Cheap Eats 2012: Eamonn’s
Codwich sandwich with cole slaw and baked beans at Eamonn's. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
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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 11:30 AM to 10 PM; Thursday 11:30 AM to 11 PM; Friday 11:30 AM to midnight; and Saturday noon to midnight; Sunday noon to 9 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: King Street-Old Town
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.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Good for Groups
Cheap Eats 2012

We’ve never liked a brown-bag lunch as much as the one at Cathal and Meshelle Armstrong’s Irish-style “chipper.” Whether you’re taking your meal home or to one of the glossy wooden tables, that bag serves as your plate. Inside might be a mess of thick-cut fries—among the many dips, we like the creamy pink Marie Rose and the caper-studded Kitty O’Shea sauces—plus a piece of beautifully fried, golden-battered cod. On the side, there’s good coleslaw, Brit imports including tangy Batchelors baked beans, and Guinness on draft.

Also good: Codwich, a hot fried-cod sandwich with lettuce and tartar sauce; fried grouper; sugar-dusted fried dough balls.

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