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Old 11-24-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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Alexandria VA information help....

We are staying 2 nights at the Gaylord National, Potomac River over the holidays. As I was told there aren't that, if at all, good restaurants around the Gaylord to rave about. I also hard the Gaylord restaurants are very pricey and not worth it.

I'd love to go to Alexandria, Old Town, to dine... or grab something and come back to our room to eat... We don't mind doing that, we are an easy going family...

I was thinking of bringing some cereal, poptarts, etc to save on cost of breakfast along with a bag of snacks... make coffee in our room, or buy a cup at the Gaylord.


Can anyone recommend somewhere to eat in Old Town, etc....

I'd love the suggestions... I was told that Alexandria is about a 10 mile drive away into VA from the Gaylord.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:47 PM   #2
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My husband is from Alexandria and we love going in on the weekends to eat! We love Mexican (South Austin Grill), Spanish Tapas (La Tasca), and fun Irish (Murphy's). There are so many restaurants to choose from so you will not go hungry. Have fun at the Gaylord-I think there is a Shrek ice exhibit going on right now-not sure.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:59 PM   #3
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Yes, that's why we are going .. seeing the ICE show.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:17 PM   #4
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If you are looking for a "nicer" meal, DH and I ate at the http://www.warehousebarandgrill.com/ a couple years ago. Food was very good!

We enjoyed walking around Old Towne
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:51 PM   #5
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Thanks.

Ill have a 9 to in tow. So I might try it.

We are a simple eating family. Pizza burgers etc
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:16 PM   #6
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The Fish Market and Bilbo Baggins are also good choices in Alexandria.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:20 PM   #7
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Thanks!!!

Just read up on Nandos' Chicken? and Potbelly sandwiches?
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:01 PM   #8
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I couple years ago I ate at a good Mexican restaurant at National Harbor. I haven't been back since to know if it's still there, but it would be worth a try. Not sure about what's in Alexandria since we haven't been there for awhile. We love Potbelly's for a quick, cheap dinner.
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Potbelly's is cheap .... but decent right? soup and sandwiches!?
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I just looked online and the Mexican restaurant we ate at is called Rosa Mexicano.http://www.rosamexicano.com/index.ph...n=page&id=2064

You mentioned Potbelly's, which we like. Looks like National Harbor also has an Elevation Burger, which we like a lot. They also have a Baja Fresh, which isn't bad counter service Mexican. http://nationalharbor.com/dining/

Alexandria is fun, however I don't know that you need to go there for the food. If you want to go walk around there and check it out, it's worth a trip, but there are plenty of restaurants at National Harbor. It seems to have grown a lot from when I was last there.
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I just looked online and the Mexican restaurant we ate at is called Rosa Mexicano.http://www.rosamexicano.com/index.ph...n=page&id=2064

You mentioned Potbelly's, which we like. Looks like National Harbor also has an Elevation Burger, which we like a lot. They also have a Baja Fresh, which isn't bad counter service Mexican. http://nationalharbor.com/dining/

Alexandria is fun, however I don't know that you need to go there for the food. If you want to go walk around there and check it out, it's worth a trip, but there are plenty of restaurants at National Harbor. It seems to have grown a lot from when I was last there.


I've never had any of the restaurants there....

I'm looking for decent food, decent priced... family of 4, on a nice simple holiday budget Don't want to spend an arm and a leg, just simple food that is tasty hehe
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Nandos Chicken just opened a couple of weeks ago and is very good and inexpensive chicken.

Potbelly sandwiches also good inexpensive food.

If you are into burgers there is a BJR and 5 Guys. Both good, but BJR is more expensive and fancier fixins.


One of my favorite spots is the homemade gelato place on King Street, in the 1000 block (I forget the name). Little pricey for a treat, but sooooo good.

Parking at the meters is $1.75/an hour (I think) and is limited to 2hours. Just go a little farther into the neighborhoods and you can park 2 hours for free.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:38 AM   #13
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There is a Nando's at the Gaylord. It is very, very good. Counter service. Get the quarter dark spicy, if you can handle spicy food. The side of mushy peas is excellent. This is affordable, high quality food.
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I see on your other thread that most of you don't like Mexican food, so scratch Rosa and Baja Fresh. If there's a 5 Guys, that's another very reasonably priced place, assuming that you don't have peanut allergies (they have peanuts scattered throughout the restaurant to snack on). I prefer Elevation Burger over 5 Guys (more topping selections), but they are both good and relatively inexpensive.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:42 PM   #15
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Thanks!

We have 5 guys here... it's good, bad for you, but good! LOL
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