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Cock and Bowl

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302 Poplar Aly, Occoquan, VA 22125-7748
+1 703-494-1180
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Off the beaten path in Old town occaquan but worth the stop. They are well known for their mussels and waffles. They have a great selection of Belgianand international beers. I believe they have some outdoor seating in the warmer months which I always love. The place is cramped and the tables are tight. It can be hard to get... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat outside on the cute lit patio and had great drinks! The waiters were nice and the atmosphere was great.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

We've been here twice-once for a meal and another time just for a beer on the patio. The restaurant is a little historic house and it's just adorable. Both times the service was good and prompt. We appreciate their eclectic beer selection. Our favorite part is sitting out on the patio by the fire pit, enjoying a tasty craft beer.

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Ansbach, Germany
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017

We were so pleased to find the Cock and Bowl, a Belgian restaurant in Occoquan. They have one of the best beer menus in NoVA and if you go when the weather is warm there is a nice little place to sit and drink while you fill yourself full of their delicious fries (pommes). Occasionally there are people that will... More 

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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Get it - that was a pun. This place has everything...but doesn't quite deliver the knockout punch it should. The mussels were good - not great... The beer selection was wide...but they were out of much of the seasonal options. The atmosphere was quaint (upstairs) and strange (downstairs). It felt like it could have been so much more. And...all things... More 

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Thank Graeme S
Northern Virginia, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

If you get recommendations for restaurants in the town of Occoquan, you'll invariably hear two restaurants repeated: Secret Garden Cafe and Cock and Bowl. Having enjoyed the former, I wanted to try the latter, and found just the occasion when my husband and I returned from vacation two days after Christmas with an empty refrigerator. I called ahead of time... More 

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Thank M H
Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch . It is a small quaint place tucked away in town . As stated it is a bit pricey but not much over average in the immediate area . We ordered a charcuterie board , pate maison ( chicken liver pâté ) for appetizers and both were excellent . I ordered the Provençal mussels ,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Bowl of mussels app with small loaf of crusty bread could be an entree. NY strip and shrimp (Surf n' Turf) with sauces most excellent. Good selection of Belgian beers as well.

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Thank Scott B
Coinjock, North Carolina
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

There were lots of mussels in the mussel bowl and the baguette was good, but the prices were high. The wine was mediocre, but the biggest concern was that what was listed on the menu bore little resemblance to what you get. I ordered mussels Provençal, with wine and tomato sauce, garlic, and black olives. What I got was a... More 

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Flanders, NJ
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

First time here, came on a recommendation from some friends. Well worth the trip, mussels were great and a nice big portion. Beer selection is extensive and something I am sure everyone will like. I was a nice day and we sat outside on the patio people watching. Also, good value for your money which is important. I would return... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $20
Cuisine
French
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 Poplar Aly, Occoquan, VA 22125-7748
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Prince William County  >  Occoquan
  • Phone Number: +1 703-494-1180
Description
You don't have to brave the airlines to visit an authentic little European neighborhood bistro. Come down to the quaint riverfront town of Occoquan for a little boutique shopping and finish up with a visit to our cozy bistro for a fine Belgian beer and a delicious meal. We are serving up always-fresh, always-homemade European bistro specialties, a selection of 60+ Belgian and Belgian-style beers we know you'll love, and a whole lotta coziness and welcome. Are they the freshest Prince Edward Island Blue Mussels and the crispy-creamiest fresh-cut Belgian Frites? You bet! Is there a beautiful street-side brick outdoor patio? Yep, we've got that, too. No fancy frills, just great beer, wine, and good, freshly prepared food. Oh! And we forgot to mention the delicious Non-GMO waffles. But you won't...see you soon! !

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