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"Nickells & Scheffler Cafe and Carryout - King St" Top 5 Page for this destination Alexandria Restaurant Tip by Ewingjr98

Alexandria Restaurants: 133 reviews and 314 photos

Chef Louis Nickell and Chef Susan Scheffler operate this fine little establishment in the heart of Old Town. I have passed by dozens of times in recent weeks but was always put off at the last minute due to their weird single table in the front room of the restaurant. Later I noticed they have a large dining room in the back of the place. Why would they put the kitchen in front? Odd, very odd.

LHenne1 and I finally decided to make the short walk here one afternoon and we were very impressed with the food. They have a creative menu with a variety of prepared foods that can be taken home and heated for dinner, or you can have them refire a meal to eat in the dining room. We decided on the day's special, which was a seemingly simple barbecued chicken sandwich with coleslaw for about $9. Their version of the pulled barbecued chicken comes on a potato roll with some tasty leaves (maybe dandelion?) under the meat for a unique flavor. The coleslaw is marinated in mustard vinaigrette and it comes with some unique items like capers and scallions to create a unique taste. We completed our meals with two bottles of Diet Coke for $1.60 each.

We sat in the empty, but nicely decorated back dining room next to the large window overlooking Henry Street. After no more than five minutes the cook brought our sandwiches. They were kind of small, but very, very tasty. One of the best barbecued sandwiches I've ever had.

Address: 1028 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Corner of Duke & Henry
othercontact: Fax: 703-549-5040
Phone: 703-549-5545
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 4
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 20, 2009
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