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If you were going to visit Wahington's estate at Mt. Vernon....

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...where would you eat? There? In Old Town? Some place else? Not looking for anything too fancy. Like almost anything from hole in the wall, to historic, to fun and casual. It will probably be a late lunch/early dinner as we will be going to Mt. Vernon first thing that day. Thanks!

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  1. I'd toast George and Martha with some of the 200+ beers at Rustico. It's on Slater's Lane in Alexandria. I haven't been there in a while, but last time I was, the pizza was wonderful. There is lots of parking (rare in Alexandria).

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    Rustico
    827 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, VA 22314

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    1. re: Transplanted Texan

      Second Rustico for beer, pizza, or burgers, but everything else I've tried has either been meh or terrible. I get the impression they were trying to get the food to fit the beers instead of the other way around. Anyway, they recently changed head cooks, so hopefully the rest of the menu has improved. And Eamonns, Burger Joint are solid choices. I'd add Hard Times Cafe for chili, burgers, and footlong hotdogs.

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      Rustico
      827 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, VA 22314

      Hard Times Cafe Alexandria
      1404 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

      Eamonns
      728 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

      The Burger Joint
      4827 Fairmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

      The Burger Joint
      106 N Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314

    2. Old Town for sure. Eamonn's and BRGR come to mind.

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      Eamonns
      728 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

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      1. re: biscuit

        I'm sorry...but BRGR? What's that?

        1. re: tdmort

          I think biscuit means BGR, Burger Joint, just north of King & Washington (GW Parkway becomes Washington as it crawls through Old Town)

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          The Burger Joint
          106 N Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314

          1. re: theoneontheleft

            Ah...thanks for clearing that up theone. Good suggestions. Eamonn's looks like a fun, no-frills place.

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            Eamonns
            728 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

            1. re: tdmort

              Keep in mind Eammon's is super casual -- an inexpensive fish and chips shop, whereas a place like The Majestic, while still fairly casual, is a sit-down restaurant, mid-range in price.

              1. re: tdmort

                As to no-frills . . . Hard Times Cafe mentioned above, is very tasty cili, cold beer and really cheap.

        2. I second Old Town Alexandria. The Majesticc is casual and has great food. Fontainne has bistro style food, crepes and afternoon tea. Cheesetique has a wine bar which serves sandwiches, salads and (of course) cheese.

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          Cheesetique Specialty Cheese
          2403 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

          The Majestic Restuarant
          911 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

          Fontaine Caffe & Creperie
          119 S Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314

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          1. re: DCDeb

            I second the Majestic and Cheesetique. I would also add Columbia Firehouse (we had a problem there with a big group recently, but they have addressed those problems) and the food was good. I don't know what type of crowd you will be with, but Restaurant Eve has a lickety split menu at the bar that is a steal in terms of price (but I don't think would be good with children).

            I also enjoy The Pita House in Old Town.

            In Del Ray (where Cheesetique is) I also really like Taqueria Poblano for really casual.

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            Restaurant Eve
            110 South Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

            Pita House
            407 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA 22314

            Taqueria Poblano
            2400 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

            The Columbia Firehouse
            109 South St. Asaph St., Alexandria, VI 22314

          2. The Majestic looks like it has a great selection. And I like that there's some history to the place. Thanks for all of the suggestions. There's so many that we might have to come back to Alexandria another day just to eat!