Columbia Firehouse: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012
A Southern classic at Columbia Firehouse: fat waffles with crisply fried chicken. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
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Best Breakfasts 2012

Columbia Firehouse
Address: 109 S. St. Asaph St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-683-1776
Neighborhood: Alexandria, Old Town
Cuisines: Steaks, Modern, American, Breakfast
Opening Hours: Open Monday 5:30 PM to 1:30 AM; Tuesday through Friday 11:30 AM to 3 PM and 5:30 to 10: PM; Saturday and Sunday 11 AM to 1:30 AM.
Kid Friendly: Yes
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes French fries with three dipping sauces; grilled chicken wings; mussels in a coconut broth; three-alarm chili; fried chicken with kale and cornbread; dessert sampler.
Price Details: Starters $5 to $12, entrées $9 to $25.
Special Features:
Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Food Specials
Happy Hour Details:
4 to 7 PM
Happy Hour Days:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

Old Towners head to this restored 19th-century firehouse for such fare as Southern eggs Benedict with fried green tomatoes and a smattering of jalapeños or Belgian waffles served with fried chicken or rich fruit compote and chantilly cream. If you’re in the mood for seafood, go for Chesapeake Bay oysters—on the half shell or deep-fried and piled in a po’ boy. Kid-friendly and comfortable, this is a relaxing place to while away a lazy morning with the neighborhood crowd. Saturday and Sunday 11 to 3.

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