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Union Street Public House

121 S Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3323
+1 703-548-1785
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good37%
  • Average27%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (24 reviews)
“oysters” (31 reviews)
“burger” (27 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
121 S Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3323
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in on a Sunday afternoon and found them serving brunch. With $3 mimosas and bloody marys I was hooked right away! I decided on the Shrimp and grits dish and my husband got the hash and eggs. I must tell you that I...More

Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a friendly pint at Union Street. Solid draft beer selection and a great crew behind the bar. Don’t forget the bourbon bar in the back.

Thank holleydw
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Basic pub food menu but a step up from chain places. We were sat quickly and help immediately. The drinks and food came out quickly. The food was hot and tasty the bangers and mash could’ve used a mustard or sauce. The Guinness beef stew...More

Thank DoctorCP
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Great place to sink a few craft beers after work. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Atmosphere was fantastic.

Thank Paduan_67
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Had the Buttermilk Banana Pecan pancakes for Sunday brunch, and they were awesome. Not the thick, bulky kind, but the yummy, thin, full of flavor kind. Served with butter and maple syrup. Service was good too! (Marc). And good selection of draft beer. We have...More

Thank Lizzy1613
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for a quick bite. We chose the American burger and it was even better than we expected. The shoestring fries are a yummy change and a perfect side for the burger. This may be our new favorite burger place.

Thank April D
Dan P, General Manager at Union Street Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

You know April, we are pretty fond of the burger as well. Next time you are in for a bite, introduce yourself. thank you, Dan

Reviewed 3 January 2018

Had dinner here on New Year's Eve. Upon arrival the restaurant had very nice decor and we were seated promptly even though we were more than 20 minutes early for our reservation, and the staff was very friendly. Our first table was next to a...More

Thank Paula S
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent place to hold a business project kick off meeting. Location is historic and wonderful. Staff was very helpful and polite. Food and drinks were also excellent! Great place to eat or just drop in for a drink.

Thank Ed W
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped in with family while we were visiting Alexandria. First impression was of the awesome staff greeting us and offering us a choice of where we wanted to sit. There is a quaint charm here from the wooden booths to the delicious food. First, the...More

Thank mollywan
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Popped in with a colleague as we both arrived in DC around 6pm. This place was close to our hotel so we gave it a shot. Restaraunt The place presented well outside, and inside it appeared to be clean with plenty of seating. The bathrooms...More

Thank TheTravelDoctor2000
Dan P, General Manager at Union Street Public House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. This is troubling to discover any of our guests would have an experience this poor. We do not knowingly produce or permint an item of lesser quality to leave our kitchen when it fails to meet...More

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Questions & Answers
20 October 2017|
Response from Spiegs1968 | Reviewed this property |
Not to my knowledge, service animals only
20 October 2017|
Response from Denise D | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t see any in there but the Old Town seems to be very dog friendly as there were plenty at the local restaurants and cafes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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
  • E-mail
Union Street Public House is, and has been for 30 years, a casual dining classic American restaurant. Colonial brick front, beautiful adornments, with 3 bars and 3 separate dining rooms, there is ample space and variety for all sizes and tastes! A local favorite, Union Street has an ever evolving food and beverage program, nightly specials and our famous oyster bar.
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