The Best Spots for Lunch in Old Town Alexandria
Looking for a lunch in Old Town Alexandria? Look no further. We’ve rounded up the best lunch spots in Old Town Alexandria. Whether you’re craving a juicy burger or sushi, dining in or grabbing take-out, we’ve got you covered!
The Goodhart Group loves South Block! Lunch doesn’t get any healthier than South Block. Its offerings include an impressive line up of nutrient-packed bowls, smoothies, juices, and toasts. What’s not to love about the Nutella Bowl with almond milk, acai, and bananas topped with granola, banana, strawberry, coconut, and a Nutella hazelnut drizzle? Yes, please! Also, check out the Beet Hummus Toast!
Megrolls serves all of your favorite cuisines — wrapped up and deep fried! You can order anything from a Gyro Megroll to a chicken parmesan Megroll.. Be sure to try the creamy-yet-spicy Cilantro-Ranch slaw as your side. The best part? The price! All Megrolls are either $6.25 or $6.75. Plus, the more you buy, the more you save (save up to $3.75 when you order a dozen). Learn more here.
Start by picking your dog (beef, chicken or veggie) and then one of Haute Dog’s 16 creative varieties (think a Bahn Mi hot dogs and a Steakhouse dog, with sauteed onions and blue cheese crumbles). Sausages and burgers are also on the menu. Save room for a side – offerings are abundant, from sriracha curry fries to fried pickles. Or if you have a sweet tooth, opt for a milkshake or float made with Haute Dogs’s hand-dipped ice cream.
Wraps, tacos, salads, sandwiches and burgers — all with a twist — are some of the highlights of Mason’s Social’s lunch menu. Try the marrow burger (on special for $11.50 on Mondays), tasso BLT, pork belly taco, or lamb meatball hero. Be sure to order the fried brussel sprouts as your side – they are divine! Stop in for Taco Tuesday and enjoy three tacos for just $10.
This Old Town establishment, which offers fine cuisine in a casual setting, is known for its Cajun and Creole specialties. The Warehouse lunch menu includes many fun, themed sandwiches, including the “The John West, Jr.”($11.95)” with pulled pork barbeque cooked in a special sour mash whiskey sauce, and “The George Gilpin” ($13.95), a traditional New Orleans fried “Oyster Loaf ” on French bread.
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Augie’s Mussel House
New to Old Town in 2018, Augie’s Mussel House offers a modern interpretation of Belgian cuisine. Try Augie’s House special, mussels with garlic-herb butter, bacon, and beer ($16) or the Thai Green Curry mussels, with purple eggplant, thai chili, coconut ($17). Burgers, salads, and entrees are also available. Augie’s lovely patio is a great spot for outdoor dining and sampling its impressive list of international beers.
Virtue Feed & Grain
This spacious, two-story restaurant and bar offers a fabulous lunch menu. The Virtue lunch menu includes several types of burgers (including salmon and boar) and many varieties of tacos, including fish, barbacoa and sweet potato. Want something lighter? Try either the baby kale and apple or quinoa salad. Hearty entrees like steak frites, ribs, shrimp n’ grits, duck meatloaf, and pasta puttanesca, are also available at lunchtime.
212 Queen Street
Momo Sushi’s lunch special can’t be beat. Its $10.95 lunchtime bento box includes Chicken Teriyaki, a six-piece California Roll, plus salad, rice, and miso soup. You can also choose from one of Momo’s 10 sushi combos, rice bowls or yakisoba noodle dishes.
Vola’s Dockside Grill
Offering one of the best waterfront dining views in Old Town, Vola’s is a fabulous spot for a seafood lunch. Try the Chesapeake Bay Chowder, made with blue crab, to start. For your main dish, try a lobster roll, blackened grouper sandwich, or firecracker shrimp tacos — with a side of Old Bay Fries, of course. Its “Red Hot Apple Cobbler” is the perfect way to end your meal, with its special ingredient of spicy red hot candies and cooling cinnamon ice cream. Located in the Torpedo Factory, Vola’s offers both indoor and outdoor seating as well as the Hi-Tide lounge, a throwback cocktail lounge.
If you’re a fan of Southern cuisine, be sure to check out Hen Quarter’s lunchtime offerings. They include the HQ Special (two pieces of fried chicken, Yukon mashed potatoes, collard greens, a biscuit, and honey butter) or the Nashville Hot Chicken. Of course, you’ll want to start with the Fried Green Tomatoes appetizer, with smoked mozzarella and Sea Island pea salsa, and wash it all down with sweet tea.
The Bottom Line
OId Town Alexandria offers an amazing array of lunch options– for any budget or palette. Did we miss your favorite spot for lunch in Old Town Alexandria? Please let us know so we can check it out.
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