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Wharf Restaurant

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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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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 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: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 201
    Excellent
  • 195
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Great Seafood

Comfortable atmosphere upstairs. The downstairs can be a bit bustling and noisy. The service and food were great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
D T
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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163 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Comfortable atmosphere upstairs. The downstairs can be a bit bustling and noisy. The service and food were great.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great little restaurant that we found with inside and outside dinning. The she-crab soup was awesome!

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Thank LGScubadiving
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived in Alexandria mid-day, to late for lunch and too early for dinner. Walked and shopped and visited the Wharf that we've been to before so we decided on appetizers, raw oysters..very good, crab cake...very good and bacon wrapped scallops....Wowza....they were awesome! Several visits to Old Town and always find a reason or no reason at all to dine at... More 

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Thank John B
Gilbert, Arizona
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for some chowder and fish all very fresh and yummy. Loved it. I don't remember what I had but it was good and so was my husband's.

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1 Thank Twixythrasher
Chula Vista, California
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102 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came to celebrate my Masters degree graduation. Long lines but they found us seats and the bar and went out of their way to make us comfortable. Good seafood and cocktails.

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1 Thank Alex G
Las Vegas, Nevada
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Total tourist trap. Looks are deceiving. Food was mediocre at best. Service ok. Felt more like eating at an Applebee's or Chilis. Over priced and things did not taste fresh as you would expect for the prices. I would skip this one.

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Thank Richard S
Indian Head, Maryland, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I came here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. It was great and the lobster was absolutely the best. I had the whole lobster and it was cooked perfectly. I loved this place

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1 Thank Darlene L
Allentown, PA
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319 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We haven't visited Alexandria for several years, so we made this lovely town our destination for a few days over the holidays. We dined at some new restaurants (for us), but we returned to The Wharf for a second time because our first experience had been so good. We were not disappointed! First....... our server, Leonardo, was the hit of... More 

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Maryland
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Went here for New Year's Eve. I had read reviews and expected something nice. I was sorely disappointed. I ordered a lobster, crab dish that came served on toast (!) swimming in butter. Dreadful! The rice looked like rice-a-roni with peas but didn't taste quite that flavorful. My friend's scallop dish was just as bad. I would never eat here... More 

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1 Thank BuckeyeFan52
Chardon
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

A few of us friends gathered at the Wharf Restaurant for some cocktails, but it was very loud and the place smelled like dirty old beer. For what appeared to be an upscale restaurant, the bar area was disgusting. The bathrooms, however, were very nice. No one serviced us in the bar area, and we had to go get drinks... 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: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
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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