were OK , desert good. Still we like Berrets a lot for its hometown feeling and will certainly go back.
Had a great lunch here - food, atmosphere and service was great! Will be back!
Lunch time wine and beer flights are gre ...
Lunch time wine and beer flights are great when on vacation. Walking distance to local historic scene.
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