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The Wharf

119 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
+1 703-836-2836
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (23 reviews)
“crab cakes” (163 reviews)
“seafood” (159 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
119 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3207
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently dined at The Wharf. Just below this place on King Street was flooded; luckily we got off at the Market Square Stop. We had crab cakes and linguini - both excellent. I have a photo to post. Our waitress was very sweet but...More

Thank AZLynn18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good food and service(I recommend the Fried jumbo shrimp, and their Triple Norfolk is also very good). Also, it’s high enough to escape the Old Town flooding on King St ( a regular event ) . Be sure you park no where near the...More

Thank George_Moosie_W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw this place recommended, but with many places to choice from we walked around a bit checking out other establishments and decided on the Wharf anyway because I could get the seafood that I wanted and my teenage son could get the steak he...More

Thank RGJ2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our steamed lobster was excellent and is a Wednesday special. Good well cooked vegetables too. Butvthe she crab soup is perfect; and we hsd an excellent dry rose. Restaurant was busy but we could easily converse.

Thank dakeclaure
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

She crab was OK, the crab cakes were cold in the center. Hence it was probably “fresh frozen”. Much better stuff in old town.More

Thank jbed81
Meghan S, Manager at The Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi jbed, I am sorry to hear of your poor experience with us recently. The shining stars of our menu, I can guarantee that our crabcakes are never frozen. We prepare them every day with all-lump meat and no filler, unlike like the other guys....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took an Uber from DC to Alexandria. The scenery was great. The restaurant was nice. Very busy. The service was good, but not great. The food was delicious. I loved it. It is just hard to get a 5 from me, because my standard...More

Thank TinaFdennis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I have been visiting The Wharf every single time we visit VA/DC area, sometimes even made trips into Alexandria just to dine in The Wharf, but unfortunately this time will be our last time. On 8/29 we make the trip to Alexandria...More

1  Thank Queensppl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here during restaurant week when we were staying in Alexandria. Great service. Food was good. We had miso tuna, fritter, crab soup for appetizers, tuna - good, crab soup - OK, fritter - great; rockfish, shrimp linguini, filet mignon w/ crabcake for main...More

Thank Fun_Family_of_Five
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for dinner solo and was not disappointed. I was not treated any differently being by myself. In fact, I felt like they may have taken even better care of me. Food was awesome. I had the she-crab soup and would get it again....More

1  Thank Amy T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the Wharf for a daye night in Alexandria. This is restaurant week in Aexandria and we ordered of of the $35 dinner menu. We had she crab soup, surf and turf with filet medallions and crab cakes, for dessert we...More

1  Thank Tonia N
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October 20, 2017|
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Response from 1Michelle | Reviewed this property |
Sorry,not sure. But many restaurants there do!
Linda H
May 5, 2017|
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Response from Linda M | Reviewed this property |
Parking is available in nearby parking garages for a fee.
Linda H
May 4, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
The Wharf is the perfect dining experience for those seeking an authentic taste of Old Town Alexandria's historical roots with its amazing seafood specialties.
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