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The Light Horse

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Old Town
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715 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014 (Washington Street)
King Street Metro/Alexandria Dash Bus stops directly in front of Restaurant!
703-549-0533
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 23
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pretty good wings

Stopped in for a beer after doing the Port City brewery tour. Almost didn't because the downstairs looked a little fancy for the happy hour type scene we were looking for....then I saw there was a bar upstairs and it was a different scene. Not a dive bar but a little worn. Had both the O's and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
BigMo_28
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Franconia, Virginia
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Franconia, Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for a beer after doing the Port City brewery tour. Almost didn't because the downstairs looked a little fancy for the happy hour type scene we were looking for....then I saw there was a bar upstairs and it was a different scene. Not a dive bar but a little worn. Had both the O's and the Nats on... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Great young crowd with dynamic music & sport TVS to root on your favorite team . They have a killer burger & shuffle board table . Parking a couple blocks away in residential for two hrs is a choice to avoid Alexandria parking meters . Hit Murphys next door for bar hopping weekend. Cheers !!

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The downstairs restaurant is an absolute gem hidden among lots of choices in Old Town Alexandria. Don't pass this one up. I'm not aware of another restaurant that serves such delicious, well-prepared food in such a casual atmosphere. The menu, particularly for entrees, is rather small but that's ok. It changes with the seasons and it's really creative, with a... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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168 reviews 168 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

... I was supposed to meet some friends at Lighthorse on a Thursday night. They didn't show. Pity me. But, while I was waiting I enjoyed a delicious Lost Rhino IPA on draft. After my beer, I asked to close-out my tab only to discover that I was charged for two DIFFERENT beers. How much effort does it take to... More 

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ventnor, nj
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Stopped by for a late, lite dinner. The food was great. My daughter and I had the Mac and Cheese which was outstanding. Creamy does not describe it .My husband continued his quest to taste a hamburger from every restaurant we eat in. He was not disappointed. It was very tasty, but the fries were not. We would def go... More 

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Hollywood, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

service was fine, very attentive staff; starters well prepared and tasty; cioppino was good but a small in portion; others were very happy with the entres.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

If you are a local or a visitor in Old Town Alexandria, you must stop here. This restaurant is amazing. The food, service, and ambiance are delightful. They have a bit of a seasonal menu, changing over the months yet their staple mac and cheese is a must have any day of the week! The wine list is great and... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I ate here with a British friend of mine and was shocked at how good the food was; especially since I don't value the opinions of the British when it comes to food. I had an Amish Chicken something and it was amazing. The service was good and I felt like I was in a pub and not some slimy... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great beer selection. Good bar food, especially the burgers.The downstairs restaurant has a limited menu.

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Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Had dinner pre fireworks on July 4th, average service and good food but not a steal. I felt a little like a tourist getting when the bill came as it was very pricy for what we ate. There are better places in Old Town to eat.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 715 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014
    (Washington Street)
  • Public Transportation: King Street Metro/Alexandria Dash Bus stops directly in front of Restaurant!
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 703-549-0533

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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