Blackwall Hitch - Alexandria

4.2
1678 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
A dining experience blending the area’s finest in tastes & talents, Blackwall Hitch is a coastally inspired concept that creates a local connection. Here you’ll find seasonally driven and locally sourced food and spirits, great local music and the area’s friendliest staff and patrons. With each visit as you take in the local flavor, we guarantee you’ll be hook in no time. Get hooked on the flavor.
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Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The hostess was unsure she could seat us and we should’ve abandoned ship then.

Our waitress/the bartender was lovely, but the food and other staff ranged from odd to terrible.

2/3 in our party were sick the rest of the evening, after eating less than 1/4 of their food.

3/3 would not recommend
(‘twas real bad y’all)

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GT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice restaurant but pricey. $38 for an entree is kind of high and it was not even steak.

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GV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

It is a very nice place, beautiful and so good 100% recomended

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Took forever to get seated. Then a really long time to get food- table that arrived after us was served. And the chicken sandwich was not warm and very dry.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We have been regulars at Blackwell Hitch for years. The food is usually decent, fresh and the views of the waterfront are spectacular. But I have noticed a trend of understaffing which has lowered my ratings. We went for brunch today - two adults and a toddler. We had a reservation but waited for 10 minutes beyond the reservation time. Then we waited another 5 minutes, standing at the table only to find there were no high chairs available which weren’t broken. We ended up just trying to make it work and hoping for the best. Drinks took forever to arrive, and we had to ask for silverware and napkins which took another 5 minutes to arrive. The servers were so nice but were just overwhelmed. The food was decent but 3-5 items were out of stock each time I went up to get food from the buffet. I ended up grabbing what I could - pasta, grits, bacon, and some fruit. Chicken, pizza, biscuits and other items were all out. Then the deserts ran out. I didn’t want to keep waiting with all the other people who were standing there waiting for items to be re-stocked, so I grabbed what I could. Also the bathrooms were pretty dirty and there was toilet paper all over the floor. I let the hostess know but I don’t think she cared. It was a chaotic meal, not enjoyable for the price and I ate the strangest combination of foods! We will try again but definitely not for brunch.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great Sunday brunch with my fiancé!

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A
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

$14 each for a Bloody Mary that wasn’t good. Buffet was great.

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DA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Jason, our waiter, was very good and the food was delicious. Looking forward to my next visit.

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RJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was fabulous, I can’t wait until I return this weekend.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch ever.

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Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early reservation (10.15am) so not crowded. Food was excellent. Buffet was hot and seafood was fresh. Great drink specials. Love coming here.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I received notification that my dining reservation at Blackwall Hitch was ineligible for points AFTER we were already seated and finished dining. I should have been notified as soon as I made the reservation.

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LS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent! Will definitely go back.

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MN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can never go wrong with Black Wall Hitch. I’ve been there several times and haven’t had any issues. The scene, service, and food are perfect during any season.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 4

Live music was so loud that we had to leave before an order could be placed. Unfortunate for an otherwise good dinner spot.

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YU
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Everything aside from the service was great. We got seated at a great table and the food was great. The service however, was terrible. I won’t get into the details of the service but I probably won’t go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Ordered the rock fish and it was over done. The other food was good but I was really disappointed in the rock fish.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing and she was super sweet

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A
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Service was bad, meal was rushed, wasn’t through with appetizers before the entree came out. Waiter didn’t explain specials and did not engage.

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JA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful scenery and clean restaurant. The food was wonderful, crabcakes were the best I’ve ever had. The service was outstanding.

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch! We attended for a Birthday Brunch for the first time and will return soon!

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EJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a joy to come to Black Wall Hitch. Great vibes, great people, and great food. Brunch is always on point, always adding something new to the menu!

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C
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great brunch variety! Nice jazz combo. Will be even better in the summer with outdoor seating

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great experience

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CR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Went for Sunday Brunch and arrived at the very start. All food in chafing pans was cold. Carving Station, Omelet Station and Waffle Station we’re not manned at the start. Food was okay but would have better hot. Service was slow. We would try elsewhere for brunch before returning here.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar and the entertainment was Nightcap. The service provider was excellent. So friendly and helpful to folks who hadn’t been there before. They forgot to separate tickets for the table and were patient and kind when dealing with this at the end of the night. The food was great. The entertainment was perfect. They played a great variety of music that appealed to all of the ages that attended with us. The singer was excellent and willing to locate songs when requested. We could see other people throughout the dining areas within range bopping and singing along as well. We’ll definitely be back!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food. Waiter seemed busy.

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AG
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We Had a delightful lunch, with great service and great food. The view is terrific And the food goes right along. I go back in a heartbeat.

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C
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were amazing and the atmosphere was perfect. We plan to eat there in the future and continue to explore the menu.

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SC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was fantastic! She was attentive, yet gave us space to visit. She was friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. And, the food was outstanding!

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TE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a pleasant evening and the food tasted good. It’s not the kind of place to go for a great food experience, but that’s not what I expected. However, a beef dish, while the flavors were very good, was over salted, and the Brussels Sprouts were so-so.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My Lady Birthday

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday... brought out wrong food... but it was still good!

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RJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The crab cakes was great but they was a little crispy at the bottom and that was from three people who had order crabs at our table. the pork chops was very dry we had two people who order pork chops.

Over all the atmosphere was great and the waitress was great.

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EG
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

We came for lunch after church. We have heard so much about this restaurant and the good food. We were exceptionally pleased with the Flaming Crab Dip which was so delicious! But we arrived at the end of Brunch; so we waited for 3:00 which was the start of appetizers. If you miss brunch, the next meal does not begin until 4:00 pm. We had the appetizers and I had the crab cakes with fries. It wasn't the best or the worst I've eaten (I think it would have been better if it were hot). We just had an okay appetizer moment, although the appetizer menu is very extensive. I think we will try again for Brunch or the regular menu.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place for Sunday brunch

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MM
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Due to being a Vegan, the GM had the Chef prepare me a Veggie Plate since you can’t order from the menu until 4P.

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Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch with live music ... drink specials ... buffet with all breakfast items ... carving station ... veggies and salads... omelette station ... oysters and peel and eat shrimp ... fried chicken and waffles ... waterfront views ... great value

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is always great!

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