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Outdoor Dining in Alexandria

Take to the outdoors and dine alongside Alexandria's bustling streetscape or tranquil waterfront. With more than 30 of the city's restaurants featuring sidewalk or patio seating, finding crepes, pad thai, burgers, or seafood (even dog-only menus!) to enjoy outside is simple. Sip on a glass of wine at Grape + Bean or indulge in Greek cuisine on the garden patio of Taverna Cretekou.


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Austin Grill and Tequila Bar

  • 801 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

With over 20 years of Tex-Mex tradition under our belt, you know we do it right. At Austin Grill, you’ll find the food that generations of Texans have come to expect – with an Austin twist: fresh,…Learn More

Flat Iron Steak & Saloon

  • 808 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Flat Iron Steak & Saloon is a steakhouse and bar concept on King Street. We offer reasonably priced steaks along with other American-grill style options and comfort foods. On the weekends we offer…Learn More

Nick's Nightclub

  • 642 S. Pickett Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22304

Northern Virginia's only authentic country/western bar & restaurant featuring live bands, two huge dance floors, 2-Step and Line-dance lessons, karaoke bar, outdoor deck. Kitchen specializes in…Learn More

Jackson 20

  • 480 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Adjacent to Hotel Monaco Alexandria, Jackson 20, which takes its name from President Andrew Jackson and his visage on the $20 bill, is a 125-seat Modern American tavern with a warm ambiance and clean,…Learn More


219 Restaurant

  • 219 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

In an elegant Victorian setting, serving genuine New Orleans cuisine since 1979. The Basin Street Lounge has live jazz & blues Fri. & Sat. The Bayou Room has dancing with a DJ.…Learn More

A la Lucia

  • 315 Madison Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Situated on a quiet corner in north Old Town, a la Lucia has fast become one of the neighborhood's favorite spots. Consistently recognized by Washingtonian magazine as one of the area’s top 100…Learn More


  • 606 N. Fayette Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Bastille offers elegant and contemporary French bistro cuisine in a comfortable yet, upscale setting. Highlighting the cooking of acclaimed chefs Christophe and Michelle Poteaux, Bastille features an…Learn More

Bertucci's Italian Restaurant

  • 725 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

At the center of every Bertucci’s restaurant, you’ll find a brick oven. And there’s a very simple reason for that: everything is better by the brick oven. The brick oven is where the flavors of…Learn More

Bistrot Royal

  • 1201 N. Royal Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Bistrot Royal is the NEW sister restaurant of the well-known and acclaimed local, neighborhood French gem, Bastille. The husband-wife duo of Chef Christophe & Michelle Poteaux, who expanded Bastille…Learn More

Bittersweet Catering~Cafe~Bakery

  • 823 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

A local favorite since 1983, this cafe located in Old Town Alexandria, features full breakfast, salad bar, specialty sandwiches, hot soup and entree selections daily and homemade old-fashioned…Learn More

Blackwall Hitch

  • 5 Cameron Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Opening late Spring 2015! Blackwall Hitch honors the heritage of the Chesapeake Bay with a modern interpretation of a classic coastal tavern. We deliver an ambiance of relaxed sophistication, with…Learn More

Bugsy's Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar

  • 111 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Great pizza in the heart of Old Town; lunch buffet. Sports bar upstairs at The Penalty Box with drink specials and lots of tv's.…Learn More

Caboose Cafe & Bakery

  • 2419 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301

A wide variety of cakes, pastries, sandwiches, salads, breakfast goodies, and bread, including French baguette, Challah, Farmhouse Wheat, Multi-Grain, Walnut Raisin. Open seven days a week.…Learn More

Caprese Restaurant, A Mediterranean Grill

  • 1900 Diagonal Road
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Enjoy a taste of old world Tuscany at Caprese in Alexandria Old Town. Caprese, opened in May of 2012, offers a range of delicious menu options with a Mediterranean flair. Share an appetizer or enjoy a…Learn More

Casa Rosada Artisan Gelato

We take pride in the transparency of our production process. Our desserts are handcrafted with no artificial ingredients or colors. Our gelato and sorbets are produced on-site with visible viewing…Learn More


  • 203 The Strand
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Serving classic American cuisine & steaks, seafood, salads and burgers. Kitchen open 'til midnight Sun.-Thur., 1 a.m. Fri. & Sat., Sun. brunch 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Family friendly! Reservations accepted for…Learn More

Chart House Restaurant

  • One Cameron Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

With breath-taking views of the Potomac River, Chart House offers world-class dining and impeccable service. Enjoy our recent million-dollar renovation while enjoying a seamless blend of fine seafood…Learn More


  • 2411 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301

Voted "Best Cheese Plate" by Washington City Paper! A gourmet cheese boutique specializing in hard-to-find cheeses, meats and accompaniments from around the world. Also browse through our extensive…Learn More

Clyde's at Mark Center

  • 1700 N. Beauregard Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22311

Celebrates the sporting life on the water with seasonal American food. Mon.-Sat. 11a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays: Great wines starting at just $12 a bottle all day and night. Thursdays:…Learn More

Dairy Godmother Frozen Custard & Nostalgic Treats

  • 2310 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301

Real Wisconsin-style frozen custard, sorbets, cookies, cobblers, homemade marshmallows. Declared a "dessert destination" by the Washington Post!…Learn More

Daniel O'Connell's Restaurant & Pub

  • 112 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

A modern Irish restaurant in an ancient setting - the entire restaurant is salvaged from monasteries & castles. Join us for our hospitality, eclectic menu and fine wines &  whiskeys. Open daily 11…Learn More

Del Ray Cafe

  • 205 E. Howell Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301

A sophisticated yet casual French café serving local, natural, and organic products in the heart of charming Del Ray. Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, every day. Outdoor dining on screened…Learn More

Evening Star Cafe

  • 2000 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301

The Evening Star Café features modern American cooking served in a casual, eclectic setting. Executive Chef Jim Jeffords’ Georgia upbringing influences the menu with dishes like Shrimp and Grits and…Learn More

Faccia Luna

  • 823 S. Washington Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

An urban trattoria specializing in wood-oven pizza, fresh pasta, salads, sandwiches, and appetizers. Faccia Luna also boasts a very solid Italian estate-bottled wine list and a wide variety of…Learn More

Fish Market

  • 105 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Known for its clam chowder, raw oysters, crab cakes and "Schooners" of beer, the Fish Market is a landmark in Old Town. From its unique balcony, watch the bustle of King Street and the Potomac River.…Learn More

Fontaine Caffe & Creperie

  • 119 S. Royal Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Captivating European cafe and wine bar serving mussels, steak frites, pate, savory and sweet crepes in style of Brittany, France . Offering international selection of beers and boutique wines with…Learn More

Foster's Grille

  • 2004 Eisenhower Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Foster's is a casual, family-friendly neighborhood venue that specializes in half-pound hamburgers, hand-cut fries and thick shakes. Hot dogs, salads, and fresh-squeezed lemonade are also on the menu…Learn More


  • 118 S. Royal Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

A cozy wine bar and boutique wine shop in the Heart of Old Town, GRAPE + BEAN is a favorite dining spot among locals. The wine bar features a rotating selection of fantastic wines from all over the…Learn More

Hank's Oyster Bar

  • 1026 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Tucked into a cozy townhouse, Hank's offers New England comfort food, including steamers, chowders, popcorn shrimp and short ribs plus a wide selection of oysters. Hank's original D.C. location was…Learn More

Hard Times Cafe

  • 1404 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Nationally acclaimed Texas, Cincinnati and vegetarian chili, plus burgers, sandwiches and salads. Large selection of microbrewed beers.…Learn More

Hunting Creek Steak

  • 1106 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Located in the heart of charming Old Town Alexandria, Hunting Creek is a new steakhouse that serves an extensive menu of perfectly prepared classic dishes.…Learn More

Indigo Landing

  • 1 Marina Drive
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Fresh, innovative cuisine and a stunning waterfront location at the Washington Sailing Marina with views of the Potomac River and the Nation's Capital skyline.…Learn More

King Street Blues

  • 112 N. Saint Asaph Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Located in the heart of Old Town, "Comfort Food with a Southern Accent". Try ribs, smoked pork or chicken, po' boys and many salad selections! Sun.-Thur. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-11…Learn More

La Tasca

  • 607 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

A careful blend of everything about Spain, with warm decor and authentic cuisine, 45 tapas, Spanish wines and beers. Daily specials and promotions. Come see the new lounge. "Eat a Little, Drink a…Learn More

Landini Brothers Inc.

  • 115 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

A gracious Old World setting with fresh food and daily specials served in the Tuscan style since 1976. Lunch, dinner served daily. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.…Learn More

Magnolia's on King

  • 703 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Opening June, 2015…Learn More

Mai Thai Restaurant

  • 6 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Enjoy spectacular views of the Potomac River while dining on authentic Thai cuisine just steps from the famous Torpedo Factory. Mai Thai serves simple uptown chic combined with delicious…Learn More


  • 911 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

The Majestic Cafe is as old as the George Washington Masonic Memorial and as new as the 21st century. This charming restaurant has been an Old Town institution since the 1930s, updated and refurbished…Learn More

Monroe's An American Trattoria

  • 1603 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301

Celebrating 10 years! A distinctive dining experience in an intimate  atmosphere, with traditional and innovative Italian cuisine. Recipient of Wine Spectator's Award of…Learn More


  • 220 N. Lee Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

A wood-fired American kitchen & bar featuring modern interpretations of classics using the freshest ingredients. Comfortably casual, just two blocks off King Street in the heart of residential Old…Learn More

RedRocks Pizza Napoletana

  • 904 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

RedRocks recreates the flavors of traditional Neapolitan pizza prepared in a wood-burning oven. RedRocks has been named "Best Bet" by the Washington Post and "Best Buy" by ZAGAT three years running.…Learn More

Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company

  • 25 S. Quaker Lane
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Since 1990, ROCKLANDS Barbeque and Grilling Company has been serving real wood-smoked barbeque to Washington-area fans. Rocklands' Catering Department handles parties big and small, from birthdays to…Learn More

RT's Restaurant

  • 3804 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22305

"Alexandria's Renowned Neighborhood Restaurant." Washingtonian magazine's Top 100 - 15 years in a row - Fresh seafood, Creole and Cajun specialties. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Sunday is dinner…Learn More

Rustico Restaurant

  • 827 Slaters Lane
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Sam Phao Thai Cuisine

  • 1019 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Now under new management! Sam Phao serves traditional Thai cuisine in a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere with a friendly staff. Authentic Thai food is the chef’s passion with a focus on quality and…Learn More

Sangjun Thai Restaurant

  • 300 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Authentic Thai food, including classic favorites plus house specialties, served in a colonially inspired setting that overlooks City Hall and Market Square. Fresh ingredients carefully prepared and…Learn More

Sonoma Cellar

  • 207 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Opening late winter 2015! Wine tasting room and bistro focusing on Sonoma County wines and products in tasting room and for retail sale with California craft foods.…Learn More

Southside 815

  • 815 S. Washington Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

If your favorite neighborhood bar also is one of the best restaurants in town, you've probably already found Southside 815. Regulars call us "their little Cheers," with some pretty fine southern…Learn More

St. Elmo's Coffee Pub

  • 2300 Mount Vernon Avenue
  • Alexandria, VA 22301

Del Ray's community gathering place offering locally roasted, organic coffee with local artwork, comfy chairs, free wireless access and live music.…Learn More

Taverna Cretekou

  • 818 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Regional and classic Greek cuisine served in a captivating and festive atmosphere. Live music, dancing and breaking plates Thursday nights! Daily lunch buffet 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., dinner 5-10…Learn More

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