Brunch Options in Old Town Alexandria

Brunch Options in Old Town Alexandria

June 14, 2022 | 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 Street 703-739-6090
Alexandria, VA 22314 Visit Website

Blackwall Hitch Patio - Old Town

Start your meal with Blackwall Hitch’s signature shareable appetizer, the Flaming Crab Dip ($18). 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 Sunday 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 Street 571-970-3669
Alexandria, VA 22314 Visit 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 ($14), Chicken Fried Steak ($18), 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 Way 703-638-1400
Alexandria, VA 22314 Visit 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 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

King & Rye

480 King Street 703-842-2761
Alexandria, VA 22314 Visit 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 Street 703-836-4442
Alexandria, VA 22314 Visit Website

This perennial Old Town favorite (open since 1967!) serves brunch on Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 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 ($17), a Black Angus burger, cheddar, bacon, fried egg served on a buttermilk pancake “bun.” Be sure to save room for Mud Pie ($7) – it’s a Chadwick’s “must” with an Oreo crust, coffee ice cream, chocolate chips, and chocolate drizzle.

Brabo Brasserie

1600 King Street 703-894-3440
Alexandria, VA 22314 Visit 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. – 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a signature brunch entree like Petite Quiche ($16) or the Brunch Cassoulet ($21), with chicken sausage and poached eggs. Enjoy Brabo’s fabulous wine list with several great European varieties of reds, whites, roses, and sparkling wines.

Jula’s on the Potomac

44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 401 571-344-9100
Alexandria, VA 22314 View Website

Views, views, views! Jula’s is the perfect place to have brunch while you take in amazing views of the Potomac. They say, “come for the food, stay for the view” and that could not be truer! Try the eggs benedict or drool-worthy french toast break pudding. They also have special events for just about every holiday, and this is a great space to host your own private event as well.

Hen Quarter

801 King Street 703-684-8969
Alexandria, VA 22314 Visit Website

Hen Quarter Brunch Plate

Hen Quarter is now offering a unique bottomless, family-style brunch every weekend from 9:30 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 ($23.95 with 35 cent refills). HQ’s bottomless brunch costs $29.95 per person (just $12.95 kids ten and under). For more local bottomless brunches, check out this post.


1600 Duke Street 703-683-6313
Alexandria, VA 22314 Visit Website

Laporta’s has been bringing the best local jazz to Old Town since the early 90s! On Sundays from 11:00 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 Street 703-683-6868
Alexandria, VA 22314 Visit 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. – 3:30 p.m.

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