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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 51
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  • 19
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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
A stalwart seafood restaurant in Old Town Alexandria

I've been here many times, mostly with members of the association I work for. I brought a large group of 14 on a Wednesday night, and they were able to accommodate my reservation, and the staff was attentive and helpful throughout the evening. The focus here is seafood, but they do have several... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Tacopete5
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I've been here many times, mostly with members of the association I work for. I brought a large group of 14 on a Wednesday night, and they were able to accommodate my reservation, and the staff was attentive and helpful throughout the evening. The focus here is seafood, but they do have several excellent steak and pasta options. The appetizers... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Come looking for seafood, because that is what you will find, with little else. The atmosphere is quaint and seems quite original, possibly colonial. The food is great, as all seafood for this region should be, but the shrimp with butter sauce was amazing. A respectable wine selection was available, and the service was quite attentive. Surprisingly the prices weren't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great meal! Staff was courteous and attentive. The stuffed shrimp were to die for! Quiet atmosphere. Great location in Olde Town.

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Covington, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

In our first night in Alexandria we decided to visit this restaurant after looking at a few menus on King st. We were real happy we did, this was on of the best dinners my wife and I have had. The staff was very attentive and the food was spectacular if a little pricey. But, worth every penny. We would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Small-ish restaurant on King St (the main street in Old Town for activity). The ambiance was nice and the food was very good. Most things in Old Town are a bit pricey due to the overhead they have (just for being in Old Town) and The Wharf is no exception. The service was very good--attentive and courteous--and made the meal... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stopped here for lunch based on Trip Advisor reviews. The service was fine. However the food was below average. It lacked flavor and the fried food had to much batter. I will say the house salad and dressing were good. We spent $60 on lunch and left very disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My husband and I had dinner here last night, and first of all - the drinks are incredible! I had the mango-infused martini and he had mojito's. We also had the shrimp in garlic butter which were so so good. It is not cheap at $10.50 for a drink, but at least if you are paying this much you get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

if you are looking for seafood in a mre casual atmosphere this is the stop. and in an original waerhouse of the city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Came here with family who have been enjoying dining here for years. From start to finish we couldn't fault the service and wonderful food! Definitely return next time we are in Alexandria

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Very disappointing. The fish was swimming in a sauce and very limp. The taste was lost in the cooking. We don't plan to come here again.

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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: Doing business
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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