Old Town Alexandria has a rich and vibrant history that dates back to the days of George Washington. Over the centuries, it’s been transformed from one of the ten busiest seaports in America to the thriving and historic district you see today.
As much as we love helping our customers with their marketing and printing needs, our hard-working staff at AlphaGraphics Alexandria and Arlington love to head out for a bite to eat now and then. We want to share with you our five favorite Alexandria restaurants that are located near our offices.
Ask any Alexandria local, and they’ll tell you that Landini Brothers is the go to place for some of the freshest and most authentic Italian food you’ll ever taste. The lunch menu serves up such delicious favorites as Linguine alle Vongole Bianche and Suprema di Pollo con Mozzarella. You really can’t go wrong ordering anything off the lunch or dinner menu—it’s simply that good.
The wine list is absolutely massive. Fortunately, the waiters and waitresses at Landini Brothers are knowledgeable, friendly, and can make the perfect wine recommendation to accompany your Bisteccadi Manzo alla Griglia. If you’re in the mood for authentic Italian food just like Nonna used to make, be sure to stop by Landini Brothers.
Location: 115 King St. Alexandria, VA 22314.
Pork Barrel BBQ
When the craving for all things BBQ pork hits your brain, there’s no better place to get your fix than Pork Barrel BBQ. This is an actual BBQ joint that dry-rubs and smokes their own meat in-house. The oak and hickory logs add immense flavor, and their four award-winning house sauces will have your tastebuds coming back for more.
Located in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Pork Barrel BBQ is a great place to grab a quick bite to eat. Service is exceptionally fast, and the friendly bartenders will keep the refills coming. The food here is so good that even the most discerning Texan will tip his cowboy hat in agreement after biting into one of their famous pulled pork sandwiches.
Location: 2312 Mt Vernon Ave. Alexandria, VA 22301
Reservations: First come, first served.
Fish Market Restaurant
With over 400 seats and five distinct dining rooms, Fish Market Restaurant in Old Town Alexandria is massive—to say the least. It’s located in a renovated 200-year old warehouse, and they serve up Chesapeake-style seafood dishes such as oysters, clam chowder, crab cakes, and yes—fish.
If sitting in a booth isn’t your idea of a romantic dinner, you and your date can opt to dine on the patio or balcony for a more intimate setting. The wait staff are friendly, attentive, and the service is quick. When you’re in the mood for all things seafood, be sure to check out Fish Market Restaurant!
Location: 105 King St. Alexandria, VA 22314.
Reservations: Not needed.
Chadwick’s is another one of our Old Town Alexandria favorites. It’s the kind of place you eat at when you’re looking for an unpretentious restaurant filled with friendly staff and wholesome American food. No matter if you come for lunch, brunch, or dinner, you’ll love both the food and service.
Aside from the fantastic staff and cozy interior décor, the food is seriously delicious. The lunch and dinner menus feature such local favorites as Jumbo Lump Atlantic Crab Cakes, BBQ Ribs, and Pan Roasted Salmon, to name just a few of the many available dishes.
No matter if you come for the food, or just a few drinks, you’ll see why Chadwick’s has been an Old Town favorite for well over 30 years.
Location: 203 The Strand. Alexandria, VA. 22314.
Reservations: Book on the home page of their website.
Hummingbird offers an upscale, beachy kind of vibe that provides patrons with a beautiful view of the nearby Potomac River. If you happen to visit on a day with good weather, the patio offers a relaxing way to have a few drinks while you watch the boats sail by.
The menu at this Zagat rated restaurant features mostly seafood with the whole grilled fish, hummingbird cake, and the clambake being three of the must-order dishes. Hummingbird is a great place to enjoy breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner in an upscale setting with a delectable menu.
Location: 220 S Union St. Alexandria, VA 22314
Reservations: On the website.
Places to Eat in Old Town Alexandria
If you find yourself in Old Town Alexandria and are looking for a great place to grab a bite to eat, be sure to visit one of the above five great restaurants that will have you coming back for more.