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Al's Steak Shop

1504 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1718
+1 703-836-9443
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good20%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
18 Sep 2016
“Al's is a Neighborhood Fixture”
27 May 2016
“Hour drive, hour wait - sooo worth it”
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1504 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1718
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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
Reviewed 23 July 2015

This place is fantastic & John has always prided himself in serving the best & he does...doesn't matter if it is subs or pizza, he does it right for over 50+ years. This little out of the way place, only a mile or so from...More

Thank Ward S
Reviewed 18 June 2015

This is by far the closest that anyone can get to a true philly cheesesteak in our area, hands down!!

Thank jorge r
Reviewed 29 March 2015

This is my favorite place for steak and cheese sub. REAL meat and lots of it. A small will fill you way up. So delicious. A large is basically 2 small subs. So, a large can be shared by 2 people. I think it is...More

Thank crystalray1964
Reviewed 28 October 2014 via mobile

We may not be in Philadelphia but this sandwich is as close as it gets to those iconic subs. The Steak and cheese is great. Not only is it really large but the quality is excellent as well. We have been going here for years...More

Thank Lynnshops
Reviewed 29 September 2014

When I told a friend we'd moved to Del Ray, their first question was whether we'd been to Al's. Rightly so. The cheesesteaks are great--but be prepared to wait for your order. Few tables, so take-out is best--and it does take time to craft these...More

Thank AlexVa_60
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 20:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
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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