Dining Alone – King Street Edition


Happy Easter and April Fool’s Day! Hope everyone spent some quality time with loved ones on this beautiful day. With the weather slowly (but surely) warming up — even with the occasional spring showers along the way — I am quite excited about resuming my excursions in and around Old Town, Alexandria.

I know some people are uncomfortable eating alone, so I want to share my top five places to eat off of King street without having to worry about other people.

1. Theismann’s Restaurant and Bar

This is where I go when I’m meeting up with a couple of my girlfriends for Sunday Brunch usually, but it’s also a great place to grab something quick at the bar. The atmosphere is friendly, and I’ve never had bad customer service. Plus, it’s conveniently located on Diagonal road, which is a short walk from the King Street metro station.

2. Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub 

If I’m a little bit hungover and happen to be out and about during the weekend, I hit up this Irish joint on my way back and go for their bangers and mash or corned beef and cabbage. Again, when in doubt hit up the bar area. People mostly mind their own business so you won’t have any issues focusing on your food.

3. Eamonn’s A Dublin Chipper

Who can say no to fish and chips? Seriously. Everything tastes good when fried, particularly a simple piece of cod. Of course, it needs to accompanied by its awesome sidekick aka fries or chips. This is a casual joint, and you can share a table with another person if you choose to, if not, you can sit in the counter area.

4. Killer E.S.P.

Short for killer espresso, sorbet and pie, this is a great place to grab a cup of coffee and a piece of pie made by Dangerously Delicious Pies (both savory and sweet pies). They also have empanadas and other small bites that you can grab at the counter. When it’s summertime, I always go for their sorbet  made in-house  served in a cone.


5. Nasime

If you want to have a fancy dinner to treat yourself but in a reasonable budget, look no further! Nasime is one of those rare gems that are hard to come by in this area when it comes to authentic Japanese food that is not just sushi/sashimi. For $48 bucks, you can get a five-course meal.

If you happen to be by yourself in Old Town area, don’t be afraid to check out these eateries! You won’t be disappointed.

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