Join us for a tasty meal on our waterfront patio and enjoy springtime Easter specials, including Asian Pear-Endive Salad, Seared Whole Bronzini, and Mango Creme Brûlée.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Great place for a Sunday brunch!
Fun drink list and Josh was an awesome server!!!
Looking forward to getting back there soon!
We love sitting outside at Vola’s with our dog. The deviled eggs and the lobster roll are the best we’ve had in Old Town.
This was my first time eating here, and I brought my brother who lives out of town to the restaurant for a birthday celebration. The location of Volas on the water is great and it was lively inside. We really liked our waiter, he was quite solicitous and helpful. They even threw in a free dessert because I had noted it was a birthday celebration when I made the reservation. Here's the unfortunate part of the review. The food was pretty disappointing. I don't know what they put in the conch fritters. The blackened grouper sandwich was supposed to have a jalapeno tartar sauce, but instead of being spicy, had no flavor at all. There were 5 of us in total and I don't think anyone finished their meal. With the exception of the key lime pie for dessert that actually was good. Bummer, I was hoping to find a new spot to eat!
We've eaten here many times and are always happy with our meal. Now that the old yacht club is being torn down the view is getting better as well.
Great food. Friendly staff. Good location. Outdoor seating is the best in Old Town. Best fried Chicken too
The items checked out above says it all. It is a nice comfortable place. The food is good and I love the outdoor dining. Inside, the music is a bit too loud, and you can barely read your menu if you are inside in the late evening. The latter would not deter me from returning, nor will it keep me from telling relatives and friends. I already sent 10 people to this establishment : )
Very good food and great location with outdoor waterfront seating at the dock in Old Town. Attentive service and lots of activity
Vola’s has a delicious brunch menu with diner favorites like waffles and chicken, crab & eggs Benedict, and delicious French toast! They also have yummy deviled eggs! The service was great! So friendly and attentive! We will definitely go back!
We had a great time meeting up with friends for brunch at Vola's! Everyone seemed to have enjoyed their food- I had the crispy chicken sandwich with chipotle mayo that delicious! Super fresh, crispy and lighter than what you'd expect from a usually greasy food. Everyone's only complaint was the coleslaw that came with everyone's meal- it was way too spicy. The service was excellent- our waiter was helpful, had a great sense of humor, and just an all around joy to be around.
Vola's always a charm.
The waitress spill a drink all over me, and that was fine.
Festive, busy, great atmosphere with trendy food.
Our service was timely with warm entree's and a big cheerful smile.
They deserve the business and are an added benefit to the community.
They really made our experience special. Great food, really great drinks, lovely waiter J, nice atmosphere. Can’t wait to return.
Terrific restaurant - interesting menu, great food and service, and little crowded but over really good. Located right next to the Torpedo Factory, so ideal for a combination dinner/art viewing.
Food was mediocre, fish and chips with bland batter on fish, not much taste. Fish tacos were the same. The worst part was the service, was told our waiter was handing some kind of emergency, another took our drink order but was stalling us to order food when we were clearly ready to order.
This is one of my go-to places in Old Town. Great food, great service, laidback ambiance. Perfect for so many different occasions!
Really seemed more geared towards tourists and those that wouldn't be making a second visit. The food selection was minimal, which is ok, but once the food arrived it really wasn't that good. It certainly wasn't anything where I would say I needed to eat here again.
The food was incredible. Fried calamari, seared scallops, and blackened grouper are all great choices!
Like almost all restaurants in Oldtown Alexandria.... nothing special. The group sandwich was the best thing we ordered. Otherwise, pretty bland and run-of-the-mill food.
Great experience. Waiter took a little longer to come take our drink order and the manager ended up coming over and comping us our app and drink which was totally unnecessary. Food was yummy, service was amazing, right by the water. Overall great experience.
We met friends there and had a nice meal. Not great but good and we were there for the company anyway. The service started out great and waned towards the end of the dinner. Which was interesting because when we arrived it was very busy and the place emptied out as time went on. There are a lot of restaurants in Old Town so it may be awhile before we return. However, I would still recommend it if you've never been.
The selection of seafood dishes is fairly good. I had a blackened grouper sandwich which was adequate...my friends had shrimp and grits and the oyster po-boy which they said were quite good. My wife had the lobster which she said was just OK.
A new local fan favorite! Vola sits on the edge of the water in Old Town and is seemingly beautiful at night.
Dined with my boyfriend and bestfriend on a dreary night where we ordered the Lobster Roll w/ Old Bay Corn, Seasonal Fish with Fingerling Potatoes, a Shrimp Po-Boy w/ Old Bay Fried, Sangrias, Orange Slush & Oyster Rockefeller.
Our waiter was very nice and suggested us to try the Oyster Rockefeller. I was skeptical at first but what the heck, I plunged! It was the best decision because we ended up ordering 3 sets of these bad boys! They're baked with garlic, parm cheese and breadcrumbs. I'll definately come back for these.
Now onto entrees: I got the Lobster Roll which was super good! Even comparable to other local oyster bars that served lobster rolls as well. Good amount of lobster and almost no fillers which is always a good sign. Bread is toasted nicely with a sweet notes at the end. The Shrimp Po Boy was good but I think it needs some sort of aioli to tie the bread and shrimp together. I can't comment on the fish because I didn't end up trying our buddy's meal.
Drinks: Sangria was good although felt a tad watered down. Orange slush purchased by our friend was good but very strong -unlikely to be bought again (sorry!)
Overall, a very pleasant dinner and we would gladly come back especially for the oysters!
Service was rather slow.
I was skeptical of the venue for a pre-Patron Show lunch with small children on a busy Sunday afternoon , but pleasantly surprised we got seated right away and the waiter and host could not have been more helpful, friendly and attentive. I was really impressed. I would definitely come back and eat outside with the children in warmer weather (not that Sunday wasn't a beautiful day). I thought Chart House was the only game in town for waterfront because haven't been to Old Town in a while , but have found our new go-to place.
Great food in a friendly atmosphere, gem in Old Towne
Our first time here. Josh, our server, was great. Very friendly and attentive but not overbearing. The food was wonderful. Deviled eggs and oyster stew for apps, King St. Seafood Stew and Shrimp and Grits for entrees were both wonderful. Interesting craft cocktails. Especially liked the Glass Harp. We'll be back!
My first time at Vola's; definitely not my last; worth the drive from Maryland. The food was very good but the service and the staff were outstanding!!
Good food and very friendly staff. We asked for a table away from the bar...otherwise I think it would have been very noisy.
It’s a wonderful, laid-back restaurant with great food and excellent service. Music was a tad loud but not overwhelming.
Loved the food , atmosphere and arrive.
Delicious food and the waiter was very cool with us doing Buck a Chuck for Valentines day!
The staff was very friendly and the seafood was delicious. I'm looking forward to going back when it's warm to eat outside by the water.
My husband and I have dined at Vola’s many times and brought friends and each time it is an enjoyable experience, great food, casual atmosphere, and attentive wait staff!
Loved everything about Vola’s- the ambiance, the service, the cocktails, the food, the music. There is not one thing I could find to complain about. Get the calamari! 😍
Great customer service all around from each person we encountered. Food was decent. Hush puppies are a definite must!
Food was awesome!! Coconut shrimp and goat cheese and beet salad are must haves! Great fruity cocktails as well! Will certainly be back soon!!
I strayed from my usual choice--torpedo burger--which is great and ordered the scallops. Wow! What a great choice, served on a bed of barley (?), diced roasted butternut squash, diced bresola and one other ingredient that I've forgotten. It was a delicious entree.
Love the fish tacos! Side slaw was great too! Albarino equally wonderful. Sadly, service was pretty weak, our waiter seemed to prefer to hang out with other servers rather than wait on us and the place was mostly empty due to weather. We ran out of water and were never offered any more wine. Some other servers came to the rescue, thankfully.
Fantastic service and food!
Vola's has an interesting menu of seafood. Its modern and old school at the same time. I have enjoyed it for lunch, happy hour and dinner and their menu meets each type of outing. Great location which include outdoor seating in the spring and summer. Great service and a lively spot. I love the photos of old Alexandria. and the surrounding area.
We went for restaurant week and the food was good, not great.
Compliments to the staff for their consistent truly great service!