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Daniel O'Connell's Irish Restaurant and Bar

112 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3208
+1 703-739-1124
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
112 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3208
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate at O'Connell's on a busy Friday evening when Old Town was hopping. However, at about 8 we did not have to wait for a table. Our server was prompt in taking orders and food arrived quickly. I had a large burger cooked as...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate with a large group. The food is ok, it's Irish and UK typical food, not necessarily what you want in Alexandria. I had the soft shell crab burger which was effectively a crab in a bun with chips. It was ok but standard pub...More

Thank Rogerstone-Newport
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't bother...too many better choices in Old Town. Too noisy, poor service and unremarkable food. Have gone back trying to find hope but only found disappointment.

1  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

O'Connell's is my favorite happy hour pub in Old Town. It has a great atmosphere and is a friendly place to have a drink. Staff and bar tenders are the best with many from Ireland. They have a great breakfast and lunch menu. The portions...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An early lunch today was very good. Two of us had the fried cauliflower with barbecue sauce & mayo and it was amazing. Service was very good. There is a limited brunch menu on Saturday & Sunday but we app found something good.

1  Thank allan b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here with high hopes - based on some good reviews and also options of gluten-free food. Then today I read a review saying the GF food was not all GF !! So what happened for us : We are arrived and asked to...More

1  Thank Advisor1967
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped in after a stroll down King Street. Many different venues within this one establishment, so you can enjoy a quiet drink or listen to the entertainment. Not cheap but those around us eating a late dinner all seemed happy.

Thank shamsix
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped by this Irish bar for a couple of drinks on an early Saturday night. Early in the evening it is not too much people here, but it can get quite crowded later in the evening. Great atmosphere with lots of friendly people. Will...More

Thank Rune H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Suggested we experience the Guinness Burger as a signature dish. Ohh was he right! The mustard potatoes underneath with the Guinness sauce surround served open faced was yummy! We dined upstairs outside rooftop that was quaint and well gardened.

Thank Colette A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in based on TripAdvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. Great service great atmosphere and great people. Sean was out outstanding behind the bar. The shepherd's pie was delicious and the Guinness Burger was well-prepared and it was served on a bed of...More

Thank sunburst
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3208
    (Union Street)
  • Public Transportation: O'Connell's closest metro is King street metro stop. You can jump on the Dash bus and it drops you at Fairfax and King, just two blocks from us ! Or try a water taxi from Dc into the port at the foot of King street.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-739-1124
Sink into our comfortable surroundings in our truly unique atmosphere. View our mesmerizing array of Irish historical antiques and stroll through four ancient Irish bars with blazing fires. Enjoy the company of our warm Irish staff and meet the lovely people of Old Town. At Daniel O'Connell's, every balcony, nook and cranny has a story to tell and we invite you to learn about them while indulging in the bold and exciting culinary delights originally from modern Ireland.
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