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Restaurants in Old Town Alexandria

480 King Street Alexandria, VA 22314 ● (703) 842-2790

Old Town Alexandria Restaurants

When designing our Old Town Alexandria restaurant, we took cues from Andrew Jackson—reportedly a highly sociable president who insisted on inviting the public to his inaugural ball. Now that's our kind of guy. Channeling this all-inclusive and festive spirit, we've made Jackson 20 a welcoming American tavern that focuses on gathering people around outstanding dishes and cocktails. Chef Brian McPherson brings a contemporary twist to regionally-sourced comfort fare; think delicious lima bean soup, charcuterie plates, BBQ ribs with mac n' cheese, the Tavern Burger and charcoal slow-roasted goat. The perfect complement? A craft beer or rye whisky cocktail.

Also savor our fare with private dining gatherings and Personal Porchetta Parties, private, family-style roasts that take place in our courtyard. The tasty pig dishes come with tomato salad, mac n' cheese, collards and house-made biscuits. (There's an eight-guest minimum and one-week notice required. Call us at 703.842.2790, or email us.)

Dining Room Hours

Restaurant: Monday-Thursday,
7 am-10:30 pm
Friday, 7 am-11 pm
Saturday, 8 am-11 pm
Sunday, 8 am-9:30 pm
Bar: Monday-Thursday,
11 am-11:30 pm
11 am-12:30 am
Doggy Happy Hour Tuesdays, 5 pm-8 pm, April-October

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Meet the Chef

Executive Chef Brian McPherson hails from Pittsburgh and has been cooking since he was 15. His impressive resume boasts experience in esteemed eateries along the East Coast, from a Martha's Vineyard seafood tavern to D.C.'s Poste Moderne Brasserie. We're so honored to have him here.

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A Feast to Remember

We mix killer cocktails that would no doubt make our Founding Fathers say “Cheers!” We're talking refreshing concoctions like rye and whiskey cocktails—the Lee's Temptation or Virginia Gentleman, Buffalo Trace Whiskey, American Honey Liqueur, Angostura Bitters, lemon and ginger beer.

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