Cheap Eats 2008: Eamonn's
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Eamonn's
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.

Why go: Star chef Cathal Armstrong’s Dublin-style “chipper” with gleaming wood and a chalkboard of specials serves up a picture-perfect version of fish and chips.

What to get: Crunchy golden-fried cod and skate with chips; fried-fish sandwich with tartar sauce; fried Dublin prawns with Kitty O’Shea sauce (capers, olives, oven-dried tomatoes) over mesclun; crunchy slaw.

Best for: A quick, delicious family meal; a late-night postpub snack for singles; a cheap date for couples.

Insider tip: There’s now an option beyond the fried-sweets roster of battered bananas, candy bars, and dough balls: mini-soft-serve ice-cream cones.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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