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Union Street Public House

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121 S Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314
+1 703-548-1785
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Large fun bar scene, well decorated, alot of table space, but second rate menu items

Nice location off the main street near the water, excellent old town decor, plentiful table space for large parties but the whole menu is low/mid grade bar food. If you want beer, cocktails, burgers and nachos in a cool atmosphere, then this is a fine spot. It seems they are catering to a TGIF... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
BLRfromVF
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Philadelphia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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Bowie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

In an effort to get reacquainted with friends and enjoy a great meal in a most relaxing and welcoming atmosphere it's off to the Union Street Public House. The varied menu makes it easy for one and all to find what they want to eat. The service of our waiter Mr. Joe was most professional and courteous. He knows the... More 

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Philadelphia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Nice location off the main street near the water, excellent old town decor, plentiful table space for large parties but the whole menu is low/mid grade bar food. If you want beer, cocktails, burgers and nachos in a cool atmosphere, then this is a fine spot. It seems they are catering to a TGIF crowd for the food. Staff is... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I and a friend were at Union Street Public House this past Friday night for a light dinner. I have to say the food was appalling. We ordered wings and nachos. These were the worst wings and nachos we have ever had. The wings seemed to have been made a week ago and just microwaved before serving. The nachos were... More 

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Annandale, Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We went for a beer dinner. Trying to confirm arrival time for the dinner we were told 6, 6:30, 7, and 8 pm. Finally got a call back to confirm 6:30 - 6:45 arrival to be seated. We arrived as requested and were not seated until after 7 pm. Very frustrating when trying to juggle work and family - and... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Directed here by a friend who had eaten here before. Bottom line: the food was very good, but the menu recently changed, so the descriptions aren't really accurate. The risotto is really faro, and the pork loin is very fatty. ASK YOUR SERVER about your selection before ordering! Our server helped us out and it was great. Some items are... More 

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Covington, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Looking for more casual eating we came upon the Union St Public House. The food was very good and waiter was engaging and attentive. Prices were reasonable for Old Town. We would go back.

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Washington, DC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Well, I will not be too harsh but the food was not good or fair. The server was nice. The restaurant is large so I'm not sure why my husband and were seated in a location with all the families with kids. Unpleasant experience because I like to dine without hearing the whine. Yeah, so, lively bar scene but bad... More 

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Crown Point, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

two families met for dinner and we were 50/50 on the food. Ribs were great, but not fish and chips left a lot to be desired.

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Stopped in for a drink and to check out happy hour. Got two beers and some fried oysters. Both decent but nothing spectacular. A little pricey for what you got.

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Topsham, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We have been coming here for years, and were glad to return twice for two great meals! The crab bisque was good but you need an appreciation of Old Bay spice to really enjoy it -- more crab and less Old Bay might have made it better. The flank steak is tender and nicely marinated. Service was good, but some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 121 S Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-548-1785

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 to 21
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?