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

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Oh yeah, Ribs!

To the point. These are great ribs. Fall off the bone and not a scrap left on the plate. Add in the fries and cole slaw, we're talking heaven. Our party also had a grilled chicken sandwich and pecan crusted chicken. We all left with a smile but alas, no room for desert. Maybe next time. Fun... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Bill A
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Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Local cuisine
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

To the point. These are great ribs. Fall off the bone and not a scrap left on the plate. Add in the fries and cole slaw, we're talking heaven. Our party also had a grilled chicken sandwich and pecan crusted chicken. We all left with a smile but alas, no room for desert. Maybe next time. Fun place with a... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We had the ribs, which were tender and tasty. They really are cooked to 'fall off the bone.' The portions were large so we did not try the dessert. Service was great. We would go again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

After I get off work as a bartender this is my go to spot for friendly service and a great selection of beers and some nice bourbon. The food is New Orleans inspired comfort food and spot on. I work in a hotel and get asked where are the good spots to go. Southside is always on the top of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is my second review of this place. Why? Because the Happy hour prices and limited menu items are great. The payoff is that you have to eat on the bar side only and good luck finding a seat. Do not bother with the full menu. I had the pecan encrusted fish and I swear they served it with canned... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Ate here on a quick stop and loved it. The food was delicious and service was good--very friendly. Recommend it to anyone who loves the pub feel--especially for a good lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We went as a family with very different taste in food. However, they were able to satisfy all of our appetites and no one was disappointed. The atmosphere was very nice and as the title states, the service was wonderful. The bread basket to start with was unique as it had a variety of choices. Should we travel back to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

One of our favorite places here!!! Great food!!!! Best poboy in town. The salad with grilled tuna and shrimp was awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Everything was amazing at Southside. It started with the service when I called to check on their wait time. Whoever answered the phone was extremely polite and instead of just answering my question offered to put me on a call-ahead list. The food was amazing. I had the Low Country Shrimp & Sausage. The grits that come with it were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were in DC area on past night of vacation, saw 815 just 4 miles north. Dropped in to watch Lightning/Hawks and got a Po' Boy with Debris. Fair approximation of NOLA, needed better gravy. Bartender knew everybody and was very friendly. Also had poppers of some sort; very good, hot out of the fryer. Close to trendy Alexandria, give... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent American food particularly their Poboys, service is excellent, very robust atmosphere, centrally located.

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Additional Information about Southside 815

Address: 815 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone Number: 703-836-6222
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 20
Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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?