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!
South Block is the place to visit for lunch to beat the summer heat. Located on South Lee Street, this establishment is the perfect place for a smoothie, juice, or one of the many smoothie bowls. You can order in or order for pickup, which can make it a lunch on the go for those who are needing something quick and fulfilling on the go.
Looking for creative takes on a classic American dish? Haute Dogs has over 19 creative varieties of the original hot dog, like their bahn mi dog or the bruschetta dog. You can also throw in one of the many sides ranging from onion rings, haute fries, or garlic parmesan fries. For something to satisfy a sweet tooth, order an “Eskimo dog”, made of brown sugar cinnamon toasted bun, topped with vanilla ice cream, drizzled with chocolate and caramel.
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), BLTA, pork belly taco, or scallop risotto 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 $12.
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.”($14.95)” with pulled pork barbeque cooked in a special sour mash whiskey sauce, and “The George Gilpin” ($17.95), a traditional New Orleans fried “Oyster Loaf ” on French bread.
Vaso’s Mediterranean Bistro
This cozy bistro is home to classic Greek and Italian cuisine, right here in Old Town. Come in and enjoy some of their Greek and Italian specialties, like spanakopita, baked moussaka, chicken piccata, gyro salad, or try the Greek sampler.
Augie’s Mussel House
Augie’s Mussel House offers a modern interpretation of Belgian cuisine. Try Augie’s House special, Beer and Bacon mussels with garlic-herb butter, bacon, and beer ($17) 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 umami) and many varieties of tacos, including fish, barbacoa and fried avocado. Want something lighter? Try either the baby spinach and apple or quinoa salad. Hearty entrees like steak frites, ribs, shrimp n’ grits, enchilada verdes, and pasta puttanesca, are also available at lunchtime.
212 Queen Street
Momo Sushi’s lunch special can’t be beat. Its $11.95 lunchtime bento box includes Chicken Teriyaki, a six-piece California Roll, rice, and miso soup. You can also choose from one of Momo’s 11 sushi combos, sushi 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 seared shrimp tacos — with a side of Old Bay Fries, of course. 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 Fried Chicken Dinner Special (four pieces of fried chicken, Yukon mashed potatoes, collard greens, watermelon, a biscuit, and honey butter) or the Chicken and Waffles.
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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