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Oceans & Ale

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Prime Outlets 5601-1 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
+1 757-253-2253
11:30 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Ringgold, VA
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was perfect for a great seafood lunch without all the shopping crowds. Although it is conveniently located on the fringe of the mall, it's hidden just enough to eliminate the majority of shoppers. The service was great, and the selection of food and beverage, including ample beer selections, was more than some of the larger restaurants in the... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome crab legs for a great all-you-can-eat price! Also good hush puppies to go along with them. Their wings were good but didn't have a sauce spicy enough for my taste. Good service and atmosphere.

Thank Ashley R
Valdosta, Georgia
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173 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had seafood mac and cheese and a salad here for lunch. Great bar/restaurant with a pub feel. Friendly wait staff and really really good food. Location is at the outlets, so plenty to do. Would eat here again alone or hosting.

Thank kbroski42
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the shrimp bisque and a salad for lunch. Both were delicious. Would go there again for lunch.

Thank Maryanne T
Prince George, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told that O & A had the best steak and crab cakes around. We went there for MY birthday dinner. I had steak 2 nights earlier...so decided on Seafood Pot Pie. It was absolutely incredible. It was loaded with shrimp and scallops, potatoes, onions etc. It was filled with the most delicious creamy 'she-crab' soup gravy. Then it... More 

Thank Jeffrey V
Woodstock, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

James was our server and took great care of us during our 1st visit to Oceans and Ale. He gave us great recommendations on drinks and food and was attentive, but not hovering. We sampled a VA beer on his recommendation...Vienna Lager by Devil's Backbone-so delicious. The special on Sunday night was Chilean Sea Bass...the delicate flavor of the fish... More 

Thank Pamela H
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Nice atmosphere, good food, and drinks. Lively but not too loud. staff are nice. Easy and homewtown.

Thank Kelly T
Centerville, Ohio
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2,312 reviews
1,523 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,665 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We have enjoyed several fine dining experiences during the past two weeks in MD, PA, AND VA. Oceans and Ale tis a neat spots bar with numerous TV's, and certainly does not pretend to offer fine dining. Ambience Spots bar with cherry Windows and clean. Servers. Very young women intent on having a good time, and in need of training... More 

Thank SavantIII_11
Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Did some outlet shopping with friends and decided to have our dinner here as this great little restaurant is on the same property as the outlets. Although they have special days thru the week, the REAL special is their "catch of the day." Salad, fresh fish (5 different choices), choice of grilled, broiled or pan-seared, choice of 3 toppings for... More 

Thank Susan W
SW Ontario
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Went there on Trip Advisor ratings....we were not disappointed. Two glasses of wine, seafood spring rolls, she-crab soup, fish tacos and Alaskan crab all for $60. GREAT Service! A keeper for return visits to Williamsburg.

Thank Taylor1012

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?