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“service was very attentive and attractive! food was good, little overprised” 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 #60 of 238 Restaurants in Woodbridge
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 703-492-7256
Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“service was very attentive and attractive! food was good, little overprised”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I always have a great time there. The service staff work hard. The owners have done lots for the betterment of all things,

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Waterside Bored Walk”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Too bad Woodbridge hasn't been able to get it together on the Boardwalk idea as there would be a great opportunity to do just so from Occoquan all the way to Belmont Bay if a couple more resto/Tiki Bars were allowed to open along a walking path. Electric Palm does its' best given its' very off the beat location. Fun for local boaters.

Visited June 2013
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Horribly slow service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We were seated upstairs inside the restaurant. It was painful how slow the service was.The soups were colder then the salad,and sending items back took twice as long to return.The drinks were hardly refilled ,unless you literally flagged down or ask another waitress to find yours.The food was mediocre at best,and didnt warrant the higher prices.I would not return and find someplace else to patronize.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Hit the spot!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Traveling through Virginia to Williamsburg, we found this place for a late lunch. We had prompt, friendly service and very good food. Reuben, fish sandwich and BBQ pulled pork were all very tasty. The BBQ had a smoky flavor. Desserts were "share with another" size. Enjoyed our visit there!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia, PA
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34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“Biker bar, boaters lunch place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

We stopped at the Electric Palm for a quick lunch while enroute on 95. We sort of stumbled upon it and decided it would work for a quick lunch.
As others have described, the main draw of this place is that it is on the water, right at a boat marina, so it draws a lot of boating patrons. We chose to sit upstairs because it had a better view and was (supposed to be) non smoking. This place seems like it has a bit of an identity crisis, as it is obviously a "dive bar", but then has a fancy-ish indoor dining area. But the menu is more bar food, with burgers and such.
Service was a bit on the slow side, and when our food finally showed up, my sweet potato fries and my husbands onion rings were cold. My husband also ordered the fried egg on his sandwich and it was overcooked. The waitress did bring us replacement fries and rings, but I was almost done with my sandwich when they came.
I was also surprised that people on the upstairs patio were smoking, and there were even ashtrays on the table with signs posted everywhere that it was the non smoking session. I even heard a patron ask a server if it was ok to smoke and she said it was fine, that the non smoking signs were just there because they were required! We asked him to put out his cigarette while we ate and he kindly complied.
The downstairs area was the biker bar section and was much rowdier than upstairs. That is not the family section.
So overall, this place is just ok in my opinion. Better than McD for a lunch on the road, but not a spot I would seek out if I lived in the area.

Visited June 2013
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