Cheap Eats 2007: Eamonn's
Comments () | Published July 12, 2007
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Address: 728 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-299-8384
Neighborhood: Alexandria, Alexandria, Old Town
Cuisines: Seafood, English/Irish/Scottish
Opening Hours: Monday through Wednesday 11 to 10, Thursday 11 to 11, Friday and Saturday 11 to midnight, and Sunday 11 to 9.
Nearby Metro Stops: King St.
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Codwich; fried cod or grouper; coleslaw; Kitty O'Shea and Marie Rose sauces for dipping.
Price Details: $2.50 to $8.
Photograph by Allison Dinner.

Part Irish bar (dark wood, ornate mirrors, Guinness draft), part eat-in/take-out, this offspring of Restaurant Eve turns out crisp hunks of cod and skate in grease-spattered paper bags (we think the secret to the batter is beer, but no one will tell).

Chef Cathal Armstrong’s seven dunking sauces, including a mild curry and a zippy tartar, are a nifty gourmet touch, while the thick chipper-style fries and coleslaw (practically health food in this lineup) aim straight for the heart. For fryer fans, battered burgers, sausages, and even candy bars make a good showing. But sensible folks will content themselves with a Cadbury Flake.

There is, after all, a limit to how many fried things you can eat at one meal—although this playfully kitschy chip shop seems determined to prove otherwise.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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