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Wharf Restaurant

119 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
+1 703-836-2836
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (148 reviews)
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119 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We ate here while staying in Alexandria with friends who came in from MD. Food was decent/good but pricey. I know it’s a touristy area but it’s also a local area. Mussels as appetizer were the best I’ve ever had. Clam chowder was really good...More

Thank Melafont
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stoped in for lunch, very charming area. Two of us had salmon salad, one bbq salmon sandwich and shrimp linguini which all were very good. The waiters were very classy, and food was served quick. Very cozy atmosphere.

Thank karrie h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Wharf on Feb 28th, we were promptly seated and the waiter took our drink orders. When he brought them back, he mixed them up and my client received my drink and I received his. I ordered the Paella and was quite disappointed...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made reservations for early afternoon. It’s cozy and has an old fancier tavern feel. Wait staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Started either the PEI mussels with citrus cream. Amazing! The oysters were nice and plump. The sauce was creamy yet light - probably due...More

Thank 772mackie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food for lunch and dinner. Attentive staff and interesting menu. They also have specials each meal.

Thank GloriaCinVA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I love this place. If you are going as a couple we like the upstairs venue. The food was excellent each time we went. We really should go more often, but the traffic can make parking tough sometimes. We took my parents...More

Thank Platofan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We brought an out-of-town couple in on Friday night (3/2/18) for dinner. Neither one of them had been there before. Since they both have lived in the Baltimore area and in coastal North Carolina seafood was definitely in order. The Wharf did not disappoint! The...More

1  Thank James P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For many years, my wife and I enjoyed nice, quiet dinners at the Wharf Restaurant. Often, we would spend some time in Old Town Alexandria, then finish the evening off with dinner there. The food was always good, and the atmosphere was always terrific. The...More

Thank BrotherEarth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has always been considered the best fish restaurant in Alexandria but I guess it is not anymore. Good food but without that special touch that it makes it special. Crab soup too creamy and too tick, fried calamari just good and an average crab...More

2  Thank Sandro S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on February 13th. Very nice atmosphere. The food was very good and so was the service. The only surprise was that there was no choice of tea and no herbal or decaffeinated For a nice restaurant in the DC area, this was...More

Thank AuntAnnie
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Response from 1Michelle | Reviewed this property |
Sorry,not sure. But many restaurants there do!
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5 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
US$ 30 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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