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Tim's Rivershore Restaurant and Crabhouse

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1510 Cherry Hill Rd, Dumfries, VA 22026-2939
+1 703-441-1375
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
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“crab” (25 reviews)
“seafood” (41 reviews)
“cod” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1510 Cherry Hill Rd, Dumfries, VA 22026-2939
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came there for lunch with my husband. Snow crab legs were very delicious. The crab house is right on the Potomac river, so you can ride your boat there. You will definitely enjoy it! 🦀 🦀

Thank Katya K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's on the river. It's right next to the railroad tracks (75 feet). If you go on a Fri-Sun by land parking is tight. By boat they shuttle you in once you anchor up. Plenty of outdoor seating and outdoor bar. If your taking out...More

Thank mikesxpress
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

BIG soft shell crabs. I'm salt sensitive and the food was a little salty for me. I would return. The appetizers were good except for the Crab Dip didn't have much crab flavor. If you like soft shells definitely try Tim's

Thank tomrealest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Getting to this establishment is easier if you do so from a boat on the polluted Potomac River. Getting there by road will cause you to drive on the rocks that neighbor an active and very busy rail track. By the way, on this day...More

Thank J C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is on the river shore that's for sure, it's also almost on the railroad tracks too!! So, that's the ambience, which, as there was a nice breeze blowing from the water (at least most of the time from that direction, thankfully!). We were seated...More

Thank sandyb9461
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife took me here as a surprise (I had a very bad day at work) and I loved it! Take your time and relax because the crowds are big and the wait is long. Get some beer and have fun. The food is good...More

Thank Clark G
Reviewed July 11, 2017

On the water so it was boat accessible, great outdoor and indoor eating space, staff was great, crabs were ”More Please" good, have full menu which some in our party selected. But the crabs were the great favorite, I had the all you can eat...yummy....More

Thank vivianl969
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Seafood was average... I'm certain that the crabs were great! The server was very friendly, there was a slight delay in the kitchen. I would not recommend the clam casino appetizer (very chewy)... but the raw oysters were very good... as well as the portion...More

Thank gkhicks
Reviewed July 9, 2017

If you like seafood, this is the place for you. Right on the water great setting. Large menu, everything that we tried was very good. Try the Hardshell Crabs very good and the price was less that expected. enjoyed our dinning experience the staff took...More

Thank nanook2016
Reviewed July 2, 2017

Went there for Father's day after a hike in the forest. We were told it would be about an hour wait and we sat down in the shaded area behind the host station. Tim actually brought us some crab claws to munch on, which had...More

Thank Bryan N
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Questions & Answers
November 6, 2015|
Response from Martha H | Reviewed this property |
Tim's specialty is blue crabs (swimmer crabs). I'm not sure if they have snow crabs that are from far northern waters.
Alison D
June 4, 2015|
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Response from Debpsi | Reviewed this property |
I've seen pups on boats and the docks. I don't know if they are allowed onto the restaurant property or not. I don't recall seeing signs. You might want to give them a quick call. Sorry I can't be of more help.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1510 Cherry Hill Rd, Dumfries, VA 22026-2939
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Prince William County  >  Dumfries
  • Phone Number: +1 703-441-1375
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