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“Delicious!!! ” 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 648 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.
Pickerington, Ohio
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“Delicious!!! ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great atmosphere, great food, and great service! We had a party of 8 and the server kept the drinks full and was very attentive. I had the filet with shrimp and it was cooked perfectly! The portions are filling too! Everyone in my party was very pleased with their meals. Would definitely return next time I'm in town.

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Tallahassee
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Average Food at Best!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Wharf looks so inviting with sidewalk seating and the historic stone building but the food did not live up to the facade or the prices. We had a great table upstairs by a window and really enjoyed watching the King street view but the decor was nothing special. Dinner was around 100$ for two and was very disappointing. My husband had the fish special which came with a baked potato, I had the small, way over cooked, filet with 3 fried shrimp. The potatoes were barely warm and seemed like they had been sitting for awhile. The bread was nothing special, served cold with butter. No salad or dessert and I just had ice tea while my husband had 2 glasses of wine. I would recommend finding another place to eat unless you just want to pay for the location and don't care about the food.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Old Town Seafood at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Wharf is a a pleasant experience to enjoy in Old Town Alexandria never a disappointment. Good service good food. My wife and I had dinner her not to long ago when it was cold and windy outside but warm and cozy at the Wharf almost a step back in time to early years of Alexandria.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great meal & service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We ate here on a Friday evening sitting outside at their sidewalk tables. We had crab cake and calamari apps. The calamari is fresh breaded and very good. The Crab Cake was outstanding. We had Blackened Ahi Tuna and Halibut entrees. Both were delicious! Overall a great meal with great service. We will definitely be back and highly recommend the Wharf.

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“Wow! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It was our first night in Alexandria and my family, there were 3 adults and 3 children, were looking for a nice place to eat dinner as we were walking around King street. The Warf is an up scale restaurant and we were casually dressed. We asked the hostess if they could serve us as we felt under dressed and had no reservation. They were extremely friendly, seated us right away and we had the BEST dinner ever in just a matter of minutes! The food was excellent, the service was great and even though it was a little pricy, it was well worth it! It is definitely a MUST visit if you are in the area.

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