The Best Stroller-Friendly Restaurants in Alexandria

December 19, 2019 | Inside Alexandria | By: The Goodhart Group

The Best Stroller-Friendly Restaurants in Alexandria

If you have a stroller-bound little one, don’t think you’re restricted to eat in kid-friendly restaurants! Alexandria is home to countless stroller-friendly restaurants where parents can enjoy a cocktail or fabulous meal, including many with outstanding views of the Potomac and DC skyline. We hope you’re hungry! Read on for our team’s best recommendations for stroller-friendly restaurants in Alexandria.

Vola’s Dockside Grill
101 N. Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
What other restaurant offers a secure stroller parking area? While you cannot bring your stroller all the way to your table, leave it parked safely outside and enjoy your dinner! Vola’s offers an amazing seafood menu and fabulous happy hour specials. When the weather is nice, there is no better place to take the sights and sounds of the Alexandria waterfront.

Virtue Feed & Grain
106 S. Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
This spacious, two-level restaurant offers plenty of room for strollers. Dine on the first floor or on its lovely outdoor patio for the easiest access. Located in a renovated 1700s granary, Virtue’s menu features elevated pub fare and a fantastic Sunday brunch. Insider tip: be sure to start your meal with the Duck Poutine!

Blackwall Hitch
5 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
If you’re strolling your little one along the waterfront or through Founder’s Park, you can stroll right up the ramp to Blackwall Hitch. Enjoy your meal on its spacious first floor or on the expansive patio with tables, lounge dining, and fire-pit! Best known for its seafood, be sure to try the Mahi Mahi Tacos or the Maryland Crab Cakes. Blackwall Hitch offers amazing views of the Capitol and the Capital Wheel and live music every weekend (Friday and Saturday nights and a Sunday jazz brunch).

Chart House
1 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Right next door to Blackwall Hitch is this high-end seafood chain’s Alexandria restaurant. Dine inside or outside on the Chart House’s patio and enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the waterfront and DC skyline. Or just stroll up its ramp from the dock for a glass of wine from its comprehensive wine list.

King & Rye
480 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Located inside the Alexandrian Hotel, this restaurant is spacious and all on one level. King & Rye offers fantastic Southern fare including Hoppin’ John, Shrimp n Grits, Collard Greens, and Mac n Cheese. King & Rye also features outdoor dining if you want to bring the pup along with the baby. Insider tip: visit for brunch and order the cast iron Cinnamon Roll for an appetizer.

220 S. Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314New in 2016, Hummingbird is a welcome addition to Old Town’s dining options. Its staff is very accommodating to parents with babies in strollers – both indoors and outside on its expansive patio with fantastic river views. Award-winning Chef Cathal Armstrong’s seafood-centric menu will delight, from the escargot appetizer to the Pan Seared Diver Scallops entree to the raw bar offerings.

Faccia Luna
823 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
For a more casual meal, families will enjoy Faccia Luna and its wood-fired pizzas, pasta, salads, and sandwiches. The restaurant has plenty of room for strollers, including in its lovely outdoor seating area (great for people-watching). Insider tip: visit on Tuesdays for half-priced bottles of wine from 5 p.m. to closing.

827 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, VA 22314
Located in the north end of Old Town, Rustico is a welcoming, spacious restaurant perfect for bringing the baby. Beer-lovers will be enthralled with its 400+ beer options. Best known for its pizzas and “big salads,” Rustico offers something that will please every member of the family.

Brabo Tasting Toom
1600 King Street #200, Alexandria, VA 22314
This casual, Belgian-inspired restaurant is open all day, offering shareable plates and a fantastic selection of beers, wines, and cocktails. Stop in, park the stroller, and sit at the community table. Or enjoy your meal (think fantastic cheese plates, mussels, and charcuterie) on Brabo’s charming and lush patio, complete with a bubbling fountain!

The Bottom Line

Having a baby in a stroller does not mean you’re destined to eat at home! Venture to Old Town and check out any one of these fantastic options. From brunch to happy hour to dinner with friends, there’s no shortage of great stroller-friendly restaurants in Alexandria.

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