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Menu

LUNCH MENU
Appetizers
All Lump Crabcake
With seasonal relish and mustard drizzle
Steamed PEI Mussels (GF)
With citrus cream and fresh basil
$10.00
Bacon-Wrapped Scallops
With a maple-soy glaze and fried onion straws
$16.00
Fried Calamari
Fresh from the Gulf of Maine, hand-battered and served with a spicy chili mayonnaise
$13.00
Shrimp & Blue Crab Fritters
With Sriracha aioli
$12.00
Peel & Eat Shrimp (GF)
Half a pound, spiced and steamed
$14.00
Oyster Half Shell* (GF)
Six prime raw oyster
$13.00
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail (GF)
With our homemade cocktail sauce
$13.00
Tuna-Stuffed Avocado*
Avocado half stuffed with certified sustainable line-caught tuna poke, pineapple, mango and cilantro
$11.00
BRUNCH MENU
Saturday & Sunday 11am-4pm
Appetizers
Oysters Half Shell* (GF)
Six prime raw oysters
$13.00
Miso Tuna
Certified sustainable line-caught tuna served over an Asian-style slaw with a miso glaze
$12.00
Traditional Shrimp Cocktail (GF)
Jumbo shrimp with our housemade cocktail sauce
$13.00
All Lump Crabcake
With seasonal relish and mustard drizzle
$16.00
Steamed PEI Mussels
With citrus cream and fresh basil
$10.00
Fried Calamari
With spicy chili mayonnaise
$13.00
Shrimp & Blue Crab Fritters
With Sriracha aioli
$12.00
Bacon-Wrapped Scallops
With a maple-soy glaze and crispy fried onion straws
$16.00
DINNER MENU
Appetizers
Oysters Half Shell* (GF)
Six prime raw oysters
$13.00
Miso Tuna
Certified sustainable line-caught tuna served over an Asian-style slaw with a miso glaze
$12.00
Tuna-Stuffed Avocado
Avocado half stuffed with certified sustainable line-caught tuna poke, pineapple, mango, and cilantro
$11.00
Classic Shrimp Cocktail (GF)
Jumbo shrimp in a homemade cocktail sauce
$13.00
All Lump Crabcake
A must-try. With seasonal relish and mustard drizzle
$16.00
Steamed PEI Mussels (GF)
With citrus cream and fresh basil
$10.00
Shrimp & Blue Crab Fritters
With Sriracha aioli
$12.00
Baked Oysters
With herb butter, bacon, and permesan bread crumbs
$15.00
Fried Calamari
Fresh from the Gulf of Maine, hand-battered and served with spicy chili mayonnaise
$13.00
DESSERTS
White Chocolate Raspberry Bread Pudding
With a berry coulis and chantilly cream
$6.95
Coffee and Brandy Creme Brulee
Rich custard with a crisp sugar topping and chantilly cream
$6.95
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
Topped with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with chocolate ganache.
$7.95
Key Lime Chess Pie
Our twist on a traditional Southern favorite with a drizzle of berry coulis.
$6.95
Coconut Custard Oatmeal Pie
Drizzled with caramel sauce and topped with cinnamon whipped cream.
$6.95
Traditional New York Cheesecake
With fresh strawberry-Grand Marnier sauce
$7.95
LUNCH PARTY MENUS
Option A
The following items are served with a house salad in our homemade garlic mustard dressing.
Choice of the following entrees:
GULF SHRIMP WITH GARLIC BUTTER
Sauteed with garlic, crushed red pepper, and lemon served over linguini
SHRIMP-SCALLOP AU GRATIN
Baked in cream and topped with Parmesan & Gruyère cheese
SAUTEED CHICKEN PICCATA
With lemon, parsley and capers served with saffron rice
GRILLED FILET
With a cracked black peppercorn and mushroom sauce served with French fries
Dessert
WHITE CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY BREAD PUDDING
With Chantilly Cream.
COFFEE
Taxes and gratuity not included No room charge
$27.00
Option B
The following items are served with a house salad in our homemade garlic mustard dressing.
DINNER PARTY MENU
Option A
Appetizers
Choice of the following
SHE CRAB SOUP
Our House Specialty.
HOUSE SALAD
With Garlic Mustard Dressing.
Entrees
Choice of the following, all served with mashed potatoes and vegetable of the day:
ALL LUMP CRAB CAKES
Our Specialty Since 1971
HORSERADISH CRUSTED MAINE SALMON
With our honey citrus beurre blanc
CASHEW CRUSTED CHICKEN
With shiitake mushrooms, sauteed spinach, and a ginger-soy beurre blanc
GRILLED FILET MIGNON
6 oz. black angus steak with a cracked black peppercorn and mushroom
Dessert
WINE LIST
WHITE WINE
Sparkling & Champagne
Maschio Prosecco Brut 187ML
Glass $9.00
Ruffino Prosecco
Glass $10.00
Bottle $39.00
Campo Viejo Gran Cava Brut Rose
Glass $9.00
Bottle $35.00
Anna de CordorniuReserva Brut (Blanc de Blanc)
Bottle $40.00
Rose
Noble Vines, 515 Vine Select (’17 Monterey, CA)
Glass $10.00
Bottle $39.00
Charles Smith,Band of Roses (‘17WA)
Glass $10.00
Bottle $39.00
White Varietals
HAPPY HOUR
Sunday-Thursday 4-7pm
Small Plates
OYSTERS ON THE HALF SHELL
With lemon, cocktail sauce, and mignonette.
each $1.25
FRESH TACOS
Grilled Flour tortillas stuffed with your choice of blackened Mahi, fried shrimp, grilled chicken, or marinated steak, topped with pico de gallo, avocado, lettuce, and Sriracha sauce. One Taco $5.50, Two Tacos $9.95, Three Tacos $14.50
SOUTHERN-FRIED CALAMARI
With our spicy chili mayo
$8.00
ANGUS BEEF SLIDERS
Two juicy sliders with fries onions, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and garlic mayo on mini brioche buns with potato skins and horseradish cream.
$8.00
BLACKENED CHICKEN QUESADILLA
Stuffed with cheese and sauteed spinach and served with guacamole, pico de gallo, and sour cream
$7.00
SWEET ‘N’ SPICY SHRIMP
Fried popcorn shrimp tossed in our homemade sauce
$7.00
LOADED POTATO SKINS
With cheddar cheese, bacon, and sour cream
$5.00
Drinks
DRAFT
Wharf Special Ale – Stella Artois Pale Lager – Sam Adams Seasonal – Port City Optimal Wit
$5.00
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

Don’t miss out on this gem!!! The crab cake and lobster roll were out of this world good! I had a crab cake here...the first of many (nearly one at every lunch or dinner) and this was by far the BEST!!! If you like crab...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020

Three of us went to The Wharf on a recent Monday. I had the flounder stuffed with crab meat. As someone who grew up catching flounder in Chincoteague and running trot lines on the Chesapeake Bay, this was a must have. It was excellent and...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 13, 2020 via mobile

The baked oysters and all lump crab cakes were excellent. These were well prepared and well served. The bread and butter were plain (much like that from Whole Foods or Publix and the first round of bread was cool). Cheesecake was also plain with a...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 13, 2020

There is nothing fancy about the food served here. However, it is very well prepared and my wife and I would not hesitate to eat here again. If you are looking for fancy, go elsewhere, but for seafood typical of the DC, MD and Va...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 4, 2020

Great seafood, excellent service in a comfortable traditional setting. The pricing is reasonable, especially for the quality.

Date of visit: February 2020
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MeghanS931, Marketing at The Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2020

Thanks so much for dining with us and for sharing your review! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed January 30, 2020 via mobile

Great food! I cannot even begin to say what I favorite food item was because our table to 4 was sharing with each other and it was all amazing. It was a Saturday night and we had to reservation but they sat us upstairs right...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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MeghanS931, Marketing at The Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2020

I can't tell you how happy this makes us, Ashley! Thank you so much for joining us, we're already looking forward to "one day"!

Reviewed January 26, 2020

This is one of the best pure seafood restaurants in the region. I had the stuffed flounder and my wife had the crab cakes. Both were perfect. Perfect. If you really like traditional seafood, this is the place. Don’t come for noodles or burgers or...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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MeghanS931, Marketing at The Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2020

Reviews like this are exactly why we love doing what we do Lawrence. So glad you and your wife got a change to enjoy a night out with us, and I hope we can make it a regular occurrence!

Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

Great food, staff and atmosphere, we had a great dinner and celebrated New Year’s Eve with style🎉strongly recommend it!

Date of visit: December 2019
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MeghanS931, Marketing at The Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2020

Best spot on King Street for the NYE fireworks!! Thanks for celebrating with us, Ethel. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed January 20, 2020 via mobile

Lovely Old Town Alexandria. Very romantic and cozy with a nice bar. Reminded me of being on an old whaling ship. We sat by the windows and it was quiet. Nice unique drink selections and a nice selection of well prepared seafood dishes. Our fish...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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MeghanS931, Marketing at The Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2020

Thanks for paying us a visit while you were in town! So happy with could send you home with some fantastic seafood and fond memories. If you find your way around here again please stop by!

Reviewed January 1, 2020

I had seen on Trip Advisor that this was one of the top seafood resturants in Alexandria. Then the Springfield Suites gave us a list of resturants near by and it was on that list also with the address. Not hard to find but come...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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MeghanS931, Marketing at The Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2020

Thank you so much for such a kind review, Angelique! Great food served with friendly faces are what we strive to provide. If you're ever back in the area don't be shy, we'd love to see you again!

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Parking is available in nearby parking garages for a fee.
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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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