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128 Star Starred
Nina's Dandy
Zero Prince St. Alexandria, VA 22314
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Nina's Dandy is quite handicap accessible. One small ramp to get into the ship. There is a restroom (see previous tip). You can get on deck on dining level and enjoy the fresh air, but you can't get on the upper deck with a chair.
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My mom is handicapped. There is a nice accessible bathroom on the main floor of the dining area in Nina's Dandy. Able bodied folks must schlep down a steep flight of stairs to the restrooms.
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11 events
11 reviews
99 stars
attended Jun 22 2007

I was extremely appreciative of the Goldstar discount which made this event more affordable for us. (I do not know if I would have booked this event for the regular fee which is a bit pricey!) My in-laws who live outside of the US were here for...continued

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 01 2007

The food was quite good for a boat, but hardly worth a list price of $80 pp. Note the fine-print, gratuity and tax (totaling around $18 pp) are collected on board, in addition to whatever you drink. Lots of 40 somethings and 50 somethings...continued

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 31 2007

I need to note, for the record, I was expecting something rather different from what I got and that's why I was fairly disappointed. Let me first explain what I was expecting. I was expecting a middle aged (30 - 40 something) crowd on a small...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

Be sure to notice that there’s a special Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise!


The dinner cruise lasts three hours.

Dandy Restaurant Cruises is a fine-dining dinner-boat pioneer with more than 30 years of successful operating experience. They are world-renowned for excellent food and service in an elegant atmosphere.

Dandy Restaurant Cruises are moored in beautiful, historic old town Alexandria, Virginia, only 15 minutes from the nation’s capital. They cruise past the national monuments to Georgetown and back to beautiful, historic old town Alexandria.

The Dandy Cruise Ships’ menu features signature dishes that are prepared fresh daily in the ships’ kitchen, using only the finest ingredients. The menu is always free of trans fats. Nothing is fried, and any sautéeing is done in olive oil (see an article about the ships’ kitchen’s commitment to healthy food). All dinner cruises are five-course, table service, candlelight dinners with dancing on the 464-square-foot marble dance floor.



Fresh assorted fruits during the warm season. Lentil Soup or Creamy Seafood Chowder of scallops, shrimp and clams during the cool months.*

Fresh Mesclun Mix Salad — Tender mesclun lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers tossed with a tapenade dressing of olives, fresh parsley, garlic, herbs, red wine vinegar and olive oil.

Entree Selections:

Prime Rib — Slow roasted, perfectly tender. Served with baked potato, sour cream and butter.

Stuffed Shrimp with Crab — Large shrimp stuffed with crabmeat and served on a bed of fluffy rice and topped with fresh hollandaise sauce.

Filet of Cod — Served with white wine sauce and new baby potatoes.

Poached Salmon — Served with fresh hollandaise sauce and tarragon, new baby potatoes.

Cornish Game Hen — Served with rice and wild morel mushroom sauce.

Basil Parmesan Chicken — Breast of chicken served in a fresh basil cream sauce, encrusted with parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. Served with your choice of rice or egg noodles.

Beef Burgundy — Bite sized pieces of tender beef in a savory burgundy sauce served on a bed of rice or noodles.

Spanakopita — Phyllo pastry filled with spinach, sauteed onion, fresh dill and feta cheese, served with wild rice.

Pasta Primavera— Penne Pasta tossed in vegetable garlic stock with fresh vegetables and topped with roasted pine nuts. Parmesan Cheese and Alfredo Sauce available upon request.

Vegetarian Platter — Served with seasonal vegetables and prepared with no animal products.

Fresh rolls and butter served with meals


All desserts are prepared on board and vary by season.

Please note:
You will pay on site for bar charges, taxes, fuel surcharges and gratuity, which will be based on the full price and are not included in the Goldstar ticket price. Menu subject to change. Substitutions may be made. Current at time of publication.

About the Ticket Supplier: Dandy Restaurant Cruises

Dandy Restaurant Cruises is a fine dining dinner-boat pioneer with over 30 years of successful operating experience and is world renown for excellent food and service in an elegant atmosphere.