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Oceans & Ale

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
5601 Richmond Rd, Prime Outlets, Williamsburg, VA 23185
+1 757-253-2253
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab balls” (10 reviews)
“sea bass” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 02:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
5601 Richmond Rd, Prime Outlets, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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1 - 10 of 778 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a wonderful meal here while in town for the Busch Gardens Christmastown Light Up. I went out of the box (for me!) and tried the Seafood Pot Pie - WOW, what a choice. It was absolutely delicious. My daughter had the Coconut Shrimp...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mike G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's always a bonus to discover a place like this when you're on vacation. Close-by, lots of seating options (inside/outside/bar/dining) as well as friendly and efficient staff. Oh and lets not forget the Bloody Mary bar where you can make your own for a special...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank gsg1557
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brooke just waited on our party and was one of best customer service experiences ever. We had wings, nachos, Bloody Mary bar, and other apps. Brooke by far was best waitress we ever had: quick, funny, thoughtful, and engaging. We will be back!

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 876joep
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Great place for dinner and drinks! Easy going atmosphere and great menu selection. The staff is friendly and the bartenders are fantastic! The she crab soup and fresh catch are always delicious!

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Amanda D
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Our hotel concierge recommended this place, sadly we had under cooked seafood and tasteless fajitas. Our boys loved their food so that was a plus.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank amandamJ7150YL
Reviewed 3 November 2018

While visiting Williamsburg in October of this year, we had the privilege of having dinner at Oceans and Ale. I am a real fan of She Crab Soup, and Oceans and Ale had a seafood pot pie on the menu, which I ordered. The seafood...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Sid R
Reviewed 27 October 2018

The service was quite good and the food was very good. However , the noise level was to the point of not being able to carry on a conversation. Good place for a quick bite.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Mauiman
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Ate here twice during a weekend visit to see my son at William and Mary. Both times exceeded our expectations. Caught a game on the huge TV, live music on a Sat night and good food too. Service was very good. Food so fresh with...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank scubaskier123
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Ocean and Ale was recommended to us and so we GPS the directions. Was a little disappointed, the price and portion for my fish and chips wasn't what I expected, too much batter, couldn't really taste the fish.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank 922queenw
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch at my favorite Williamsburg restaurant and tried the crab tacos. Good flavor but the shredded meat consistency put me off. It’s great in the nachos but not here. I wanted some more lumps.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank On_the_go_with_joe_m
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Questions & Answers
Pat M
12 February 2018|
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Response from On_the_go_with_joe_m | Reviewed this property |
The crab night has changed to lobster night. $10 tails or $30 lobster.
Michelle P
24 July 2017|
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Response from On_the_go_with_joe_m | Reviewed this property |
No, changed to lobster night.
Leon R
16 March 2016|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
the restaurant occupancy capacity is well over that figure, but I doubt the seating arrangements would be able to accommodate a party that large. A telephone call to the establishment would answer the question once and for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 12:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5601 Richmond Rd, Prime Outlets, Williamsburg, VA 23185
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-253-2253
A great meal at a casual price, that appeals to a diverse age group of diners. From the young couple going out on a date, to the family of four looking to spend under $75, to the professional trying to impress a client, Oceans & Ale appeals to a diverse range of clientele. Oceans & Ale seeks to compliment the dining experience in historic Williamsburg with nightly specials & live entertainment in a vibrant casual setting.
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