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Augie's Mussel House and Beer Garden, Alexandria, VA

Augie's Mussel House and Beer Garden

4.6
4.6
384 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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Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Beer Garden, Belgian

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 721-3970

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Alexandria

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Cocktails

  • Escape Plan$12.00

    Effen Yuzu Vodka / Hibiscus Simple Syrup / Fresh Lemon

    • Remedy$12.00

      Jim Beam Bourbon / Honey / Ginger / Lemon Juice

      • Fever$12.00

        Hornitos Tequila / Mezcal / Spicy Simple Syrup / Pineapple Juice

        • Seasonal Sangria$12.00

          Seasonal Fruit

          • What She's Drinkin'$13.00

            Gin / St. Germaine / Blueberry-Lavendar Simple / Lemon

            • Augie's Mule of the Month$11.00

              Seasonal ingredients

              Wine

                Whites

                • Mar de Viñas Albariño$11.00

                  Rías Baixas / White Peach / Floral / Lime Zest / Sea Salt

                  • Domaine Lauverjat Sancerre$15.00

                    Loire, France / Citrus / Pear / Floral

                    • Château Les Arromans Sauvignon Blanc$15.00

                      Bordeaux, France / Grapefruit / Dry Fruit / Almonds / Honey

                      • Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis$14.00

                        Burgundy, France / Chardonnay / Lemon / White Peach / Yellow Fruit

                        • Fairfax Wine Company Chardonnay$12.00

                          California / Buttery / Green Apple / Pear

                          Reds

                          • Unshackled Red Blend$15.00

                            California Zinfandel / Raspberry / Blueberry / Dried Cherries / Floral / Balanced

                            • Ryder Pinot Noir$11.00

                              Curico Valley Chile / Cherry Jam / Anise / Vanilla / Mocha

                              • Viña Otano Rioja$11.00

                                Spain / Tempranillo / Cherries / Plum / Nutmeg / Light Oak

                                • Familia Mayol Malbec$11.00

                                  Spain / Plum / Cassis / Sweet Toast

                                  • Unshackled Cabernet Sauvignon$15.00

                                    California / Plum / Blackberry / Stone Fruit / Dried Herbs

                                    Sparkling / Rosé

                                    • Rosa de Arrocal$12.00

                                      Spain / Strawberry / Melon / Floral

                                      • Unshackled Rosé$14.00

                                        California / Citrus / Strawberry / Melon / Crushable

                                        • Biutiful Brut Rosé$12.00

                                          Catalonia, Spain / Delicate Fine Bubbles / Plum / Citrus / Raspberry

                                          House

                                          • White$8.00

                                            • Red$8.00

                                              • Sparkling$8.00

                                                Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                What 384 people are saying

                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                4.6
                                                4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                • 4.5Food
                                                • 4.4Service
                                                • 4.4Ambience
                                                • 4.3Value

                                                NoiseModerate

                                                Loved For

                                                • Virginia - DC Suburbs

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                                                1. T

                                                  T4two

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  118 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  118 reviews

                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The mussels are large and delicious! They come with a variety of broth. Classic and Pestp were the ones we tried. The fries are also delicious and the come with a variety of dipping sauces. Start with a pretzel with beer cheese, add the beer and enjoy a nice meal.

                                                2. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                  overall3food3service5ambience3

                                                  We sat on the third floor, the bathroom is all the way down three floors into the basement.

                                                3. MC

                                                  MichelleC

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                  overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                  Food was decent but service was excellent.

                                                4. f

                                                  foodie2

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  14 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  14 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great place for brunch on Sunday morning. Very pleasant patio seating, good food, good service!

                                                5. j

                                                  jiminindy

                                                  Indiana

                                                  18 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  18 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great atmosphere! First time eating upstairs and really enjoyed the vibe. After dinner, enjoyed another brew while taking in hockey and basketball in progress.

                                                6. HZ

                                                  HeiZel

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                  overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                  We had some issues with our order/server but the manager, Josh - completely saved the night and turned it around! The food was delicious and again, Josh was just so sweet and helpful! It wasn’t our first time at Augies, and we’ll continue coming back. Thanks Josh and team!

                                                7. r

                                                  recess

                                                  Jackson Hole

                                                  48 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  48 reviews

                                                  Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                  A fun place with pub food. Excellent service. We ate upstairs and the decor needs updating.... very tired looking and SO hot/ stuffy. Really uncomfortable

                                                8. t

                                                  tk2013

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  21 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  21 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                  overall4food4service3ambience2

                                                  My friend and I had a noon reservation and were seated immediately with our choice of patio (shared table) or parklet (non-shared table). We chose the patio since it didn’t seem to be too crowded. The lower level where the bar is located is a pretty small, tight space, and we had to walk through it to get to the patio. So, on a busy day or night, I can’t imagine eating in that space without someone bumping into you. We had the humus and tuna tartar for starters. The tuna tartar was so-so, a bit on the bland side, neither tasting the tuna nor the marinade. The humus, on the other hand, was quite tasty. My friend had a salad, and shared in my classic flavor mussels and a side of frites. I can’t attest to my friend’s like or dislike of the salad, but the mussels seem fresh and had a good taste to them. I wish, however, that the classic sauce had more flavor and not so bland so I can enjoy soaking the toasted bread in it. I like that the frites came with four different dipping sauce, with my favorite being the sriracha (or some other hot sauce) mixed with mayonnaise. The service was fair, but I think I will stay away during their busiest time. All in all, it was a good dining experience, and I would probably eat there again. My only recommendation is to turn down the night club music, especially during brunch and lunch. The music and the volume just seem off for that time of the day, and my friend and I had to shout across the table, so much so that we just quit talking. LOL, SMH.

                                                9. SG

                                                  StacieG

                                                  Dallas

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Nice area, great little local spot. The food was great! We tried the risotto mussels and beer and bacon mussels. Both were awesome!

                                                10. L

                                                  Logger60

                                                  London

                                                  37 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  37 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                  Good beers, good food, average (but not bad) service.

                                                11. CG

                                                  ChrisG

                                                  Baltimore

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                  Servers on the third floor seems to have difficulty keeping up with the number of folks donning there.

                                                12. RJ

                                                  ReggieJ

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Fun restaurant! Great selection of mussels as well as other food items. Seasonal cocktails and beer selection good as well.

                                                13. M

                                                  Melanieb

                                                  Richmond

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great atmosphere. The food was delicious and the waiter was very attentive. I would recommend this place to friends.

                                                14. GC

                                                  GloriaC

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  54 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  54 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  I brought my friend her for the first time and she enjoyed the food. I have came on numerous occasions and I am never disappointed. Thank you for the great food! Really made her evening. We will be back!

                                                15. M

                                                  Megs

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  12 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  12 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We had the fried mozzarella, mussels, and Nashville chicken sandwich. The food was really good and the staff were great!

                                                16. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 4, 2022

                                                  overall2food4service3ambience3

                                                  Great food. Server was great but didn’t check up on us often. Had to go up to counter and ask for check. They also didn’t remember we were celebrating a birthday. Manager was nice about it and removed items from our check and apologized.

                                                17. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  This place is awesome. The food was delicious all around. The service was outstanding and beyond expectations. I had already made plan to come back before we even finished eating. If I could give Michelin stars myself I would.

                                                18. JG

                                                  JenniferG

                                                  Atlanta

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Second time and another fantastic experience! From the hosts, to our awesome server Austin, to the dynamite food and drinks, excellent all the way around!

                                                19. 1

                                                  1946pjc

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                  Wine and drinks menu are pricey. Ran out of house wine. Tried to sell bottle at double the cost.

                                                20. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Baltimore

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                  Austin was amazing! The food was all very good with the exception of my steak being over cooked. We will be going back though! Can’t wait to try the mussels!

                                                21. g

                                                  geebee

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  11 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  11 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 30, 2022

                                                  overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                  As usual, the service was great, but the chef over-salts the mussels so that the broth below - usually the best bit - is inedible. In Europe, one always gobbles up the broth, but at Augie’s it’s just too salty.

                                                22. CT

                                                  CraigT

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 30, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  We love the outside patio seating on a nice spring day! The heaters knocked off the evening chill! Mike Richards was playing his great tunes. The beer was cold and the hot chicken sandwich was "hot"! Our server was awesome(wish I could remember his name!)

                                                23. JG

                                                  JGuy

                                                  Raleigh

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on March 29, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Good food, good service and clean restaurant.................................

                                                24. J

                                                  Jack

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  73 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  73 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 21, 2022

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  Basics all positive, food and service very good, prices reasonable (though beer on the expensive side!) and outdoor seating with heaters a real plus for a cool evening. Only downside -- very loud, annoying music!

                                                25. PW

                                                  PrithaW

                                                  San Diego

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great service and mussels were fantastic. We look forward to our next visit here!

                                                26. SO

                                                  ShinyOctopus

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                  Great food very busy atmosphere. Service was ok. Server was friendly.

                                                27. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  New England

                                                  1 review

                                                  1.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on March 17, 2022

                                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                  We have been coming to Augies since they opened, and for the very first time, had the worst experience ever. We were there on St Patrick’s day for dinner and a couple of drinks, so we completely understand how busy things can get. Once we were seated, several minutes past, and we noticed the servers at every table around us, but seeing us sitting there, nobody ever stopped by to acknowledge us, not even a glass of water. We sat a bit longer understanding how busy it was, and we were not in a rush. Approximately 15-20 minutes after we sat down, we still had yet to get a server to our table, but saw another couple get seated right next to us. Within seconds a server was at their table with water and taking their drink order, meanwhile my husband and I were still without a single glass of water and we had tried previously to get someone’s attention. At that point we decided to get up and leave, and ended up having dinner elsewhere! We are loyal fans of Augies, and will definitely be back, but word to the wise, don’t sit upstairs, that was our first time up there, and it will be my last!

                                                28. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Jacksonville

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  2.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 17, 2022

                                                  overall2food3service2ambience3

                                                  We ordered two entrees to spilt. The second entree came when we were nearly finished with the first one and it was cold. We had to ask for the check multiple times before being helped.

                                                29. MZ

                                                  MichelleZ

                                                  Milwaukee

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 15, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Delicious food, beer garden looked fun but with the beautiful day there was no room when we got there. Inside was nice though.

                                                30. KD

                                                  KDub

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  95 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  95 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 14, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  This is a review for two visits. First - Ate a meal with friends with kids. Everyone found something to love here. Service was great. Drinks are always good. Must try some of the mussels. Second - showed up with a group without a reservation but just wanted a place to gather for a quick drink at the start of a birthday party with many stops. They were hugely helpful in getting us space and drinks quickly. From the front door to the ordering to the drink quality to the paying the tab everyone took excellent care of us and got us on our way. Really appreciated the teamwork here.

                                                31. JJ

                                                  JJWW

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                  overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                  This is a great place for a first date, or a birthday party with a dozen friends. The outdoor Beer Garden is my favorite but no reservations available for that space, so get there early.

                                                32. B

                                                  Bill

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  1 review

                                                  1.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                  We waited at the front door for 15 minutes to be seated. Several members of the staff walked by but did not acknowledge us, so we ended up leaving.

                                                33. MF

                                                  McFamily

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  13 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  13 reviews

                                                  Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                  Everything was terrific except the volume and choice of music. We dined at noon on Saturday among young families, older folks, and young professionals. I could not hear the person across the table from me and the choice of music raised my anxiety. Not the relaxing hour I hoped for.

                                                34. LB

                                                  LarryB

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  18 reviews

                                                  2.0

                                                  18 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                  overall2food3service3ambience2

                                                  The noise level was so bad that we had to shout across a small bar table to converse. Music was unbelievably loud. Not a place to go for a meal but looked like a great place for drinks- just not conversation.

                                                35. M

                                                  Mike

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  19 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  19 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                  Limited menu, but everything we ate was spot on - fresh and well prepared. The beer selection was excellent.

                                                36. JY

                                                  JuneY

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 22, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  First time a charm. Auguries came highly recommended and I am pleased to say everything was awesome

                                                37. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 21, 2022

                                                  overall3food3service3ambience5

                                                  My family including my spouse, me, an 8-year-old, a 4-year-old, and my mother dined upstairs. We have lived in Alexandria for a long time, and have wanted to visit this restaurant for a while. We thought it would be a good choice with kids, since we thought we wouldn’t have to worry about our kids being a little noisy, which was true, but it was also a bit difficult to hold a conversation with the loud music and there wasn’t a kids menu. TLDR: not ideal for families with kids. We are big fans of mussels, but we’re underwhelmed by the mussels at Augie’s, since they were very small and a bit bland, requiring a lot of effort for small morsel. We got two different flavors: Rosé and Classic, but it took several bites of each to figure out which was which. The rest of the menu was overwhelming with choices, and the food besides the mussels and the service was good, but everything evened out to an average dining experience. The restaurant is primarily catering to food to go well with the extensive beer and wine selection. It is a really great courtyard bar experience, and the mussels probably taste a lot better after a few beers.

                                                38. RO

                                                  ROBERTP

                                                  Washington DC

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 21, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Fantastic food, excellent service, Nice ambiance. Had a wonderful meal!

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                                                  StephanieH

                                                  New England

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Food is always amazing.

                                                40. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Richmond

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Very sad I didn't get the waitresses name, and the waiter who stopped by to check in, but they were phenomenal. The beer and mussels were amazing!

                                                Safety precautions

                                                • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                  • 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

                                                FAQs

                                                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 4.6 stars by 384 OpenTable diners.

                                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                Booked 15 times today
                                                Google Map for Augie's Mussel House and Beer Garden

                                                1106 King Street Alexandria, VA 22314

                                                Additional information

                                                • Neighborhood

                                                  Alexandria

                                                • Hours of operation

                                                  Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                • Cuisines

                                                  American, Beer Garden, Belgian

                                                • Dining style

                                                  Casual Dining

                                                • Dress code

                                                  Casual Dress

                                                • Parking details

                                                  Street Parking

                                                • Payment options

                                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                • Additional

                                                  Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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