Brunch Options in Old Town Alexandria

Brunch Options in Old Town Alexandria

March 19, 2021 | Inside Old Town | By: The Goodhart Group

Who doesn’t love a good brunch? Sweet or savory, mimosas or bellinis…the choices are endless! Check out our team’s roundup of the best brunch options in Old Town Alexandria.

Blackwall Hitch

5 Cameron Street703-739-6090
Alexandria, VA 22314Visit Website

Blackwall Hitch Patio - Old Town

Start your meal with Blackwall Hitch’s signature shareable appetizer, the Flaming Crab Dip ($17). Enjoy made-to-order three-egg omelets ($15 – $18; Western, crab, and veggie varieties area available). Craving something sweet? Try the cinnamon French toast ($14) with vanilla frosting and fresh strawberries. Blackwall Hitch also offers a brunch menu for the kids. Brunch is available on weekends from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The best part? The sweeping views of the Potomac from the expansive patio!

Virtue Feed & Grain

106 South Union Street571-970-3669
Alexandria, VA 22314Visit Website

Virtue’s brunch is available from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on weekends on its fantastic patio or inside its cozy, yet expansive, space. Its brunch entrees include Breakfast Taquitos ($13), Chicken Fried Steak ($16), or Brioche French Toast ($12). Complement your brunch with Virtue’s Bloody Mary ($12), made with Spirit of the Blue Ridge Vodka, house-made alta cucina tomato mix, and fresh horseradish. Delish!

Ada’s on the River

3 Pioneer Mill Way703-638-1400
Alexandria, VA 22314Visit Website

Ada’s on the River - old town alexandria brunch plate

New to Old Town, Ada’s offers stunning panoramic views of the Potomac River for its brunch dinners. Its brunch menu offers specialties like a Maine Lobster Omelet ($29) and Lemon Ricotta Pancakes ($15). Enjoy your meal with Ada’s signature brunch cocktail Bubbles on the River ($11), with La Marca prosecco, strawberry-infused New Amsterdam vodka, and hibiscus syrup. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

King & Rye

480 King Street703-842-2761
Alexandria, VA 22314Visit Website

Boasting “Southern Plates and Proper Whiskey,” diners will enjoy a Southern-inspired brunch menu including Shrimp N Grits ($19) and Creamed Chicken n’ Biscuits ($15). Definitely order the cast iron Cinnamon Roll ($10) for your table to share! And of course, be sure to sample from King & Rye’s Extensive bourbon, rye, and American whiskey menu.


203 Strand Street703-836-4442
Alexandria, VA 22314Visit Website

This perennial Old Town favorite (open since 1967!) serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The highlight? $5 Mimosas and Bloody Marys! Chadwick’s brunch specialties include Chicken Francois ($13) with buttermilk fried chicken French toast, cinnamon butter, maple syrup or the Flappy Jack ($16), a Black Angus burger, cheddar, bacon, fried egg served on a buttermilk pancake “bun.” Be sure to save room for Shamrock Pie ($7) – it’s a Chadwick’s “must” with an Oreo crust, mint chocolate chip ice cream, a chocolate drizzle.

Brabo Brasserie

1600 King Street703-894-3440
Alexandria, VA 22314Visit Website

Get a taste of Europe right in the heart of Old Town (inside the Kimpton Hotel). Brabo uses seasonal and local ingredients throughout its French-inspired menu. Brunch is available on weekends from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Enjoy a signature brunch entree like Moules Frîtes ($22) or the Eggs Norwegian ($17), with smoked salmon and hollandaise. Enjoy Brabo’s fabulous wine list with several great European varieties of reds, whites, roses, and sparkling wines.

Cafe 44

44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 401571-344-9100
Alexandria, VA 22314Visit Website

Tucked away in an unassuming office building, this hidden gem boasts spectacular river views to enjoy while brunching. Cafe 44 offers a three-course prix fixe brunch for $30 (a la carte options are also available). Choose a starter or brunch cocktail (mimosa, bellini, rose lemonade, or an Old Bay Bloody Mary), an entree (shrimp n’ grits, a New England Lobster Roll, a truffle flatbread, or eggs), and either dessert (such as affogiato and key lime pie) or a cocktail. Cafe 44 serves brunch all weekend long (Saturday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Magnolia’s on King

703 King Street703-838-9090
Alexandria, VA 22314Visit Website

Magnolia’s on King offers a mouth-watering Southern-inspired all-day brunch menu. Start your brunch with a Magnolia’s Punch, mimosa, mango bellini, or spicy Bloody Mary ($8). Brunch menu highlights include Southern Chicken Benedict ($15) with a poached egg and sausage gravy and Banana Foster French Toast ($14) bananas, candied pecans, and powdered sugar. Um, yes, please! Definitely plan on having a dessert ($7) such as Banana Bread Pudding with Rum Butter or a Strawberry Blueberry Shortcake with Chantilly Cream.

Hen Quarter

801 King Street703-684-8969
Alexandria, VA 22314Visit Website

Hen Quarter Brunch Plate

Hen Quarter is now offering a unique bottomless, family-style brunch every weekend from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The brunch, which highlights HQ’s famous chicken, is served family-style, with diners choosing up to three plates for the table (there is a separate kids brunch menu). Entree options include crispy fried chicken breast with buttermilk biscuits, black pepper-cream gravy, or Warren’s chicken and corn cheddar waffles, served with bourbon maple syrup. The best deal is the Endless Mimosa in classic, watermelon, peach, or strawberry ($15 with 25 cent refills). HQ’s bottomless brunch costs $28.95 per person (just $12.95 kids ten and under). For more local bottomless brunches, check out this post.


1600 Duke Street703-683-6313
Alexandria, VA 22314Visit Website

Laporta’s has been bringing the best local jazz to Old Town since the early 90s! On Sundays from 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., brunch dinners will enjoy Jazz Piano with Antonio James. Laporta’s brunch menu includes small plates, pastas, salads, and brunch entrees such as Steak and Eggs ($24.50), Seafood Crepes ($19.50), and Fresh Virginia Brook Trout ($21.50). Laporta’a boasts an extensive wine list that any wine enthusiast will appreciate.

The Warehouse

214 King Street703-683-6868
Alexandria, VA 22314Visit Website

Enjoy a taste of New Orleans in Old Town with a visit to this longtime Old Town favorite. The Warehouse’s brunch specialties include the Seafood Omelet ($24) with lobster, crab, and crawfish and topped with a tasso ham hollandaise, and the Nola Brunch ($19) of French donuts, scrambled eggs, bacon, and home fries. Or order a brunch entree, such Eggs St. Charles ($15.95) or New Orleans French Toast ($11.95), which comes with a choice of Strawberries & Champagne or Strawberries & Double Cream. The Warehouse offers brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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