Old Town is heating up, the sun is shining and outdoor seating is back in season!

As we locals know, Old Town Alexandria is home to some fantastic restaurants with inviting outdoor spaces, perfect for a delightful dining experience. Here is the best places to dine out in the sun in Old Town Alexandria, recommended by the Jillian Hogan Homes team:

Auggie’s Mussel House
Our first pick stands out with its spacious patio terrace, providing diners with a panoramic view of bustling King Street while enjoying modern American cuisine. The music is full of classic throwbacks and TVs are mounted to enjoy the sports event of the weekend. Enjoy hearty Belgian dishes matched perfectly with an extensive beer selection at this chill, brick-lined establishment.

Twilight view of a charming street with a historic brick building featuring a restaurant named Augie's, outdoor seating with string lights, and a green tree, capturing the essence of The Scout Guide's local charm and community focus.

Cedar Knoll
Located along the picturesque George Washington Parkway, this restaurant/luxury venue offers stunning riverside views with a lush garden patio, making it an ideal spot for a romantic meal or a leisurely brunch.

Charming white and blue two-story building surrounded by lush greenery under a bright blue sky with fluffy clouds, featuring white Adirondack chairs on a well-kept lawn, embodying the welcoming spirit of The Scout Guide.

Landini Brothers
This hot spot on King Street boasts a charming, European-style courtyard, where you can savor authentic Italian dishes amidst quaint, cobblestone surroundings.

Elegant dining room with rustic stone walls, exposed wooden beams, and rich hardwood floors evoking The Scout Guide's penchant for curated sophistication and local charm. White linen-draped tables paired with burgundy chairs set the stage for a fine dining experience, while large framed landscape paintings contribute to the venue's cultured ambiance.

Daniel O’Connell’s Irish Restaurant and Bar
Featuring a cozy outdoor seating area that combines the charm of Old Town with a lively, pub atmosphere, this spot is perfect for enjoying a pint and hearty fare. These restaurants not only provide excellent food and service but also offer unique outdoor spaces that enhance the overall dining experience in Old Town Alexandria.

Outdoor seating area at Bar O'Connell's Restaurant with bright red umbrellas, surrounded by lush green plants and floral arrangements, adjacent to a tree-lined sidewalk on a sunny day, showcasing a charming dining spot for The Scout Guide readers.

Strolling through these amazing hubs of cuisine, it is clear this historic district has an eclectic mix of exceptional outdoor dining options. Old Town’s restaurants deliver unforgettable dining experiences for every palate and occasion. Be sure to explore these fantastic spots and soak in the unique atmosphere that makes Old Town Alexandria a true gem for food lovers. They are Jillian Hogan Homes-approved!

We will see you there!