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“Great food and atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Electric Palm Restaurant

Electric Palm Restaurant
12745 Sea Ray Ln, Woodbridge, VA 22192-2845
703-492-7256
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Ranked #67 of 236 restaurants in Woodbridge
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 703-492-7256
Manassas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

We have eaten here a few times and it has ways been an awesome experience. However the latest visit not a great experience. The staff were rude and less than helpful. Customer service has went downhill and fast. If you elect to eat on the upper level there is a tiny sign that tells customers to wait to be seated. The hostess is inside and that person will not come to you, you have to walk inside and up to s podium. It is confusing. I watched other customersskong there way to an outdoor table only to be told they had to go inside to see the hostess. Our server never came back to refill drinks after she tool our food order. I had to go inside to find someone to refill a drink. 25 minutes later we received out food and finally our drinks were refilled. I am so disappointed to see such a decline in service. The atmosphere needs friendly, energetic and fun servers not stuffy, rude and unhappy people. On a positive note the food is awesome and I love the views!!!!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“This place is horrible!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

We live right next to this restaurant. We have been here several times and really tried to like the food, but we just don't, especially for the price. Each time the food is consistently inconsistent. The last time we went, we decided to get burgers, how bad can someone mess up a burger, right? Well they did, they were just horrible. We had four people in our party and for 4 burgers and fries and 1 beer it was $90! Really, $90. We will never go back. Its sad because each time we have friends or family visit they see this as a good place to visit and we have to tell them how awful it is. This place needs new management and a complete makeover with their food!

  • Visited November 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Ft Riley, KS
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Drink, but don't eat”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Tried this place because of some online reviews we read. The food wasn't fresh and was actually quite bland. The crab balls tasted old and like they were burnt in the fryer. The salad was wilted, and our waitress was inattentive. Several of the wait staff (and the hostess) were obsessed with their cell phones. The entrées were also not very good. I'm not a food snob by any means, but this place purports to be a nice sit down restaurant, but serves "pretty" bar food. The price was excessive (likely based on being on the waterfront). Bottom line - If you would like to get a drink and have a nice view of the Harbor, come here, but if you want good food - look elsewhere.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Winchester, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Fun, fun fun on a Sunday!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

This is definitely a great place to go on a Sunday afternoon, in particular the Tiki Bar which is overlooking the water (sort of outside, but has wind screens and cover in case it rains) with LIVE MUSIC (not too loud but very very enjoyable). Nice crowd of people (not too crowded, just right for me) mostly over 30's, (many over 40 too), good service although the "patio food" not quite as good as the indoor menu.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Good specials at this waterfront restaurant!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

This is a great place to stop over on your way home and have a drink or a quick dinner. The outdoor tiki bar area is casual, but you can go upstairs for a full service meal.

Try the crab balls (tiny little crab cakes) and the blackened prime rib. Both are great!

Visited March 2012
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