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"Austin Grill - King Street, Old Town" Top 5 Page for this destination Alexandria Restaurant Tip by Ewingjr98

Alexandria Restaurants: 133 reviews and 314 photos


I finally got over to Austin Grill. Some of my friends swear the Sunday brunch is one of the best around, but in my opinion, their Tex Mex is mediocre. Compared to Los Tios just a mile away in Del Ray, Austin Grill is pure crap. The best things about this restaurant are the chips and salsa and their very infrequent live music... maybe once a month or less frequently.

We stopped in for lunch, and despite the downstairs having many empty tables, they herded us up to the empty and cavernous second floor. Luckily we grabbed a table near the windows overlooking King Street for something to keep us from paying too much attention to the screaming baby at the other table and the bus boy who liked to belch out loud as he cleaned the table next to us.

Along with our free chips and salsa (with free refills!), we had the classic combo and the shrimp and beef fajitas. The classic combo was $13.50, and it included a chicken enchilada with mild green chile sauce and a grilled steak taco alongside refried beans and red rice. The taco and enchilada were ok, but the sides looked like they had been sitting under plastic wrap, maybe in the microwave, prior to ending up on my table.

The fajitas ($18.50) were served sizzling with peppers, onions, jack cheese, guacamole, sour cream, lettuce, pico de gallo, black beans, cilantro rice and flour tortillas. The meat and shrimp were both very tasty, and the sizzling veggies were obviously fresher than the regular sides.

Their menu includes a mix of Tex Mex and some American classics like burgers, chicken breast sandwiches, steaks, ribs, and more. Brunch has a similar mix of items such as French toast, huevos rancheros, eggs benedict, and omelets.

Address: 801 King Street Alexandria, VA
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Phone: 703.684.8969
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 3
Theme: Mexican

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 18, 2009
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