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Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian

4.1
2563 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
  • Comfort Food
Jackson 20 is a modern American tavern featuring regional American food inspired by traditional recipes. Jackson 20 has a southern flare with succulent BBQ dishes and traditional southern sides like our Fried Green Tomatoes and Hushpuppies. Come see us and our mascot, Bessie, our beloved bronze pig who presides over Jackson 20 as a symbol of hospitality and abundance! Make sure you rub her snout on your way out for some good luck!

*All patio seating is done on a first come, first served basis, and is subject to weather. We will do our best to accommodate all requests for outdoor dining.*
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Southern, Organic
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Hours of operation

Monday to Thursday
Breakfast: 7:00am-11:00am
Lunch: 11:00am-2:00pm
Bar: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm-11:00pm

Friday
Breakfast: 7:00am - 11:00am
Lunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bar: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm-11:30pm

Saturday and Sunday
Brunch: 7:00am-2:00pm
Bar ONLY: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm- 11:30pm
Dinner: 5:00pm-11:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 842-2790
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
James Hudson
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Catering
Jackson 20 features seasonally inspired American cuisine, hand crafted cocktails and the best from local waters and farms. Hold your private event at Jackson 20 inside the stylish Alexandrian Hotel in the heart of Old Town Alexandria.
Beautifully appointed event space, seating 10 – 150, play host to a myriad of events including intimate wine dinners, swank cocktail parties, elegant rehearsal dinners and beautiful weddings. Our brick lined interior courtyard is ideal for receptions or dining, from Jackson 20 cook-outs to garden-style receptions.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
South Pitt
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Parking details
Valet Parking Available
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Public transit
King Street Metro
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Seasonally inspired American cuisine, hand crafted cocktails and the best of local waters and farms from Jackson 20 to all our private events. Beautiful event spaces, seat 10 – 150 for private dining, cocktail parties, rehearsal dinners & beautiful weddings.

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What 2563 People Are Saying
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4.1
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3.7
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
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66% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food and the service were terrific. Our server was very attentive to our group of 8. I plan on going back very soon!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

The service was a little less than I expected given this place has good reviews. It's located in an Ideal spot right up the street from the Old Town waterfront. Try to sit in the courtyard if you can. Food was good but not great, but I'd give it another shot

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Good brunch and reservation capabilities were nice. However, some menu details weren't shared which would have influenced order. 30 min wait for food.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We enjoyed the brunch - a good mix of breakfast, lunch, and southern choices - and would readily go back.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Made a reservation for 9:30 AM on a Saturday for a brunch date. There was no seating available and had to wait 10 min past our reservation time. Then we were told we could sit at a bar top table now or wait another 15-20 min for a regular table. Decided to go with the bar top. My wife and I were seated and promptly ignored for close to 10 minutes. No “I’ll be right with you” or “ let me get your drink order”. After finally getting our drinks it took another 15-20 minutes to get our food ordered. Waitress continually ignored or walked right past us. We never got our waters refilled or asked if we wanted to order more cocktails during our entire time there.

The conflicting part of this restaurant is that the food was very good and the atmosphere and location are all great. But their service was nothing short of a travesty. On one hand I want to go back for their declicious brunch, but then again if I wanted to get ignored or treated like an inconvenience then I can just go to a local fast food restaraunt.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was delicious, the server was kind and responsive.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food options and great environment for a business meeting. Waitstaff was great.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was great. However for this to be listed as "fine dining", I think is not quite accurate. It seemed like an upscale chain restaurant due to the noise level. I was expecting a more romantic scene. Because of the noise (couldn't hear each other talking), we sat outside. Turned out really nice with the great weather, if you like to eat outside.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Every dish we ordered was excellent. Good service, nice atmosphere and kid friendly. Good price point too, especially for the quality of food. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Menu included wide range of food options and great signature drinks. Or server Nick was very helpful and had a great sense of humor!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Sunday brunch... today’s special was $3 mimosas. Eggs Benedict was great but the brisket hash was not my fav. the eggs were over cooked, onions were under cooked and the brisket was in big cubes so it was hard to eat in a bowl when you probably needed a steak knife and plate to actually eat it. It also lacked flavor. Very bland but overall I would go back and try other items. The people next to us loved their Bellinis and omelets

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Terrible service

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great experience! Food and service were great! Will go again.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Nice restaurant, and a good menu. Several dishes our group of 5 had were very good. I had brisket, which was supposed to be slow cooked and tender, but it was tough--overcooked I believe, and not very tasty. So, a mix around the table of very good to average. The wait staff was very friendly, but a bit slow. I had a craft cocktail that was a version of a bourbon smash, and to be honest, I'm not sure I ever really tasted the bourbon. It doesn't have to be overpowering, but when I can't even tell it's in there, I would not rank that as a good cocktail. I'm still recommending the restaurant, but it was not one I would rave about and tell people they "must go" to it while in town.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our repeat restaurant for Easte brunch/breakfast depending on time of Church service. Great for the kids and menu selections are satisfying and delicious. We do not like buffets so this is perfect.

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

A very disappointing evening. Party of twelve. GM originally said they couldn’t accommodate us - too crowded. We decided to divide into two groups of six - a boys group and a girls group. Went online and was able to confirm two tables of six. GM saw reservations on line and CALLED ME ON MY CELL PHONE to tell me they weren’t going to be able to put any tables together and that we’d be “spread all over the restaurant!” (Big clue: irritated GM - pick another spot.!) Many tables empty at 7:20 when we arrived. One set of tables for 16 - said they were expecting a large group. Two sets of six tables together. One set up front. Said we could have one but not the other - a party had specifically requested the other table. Host Chris said again we wouldn’t be able to sit together. Put one of our groups up front and the other in the back. Rocky table up front which they couldn’t fix so they moved the Group to the back. Food for one table came out at 8:50. The other table got food at 9:02. Over an hour and a half after we got there!!! Restaurant still with many tables empty. Spoke with the group at the second table up front. On our way out. They told me they had definitely NOT requested any specific table and they didn’t even like it! Spoke with the host Chris who said “I do what I’m told.” GM showed us we wouldn’t sit together if he could help it. (Rocky table enabled move - and they sat no one else at that table all night.) We’re showing them. Will never set foot in this restaurant again!!!! Will stick with Old Town favorites: The Warehouse. The Fish Market. The Wharf. The Chart House!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Ambience was great. The food was lovely and cooked perfectly. Would definitely come to Sunday brunch again.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent food and service! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Disappointed in the service and food. The experience was much worse than in the past. I wouldn't go there again for this purpose.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Had a reservation and they were right on time even though the restaurant was crowded. All staff were friendly. The restaurant was clean and bright and had an energetic crowd but not too loud. Easy to have a conversation at the table.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

T three out of four meals were very over cooked . Noise level is high. Service was very good.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food- a tiny bit noisy, but still a good place for groups!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food! Great value! Lovely ambiance! Definitely recommend!

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Server needed some better training. Slow and handed us bottle of wine without glasses or opening.

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1.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I guess the change of ownership had a bigger affect on the food than I thought. Got a cheese and charcuterie board with bland cheese and basic deli meat. Think bologna.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Perfect seats for the Old Town St. Patrick’s parade!0

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

A few friends and I met up here for Sunday brunch. Although the menu looked creative and tasty, the food itself was disappointing. The fried green tomatoes were tasteless and a the tomatoes were cut too thin so they were a bit soggy. The corn and ham fritters were also tasteless and were a let down. I ordered the Crab Cake Benedict, which was also just ok. Small crab cakes and a little overdone/burnt. Others at the table had the BELT sandwich, with more mediocre fried green tomatoes, and the Chicken and Biscuits, which were good. The service was fine although the waiter seemed very timid and gave us our check before we were actually finished drinking (maybe his shift was over?). We took it as a sign that we should leave, although it was not busy and we were not holding the table hostage while others were waiting to be seated. Overall, the ambiance was nice, the food was disappointing, and the service was ok. I had higher expectations and would not dine here again.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Terrible waitress. Probably new. Needs training. Gave menus - immediately asked if we wanted to order. My friend ordered a drink; then waitress pointed out cocktails on the menus. Brought check while we were eating dessert. We felt rushed. Not a pleasant experience. Too expensive

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1.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The service we had was terrible. Two people got their orders wrong. One had an appetizer come out after the meals had been delivered. In addition, the appetizer was missing a component that was listed on the menu. The waiter brought the check before we were even done, and multiple people had wanted to order something else. Water ran out at the table with no refill.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Very good Southern food. Was there for a business lunch. Perfect spot. Wasn't too loud to conduct business and great food.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Service took forever to even get a drink. Drinks we received did not taste good, hash browns were very bland.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Very Good breakfast brunch menu. Everyone enjoyed their meal and good server

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I had the Rockfish and it was very well prepared. Not over cooked and very good . The service was good, fast and not intrusive. For American food it’s the best bet on old towne

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I came with a large party, took too long for food to come and it wasn’t hot. Had to return a couple things. Food wasn’t worth what I paid. Disappointed!

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

When we arrived we were told that they did not have a reservation for us, even though I made it through Open Table. Now I get a message that we were "no shows"!!!!
We were seating and waited over 20 minutes for our drink order to be taken. The food was very good, but service was definitely subpar. The waiter did not get our orders right and at the end he ran both our and our friend's check on our credit card. When we brought that to his attention he got an attitude with us.
We may be back, but not sure if we will ever take friends again since this was quite embarrassing since we suggested going to this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This is my go-to breakfast/brunch spot when family or friends visit the area. Everyone always love it here!

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Waitress/bartender was extremely slow getting to the table to take our order and when we didn’t order fast enough she walked away. Rude. She came back 15 minutes later and we ordered our food, however she completely forgot about my mimosa. I had to ask the young lady who dropped off my food to bring me my drink. I tried to take into account that is was extremely busy in there, but that doesn’t excuse such poor service.

Food was ok, I had the crab cake Benedict. It was tasty but the hash browns that came with it were flavorless. But forget about trying to ask for ketchup. My friend had the waffles which she enjoyed but complained about the four 4 HUGE scoops of butter that they put on them.

All in all the meal was just ok. I won’t be going back.

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Stopped in for brunch. The service was slow and extremely inattentive. The food was served to the incorrect people, and there were only three of us. The food was just okay, on the greasy side. This used to be a great place.

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2.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Came for brunch while staying at the Alexandrian. We were seated right by the door and had such a cold draft every time someone came in or out. Make sure to request a table in the back. We had to ask twice for milk for our coffee so it was coffee was cold by the time we got it. The food was average at best.

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Food and drinks were great, service was lacking. Weren't greeted for 10 minutes and then offered free drinks which were appreciated. The table next to us was greeted by the manager who proceeded to ignore us and never stopped by the table. It seemed like the server was overwhelmed and had no help, very polite and nice but the rest of the staff d idnt seem like they were there to work.

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