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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
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Sun 11:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Waterloo, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I drove by this restaurant on the way to our hotel on our first night in Williamsburg. It was busy, and we thought it looked nice, so we decided to give it a try. It seemed that it was predominantly a seafood restaurant, but it also seemed to have a good selection of steaks. Since we were... More 

Thank gFive Bill J
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to eat, food choices for all appetites. Service was great, ask for Grace. The seafood mac was great.

Thank Mike M
Williamsburg, Virginia
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have tried this restaurant now 3 times, thinking we may have misjudged the food and service prior visits. Nope! It's great for beers and watching the tele, but skip any of their super fried fish or seafood options, as it's a surprise they're still in business. Service is poor, as on our last visit, the waitress acted like we... More 

Thank EatLoveTravel17
Flat Rock, North Carolina
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped at 2 p.m. for a late lunch. Cobb salad with crab and shrimp was good but it took forever to be served. Friend had cheeseburger/fries...it also took forever to get the check after we asked. Left a small tip. Best part about restaurant is it's in the Premium Outlets shopping area and that's why we went. Their gluten-free selections... More 

Thank karenskelton7
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Oceans & Ale was a great place to eat. The food was good, drinks were good and dessert was amazing. My only complaint was that it took them 2 hours to serve us one meal & dessert. It was busy but not so busy that it should have taken so long.

Thank Marie P
Richmond, Virginia
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179 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant offers a diverse menu (sandwiches, salads, entrees), delicious food served in generous portions, and friendly, efficient severs. A major advantage is its proximity to the outlet!!!

Thank VirginiaTraveler805
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

My wife myself and my daughter tried this restaurant because it was close to where we were staying. My wife and myself tried the grouper. Mine was cooked perfectly. My wife's piece was terrible. It was so tough that it was uneatable. We told the waiter and he got her another piece. This time it was perfect. The food ended... More 

Thank Gerald G
Darnestown, Maryland
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We didn't have reservations and had about a 25 minute wait on a Sunday evening. Once we sat down though quite a few tables opened up. Still it must have taken the better part of an hour to get our food - very slow. Once it arrived, though, the food was excellent. Staff were friendly and pleasant. Great ambiance and... More 

Thank StalwartTraveler
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179 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The take reservations. The food is excellant and everytime we have been we've had the same waitress. She is excellant. The food is terrific and there is plenty of it.

Thank vacritter2000
Staunton, Virginia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great seafood, fun atmosphere, crab cake was delicious, would recommend this restaurant to anyone coming to Williamsburg.

Thank ame6768

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Restaurant Details

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