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Southside 815

815 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314-4220
+1 703-836-6222
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“po boy” (14 reviews)
“bread basket” (16 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
815 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314-4220
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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. :)

Thank U2013NBdavids
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

1  Thank KamilandPatty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered from here using UberEats. I tried F-Market last time I was here, it was overpriced and underwhelming. I decided to do Southside because of the menu. EVERYTHING WAS GOOD! We ordered strips, mashed potatoes, the bread box, and of course a shrimp po'boy....More

Thank ChuckN702
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice Quaint restaurant they have a patio outside which is pet friendly. Very much enjoyed the attentive service from our waiter. The servings were very plentiful. We ordered the chicken fried steak shrimp oyster po-boy sauteed kale Oysters Rockefeller with mashed potatoes and cream....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Enjoyed lunch with a work colleague and had a great experience. Staff was attentive and very much enjoyed the meal. The noise is about mid level and there was a range of people from solo to families. Would return.

Thank Gerald H
Reviewed 23 April 2018

As a local, this is one of our favorite restaurants and bar. The food is very good, great Happy Hour, and perfect for Sunday NFL games. Their burgers, Steak Salad, and Benedict's are some of the best in Town, worth going out of your way...More

Thank Maniac42
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Sunday is not funday at 815. If you sit at a table in the bar area you have to go to the bar and order. Food was okay but nothing special. They do have specials for Sunday brunch.

Thank Marc_and_Kim_Z
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

I went here for dinner and the food was delicious. We ordered the bread basket which was amazing and well worth the $2 they charge for it! I got the jerk chicken and it was very juicy and tender. Their service was a little slow...More

Thank bmmasten17
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Pleasantly surprised by this find in Alexandria. Didn’t know it was here and decided to try it. Roast Beef Po Boy and Combo Shrimp & Oyster PO Boy were both excellent. Service was very good. Offers a nice dining room and a nice looking bar....More

Thank CapnSteve
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Great local hangout spot in south Old town, the food covers a variety for southern cuisine with plentiful serving portions. The decorations are unique ( the paintings are of the bottom of a lake looking up). Great for: Game day at the bar Mac and...More

Thank Alaina_DR
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20 April 2017|
Response from Rob M | Reviewed this property |
beats me.
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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:30 AM - 1:30 AM
11:30 AM - 1:30 AM
11:30 AM - 1:30 AM
11:30 AM - 1:30 AM
11:30 AM - 1:30 AM
11:30 AM - 1:30 AM
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
  • E-mail
Southside 815 has been a go to neighborhood restaurant on the South end of Old Town since opening in 1993. Try our delicious Southern menu, Saturday and Sunday Brunch, or catch a game in our bar with 15 Tv's and 17 beers on tap. Come dine where the locals dine.
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