Vola’s Dockside Grill is another favorite located along Old Town Alexandria’s waterfront. The restaurant features a slate of local oysters and other fresh seafood, alongside cocktails, beer, and wine in a relaxed waterfront setting. After noshing on crab cakes and Virginia oysters, head next door to Hi-Tide Lounge to finish off your night sipping tropical cocktails on the riverside.
When in Old Town, you pretty much have to dine on the waterfront, and the best new spot to do that is Vola’s. The patio is in the prime position for people watching and boat ogling over seafood and beers. You’ll find a great ocean bounty—Crab Dip and Conch Fritters, plus raw oysters and seafood cocktail to start, and options like a Crab Cake Sandwich and Fish and Chips for main dishes. Plus, the Old Bay Fries are pretty much a requirement for every table.