Best BBQ Spots in Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria is praised by the press and locals alike for its chef-driven restaurants and creative comfort food. And its BBQ scene is no different, with plenty of classic ‘cue spots making best-of lists in The Washington Post, Washingtonian, Washington City Paper and more. Restaurants in Old Town, Del Ray, Carlyle and the West End are serving up all your favorite barbecue recipes and meats like ribs, sandwiches, brisket, plus all the sides and sauces you could ever dream of.
We’ve rounded up our favorite spots where you can find BBQ in Alexandria, including some new restaurants and local favorites. Just be warned, this post may cause extreme hunger.

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Best of Outdoor Dining in Alexandria

There’s no better way to usher in the warm weather than dining al fresco in Alexandria, Virginia, named the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination 2018 by Money magazine. Located just minutes from Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River waterfront, Alexandria’s booming culinary scene is best enjoyed outdoors, from waterfront seating to lush green courtyard patios to street-side eats and everything in between. Looking to pair some fresh air with your rosé? Read on to see our top picks for outdoor dining in Alexandria.

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The Best Brunch Spots in Alexandria, VA

Nothing beats weekend brunch in Alexandria, located on the Potomac River within eyesight of Washington, D.C. Whether you’re sharing brunch with family or catching up with friends, you can linger over a latte, sip mimosas and indulge in rich eggs Benedict or buttery French toast patio-side for a laid-back, satisfying meal at our independent restaurants. Sound tempting? To help you choose the perfect spot, we’ve rounded up our favorite places for brunch in categories like Best Eggs Benedict, Best Biscuits, French Favorites, Best Waffles, and Seafood Specialists to help you decide. Cheers to the weekend!

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Video: 5 Places to Get Drinks in Alexandria, VA

Irish pubs, live music locales and a speakeasy hidden inside a donut shop: these are just some of Alexandria, Virginia’s more than 35 bars. Find the perfect spot for any occasion, from quiet conversations in an upscale lounge to a fun night out with friends. Watch our video 5 Places to Get Drinks in Alexandria, VA for a peek at some of our favorites in Old Town Alexandria and nearby Del Ray.

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21 New Restaurants in Alexandria, Virginia

The booming dining scene in the historic city of Alexandria, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C., continues to flourish with buzzworthy waterfront restaurants, specialty cocktails and cuisine, and chef-driven concepts from around the world. Increasing trends in creative street food, quick and casual spots and All-American meals wind through the city’s largely independent culinary scene, enticing those seeking a crave-worthy experience.

We’ve rounded up the new and noteworthy restaurants in Old Town and beyond to keep you in the know of the most buzzworthy food spots in Alexandria.

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Video: Book your table for Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week

From January 26 to February 4, 2018, more than 60 Alexandria restaurants will feature a $35 three-course dinner for one or a $35 dinner for two during Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week. More than 30 restaurants will also feature lunch menus at $10, $15 or $20 per person in addition to dinner specials. Watch our video highlighting the inventiveness of local chefs in neighborhoods throughout the city, then start planning the perfect date or night out with friends and family using the Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week Menu Book.

 

Morning Joe: Top Coffee Spots in Alexandria

There are lots of good reasons to start your day in Alexandria—the bustling energy, the very good chance you’ll run into an adorable pup or two, and of course the cozy cafés where you can warm up and fuel up with coffee before you hit the streets. Continue reading

Fireside Fare: Alexandria Restaurants with Fireplaces

There’s nothing better than cozying up with loved ones to fireside dining when the temperatures drop. If you’re looking to share a warm meal with friends and family, we’ve rounded up a list of Alexandria restaurants with fireplaces that will make any meal memorable.

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Gluten-Free Guide to Alexandria, VA

The booming dining scene in the historic waterfront city of Alexandria, Virginia flourishes with independent chef-driven culinary concepts and food from every corner of the world. The crave-worthy experience is easy for anyone in search of gluten-free dining options, with plenty of options for a date night, friends night out, family brunch and more. And since we know you don’t want to spend hours combing through menus, we’ve rounded up our favorite gluten-free restaurants in Alexandria. Plus, as a bonus, we included our favorite gluten-free sweets spots since we know no meal is complete without dessert.

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What’s New at Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week

Some of the city’s hottest new restaurants are taking part in Alexandria Restaurant Week for the first time, among more than 60 restaurants offering special menus August 18-27, 2017. Spanning 10 days and two weekends, you can savor your summer by dining al fresco at that new restaurant you’ve been dying to try, indulging at one of our city’s fine-dining establishments or getting a great deal on a dinner for two.

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