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“Average Crab Cakes”

Wilkerson's Seafood Restaurant
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Scenic view
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Good for: Scenic view
Ottawa, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Average Crab Cakes”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

I dined at Wilkerson's the week of July 8 with two of my sisters while visiting relatives in Colonial Beach. I have had some excellent crab cakes from various restaurants both in Canada and the United States. I was quite disappointed with these crab cakes. They were very average in taste. Our meal included one trip to the salad bar. It was a very sad looking salad bar to say the least. The service was good, possibly because we were the only patrons in the restaurant. In summary, I would not recommend this restaurant. My meal was definitely overpriced for what I received.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Colonial Beach, Virginia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Pricy”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Survives mostly on past glories. Food is mediocre and overpriced for what you get, but the service is adequate, view is spectacular, ambiance pleasant. Good place for conversation.

Visited July 2013
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Washington DC
Level 6 Contributor
433 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
“Good food, good views!”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Wilkerson's is a large restaurant just outside downtown Colonial Beach. The owners wisely chose a simple, clean look with large windows on three sides so diners have a nice view and plenty of natural light during the day and evening. We stopped here for lunch on our way to Colonial Beach and were not disappointed. Our waitress brought a basket filled with freshly made hush puppies which almost, but not quite, filled us up. Luckily we saved room for the crab cake sandwich which comes with your choice of sides. The sandwich itself is just crab--all crab, no fillers--on a simple roll. Our sides (fries and onion rings) were freshly prepared and very good. Views out over the water are relaxing. Service (at around 2:00 in the afternoon) was not rushed. I got the feeling that no one rushes anyone here. Must be the effect of those water views. We chose Wilkerson's because we have underestimated how long it would take us to get to Colonial Beach and we were really hungry. I saw the sign and said, "let's stop here." Glad we did.

  • Visited July 2013
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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
1,971 reviews
663 restaurant reviews
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“Large casual seafood place with great views”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

This was a nice find on our trip. Great views of the Potomac, tasty food and very good service. All platters come with one trip to a good salad bar (which even had pickeled watermelon rinds) and one side--we had a large baked potato. A basket of hush puppies were brought with the meal. Fried oysters for $20 and a crab cake for $13 were very good platters. A good, filling meal in a friendly place.

  • Visited June 2013
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Archdale, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great view, great food”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Typical shore menu, prepared really well. Hushpuppies are hot and wonderful. Crab cakes are terrific, well-seasoned and lightly fried. Sides are filling and overall satisfying. Dessert was unexpected: frozen key lime pie that was superb!

Visited May 2013
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