Restaurants in Alexandria


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  • Austin Grill
    As the story goes, Willie T loved Maine and its surrounding waters. The fisherman would spend his days catching lobsters, then come home to turn their meat into giant rolls ready to share with the whole town. When it comes to legends, this one's pretty believable—especially considering you can taste Willie's lobster rolls and their signature herbal mayonnaise today at Willie T's Lobster Shack. Though firmly nestled in DC's DuPont Circle, the shack looks like a ship out on the ocean, with nets that hang down from the ceiling and murals depicting crews hard at work out on the water. From behind the counter, Willie T's own crew works to cook up fresh orders of signature lobster rolls, shrimp rolls, and even crab rolls (all of which can also be ordered as salads). Clam chowder, daily dessert specials, and unsinkable grilled cheese sandwiches help round out the edible New England comforts.
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    801 King St
    Alexandria, VA US
  • Union Street Public House
    A renovated colonial warehouse, Union Street Public House evokes a sense of history while spoiling diners with a fresh selection of signature entrees and 15 on-tap beers. A cavalry of potatoes roasted with oregano vinaigrette holds new york strip steak prisoner ($27.95); grill-fellow barbecue pork belly cavorts with risotto, dixie bell tomato, and garlic ragu ($21.95). Customers can order a half-dozen oysters on the half-shell ($10.50 for locals; out-of-towners pay market price) to share as they await a serving of tipsy mussels in steamed riesling with lemongrass and coconut ($18.95). Craft beers such as Yuengling Lager ($4.25) and Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale ($4.95) help troubled pint glasses overcome existential feelings of emptiness. Happy hour runs Monday - Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., ensuring that parched mouths are watered at half price.
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    121 S Union St
    Alexandria, VA US
  • Foxfire Grill
    Stop staring wistfully into restaurant windows, longing for the excuse to call a friend and make a reservation. With today’s Groupon, $10 gets you $25 worth of tasty meals and drinks at Foxfire Grill in Alexandria. With plenty of food options for carnivores and herbivores to complement any of the wine menu’s 20 wines under $20, a well-rounded feast is coming to you at a sharp deal. Foxfire looks to please everyone in the family with a specially designed kid’s menu and a helpful bring-your-dog-and-enjoy-a-pet-friendly-dining-experience-on-the-patio policy. (The restaurant has no specific policy against the use of hyphens.)Ever the innovator, secret fourth-and-a-half President Benjamin Franklin suggested that foxfire be used as lighting in the Revolutionary War–era submersible The Turtle, when it became apparent that lighting a candle inside of a wooden, pre-industrial submarine was “one too many levels of weird.” The Turtle went on to be successful at blowing up both British ships and the minds of schoolchildren for centuries to come.
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    6550 Little River Tpke
    Alexandria, VA US
  • Z Pizza Washington DC
    The high levels of artificial preservatives and chemicals in modern pizza are the number-two cause of crow’s feet and dry mouth in America. Today's Groupon gets you $20 worth of fresh, organic pizza for $10 at zpizza, an oasis of natural, full-flavored pie in a wasteland of modern preservatives. zpizza offers bubbly pizza that’s safe for vegans, vegetarians, the gluten-shy, and snooty gourmands. Handcrafted rusticas join hot and cold sandwiches, crisp salads, and pasta on a menu full of organic options.A: Awful pizza. B: Bad Pizza. C: Crummy Pizza. D: Dad, I don’t eat pizza, I’m vegan now. E: Eat it, Stephanie, your mother worked hard on that pizza. F: Forgivably bad pizza, made by enthusiastic children.G: Gosh, this pizza is bad. H: Hey, everybody! I found an almost-untouched pizza on the bus!I: Insufficient portions of pizza. J: Just kidding, I’m not dying. I just wanted you to come over because I can’t finish this pizza. K: King Ralph wouldn’t even eat this pizza, and Wikipedia defines him as an “easy-going slob”! L: Lackluster pizza. M: Mediocre pizza.N: Not very good pizza. O: Okay pizza. P: Pizza (Italian, pronounced pit.tsa) is a world-popular dish of Italian origin, made with an oven-baked, flat, generally round bread that is often covered with tomatoes or a tomato-based sauce and cheese. Other toppings are added according to region, culture, or personal preference. Originating from Italian cuisine, the dish has become popular in many different parts of the world. A shop or restaurant that primarily makes and sells pizzas is called a pizzeria. The phrases pizza parlor, pizza place, and pizza shop are used in the United States. The term pizza pie is dialectal, and pie is used for simplicity in some contexts, such as among pizzeria staff.Q: Quietly hand me the pizza, and no harm will come to your beloved tarantula. R: Respectable pizza. S: Satisfactory pizza. T: Tony! Why come’a you don’t talk’a with’a fake Italian accent for the nice’a customers? U: Unexpectedly good pizza.V: Very good pizza. W: Whoah, who made this pizza, an angel? X: X-rays are a government conspiracy to increase your xenophobia and make you purchase xylophones. Y: Yikes! This pizza is so good it’s scary! Z: (see above)
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    3217 Duke Street
    Alexandria, VA US
  • Savio's Restaurant
    Savio’s Restaurant and Bar populates its menu with authentic Italian dishes of seafood, fresh pasta, and veal. Chefs lovingly prepare the house specialty, veal medallions lathered in marsala-wine sauce ($13.95 for lunch; $17.95 for dinner). The ravioli a la rustica entree regales taste buds with baked beef, veal, and cheese ($11.95 for lunch; $14.95 for dinner), and a grilled swordfish steak swims through wine-gorgonzola cream sauce ($17.95) while making for a handy weapon for impromptu duels with mermen. Stomachs rumble at the sight of shrimp rubbing elbows with pesto and fresh mozzarella atop the pizza con gamberetti ($14.95), and the linguini agnello’s spicy strips of lamb hide beneath balsamic vinegar and tomato ($11.50 lunch, $15.95 dinner). The restaurant’s arches, flickering fireplace, and murals depicting sunny coastal scenes make diners feel like an ancient Roman emperor without having to teach their horse political science.
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    516 South Van Dorn Street
    Alexandria, VA US
  • Swing M E Co.
    Swing's caffeine artisans craft signature blends of globally sourced, locally roasted java that have garnered a bouquet of awards and accolades, including a spot on Zagat's Buzz-Worthy Coffee Options in DC list. Fill thirsty mugs with a craft-roasted blend such as the Diplomat ($14/lb.), a dark brew that deftly negotiates sweet notes of baking chocolate into bold sips that evoke sensory portraits of leather and pipe tobacco. The Nicaraguan Los Papales ($16/lb.) teems with vanilla and malt flavors, and the Espresso 90 ($14/lb.) jolts sleepy gray matter awake with a Northern Italian roast with notes of cherry, pomegranate, and “Reveille.”
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    612 South Pickett Street
    Alexandria, VA US
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