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Dandy Restaurant Cruise Ship

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0 Prince St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3343
+1 703-683-6076
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11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 21:30
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 22:00
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United States
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225 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The view is beautiful at night. Lovely and calm. There is dancing on the ship and a live piano with dinner. It was maddening that the pianist had to play HAPPY BIRTHDAY 6 different times. It is so completely annoying that a wonder song being played would completely stop just to play HAPPY BIRTHDAY again and again. I have been... More 

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Thank Rudi R
Alexandria, Virginia
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is an inclusive experience. You get a 3 hour Potomac River cruise from Alexandria up to Washington. The views are excellent and the narration informative. You get a 5 course meal (you select the main course when you book or before sailing) which includes some beverages. A full bar is available. Tax and tip are included in the booking... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Very disappointing. This was to celebrate my wife's birthday and from the minute we walked on the boat the musty smell was a big turnoff. The windows were so dirty you could not even see outside. Our table was in the back of the boat next to the handicapped bathroom. That meant we could see out one side of the... More 

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Thank mchace1
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2016

The meal was mediocre. As a long time resident of this area I am aware that the Dandy's attraction is the river cruise through the Washington DC monument area, not the food. The dinner cruise my wife and I took is advertised as offering fine dining and candlelight dancing with formal attire recommended. Instead, a large group of party-goers were... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We were visiting DC and found a Groupon for a $20 savings off the website price and purchased on an impulse. We arrived for the Sunday night cruise and were welcomed aboard and promptly escorted to our table. Less than half the tables were full, so not crowded at all. Our server was friendly and he took our drink order... More 

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1 Thank Tom W
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Had not been on the Dandy in a number of years, but remembered it from when I lived in the area, they didn't disappoint. Although the original ship and captain have been retired since I last sailed, the food and service were still up to par. A few updates to the décor would enhance the experience, but did not distract... More 

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Thank walew1
Newberg, Oregon
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

I only gave this dinner cruise four stars because of one significant thing that could be improved. More on that in a moment. The Dandy Dinner cruise is really wonderful. You get there on the MetroLine Blue by taking it all the way to King Street in Alexandria Virginia, then taking the free trolley to the end of King Street.... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Wow what a fantastic experience on our Dandy cruise! The food was great, the service was great and the view was spectacular! We will for sure be back for another adventure. Thank you for the great memories

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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130 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

The Dandy and Nina's Dandy are nice trips up and down the Potomac River. The vistas of Virginia and DC are something from the river. The food can be decent but not always. The price seems a little high if you don't hit them on a good night. They really try to do their best, but it's a frantic service... More 

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258 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

I'm not sure why people do not like this trip the food is cook a good service is good and the trip with friends is awesome where can you travel down the Potomac River from Old Town to Georgetown and back and have cocktails dinner and not be good I would recommend this cruise if you have a party of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 0 Prince St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3343
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-683-6076

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