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Elsie's Magic Skillet

8166 Richmond Highway, It Is Open 7 Days A week From 6 am To 9 pm, Alexandria, VA 22309
+1 703-360-0220
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Diner
8166 Richmond Highway, It Is Open 7 Days A week From 6 am To 9 pm, Alexandria, VA 22309
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Food was of good quality! There was plenty of it. My only criticism would be the sausage gravy was lacking sausage, pepper and salt. We will be back tomorrow!

Thank sebring961
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Great service! We went after the breakfast rush and had the place mostly to ourselves. The server was efficient, patient, and kind! Good food and lots of it! I had the biscuits and gravy with eggs. It was delicious--hard to stop eating. My hubby had...More

Thank Andrea L
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Good home cooking. Full menu all day long. I had a breakfast plate and there was at least 8 slices of bacon!!! Kids had burgers that were big and loaded. Good meal for everyone and the waitress was very friendly

Thank tkroney
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This classic family diner has all the menu standards. The service is fast and friendly. They have awesome breakfasts and we've finally tried lunch too... loved the stuffed tomato and the club sandwich did not disappoint.

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Close to the George Washington Mount Vernon Estate )which doesn't have much of a decent food offering). If you want a genuinely honest no frill American roadhouse diner breakfast then this this is about as authentic as you'll get anywhere and doesn't pretend to be...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is your typical greasy spoon breakfast spot. Great breakfast food and conveniently on route one. Kid friendly

Thank Alice C
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

When I walked in I was taken back to a memory of a different Route 1 than today. The appearance was old and worn. I wasn't quite sure that it was a good idea to eat there. But they were having a special on Octoberfest...More

Thank Seavapor
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I've been eating here for 16 years. Most buttery delicious eggs you will ever have. The place is run down, but a great dive for the locals. Huge portions. Come early on the weekends, or you won't get a seat. They also feature season menus...More

Thank Oliveen M
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Don't let the exterior of this establishment dissuade you. The food was perfect for breakfast with awesome home fries and an amazing omelette (spinach, bacon & feta rocked!). Service was gracious and attentive. If I had been staying in town I would try them for...More

1  Thank AmesFL
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Yum! Fast, friendly service at this old school diner. They have a huge menu and serve breakfast all day. The skillet and omelettes are absolutely perfect comfort food.

Thank Rachel B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8166 Richmond Highway, It Is Open 7 Days A week From 6 am To 9 pm, Alexandria, VA 22309
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-360-0220
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