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“Its closed” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Waters Edge on the Occoquan

Waters Edge on the Occoquan
13188 Marina Way, Woodbridge, VA 22191
+1 703-494-5000
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Ranked #133 of 234 restaurants in Woodbridge
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: This Restaurant is CLOSED. Coming in Spring 2014 is The Landing Restaurant and Waterfront Bar. Follow us on Facebook, or google us!
Lorton, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Its closed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

To many bad experiences! This place could be a diamond in the rough.... its just rough now though.. . Was once a bustling place for boaters and local followings, seems to have gone astray along the way and out the channel and down the Potomac River . It would be really great if they allowcated more slip docking for boats stopping in and out for drinks and or dinner. Has sooo much potential but , FAIL!! Hope someone can take it over and get it together.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“slow service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

they were slow it took 2.5 hours to get food and they called ahead to make sure they could feed 30 people and said they could and some people did not get to eat dont go there and the bartender was nasty to the bus driver

Visited January 2013
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Nice Place to party”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

They have good music and decent food. Its been a while since I went and wrote this review. But its a nice place to go for a Fri or Sat night. They used to have comedians there...but that was old management.

Visited May 2012
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Woodbridge
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“Just to clear up a few things”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

I've been reading the reviews about Waters Edge and just wanted to make a note about some of the recent negative comments:

They are no longer adding gratuity to every check. The new policy is that an 18% gratuity will be added to parties of 8 or more and only if they are not separate checks.

Just so everyone knows, if gratuity is added you have the right to decline it. No establishment can legally force a patron to pay gratuity.

The place is under new management and they are trying to fix the issues. It isn't going to change overnight but they are definitely making an effort.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Nice views, bar atmosphere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We wanted seafood near Lorton so we tried Waters Edge. Located on the river next to a cement plant, we didn't expect nice views, but the fall foliage view was great out on the open deck. The atmosphere is more like a huge bar than a restaurant, but it wasn't too noisy at 6:15 on Friday night, though more smokey than we would have preferred with our small grandchildren.

We started with a delicious calamari appetizer. Our party had catfish plates and the $16.95 all you can eat crab specials. The crabs were flavorful and delicious, but served with no sides. My husband and son had the catfish and did not like the thick runny pieces they were served, but did enjoy their onion rings. They prefer the thinner, crispier, Southern style catfish. We were able to get a second helping of crabs, but as we were checking out shortly after 7PM the waitress said they had run out of crab, so ask before you order.

We may visit again, but would only do so without small children for lunch or early evening as it seems that the volume of the music definitely increased at 7PM. They only have 3 high chairs and 2 had broken lap belts. We also did not care for the wine, beer and drinks being served in solo cups. The parking lot does not have a lot of light after dark so be observant when you park.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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