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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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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: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    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
One of best meals Ive had in a long time

I have not been to this place in almost 10 years but they still have one of the best happy hours in the area. I one of the specials which was gumbo on top of corn beard it was amazing. Southside has raw bar happy hour specials on Wed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Ant1007
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Hyattsville, Maryland
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  • Local cuisine
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Istanbul
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We had waited so long for the waiter to come and greet us, we almost left. It wasn't full, they weren't busy and people seated after us were greeted while we waited. If only we had. Then we ordered food with our drinks since we had waited so long. When my wine arrived it was rancid. I asked my husband... More 

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I have not been to this place in almost 10 years but they still have one of the best happy hours in the area. I one of the specials which was gumbo on top of corn beard it was amazing. Southside has raw bar happy hour specials on Wed.

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I was looking for comfort food after a day in a new location. I was not disappointed. The service was great and the food delicious. And a great beer list I started with the Cesar salad. It had more of a light dressing rather then a creamy one. I prefer those. And unlike many places, it was not drowned in... More 

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Pristina, Kosovo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If you want to get away from the tourists in Old Town and dine like a local, come to Southside. Great food and even better service in a bar and grill atmosphere. Very casual. Only drawback is that the place is always crowded, especially the bar. Highly recommended.

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Alphen aan de Rijn, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Very nice cajun style food. We enjoyed th green fried tomato`s, Jumbo and catfish. Very nice biscuits too. Fast service and friendly staff!

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Delavan, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We dined on the outside patio and it was very nice. Our food was very good. I had a dish that had shrimp & chorizo on cheesy grits with some kind of gravy. It was so delicious! My husband had the ribs and they were very good too. We tried their biscuit basket and it was very good. I thought... More 

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Temple Hills, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

they have a very good chicken and waffle, But the mac & cheese is to die for , big noodles with a very creamy smoked gouda flavor OUTSTANDING.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Southside has terrific food and service. We've enjoyed it every single time. Great southern cuisine with unique dishes all the time! The chocolate dipped key lime pie bar is fantastic. I could eat their ribs all day and the cobb salad is awesome. Their corn bread is also great and the stuffed fried chicken might be the best chicken dish... More 

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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I had heard great reviews on this restaurant but for our party it was mixed on how we liked this place. It's about 8 blocks off of King street but we had a car the night we went. You park on the street. The service was very slow and we had to ask for refills from other staff who were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This restaurant features southern fare at reasonable prices. We ventured in to Old Town from National Harbor. Southside 815 was a welcome change from the over-priced restaurants of National Harbor. Parking was available free-of-charge in the deck behind the restaurant. My husband and I started with cocktails (I recommend the Raspberry Lemonade concoction). The drinks were well made with fresh... More 

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