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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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Valrico, Florida, United States
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had unfortunately eaten already when we showed up at this Waterfront establishment. We had a couple of drinks at the bar.. And it was awesome and everyone was very friendly. The location is superb as it is right literally on the water. Great views of the Potomac. Upon our next visit we will make this a stop for dinner... More 

Thank Ellen C
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's kind of a stretch to give Tim's 3 stars. The service is usually slow. They're often out of certain items or have a malfunction in the kitchen. Can sometimes get really smelly. The only decent food is fried, and even then it isn't memorable. Oh, and everything is overpriced. If you go for just the beer and the boating,... More 

Thank 300kristinew
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

by rail by road or by boat, it is a true gem! especially for the food, and the service, and the spot, and the live music! everything made it a real culinary experience. here you will enjoy it because they care and they know how to genuinely please diners. cheers!

Thank Vita A
Falls Church, Virginia
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

I want to rate this higher because the meal we had was so pleasant. It was a beautiful day and sitting on a dock next to the water with some nice live music playing is a great way to enjoy lunch. The food was good, but not great. We had a pound of the spiced shrimp. They were cooked well,... More 

Thank VNovaCat
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203 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Well, I have found treasures in many unusual spots, but this one may have topped them all. Thru the development, over the hill thru the woods, and over the tracks to the river we go. Amazing view, really good menu selections, and one very interesting server, made this a very worthwhile stop. All the food was prepared extremely well. Bacon... More 

Thank A44Chief
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Relaxed casual outdoor seafood dining. Waiter was very attentive and friendly. Crab cakes dinner was very good. Two very large crab cakes with lots of crabmeat and my husband had soft shell crabs which were also good. It is a bit hard to find this restaurant. It is located thru a residential development with two large stone pillars "Potomac ..."... More 

Thank Jcorral
Ashburn, Virginia
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107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Was part of a group here today. Appears management did not plan for our arrival. But, the meals were really good. The fish tacos, fish, hush puppies, baked beans were all great. Food a little pricey, and portions small. Enjoyed my meal. Staff here worked hard today.

Thank Gamma I
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere is great, love the come as you are feel. However... if you want a drink from the bar good luck you better a regular because thats the only ones they want to serve if not your going to wait. I waited close to 30 minutes to watch the young lady pour a splash of rum and fill the rest... More 

Thank Robbie R
Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We visited on a Sunday night during their annual Labor Day Waterstock. The place was mobbed. High energy. Good bands. Lots of people. It wasn't the time for a quiet dinner, but even so, it was a fun environment. They ran out of crabs just before we ordered (no problem, they were crazy busy) and the waiter suggested a return... More 

Thank Marshall S
Alexandria, Virginia
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112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Sometimes the drive to the shore is just not worth the squeeze! When you are in the mood for Blue Crabs and Seafood, take a cruise to Dumfries, off the beaten path to a honkey tonk on the Potomac Shores! You can be rewarded with some of the best crabs in less time than it takes you to traverse the... More 

Thank Karen B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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, Kids, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?