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Madigan's Waterfront

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(86 Reviews)

201 Mill St, Occoquan, VA 22125

(703) 494-6373

Today: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tomorrow: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Madigan s Waterfront is an eating establishment that offers a range of food items and alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages for lunch and dinner. The restaurant is a locally owned and operated business that serves clients in northern Virginia. It specializes in seafood dishes and offers a formal dining experience. The restaurant s bar features television sets. Madigan s Waterfront offers event planning and catering services. It maintains private banquet and deck areas. The restaurant organizes live music and entertainment shows. It provides space for weddings, receptions, private parties, bridal showers, dinners and luncheons. The restaurant s reception venue has a seating capacity of up to 110 guests. Madigan s Waterfront serves shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon, crab cakes and fried scallops.

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Steak Houses, Seafood Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street, Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

Pets Allowed: No


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Aaron L.
Edited: 07/05/2018

I went with four family members at about 4:30 on a Saturday. It was not busy when we arrived, but was getting more crowded by the time we left. I must note that we all enjoy good seafood.

To start, we had the crab and shrimp nachos - they were delicious. My dad also had the crab chowder and enjoyed it - it was very thick and creamy.

For dinner, I had the seafood pasta. It has shrimp, crab meat, and scallops with penne, in an herby white wine sauce with parmesan sprinkled over it. It was delicious. The scallops were cooked perfectly, which I do not find very often. At restaurants, they tend to be overcooked and dry, but not these. I did bring about half of it home.

Two of my dining companions had the appetizer of mini crab cakes for their entree - three mini crab cakes that made for a perfect-sized entree. The were crispy on the outside and moist and flavorful inside.

Another had the stuffed flounder - it was rich and VERY large. I didn't try any, but she really enjoyed it. And finally, my dad had the big fish sandwich. It was huge - and really really good.

Carla B.



Madigan's is a nice, reliable place to visit when you are hungry. The menu holds no special surprises, which is often a good thing! You can get good basic food here and some lovely snacks. We like sitting out on the deck and looking down river. Both indoor and outdoor seating reflect the sort of casual spot where friends go to meet and eat and drink. Not too much elegance, but not too down scale either. It's fun to visit Occoquan during the holiday season. The small town feels cozy and welcoming at any time but especially in the fall and winter. Madigan's is easy to get to with plenty of parking just outside. They get some very good musicians in as well.

Celine K.



We used Madigan's as the rehearsal dinner, because our ceremony was at St. Mary's of Sorrows Historic Church and our wedding reception was at Rockledge Mansion, so the restaurant's location was perfect! We had actually heard from the locals in Occoquan that Madigan's wasn't that great, in terms of the food - we asked around and frequented the town - but I still booked the place. When the rehearsal dinner was all said and done, the food really was the most memorable part of the entire dinner! All of my guests raved about the crab stuffed flounder, chicken (and the sauce!) and the filet mignon. Best choice we made, and the music in the bar was so fun afterwards! I highly recommend Madigan's for a rehearsal dinner!

Yolissa P.



Madigan's was the perfect choice for my wedding, right across the street from my venue, but even better, they had in-house decorating, catering and cake! The space is located upstairs with tons of natural lighting and plenty of room for up to 120 guests (I had 105). Cathy was wonderful to work with and took a ton of stress off my shoulders. We provided our cake topper, table cards, a few personal decorations (pictures), favors and guest book and didn't have to worry about anything else! It was great! You can choose anything from passed individual servings of tapas to a full sit-down meal, and the option of a full-service bar. My guests really liked the food. I didn't use their DJ for music, but there is a tie in for outside DJ's to use as well. Excellent venue and I will keep it in mind for friends and other events!

Annabell H.



The variety of different choices of food is impressive, and is the reason I come more than once a month.

Beti E.



I was pleasantly surprised to find this quaint restaurant en route to Virginia Beach, VA. Kim gave great service and the food was delish! I will definitely be back.

Marc H.



Look back at this weekend, I believe this class reunion was the most carefully planned party ever. The menu and venues were excellent. Table arrangements and music were exceptional. I know that none of this happened by itself. Thanks for providing me with memories of an exceptional class reunion. I will cherish those memories for as long as I have a memory.

Sterling B.



I had a great experience here, the boats, food and stay were all top notch for me. I brought my wife and family here for a vacation and it was great, truly great.

Cathleen C.



wonderful food and service. The view could not have been more pleasant. I will be back. Thank you so much.

Claud M.



We used Madigan's for our rehearsal dinner venue. Our guests complimented us on the restaurant and food. My in-laws couldn't have enough nice things to say about Cathy as they worked with her in organizing the dinner. Everything ran smoothly on the night of the rehearsal dinner and you could tell that Cathy and the staff have a lot of experience and they knew how to handle everything!

Yuli G.



Once again Madigans was a hit with our friends. We all shared some crab and shrimp nachos & brie and fruit. The chicken oscar was great but I think the cowboy ribeye was the best choice for the meat. Danny had the surf and turf which was hard to eat because he had to hold the rest of the table away from his lobster with a fork. One of these times I'm going to try and save room for dessert. Great job Madigan's

Zondra P.



Lunch four times over the last couple of years, and never a bad meal. The last time was in the back room by the window overlooking the river...... and it was wonderful. We elected to have several appetizers as 'shared variety' with a lite fruity Blue Moon to take care of the road dust. We've always had later lunches so service has never been a problem. Atmosphere is relaxing and always repeatable.

Stanly B.



We stopped here for lunch and will come again when we are in the area. We were seated outside and while the tables are very close together we enjoyed the view in spite of being crowded. It was hard for the wait staff to walk between the tables. Our dinner was excellent. I had crab cakes and my husband had crab crusted salmon. We both had steamed vegetables which were excellent. Our waiter was Donnell T. and he was very knowledgeable about the menu and a very good waiter.

Ticia W.



The setting is great and the food is amazing! The employees are nice and check up on you regularly. Thank you

Kirb B.



My experience with Madigan's Waterfront has always been a happy one. There is live entertainment Friday & Saturday evenings in the bar area starting about 9:30. which has been a pleasant experience. The food is wonderful and the service is terrific. If you haven't visited the waterfront you don't know what your missing.

Rei B.



Location is everything! I visit Northern Virginia often to see family and outside of Old Town Alexandria or DC riverfront locations, the setting here is incredible. It is a true destination and a special place to bring friends and family. It is my favorite place to visit when I am in town. It offers something very different, actually, which is a quaint village setting. The historic town of Occoquan is a real Virginia treasure. The restaurant is right in the middle of the main street of the little town and right on the river. There is a beautiful bridge over the river to look at and a charming riverwalk/boardwalk to stroll on after your meal. The town is adorable with several shops and ice cream parlors so you can truly make an afternoon out of it.

The restaurant is very spacious with different areas inside and out. I recently dined upstairs for their prix fixe wine dinner which was many many delightful courses and yummy local wines to taste. Every seat in the room was filled that night and it was a wonderful evening. I have spent lovely afternoons on the deck enjoying the live music, beautiful scenery and friendly patrons all around. The deck is especially lively in the warmer weather. I once experienced a beautiful rain shower over the river while I was there that we could watch and listen to from the safety of the covered deck. The roof over the deck also provides shade so no need to worry about the sun in your face.

The restaurant is very clean and constantly being updated. The bar and restrooms were all brand new when I went for the wine dinner the other night. The staff is courteous, the prices are very reasonable and I can always count on a relaxing and enjoyable experience there. Highly recommend!!

Cris M.



Madigan's Waterfront is a very pleasant riverside restaurant in the quaint village of Occoquan, VA. Madigan's is an excellent stop during a visit to Occoquan and is definitely a dining destination itself

Seafood entrees are the mainstay and include Crabcakes, Sea Scallops au Gratin, Stuffed Shrimp, Stuffed Flounder and a featured fresh catch of the day. Steak, chicken, and pasta dishes are available, too. Snadwiches, burgers, and salads are also on the menu. (If you are not up for a full crabcake dinner, the crabcake sandwich is a fine alternative.)

Madigan's does crab very well and I can recommend both the crab cakes (nicely seasoned and full of crab meat rather than filler) and crab chowder.

The main dining room is decorated in a gazebo or atrium style with trellises, hanging plants and wood floring. Dining on the waterfront deck is most enjoyable in spring and summer, but is popular the year round. Sunday Brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Live music featuring local and regional bands is scheduled in the bar and lounge area on Friday and Saturday nights.

Shelle F.



Lunch at Madigan's today. It was excellent, as always. Our server Suzanne was personal and professional, and made us feel very welcome. Best clam chowder on the planet! Fish and chips wonderful comfort food on a cold day. I regularly visit this area and Madigan's is my top go-to restaurant. My friend, who is local and has lived here for more than 30 years, visits regularly and always gives it a five-star review. I'm from Dallas and I'll be back!

Giaca C.



We recently tried Madigan's after I returned from a week long business trip. It was the perfect place to relax and enjoy dinner with my wife and our little boy. We sat out on the deck overlooking a quiet spot on the occoquan. They had live music and great food. We really enjoyed the crab cake appetizer, the stuffed flounder (extremely good) and the chicken alfredo. We will definitely be going back for another relaxing evening on the deck.

Elva A.



My friend and I happened upon Madigan's one night in June and had a nice, intimate dinner. We sat inside, which has a cozy atmosphere- too bad it was chilly out, or we would have preferred sitting outside, as it looks very inviting as well. The food we picked was delicious and the waitress was friendly. They had a band playing in the bar on our way out, so we ended up staying & dancing for quite a while. There were a bunch of folks out to enjoy themselves, just like us. It was a pleasant surprise. We ate there again this Wednesday night and both of our meals were delicious. The prices are kind of high but the service is good and if you're out to enjoy yourself, it's a nice place to go.

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