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Oceans & Ale

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
Prime Outlets 5601-1 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
+1 757-253-2253
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab balls” (8 reviews)
“sea bass” (14 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Prime Outlets 5601-1 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited after crab fishing in the York River. Food was fine, nothing special in my mind. Décor was above-average. We had a good time with our friends, I guess that's all that matters.

Thank Willem K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I really enjoyed our food here the service is polite and friendly. The seafood nachos and tuna poke a were awesome

Thank Brandi L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a great ambience and the seafood nacho appetizer was amazing!!! We wanted to return the next day, but the snow storm shut everything down. We will definitely return, when we're back in town. Great place and good food!

Thank 418busd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A busy restaurant with good servers. A complete menu without overwhelming. Many fresh fish choices. They offer a good array of appetizers (the trio is worth selecting) and a solid assortment of fish dishes, chicken, burgers, fajitas, etc. Everyone liked their choice reasonably well although...More

Thank Kath C
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

I have gone to bfg a lot of times and every time I go it just gets better I love Mahi Mahi it is so fresh I love it blackened

Thank GymnastAllyson0410
Reviewed 8 December 2017

During our week stay in Williamsburg, we have been there twice. Seafood pot pie is superb Great selection of beers, service is good.

Thank Ronnie P
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Good value for the money, large selection of fresh fish and seafood. We had Cod and Grouper which were both Pan seared and cooked perfectly.

Thank LewP7962
Reviewed 28 November 2017

First, let me say I have no complaints with the food or service. The food never disappoints. Two weeks ago reservations were made for a party of 8. We had out of town family visiting and wanted to have a nice dinner and catch up....More

Thank Christine G
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Great lunch, excellent atmosphere and right near the Prime outlets!! Fish & Chips enough to feed two!

Thank Marybeth M
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We arrived into town ready for an early dinner. It was already packed at 5:30 pm with a 30 minute wait. Hostess was very friendly and efficient. Nice selection of beers on tap. Waiter was attentive as well. My family order some crab dip, lettuce...More

Thank Peggy H
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Questions & Answers
Michelle P
24 July 2017|
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Response from R1GRO | Reviewed this property |
I have had them there on Wednesday night. Things change, so call before you go. Agree with others --- go early.
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
Vicki H
19 February 2015|
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Response from Genie M | Reviewed this property |
Definitely a jeans place. We saw a few oxford shirts when we were at the bar during happy hour - just office workers unwinding. Definitely no ties to be found! Enjoy!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, 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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
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: Prime Outlets 5601-1 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-253-2253
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