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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 legs” (37 reviews)
“sea bass” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Prime Outlets 5601-1 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Marybeth M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this hidden gem our last few nights in town. The family enjoyed so much we ate here the last two nights we were visiting. The food was great and the beer was cold. The crab nachos are a must try!

Thank MattS03
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We came here a few years ago for the first time since we were in the area visiting. We fell in love with this place and the service!!! We couldn't wait to come back! We just drove from NJ and all my boyfriend wanted were...More

1  Thank Jen F
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Ok so I am from NJ where we have some great restaraunts. We were down here a few years ago and fell in love with this place. So we were so looking forward to coming here we stopped in for a beer and some crab...More

Thank jozeppi
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I've been there several times and we are very much a seafood loving family so this place fits our bill nicely. There is a big wall with pictures of fish and the available offerings are marked with a big kitchen spoon. On this day I...More

Thank Ko E
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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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