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Southside 815

815 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703-836-6222
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Ranked #21 of 641 restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $20
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

was in old town dc area for a long weekend, went to southside because of the reviews on trip advisor, had planned on just eating Friday dinner there but end up eating both nights there and went back for desert and drinks after some sightseeing and shopping on king street. my only suggestion is they switch from the old tired... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

While visiting Washington DC we wanted to eat somewhere off the beaten path and decided to try Southside 815. We were staying in Arlington and found Alexandria to be fairly easily accessible. (driving during rush hour was a bit congested, but that is to be expected) The restaurant was quaint and charming and situated on the main drag....exactly what we'd... More

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La Plata, Maryland
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We dropped into this longtime favorite restaurant on our way to Reagan National airport. How great to see it hasn't changed since I moved from Alexandria 6 years ago! I used to eat dinner here regularly, but this time we had lunch. On Mondays the po' boys are on 1/2-price special. What a deal! I had the catfish po' boy... More

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Oxford, MS
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We were served some great southern food here! The sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes were spot on! The turnip greens were alittle undercooked in my opinion, but we southerns tend to over cook all vegetables! The pecan chicken was delicious!

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Port Tobacco, Maryland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I've had a business in Alexandria for decades and don't know how I missed this fine establishment. Good food & service at a reasonable price. Kudos...!

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Ft. Hunt, VA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We live in Alexandria, and frequently go here for Happy Hour. The bar staff are very friendly, remember your name, and are always prompt. Go early as after 5:30 p.m. it's standing room only. They have great appetizers. On Wednesdays they have seafood on the appetizer list for Happy Hour. Our out of town guests love this place. It's quaint,... More

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VA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We have been going to Southside for years. Love the Southside 815 biscuit appetizer and also the cobb salad. These are my favorites! Service is good here, too!

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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138 reviews 138 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We loved it here. It is a couple of blocks away from King Street but worth the walk. Everyone is so friendly, service was great and food was amazing!

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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Roast Beef Po-Boy, Southern Chicken Strips, Cheddar Grits all good. Nice outdoor seating. Would go back, parking right in front after 6:00 pm

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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

When to Southside after a 3 hour plane ride, 2 hour wait for rental car and checking into our Alexandria Hotel. Had the Chicken Strips Appetizer. Yummy. Skipped on their Horseradish special sauce and had ranch. which was yummy. For dinner I had the Catfish Po Boy and boyfriend had the Roast Beef Po Boy. with fries. Both were delish.... More

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