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American, Diner
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All reviews delmonico steak waffle station brunch buffet old town local place at reasonable prices large portions great dinner greek neighborhood
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Reviewed June 18, 2022

This restaurant is how you define where a great breakfast is offer at reasonable prices. Menu is simple to read with regular choices. A choice of buffet or ala cart are offered. Place is often crowded during weekends but be patient to be seated as...customers come and go. Space between chairs and tables are far apart, often you can hear other customers' conversation. Food quality is not high but still mouth watering and appetizing and servers are gracious and polite. We will visit again when we are in the area.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 13, 2022 via mobile

Great location. Food and service were both top notch. We visited mid-week and it was moderately busy. Home fries were delicious. Very welcoming atmosphere. Definitely a place we would visit again.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed December 13, 2021 via mobile

Little Mom and Pop diner that serves very good food. I had the pork chop, and it was cooked to perfection. I have paid more at high dollar restaurants and got overcooked and bone dry pork chops that cost a lot more. Friendly staff and...a cozy atmosphere. Will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 23, 2021

They do a Thanksgiving Day buffet, as well as a take-away feast. We opted to do the take-away. Just picked up our Thanksgiving Feast to go! Can't wait to eat it! Everything looks amazing and such large portions. Mimi was so nice on the phone,...then when I went to pick it up, Mimi, Cruz and Roman all carried the items to my car. It was a lot of food and such a great price too! Everyone was so friendly, I look forward to also eating here in person sometime. Thanks Royal Restaurant!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 16, 2021 via mobile

Excellent choice for breakfast and lunch. Service is with a smile— they outdo themselves with friendliness but it’s no act. Lovely outdoor seating in a quiet end of Old Town

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 7, 2021

The dinner menu was fantastic! The Delmonico steak topped with herb butter s one of the best that I have had. The homemade peach cobbler was outstandingWe enjoy getting good service and outstanding food at a price point that is reasonable. Great choice!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 22, 2021 via mobile

This 70 year old establishment has been a staple for the area and is just getting better! Fresh locally sourced food and excellent service by loyal 20 year employees and a new GM and Ex Chef. Their Sat/Sun Brunch Buffet features a made to order...omelette/waffle station, New outside dining for the transitioned neighborhood, Will be back often. Euripides family carrying on the Greek tradition of hospitalityMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 26, 2021 via mobile

Great value fir the outstanding quality and service. Looks like a new chef and GM are making positive changes.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 24, 2021

They have a wide variety of food on the breakfast buffet. Omelets are made to order. Staff is kind and courteous.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 9, 2021 via mobile

I do not recommend this place for breakfast. The food is subpar, and for what it is overpriced. For example, a glass of orange juice is $6.00. We tried a side of biscuits and gravy; the biscuits were very obviously microwaved and stale. The breakfast...potatoes were gray, likely made from day old potatoes. The bread for the toast was stale. The service was below average as well, as nobody checked on how the food was, and I sat waiting for someone to take my check for 10 minutes. My coffee cup was never refilled. Find somewhere else.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 28, 2021

I read all of the one and two-star reviews of the Royal Restaurant and wonder if they ate at the same restaurant that we did. Then I noticed that they are all old, with the newer reviews being much better. I wonder if there has...been a change in management or some staff turnover for the better. We had a wonderful evening and covered all the menu bases...American, Italian, and Greek. All the meals were wonderfully prepared and served impeccably. The prices are much better than anywhere else we have eaten in Alexandria, too. Charles, our server, and Louis, the manager provided wonderfully attentive service without hovering. We were made to feel special and will certainly return in the future.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 15, 2021

I'm a local. This is favorite place for my wife and I to get breakfast. The restaurant has been here for years. The quality of the food is very good. If I have any complaint it's that they don't offer a chicken fried steak as...a breakfast option. You can't go wrong if you're looking for a place to get a good breakfast and coffee without being hurried.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed December 13, 2020

I made a reservation for 6 this past weekend not knowing for sure the circumstances in these trying days. They were delighted with the business and went out of their way to provide the best service I have seen in a while. We each ordered...the all you can buffet which includes an omelet and waffle bar. They keep everything clean by requesting diners to wear masks at the buffet and they serve items onto your plate at your request. The food was delicious and plentiful. Very nice to also be able to get Bloody Mary's and Mimosas. We were very impressed with the family run restaurant and will definitely return in the future.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 1, 2020

Stopped in after a long day in DC. Nice setting and friendly. The roast turkey dinner and steak were perfectly cooked and presented. Side salad very fresh. Good price. Danny was super.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 4, 2020 via mobile

Prepare yourself for a walk back in time once you enter the Royal Restaurant. It’s an amazing classic American Diner with the food and service to match. This will be our new go to joint when we bring out of town guests for a morning...stroll in Olde Towne Alexandria.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Royal Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5