Columbia Firehouse: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012


A Southern classic at Columbia Firehouse: fat waffles with crisply fried chicken. Photograph by Scott Suchman

About Columbia Firehouse


109 S St Asaph St
Alexandria, VA 22314

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

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.