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Al's Steak Shop

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1504 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1718
+1 703-836-9443
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American, Steakhouse
1504 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1718
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't care if they DO call it steak and cheese, this is the best Philly cheesesteak you can get outside Philly! Order it plain (who eats lettuce on this?!?!) with fried onions and extra cheese. Otherwise you'll be looking for the cheese! Lots of...More

Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

Al's Steak are pretty hardy and freshly made to order. Guaranteed to feel you up. I haven't been in years. My rating would have been higher had I posted years ago, especially before the first fire they had. If you're area check them out.

Thank broyal216
Reviewed August 5, 2017

One of my best friends went to George Washington HS and grew up in this area. He swore by this place. He has now taken me here twice and neither time have I been disappointed. I had the Roman Steak and Cheese as I like...More

Thank Andy S
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Al's has been serving lunch forever, but the steak sandwich I was served recently was similar to what I have enjoyed a year or two ago. Al's is great on consistent food, but the quality is just OK and unchanged.

Thank 349Charles25
Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

I went to visit a dear friend. He'd been raving all week about Al's so I agreed to the hour drive for a cheese steak. There was a half hour line. Oh my goodness - no wonder the line. I've been completely spoilt! The friendly...More

Thank NotListening81
Reviewed October 15, 2015

After reading the reviews on Yelp and also on Eater, where it was selected as one of the top ten places to go for a philly cheesesteak, I was pumped. The amount of meat they put in the sub is great and the price is...More

Thank TravellinOnABudget
Reviewed October 9, 2015

Al's has one of the best Philly Cheesesteaks in the metro area, If you're looking for a great sandwich and not ambiance, this is the place to go. I have tried cheesesteaks in Philly and Al's is better than Gino's. The jar of hot peppers...More

Thank rickfromVA2
Reviewed September 15, 2015

I wanted to like it -- I really did. It's a local business producing a generous-sized sandwich. But it was greasy and unremarkable, and the onion rings were nothing to write home about. There are other local options which IMO are better.

Thank Taurusean
Reviewed July 23, 2015

This place is fantastic & John has always prided himself in serving the best & he does...doesn't matter if it is subs or pizza, he does it right for over 50+ years. This little out of the way place, only a mile or so from...More

Thank Ward S
Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is by far the closest that anyone can get to a true philly cheesesteak in our area, hands down!!

Thank jorge r
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1504 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1718
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-836-9443
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