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Oceans & Ale

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$$ - $$$
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Prime Outlets 5601-1 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
+1 757-253-2253
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oceans and Ale has the NFL ticket so when you are away from home and want to catch your favorite team on Sunday Oceans and Ale is the place to enjoy the game. They have 8 rotating taps and serve many local beers all the time. Service is good and the restaurant fills up but there is usually a bar... More 

Thank Tracy947
Richmond, VA
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This great restaurant is right by the Prime Outlets in Williamsburg, VA. The food is fresh and original and tastes great. I had one of the daily specials, the Sober Sandwich, which had thick cut, fresh made Turkey breast and Ham. The sandwich was so large, I couldn't finish it all. My wife had the crab tacos which she said... More 

Thank altonite
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89 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had dinner here as a "date night" during our vacation to Williamsburg. We happened to go on all-you-can-eat crab leg night, so the place was packed, but popular also usually means good food. We ate outside on their patio, which was very nice. My husband liked their beer selection and our meals were excellent. I'm not... More 

Thank Celeste S
Beckley, West Virginia
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Arriving into Williamsburg after a 5 hour drive, my husband and I were ready for an early light supper. This place suited us to a tee! On tap craft beers and seafood were perfect. The seafood Nachos are a signature dish that was excellent ! Service was great. Atmosphere was relaxing. We will return whenever in the area!

Thank Sharon C
Ringgold, VA
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This restaurant was perfect for a great seafood lunch without all the shopping crowds. Although it is conveniently located on the fringe of the mall, it's hidden just enough to eliminate the majority of shoppers. The service was great, and the selection of food and beverage, including ample beer selections, was more than some of the larger restaurants in the... More 

1 Thank JJKRR
Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Awesome crab legs for a great all-you-can-eat price! Also good hush puppies to go along with them. Their wings were good but didn't have a sauce spicy enough for my taste. Good service and atmosphere.

Thank Ashley R
Valdosta, Georgia
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177 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Had seafood mac and cheese and a salad here for lunch. Great bar/restaurant with a pub feel. Friendly wait staff and really really good food. Location is at the outlets, so plenty to do. Would eat here again alone or hosting.

Thank kbroski42
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We had the shrimp bisque and a salad for lunch. Both were delicious. Would go there again for lunch.

Thank Maryanne T
Prince George, Virginia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We were told that O & A had the best steak and crab cakes around. We went there for MY birthday dinner. I had steak 2 nights earlier...so decided on Seafood Pot Pie. It was absolutely incredible. It was loaded with shrimp and scallops, potatoes, onions etc. It was filled with the most delicious creamy 'she-crab' soup gravy. Then it... More 

1 Thank Jeffrey V
Woodstock, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

James was our server and took great care of us during our 1st visit to Oceans and Ale. He gave us great recommendations on drinks and food and was attentive, but not hovering. We sampled a VA beer on his recommendation...Vienna Lager by Devil's Backbone-so delicious. The special on Sunday night was Chilean Sea Bass...the delicate flavor of the fish... More 

1 Thank Pamela H

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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$8 - US$24
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?