Vola's Dockside Grill
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
lemon-tarragon mayo, buttered new england style roll
peekytoe & jumbo lump blue crab, creole slaw, old bay fries, jalapeño tartar
They even welcomed our dog, who loved the pup menu. Superb birthday celebration for us! We go back to Vola’s whenever we can. ♥️♥️♥️
Great local oysters on a deck with a harbor view.
Went for Mother's Day Brunch. They could have had more brunch-y things on the menu but what we got was WONDERFUL and there was plenty of it (which I particularly liked)! I do recommend it and I will go again. If you haven't tried it by all means do so.
Our server, Dalton, was great!! Very accommodating.
Nice place to grab a bite down on the water that isn't super expensive. Limited dinner menu. Hit the oyster hour before 7.
Thank you for your visit Jay. We're glad that to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant as well as our happy hour.
Excellent food. Very noisy. Could not hear words from my companions.
Thank you for praising our dishes Gene. Having said that we do apologize for the level of noise at the restaurant.
We had a great night and dinner. The food was delicious and the drinks were great. The staff was very helpful and added to the experience. The only downside is everything on the table was a little sticky. I'll definitely come back!
Was looking forward to a great experience. Beautiful day. Waitress was friendly. Was not attentive to cleaning up table, glasses, plates, napkins, etc. We had to ask her to take things away, which she did.
Food was average. No one asked if we needed extras, mustard , etc.
Not pleased, overall. Did not feel special as a customer.
The service was great. The waitress kept the drinks coming and provided excellent customer service. The crab dip was good, but unfortunately, the meals did not taste good.
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We want to apologize for our dishes not wow-ing you, as that is our goal every day with our customers. We do hope you join us again so we can turn your experience into an excellent one.
It was our first time there (we live in Alexandria) and we went with another couple who were visiting Old Town for the first time. They had the crab cake sandwich and the mahi mahi sandwich, which they said were very good. My wife & I made a meal of the appetizers - calamari, caesar salad, seafood chowder. It was all very enjoyable.
Really disappointed with how staff handled my reservation. It got so bad, I asked to speak to a manager and after waiting 15 minutes- I just left and went to a different restaurant. I won't be back.
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Would you mind sending us an email to arp@rockawaypr so we can find out more about your situation?
We used to love this place but the food has really gone downhill. Draft beers were out of order, no Grouper due to a long-term supply issue, tasteless fries, drippy coleslaw and an increased price for the already expensive lobster roll. It is sad because the staff and outdoor area is amazing. There are so many new places to dine in the area that have wonderful food so I don't expect to return anytime soon.
Overall good experience
Worth the visit
Thank you for your kind words Phil. We hope to see you again soon.
Great ambiance. Love hi tide lounge’s vibe. Happy hour is so good here!!
Great server, poor atmosphere of add-on dining area, all food way too much seasonings
Thank you for your review Denise. We want to apologize for the food not being outstanding, as it's what we strive for on a daily basis. We hope you join us again to turn your experience around.
I really enjoyed the restaurant and the food. The hush puppies are really good.
We had reservations for lunch. One laminated menu was on the table for the four of us or we could scan the QR code. We asked for more menus. The high top table we had had a beautiful view of the potomac and waterfront area. It was nice to be inside out of the wind. (outside seating is first come first served)
We ordered an appetizer which took 30 min. to receive, waitress took our meal order 5 min before the appetizers came even though we were ready to order earlier. When appetizer was brought, we had no napkins and had to find someone to bring us some. (hostess stand beside our table had 3 hosts who were talking to each other and just standing there). Food: crab cake had a good amount of crab and not much filling, nice flavor, everyone like the steak fries which had very little if any old bay seasoning as advertised, hamburger ordered medium was charred and tough on the outside and cold on the inside, bun was good, crab grilled cheese had a nice balance of crab and cheese. Nothing was so good we'd have to go back for. Slooow service but nice view. Under utilized employees (hostesses) who could have been checking in on tables or helping with overall efficiency of the experience. No one should be standing around during a busy Saturday lunch but that leadership comes from management.
Thank you for providing us with your feedback Kim. The service and dishes you were provided with should have left you wanting to return, but it was not the case and we apologize for it. At Vola's we take great pride in ensuring our customers leave more than satisfied. We hope you give us another chance for us to turn your experience into a positive one.
My family and I were celebrating my husband’s birthday. We arrived late so we were not able to eat in the main dining room. We were lead to another indoor space that had another small group in there. This didn’t bother us because we had a 7 yr old and a 6 month old. Our server was very pleasant and attentive. The other group left so we had the space to ourselves. The music was very nice so our daughter got up to dance. The food was delicious and the drinks were not watered down. I will definitely comeback, maybe with out the kids to enjoy happy hour.
Thank you for joining us for your friend's birthday. We're very glad to hear you and your party enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon.
Incredible views pair wonderfully with well crafted cocktails, delicious local flavors, and incredible service.
Awesome food all of the time
We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Voila’s dockside!
Great food. Server was fantastic. Great scenery. The Crab Hushpuppies were out of this world.
It was not what I expected in regards to menu, it was not a lot of choices for appetizers, maybe due to Covid and was disappointed that you could only take advantage of happy hour menu if you were sitting at the bar.
We we’re seated right away with are reservation which was great because we were on a schedule time and needed to eat within 1.5hr allotted time prior to catching the water taxi back home.
Very loud inside (including music), not good for conversation. Very busy so despite having a reservation for a regular table, only high tops were available.
This was the first time we ate here but will not be our last when in the area.
Very underwhelmed. The crab cake was something I would expect from a landlocked restaurant in the Deep South. I don’t know the reviews were so high for this place.
Thank you for your review Danielle. We want to apologize for your experience not being stellar, as it's what we strive for. Your dishes should have wow-ed you and left you wanting to return. We hope you join us again so we can turn your experience around.
Great experience. Perfect Saturday morning outing.
I’m glad we were able to have a late reservation. The food was great!!! Great food and conversation and drinks.
Staff was great and we enjoyed the ambiance but my mahi mahi fish was terrible.
Thank you for providing us with your feedback. Although we're glad you enjoyed both the ambiance and service, we'd like to apologize for your fish not being to your liking.
Amazing, oysters were delicious!!!
Great service, food and view! Can’t ask for anything more. Will definitely return! Highlights were the fresh, fried oysters and the Cajun magi and shrimp - very tasty.
This has to be the best seafood I have had while in the DMV area. The staff was very pleasant. I brought my own birthday cake for my best friend and they brought it out with candles and sang happy birthday at the end of our meal. Awesome place to eat.
We went for a late afternoon snack and drink and so glad we found this place! The crab hush puppies were some of the most delicious food we had all weekend! Highly recommended!
When I showed up, they didn’t have a table to sit three people that my reservation was made for. We ended up going to the hi tide lounge which was great, but kind of frustrating when I originally showed up!
Thank you for sharing with us your feedback Rachel. We want to apologize for your table not being ready for your reservations, as this is not the norm nor is it acceptable. We do hope you give us another chance so we can turn your experience around.
Was sat by the door...every time the door opened it blew stuff off the table as well as being cold. Will never sit at this particular table again. Food is very good and we really enjoy the oyster selection.
Thank you for reviewing our restaurant. We're very glad that you enjoyed our dishes as well as our oyster selection. Hope to see you again soon.
We had a great time at Vola’s. The staff was super efficient turning the tables around quickly. Anastasia our server was friendly and efficient. The food was good. (Unfortunately the two draft beers we tried tasted off...)
Reservation was at 6:30 didn’t get seated till after 7. The waiter we had was great though.
Vola's Dockside Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Vola's Dockside Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 935-8890.
Vola's Dockside Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 1297 OpenTable diners.
Vola's Dockside Grill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.alexandriarestaurantpartners.com/gift-cards.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.