★★★★★ “We went as a family to Ropewalk Fenwick for lunch on a Friday in August. It was not overly crowded or loud but I definitely see the potential for both later in the afternoon and into the evening.

The staff was excellent with our girls – 7 and 2. They brought the kids food with our oysters, which is a solid move. Overall, we thought the service was very attentive. Just another note about this place and kids: there is a small tot lot out front.

On to the food and drink: The oyster selection was very diverse, and the beer selection was extensive. I was pleasantly surprised to see a number of high end wines on the wine list. We really wanted to try the crab guacamole, but that will have to wait until next time.

One of our kids had the fried clam strips, which was very good. Ropewalk doesn’t cut any corners on the batter. The other had the pasta option and ate every bite.

I had the Chesapeake Grilled Cheese sandwich — there was little, if any, filling in the crab cake. My wife had the crab cake sandwich and noted the same. Food quality was superb.

There is one item on the menu that I dream about trying, but don’t know if I’d ever have the courage: the independence burger… Two angus patties with the works held together by two glazed donuts. Yes, that’s right. Maybe someday!

Ropewalk is definitively worth a stop when you’re in the area!”

Ryan D.

Burke, VA

★★★★★ “Visiting my parents this weekend and had lunch here yesterday. Service is great and so is the atmosphere. Can’t wait to come back in the summer and eat/drink outside and on the deck. Keep up the great beer list!”

Sam M.

Arlington, VA