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Union Street Public House

$$ - $$$
Old Town
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121 S Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3323
+1 703-548-1785
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Columbus, Ohio
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped at the Union Street Public House for a late lunch. We ordered shrimp and grits, a salmon blt, a chicken salad sandwich, a kids order of shrimp and fries, and a waffle. The kids meal was larger than the adult size portion - and my son said it was amazing. Everything was delicious and every last morsel was... More 

Thank carben76
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Went out to meet some old friends. We got some appetizers, they were pretty good. Entree that I had was good, however my wife's crab cakes were burnt. Our dessert, which mixed berry cobbler was cold. But tasted good. Environment was good, and staff was polite and diligent. I would recommend, just keep the staff on their toes when you... More 

Thank George B
Toledo, Ohio
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383 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This was our best meal on ourWashington trip. The salmon and pork loin were both excellent paired with nice sides. Service was quick and attentive. In a historic building, this a great place for tourists. Would definitely return here when in the area.

Thank SharonB231
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1,224 reviews
799 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The bangers and mash and onion gravy were toppers in my book. The fries were good too but the breeding on the fish and chippers was soggy and limp.

Thank Scrappleking
Clifton, Virginia
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122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Union Street Public House has an atmosphere inside and out that draws attention ! Out of town guests asked if we could go there because they'd heard it had excellent Fish n Chips and Seafood Gumbo. AND IT DOES !!!!! Our party of four had dinner there on a Saturday night..we went early (5 ish) and had no problem getting... More 

Thank Deb S
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195 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We were at the restaurant for a wedding welcome reception so we had a small buffet of food. Crab balls were to die for and the BBQ sliders were very good. Cool atmosphere.

Thank RoyalsFans
York, PA
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77 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I had lunch at the Union Street Public House on a recent visit. Food was delicious and reasonably priced. Sandwiches, salads, and soups are common faire for lunch. Food and service were both prompt. I ate in the pub where a large bar is located with booths around the perimeter of the bar. There are also dining rooms available for... More 

Thank RobCnYork
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I took my trip chaperones to the Union Street Public House for dinner on Veterans Day. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming. Although we were a large party of students and chaperones we were seated quickly and the service was prompt. The Menu was varied, some excellent seafood offerings and traditional American comfort foods. Some in our party went for... More 

Thank Brian O
San Diego, California
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

If you follow my posts, you know I'm always looking for good Happy Hour deals. Today I flew into Washington DC and was staying this time near Old Town Alexandria. So I was wondering where was a good place to go to watch MNF and eat some good Happy Hour price food and libations. After doing some research on the... More 

Thank drodrigz
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146 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went here once, awhile ago, just for drinks and I wasn't impressed. Came here a second time and had high hopes, as our evening started off well! Bartender was friendly and made excellent drinks! Try the Moscow mule. Gave suggestions on what was good to eat and made you feel like you were at a very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 21
Seafood, American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 S Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3323
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-548-1785

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?