Details for Tim's Rivershore Restuarant

Tim's Rivershore Restuarant

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Average rating 4.1 stars from 13 reviews

Address 1510 Cherryhill Rd
Dumfries, VA 22026


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: Restaurant with 400 foot pier. Slips are for restaurant patrons only.


Anchorage surrounding pier is usually tightly packed. The restuarnnt runs a courtesy shuttle non-stop ferrying people in and out from the anchorage.

VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


When coming into the docks, take a line from the end of the pier at Cockpit Point, to the end of the fixed docks at Tim's. This is the natural channel for the water flow down this side of the river and is kept clear by it.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - YES
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

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Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

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AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

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Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


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Gas priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Ask the staff for directions to the dog walking area. You must bring your own bag to clean up after your pet.

Disability access

Launch service

Yes - Water taxi is available, just drop the hook and they'll come get you.

Pump out





Yes - Dumpsters in parking lot, not sure if it is 'encouraged' but it is available.



Yes - During restaurant operating hours.






Yes - Seafood, crabhouse.


Yes - Multiple tiki-bar locations with live music.

Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi from Tim's. ATT, good and 3G.

Boat ramp availability


Other services


Reviews for Tim's Rivershore Restuarant
Great Restaurant, 2015-03-27
Captain: , Occoquan, VA (123)

Tie up at the dock or let the pontoon boat come and get you when anchored. Awesome fireworks show every year the weekend before the 4th.

Tim's River shore, 2014-10-23
Captain: , Sewickley (60)

Great place to grab a bite to eat and soemthing to drink! Drive right up or better yet, sail right up, this place is worth the time!!!

Kind of pricey for what you get, 2014-06-17
Captain: , Neabsco Creek, VA (251)

Tim's isn't a bad spot to go. The menu is a bit pricey and the crowds can get a little rough. People bring their kids, but the place can be loud and crowded, especially when the live music is going. Sit inside if you want to hear yourself think.

Great Ambience & Fireworks; OK Seafood, 2014-05-13
Captain: , Occoquan, VA (370)

Go to Tims 2-3 a year; best time to go is "not on the 4th" fireworks, which rival any fireworks you'll see. The ambience at Tims is great, with outside tables in the sand and there is almost always a live band/entertainment on the dock. The seafood and crabs are hit or miss--sometimes fantastic and sometimes mushy. The shrimp is always good and the hot dogs on a pretzel bun are always good as well.
Anchoring can sometimes be a problem in high winds with little holding power. Best place to anchor is to the right of Tims as you look at the restaurant, just in front of the white house. There is a hole here that averages 4+' even at low water.
All-in-all, a good place/restaurant to relax for several hours, eat seafood, have a libation or two, and listen to live music.

Nice Restuarent, 2014-03-04
Captain: , Annandale Va. (265)

A great place to take your boat for some good seafood. Close to some good catfishing areas just north of here.

Still in Business, 2013-09-17
Captain: , Stafford, VA (305)

A few years ago, some developer wanted the land, and the County helped by condemning the deck at Tim's because of some permitting irregularity. A deal was struck, and suddenly the deck became safe. I believe the deal included selling out to the developer at some future date, but I'm guessing that the current economic conditions may have soured that deal.
Anyway, great crab cakes, and nice scenery for us DOM. Like Tim's II, anchor way out if you don't want someone to came in after you and anchor too close to you.

Unless You Like Risk, Don't Order The Crabs, 2013-09-17
Captain: , Richmond (223)

As one of the few sailboats, we anchored about 200 yards off the dock in about 7' of water. Anchor set quickly and held fast in a fresh breeze and chop. Outstanding live covers of SRV by Duffy Kane tempted us to take the water taxi in and check the place out. The outside seating where we ate was campy/quaint, but a little shabby. The staff, however was friendly and accommodating, even if the service was on the slow side on this Labor Day weekend. The waiter raved about the large Jimmies, so probably against our better judgement, we ordered a dozen and settled in with a bucket of cold beer. Sadly, when the crabs arrived, the meat was mush. A few were edible, most simply were not. In addition, the seasoning they chose to use was apparently not Old Bay (a sin if there ever was one) and appeared to be dumped on dry after the crabs were cooked. When I showed the waiter the gooey mess that was crab meat, he was apologetic, and brought replacements. These were edible, but still overcooked and flavorless. We left half of the crabs untouched. We also had the hush puppies, and they were only fair. As this was our first visit, it was a busy weekend, and because the staff was courteous, I'll probably give them another shot. It was a fun afternoon with great music and really bad crabs. But, we will stick to the basics next time. No diving off the deep end until you prove you can swim. If the second visit mirrors the first, we will not return no matter how nice the folks are.

Great Fireworks, 2013-07-10
Captain: , Washington D.C. (252)

Went to the Not-on-the-4th fireworks 2013, Started a bit late but what a great show, you are basically anchored underneath the fireworks. They hold these the weekend before the 4th of July each year. One note, don't take the water taxi close to dark as you can get stuck on shore until after the fireworks are done.

Great Place for a party, but not for families, 2013-03-31
Captain: , Mount Vernon VA (67)

Consistant food at waterfront prices. Super packed at times, with long waits. Not a place for families on weekends.

The best Crabs, 2012-09-05
Captain: , Woodbridge, Va (126)

If you like blue crabs. You can't beat this place for crab soup, steamers,and soft crabs. The owner is usually there and very friendly.

Great food, great drinks $$, 2011-07-12
Captain: , Washington, DC (350)

Dont miss a chance to stop by this unique waterfront dining establishment.

Tim's Rivershore, 2011-03-30
Captain: , Bath, NC (35)

Tim's has recently added a floating dock as of 2010 that provides an additional 30 slip capacity +/- ... This is a floating dock accommodating up to 36 ft vessel length. Larger LOAs can fit but awkward. Great party atmosphere, pet friendly, no overnight charges, no hookups, awesome breakfast buffet.

Great way to spend a Sunday!, 2010-07-25
Captain: , Washington DC (105)

I used Tim's as a meeting place for guests coming to daysail and swim over in Mattawoman Creek in July 2010. I pulled in around 0830 and found a couple sleeply leftover boats from the Sat night festivities. There are no auxiliary markers to mind in this area, I only draw 2'7" but was told it was around 6' at the pier by the staff.

In the afternoon we returned to find at least 25 boats at anchor and the pier nearly full (all powerboats but myself and one other). We did get a recently vacated spot on the pier to park and got plenty of help with our lines from other boaters. The fixed wood dock presents a couple hazards to your boat, bring fenders and be careful with placement.

We had dinner at the restaraunt while enjoying some live music which provided a great end to a good day on the water. The restaraunt seemed very family friendly though I'm sure on a fri or sat night it gets pretty rowdy. Plenty of special events fill their calendar as they partner up with the local Sea Ray dealer.

Worth checking out if you like seafood and personality with your food!

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