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Oceans & Ale

) #32 of 268 Restaurants in Williamsburg ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
Prime Outlets 5601-1 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
+1 757-253-2253
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab legs” (36 reviews)
“sea bass” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Prime Outlets 5601-1 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Reviews (526)
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went here for dinner during our vacation and had 6 in our group. We had a 45 min wait that turned into 30 min. During our wait the staff was attentive to us before even being seated. Upon ordering I asked about the cobia...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oceans and Ale has a great selection of craft beers with some not available elsewhere in Williamsburg. This visit we had the jerk seasoned wings and crab dip with pita chips. Both appetizers were very large so even though that's all we ordered ended up...More

Thank Eric23185
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was really neat. We ended up going here three times in our recent FourBoys Tour one week tour in Williamsburg Golf trip. It did help that it was close to our hotel, The Colonies at Williamsburg, but we ate on the patio and...More

Thank WillG568
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner and drinks at the bar, because it was a busy Monday evening at Oceans and Ale. My husband had fish and chips and I had chicken scampi. He thoroughly enjoyed his food. Mine was average. The beers and mixed drink were good...More

Thank cat0972
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard about the seafood nachos and fish tacos. Way overrated. Nachos had bad crab meat and very few shrimp pieces, tacos had almost no fish and were very flat. Recommend something closer to the water for decent seafood.

Thank mark c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was traveling in the area so killed some time at the outlets. Checked TA for close seafood and ran across this restaurant. Had excellent and unique crab and shrimp taco's - two large taco's with a great sauce and your choice of side for...More

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This being our second visit, I was almost certain about what to expect. Previously, service was impressive, atmosphere was laid back and food was really good. This visit however, the hostess was snide and lacked an ounce of customer service skill. Barely offering a greeting...More

Thank Nicole R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I drove by this restaurant on the way to our hotel on our first night in Williamsburg. It was busy, and we thought it looked nice, so we decided to give it a try. It seemed that it was predominantly a seafood...More

Thank gFive Bill J
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Nice place to eat, food choices for all appetites. Service was great, ask for Grace. The seafood mac was great.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We have tried this restaurant now 3 times, thinking we may have misjudged the food and service prior visits. Nope! It's great for beers and watching the tele, but skip any of their super fried fish or seafood options, as it's a surprise they're still...More

Thank EatLoveTravel17
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Leon R
Do you have facilities to host a dinner for a family reunion on July 22 for 65 people 40 adults and 20-25 kids?
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
Is this a dress up place or jeans casual?
19 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!!
Do you all have any vegetarian meals?
9 February 2015|
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Response from Sue M | Reviewed this property |
As the other reviewer noted, I did check their website and they offer vegetarian fajitas, several salads, and a vegetarian sandwich. They offer a seafood mac & cheese and possibly they could create a mac & cheese w/o the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 24
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
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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