Cheap Eats 2009: Eamonn's
Great food, low prices, lots of fun
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Cynthia Hacinli, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published June 19, 2009
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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.

Why go: Irish expat and Restaurant Eve chef/owner Cathal Armstrong shows his love for his homeland through the fryer at this fish-and-chips shop.

What to get: The Codwich, a hot filet of battered cod stuffed into a crusty white roll with lots of tartar sauce; fried cod and thick-cut chips with a draft Guinness; creamy coleslaw; sauces such as warm curry and Marie Rose (ketchup-tinted mayo) for the chips and Sarson’s malt vinegar and tartar sauce, heavy on the capers, for the fish; doughnut-like fried dough balls.

Best for: Takeout (everything is served in brown paper bags, and there’s only a handful of seats); staving off a hangover from PX, the owners’ speakeasy upstairs.

Insider tip: Persuade a child to try the fish and he or she gets a free soft-serve cone.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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