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Wharf Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Old Town
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119 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a nice dinner here. Good salmon. Nice wine selection. The lump crab cakes are good, but not great, and are overpriced. Only one comes with an appetizer order. Overall good, not great.

Thank Petethekid
Mooloolaba, Australia
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I dined here with friends who recommended this restaurant for seafood. We were not disappointed and enjoyed an excellent meal. One starter of soft shell mussels to share was more than adequate. The area abounds with good places to eat but if in the area it's well worth a visit

Thank Geoff M
Marco Island, Florida
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My children love lunch here. It was perfect because we got there at 330, and we still were able to order lunch instead if a heavy dinner

Thank Ann H
Houston, Texas
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a dinner with a friend while attending a workshop in Alexandria. While waiting for the dinner, they brought some French bread which was hard through and through, not good. I had scallops and they were cooked perfect. Friend had cat fish and was busy picking out the bones from the fillet. He wasn't too happy. I didn't see... More 

Thank suepark268
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't have reservations but were promptly seated on a Friday night. The she crab soup is amazing. We had crap cakes steak and salmon and all were delicious. For some reason our server brought us the white chocolate raspberry bread pudding which we loved.

Thank Danielle D
Mahwah, New Jersey
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218 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had to have the special eggs Benedict with crab cakes. It was totally decadent and completely fabulous. My husband had the crab sandwich which was equally good but not as decadent. Nice local brews. Not cheap, but good location for people watching.

Thank cruising_kitty_57
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a great meal at the Wharf Restaurant. Make a reservation...weekends get busy. Fish sampler dish was good...ample lobster, crab, and shrimp. Wine selection...especially whites was good. Our server was pleasant and responsive.

Thank G8rLady
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323 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best features of this restaurant are the central location in Old Alexandria and the attentive staff. The food is really a 2 at best, considering the high price. Our group of 6 enjoyed a leisurely dinner, treated like royalty by the servers. Not rushed, water refills, frequent but gracious check-ins. We started with a round of cocktails while waiting... More 

Thank Springtraveler06
Batavia, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're in a hurry, eat at The Wharf. If my daughter had not ordered a second drink, we would have been done in less than 45 minutes. We sat down and checked out the drink menu. We ordered a round of drinks and could have ordered our meal at the same time but fortunately were not ready. When the... More 

3 Thank 209arthurg
Alexandria, Virginia
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a nice dinner with cocktails. The crab cakes were very tasty and the fish special was cooked just right and well flavored. We were so full we had to pass on dessert!

1 Thank MPWAnnapolisW

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 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: 703-836-2836

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?