In the warm weather, there's nothing better than dining outdoors. Find a patio, courtyard, or sidewalk café and enjoy a meal at an Old Town Alexandria restaurant. Most of the restaurants along King Street, in Del Ray and the West End of Old Town Alexandria serve outdoors. Here is a guide to the top restaurants in the area.
Mai Thai - 6 King Street. Alexandria, VA (703) 548-0600. The Thai restaurant with its prime locations offers great views of the Potomac River. The menu features a wide range of traditional dishes including house specialties and vegetarian options
Fish Market - 105 King Street.
Alexandria, VA (703) 836-5676. Located in the heart of Old Town's waterfront district, the restaurant offers fresh seafood, steaks, burgers and more. There are five dining rooms, plus balcony and patio seating.
Landini Brothers - 115 King Street. Alexandria, VA (703) 836-8404. The restaurant serves Italian cuisine from the Tuscany region of Italy.
The Wharf - 119 King Street Alexandria, VA (703) 836-2836. With its 1790s style architecture the restaurant specializes serving in steaks and seafood. Outdoor dining is available during the warmer months of the year.
Il Porto - 121 King Street. Alexandria, VA (703) 836-8833. Serving Northern Italian cuisine since 1973, the restaurant is an Old Town favorite.
The Warehouse Bar & Grill - 214 King Street. Alexandria, VA (703) 683-6868. Located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, the restaurant specializes in prime aged steaks and fresh seafood. Outdoor dining is available during the warmer months of the year.
Southside 815 - 815 S. Washington Street. Alexandria, VA (703) 836-6222. The restaurant offers casual southern cuisine and has a popular outdoor patio open seasonally.
Chart House Restaurant - One Cameron Street. Alexandria, VA (703) 684-5080. Located just steps from the Torpedo Factory in the heart of Old Town, the restaurant has one of the region's best views of the Potomac River. The menu features a wide variety of seafood dishes.
Joe Theismann's Restaurant - 1800 Diagonal Road. Alexandria, VA (703) 739-0777. The popular sports bar and grill offers a diverse menu, four dining rooms and patio seating.
Gadsby's Tavern Restaurant - 138 N. Royal Street. Alexandria, VA (703) 548-1288.
The historic tavern features traditional American cuisine and entertainment.
Evening Star Café - 2000 Mount Vernon Avenue. Alexandria, VA (703) 549-5051. The restaurant is a Del Ray neighborhood favorite serving American cuisine.
Caboose Café & Bakery - 2419 Mount Vernon Avenue. Alexandria, VA (703) 566-1283. Located in Del Ray, the Cafe features bakery goods and sandwiches in a casual atmosphere.
Indigo Landing - 1 Marina Drive. Alexandria, VA (703) 548-0001. Located on Daingerfield Island, the restaurant offers sweeping views of the Potomac River from its outdoor deck.
The menu includes steaks grilled over a wood-fired flame, specialty seafood dishes, salads and sandwiches.