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Oceans & Ale

Prime Outlets 5601 Richmond Road, Suite 1, Williamsburg, VA 23185
+1 757-253-2253
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab balls” (8 reviews)
“sea bass” (15 reviews)
Closes in 4 min
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Prime Outlets 5601 Richmond Road, Suite 1, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Reviewed today via mobile

Our party of 3 had the Mahi-mahi...we all love it! The service was great although we waited long for a table... in all it was worth the wait!

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We both had the Seafood Mac and it was FANTASTIC! Several other items looked great and intend to try them all while we're here.

Thank CJ_Expat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this place! Didn't wait long for a table. Had the drink specials which were good. Orange crush and grapefruit crush. The chicken chili nachos were a welcome change to the usual nachos and were delicious. My husband enjoyed his crab tacos and my...More

Thank Deb M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place! The fish tacos are large and have plenty of well seasoned fish. The Island seasoning on the tacos was just spicy enough. French fries were weird for the kids, fore sliced potatoes than "traditional". Good beer selection.

Thank eer1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Their Cobb salad is the best I've ever had. Large shrimp and lots of crab, bacon and eggs, spicy ranch dressing. Sooo good! My husband had the seafood pot pie. Also, very good. If we lived here we'd be regulars. Loved it!

Thank pamsmith0625
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant while on vacation in Williamsburg and would definitely visit again. We enjoyed the seafood nachos as a appetizer and the half order was plenty for our family of four. I had the island fire mahi-mahi fish tacos that were great and...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We grabbed a quick bite for lunch while we were shopping in Williamsburg. The fish tacos and veggie tacos were both good. The beer selection is varied and the server was good. We will more than likely visit again the next time we are in...More

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were in Williamsburg for the weekend and looking for a good local spot for dinner. This was a good pick! Nice selection of some local brewery beers to pick from. The seafood nachos were very good. Only get a half size...More

Thank Ellen B
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We happened on Oceans & Ale on Valentine's Day of all days, which happened to be a Wednesday and so, an all you can eat crab legs night. The place was packed! In spite of that, we got a table in under 40 minutes. Wife...More

Thank washnahi
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Seafood offerings were quite good. Wide range of ages of customers suggest a popular place for locals. Very busy.

Thank Henry R
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Questions & Answers
Pat M
13 February 2018|
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Response from WMBGfoodlover | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I cannot help you. We go to Oceans and Ale for all you can eat wings. Have never had the crab
Michelle P
25 July 2017|
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Response from R1GRO | Reviewed this property |
I have had them there on Wednesday night. Things change, so call before you go. Agree with others --- go early.
Leon R
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prime Outlets 5601 Richmond Road, Suite 1, Williamsburg, VA 23185
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-253-2253
A great meal at a casual price, that appeals to a diverse age group of diners. From the young couple going out on a date, to the family of four looking to spend under $75, to the professional trying to impress a client, Oceans & Ale appeals to a diverse range of clientele. Oceans & Ale seeks to compliment the dining experience in historic Williamsburg with nightly specials & live entertainment in a vibrant casual setting.
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