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Union Street Public House

$$ - $$$
Old Town
Seafood, American, Bar, Pub
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121 S Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3323
+1 703-548-1785
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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Fareham, United Kingdom
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564 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent spot with very pleasant decor. Service is swift and the beer selection is good. The chicken wings were particularly good and great value during happy hour 5-7.

Thank Phil P
Washington, DC
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped into this longtime Old Town destination, famished after a vigorous morning walking tour of the historic sites. One of the brunch selections, an omelette with breakfast potatoes, seemed like a good choice, since I hadn't eaten breakfast. When the plate arrived, the potatoes looked tasty, but were actually COLD - and who likes cold potatoes? The omelette had fresh... More 

Thank DCFlack
Colleyville, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a gem!!!! What great atmosphere!!!! The fried oysters were superb and there were plenty to share or have as a meal. I also had the shrimp arugula salad- this was fresh and yummy 😋 my friend had the crab stuffed salmon and she ate EVERY bite😉next time in Alexandria,VA- I will definitely be back here!!!

Thank angada85
Arlington, Virginia
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86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We met friends for Sunday brunch to celebrate a birthday. What a profound disappointment. The ambiance is quite nice and it wasn't crowded so not loud. High ceilings, very bright, large windows, exposed brick. But the food was lackluster and the service below average. you think a tad bit of attention for our birthday girl? service was slow and not... More 

1 Thank Beth G
Lake Grove
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has friendly staff and great food! I go there whenever I am in town. Reasonable prices and good for families, couples or friends night out.

Thank Hotelpro2
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This places corn beef and cabbage sucked the beef wasn't corned and tough as nails they used red cabbage what a slap in face to traditional fare

1 Thank James O
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We ate here on a Saturday night around 8pm. There was no wait and our drinks and food came really fast! Our waitress was lovely and the atmosphere was fun. The music wasn't too loud so we could chat and our table seemed tucked away and private. The food was delicious. We ordered drinks at our table but there was... More 

Thank Nikki J
Alexandria, Virginia
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Fired oysters on their own is worth going back for! We visited on a half priced burger day for lunch so that's what I went with. Decent. Wouldn't go back for that but still might visit again to check out the raw bar or the oyster po'boy.

Thank stratt7777
Columbus, Ohio
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93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

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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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 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

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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
US$21 - US$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
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
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
Old Town's Neighborhood Tap And Grill.

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