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Southside 815

815 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
+1 703-836-6222
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“bread basket” (16 reviews)
“pot roast” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
815 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

This place is good. Not bad, not great. Its more like a pub than a restaurant. Large bar area and 1990s dated interior. Staff is very friendly, and service is fast, but the food is just OK. The menu is filled with southern goodies, but...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank hsmithjr
Reviewed 9 September 2018

I've been here twice and have had only beer and snacks, but I recommend it for the friendly wait and bar staff, welcoming atmosphere and the chicken wings. Attracts large crowds at happy hour. The place is easy to find (the name helps) and there...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank YodaHB
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Cool, casual dining atmosphere. Good service. Large portions of really delicious food. We sat in one of the comfy booths during brunch. I enjoyed the chicken 🍗 & sweet potato waffles🍽

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dilibukoa
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Alright, so let me start off by saying I’m from Atlanta & I still reside there so southern food is my thing! I had yet to find a good place to eat in D.C. until I came to Southside 815!!! My boyfriend and I went...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Lee L
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

The food is done southern style and with all the trimmings! Great bar atmosphere along with a quaint dining room. Everything I have tried has been outstanding. Great staff.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank juliesK3624SF
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

OMG. The Monday night special is 1/2 price Po-boys. I ordered the catfish P.O.-boy. Wow a lot of food and half price. They have a great happy hour Monday thru Friday so you get good priced drinks and over abundance of food. Will be back...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Dscpa
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went once for lunch and loved it so much, we went back for dinner during a 5 day vacation in DC! Highly recommend if you want classic comfort food in a casual & quiet setting.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Dawn82369
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

This restaurant offers great food for family dining. The bar area is separated from the dining area which is really practical so you don’t hear the chatter from the bar area. The green fried tomatoes are the best! And the pot roast is to die...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank michelepH87DD
Reviewed 20 June 2018

I love this place. It's not fancy, and not a place that every tourist will find, but it's worth a look. Simple food, a great, vibrant atmosphere, and a favorite of many locals. I drive 200 miles for the sweet potato biscuits alone. :)

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank U2013NBdavids
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

After reading the reviews we were really looking forward to eating here. We had ordered three appetizers and two meals. The Mac and cheese was fabulous! Super rich and creamy and the taste of Gouda really came through which was a nice touch. The fried...More

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank KamilandPatty
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26 September 2018|
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Response from YodaHB | Reviewed this property |
There is a fair amount of street parking on the streets parallel to Washington, the street the restaurant is on. Parking on Washington is metered but also relatively easy to find on weekdays. I've never had a hard time... More
20 April 2017|
Response from SupremeDalek60 | Reviewed this property |
beats me.
Dave S
10 October 2015|
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Response from Ant1007 | Reviewed this property |
They take reservations
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 815 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-836-6222
  • E-mail
At Southside 815, we pride ourselves on serving quality food, and lots of it, with friendly, efficient service at a very affordable price. Washingtonian Magazine has recognized our efforts by including Southside 815 in Washington's 100 Very Best Bargain restaurants for ten consecutive years. In addition, Washington Post food critic, Phyllis Richman included us on the list of her 50 favorite Washington area restaurants. We invite you to discover why we have been a neighborhood staple in Old Town Alexandria for almost 20 years.
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