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“Great atmosphere”

Union Street Public House
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Ranked #86 of 755 Restaurants in Alexandria
Price range: $21 - $21
Cuisines: Seafood, American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Old Town
Description: Old Town's Neighborhood Tap And Grill.
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
Reviewed March 18, 2014

I wasn't sure if this was a place that would work well with younger kids, but I was pleasantly surprised. We enjoyed the food, especially the jambalaya. Beers were pretty reasonable for the area. It was loud, but not overly noisy.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank muff75
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English first
Owings Mills, Maryland
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517 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 441 helpful votes
“OMG -Brunch was Great!”
Reviewed March 18, 2014

Always on the lookout for a great brunch place, we decided to try the Union Street Public House. Our brunch bar is set really high because in the Baltimore, MD area Miss Shirley’s is the best around for brunch and is our “go to” place. Well…look out Miss S. In Old Town Alexandria Virginia, this place is stunning on the inside. The bar is a real looker. We were seated on the second floor in a booth which was beautiful wood and glass all around and the ceiling is open to expose the wooden beams. Absolutely beautiful – but can they deliver on brunch? YES they can. I had the shrimp and spinach eggs benedict – it was awesome. We had the breakfast breads for the table – yummy. The pancakes my hubby ordered were different – almost like crepes – but still very tasty. Love, love, loved this place!!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Judy J
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Lake Ridge, Virginia
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Olde Pub”
Reviewed March 14, 2014

One of the most popular spots for Happy Hour in Olde Towne Alexandria. Arrive early, it can get crowded. Bar tenders do great drinks, good beer on tap, some food specials for HR. Can get noisy as it get crowded, but that's part of the Pub scene.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Robert S
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Oak Hill,Virginia
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94 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Very tasty...”
Reviewed February 24, 2014

Typical pub atmosphere…however the food was great. I had the crab cake sandwich which had lots of chunks of crab with a side of tangy coleslaw. My hubby had a swordfish sandwich with sliced hard boiled egg, fresee, roasted pepper and a light dressing, he said it was delicious. Prices reasonable. Treated ourselves to dessert, the pastry chef special of the day …fudgy chocolate cake with a vanilla buttercream frosting, a reat treat! Would definitely stop in again.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank sidediva
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Powell, Ohio
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great for the Group”
Reviewed January 30, 2014

When we lived in Alexandria 20 years ago, this was in our regular rotation of favorite night spots with dependable local food and a pleasant atmosphere. Now as visitors back to the area we were pleased to find Union Street still a good choice for dinner – not extraordinary, but solid.

We were able to get a last minute reservation for 8 on a Saturday night – rare in the Washington area. Our upstairs seating was perfect for our reunion of old friends – quiet enough to enjoy the conversation, while still a lively atmosphere. If you tend to chill easy, don’t sit by the window – drafts are a problem in this venue.

Our food ran the gamut: The burger and crabcake were delicious. Fried chicken and entrée salads spot on. The portion of shrimp gumbo was savory and generous. We were disappointed by the Po Boy (rubbery oysters) and the overpriced lobster and shrimp grits feature that was cold and skimpy. Dessert was a disappointment but there’s plenty of ice cream down the street. Honestly, the friendly, attentive service compensated for shortfalls in the food. Our waitress even joined our discussion about Krispy Kreme donuts and presented us with a coupon for the free dozen she couldn’t enjoy herself!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Denise W
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