Charming Old Town Alexandria is a favorite neighborhood for tourists because of its historic architecture, its waterfront setting on the Potomac River, and its proximity to D.C. But it also serves as a longtime dining staple for locals looking for everything from raw bar seafood to high-end Japanese tasting menus. Outside of these highlighted restaurants, there’s also a significant presence of local and marquee national chains, including Detroit-style pizza experts Emmy Squared, sandwich authority Lost Dog, Mexican standby Los Cuates, NY-Style pizza favorite Andy’s, and chili parlor Hard Times, among others. The scene is lively, with waterfront patios bustling and portions of King Street reserved for pedestrians.
Read on for 18 reliable restaurants in the area (and to plan a 24-hour staycation, go here).Read More