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Oceans & Ale

Prime Outlets 5601-1 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
+1 757-253-2253
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab legs” (37 reviews)
“sea bass” (14 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Prime Outlets 5601-1 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great lunch, excellent atmosphere and right near the Prime outlets!! Fish & Chips enough to feed two!

Thank Marybeth M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived into town ready for an early dinner. It was already packed at 5:30 pm with a 30 minute wait. Hostess was very friendly and efficient. Nice selection of beers on tap. Waiter was attentive as well. My family order some crab dip, lettuce...More

Thank Peggy H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this hidden gem our last few nights in town. The family enjoyed so much we ate here the last two nights we were visiting. The food was great and the beer was cold. The crab nachos are a must try!

Thank MattS03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here a few years ago for the first time since we were in the area visiting. We fell in love with this place and the service!!! We couldn't wait to come back! We just drove from NJ and all my boyfriend wanted were...More

1  Thank Jen F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok so I am from NJ where we have some great restaraunts. We were down here a few years ago and fell in love with this place. So we were so looking forward to coming here we stopped in for a beer and some crab...More

Thank jozeppi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been there several times and we are very much a seafood loving family so this place fits our bill nicely. There is a big wall with pictures of fish and the available offerings are marked with a big kitchen spoon. On this day I...More

Thank Ko E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove to the outlets in Williamsburg. One of the sales people recommended Oceans and Ale so we tried it. It was amazing. I had the Seafood Pot Pie. It was she-crab soup with lobster, crab, shrimp, etc. topped by a puff pastry. It was...More

Thank Pamela T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm only rating this 5 stars because i can't rate it 10 stars! My fiance and I have wanted to try this place since we moved to Williamsburg. We arrive around 6pm and were immediately sat at a booth. Our waiter Pawnee was so great...More

Thank Chara R
Reviewed 12 October 2017

My husband and I visited this restaurant twice while visiting Williamsburg. We had lunch there one day and when my husband saw that they had All You Can Eat crabs on Wednesdays, we returned for that. The food was good. One serving of crabs he...More

Thank SiteCer
Reviewed 12 October 2017

One of Williamsburg's best restaurant's. seafood specialty but really lively atmosphere, good for hanging out and just chilling with some cold brews.

Thank William F
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Michelle P
25 July 2017|
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Response from R1GRO | Reviewed this property |
I have had them there on Wednesday night. Things change, so call before you go. Agree with others --- go early.
Leon R
16 March 2016|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
the restaurant occupancy capacity is well over that figure, but I doubt the seating arrangements would be able to accommodate a party that large. A telephone call to the establishment would answer the question once and for... More
Vicki H
20 February 2015|
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Response from Genie M | Reviewed this property |
Definitely a jeans place. We saw a few oxford shirts when we were at the bar during happy hour - just office workers unwinding. Definitely no ties to be found! Enjoy!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 24
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prime Outlets 5601-1 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-253-2253
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