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The Whaling Company

494 McLaws Cir, Open 4 P.M. To 10 P..M, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5646
+1 757-229-0275
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (223 reviews)
“tempura shrimp” (21 reviews)
“caramel pie” (19 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
494 McLaws Cir, Open 4 P.M. To 10 P..M, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5646
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We eat here every time we visit Williamsburg. Lots of options and everything we have had has been delicious. Great steaks and seafood. We love the cozy atmosphere and the service is always great.

Thank beachlover943
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came in late after a HORRIBLE day of travel. Sonny not only made my day with stories about his long time customers, but recommended a dish on the menu that he created- full of mushrooms, garlic, shrimp and scallops over linguini.... Mmmmmmmmmmm. Sonny not only...More

Thank Kat P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fooddid not live up to our expectation. The food was not good. Maybe it was an off night. But I will not try it again.

Thank davidcM8876BF
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having tried many restaurants while visiting Williamsburg, this was one of the best. Great children's menu to start. All of the dishes were delicious and served hot. Lots of variety on menu. Very nice dessert menu made on site

Thank TravelLover629
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Whaling Company is a comfortable setting and there were few diners so it was quiet. We ordered oysters on the half shell and were told they were out of them. The server was in training and not very good. She took our order for...More

Thank AnnC576
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our favorite restaurant when staying in Williamsburg. Great happy hour. Don't miss the Hot Crab Dip!

Thank delena i
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a nice place, but needs a deep cleaning. - the lights are too dim inside. the food was average and the booths are too small for a family of four.

Thank Erik_hagstrom
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Seated immediately for early supper on Saturday. Menu was explained fully and suggestions were made by our server, Ben. We had the fried oysters as an appetizer and they were as good as any we’ve ever had. Came to the table fresh out of the...More

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 10 March 2018

We stopped here on our first visit to Williamsburg and wanted seafood. I ordered the baked seafood trio and it was all good, but the cod was absolutely the best fish I’ve ever eaten! Our waiter Ben was great!

Thank Amya2804
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Friendly service awaits the hungry, whether at the bar section or the dining area. . . have your choice of a variety of rooms for the decor to match your date. Food is fine and fresh.

Thank DRChin
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Response from vickie b | Property representative |
We are not sure yet . That day we ask our staff if they want to work we will know after Thanksgiven
5 May 2017|
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Response from vacritter2000 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see anything that look like a sale to me. Even the items they claimed to have on sale at the time were over 25.00 and you didn't get much of it.
20 October 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 494 McLaws Cir, Open 4 P.M. To 10 P..M, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5646
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-229-0275
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The house specialty is fresh seafood and hand carved steaks, with a menu offering a wide variety of daily fresh fish selections, as well as tempting beef and chicken entrees. A warm and relaxing atmosphere and a dining experience you won't want to miss. Enjoy our lounge with "Hungry Hour/ happy hour," Sunday - Friday from 4 - 6 p.M. 1/2 Off appetizers and $discount drinks Children's menu $4.95 (12 And under). Locally owned and operated. Bus, Banquet rooms and private rooms available with all inclusive menus. Open for dinner 7 days a week at 4:00 p.M. Thanksgiving, Mothers Day and Easter Special hours
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