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Wharf Restaurant

119 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
+1 703-836-2836
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“crab cakes” (136 reviews)
“seafood” (132 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
119 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
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1 - 10 of 721 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

A group of us dined at The Wharf to celebrate a birthday. This was my first time at this restaurant while the others had dined here previously and spoke highly of the food. They were right. From the oysters on the half shell to the...More

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had wonderful seating outdoors on the street to watch all hustle of King street. Great service, food quick from the kitchen. Calamari, Shrimp and oysters made to perfection. Crab cakes stuffed with Shrimp to die for. Had Halibut, Raspberry Mojito. Friend had Lobster- huge. Husband...More

Thank Laurie G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Wharf to celebrate my husband receiving his PhD. Our service was outstanding, reservations were simple to make, and the food was fantastic. Everything from the bread through dessert was fresh, and quality ingredients were used. Even the cocktails were delicious. We...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice location, nice food and friendly staff. This was our second trip to this place and we did enjoy our meal.

1  Thank Anjum01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Wharf is the sister restaurant to the Warehouse across King Street. They have a marvelous She Crab soup, Soft Shell Crabs (when in season), wonderful fish, seafood and pasta dishes. I really could go on and on about this Old Town gem (and one...More

1  Thank Terry H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly restaurant with great food. Great location and service is amazing. Good for families must visit

1  Thank Sera R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a Local and I love the food and the atmosphere is quiet and down to earth . i will refer my friends and family to the restaurant when ever they come to town

1  Thank CoCoboo4u
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here. I had the scallop roll and my husband had a steak sandwich. I would highly recommend the scallop roll, the best sandwich I've ever had. Would have eaten here for lunch everyday if we could have. The prices are very reasonable...More

1  Thank TJS2827
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was so good we went twice in Four evenings while visiting D.C. The service was fabulous. The She Crab soup was sublime. The crab cakes were the best I have ever had in my mouth. The bartender went out of the way to...More

1  Thank LEtravis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like many of their seafood options, but prefer their sister restaurant, The Warehouse Bar and Grill, across the street.

1  Thank Patsie M
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Linda H
6 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
Denise E
4 April 2017|
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Response from Ron M | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a bathroom on the second floor but not in the dining area.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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