Brickmakers Cafe at Occoquan
Enjoy casual fare with breathtaking views of the Occoquan River
Brickmakers Café is a casual waterfront dining experience. Come sit by the water and enjoy lunch or dinner featuring fresh, local favorites. Our menu features a variety of grilled items, including burgers, hot dogs and more!
Named for the brick kilns that used to line the riverbank, these beehive brick kilns produced the bricks used to build many of the structures in Washington D.C. One beehive brick kiln remains at the park, serving as a reminder of the rich history of the area.
Brickmakers Café takes reservations for groups of 10 or more for patio seating. After hour private rentals are available for a wide range of events including meetings, birthday celebrations, rehearsal dinners, retirements, and more. Standard and customized menu offerings are available. More information
Monday - Friday
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day
All-day Happy Hour 11-4pm Monday-Friday
$3 beers, $15 bottles of wine
Reserved patio space is available with a minimum food purchase. Please call 703-646-9486 to make a reservation.
Brickmakers was exactly what I hoped for today.
Brickmakers was exactly what I hoped for today. Was looking for a low Covid risk place to have lunch with my mother and this was right on target.
It has a limited deli/cafe menu, and plenty of outside seating with fantastic river views watching boats, people paddle boarding, families enjoying the hiking and biking trails, and some happy dogs.
The food was good, the service was friendly, and both staff and patrons were respectful of Covid precautions. Whether you want something to eat, have a coffee, or just want to sip on beer or wine, it is a recommended option.
Facebook Recommendation - 12/13/2020 by Kevin H.
Always a pleasant experience.
Always a pleasant experience, even in bad weather and during a pandemic. No problems social distancing. Good menu variety, fast service, indoor and outdoor seating (high chairs available). They also serve alcohol, though only bottle options (beer, wine, cider, etc). Food comes out quickly. Portions tend to the smaller end of the spectrum, but the prices are fair and the food itself is great quality with seemingly fresh ingredients. As it's in Occoquan Regional Park, a nice walk afterwards helps settle the stomach. We will be visit many more times in the future!
Google Review - 11/26/2020 by Adrian W.
Wonderful respite. We shared the Brickmakers hamburger and Fried turkey bacon sandwich and we both agreed the food was delicious. Watching the boats along the Occoquan River and strolling along the shoreline was very relaxing. This restaurant is a great place to go for great food, great views and a change of pace. Recommend highly!
Yelp - 09/24/2020 by Mom H.
This was our first time at Brickmakers Cafe and was very pleased with the service and the food. Great atmosphere sitting outside and great river views. We will definitely be back and recommend to our friends!!!
Google Review - 09/17/2019 by Susan G.
We will definitely be regulars
We didn't realize this was so close to us we moved from Alexandria and loved to go walk by the water and eat if we wanted to. We were always driving back and had no idea this was here and so close. The cafe is so awesome workers were friendly the food and mimosas were great! We will definitely be regulars can't wait to go back! :)
Google Review - 09/10/2019 by E. Sharp
Heaven on the Potomac
Heaven on the Potomac. Excellent, clean, modern small buffet with glass walls and clean counter. Friendly staff; great experience! Real and true and super flavor-stacked foods: soups, sandwiches, crisp cheese griddle 'wiches, wings, drinks, turkey clubs. Broken cold coffee machine. It's still a perfect setting and view. Girl was cutting fresh turkey. Guy was brewing coffee, another came with silverware. Great job! :)
Yelp Review - 09/05/2019 by Christian L.