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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
Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A nice place to eat

Been here on a monday evening. It wasn't crowded. Enough seating space and attention from the server. The place looks old and it has a specific odor when entering. The employees are great, food is good(especially for the price), the atmosphere is enjoyable. The only thing missing is a modernization... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
andig333
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Washington DC
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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140 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bloomington, Indiana
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Washington DC
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Been here on a monday evening. It wasn't crowded. Enough seating space and attention from the server. The place looks old and it has a specific odor when entering. The employees are great, food is good(especially for the price), the atmosphere is enjoyable. The only thing missing is a modernization of the restaurant. Overall it is a good place to... More 

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Baltimore, MD
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We stopped in here on New Years Eve. We didnt have a reservation and only waited about 20 minutes. White they were busy, we never noticed it with our service. Our server was excellent. Always filling the kids drinks and checking on ours. When looking at the menu, our son and I both decided on ribs. We decided to get... More 

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Are here with biz associates. Nice atmosphere. Fun kind of southern vibe with goofy/kitschy artwork on the wall. Cool bar area. Good beer selection. Nice menu. I had sweet potato waffle with fried chicken tenders and sausage gravy. Swore I wouldn't eat it all. I pretty much did. Solid service.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Always a great meal at a great price. Love the bread basket, meatloaf and sides. The Mac -n- Cheese is the best around! You always leave satisfied!

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Alexandria, Virginia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We met up with some friends for a total party of six. I called ahead to see if we needed reservations which they recommend for a party of six of more. Upon arrival, it a sports bar at the entrance with the restaurant off on one side, the two are separated so its that that noisy once your seated. The... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The atmosphere here is great..there is a bar area and a restaurant, plus an outdoor area. The food is also solid- great po-boys, great omelettes, great sandwiches (including a jambalaya sub). It can get crowded on nice days at brunch on the weekend, but it's not a big deal. I am now a regular at this place..big fan!

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