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
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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