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“Best Home Fries - just like Moms” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Elsie's Magic Skillet

Elsie's Magic Skillet
8166 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309
703 360 0220
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Ranked #216 of 650 Restaurants in Alexandria
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Alexandria, Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best Home Fries - just like Moms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

This is not a place you take your fastidious mother. This is a place you go and have a good breakfast with a 3 pound omelet full of EVERYTHING. Have the home fries and the biscuit. It will not disappoint. Or alternately have the waffle and bacon, but still get the home fries still, with extra onions. Yum

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great Bargain”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Nice, cozy family diner. Not fancy, just good, fresh cooked food. Always friendly, and a real bargain. Fill your belly without emptying your wallet.

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“A very good family style restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2007

Elsie's, although not much to look at from the outside, is one of those very good family restaurants that you can enjoy time after time. The food is good, the service excellent, and the prices are low. Quite a combination! If you get the dinners, you will be given an assortment of side dishes to order from, and all of them are tasty and well seasoned. Expect down South style dishes and some of the most scrumptuous desserts you will find anywhere around. A great place for the family or just for having a solid meal.

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“Best Breakfast in Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2006

I love Elsie's! Okay, so if you go on Sunday after church time you have to wait for a table, but it usually doesn't take long. The food comes quickly and the wait staff takes great care of you. I love to order the eggs benedict, but all their breakfast items are great. We've been there for dinner too and they have great burgers. The decore is old world but I think it adds to the experience. As an added bonus, Elsie is there to make breakfast for you herself!

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