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Jul 15, 2009 07:34 AM

Old Town Alexandria For Lunch

Several years ago Chowhounds suggested that Vermilion was a good choice for lunch in the Old Town when we took day trips to the area. Since that suggestion we have gone there for lunch eight times, and we still like it. There however has to be some other really good restaurants for lunch in the Old Town. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  1. Brabo for a classy sandwich, Overwood for hangar steak, Eammon's for fish and chips, Momo for sushi.

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    1. re: monkeyrotica

      When I lived in the area, I loved the Greek restaurant, Taverna Credakou (sp?). They have a nice outdoor area in the back.

      1. re: jwg

        I've found the food at Taverna Cretekou can be hit-or-miss, but their patio is a great space for relaxing with a glass of wine. I've had more consistently good Greek at Vaso's Kitchen.

        1. re: monkeyrotica

          Well, I must be hitting then. I came back to Old Town after many years' absence and met a friend there for a lovely Sunday May brunch (last year)

    2. I can vouch for Eammon's if fish and chips is what you're after. I've read great things about the "lickety-split" lunch at Restaurant Eve, but I have yet to try it.

      1. Majestic has a nice lunch, Union Street Public House for decent pub-grub, and there's a creperie (name escapes me) I think on Royal just south of King.

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        1. re: weezycom

          The creperie is Fontainne Caffe. Eve's Lickety Split is good. On the south side of Old Town, there's Southside 815 (hence the name), which is also good but a little more southern and pub-food style than Vermillion. And I second Vaso's over Cretekou for the food, but Cretekou definitely wins if you want outdoor seating.

          1. re: sweth

            Vaso's has a front patio. I see people lunching out there regularly.

            1. re: weezycom

              I guess I give extra points for a patio in back where you don't have cars driving by and can pretend that you're somewhere else for a little while...

        2. I have always liked the Warehouse Bar and Grill. They have an accurate menu posted online.

          1. Forgot to mention, Pita House on Cameron Street (and Royal? Pitt?) for nice middle eastern fare.