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Elsie's Magic Skillet

8166 Richmond Highway, It Is Open 7 Days A week From 6 am To 9 pm, Alexandria, VA 22309
+1 703-360-0220
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“home fries” (4 reviews)
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American, Diner
8166 Richmond Highway, It Is Open 7 Days A week From 6 am To 9 pm, Alexandria, VA 22309
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant recently, and had a terrible experience. The waitress was pleasant enough, but Not Together ( Spaced Out) The Manager Maybe The Owner) Yelled at this poor waitress in front of us and the other diners.! This guy, actually came up to...More

Thank Larry20874
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for breakfast while staying in the area. He had waffle, eggs and sausage. I had the biscuit with eggs and creamer chipped beef. Both meals were huge. The food was good, but nothing out of the ordinary.

Thank Girlcaneat
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

It was tons of food! We ended up skipping lunch we were so full from breakfast. The wait staff was friendly and offered suggestions. Plus, it was completely affordable.

Thank valliam13
Reviewed 15 August 2017

On recommendation from the concierge at my hotel, I met a friend I had not seen in years here for brunch, and we were treated to great food and great service. I probably would not have stopped here if not for the recommendation, and the...More

Thank Lisa V
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Do not let the tired look and feel of the restaurant deter you from eating here. We stopped in for breakfast on the first day of our trip and came back the next two. The staff is super friendly and helpful. We had the meat...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

This was our second time eating breakfast at Elsie' Magic Skillet and we were not disappointed. Its located on US 1 in Alexandria. We found this little gem through Trip Advisor ... after all these years living in the area. It's an old fashioned diner...More

Thank Cordella G
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for great breakfast, this is the place! It's not super fancy but the food tastes amazing. My favorite is the French toast with home fries!

Thank tdizzle19
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast as my daughter took SAT. Original old fashioned Rt 1 diner with really friendly staff. Hearty breakfast. Nice before walk at nearby Huntley Meadows. Haven't seen a Presidents placemat in a lot of years!

Thank Laura22003
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Food was of good quality! There was plenty of it. My only criticism would be the sausage gravy was lacking sausage, pepper and salt. We will be back tomorrow!

Thank sebring961
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great service! We went after the breakfast rush and had the place mostly to ourselves. The server was efficient, patient, and kind! Good food and lots of it! I had the biscuits and gravy with eggs. It was delicious--hard to stop eating. My hubby had...More

Thank Andrea L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8166 Richmond Highway, It Is Open 7 Days A week From 6 am To 9 pm, Alexandria, VA 22309
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-360-0220
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