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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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4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 50
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  • 17
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good

Very good place for seafood in General, reccomended for couple and family, they have nice place well presented, cooked and wrapped together.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
Obasurf23
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Casablanca, Morocco
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  • Entertaining clients
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Key Largo, Florida
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Best lump crab anywhere! Their seafood quality is excellent and prepared perfectly. We enjoy the she crab soup and scallops too, but have to have the lump crab! If you are a crab lover and don't enjoy the traditional crab cake with all the seasoning and breadcrumbs then you will be in heaven here!

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Lake Mary, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Nice atmosphere and great location if you want to explore the charm of this area of Alexandria. I had the lobster linguini and it was phenomenal. The presentation was nice also. The server was attentive without being annoying. We had a nice experience and would definitely go back if in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My fiancé and I ate here while staying on King Street. He had the crab cakes, which were the best I have ever tasted and I had the Norfolk trio, which was a great combination of shrimp, crab and lobster claws. Our server was wonderful!

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I am from Louisiana and I love seafood especially crap cakes. I come to DC several times a year and I try to eat at The Wharf 2-3 times each visit. I have never had a better crab cake andI love the Okra relish served along with it. For the quality of the food I think it is a bargain.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Nice atmosphere and everything I have eaten here has been delicious! The last time I ate here (May 2015) they had a creme brulee with berries in it that was amazing. I just wish they made the sauces on some of the seafood dishes gluten free.

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Jersey Shore
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Scallops wrapped in bacon with a maple soy glaze as appetizer was a great start to a terrific dinner. Nice cozy place with a decent bar.

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Ozark, Missouri
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I was impressed. Great food reasonably priced only a block or so from the water front. I had the mahi mahi with the garlic mashed potatoes and a cup of chowder. While I probably wouldn't have the soup again the fish was great. The wait staff was very attentive to our needs and made us feel welcome. My friends had... More 

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Casablanca, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Very good place for seafood in General, reccomended for couple and family, they have nice place well presented, cooked and wrapped together.

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Houston
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Where to eat, then it rained so we went to the nearest place and was not disappointed. Really nice seafood I had the Cippinno, which was a seafood stew and it was really yummy. I would recommend this place

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Marshall, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Do not pass up the chance to eat here! Very nicely decorated where we ate upstairs. I ordered the yellow fin tuna special. I got a large piece of tuna cooked to order over a succotash of crab corn creamy sauce... Man I wish I had a bigger stomach so I couldve ate it all!!

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Additional Information about Wharf Restaurant

Address: 119 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
Phone Number: 703-836-2836
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • 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?