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Wharf Restaurant

119 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
+1 703-836-2836
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“crab cakes” (130 reviews)
“seafood” (128 reviews)
“scallops” (54 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
119 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
Neighborhood: Old Town
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The only plus about this place is the view. The food isn't good! So many better options in Old Town!

Thank Ashley O
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been visiting the Wharf Restaurant for many years and recently took some visitng relatives there for dinner. As usual, the meal was very, very good. Everyone was pleased with their appetizers and their entrees, the service was very prompt and the overall experience...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are looking for Great seafood this is the place to come. The atmosphere is nice service is great and food is always fresh. The only thing I don't like is that have recently removed their Snow Crab Leg Clusters and replaced them with...More

Thank MonicD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and service was excellent. Prices are mid range (13-16) for lunch and approximately $20 and up for dinner. A little pricey but worth it. They have a wide range of options on their lunch menu and giving heaping portions. Will definitely be back.

Thank beachnina2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nicely located on King St. Specialised in seafood. I had the shrimp starter with garlic butter, the Norfolk trio of shrimp, crab and lobster, and then the New York cheesecake, washed down with the house Chardonnay. All were very good, and the seafood particularly tasty....More

Thank Jon L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very friendly establishment the has outstanding food, with their She Crab soup as the best around. Great atmosphere and a friendly staff. Try it!

Thank NewBritainMan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived about 6:30 pm on a Monday night party of two without reservations. Was seated right away inside at a booth. The waitress was very pleasant and took our drink orders quickly. She came back five minutes later with the drinks as ordered and discuss...More

Thank HolidayInTheSun26
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has to be one of the loudest restaurants ever. But the service and food are good. We had crap imperial, Norfolk Seafood, surf and turf and loved every bite. The desserts were super-rich and in truth unnecessary b/c we had eaten so well earlier...More

Thank trackervienna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old historic building should be enough to get in here. But the food is simply divine! Service is five-star and they have a full bar that can do just about anything. The cioppino is fabulous! So are the baked oysters. So is the lobster...More

Thank Capt_Wyatt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On Thurs. Apr. 6, I showed up at noon at the Tallinn Old Town tourist information office for a free two-hour walking tour guided by a fluently English-speaking local teacher. It was one of the most interesting and informative two hours I have ever spent...More

Thank cbcaples
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Linda H
is parking available at restaurant; can we alter menu options; NEed one vegetarian plate and 1 lamb entree. Is that possible; what type of seating arrangement will a party now, 15, have.
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
Is parking available. approximately how far are you from Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution HAll 18th and D streets, N.W Washington, D.C D.C.. Our event is from 10:30-12:30pm. Can we make it to your restaurant if we leave at 1:30pm for a 2pm reservation.[ What type of seating arrangement do you have for a party of 13. Can we have a party menu or do we order off restaurant menu.
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
Denise E
Is there a bathroom on the second floor
April 4, 2017|
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Response from Ron M | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a bathroom on the second floor but not in the dining area.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $50
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
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
History has been written inside the walls of the Wharf, with its 1790's style architecture featuring original wood columns and beams that are charred black from a Civil War fire. Since 1971, satisfied diners have been heading to The Wharf in Old Town for whole Maine lobster, local soft shell crabs and prime steaks and chops. The restaurant has recently been renovated and remodeled and the menu updated to include many contemporary seafood items along with their traditional Chesapeake Bay creations. Our 2nd floor Dining Room is perfect for Banquets and Private Parties. Can seat up to 60 people.