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The Light Horse

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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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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
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Nice bar for meeting friends out to relax and have some nice talks over a few beverages. Nice old town location

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Waldorf, Maryland, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice bar for meeting friends out to relax and have some nice talks over a few beverages. Nice old town location

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Upstairs at the Light Horse is a bar, pool, dart and game room and a small dance floor and stage. I have been here a few times over the years and they generally play 70s rock music, but include a good variety of other genres. During this most recent visit, a DJ was playing songs and had a karaoke screen... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

An interesting menu from which to choose. The soup I chose was Tomato Fennel Soup as I really enjoy the fennel flavour. The large bowl of hot soup arrived. The tomato flavour was very good, however there was no identifiable fennel flavour at all. I suggested to my wait person to let the chef know & she did. My next... More 

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va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The Light Horse staff was outstanding and helped us have a most enjoyable event. Jess and the rest of the staff were great. The food and bar staff were top notch and the venue, which included shuffleboard and skee ball was perfect. Food was very tasty, highly recommend the mini burgers and chicken sandwiches. Compliments to the chef and the... More 

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Prince George, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The food at the Light Horse is pretty good. The atmosphere is fair, and the service is good. All in all, a decent dining experience.

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Petersburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My family recently held a wedding rehearsal dinner here. The manager Jessica was extremely helpful both before and during the event. The service for our large crowd of 40 was wonderful. When the meals were served, I heard nothing but compliments from our guests, and the portions were generous. The hanger steak was my personal favorite.

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Franconia, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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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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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?