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Oceans & Ale

Prime Outlets 5601-1 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
+1 757-253-2253
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab legs” (37 reviews)
“sea bass” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Prime Outlets 5601-1 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Reviewed yesterday

Loved the food, the choice of local beers. Fish tacos were delicious. Not huge portions, just enough. I just hate being rushed. My 12 year old was still eating his burgers after we'd all finished and the waiter asked us twice, nicely I'll admit, if...More

Thank brit_123
Reviewed 3 days ago

My family and I visited this restaurant last week on our vacation to Williamsburg. My 9 year old ordered off the kids menu and got popcorn shrimp. It was a large serving and he loved them. My 12 year old ordered the all you can...More

Thank kend0622
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a varied menu. Something for everyone it seems. They have a special every night. On Friday night their special was mason jar drinks starting from $2.00. The wait staff, James was very attentive as busy as it was.

Thank rddiggins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We showed up with a group of 13 and the hostess was extremely rude to us. She informed us that it would be a lengthy wait. We asked about splitting into two smaller groups and she got even more rude and snotty with us. I...More

Thank 3hutts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Who knew we would stumble upon this place that had all you can eat crab legs on Wednesdays. A true delight and a great value. Crab legs came out hot and frequently. I would definitely visit this place frequently if I lived in the area....More

Thank Kala B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After shopping at the Prime Outlets in the morning to early afternoon, the family and were hungry for lunch and found this place nearby, so decided to give it a try. It was pleasant surprise. My wife and I had local draft beers, which were...More

Thank TerpVirginia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great restaurant - they offer an all you can eat crabs on Wednesday night so if you want something other than that, pick a different night because the place is PACKED and you will wait. The food is worth waiting for. My daughter and I...More

Thank ckcisme1966
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Oceans & Ale for an early dinner on a Saturday. There were quite a few people but they were not overly busy. The food was just okay - BBQ chicken nachos were great & a half order looks like it would feed an...More

Thank Felicia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family ate dinner here tonight and the food and service is outstanding!!! Their prices are very reasonable too! You'll love this place! Plenty of parking in the outlet shopping center too! Must stop for dinner when in Williamsburg!

Thank Barry1948714
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate dinner here last night and it was amazing. Delicious mixed drinks, wonderful steak and crab cake and fresh fish. Will definitely be returning. The service was fast and waitress very attentive. Enjoyed everything here!

Thank Jill V
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Questions & Answers
Michelle P
24 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
15 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
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!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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