728 King St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Neighborhood: Alexandria, Alexandria, Old Town
Cuisines: Seafood, English/Irish/Scottish
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
Nearby Metro Stops: King Street-Old Town
Price Range: Inexpensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Codwich; fried cod or grouper; coleslaw; Kitty O'Shea and Marie Rose sauces for dipping.
$2.50 to $8.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Good for Groups
Part Irish bar (dark wood, ornate mirrors, Guinness draft), part eat-in/take-out, this offspring of Restaurant Eve turns out crisp hunks of cod and skate in grease-spattered paper bags (we think the secret to the batter is beer, but no one will tell).
Chef Cathal Armstrong’s seven dunking sauces, including a mild curry and a zippy tartar, are a nifty gourmet touch, while the thick chipper-style fries and coleslaw (practically health food in this lineup) aim straight for the heart. For fryer fans, battered burgers, sausages, and even candy bars make a good showing. But sensible folks will content themselves with a Cadbury Flake.
There is, after all, a limit to how many fried things you can eat at one meal—although this playfully kitschy chip shop seems determined to prove otherwise.
Open daily for lunch and dinner.