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“Great seafood cafe with water's edge seating!”

Vola's Dockside Grill and Hi-Tide Lounge
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Ranked #37 of 831 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Description: Named for Alexandria’s first female city manager Vola D. Lawson who gave 48 years to public service, this casual seafood restaurant and hideaway bar is located in Old Town and offers the largest dockside dining on the waterfront. Select from All-Day, Brunch and Hi-Tide menus featuring classic seafood and waterfront-inspired foods made with peak season ingredients. Popular selections include blackened grouper, shrimp & grits, crispy fried chicken, oyster & shrimp po’ boys, and conch fritters. Vola's offers weekday happy hour (3-7pm) as well as oyster happy hour (3-6pm), Mahi & Margarita Mondays, and half off wines on Wine Down Wednesdays. The Hi-Tide Lounge is a popular and unique venue for private events, and can accommodate up to 40 guests for a cocktail reception.
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Description: Named for Alexandria’s first female city manager Vola D. Lawson who gave 48 years to public service, this casual seafood restaurant and hideaway bar is located in Old Town and offers the largest dockside dining on the waterfront. Select from All-Day, Brunch and Hi-Tide menus featuring classic seafood and waterfront-inspired foods made with peak season ingredients. Popular selections include blackened grouper, shrimp & grits, crispy fried chicken, oyster & shrimp po’ boys, and conch fritters. Vola's offers weekday happy hour (3-7pm) as well as oyster happy hour (3-6pm), Mahi & Margarita Mondays, and half off wines on Wine Down Wednesdays. The Hi-Tide Lounge is a popular and unique venue for private events, and can accommodate up to 40 guests for a cocktail reception.
Reviewed October 7, 2017

I love going to Vola's for there great food and location. My favorite is the blackened grouper sandwich (no bun) as you get a great little grouper filet and sauce. Appetizers are great here, too. So far, love the peel and eat shrimp, clams and deviled eggs. They do a great job on their food here and the service is usually pretty good.

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Thank G H
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

Our lunch here was the highlight of many great meals in the area. The wait staff, food, and setting were outstanding! We were with a group of 7; no repeats on our orders. Everyone was delighted. Outdoor waterfront location only enhanced a great experience.

Thank R W
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Both inside dining and a bar, and a great outdoor area right on the waterfront in Old Town. A good selection of pub food and drinks.

Thank James P
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Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

In old town Alexandria. You certainly pay for the atmosphere with the outdoor dining option. The food was average.

Thank Traveling_addiction
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Reviewed September 29, 2017

A friend and I ate dinner here on September 22, 2017. Our server, Brittany, was awesome. Our food and drinks were delicious. This is the second time I've dined at Vola's and I've been pleased both times. Visit #3 will be soon.

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Thank AMB&JAS
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