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Chart House Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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Old Town
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1 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3235 (Union Street)
703-684-5080
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was our anniversary and we must say amazing atmosphere and menu. The staff is so on point first off, Sacha was delightful. The food left me wanting more. The scallops were like butter, the oysters, crab mango avocado, clam chowder just full of flavor and left our mouths watering. The bartender pours a mean drink. Dessert!!! I almost fell... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pretty waterfront view. Friendly waiter. Shrimp tacos were delicious! Want to try to duplicate the recipe at home. Fish and chips OK…kind of tough and dry. We thought it was overpriced, but again, the view was nice and tacos a winner.

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Alto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Alexandria Chart House wins hands down as one of our new favorite restaurants when we want to treat ourselves to both location and terrific food! Over the years we have visited several Chart Houses around the country, but having recently moved to the DC area were happy to find one in Old Town - right on the waterfront! Our... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I were in town for a family member's retirement from the Pentagon and she suggested we try Chart House and I'm so glad we did!! The atmosphere was warm and friendly but elegant at the same time. Our waitress was attentive and didn't rush us through our order but took the time to discuss the details of... More 

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was nice to have dinner on the waterfront, but you are in the airport landing path...planes constantly. But we also saw a fighter jet and B1 bomber, that was interesting. Food highlight was the strawberry ice cream! We enjoyed the dinners - we were hungry, but it was just average. Gazpacho not great. Coconut shrimp, redfish, and side vegetables... More 

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Nashville TN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My 1st visit to the area and hosts selected Charter House for dinner - quite a scenic spot and our table was right by the window. We did not have reservations but still were seated promptly. I opted for soup and appetizer, not too hungry and the entree's seemed WAY over priced for what I saw others being served. Server... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is actually pretty good. My husband had the fig salad that was outstanding. Also he got the coconut shrimp that are tasty and presented beautifully. I had the chopped salad that was made to order and quite good. We wanted to sit outside and watch boats and the food was a nice bonus.

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Reston, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have lived away from the area for several years. We have recently returned and went back to one of our go to brunch spots, the Chart House, and we were very disappointed. The quality of the food and the service is very low compared with several years ago. It was like a Denny's. There is nothing special about this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to have drinks down by the water before dinner (we had a reservation at another restaurant later on). The Alexandria Arts Fair was going on along King Street, so there were lots of folks out and about. They have a bar with stools, but there also are a number of nice tables in the bar area, including an... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Alexandria for the art fair, we decided to have lunch at the Chart House. We have eaten there many times before. Today, however, we didn't make it past the hostess stand. First, the doors were locked, well after the time the restaurant should have opened. Luckily, a hostess came out to seat someone on the terrace, so we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3235
    (Union Street)
  • Public Transportation: King Street Metro Station
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 703-684-5080

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