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Southside 815

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815 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314-4220
+1 703-836-6222
11:30 - 01:30
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Sun 11:00 - 01:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 01:30
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Largo, Florida
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First time visiting, will definitely come back when in town. The jambalaya pasta was delicious. Great selection of craft beer on hand. The Old Busthead Caramel Macchiato Stout is one of the best stouts I have tasted.

Thank Stan B
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chicken fried steak + vegetable platter, great happy hour prices, menu has something for everyone. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Kathleen H
Ft. Hunt, VA
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This is my go to place. Food is great. Service friendly, prompt, and makes you feel right at home from 1st visit. The mac n cheese is scrumptious.

Thank zhuzhuboyer
Alexandria, Virginia
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Stopped in for a business lunch. Waitstaff was superb, food fast and very good. Prices are reasonable. Parking is offstreet but plenty available. I will return.

Thank Bluevans-surfs
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

At first it was busy during happy hour and it took a while the waiter to notice that we were waiting. Once we sat down the food was phenomenal. We ordered baby back ribs and fried porkchops with onion gravy. It was not even a long wait. I would definitely come back when we come through. Great southern cooking.

Thank Veronica L
Boston, MA
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is one of the few places in the Old Town Alexandria area where locals, not just tourists, go. Their happy hour times and specials are great. Cheap beers and half priced burgers. The burgers are among the best I've had. Highly recommend the Virginia Burger. The ribs are also some of the best- falls right off the bone. Great... More 

Thank dane5588
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

After a long day of driving, from Cleveland, OH, and getting our bearings, we felt like eating something special to start off this birthday trip of adventure. Southside 815 was just what we needed to start us on the right track. Starting with a beautiful she crab soup, and hot bubbly crab and artichoke dip, followed by trout stuffed with... More 

Thank walew1
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I have been to Southside a few times with friends. Southside is very conveniently located with lots of free garage parking in the back so my visits are normally just before or after some other event in Alexandria. Frankly, I have just always got one of the burgers because I knew they were good. The other night we all tried... More 

Thank J-H-Carp
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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438 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My first visit here. The bar area was pretty busy, so we decided to get a table. Our waiter was nice and pretty attentive. I ordered the portobello sandwich and it was good. My date was not as pleased with his crab dip. He felt that the bread was stale. But it was a nice evening out.

Thank Dinah Y
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

My son and husband were touring colleges and I was told the meal they had at this restaurant was excellent. The chicken fried steak, the fried chicken with sides; but, the crab and ham biscuits with gravy was a real winner. It would be awesome to have a restaurant like your come to Philadelphia...

Thank linda h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$20
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
11:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 815 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314-4220
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-836-6222

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