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“Awesome Seafood” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wharf Restaurant

Wharf Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 735 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, 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.
Green Cove Springs, Florida
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Awesome Seafood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

Took my wife and son to lunch at The Wharf two days ago. Sat outside on the sidewalk under an umbrella. Perfect day and awesome food. Mahi Mahi special was superb as was the two other entrees at our table. Pleasant waiter and great experience. Many restaurants to chose from in this town but this one is worth the visit.

  • Visited August 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“GREAT Seafood in Old Town Alexandria VA”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

Four of us in town for business wanted a nice sit down seafood restaurant - THE WHARF was just the ticket! Oysters, Crab, Lobster and Filet - we enjoyed MANY items from the menu and enjoyed them all! Nice wine by the glass options (the Carmenere was great!) and we had a coupon from the hotel for a free dessert (Berry Creme Brulee) was a nice added comp! Marie provided great service - overall a VERY GOOD dining experience!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Worth that extra mile to visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

We visited based on other reviews and were not disappointed. Excellent service in busy place, food was really good and the wine list very reasonably priced and great quality. Crab superb of course but varied enough menu for all of us to be happy. Never likely to return as we're just visiting DC and that's done now, but would love that restaurant here in London!

Visited August 2013
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Houston, Texas
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“fabulous crab, awesome lobster mashed potatoes,great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

we had a party of 15. Our food was wonderful...everything with crab was outstanding. They had lobster mashed potatoes that were delicious.. Great Service. Small place but wonderful. right across the street is a frozen custard place that had the best lemon custard I have ever had. no dislikes.

Visited July 2013
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La Grange, Illinois
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Believe the Reviews!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stumbled upon The Wharf walking through Old Town last year and sat outside to sample the claim of best crab cakes. The crab cakes were terrific! We returned to Alexandria and The Wharf this summer for a birthday meal; crab cakes, fish, calamari, all wonderful. The wine list is reasonably priced with interesting choices. Pedro the manager was very helpful discussing booking The Wharf for a family event.

  • Visited July 2013
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