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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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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good47%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“home fries” (4 reviews)
“hash” (2 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Diner
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LOCATION
8166 Richmond Highway, It Is Open 7 Days A week From 6 am To 9 pm, Alexandria, VA 22309
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1 - 10 of 47 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

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 10 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
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Good home cooking. Full menu all day long. I had a breakfast plate and there was at least 8 slices of bacon!!! Kids had burgers that were big and loaded. Good meal for everyone and the waitress was very friendly

Thank tkroney
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This classic family diner has all the menu standards. The service is fast and friendly. They have awesome breakfasts and we've finally tried lunch too... loved the stuffed tomato and the club sandwich did not disappoint.

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Close to the George Washington Mount Vernon Estate )which doesn't have much of a decent food offering). If you want a genuinely honest no frill American roadhouse diner breakfast then this this is about as authentic as you'll get anywhere and doesn't pretend to be...More

Thank Richard B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 21:00
Monday
06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 21:00
Thursday
06:00 - 21:00
Friday
06:00 - 21:00
Saturday
06:00 - 21:00
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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