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“Not the cheapest family meal but worth it.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Wharf Restaurant

Wharf Restaurant
119 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207 (Old Town)
703-836-2836
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Ranked #29 of 644 Restaurants in Alexandria
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Old Town
Transit: Free trolley from Metro stop to the Wharf and transit stop 1 block from restaurant.
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Not the cheapest family meal but worth it.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

We went with our 2 young girls for a nice family meal. The kids food was lovely (as long as you ask for a kids pasta rather than order off the fried food options). Our food was excellent and the wine very good. Service was polite and attentive and they were happy to seat us outside when asked. Cost was $140 for a family of 4 before tip. It was well worth the money.

Visited April 2013
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“Good food and waiters, bad hostess”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

I went to The Wharf Monday to dinner, the food was great, delicious scallops wrapped in bacon and a couple good wines. Our server despite is young was very attentive and helpful. that night I guess it was busy cause our food took 30 minutes after the appetizer, it was delicious and enjoyable. the unique things made us uncomfortable was the hostess, this gentleman showed us RUDE attitude after we were waiting 15 minutes for a table, we think he need learn some more about costumers serves and being polite to people.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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NYC northern suburbs, NY
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“Good catch in Old Town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We managed to snag an online reservation for Friday night during Cherry Blossom Festival time the first weekend of April. Old Town was crowded!!! We were delayed waiting for the trolley to take us down to the Wharf so we just called and they moved our reservation. We still arrived 5 minutes late, but they seated us right away, while the line snaked out the door into the cold. We had great service (thanks, Miguel) and nice salads (house and the arugala, radicchio & pecan). I enjoyed the crab cakes and my husband had the Triple Norfolk Combo, followed by a deadly chocolate torte - yum! A worthwhile choice in Old Town.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Carmel, Indiana
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“late dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Staff was knowledgeable and friendly...lump meat crab cakes were outstanding...seafood chowder was best I've had

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“Great for lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Went here on Tuesday for lunch. Our server, Gerard, was excellent. The atmosphere was cozy. The seafood was great. The raw oysters were very fresh and the flounder stuffed with crabmeat was out of this world. I really liked the lemon sauce. I would eat here again.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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