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The Wharf

119 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
+1 703-836-2836
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (24 reviews)
“crab cakes” (169 reviews)
“seafood” (163 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
119 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Another great last minute reservation with meal at a fine northern Virginia restaurant. I indulge in there excellent surf & turf special of crab cake & steak. EXCELLENT!

Thank O2654FJmiket
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you want Blue Claws either cooked or not and Local Shrimp (US) this is it. Park in Garage. Nice safe waterfront location. Has Fire pits on Avenue.

Thank DC1Fitz
Reviewed 1 week ago

I though this restaurant was very good. The service was excellent and the water glasses were never empty. I totally enjoyed the Shrimp Scampi with pasta. You could actually taste the real garlic sauce. My wife had the Jumbo Crab Cakes. Never saw such large...More

Thank TBRD113
Reviewed 1 week ago

All four of us agreed that our food was very good. One steak, one Crab Cakes and two Stuffed Flounder, so we had a bit of a variety. The crab cake was especially good and the flounder was a generous portion and stuffed with an...More

Thank NJTravelBoy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been visiting the DC /Va area for years and I heard about this restaurant for years. It was worth the decades I waited to eat there. The atmosphere was great for the visit and the location in Old Alexandria was great. Our waitress...More

Thank stevensonm422
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked out after drinks. Waiter was obnoxious. Bad vibe. Took everyones drink order but mine. I was looking down at menu trying to decide wine he left and I guess I was not quick enough. (We were there celebrating my 50th so that was...More

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I expected to be blown away and was not impressed. Waiter was nice however the initial response time was slow. Our salmon order was for medium well and came out medium rare, crab cake bottom was over cooked . Other food and dessert just average,...More

Thank Mdjohnson0819
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was a VERY nice restaurant. Crab Cakes were the best I ever had. Our waitress was very nice. Highly recommend.

Thank Honeyb1732
Reviewed October 8, 2018

4 adults, Sunday afternoon. 3 diners had all lump crabcake, 1 diner the steak benedict. All 3 who had the crabcake were disappointed in the quality & size of their meals. Would not recommend. Steak benedictine diner was mostly happy with the meal. 3 diners...More

Thank ianofwales
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

We did a day trip Monday to Old Towne and choose to eat here for a late lunch. We both shared a bowl of She Crab soup which was Amazing! My wife ordered the Crab Cake Sandwich with a side of potato salad and I...More

Thank Robertoisfun
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October 20, 2017|
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Response from 1Michelle | Reviewed this property |
Sorry,not sure. But many restaurants there do!
Linda H
May 5, 2017|
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Response from Linda M | Reviewed this property |
Parking is available in nearby parking garages for a fee.
Linda H
May 4, 2017|
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Response from Ron M | Reviewed this property |
You would need to call ahead for a group that large. As for timing 30 in DC is cutting it close too many things are going on and it's bound to delay your trip. There is no parking at the restaurant, but there is street... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
  • Public Transportation: Free trolley from Metro stop to the Wharf and transit stop 1 block from restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-836-2836
  • E-mail
The Wharf is the perfect dining experience for those seeking an authentic taste of Old Town Alexandria's historical roots with its amazing seafood specialties.
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