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For 2
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7:00 PM
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The Wharf

4.3
1893 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
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. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 836-2836
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
With our beautiful private dining room on the second floor, The Wharf is the perfect place for your next business meeting or special occasion. With our fresh seafood and excellent staff, The Wharf can make your next event one to remember.
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Private party contact
Pedro Rivas: (703) 836-2836
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Catering
We offer small-scale catering services in the direct Old Town area. For larger inquiries, please call to discuss with a manager.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N. Lee St.
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Parking details
On street parking available and public parking garage directly behind restaurant.
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Public transit
Free trolley from Metro stop to the Wharf and transit stop 1 block from restaurant.
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Entertainment
Multiple televisions for sports games, shows, etc.
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Special events & promotions
Weddings, rehearsal dinners, receptions, bridal showers, baby showers, holiday parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, business meetings/conferences.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1893 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Quiet
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BevH 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food, service, and ambience. Would highly recommend and plan to visit again.

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AnthonyP 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The Warf is a great restaurant for that night out with your special someone. The atmosphere was quiet and elegant, the food was delicious, and the staff were amazing. I would definitely recommend it to friend or colleague.

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Opentablepoints (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

Chicken was dry and the seafood was way over cooked! The shrimp, calamari, and scallops were like rubber. I would not recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

First time, enjoyed the food. Celebrated my 60th Birthday with family and friends, will be sure to visit again.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

All four diners gave two thumbs up on the dishes we ordered: Chesapeake Bay rockfish (2x), yellow fin tuna, and crab cakes. We were seated by the bar on Friday night, the locals were boisterous, but obviously it’s “their” place to hang out on a Friday night, so a bit noisy. Three before dinner cocktails, bottle of wine, 4 entrees, was $50 per person, so average score on value for money.

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OttoV (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was delicious. Great service. Love the quiet and pretty ambiance

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Survivor2011 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our waiter was very friendly, informative and attentive. The food was enjoyed by all 4 in our party. The stuffed flounder was very good as was the salmon and the portions were just right. The warm bourbon pecan pie with ice cream on top was delicious although not 'warm' as advertised. It was too good to send back to ask that they warm it. Could not let it leave the table because it was so good. (smile)

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ArielP (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Quiet atmosphere. Food was plentiful and delicious. We went for restaraunt week and received a 3 course meal for only $20. Service was great. I would definitely go back.

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Localgirl (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food, service and atmosphere. Crab cakes are fabulous, as was the she-crab soup.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Our server was great! Food was great as well. Super fast. Great price for restaurant week three course meal.

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