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Cock and Bowl

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302 Poplar Aly, Occoquan, VA 22125-7748
+1 703-494-1180
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Tue 16:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Springfield, Virginia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to spend the afternoon on the outdoor patio on a nice sunny day. Good selection of Belgian beer, but go for the mussels.

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Thank Tom K
Virigina
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We actually never ate there for dinner. We saw it on TripAdvisor with good reviews and it offered my husband's favorite steak and frites. TripAdvisor, yelp and google all post a steak and frites for $18 on the main dishes. My husband went to the actual website of the restaurant and could only find an organic steak at $27.50. I... More 

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Thank FooledOnce
Woodbridge, Virginia
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere is that it is situated in quaint Occoquan which in itself is laid back comfortable and peaceful little town. The restaurant reflects all of that but with a high level of quality that it speaks to you with their menu and food preparation. The steaks were awesome - the fries tasty and fresh. My son had the special... More 

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Thank Tonia E
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115 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Off the beaten path in Old town occaquan but worth the stop. They are well known for their mussels and waffles. They have a great selection of Belgianand international beers. I believe they have some outdoor seating in the warmer months which I always love. The place is cramped and the tables are tight. It can be hard to get... More 

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Thank DoctorGCP
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We sat outside on the cute lit patio and had great drinks! The waiters were nice and the atmosphere was great.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We've been here twice-once for a meal and another time just for a beer on the patio. The restaurant is a little historic house and it's just adorable. Both times the service was good and prompt. We appreciate their eclectic beer selection. Our favorite part is sitting out on the patio by the fire pit, enjoying a tasty craft beer.

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Ansbach, Germany
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We were so pleased to find the Cock and Bowl, a Belgian restaurant in Occoquan. They have one of the best beer menus in NoVA and if you go when the weather is warm there is a nice little place to sit and drink while you fill yourself full of their delicious fries (pommes). Occasionally there are people that will... More 

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Thank mightylad
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Get it - that was a pun. This place has everything...but doesn't quite deliver the knockout punch it should. The mussels were good - not great... The beer selection was wide...but they were out of much of the seasonal options. The atmosphere was quaint (upstairs) and strange (downstairs). It felt like it could have been so much more. And...all things... More 

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Thank Graeme S
Northern Virginia, Virginia
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458 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

If you get recommendations for restaurants in the town of Occoquan, you'll invariably hear two restaurants repeated: Secret Garden Cafe and Cock and Bowl. Having enjoyed the former, I wanted to try the latter, and found just the occasion when my husband and I returned from vacation two days after Christmas with an empty refrigerator. I called ahead of time... More 

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Thank M H
Fairfax, Virginia
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301 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch . It is a small quaint place tucked away in town . As stated it is a bit pricey but not much over average in the immediate area . We ordered a charcuterie board , pate maison ( chicken liver pâté ) for appetizers and both were excellent . I ordered the Provençal mussels ,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$20
Cuisine
French
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 Poplar Aly, Occoquan, VA 22125-7748
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Prince William County  >  Occoquan
  • Phone Number: +1 703-494-1180
Description
You don't have to brave the airlines to visit an authentic little European neighborhood bistro. Come down to the quaint riverfront town of Occoquan for a little boutique shopping and finish up with a visit to our cozy bistro for a fine Belgian beer and a delicious meal. We are serving up always-fresh, always-homemade European bistro specialties, a selection of 60+ Belgian and Belgian-style beers we know you'll love, and a whole lotta coziness and welcome. Are they the freshest Prince Edward Island Blue Mussels and the crispy-creamiest fresh-cut Belgian Frites? You bet! Is there a beautiful street-side brick outdoor patio? Yep, we've got that, too. No fancy frills, just great beer, wine, and good, freshly prepared food. Oh! And we forgot to mention the delicious Non-GMO waffles. But you won't...see you soon! !

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