Augie's Mussel House and Beer Garden

4.7
184 Reviews
$30 and under
American
PLEASE NOTE****The Patio is first come first serve...we do not reserve it as the weather is unpredictable. NO PATIO RESERVATIONS WILL BE MADE.


Inspired by St. Augustine, the Patron Saint of Brewers, Augie’s Mussel House and Beer Garden in historic Old Town, Alexandria blends traditional Belgium cuisine with a modern twist. Our creative mussel offerings can be thoughtfully paired with one of our extensive Ale selections. Whether you are sampling one of our many brews on the festive patio, or enjoying a waffle and frites in our bespoke dining room, Augie’s has you covered! We locally source the freshest and best ingredients to create our culinary offerings and our in-house beer Cicerones seek out both traditional and innovative brewers to provide a vast selection. The team at Augie’s is ready to take you on a culinary journey.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 184 people are saying
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4.6
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Swiss
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed ourselves. The seating was quick, great music, service was very good and timely, and the drinks were the delicious. It's a great place to go if you are in the Alexandria area. Q

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MARYPAT1
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice selections on the menu, beer was cold and service was great...

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vipjisforJoe
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Outside is the place to be when the weather is good. Plenty of TVs for when games are on.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio and the atmosphere was perfect. I ordered the green curry mussels and they were very good. The service was really good. Highly recommend this place!

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BenRunkle
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

If you like shellfish especially mussels go for it. The Nduja was the best, IMO, as I enjoy spicy heat. The broth was great for dipping the homemade crostini. Nice beer selection to cool the palate.

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Ellis
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating to our party, great service, awesome place for dinner and drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding mussels and wonderful service!

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Foodie1
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and our waiter was outstanding ... Attentive but not overbearing and very personable. Great meal!

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Olivia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service hope this place stays open for a long time!

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Kris
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best French Dip sandwich I’ve had. The risotto mussels were excellent as well. Less TVs outside would better preserve the unique outdoor ambience, however...they take away from the bistro lights & beer garden effect IMHO.

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vipkcarruth
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were great at following CDC COVID-19 guidelines. I felt quite comfortable inside. Food and drink were good and great for the value.

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Kellrob
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The mussels are exceptional and the other items we ordered were average. The live music provided by Mike Richards was outstanding.

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expat8068
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Classics done right with just enough innovation to keep it fresh and welcoming all the time. We come for the mussels and are never disappointed. Great patio almost year round and always fun. They always take good care of us and give us a lot of value.

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vipAcaciaK
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappoints if you are craving mussels. The Classic mussels are best, in my opinion. The sauces for the fries are uber great. We usually split the ceasar salad and each have mussels and that is our dinner. Sooo very good!

I hear the pretzel is outstanding but I would have it if I could share it with 4 people instead of 2.

A great fun restaurant with great food and service. We sat at the bar area upstairs and our waitress was terrific.

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vipMariahD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food were great. Can’t wait to come back.

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vipLuvtoeatinDC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Augie’s is sooo great! The mussel are the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and desserts were great and service was great as well

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vipShar
Washington DC
108 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great mussels, salads, sandwiches, craft cocktails and a long list of beer! Service has always been wonderful. Outdoor patio is fun on a nice evening. You will enjoy!

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MicheleK
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We were a total of 6 women in the upstairs area of this restaurant. The menu was fantastic. As well as the beer! Our server came off rude at first. My 76 year old Mother could not hear the man over the music. So he was a little short with her. Other than that, we loved everything we ordered. I would recommend this place for a casual evening out or lunch place with friends. We were all there bridal dress shopping for my daughter.

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vipsssg
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five Stars. We appreciate the service! We will be back!

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Nell
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved the atmosphere, service, and food. Food didn’t get outstanding because the half smoke bun was super soggy but outside of that the food was amazing! Mussels were on point! Staff was cool, music was perfect...we’ll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great dining experience

CM
vipChrisM
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Highly recommend.

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CassandraJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved our meal on the patio with heaters! Great afternoon with mussels & frites of course, would definitely return. Good food and good service.

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SeanMSr
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evan was an excellent server. Food was delicious- Pesto mussels; Eastern Shore mussels; bourbon barrel raspberry stout; frites

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Mario & Jordy tagged team and we’re especially attentive. Thx guys! 🙂

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there, more casual than I had hoped, but food was outstanding and we were pleasantly surprised by live music.

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vipRyanM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my go-to and favorite restaurant. A selection of food for all, unparalleled consistency, you can NEVER go wrong with a pick from mussels, wings, fries, steak, etc. Amazing selection of rare and fun beers! The greatest restaurant in old town, hands down.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Amazing food. Good wine list and a perfect atmosphere. It’s a regular for us. Bring a date, a friend, your dog... all welcome!

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Kyliejt
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We didn't have the greatest experience to where we would go back. Service was slow. Wait staff was very nice, but we hardly got checked on, didn't get drink or water refilled. My husband's steak he described as awful. We won't go back,

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Service was great, enjoyed the ambiance. Food was just ok

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vipUSAF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best mussels, every time. The ‘Classic’ mussels are always spot on. Served hot and and fresh. Highly recommended!

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vippeggye
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great outdoors and in - terrific food and staff; quickly becoming a regular go-to

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vipDCfoodie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious! Our server was kind and attentive. Beer option is a hit or miss but still pretty good.

JM
vipJenandMikeB
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I would choose this place primarily for drinks and appetizers. For us, the food left a lot to be desired!

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StaceyS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Augies Mussels are delicious! Service is great every time

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place

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vipShar
Washington DC
108 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We had a dinner reservation but they had no table available. They sat the 2 of us at a long bar table for 8 in front of the bathroom. It was a horrible place to have dinner. Very disappointed. Didn’t appear that they were handling the reservations before the walk-in crowd. Food was good but service was blah. Maybe Saturday nights are not the time to go there.

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KalayaB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! All of the mussel selections were so good! The restaurant was very noisy with a horrible music selection, but we still enjoyed our time. I can’t wait to revisit when the weather is nice to enjoy the garden. Will visit again!

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vipCraig
Washington DC
794 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burger and side salad was a misnomer. It could easily be an entree. Staff was great, did an outstanding job keeping everyone distanced and safe. A really nice find—I’d never been before but can definitely see my way back there.

Augie's Mussel House and Beer Garden
Responded on December 29, 2020

Craig....Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. We are glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon.

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You can order delivery directly from Augie's Mussel House and Beer Garden using the Order Online button. Augie's Mussel House and Beer Garden also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 721-3970.

Augie's Mussel House and Beer Garden is rated 4.7 stars by 184 OpenTable diners.

Augie's Mussel House and Beer Garden does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.eataugies.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.