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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
Open now
All hours
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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Clifton, Virginia
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120 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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191 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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76 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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143 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank tdear666
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not miss Union Street if you are in Alexandria - beers on tap, oysters, crab cakes, burgers, and a fun! No matter the weather you will find a lively atmosphere in a very historic building not far from the water. Family friendly, you can also find a cozy table in the back or make new friends at the bar.... More 

Thank educatemassachusetts
Reston VA
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197 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This place, which is in the middle of old town, has an attractive interior and a creative menu with a lot of seafood. We have been here for both lunch and dinner and at all times found the staff very helpful in selecting among the craft beer and they even offered us a chance to sample one or two before... More 

Thank VAtraveller_11
Newport, Rhode Island
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189 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We were visiting my wife's son and girlfriend over the weekend. We toured DC and surrounding areas and went to Alexandria. We walked around looking for a spot to have lunch. We like dining outside and since it was a warm day, a great idea. However, we found the Union Street Public House and were very happy we did. Our... More 

Thank steve f
Suffolk, Virginia
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82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My husband picked this place based on reviews while we were in the area on vacation. Upon arrival, the first thing I noticed was how loud it was. Thankfully, we were seated upstairs where it was much quieter. If you want to be able to visit, be sure you specify a table upstairs. We started with the pretzels sticks as... More 

Thank BethSuffolk_Virginia

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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
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?