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About Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian

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.*

480 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Southern, Organic

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

Cross Street:
South Pitt

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 842-2790

Website:
http://www.jackson20.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking Available

Public Transit:
King Street Metro

Executive Chef:
James Hudson

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

Private Dining

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.

Jackson 20 - The Alexandrian Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

3.7

ambience

3.9

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

69% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (20)
Great for Brunch (18)
Comfort Food (16)
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Bar Seating (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Cozy (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Business Meals (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Romantic (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
People Watching (5)
Seasonal (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Authentic (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fun (4)
Live Sports (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Cleveland)·Dined 3 days ago

Overall the food was good and the vibe in the restaurant seemed nice.

We spent quite a bit of time waiting for things: to be seated, to get service, to have plates cleared, to get a check. All the while watching our server do other tasks unrelated to customers. It was near the end of brunch so I think we unfortunately came at a bad time when shift change is near and we were perhaps forgotten about.

I'll give it a second try.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 3 days ago

Attached to the Alexandrian Autograph Hotel. Highly recommend reservations as the wait can be lengthy. You can do this via their website and Opentable.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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·Dined 4 days ago

It was great, but the main entree took a long time to come out. For perspective, seven of us, nearly a two hour meal without dessert.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

I love this place and visit frequently, however, the service seems to be slipping. Our server forgot about us yesterday so we had to flag down other servers to assist with refills, condiments, and even getting/cashing out with our check. My BELT sandwich and mimosa was perfect as always and otherwise a lovely spot for breakfast/brunch.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

The entire experience was centered around waiting. We had to wait for the host (mind you our rez was at 9m and they weren't busy), we had to wait to be seated, wait for our server to greet us.

The server came and took our appetizer order but it took too long for a simple order of cheese plate and soup. The soup was watery and the floor manager had to take our dinner order b/c the server didn't come back. The watery soup seemed to be acceptable according to the manager. The fried chicken was tasteless and the salmon was ok.

It was our 3 year anniversary and we were incredibly disappointed. We will not be returning. The manager was apologetic and offered to comp us appetizers if we came back, but it's just not worth the risk or our money.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

It was Valentines Day and we had our son visiting so it was a nice evening. The restaurant was busy and our wait staff warned us it might be slow service. The drinks were slow but excellent and the food was delicious. I would say it was worth the wait. We’ll be back on a less busy evening.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Overall the Restaurant is Overrated. the food was OK and service was friendly. it wasn't anything like the web was suggesting.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Absolutely delicious food and excellent service! The chef even came out to check on us. I will definitely be back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I have been to Jackson 20 several times over the years since I live near by -- the food is OK but for the service has been awful every time, not once did I walk away saying that was great!! They always have an excuse but I am sorry it is the same excuse every year.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food at Brunch was overpriced, the crab Benedict was bland and required multiple salt applications and the brisket hash was swimming in grease, rendering the bottom layer of potatoes inedible. You pay for the location I suppose. The food was some of the worst I've had at a local brunch.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Very accommodating for our needs with a small child for brunch. Great service. Food was very good

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Upscale breakfast. Different take on hash browns- but they could use more flavor

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Waiter Aziz was very friendly and got all of our side-orders and special requests correct the first time. Love the pulled-pork barbeque!

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Not much to recommend this place. Mediocre food delivered by untrained and slow waitstaff. So many good options in Alexandria: this isn't one of them.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was delicious and service started fine. From the time our plates were cleared, it took at least 45 to receive dessert. For a lot of that time, our server was nowhere to be seen. It then took a long wait after dessert to get our check, which only happened after I flagged down a manager to request it. We had our four year old with us, so this made it additionally frustrating.

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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great dinner. The endive salad was delicious and plenty to share as an appetizer. My dining partner's salmon was excellent as was my Mc & Cheese with Brisket. We had not eaten here lately, but we will be back sooner in the future.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great hospitable staff. Delicious food and comfortable setting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual, Live Sports, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Had a wonderful time at The Jackson 20! Redwan was an awesome and attentive waiter! The food, atmosphere, and service was exceptional!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Casual, Romantic, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great pulled pork sliders!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 16, 2018

I used to be a BIG fan of jacksons, i’ve been going there since it firts opened. I have to say that its quality has quite unfortunately decreased substantially. They used to make delicious, well seasoned food you wanted to come back for. The only thing worth the money now is their cornbread and the bar menu. It’s overpriced for its current quality. I’m not sure if it’s a complacency thing or just a kitchen staf thing, but it’s definitely not what it used to be. The staff is always pleasant and they make it the experience better. But as nice as they are, it doesnt quite make up for overpaying for mediocre food, which is sad because it used to be superb.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Incredibly poor service. The place was less than a quarter full and everything took excessively long, drinks, food, check. It seemed like no one was talking any personal responsibility for any of the tables. Sometimes a team approach can work but this doesn’t. Food was underwhelming. I had the ribs and they were pretty pedestrian quality but I did enjoy the collard greens side. The food and service may have been acceptable if it was less pricey but dinner for four with one drink each for just under $200 was a rip off. There are too many better options in old town to ever get me back into Jackson 20.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I was very excited about finally trying Jackson 20 but was quickly disappointed. It was a very cold day, so my co-worker and I decided to have corn & pepper chowder with crab meat. When we receive the soup, it was very cold. We asked for the soup to be heated up, when we received it back it went from being creamy and flavorful to watery and tasteless. Our entrees ( Waldorf Salad and Buttermilk Fried Chicken) were warm but just "ok". The restaurant had maybe three tables including ours at lunch, but it still seemed difficult to reach our server when needed. This was not the experience that I expected. I would not return again.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great selection of a la carte brunch items; well prepared and delicious. Attentive service.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Well, I've been there before and it was fine, but we went for New Years days brunch and they obviously had some issue in the kitchen. They were working hard but were very backed up. We waited about 50 mintutes from ordering to getting our food. They did take 20% off the bill and notified us of the delays.
I wouldn't recommend ever going during cold weather though. The air comes right through the doors into the front of the restaurant. We were freezing.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was ok but any positives were taken away by the horrible service. Did not bring entrees out together so I had to send mine back because it was cold from waiting for others to arrive. We had to consistently ask for more drinks even water. I know the manager knew what was going on but did nothing to placate the situation. For something that bad, I would have expected at least an apology but nothing.

I would not go back again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was barely warm when it was brought out and the service was lacking. I know it was a holiday evening, but we had to flag down a waiter for water and we had random pieces of silverware on the table and a rouge glass. The wine was bitter and my drink was flat and over priced with way too much vodka. The restaurant seemed to continuously get colder and colder as the night went on and we could not get warm. Our desserts were amazing and the main entree was delicious, but too cold when we got it. We would've asked for another entree hot but we had waited long enough and we were hungry. I would like to come back for brunch and when it's quiet to experience it again. Overall, lovely restaurant but we really wanted to get 5 start and got 3 1/2. Thank you to the manager for stopping by and our nice waiter who made the effort to get my husband a fresh glass of wine, even though the kitchen had no more wine glasses to spare.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Business Meals, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I would not recommend this restaurant at all! I order the chicken and biscuits, and while the chicken was more or less fine, the biscuits were burnt. I exchanged the burnt biscuits for a waffle, which was cold and burnt. Also, the waiter rarely checked up on our table, so I had to contact other waiters for my requests. I will definitely not be returning!

Tags: Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Been here many times and this was by far the worst experience. Maybe an off night or new staff?? Service was terrible!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Cozy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This was an awful Christmas Eve experience. The food was sub par at best and certainly not worth the $39 per person fixed price. The service was abysmal. There were no vegetarian options on the fixed menu. Horrible experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We have come to Jackson 20 for Christmas Eve for four years in a row. The restaurant is not the same since it has been purchased by Marriott. We arrived this year to discover that a special menu was in place even though this was not identified on the website. I was advised when we were seated that people had been called. I have the transcript of the voice message confirming my reservation and there was no mention of a holiday meal. This was problematic for my family because there are two vegetarians and one who is allergic to gluten. The meal had limited gluten free options and no vegetarian options. We were told that we would be accomodated by the hotel manager and then when seated, we had to have mutliple conversations with the restaurant manager and server about whether we could be accomodated. This took 20 minutes. We left before having the dessert course because service was slow and were headed to church. Our second course was never cleared from the table. It was a disaster and a truly unpleasant Christmas Eve meal. Even though forty dollars was taken of our meal (39.00 per person), I would never return here. I had come for brunch previously and tables were uncleared, there were not enough servers, and it took 45 minutes before our order was taken. I thought this was due to a crazy brunch day on a warm fall day. Now I know that this is the new norm at Jackson 20. We won't be back.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My wife and I have been to Jackson 20 many times and have always enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and outstanding food. On our last visit there the hostess was somewhat less than remarkable. She did not appear to put any thought into where she seated people or how to market the restaurant. We were the first people to be seated that evening and she proceeded to seat us right at the front door. Drafty cold and noisy. When asked why she had chosen that location she responded with the fact that all the tables were reserved (not true). When I inquired about a table at the other end on the row she said that table was open? I guess they had a cancellation while we were talking. We also had reservations. The rest of the staff was exceptional. I would highly recommend Jaxson 20 to anyone. Just remember to TELL the hostess where you are sitting and do not leave it up to her.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We've been here for anniversary dinners past as well as brunch and it was fantastic. Sadly, the food offered now is not up to the standards they set originally. Menu very close but there simply wasn't much flavor or skill in execution. Sadly we may not be back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Service was okay. A bit neglectful. Price is okay and brunch is alright.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Quiet atmosphere. Attentive staff. Surprisingly strong drinks. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Noticed bar noisy right to dinning area as soon as you walk in. Food was good for meat lovers specially 2 person eat together for $50 wasn't bad. Meat were tender and we'll seasoned but not salty. Service was ok and hostess at the door or waiters were just basic. Need to welcome with more smile to customers. Could not hear what waiter was recommending, either for noises or he's accents...it wasn't clearly understanding what he was saying. Price is very reasonable for Old Town Alex. This is just dinner experience w/o drinking. I would take my old folks there for special dinner since they like good American meaty food:)

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

My son told us about this restaurant so many times so we decided to try it it was okay everything was fine

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Nice visit, but was doubled billed. Currently trying to sort things out with management...

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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