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The 15 Best American Restaurants In Alexandria

Updated: August 22, 2022

Looking for the best American restaurants in Alexandria? These are our top choices for gumbo and fried chicken. We analyzed millions of reviews from the top local sites to compile This list of top American restaurants. So if you have decided on some deep dish pizza or BBQ as your next meal try one of the Alexandria eateries below.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Evening Star Cafe

American, $$, Potomac WestAmerican, $$Alexandria, Potomac West
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
  • Northern Virginia Magazine, 2019

    These are the 7 best restaurants in Alexandria

    Northern Virginia Magazine, 2019

Joe Theismann's Restaurant

American, $$, King St. Metro-Eisenhower Ave.American, $$Alexandria, King St. Metro-Eisenhower Ave.
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Best Restaurants near FedEx Field

    USA Today

1823

American, Seminary HillAmericanAlexandria, Seminary Hill
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Grateful Kitchen Co.

American, $$, Braddock Road MetroAmerican, $$Alexandria, Braddock Road Metro
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Matt and Tony's All Day Kitchen + Bar

American, $$, Potomac WestAmerican, $$Alexandria, Potomac West
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

PLNT Burger

American, $, Eisenhower EastAmerican, $Alexandria, Eisenhower East
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Bun Papa

American, $$, AlexandriaAmerican, $$Alexandria
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Northside 10

American, $$, Potomac WestAmerican, $$Alexandria, Potomac West
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Cheesetique

American, $$, Potomac WestAmerican, $$Alexandria, Potomac West
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

RT's Restaurant

Creole, $$, Potomac WestCreole, $$Alexandria, Potomac West
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

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    USA Today

The Majestic

New American, $$$, Old TownNew American, $$$Alexandria, Old Town
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

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    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

Oak Steakhouse Alexandria

New American, Old Town NorthNew AmericanAlexandria, Old Town North
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

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Augie's Mussel House & Beer Garden

American, $$, Old TownAmerican, $$Alexandria, Old Town
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Mackie's Bar and Grill

American, $$, Old TownAmerican, $$Alexandria, Old Town
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Hen Quarter

American, $$, Old TownAmerican, $$Alexandria, Old Town
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate these results?

Picking the right American restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 16302 spots across Alexandria, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 518 lists and articles from the likes of Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, USA Today and Northern Virginia Magazine – applying our boam magic to sift through results. For example, we considered Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2022 Best Mother's Day Brunch Restaurants in Virginia Suburbs (DC) Area, USA Today - Best Restaurants near FedEx Field and Northern Virginia Magazine - These are the 7 best restaurants in Alexandria as we sourced this ultimate list. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

FAQ

Evening Star Cafe, Joe Theismann's Restaurant, and 1823 are the highest-rated American restaurants that are good for groups in Alexandria.

Evening Star Cafe, Joe Theismann's Restaurant, and 1823 are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in Alexandria.

Evening Star Cafe, Joe Theismann's Restaurant, and 1823 are the highest-rated American restaurants for a quick lunch in Alexandria.

Joe Theismann's Restaurant, The Alley at Stomping Ground, and Grateful Kitchen Co. are vegetarian-friendly American restaurants in Alexandria.

Evening Star Cafe, Joe Theismann's Restaurant, and 1823 are some of the highest-rated late-night American spots in Alexandria.

Drink pairing tips

  • Take barbecue to the next level

    When having barbecue, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Zinfandel, a popular red wine.

  • A great drink pairing for fried chicken

    Knowing what to pair with fried chicken can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some cocktail, particularly a glass of Kentucky 75. This, vibrant, cocktail balances the fatty fried chicken.

  • Pair heavy meat dish with Vieux Carre

    For an elevated experience, pair your heavy meat dish with Vieux Carre. This combination works particularly well because this cocktail cuts through the heaviness of the dish.


Did you know?

  • A classic dish

    When in The United States it would be criminal not to try out the pecan pie. GIve it a go so you can say you had the full experience.

  • The go-to pairing

    Experts recommend pairing mac and cheese with Spanish granache to complement the food’s greasy and salty flavor with the ripe, fruity sweet flavors of the drink.

  • The world-record holder

    Takeru Kobayashi broke the world record by eating the most burger in one sitting. The new record - that has not been beaten since - is 12 burgers.

Parking info

There’s nothing like finding the perfect parking spot right away when you’re going out for a meal. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen American spot.

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