United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Alexandria Kid Friendly Restaurants

Jump to last reply

We are going to Alexandria for a week with the kiddos--10 and 7. I am looking for ideas on restaurants. They are picky/basic eaters and I prefer foods with great flavors, ethnic, seafood etc. Somebody recommended Austins for TexMex. What are some other ideas?

Bonus points for restaurants that do take out. We usually get a place that has a dining area/kitchenette so that we can relax while we eat. (read--mommy gets a glass of wine without having to worry that the kids aren't rocking back and forth in their chairs or doing some other act of childhood hooliganism :-) )

Thanks for any and all ideas!

1 Reply |

Add a Reply
  • Report Abuse

    The good news is that Alexandria has tons.

    In Old Town:

    The Majestic Cafe - The food here is upscale comfort food and is usually rated one of the best in the DC area. You will definitely want to book here and now wouldn't be too soon.

    Eammons - fish and chips. Who wouldn't love a place whose motto is "Thanks Be to Cod."

    Union Street Pub - nicer pub food and some really good seafood dishes. They have an oyster bar.

    Pizza Paradiso - excellent pizza but they don't do reservations and lines can be interminable. Might be better for take away to your hotel.

    Nando's Peri Peri - Peruvian roast chicken and chips.

    Rustico - great pizza, burgers and salads.

    In nearby Del Ray:

    The Del Ray Cafe - This place is run by the owners of a long standing high end french restaurant. It's a great opportunity for mom and dad to have something a little nicer but in a casual setting with a very suitable kids menu. Definitely book here. Also save room for dessert b/c a block away is the Dairy Godmother, home to real frozen heart stopping custard.

    You'll also have a Balducci's and a very nice Whole Foods available, both of which have great prepared foods. There is also a Trader Joe's in Old Town.

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Hotel recommendation for San Francisco
  2. 2 rain in Kauai
  3. 3 VRBO/Airbnb rental status in San Francisco
  4. 4 AirBnB is illegal in San Francisco,
  5. 5 Washington DC Self Planned Walking Tour
  6. 6 Baggage on United and Delta Flights
  7. 7 Washington DC in May for 4 days
  8. 8 Trip Report Washington, D.C. trip report...
  9. 9 Hotel in Santa Barbara
  10. 10 Jersey City Parking
  11. 11 Someplace warm and beachfront for winter 2015
  12. 12 MICHIGAN - UPPER PENINSULA
  13. 13 SF to DR? WTH!
  14. 14 Kennebunkport and....?
  15. 15 West coast and East coast trip for 18 days
  16. 16 MACINAC ISLAND, MI TO CHICAGO, IL
  17. 17 Washington, DC to Boston
  18. 18 RIP Rizzoli, J&R Music, Pearl Paint
  19. 19 Where to go in Maine?
  20. 20 MACINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
  21. 21 Ferry Valdez-Whittier (to Anchorage) or take the road instead ?
  22. 22 Road trip to include Boston and Concord: where to stay?
  23. 23 Trip Report My Boston weekend...killing time near MGH
  24. 24 Antelope Canyon. Tour form Page or just show up there and pick a guide ?
  25. 25 Kennedy Space Center
View next 25 » Back to the top