Alexandria's Best Seafood Restaurants



Certain restaurants are known for their expertise at turning out signature dishes really well. They've pinned down the ingredients, mastered the process, and gained a strong following as a result. Alexandria has had much success cultivating great restaurants and creating a substantial market for Seafood. Locals can't get enough of the city's excellent food, and you'll often find them, along with eager tourists, at popular Laporta's Restaurant or at RT's, a major player in the field. Make sure you see what all the fuss is about!




It's no wonder that this old Colonial warehouse is a classic neighborhood institution in Old Town. The warm lighting and nautical flags create an old world escape that is unmatched by your typical neighborhood pub. From shrimp and grits to...  Read More


The Fish Market Restaurant
Photo courtesy of Mr. T in DC


The Fish Market Restaurant is the place to go for prime seafood in a lovely historic setting. The building that houses the restaurant dates back to the 19th century, and the warm woods and exposed brick walls inside recreate the era. Here,...  Read More


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"Thanks be to cod" reads the sign on the entrance to this casual, Dublin-inspired, fish and chip joint. They offer a variety of fresh fish options, including prawns, grouper, and, of course, cod. The fried fish of your choice is served in one of...  Read More




Enjoy live jazz as you feast on fantastic seafood at this elegant, candlelit restaurant. Douglas Laporta, chef and owner, has earned a reputation for Continental-style seafood and pasta dishes. Look for the fresh catch of the day or favorites...  Read More


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The Wharf


Special occasions become even more elegant when celebrated at this posh restaurant, which has offered fine seafood for 30 years. The historic building dates to 1790, and much of its brick-and-beam interior has been preserved. Maine lobster,...  Read More


Warehouse Bar and Grill


Caricatures of historic and political figures line the walls of this steak and seafood restaurant, and some famous folks have been known to show up in person. Popular with both tourists and locals, Warehouse covers everything from salads and...  Read More


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Fish Market, located in an historic building that once housed ship's cargo from around the world, is an exceptional seafood restaurant and bar. Inside, you'll find low ceilings, wooden floors and paneling, and blue-and-red-checked tablecloths....  Read More


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RT's


Seafood gets New Orleans style at this unpretentious restaurant. Try crawfish étoufée, famous crabcakes, and rave-inducing soft-shell crabs. The most popular appetizer is a crawfish and shrimp beignet, topped with garlic mayonnaise. Although...  Read More


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Finn & Porter


This beef and seafood restaurant is a perfect stop for a business lunch or dinner. Stop in for a drink and a visit to the seafood bar, which features sushi, shrimp, crab legs, oysters, and crayfish. Or, order a hearty steak from the menu. The...  Read More


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