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Tim's Rivershore Restaurant and Crabhouse

1510 Cherry Hill Rd, Dumfries, VA 22026-2939
+1 703-441-1375
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (26 reviews)
“seafood” (40 reviews)
“cod” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1510 Cherry Hill Rd, Dumfries, VA 22026-2939
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tim's offers great seafood served in a nautical setting. The restaurant is a little hard to find - don't park o the railroad tracks!

Thank wmay13241
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was recommended by a friend, the food was just okay. The place is not where you want to take visitors

Thank lnedd1
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant not only embodies the essence of a true crab shack, but the food, drinks, and service are exceptional!! The atmosphere is the icing, and it couldn't be sweeter! The outdoor area is inviting, filled with tables atop sand floors, a tiki bar, and...More

Thank SculptableDesign
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

This could be down on the gulf coast. On the water, music, and friendly people. Great broiled seafood dinner.

Thank Jwvv
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Best local seafood restaurant, live music, friendly staff, great selection of beer and mixed drinks, firework displays, one of my favorite places in Dumfries

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Glad I was not driving, getting to this place is interesting and parking can be an issue. Walking up to the restaurant it smells horrible , guessing from the dumpsters. We order food and the service was fine but the food was just okay. I...More

Thank NRaja88
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We came there for lunch with my husband. Snow crab legs were very delicious. The crab house is right on the Potomac river, so you can ride your boat there. You will definitely enjoy it! 🦀 🦀

Thank Katya K
Reviewed 31 July 2017

It's on the river. It's right next to the railroad tracks (75 feet). If you go on a Fri-Sun by land parking is tight. By boat they shuttle you in once you anchor up. Plenty of outdoor seating and outdoor bar. If your taking out...More

Thank mikesxpress
Reviewed 27 July 2017

BIG soft shell crabs. I'm salt sensitive and the food was a little salty for me. I would return. The appetizers were good except for the Crab Dip didn't have much crab flavor. If you like soft shells definitely try Tim's

Thank tomrealest
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Getting to this establishment is easier if you do so from a boat on the polluted Potomac River. Getting there by road will cause you to drive on the rocks that neighbor an active and very busy rail track. By the way, on this day...More

Thank J C
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Questions & Answers
7 November 2015|
Response from Martha H | Reviewed this property |
Tim's specialty is blue crabs (swimmer crabs). I'm not sure if they have snow crabs that are from far northern waters.
Alison D
5 June 2015|
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Response from Debpsi | Reviewed this property |
I've seen pups on boats and the docks. I don't know if they are allowed onto the restaurant property or not. I don't recall seeing signs. You might want to give them a quick call. Sorry I can't be of more help.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1510 Cherry Hill Rd, Dumfries, VA 22026-2939
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Prince William County  >  Dumfries
  • Phone Number: +1 703-441-1375
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