728 King St.
Alexandria, VA 22314


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

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 2009: Eamonn's

Great food, low prices, lots of fun

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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