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Wharf Restaurant

119 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
+1 703-836-2836
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab cakes” (143 reviews)
“seafood” (144 reviews)
“scallops” (58 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
119 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited the wharf restaurant for the first time while in Alexandria for the day. It was just great luck that we found it. I ordered a special Maine lobster roll, prepared slightly differently, and they were happy to accommodate. It was just perfect. Their...More

Thank jan w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got the lobster roll, the She Crab soup and the crab cake. All pretty tasty. The atmosphere was really nice and the all staff we interacted with including our waiter, of course, were super friendly and accommodating. Our waiter, who was French (forgot his...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Housed in an old whale house you can’t help feel comfortable as you walk in. The food is very good as is the service. We like seating at the bar some evenings and dine their. We go often and are always pleased.

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch with a friend. We started with the miso tuna, then both had the crab cake sandwich (no filler on homemade roll), she crab soup, and the waiter talked us into dessert. So glad he did! We had the key lime pie and...More

Thank Michele H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this place based on TripAdvisor reviews, and it was just not good. Drinks were weak (wife said pisco sour may have actually had no pisco at all), and the food was cold. The crabcake, which was supposed to be a big deal, was...More

Thank ChrisRaleigh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was as I remembered it on other visits. The fish was fresh and we enjoyed the side dishes and wine. The service was good and it was an enjoyable evening.

Thank Sherry F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a lot of menu options but just enough and good ones! A bit pricey but worth it! Better than Bugsby lol

Thank angela p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant because of the high rating on Tripadvisor. I ordered the crab cakes, which were ok although the vegetables had far too much garlic. My wife ordered the monkfish risotto, which was rather tasteless and floated in oil. The waiting staff seemed...More

Thank sergio513
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to the Wharf for 15 years as a local and even had my rehearsal dinner there, I always have recommended people to go there who ask me where to go in old town. Now, under new ownership it is the last...More

1  Thank suzdutton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always eat here when visiting Old Town. Have never been disappointed. Great menu, ambience and professional service. Love the lobster bisque and crab cales

Thank Jonmun
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21 October 2017|
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Response from 1Michelle | Reviewed this property |
Sorry,not sure. But many restaurants there do!
Linda H
6 May 2017|
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Response from Linda M | Reviewed this property |
Parking is available in nearby parking garages for a fee.
Linda H
5 May 2017|
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Response from Ron M | Reviewed this property |
You would need to call ahead for a group that large. As for timing 30 in DC is cutting it close too many things are going on and it's bound to delay your trip. There is no parking at the restaurant, but there is street... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
  • Public Transportation: Free trolley from Metro stop to the Wharf and transit stop 1 block from restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-836-2836
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.
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