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Southside 815

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American, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole
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815 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703-836-6222
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Today
11:30 am - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Bloody Mary is as good as it ever was

Sunday Brunch is always a winner. The Bloody Mary is still the best--spicy and full of flavor. Keep up the good work.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
TLCJJB
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The Hague, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Sunday Brunch is always a winner. The Bloody Mary is still the best--spicy and full of flavor. Keep up the good work.

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Mount Vernon, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good Southern cooking is why I go there. The service and food are outstanding. Southside has a very active bar with live entertainment on the weekends, but the restaurant section and menu are what keeps us going back. Located on the southern border of Old Town Alexandria, 815 may have sketchy street parking, but there is very a convenient garage... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We had a huge baby stroller and they were very accommodating and stowed it for us. I had chicken, sausage and shrimp over mashed potatoes, delicious. Several others had shrimp grits. One had ribs. Everyone ate everything and loved it. We started with fried green tomatoes and fried balls of pimento cheese. Awesome. Beer and wine selection was great. There... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Brilliant high quality food well prepared in a great venue. For a taste of the Gulf Coast in a lively spot you can't go wrong here. Great for dinner dates or for joining friends for a few beers.

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Union, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Was looking for good place to have some bar food and came across this on Tripadvisor. It's in a nice area, with outside seating. Good selection of draft beer and bottle. So for an appetizer we order Big Noodle Mac N Cheese, which was excellent (had 4 different cheeses) My girlfriend order Blue Cheese crumbled burger with fries, she said... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Celebrated son's birthday and service was excellent. Restaurant was almost full on a Monday evening. Loved my poor boy which is half price on Mondays. We also had a great burget and pulled pork salad at the table. Always a great meal and drinks were quickly refilled. Suggest order the bread basket as it comes with Apple Butter, not often... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We stopped in for drinks and appetizers. The service was good, the food was good but heavy on the calories.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This was our 1st time at this Resturant (Southside 815) in Old Town Alexandria. I took the whole family. It's a bar/Resturant, so kind of loud but that's what you would expect. Good service, friendly staff. The food was very good. I had the cheddar cheese burger, I must say I haven't had a burger this good in a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Was in town looking for a good moderately priced restaurant for my Dad and I to eat at. I looked up some reviews on Trip Advisor for the South Side 815, and decided to try it out. This turned out to be a great decision, absolutely loved it. I got a steak, and my Dad got the fried chicken special.... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My boyfriend and I came in to watch the caps game tonight! Great Atmosphere! 9tvs In the bar! Great bartenders !!! We ate the pork nachos! Huge portion!! We will be back to try more southern fare!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 815 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: 703-836-6222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:30 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?