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The Secret Garden Cafe

404 Mill St, Occoquan, VA 22125-7735
+1 703-494-2848
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
404 Mill St, Occoquan, VA 22125-7735
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A quaint restaurant in a quaint town. A bit crowded but the food and service make up for it. The dishes are plentiful with a variety of choices. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. No reservations but worth the wait.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dillism
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Strongly recommend using “Call Ahead” option, since it was very crowded, even on a nasty rainy Saturday at lunchtime, so patio was closed, but our party of 3 LOVED it. Will definitely go back again to try outdoor option.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank barcl27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is tucked behind a store on the main street in this small and quaint town. You must walk up an old, brick stairway between buildings to the entrance. During warm weather, dining is available on the patio under table umbrellas and canopies. Inside...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TruthfulCriticofFood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a nice lunch at the Secret Garden. Newly decorated and a peaceful atmosphere. Good was good as was the service. Will visit again soon.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Karen A
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Best Food in Occoquan!!!! GREAT Service a truly team approach. My water glass was never empty;) Fresh salads, hearty Sandwiches and great entrees. You are in for a REAL TREAT if you are lucky enough to score some of the homemade coconut pecan cake. Hint:...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jambigelow
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We were stuck in traffic on 95 going to Florida and needed a spot for lunch. We checked trip advisor and The Secret Garden Cafe came up so we quickly got off and were shocked at the neat little town of Occoquan. The houses reminded...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Arnieonthego
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

We had been wanting to visit this restaurant since Mother’s Day. Definitely worth the wait. Had a lovely outside sitting area with a fountain, and a roaring fireplace inside. Just lovely! The food and service were incredible! We definitely will visit again! Such a lovely...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank laycockmel
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food coupled with great service. In warm weather, the outdoor patio is a wonderful venue. Menu is relatively small, but there is usually something for most tastes.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Drew W
Reviewed October 9, 2018

I have been to this restaurant many times. The service has consistently been prompt, friendly and accurate. If the weather is nice, opt to eat outside on the covered patio. My husband had the Monte Cristo sandwich which is always very good and I had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank amyt121
Reviewed September 17, 2018

The cheese plate alone is reason to come here! It is one of the best you will find, great cheeses served with piquant relishes. After that, the other brunch choices are excellent, and generous. Service on a busy Sunday was good.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank saria732
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June 3, 2017|
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Response from Allie M | Reviewed this property |
No, but if you can get up there, it is worth it.
April 7, 2017|
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Response from Jim W | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely...you will have an outstanding meal and will consider this restaurant among your favorites.
November 3, 2016|
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Response from eileen645 | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps on one of the outdoor tiers. Call and ask!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 404 Mill St, Occoquan, VA 22125-7735
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Prince William County  >  Occoquan
  • Phone Number: +1 703-494-2848
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Family owned and operated. Est. 2013. Serving fresh, home-made cuisine and desserts from family recipes. Secluded outdoor seating while the weather permits and cozy indoor seating by a warm fire during the colder seasons.
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