Cheap Eats 2010: Eamonn's
100 great places that offer great food at low prices.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Rina Rapuano, Kate Nerenberg
Comments () | Published June 11, 2010
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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: If an Irish chip shop came out of a Restoration Hardware catalog, it might look like this. The dark-wood fixtures are buffed to a high gloss, but Dublin-born chef/owner Cathal Armstrong—also behind nearby Restaurant Eve—keeps it real. His menu of fried fare is served one way: in a paper bag, to be eaten at communal tables.

What to get: The Codwich—crisply battered cod served hot, slathered with tartar sauce, and stuffed into a crusty roll; fried cod or slightly milder and sweeter fried grouper; mayo-soaked coleslaw; Kitty O’Shea and Marie Rose sauces for dipping.

Best for: Meals on the run; a pint of Smithwick’s and a snack; late-night eats (it’s open till midnight on weekends).

Insider tip: PX, the terrific Deco-era speakeasy from the same team, is just around the corner; to reserve one of the 32 seats, click here.

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