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About Berret's Restaurant
Berret's Seafood 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 over 30 years.
Berret's 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
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Seafood, American, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Berret's Seafood Restaurant is 0pen Daily from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm
Berret's Taphouse Grill: Open daily at 4:00/5:00 p.m. April through November (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, 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
Setting is nice. Service was good. The calamari was nicely done and Caesar salad was good. All of the rest of the food was mediocre. The grits were supposed to have goat cheese and bacon but they were bland with no flavor. The magi magi was over cooked and dry. The andouille sausage was so-so. My beer was also skunked.
Overall a really good experience . The she crab soup was very good and seasoned well. The seared sea bass was really good but could have had a little more seasoning. The plate overall was very good as the shrimp, grits, and asparagus were all very good too. The Blueberry Basil Margarita was excellent, and the chocolate martini was too . Service was good till the end as we lost our server for about 20 mins at the end when we needed our check to get somewhere. A near 5 star but definitely recommend it for those in the area.
Berret's was highly recommended by several people who love oysters because the Happy Hour is long and oysters are $1 each at Happy Hour. We don't eat oysters so, for us, it was good but not great in all areas. Another dish that was recommended was the Seafood in Parchment which I ordered. Again, good but not great--was a bit bland for my taste but ample in size. Prices are comparable to other quality restaurants in the area. Summary: If you like oysters, Berret's may be the place for you. If not, try it once and see if you like it. You won't be too disappointed but may not be thrilled either.
We were seated promptly. When we make reservations for 2 the receptionist always try to seat us at a small table usually tucked near the kitchen door. This restaurant was not an exception. When I saw several larger tables and booths available I ask to be moved to a booth by the window. They accommodated us quickly and moved us to a larger table and booth with a window. The waiter was pleasant and attentive. The food was great. I will eat here anytime I am in the area.
We had lunch with friends and had a great time. Our waitress was really friendly and in tune with our kids' needs. Their kid menu was more than the typical kids fare and included things like grilled shrimp or a grilled apple and peanut butter sandwich. The adults ordered their luncheon Blue Plate, a couple other seafood entrees, and the fried tomatoes (which was served with fresh mozzarella for a neat twist on caprese). Overall we (both the kids and adults) had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend it to those visiting Williamsburg.
This is one of our favorite seafood places in Williamsburg, VA. We live in PA, but when ever we are in the area on vacation we always come to Berrets. We have brought friends and family and have never been disappointed. This occasion was no different. My only complaint was it took a while for the food to come out, but we were really having a nice time so it did not matter.
Absolutely fantastic! Very nice setting and especially perfect for an anniversary dinner. Wait staff were very attentive and well versed on the menu selections. The bar is a great place to await your reserved seating as well. The food was absolutely amazing as well. Already planning a return visit.
The seafood was fantastic. The crab cakes with ham were so yummy! And the mahi with onion bacon marmalade!! We ate at the bar and our bartender was so friendly and helpful. The happy hour oysters were not so good, but that was the only negative. We loved it so much, we cancelled our reservations for the next day and made reservations again for Berrets.
For the price, I was expecting to be a little more wowed by the food, to be honest. I had the crab cakes, husband had the mahi. Both were underseasoned and the crab cake was tasty but more like a Phillips cake than a fancy restaurant one. Sides were the same for both dishes, and plates had a giant sprig of pointless rosemary--my pet peeve.
Service was great. I was just so underwhelmed by the food.
I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The waiter/waitress took longer than expected given the time of our reservation. The she-crab soup was tasty and could use some more crab meat.
For a last minute choice we were so glad we chose this. The food was very good and the service was even better. We had some questions about choices on the menu and the relative new waitress didn't know the answers but was so good she immediately got the answers for us. Just the way it should be. We would go back any time we were in Williamsburg.
We were visiting from Washington, D.C. for a weekend getaway that happened to fall on William & Mary graduation weekend, as well. They were very flexible with our reservation even though they were busy; since we were traveling in that day, our arrival times kept changing with the traffic. Our server was a delight and couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Everything she recommended was amazing. We had the appetizer sampler to share, which was just enough to not be full before the entrees. We had the two seafood daily specials, followed by cobbler for dessert. Again, everything was amazing. Couldn't have asked for a better start to the weekend!
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