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Oceans & Ale

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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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Prime Outlets 5601-1 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went here with two friends. We got shrimp macaroni, fish tacos, and fajitas. They were all excellent! I cant decide, however, if dessert or happy hour was my favorite part. Half price bottles of wine or chocolate lava cake! Either way it was great!

Thank tinaaustin
Reviewed 6 days ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by someone who worked at the resort at which we stayed. It was difficult to find via GPS, but when we did, it was mostly a bar/ pub scene, and very noisy. The wait was going to be an...More

Thank ericsosnowski
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us had dinner here and we all loved our meals. Jaime was our waitress and she was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely return should we visit Williamstown again.

Thank Jodyjudy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pub/Bar atmosphere. Fairly loud, but good music. Indoor/Outdoor seating. We are in. Great Tap beer selection. Good menu. Seafood Pot Pie was good thanks to the She-Crab Soup base. A bowl of it would have been better. Fried shrimp were very good. Excellent service.

Thank paj0756
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good service. Three of us had battered shrimp. They were outstanding. The forth in our party had steak and enjoyed it very much. Interesting fries and nice veggie side and salads. Had an enjoyable time.

Thank NJmao
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A solid three- the food was ok and the atmosphere pretty good. If you need a break from shopping, add this place to your list! It could be a four if they used a bit fresher chicken!

Thank johnbarnhardt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 2 adults and 2 teens enjoyed dinner at Oceans & Ale last Wednesday. We got there at 5 minutes to 5 and got a table right away. 3 of us had the AYCE snow crab for $25 each. It was delicious. Our...More

Thank CarolynGee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there for my birthday dinner. The food and service was amazing!! My kids enjoyed! My husband and I enjoyed!

Thank Nicole R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went specifically for wing night. Made reservations for 7 PM and seated promptly. Our waitress, Danielle, was awesome. She took such good care of us. Had everything we needed (including extra napkins) without asking. The atmosphere here is loud, relaxed and fun. Filled with people...More

Thank WMBGfoodlover
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Loved the food, the choice of local beers. Fish tacos were delicious. Not huge portions, just enough. I just hate being rushed. My 12 year old was still eating his burgers after we'd all finished and the waiter asked us twice, nicely I'll admit, if...More

Thank brit_123
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Michelle P
25 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
20 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
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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