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Rock It Grill

Old Town
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1319 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2928
+1 703-739-2274
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Rock It Grill in Alexandria, VA is a friendly, neighborhood bar & grill...
Rock It Grill in Alexandria, VA is a friendly, neighborhood bar & grill. Join us for great food and a good time!
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Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great place for a cold beer...friendly staff...zero ambiance

This is Old Town's "classic version" of a dive bar. Nestled on King Street, near the tony shops, businesses and hotels, the Rock It does heavy ad buys on ESPN and Spike late at night touting its karaoke, fun times and food. The RIG is not fine diving by any means so don't expect white... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2014
libertyva9
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Alexandria, Virginia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Late Night
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Alexandria, Virginia
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is Old Town's "classic version" of a dive bar. Nestled on King Street, near the tony shops, businesses and hotels, the Rock It does heavy ad buys on ESPN and Spike late at night touting its karaoke, fun times and food. The RIG is not fine diving by any means so don't expect white tablecloths. If you want a... More 

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Laura S, Owner at Rock It Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving us this review. While it's great to hear that you enjoyed our drinks and hanging out with us, I was sorry to see that we didn't earn a higher rating from you. We always want our guests to have a great time, but we get that our vibe might not be for everyone. Still, I hope you'll... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Overall, the atmosphere was great the waitress on the other hand not so much. I came in with a group of friends we initially decided we were going to start off with some waters and dinner as we waited for the rest of the group to arrive. This older woman who said her name was Linda was our waitress. When... More 

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Laura S, Owner at Rock It Grill, responded to this review

It's surprising to hear about your visit with us, Kiley. You should always have helpful and friendly service, and Linda is usually more than happy to assist our guests. You can understand that everyone has a bad night, and I can only assume this was the case with her, but I plan to follow up with your comments here so... More 

Akron, OH
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My wife and popped in for dinner. Great iced tea and burgers. I had mushroom and swiss and my wife had the southwestern burger. Wow. Yum. Drop in for some simple pleasures!

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Laura S, Owner at Rock It Grill, responded to this review

It's fantastic to hear how much you and your wife enjoyed our burgers! We always want our customers to have a truly memorable experience, and it sounds like both the Southwestern and the Mushroom and Swiss burgers left a lasting impression. Thanks for sharing your experience here, and we hope you'll come back and see us again soon! 'Til then,... More 

Nashville, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We were in town for a long weekend in DC when we found Rock It Grill. It looks like a small road house bar and grill not to far from the hotel. We decided to give it a try. We were impressed by the service. Our waitress was very attentive but not pushy. We all had sandwiches. My wife had... More 

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Laura S, Owner at Rock It Grill, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you and your family stopped in to see us! It's wonderful to hear that your service was top notch and all of your sandwiches were so tasty. Thank you for sharing with us and giving us such an excellent review. I hope you'll come back and visit the next time you're visiting the DC area --... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

This place is seriously so much fun. I came here this this past Saturday with a few friends, I loved that the waitress had taken the time to separate our checks in the beginning with separate cards, this has been a big issue of mine in other bars where they get everything mixed up. She also, delt with me not... More 

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Laura S, Owner at Rock It Grill, responded to this review

It's fantastic to hear that you had so much fun with us on Saturday, Sarah! If you’re happy, we're happy, so we're always glad to take care of anything that doesn't meet your expectations. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and helping us spread the word. We appreciate all of your comments, and look forward to see you... More 

Roswell, Georgia
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

My son and I dropped in here for Sunday brunch after arriving in Alexandria for a conference. It was such a lucky find. Great crabcakes. Wonderful pancakes. You want it, they have it, and it's delicious. It felt warm and neighborly and the service was excellent. Well worth a try.

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Laura S, Owner at Rock It Grill, responded to this review

We're so glad that you found us, and are now helping us spread the word with your review! The crab cakes are definitely a fan favorite, and it sounds like you've joined the club. Thank you for all of your great comments, and we hope you'll stop in and see us the next time you're in Alexandria. 'Til then, Laura... More 

Istanbul
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is really a neighborhood restaurant. It is low key, some might call it a dive, but it is really too clean for that. However, prices are great, and they have wonderful specials and happy hour. Most important, every meal we have had there is actually really really good. They have terrific fajitas and Lebanese pita (with garlic sauce). Also,... More 

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Laura S, Owner at Rock It Grill, responded to this review

It's great to hear that every meal you've had with us has been so delicious! The fajitas and pita are some of our favorites, too, so we don't blame you for putting them on the top of your list. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us here, and we hope you'll stop in again soon -- we'd love to have... More 

Easton, Maryland
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

If you're in the mood for some good laughs and not so good music. Be sure to stop in here. Typical Karaoke, But the laughs are worth it. The food was good (bar food). We didn't expect 3-4 stars to begin with. The beers were SUPER cold and mixed drinks on the strong side!!. There a 2 pool tables in... More 

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Laura S, Owner at Rock It Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for checking us out and letting us know how we're doing. It's great to hear that you got a few laughs watching the karaoke, and enjoyed your food. Of course, good drinks always help, and I'm glad that you found ours so refreshing! I hope you'll come back and see us the next time you're visiting, and please let... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

There specialty is chili, but I fear eating chili on vacation (who knows what kind of effect it may have on you, right?). So I played it safe and went with a burger and fries. The service was great, and the food and drinks came out quick. Place was a little dark inside, but it has some atmosphere.

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Laura S, Owner at Rock It Grill, responded to this review

I'm so glad you gave us a try while you were on vacation! I know it's been some time since you posted your review, but we're just getting active here on TripAdvisor, and I wanted to follow up with your comments. I couldn't be happier to hear that your food was fantastic and that your server took excellent care of... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This place is always packed because there is simply no limit to what whiskey tango's will do to go get drunk and sing karaoke. The drinks are colossolly overpriced, the service is average to terrible depending how busy it is, the managers are generally rude, and there are a lot of really drunk, borderline abusive people that hang out near... More 

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Laura S, Owner at Rock It Grill, responded to this review

It’s disappointing to hear that we didn't impress you during your past visits, Kyle. As you can imagine, it's most concerning to hear that you haven't had top notch service and found our managers rude. This is certainly the last impression we want you to have of us, but I see that it's been a while since you posted your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1319 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2928
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-739-2274

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Rock It Grill in Alexandria, VA is a friendly, neighborhood bar & grill. Join us for great food and a good time!
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?