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Alley Cat Restaurant & Lounge

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, American, Contemporary
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2 S Whiting St, Alexandria, VA 22304-3402
+1 703-461-0450
10:00 - 02:00
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Sun 10:00 - 02:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:15 - 01:30
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Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Went to have a bite tonight and a drink after a long time. I was surprised to see most dining tables been replaced with bar styles high stools and tables. The little two seater i was found was so close and uncomfortable, gave me a neck ache. Music was too loud to have any conversation! Don't think I would like... More 

Thank 65suzi
Oakton, Virginia
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

My wife and I have come here several times for the live music. The food was more of an after thought but since we were hungry, we tried some and were very pleasantly surprised with the food quality and service. We split a bacon cheeseburger with a side of mac and cheese and it was really good. It's a large... More 

Thank jcord2000
Alexandria, Virginia
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107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

I would love to give this wonderful bar 5 stars, but sadly, my fave dish has been altered :-( Terrific staff, comfy bar, not so great crab cakes. Have been coming hear often over the years for their crab cakes, which used to be delicious UNTIL they, for some reason, changed the recipe sometime in the Fall of 2014, I... More 

Thank michaele m
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

A very interesting hidden gem in a location that is very convenient to where we live I didn't realize what they have there until I win and given that it is they might hit and you really think that it would be a holes in the wall crappy kind of place but if anything I was proven wrong this place... More 

Thank 510edd
Millersville, Maryland
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213 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

It was ok, only ok. Not great, not crappy, just ok. Sunday evening for easy dinner chosen because daughter had a coupon. We had burgers and a crab cake. Nothing spectacular. Relatively tasteless burgers, too much filler & no seasoning in the crab cake. Dark, empty, except for about a dozen people watching various football games on the tvs. Service... More 

Thank CherylInMainz
Alexandria VA
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

this is a dirty, dark, bar. I had a couple of drinks, and it took the bartender to recognize we were there, as they were talking to their boyfriend. We should of walked out then, but we stayed for two drinks, and called it a night.

Thank TravelingsamVA
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015

I don't normally like buffets but there buffet on Sunday morning was fresh and filling. Everything tasted exquisite, they had chipped beef (which I love), an omelet bar, bacon, sausage, fresh fruit, cheese and veggie platters. Staff was nice and the food was awesome. I think it was about $15.00 bucks per person for all you can eat. It was... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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575 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2015

They have several salads, a nice steak sandwich and a bunch of burgers named after NFL teams. On Tuesdays the 1/2 pound burgers are half priced, really good deal. They also have a Sunday brunch and football games on multiple TV's as well as pool tables.

Thank PetePope1
Alexandria, Virginia
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Not for the sophisticated, this is just a good friendly bar where the locals hang out. The food is good and reasonably priced, there is a fair selection of beers including some local labels and the staff always seem happy. The decor is nothing to write home about but that isn't important. We have eaten there on a number of... More 

Thank jocripps
Alexandria, Virginia
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100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2014

There's fun at the Alley Cat, that's one of the best parts... When bands play, especially Route 66 on Friday or Saturday night, that's the best fun... The food and drinks are good. The people, including staff and patrons, are friendly and happy... So, when the music is playing, as far as I'm concerned, this is where the fun is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Bar, Pub, American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:15 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 S Whiting St, Alexandria, VA 22304-3402
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-461-0450
Delicious Food & Drinks in a comfortable warm setting, prepared by an experienced chef and served by a friendly team. Visit us today! We're centrally located in Alexandria, at I-395 and Duke Street (Near Landmark Mall- close to the Best Buy and MiniCooper dealership).

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?