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The Secret Garden Cafe

404 Mill St, Occoquan, VA 22125-7735
+1 703-494-2848
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
404 Mill St, Occoquan, VA 22125-7735
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an okay dinner here prior to an event at the Workhouse Arts Center. Some vegan options, but nothing particularly creative. Please add to the vegan menu.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us called ahead on an early Saturday evening. No reservations anymore so all you can do is call ahead. We got there at 530 and it was almost full. There were some folks waiting when we left after 7. We had ample street...More

1  Thank ivytravel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really like the food here. Apparently it's all home made but the selection is great. Food is hardy, and you can also get some healthy choices. It's really quaint to sit outside on a nice day.

2  Thank Benjamin K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the food is out of this world. the service is exceptional. the atmosphere is great for all occasions. Brunch is top notch and the management are super caring towards the customer.

1  Thank InstaFadster B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This well run and highly detailed cafe is truly a hidden treasure! I was caught in a traffic jam up on Route 95 and was so thrilled to find this most exceptional venue. Foodies feel free to unite at this gastronomic experience. The staff was...More

2  Thank Lori G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I do wish I had taken photos inside, as that's where we enjoyed lunch. It has a small bistro feel. I would note, just FYI, that there are two restrooms, both singles, and both unisex (we weren't wild about that). It was very clean, the...More

2  Thank EastCoastMember
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This surprising little place near the end of Main St. in Occoquan, VA has the best food and most efficient service team I’ve seen in the area. We’ve been to lunch several times, have tried several entrees and all are very good. Moderately priced. Excellent...More

3  Thank notawino
Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

Dinner with a business group. The beef medallions and pasta was so tasty! Highly recommended! The restaurant is located in a very quaint area and fits well with the local vibe.

2  Thank Mark A. S
Reviewed January 23, 2018

The restaurant is at 404 Mill Street, Occoquan, Virginia at one of the most quiet and beautiful little historic town on the Occoquan River in Northern Virginia. The restaurant is an indoor and outdoor garden restaurant. It is casual dining. We arrived there without reservations...More

Thank WaltOkon
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

We came in mid afternoon and enjoyed a great dinner with wonderful service. She had her regular, shrimp and grits and ate it all with hardly a word. That, in and of itself, should tell you it's delicious. In stead of thier awesome ribeye, I...More

1  Thank Boogsar
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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions
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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