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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

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“Modern American tavern located right next to Waterfront Park with fresh and locally sourced food and great ambiance. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Voted one of the best pubs in the metro! Very unique space that hosts tons of fun events!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
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“This bar and restaurant specializes in fresh shucked oysters, great american menu and other lite fare. Bar is vibrant in the heart of bustling Old Town Alexandria. Happy Hour has some of the best deals for fresh oysters!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
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“The owner's favorite spot for dinner and drinks! Space is limited so make a reservation or try during off-hours.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Outside bar/deck for great weather on the Potomac. Live music inside some days and a large bar area. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Right on the water front in old town Alexandria with great seafood and also has outdoor bar. Call in advance to make a reservation. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Laid back bar with plenty of drink options not too loud conversation friendly, lots of space”
  • 14 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“For Vietnamese staples like bánh mì, pho, vermicelli, and summer rolls, Caphe Bánh Mì is the move. This shop nails the expected dishes, but they also get creative with broiled catfish bánh mì and vegetarian soy chicken with lemongrass. The prices can’t be beat -- grab a sandwich for under $10, while rice or vermicelli entrées will only run you a couple bucks more. And don’t skip the coffee.”
  • 18 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Our go-to for special occasion meals, only go at dinner for the best menu/service in town.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“It is also a bar. It's a local watering hole with awesome collard greens and mac&cheese. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“Favorite dining pub in Old Town Alexandria - outdoor seating near the waterfront.”
  • 10 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great place for a date or to eat in a unique setting in this old fire station. Also, the food is excellent! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A great Restaurant and Bar. The bar section is a traditional European Irish/English bar scene with cozy nooks and a second-floor terrace. Also rooftop seating in warmer months. Wonderful Irish comfort food and a regular menu. I highly recommend it.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great spot right in the heart of King Street near the water. Famous for their schooners of beer and fresh seafood this is a spot that locals flock to in the summer time as well as tourists. They have a few balcony tables and if you are lucky you can get one on a gorgeous day and people watch!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Wings Restaurant
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“I have been coming here for decades! Some of the best chili around and sure to please. Relaxed and casual. They have a selection of different chili's that comes with cornbread and is perfect to wash down with a cold beer. Is the Ford truck with the horse parked out front on the day you visit? The horse is in the Scottish Christmas Walk Parade every year and I used to decorate him too. :-) ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“Landinis has wonderful Italian food and a lively bar for the older crowd. It is expensive, but worth a splurge.”
  • 10 locals recommend