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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
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, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 158
    Excellent
  • 152
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 17
    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
Seafood in Old Town

We went to the Wharf with friends. If you are not a seafood fan there are not many choices. If you like seafood this may be just the place you were looking for. The bread ,served warm, was very good as was the soft shelled crab special.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Marc J
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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  • Entertaining clients
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Was NOT too impressed with outside but it had been recommended by a friend in good standing. The seafood dinner was excellent. Great greeting and then great service.

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Alexandria, Virginia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Went here due to its proximity to Landini Bros. and also the craving for seafood. Warm atmosphere, great service and food. Hope to go again soon.

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Stoneham, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The restaurant is in Old Alexandria and close to the bay and public parking. The food was reasonably priced, service was excellent and meal was excellent.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went to the Wharf with friends. If you are not a seafood fan there are not many choices. If you like seafood this may be just the place you were looking for. The bread ,served warm, was very good as was the soft shelled crab special.

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Pallm Coast
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

THe food is great! I had the lump crab cakes and that is just what they were lots of lump crab! I was at the restaurant several years ago and had to go back during this visit to Alexandria. Really worth trying! Just be sure to ask the waiter to take it slow on bringing out your food if you... More 

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Caen, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I was going there, on Saturday, when I was student at UMD, and honestly I love the crab cake.. Every time I go back to DC I try to go...

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is in a really historic old building and the food is good. It's not foodie great, but it is consistently good, and frankly, they could get away with worse, since a lot of their business is tourists.

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roswell. n.m.
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We ate appetizers instead of entree's. Everything was good but warning; expensive. Ate outside and seating is quite tight. Right on King St.

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Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I visited Wharf Restaurant last year with the CVB for a luncheon. of course the staff was on their up and up. Because of that I recommend Wharf Rest. for my mother's day outing. My family of 6 took me there for lunch. VERY DISAPPOINTED. The waiter set us in the back where the kitchen was. very tight for the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We had two wonderful meals here. The mussels were some of the best I have ever had, with a delicious creamy citrus sauce. Others in my party raved about the crab cakes. Just lots of well seasoned crab meat. I also enjoyed a salad and others had the soft shell crab, a seasonal specialty. Service was excellent both times.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?