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Wharf Restaurant

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Old Town
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119 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
Free trolley from Metro stop to the Wharf and transit stop 1 block from restaurant.
703-836-2836
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Today
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Entertaining clients

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  • 142
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  • 134
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
seafood

the wharf is one of the better eating places in oldtown--food is fresh and sometimes very creative never had a bad meal there

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
jefffairfax
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fairfax va
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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343 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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fairfax va
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

the wharf is one of the better eating places in oldtown--food is fresh and sometimes very creative never had a bad meal there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My family and I took a trip to Washington DC and came across this restaurant while looking for places to shop. The staff was friendly and the prices for the food were higher than your average restaurant chain but the food was amazing. We ordered different crab dishes and it made me no longer like the crab served back home... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been going to the Wharf for over thirty years. When you walk in the door, you know that you will have professional service and well prepared seafood (and meat for those who don't want fish). I can guarantee that it will continue to be one of our restaurant destinations while in Old Town Alexandria.

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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Wharf is my favorite and most trusted 'go-to' restaurant for any occasion. It has never let me down -- over thirty years of dining there for lunch and dinner, many times each year! The expertly-prepared seafood is consistently superb, service is always excellent, and the atmosphere is serene and convivial.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

On the Potomac river, with great views of the river and the National Harbor on the Maryland side. I strongly recommend it for business lunches, family/friends get togethers, as well as for romantic dinners or wine/deserts. Very friendly and accommodating staff, always ready to help you find a table even when they are the busiest with current guests. Sunday brunch... More 

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Sea Bright, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Great Sunday Brunch. Bartender is on point. Whole menu available. Dinner menu chilled cocktail is unbelievable for 16.95.

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DeWitt, Michigan
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400 reviews 400 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Stopped in because my husband saw Lobster Mac & Cheese on the special board when we were walking by. Needless to say he ordered the Lobster Mac & Cheese, I was tempted as well as our server Jessica said she had it for lunch and thought it was delicious. He was very impressed with his meal, I had the stuffed... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We stopped to avoid rush hour traffic and happened to find The Wharf mostly because we could park in front. Food was generally excellent. A friend ordered the bacon wrapped scallops and they were outstanding. I chose the a daily special of appetizer, main course, and desert as it was the best deal for the cost. The clam chowder was... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

The Wharf is just a solid restaurant. Really good food; reasonable prices; and exceptional service. It just doesn't get much better. And, oh by the way, I highly recommend the Cioppino -- one of the best I've had.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This restaurant is one of my favorites and for those two reasons at top. The food is consistently great everytime and the waiters are personable and on the ball! My wife and I ate here the other night and, again, were not disappointed. The Martini appetizer of lobster, crab and shrimp was a delight! A little pricey, but oh so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 119 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
  • Public Transportation: Free trolley from Metro stop to the Wharf and transit stop 1 block from restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 703-836-2836

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?