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“Great fresh food; Deplorably slow service”
Review of Royal Restaurant

Royal Restaurant
Ranked #87 of 755 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great fresh food; Deplorably slow service”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Tried this cozy place with friends for brunch on New Year's Day. It was busy but not insanely so. The food is great - fresh ingredients and well prepared (nothing was greasy - which can be hit and miss with breakfast cafes sometimes). Food was affordable and portion sizes plentiful. Very neighborhood-y feel to it. The service was poor; we sat for at least 15 to 20 minutes before anyone brought us menus and another 30+ before we managed to flag someone down to take our order. Good simple eats - but apparently one needs to be assertive and track someone down if you want to actually order something.

  • Visited January 2014
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Glassboro, New Jersey
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great brunch buffet”
Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Went on a Saturday morning in the way home from visiting friends ....Great brunch buffet..... Good prices....has parking lot..... Would definitely go back!

Visited December 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Neighborhood Gem”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

As others noted, this is an Old Town institution. About 1/2 mile from the busy Old Town center and (pricy) restaurants, it's comfortable and reliable for unpretentious food, large servings and reasonable prices. The free off-street parking is a bonus. If you want something fancy, find a restaurant on King Street.

  • Visited December 2013
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Old Town Classic”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

The Royal Restaurant has been around my whole life. It's the place to go for good, classic dishes. It isn't fancy, but you can depend on a great meal and good service. They have a weekend breakfast buffet with omelet and waffle bar. Classic dishes include steaks, seafood, Spaghetti, pork hops, and a wonderful turkey dinner served year round. Whether going for breakfast, lunch or dinner you will have plenty of choices.

  • Visited November 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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291 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Always Fresh & Tasty”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

One of the places that we try to eat at when in Alexandria. It is not fancy but your food will always be prepared with fresh ingredients. Their turkey sandwich has thick slices of turkey breast and the onion soup is delicious. Their weekend Brunch is one of our favorites.

  • Visited November 2013
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