Daniel O’Connell’s: An Irish Pub in Alexandria

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The classic Irish pub experience is at Daniel O’Connell’s. This King Street spot, named for a famous Irish patriot, is perfect for lunch, dinner, or just going for a pint with friends. Sit at either bar and you’ll feel like you’ve left Old Town and wound up in Dublin! When the weather's nice, the outdoor […]

Pho Factory: Don’t Miss the Pho Dac Biet

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Americans might not think of soup as an entree, but Vietnamese eaters regularly make broth-based bowls the main event at meals. One of the most iconic types of Asian soup is pho, a typically beef-based eat chock full of fresh meat and veggies. At Pho Factory in Alexandria, guests can gobble up this surprisingly filling […]

Mai Thai: Classic Flavors in Old Town

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When it comes to authentic cuisine in Alexandria, Mai Thai might be a top destination. Thai food is hot in both spice and popularity, but at Mai Thai, it's not just about the food. Come in and enjoy the mix of modern and traditional decor, with artwork on the walls and cool chandeliers coming down […]

Dishes of India: Authentic Tastes of Indian Fare

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If you’re looking for one of the best Indian restaurants in the area, come to Dishes of India. Located in Alexandria, Virginia, Dishes of India has been named as one of the best restaurants in Alexandria, and it’s easy to see and taste why. The dining room is comfy and casual, with dark woods and […]

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Appeal to Grown-Up Palates at Cheesetique in Alexandria

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Part cheese shop, part restaurant, Cheesetique focuses on all things warm, melted, and cheesy. From grown-up grilled cheese sandwiches with pimento cheese and crusty bread to the expansive cheese boards filled with gourmet cheeses and crackers, the menu has something for even the most knowledgeable cheese connoisseur. In the retail section of Cheesetique, you'll encounter […]

Steamed Mussels Are the Specialty at The Columbia Firehouse

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Housed in an building constructed in 1883 that was once home to the Columbia Firehouse, the restaurant that bears the same name focuses on familiar comfort food as well as seafood. One of the standout offerings at The Columbia Firehouse is the steamed kettle of Prince Edward Island mussels, which comes with a mini loaf […]

Rustico: An Alexandria Favorite for Craft Beer and New American Fare

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Beer serves as the backbone of an experience at Rustico, a New American eatery "designed with good times in mind," per the restaurant's website. More than 400 craft brews — one of the largest selections in the area — are in rotation here, which proves Rustico to be a popular destination among beer aficionados. But […]

Ramparts Tavern and Grill: Great Neighborhood Food & Drink

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When you want to go to a real neighborhood place for a beer and a bite, come to Ramparts Tavern and Grill. Located in Woodbine Park, Ramparts Tavern and Grill is a perfect spot for friends. Come in and check out the comfortable surroundings, with a great bar, nice tables and booths, and 26 big […]

Smashburger: The Smashfries Will Leave an Impression

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A dash of olive oil, a sprinkle of rosemary, and a hint of garlic transform typical fries into Smashburger's signature Smashfries, one of the most popular snacks to eat alongside a burger. The haystack onions are regarded just as highly by eaters who want to add a little crunch to their meal. Either way, the […]

Balkan Grill: Mediterranean Fare in Alexandria

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Balkan Grill is a small Alexandria restaurant serving authentic Mediterranean dishes, so you can expect lot of grilled beef and freshly baked bread. Try the house-made beef sausages wrapped in a still-warm flatbread, or go for a mildly spiced burger with chilis and herbs on a ciabatta-like house baked bun. Regulars recommend you try a […]

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