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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
Website
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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 146
    Excellent
  • 139
    Very good
  • 48
    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
Ok

Went here from dinner during the week with a coworker. The restaurant was busy but not packed. The service was good, but felt rushed. The food was good, but not a 'food memory.''

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went here from dinner during the week with a coworker. The restaurant was busy but not packed. The service was good, but felt rushed. The food was good, but not a 'food memory.''

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Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

As the title says, the service was scary fast. The food was pricey, but very good and not different from comparable restaurants nearby. Our only complaint was that we were seated at a table for 6 (just two of us) while several two tops were available. There was also light shining down on the table that was way too bright.

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Jacksonville, FL
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

While staying in Alexandria for a girls weekend, we stopped in The Wharf to eat lunch. What a great place with good food. We had cold pasta with scallops and shrimp, clam chowder and the crab cake appetizer along with the shrimp and crab fritters. All of us were very pleased with our choices. The fritters were delicious! Very big... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The Wharf never disappoints. Great atmosphere and food. With all of the competition on King St, they are a consistent standout.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The Wharf is a good place for seafood in Old Town Alexandria. The setting is subdued and makes for a good date night, or place to catch up with friends. Prices are moderate and the fare is much better here than other places.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Just order the puffed seafood pastry and hopefully the creme brûlée for dessert. The rest is just "gravy"!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have dined several times at the Wharf, and have always enjoyed our meals and the ambiance of the restaurant. Its location in the heart of Old Town Alexandria makes it ideal for dining before and after other activities which may draw you to that historic area.

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Greenville, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Two words: Shrimp Fritters! Make sure to grab this appetizer. Being from Boston, I have always loved seafood, and I have never had anything like that of the shrimp fritters. It is a creative, tasty, melt in your mouth, wishing you had one more bite kind of appetizer. It is easy to say everything else we ordered was delicious and... More 

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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310 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

When "Jose" greets you at the door and leads you to the bar for some very well crafted cocktails lead by super personable Miguel! After a lackluster Jaleo performance, the perfectly balanced and not yicky sweet old fashion was a respite! Appetizer portions are plump, the crab cake a HEFTY 4 onz. I HATE succotash. Period. Until I had theirs.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

It's Spring Break for our favorite college student, so my wife and I have brought The Kid to Our Nation's Capital for some mind-expanding travel. Yesterday we drove into Old Town Alexandria, parked and quite by accident found ourselves at The Wharf on King Street sitting in a comfortable table for a quiet lunch. It was excellent. I had a... 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?