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“Seafood Production House” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chart House Restaurant

Chart House Restaurant
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Ranked #11 of 748 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Old Town
Cross street: Union Street
Transit: King Street Metro Station
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
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“Seafood Production House”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

Giant, cavernous, production line Seafood chain. If you're a family on vacation and the whole bunch likes seafood, then this place is OK. I can't say I've ever had a bad meal there. The food quality is good, the service is OK, the prices aren't too bad (you are on the waterfront in Old Town, after all).

It's just not really that memorable of a place and there are so many really good restaurants in Old Town. I wouldn't NOT eat there - it's really OK - but it's never near the top of my list of places in Old Town.

Visited August 2012
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Napa, California
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33 reviews
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“Great Happy hour!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

When in Alexandria, we always do the Happy Hour at the Chart House. Great food and drinks, at very reasonable prices. Get there at sunset, as the views are wonderful!

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Rochester, New York
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“If you just don't want to take a chance....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

Stayed an overnight in Old Town at the Embassy Suites the weekend after Valentines Day and needed somewhere to eat on a Saturday Night. Just didn't want to take a chance with some of the local bars/restaurants and was glad to find the Chart House. Didn't have a reservation and despite the weather being really cold, they were booked solid. Like some other reviewers said though, we went to the bar and had a drink and kept an eye on the tables until one opened up and sat down and ate in the bar area. Wasn't as nice as the restaurant (crowded and loud) but same great service and food. If you are looking for a classy place, great views, solid food and great service this is a safe bet and I've never been disappointed. My wife had Mahi and I had the Coconut Shrimp and both were great...Mahi a little better I'd say. Then we shared a Mud Pie for dessert which never fails to satisfy! This would be a great place when the weather is nice but I'd highly suggest you make a reservation if you want a seat.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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55 reviews
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“Seafood Lovers Beware!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great location for dinner, lunch or just cocktails. If you love seafood you MUST try this restaurant plus the view is great in the Spring or summer, try sitting outside.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Best waterfront restaurant in Old Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

It has the best seafood, you can get seats at the bar if you have no reservations, otherwise you will wait for at least 45 minutes. Has water view from all seats, but try to get seats at the corner tower! It is worth to visit the place!

Visited September 2012
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