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“Delicious Seafood”
Review of Wharf Restaurant

Wharf Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 767 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Transit: Free trolley from Metro stop to the Wharf and transit stop 1 block from restaurant.
Description: History has been written inside the walls of the Wharf, with its 1790's style architecture featuring original wood columns and beams that are charred black from a Civil War fire. Since 1971, satisfied diners have been heading to The Wharf in Old Town for whole Maine lobster, local soft shell crabs and prime steaks and chops. The restaurant has recently been renovated and remodeled and the menu updated to include many contemporary seafood items along with their traditional Chesapeake Bay creations. Our 2nd floor Dining Room is perfect for Banquets and Private Parties. Can seat up to 60 people.
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We made reservations here while on a recent trip to the DC area. Everything about the experience was great. The food was absolutely delicious and the staff was friendly. I had the daily special, grilled swordfish, and it was cooked perfectly. Garlic mashed potatoes on the side are a must, however others at the table claimed the loaded baked potato was the way to go. Others at our table raved about the fresh lobster as well. I'd highly recommend the Wharf Restaurant to anyone looking for a great seafood meal.

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Thank reccosj
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We were visiting friends in Alexandria and we went here for dinner. Loved the atmosphere, the food and the building itself! I ordered the filet and it was delicious and cooked perfectly! It was quiet enough to have a nice conversation. I recommend!

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Thank Kris M
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Service average. Food not good. Needs a chef. Grilled seafood platter was runny and probably baked. Shrimp and scallops served in a bowl if sauce suggesting the dish was baked, not grilled. Crab cake also runny.

Thank John M
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

I spent a week on a business trip there and ate at the Wharf several times. Their daily fresh selection of seafood was great and they make a wicked martini too. The staff is friendly and attentive.

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Thank Mike G
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

The Wharf was recommended by the staff at the visitor's center and we were not disappointed. Sat outside and people watched as we enjoyed crab cake sandwiches and the soft-shell crab special. The meal more than compensated for the slightly aloof waiter. Solid choice for seafood in old town Alexandria.

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Thank gdeakins
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