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Daniel O'Connell's Irish Restaurant and Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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112 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3208 (Union Street)
+1 703-739-1124
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:30
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister, niece, and I had a late lunch here while visiting Old Town on a wet and chilly afternoon. It offered a relax and laid back rustic ambiance with authentic Irish pub decor. Great selection of beer, which perfectly complemented our food choices. Make sure to start with an order of their deluxe nachos with slow braised beef. They... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came in here on the day of the St Patrick's Day Parade in Old Town and was expecting craziness and so-so food. My expectations were all blown away. The place is kid-friendly, has great food, live music and a great wait staff, I will definitely be back.

Thank Alice C
Fort Myers, Florida
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the Center of town. Great Shepard's Pie and Fried Cod sandwich. Inviting for tourists and locals. Live Irish band.

Thank JDR29
Alexandria, Virginia
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

O'Connell's has a great atmosphere with fireplaces and little nooks to sit in on a cold day. The fish and chips are amazing and I would highly recommend.

Thank B H
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was not sure about eating here and I am glad I took a chance. The salmon prepared with vegetables was fabulous. My husband had shepards pie and it was delicious. The portions were generous as well. We also had onion rings. The service was good and the waiter gave me extra vegetables as I requested. All in all a... More 

Thank Ann P
Mason, Michigan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our waitress got to us pretty quickly after we were seated and got our drink order in a reasonable time. However, after leaving our iced tea & water & menus, gone. We had to walk thru the restaurant to find her to order. My husband had to walk up to the bar to get us drink refills. We've never left... More 

Thank burroughsfarmsgirl
Reston, Virginia
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123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a classic true to Irish food and drink customs O'Connell's Irish Restaurant is. It was like walking into a pub in Ireland with a beautiful twin Mahogany wooden bars down stairs and upstairs! The comfortable cozy tables and eating nooks are wonderful. The entire staff has a Irish accent and when coupled with terrific food and drink service -... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went into Daniel O'Connell's for a drink, and ended up staying for a few, plus food and entertainment. The place has an authentic Irish feel, complete with great bartenders. We enjoyed the Irish brews, plus sang along with the solo act who did great with requests.

Thank Jeff G
Woburn, Massachusetts
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great pint of Guinness and phenomenal service. From the staff to the manager Trini. A must go to when visiting old town for a few pints with friends.

Thank ryan s
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in for a night cap after dinner at the Fish Market - we got a table and were greeted right away - The service was great and prices were right - They just can't make an old fashioned - I would suggest beer or something else and not that! Other than that I would revisit this restaurant. A very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3208
    (Union Street)
  • Public Transportation: O'Connell's closest metro is King street metro stop. You can jump on the Dash bus and it drops you at Fairfax and King, just two blocks from us ! Or try a water taxi from Dc into the port at the foot of King street.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-739-1124

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?