Welcometo The Wharf Restaurant – Fresh Seafood in Historic Settings

The Wharf is an Authentic Seafood Restaurant located in Old Town Alexandria Virginia. With over two centuries of history etched into the walls of our restaurant, The Wharf is the perfect dining experience for those seeking an authentic taste of Old Town Alexandria’s historical roots.

The Wharf Restaurant of Alexandria, Virginia is operated by owners dedicated to preserving the character of this 200-year-old building, while providing an exceptional dining experience.

With its 1790’s style architecture featuring original wood columns and beams that are charred black from Civil War fire, history has indeed been written inside walls of the Wharf. Click here to Learn more about our story. You can also visit our Seafood Restaurant at the official Alexandria Guide

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The Wharf Seafood Specialties

Miso Tuna
Seared Ahi tuna served with an Asian-style slaw and homemade miso glaze

Voodoo Shrimp Cocktail
Our spin on a classic. Four chilled jumbo shrimp and a house-made West Indian salsa.

Oysters on the Half Shell
Always pleases a crowd. Local VA oysters shucked in-house and served with lemon and homemade cocktail sauce.

Oysters on the Half Shell
Always pleases a crowd. Local VA oysters shucked in-house and served with lemon and homemade cocktail sauce.

Linguini Portofino
The perfect pasta dish filled with an array of seafood sauteed in a garlic-herb white wine broth with chopped tomato.

Linguini Portofino
The perfect pasta dish filled with an array of seafood sauteed in a garlic-herb white wine broth with chopped tomato.

OPENING HOURS

Monday to Thursday

Lunch 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Dinner 4:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Friday

Lunch 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Dinner 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Saturday

Brunch 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Dinner 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Sunday

Brunch 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Dinner 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Testimonials

We are dedicated to providing you with the finest seafood and service available.

119 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 836 - 2836
info@wharfrestaurant.com

6 days ago

The Wharf

Pretty cool tidbits about our town! We’re located on the very first block built from the original water front, between the original Potomac River line and Lee St.HOW ALEXANDRIA'S STREETS WERE NAMED

Town Fathers Named Two For Lord Fairfax . . .
LOYALTY TO ROYALTY LEAD TO NAMES OF ALEXANDRIA'S FIRST STREETS

The Town of Alexandria was created on July 13 -14, 1749, when 84 half-acre lots went on sale at Hugh West's Hunting Creek warehouse by order of the Virginia House of Burgesses.
The original streets of 1749 reflected the loyalty of the early town fathers to names related to royalty --- Royal, King, Queen, Prince, Princess and Duke streets. Apparently, "Duchess" yielded her logical place to Oronoko --- now Oronoco --- named for either the early tobacco landing or type of tobacco first produced.
Only one individual was named --- Thomas Fairfax, the 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron and Proprietary of the Northern Neck of Virginia. Lord Fairfax ((photo below), who strongly supported the new town, was honored with two principal streets with north-south Fairfax and east-west Cameron, which was then envisioned as the main commercial street of the new town.
Water Street, also one of the original 1749 streets, was the one closest to the water's edge.It was renamed Lee Street in 1873, perhaps to honor the memory of General Robert E. Lee who died in 1870. Most of the land between Lee Street and the Potomac River today is filled-in or "banking-out" land.
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7 days ago

The Wharf

#ALXRestaurantWeek starts NOW! August 16th-25th enjoy 3-course lunch and brunch menus for $22 and dinner menus for $35! Visit Alexandria VA

Menus: https://www.wharfrestaurant.com/winter-restaurant-week-dinner-menu/
Reservations: https://www.wharfrestaurant.com/reservation-2/
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