Nina's Dandy

Nina's Dandy


Hello are you all open? How do I book ?
I miss those days
Did the Dandy way back in the 70's with all my friends. Great Times
Trying to get in touch with Michael Miranda, I was Mary Ann Mecomber then, now I am Mary Ann West, Single, living in South Carolina. My email address is [email protected]. Please give him my email address. Thanks. Mary Ann
This has been closed for a year or more and the boat is now in San Diego, so putting a phone number and hours is sorta dumb. But I guess those diligent Facebook staffers are busy stamping out hate speech and stuff like that, right? Effing idiots.
After doing some online research, I found out that Nina's Dandy has been renamed Hornblower Discovery and is now in San Diego, California.
We're just north of Charleston, SC. Nina's Dandy just went by on the ICW headed south.
Just watched Nina’s Dandy on the ICE moving past Topsail Island NC. Where to? 2/23/2019. 16:54.
Must be going south
Noticed that the ship has left being docked at Colonial Beach. Where is she now? What is going on with her?
Is Nina’s Dandy no longer in service? I tried to call reservations and it has a non working number.
Are you still in Alexandria?? News says that you closed.

Fine Dining on the Potomac River Nina's Dandy is a fine-dining dinner boat with over 35 years of successful operating experience, and is world-renowned for excellent food and service in an elegant atmosphere.

We are moored in historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, and sail on the Potomac River past our Nation’s majestic monuments. Escape the traffic and make memories that will last aboard Nina’s Dandy. There’s so much to experience! Walk the same cobble-stone streets George Washington did before you board the vessel; gaze upon the Lincoln, Jefferson, and Washington Monuments as you dine and enjoy live music; and dance the night away while experiencing the outstanding service of our wait staff and crew. We look forward to serving you; whether it's during cherry blossom filled spring, beneath the astounding summer Fourth of July Fireworks, the crisp days of fall, or the magic of holiday winter cruises. ​ Remember, a Night On The Water Beats a Night on the Town®!

Operating as usual

King George High School

Mr. Schaefer is here to tell you about our Veterans Day fundraiser on Friday!

Nina's Dandy Refuses to Vacate The Strand Pier | Nina's Dandy | Dandy Dinner Boat Nina's Dandy Patrons, thank you for your overwhelming support. We remain at The Strand pier. The following has taken place since New Year's Eve 2017. We maintai...

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New Year's Eve 2017

Sometimes the stars align and all is well with the world. New Year's Eve 2017 aboard Nina's Dandy was one of those nights. One hundred and fifty-four guests and twenty-two crew members began their evening together in 2017 and slipped into 2018 under a canopy of fireworks. Couples - young and old; families - immediate and multi-generational; friends - new and lifetime, remembered the good and the not so good while looking forward to sharing the same in 2018.

The cruise we entitled our "Farewell Alexandria Firework Cruise ?" was a reminder of why we do what we do. Why the challenges of running a floating restaurant, and living up to the expectations of our guest, who have entrusted us with their touchstone moments, for 38 years are worth it. You look around and know it doesn't get much better than this. We've been a thread in the fabric of countless people's lives for years - many of whom celebrate with us year after year.

After much contemplation and prayer the family of Nina Wilson went into 2017's New Year's Eve cruise having decided we will not go silently. As a family of Greek immigrants we are calling January 1, 2018 our "Oxi Day" to the City of Alexandria: we remain docked at the Strand Street pier.

We call upon the City of Alexandria to honor the promises made to us, and the public, when they passed Ordinance 4749 specifically naming Nina's Dandy as having a place on Alexandria's waterfront. To express your concern regarding our eviction, concerned patrons may call (703) 746-4500 or send a group email to the Mayor and City Council members:


Maria Cohilas Ross, President

History of Oxi Day:

It’s not to late to book out New Year’s Eve Cruise! Ring in 2018 under a canopy of fireworks, sailing by our Nation’s Most Majestic Monuments. Call (703) 683-6076 to make reservations! 🍾⚓️🎇

For more information, visit:

#ninasdandy #finedining #nationalharbor #dc #alexandriava #oldtownalexandria #igdc #newyearseve #newyear #rivercruise #fireworkcruise #fireworks

Merry Christmas and gratitude to Nina's Dandy staff and crew. Thank you for making Christmas Eve brunch a day of joy for our guests and for your years of loyalty and hard work. We remain loyal to our promise to do everything we can to save your jobs.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Just picking up this weekend's floral arrangement.

[12/03/17]   We regret yesterday evening, December 2nd's, departure time was one with which we could not be flexible due to the fact guest were paying to see the Alexandria Holiday Boat of Lights Parade. The parade begins promptly at 5:30 and if Nina's Dandy did not leave at that time it would be impossible for us to position ourselves on the river to allow those, who were on board on time, to see the parade in its entirety. Unlike applying breaks and opening the doors of a bus to allow someone to come aboard, stopping a vessel that has already secured its pier, removed its ramp and untied its lines for departure is a much longer process. To reverse this process to allow for the safe boarding of guest and redoing the process for safe departure of the vessel would have caused all guest to have missed the parade of lights, not just those who arrived after the departure time. We will gladly reschedule any guest who missed the cruise.

Holiday Boat Parade of Lights in Alexandria VA

Why watch Alexandria's holiday boat "Parade of Lights" from the shore? The view from Nina's Dandy is one of a kind!
Call (703) 683 6076 to claim $15.00 off the base price per person when you mention this ad. The Christmas boat parade in Alexandria happens every year on the last day of Alexandria's Scottish Christmas Walk Parade, on the Potomac River.

As a thank you to those who have served our Country, Veterans sail FREE on our Dinner Cruise in the month of November, including Thanksgiving! Visit the link below for more information. 🇺🇸🎉

Date night aboard Nina's Dandy... Thanks for sharing your anniversary with us! ♥️🥂
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#Repost @arii_relizzz
It’s Monday, wishing I was at home still in bed with you ❤️
Highly recommend @ninasdandy dinner or lunch cruise it was a great time and they made our anniversary so special 🍽🥂
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Receive 25% off the base price of this Sunday night's Dinner Cruise, (Nov. 5) when you call and mention this post! Don't miss this great deal; we look forward to you sailing with us! ⚓️🌊🎉
For reservations, call: (703) 683 6076
#ninasdandy #alexandriava #oldtownalexandria #dc #finedining #foodie #thingstodoindc #datenight #nationalharbor #wasingtondc #potomac #igdc

Birthday Celebrations! 🎉 🎊
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#ninasdandy #alexandriava #oldtownalexandria #finedining #celebrate #potomac #potomacriver #rivercruise #dc

Nina's Dandy

Lookin' Sharp!
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Beautiful sunsets over the Potomac ⛵️🌅
PC: @kimpoke5
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Great picture of our Sunday Champagne Brunch by @ananda.robinson 🥂⛵️
#ninasdandy #oldtownalexandria #nautical #finedining #alexandriava #rivercruise #potomacriver #potomac #brunch #breakfast #yummy

All smiles for a brand-new week. Happy Monday! ⛵️
#ninasdandy #potomac #potomacriver #rivercruise #finedining #nautical #oldtownalexandria #alexandriava #mondaymotivation

True story . . . This beauty said our Sunday Brunch Mac and Cheese was as good as her Grandmother's. Little did she know we convinced her grandmother to share it with us years ago! ⛵️🌊
#ninasdandy #sundaybrunch #potomac #potomacriver #finedining #rivercruise

What a nautical idea! 🌊#throwback to this Bridal Brunch aboard Nina's Dandy. 🎉💘
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#ninasdandy #bridalshower #bridalbrunch #finedining #oldtownalexandria #alexandriava #washingtondc #nautical
#Repost @linzzertorte
This girl is getting married! Love ya @bbauckman ❤️ what a great bridal brunch! #lastsailbeforetheveil #soontobeblt #bride #wifedup #imonaboat #ninasdandy

So proud of our Alexandria First-Responders who were honored at the White House yesterday! Thank you for all that you do.
Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia

#alexandriava #oldtownalexandria #alexandriavapd #ninasdandy

AWARD :: Three officers from the Alexandria Police Department received the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor yesterday, in recognition of their heroism during the June 14 shooting incident at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park. The Medal of Valor is the highest decoration for bravery exhibited by public safety officers in the United States.

At a White House ceremony, President Donald J. Trump presented the awards to Alexandria Police Officers Nicole Battaglia, Alexander Jensen, and Kevin Jobe, along with U.S. Capitol Police Special Agents David Bailey and Crystal Griner. President Trump also recognized personnel in attendance from the Alexandria Department of Emergency Communications, Alexandria Fire Department, Alexandria Police Department, Alexandria Sheriff’s Office, and other partner agencies who responded to the incident.

Congratulations to all!

Shopping for summer blooms @traderjoes 🌷💐🌻
#ninasdandy #oldtownalexandria #traderjoes #alexandriava #finedining #potomacriver #flowers #summer

Happy #nationalicecreamday 🍨🍦
We're on the hunt for a sweet treat, and of course found it; while at the same time supporting another #smallbusiness! @popsicecreamco
#oldtownalexandria #alexandriava #ninasdandy #sweettreat #icecream #supportsmallbusiness

Soaking up beautiful sights along the Potomac! We're so grateful to be located in an area as rich in culture as D.C. is. 🛥⚓️ @kennedycenter

#ninasdandy #rivercruise #potomac #kennedycenter #potomacriver #finedining #alexandriava #oldtownalexandria #washingtondc

Big Announcement... Nina's Dandy is getting more social!
Be sure to check out our brand-new Instagram and Pinterest pages, we love to stay in touch!

PC: @brianknappphotography

Missed the Rocket's Red Glare aboard Nina's Dandy last night? Don't worry! You can still join us this Saturday, July 8th for Alexandria's Birthday Firework Cruise and watch the display over Oronoco Bay! Call 703-683-6076 for reservations; we can't wait to see you! 🇺🇸🎉🥂

#ninasdandy #oldtownalexandria #finedining #potomacriver #fireworkcruise #potomac #alexandriava #rivercruise #patriotic #godblessamerica

Special Delivery! 4th of July goodies came in the mail for tomorrow. There's a few spots left on our Independence Day Cruise; don't miss the best seat in the house for our Nation's firework display on Nina's Dandy, as we anchor in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Call 703-683-6076 for reservations! 🇺🇸⚓️🥂

Absolutely loving this photo of our vessel captured by @jkayephotography! Can we all just take a moment to appreciate nature's beauty? 🌿 #ninasdandy #oldtownalexandria #potomac #potomacriver

RepostBy @jkayephotography:
"Sailing through the week...Tag someone you'd like to sail away with! Happy Tuesday! 🛥

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(via #InstaRepost @AppsKottage)

Nina's Dandy: Dandy Dinner Boat - Restaurant Cruises

Big news! We've launched a beautiful new website; be sure to check it out at:

Today is the first peak day of the DC Cherry Blossoms! Despite the cold, many of the beautiful buds survived, and will be at their peak until March 22. Call now to reserve your spot on the Nina's Dandy, for a view of DC's beautiful blooms that's unlike any other!
For more information on the Cherry Blossom Bloom Watch, visit

Counting down to this Sunday's Champagne Brunch. Reserve your spot by calling 703-683-6076.

Rise and shine with Misha's! ☉☕ We love exploring Old Town and promoting other small businesses! @mishascoffeehouse #oldtownalexandria #coffee

Flower shopping for this weekend's cruise @traderjoes
#ninasdandy #traderjoes #thinkspring

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0 Prince St
Alexandria, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 09:30 - 17:30
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:30
Thursday 09:30 - 17:30
Friday 09:30 - 22:00
Saturday 09:30 - 22:00
Sunday 09:30 - 17:30
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