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“Good food and waiters, bad hostess” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wharf Restaurant

Wharf Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 733 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Old Town
Transit: Free trolley from Metro stop to the Wharf and transit stop 1 block from restaurant.
Description: History has been written inside the walls of the Wharf, with its 1790's style architecture featuring original wood columns and beams that are charred black from a Civil War fire. Since 1971, satisfied diners have been heading to The Wharf in Old Town for whole Maine lobster, local soft shell crabs and prime steaks and chops. The restaurant has recently been renovated and remodeled and the menu updated to include many contemporary seafood items along with their traditional Chesapeake Bay creations. Our 2nd floor Dining Room is perfect for Banquets and Private Parties. Can seat up to 60 people.
1 review
“Good food and waiters, bad hostess”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

I went to The Wharf Monday to dinner, the food was great, delicious scallops wrapped in bacon and a couple good wines. Our server despite is young was very attentive and helpful. that night I guess it was busy cause our food took 30 minutes after the appetizer, it was delicious and enjoyable. the unique things made us uncomfortable was the hostess, this gentleman showed us RUDE attitude after we were waiting 15 minutes for a table, we think he need learn some more about costumers serves and being polite to people.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cinthia89
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NYC northern suburbs, NY
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126 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Good catch in Old Town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

We managed to snag an online reservation for Friday night during Cherry Blossom Festival time the first weekend of April. Old Town was crowded!!! We were delayed waiting for the trolley to take us down to the Wharf so we just called and they moved our reservation. We still arrived 5 minutes late, but they seated us right away, while the line snaked out the door into the cold. We had great service (thanks, Miguel) and nice salads (house and the arugala, radicchio & pecan). I enjoyed the crab cakes and my husband had the Triple Norfolk Combo, followed by a deadly chocolate torte - yum! A worthwhile choice in Old Town.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank themice
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Carmel, Indiana
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“late dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Staff was knowledgeable and friendly...lump meat crab cakes were outstanding...seafood chowder was best I've had

Visited April 2013
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Thank mark k
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Pennellville, New York
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226 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Great for lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

Went here on Tuesday for lunch. Our server, Gerard, was excellent. The atmosphere was cozy. The seafood was great. The raw oysters were very fresh and the flounder stuffed with crabmeat was out of this world. I really liked the lemon sauce. I would eat here again.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank verybigv
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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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352 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“Very Good Seafood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

Enjoyed the location, decor, food. A little problem arose when we thought the server said lobster was $20/pound and so I said "then a one and 1/2 lobster would be around $30, right?" and the server agreed. In fact, the lobster was $28 per pound. Oh well... Otherwise, a perfect evening.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BBBBTravel
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