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Waypoint Seafood and Grill

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US$30 - US$45
American, Seafood, Soups
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 December 2020

Don't let the shopping center location (2 doors down from a Subway) fool you. Step through Waypoint's door and you immediately notice the quiet elegance inside. Nicely appointed, the menu is also excellent.... and difficult to choose from the many tempting sounding offerings. I finally...settled on the seared shrimp and scallops on a bed of Cheddar grits, seasoned greens and lobster nage. WOW! Well done plating and presentation. Even if you are not a grits fan, do not be afraid; these are quite good. An excellent focaccia with butter is also brought to the table. A dessert selection of the crème brulee was equally well prepared. The sweet tea was very fresh, nicely balanced and very good. Wait staff was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I think you would enjoy a visit to Waypoint Seafood and Grill. BTW, try to taste the Waypoint Virginia Ham Relish which is provided with bread at dinner (but you might ask about it at lunch!). They DO sell it by the pint -- it is THAT good!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 18 November 2020 via mobile

Had a great meal for Octoberfest, so good we came back the next day. To begin with Waypoint is doing as well as anyone else if not better with respect to making sure customers and staff are safe from COVID. Now to the meal, it...was well prepared and tasted great. Tried the wienerschnitzel and my wife had the sauerbraten, both were outstanding. We will definitely be back. Thanks to Waypoint for great food and doing the best to keep folks safe.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 13 November 2020 via mobile

Excellent service. Food was very good but a bit pricey. Second St Bistro food is excellent and a bit more affordable.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 30 October 2020

My wife and I went to the Waypoint Grill for the first time last night (29 Oct) to celebrate our 15th Anniversary. It was an excellent choice. I started out with some delicious Fried Oysters, my wife had the Squash soup. For entrees she had...the Bavarian Sampler; I had the shellfish and Grits, both dishes were perfectly cooked and succulent. For dessert we shared the Apple Strudel and a slice of Black Forest Cake. Everything we had was so incredibly good. The waiter Luis couldn't have been better, providing us with outstanding service.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 23 October 2020

Food was extremely good and service was excellent! The potato pancake appetizer matches my family's homemade recipe in terms of the taste... something I have never been able to find at a restaurant! I ordered the crab cake meal and my husband has the Taste...of Bavaria sampler. We were both loved our meals. The was by far our favorite meal / restaurant for our vacation week in the area. And a bonus... they take reservations for their patio seating!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 17 October 2020

So pleasant. Not crowded. Ordered the seafood (Not the meat dishes. Like ordering fish at a steak place). So many choices. Helpful service...I didn’t know what I wanted.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 12 October 2020

The Waypoint is the go to place for wonderful food. Their service is top notch. The traditional German Wiener Schnitzel is outstanding! They also have on occasion a duck special that is very tasty. Very attentive and compliant with Covid-19 precautions.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 13 September 2020

With friends we found Waypoint and had a delightful meal from the 'special' on offer. We ate the rack of lamb which was cooked to perfection and melted in the mouth. Our vegetarian ate a specially prepare meal which she loved. The following evening we...cam back for the second special we had wanted and that was the Halibut with Risotto. Again is was cooked to perfection and the cook had already prepared stuffed squash for out vegetarian which she very much appreciated. We had a wonderful server, Teri who looked after us both nights. We had a lot of fun with her. The manager Howard and the owner chatted to us for quite a while in each night and both were delightful, This restaurant has to be a "Go to" for the atmosphere, food and wonderful personnel working thereMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 7 August 2020

My vote for best food in Williamsburg. Food + Decor + Service. No tourists, great service, beautiful ingredients well prepared. I'm usually in town for just one night, and Waypoint is where I go.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 4 August 2020

We are Williamsburg locals and visit as often as we can. Consistently excellent food and service. Definitely in our top three favorite restaurants in Williamsburg. Amazingly good food here. The weiner schnitzel is always outstanding. Everything we have had here has been excellent, but that...is one of my personal favorites. But honestly the #1 food reason we come here is the oysters....Waypoint Way! These are always excellent, and always the best we've ever had. Raw, steamed, etc all tasty, but we LOVE them Waypoint Way! Amazing drinks are a very close second reason to visit...very close. You have to try the mixed drinks, they have an Old Fashioned made with Pussers Rum that is yummy. Just had the for the first time and loved it. Huge wine list. And Natalie, the bartender, is not only super friendly, but without a doubt the best mixologist I/we have ever experienced. Her drinks are amazing. On our most recent visit my wife was not sure what she wanted, so gave Natalie just a general idea, and Natalie whipped up the best cocktail my wife said she has ever had. Natalie is truly impressive, and it's easy to see she loves what she does behind the bar!!! And lastly, can't say enough great things about the service. Natalie, noted above, is awesome. Howard, the face of Waypoint, is absolutely a favorite as well. Howard is always welcoming, friendly, and remembers you as a friend of Waypoint at every visit. Everyone is always top notch. Waypoint is perfect for a fancy night out, entertaining, family, and business meals. And honestly our main purpose in going is to have some fresh oysters and an amazing cocktail. Had a date night there with my wife this weekend, and we left completely happy. We love everything about Waypoint and highly recommend!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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yes available on our website under menu tab - thank you for your interest in Waypoint
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Response from chefhanswilliamsburg | Property representative |
We currently do not serve our Sunday Brunch. We evaluating our 2018 Operating schedule in the next few months and will inform all our Guests. Thank you for inquiring.
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