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Daniel O'Connell's Irish Restaurant and Bar

Certificate of Excellence
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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 - 01:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:30
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Califon, New Jersey
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped in here on a Saturday afternoon. My husband ordered the fish and chips. One small piece of cod over a lot of tasty fries. I think two pieces would have been an appropriate portion (or a larger single piece). He was offered vinegar, which he said yes to, and it never arrived. He had to get up and... More 

Thank nlgale
Collingswood, New Jersey
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95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in here for a rest from shopping. We enjoyed a beer and fries...both delicious! The bartender was very friendly.

Thank bfam123
Alexandria, Virginia
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Before I went to Ireland I would come here and enjoy the atmosphere, food and music with my daighters and/or husband. The staff is friendly, the food is great. My favorite is the Shepherd's pie. After going to Ireland last summer, I love O'Connell's even more. The flavor of Ireland is everywhere bringing back fond memories.

Thank Kathie M
Alexandria, Virginia
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90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything we've ever ordered for dinner has been fantastic... my favorites have been the Irish shepherd's pie, fish and chips, wedge salad, chicken pot pie, and the bread pudding. You can get a perfect pour of Guinness or other classic Irish beers and drinks. There's beautiful woodwork and glass throughout the multiple story, multiple room restaurant. Consider to park on... More 

Thank wandermuffin
York Haven, PA
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91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to have a bite of food and a beverage or two before going to the rum punch challenge at gadsby's tavern. The atmosphere of this restaurant was fun. Everyone was very friendly and the service was top notch. The food was very good and the servings are huge, plenty to share. I had the Reuben and it was... More 

Thank Jamericanmama
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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398 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I tried the crispy Irish Egg roll which was good and the Bangers and Mash with the Irish sausage that was just outstanding. The beer options are incredible. I LOVE THIS PLACE

Thank GRWLR51
The Villages, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by the lady at the Old Town visitor center and it was a great choice! Two adults and two teenagers were all able to find fantastic food. The Irish Egg Roll appetizer was a huge hit!

Thank BJ H
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jammed as expected. Staff performed remarkably well considering the crush of people. Guinness was drafted to perfection, not quite Ireland, but passable. Food was good and not overpriced. I will definitely return to watch a game, or grab a bite.

Thank Rob B
Benton, Arkansas
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was walking in the Old Town area when I came upon this establishment. Nice friendly little cozy place. Sat at the bar for a Guinness. Lovely little tender in Katie. Very friendly to all who walked in. Did not eat but the guest sitting near me appeared to be happy with their meals. Can go wrong here.

Thank Gmbro
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 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 


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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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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
Sink into our comfortable surroundings in our truly unique atmosphere. View our mesmerizing array of Irish historical antiques and stroll through four ancient Irish bars with blazing fires. Enjoy the company of our warm Irish staff and meet the lovely people of Old Town. At Daniel O'Connell's, every balcony, nook and cranny has a story to tell and we invite you to learn about them while indulging in the bold and exciting culinary delights originally from modern Ireland.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?