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Al's Steak Shop

1504 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1718
+1 703-836-9443
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good17%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“subs” (7 reviews)
“cheesesteak” (11 reviews)
“steak cheese” (2 reviews)
Closes in 5 min
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Steakhouse
1504 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1718
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Al's is an institution in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, VA. The previous owner ran the place for 50 years, up until his passing in 2015. But the place predated him. After a short closure Al's reopened in 2016 under caring new owners seeking...More

Thank Dudemius
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

My sister and I both graduated from GWHS, right up the street. We have great memories of Al's as a hang-out in the days when John owned the place (even though we called him Al). It's been fun go go back occasionally. The steak subs...More

Thank Judi A
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

I don't care if they DO call it steak and cheese, this is the best Philly cheesesteak you can get outside Philly! Order it plain (who eats lettuce on this?!?!) with fried onions and extra cheese. Otherwise you'll be looking for the cheese! Lots of...More

Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Al's Steak are pretty hardy and freshly made to order. Guaranteed to feel you up. I haven't been in years. My rating would have been higher had I posted years ago, especially before the first fire they had. If you're area check them out.

Thank broyal216
Reviewed 5 August 2017

One of my best friends went to George Washington HS and grew up in this area. He swore by this place. He has now taken me here twice and neither time have I been disappointed. I had the Roman Steak and Cheese as I like...More

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Al's has been serving lunch forever, but the steak sandwich I was served recently was similar to what I have enjoyed a year or two ago. Al's is great on consistent food, but the quality is just OK and unchanged.

Thank 349Charles25
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

I went to visit a dear friend. He'd been raving all week about Al's so I agreed to the hour drive for a cheese steak. There was a half hour line. Oh my goodness - no wonder the line. I've been completely spoilt! The friendly...More

Thank NotListening81
Reviewed 15 October 2015

After reading the reviews on Yelp and also on Eater, where it was selected as one of the top ten places to go for a philly cheesesteak, I was pumped. The amount of meat they put in the sub is great and the price is...More

Thank TravellinOnABudget
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Al's has one of the best Philly Cheesesteaks in the metro area, If you're looking for a great sandwich and not ambiance, this is the place to go. I have tried cheesesteaks in Philly and Al's is better than Gino's. The jar of hot peppers...More

Thank rickfromVA2
Reviewed 15 September 2015

I wanted to like it -- I really did. It's a local business producing a generous-sized sandwich. But it was greasy and unremarkable, and the onion rings were nothing to write home about. There are other local options which IMO are better.

Thank Taurusean
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1504 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1718
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-836-9443
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