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Southside 815

815 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703-836-6222
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Ranked #29 of 648 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $20
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Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Cajun & Creole
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Southside is always good for an enjoyable time - it is a local favorite, not an Oldtown tourist oriented place. Two parts, the sports bar (lots of TVs, the actual bar, etc) and the dining room/patio. The dining room/patio is family friendly, service is usually fine. Menu has lots of fried finger food, sandwiches, pastas and is varied with nightly... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This place has a very decent menu of southern comfort food, a bar with televisions for the sports- needy, and a quaint outdoor patio with a nice view of the street, which is well groomed. I really had no complaints and would definitely eat here again to determine what on the menu is on target and what is not.

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Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We (six couples and two young children) ate here early on a Saturday evening. We had heard good things about Southside, but we were all a bit disappointed with the visit. We found it very loud, even for a sports bar-type establishment. The service was spotty, with various of us having to ask about where our drinks and food were.... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our family enjoyed a fabulous dinner at Southside 815. We were able to find tasty down home favorites entrees. The kids also enjoyed the sandwiches. I will go back again. It's a very family friendly place with a local vibe bar that's separate from the restaurant area. They also have outdoor seating where you can lounge and watch the poor... More

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electric130
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I got the grilled chicken with black beans and rice, and a Caesar salad. Both were excellent! My friend got the tuna steak, rare, and it was awesome too. I'll definitely be back!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at 630 on a Saturday night and were astonished to witness the hostess refuse to offer a table instead of booth to a party of 5 who had an elderly guest with a walker. Their excuse was that the table was being held for a reservation. Really? My Po Boy was mostly bread and the beer my husband... More

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Spring, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Once again, relied on TA and found a good one! The Low Country Shrimp and Sausage (shrimp and grits) was awesome! Seafood salad was also very good. Service was good - no nonsense - to the point. Knew what we wanted. Would come back for sure.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
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147 reviews 147 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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