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Wharf Restaurant

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119 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
+1 703-836-2836
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I ate at this restaurant with a fairly large party 2 years ago while in DC on business. The food was quite good so I decided to try it again with my wife. The two of us sat downstairs this time. We enjoyed the old rustic atmosphere and our server was great. He was very attentive but not overbearing. The... More 

Thank W H
Alexandria, Virginia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a warm and inviting place with good food and wonderful service. We usually love to order any of the seafood dishes which are cooked perfectly. I can't remember having a bad meal there ever!

Thank Nancy R
Shelton, Connecticut
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although my husbands dinner was very good mine was not. I ordered onion soup and the crab cake dinner. After a wait our dinners arrived but I never received the soup. The response from the server was I didn't order it. I think the Proper response would have been sorry. The crab cakes were o.k. They were all crab but... More 

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Weatherford, Oklahoma
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193 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of four business friends came here for a Saturday lunch. Everyone thought the food was great. I had the East Coast Cioppino, and it was FANTASTIC! Others said that the clam chowder was really good. Wharf serves seafood as good as any I've ever had.

1 Thank Ric B
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had eaten there on our last trip in 2016. They are attentive to you and all the items on the menu are quality. or something different try the "she crab" soup.

1 Thank E5255KKrobertp
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where we go for special occasions, like birthdays, anniversaries, etc. We usually go when we get a "buy one entree, get one 50% off" coupon and save $15 or so... great food, great service! We most recently weon for my birthday at the end of February, with our 2.5 year old. He did exceptionally well, but we were... More 

1 Thank cusaenz
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my wife here to celebrate her birthday since she loves seafood. When we arrived we were taken upstairs to a quaint location. The were a lot of people there but the atmosphere was cozy. The server was very attentive to our needs and even brought extra bread when she saw we had finished. We had the Bacon wrapped... More 

2 Thank Ron M
Yorktown, Virginia
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here (Anchor Bar) on a pub crawl for friend's 50th birthday and they were most accommodating! Friendly staff and good food. BIG beers in schooners!

1 Thank Denise T
Alpharetta, Georgia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

SheCrab soup is unforgettable! Just the right amount of sweet crab flavor. Husband had a tasty NE Clam Chowder and the argument began about who's was better... Broiled Fish sandwich was perfect: fresh delicate fish, and Scallop Roll was outstanding as well. The fries were a unique filling side. The Wharf gave us a meal we agreed on. A+++

1 Thank DQJUL
Lees Summit, Mo
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358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,232 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is right on King Street and has great seafood! The service was great as well and a good wine list.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 50
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?