Augie's Mussel House and Beer Garden

4.7
173 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 173 people are saying
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vipShar
Washington DC
100 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
9 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

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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
3 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.

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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
101 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
779 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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vipDsKs
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This is my second time here and I’ve never felt so unwelcome in any place; it’s like I was being looked at like I don’t belong there from the moment I approached the hosts. Service was poor and wine was HORRIBLE tasting and over priced. Wings were greasy and soggy and tasted stale. I live in old town Alexandria and was looking for a place with a beautiful garden to dine and have drinks at. Such a disappointment as this is such a great location . I will never go back.

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vipShar
Washington DC
101 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were thrilled with our family outing yesterday. Wanted a fun yet GOOD dining experience and this was it!! They have a nice menu and cool cocktails along with large beer selections. The mussels (with 10 different sauces) were outstanding!!! You can dine in on two floors or outside on their patio with TVs, lights, and heaters. And it’s in Old Town Alexandria to walk it all off when your done. Highly recommend! And Destiny is a fabulous bartender. Great place for special occasions or just a drop in.

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vipDAFCP
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food only bad thing was the sitting arrangement they tried to sit us in a communal table. I’m not sure that is even legal during a pandemic. We have to ask for a manager to get another table. They had plenty of empty tables n they wanted us to sit I a table with another party. No thank you. Restaurants should not be allowed to do communal sitting during a pandemic. Also some tables were less that 3 feet apart from others

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DBrewer
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and Excellent food options. Loved the selection of beers as well, especially the IPAs :)

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, friendly servers and excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food good. Alabama ball game watch party wasn’t really energetic.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was great!

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vipAlexzF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time here! The food is amazing and the service is always on point. Will definitely be back

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AmandaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Hamilton was fantastic! My Dad had a great birthday! Thanks!

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ShaniahT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

the live music was really loud. however the food was amazing.

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vipJulieM
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our daughter was in town from Austin, TX and we all enjoyed a night out at Augie’s. Loved the live music and great food! Our daughter declared Augie’s as her new favorite when she visits Old Town. Thanks to Hamilton, our waiter, too. Terrific!

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BrianH
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wide open areas, great feel to the whole place. Food was perfect we had 1lb of mussels, brisket sandwich, french dip, pumpkin soup, hummus, and a burger. Beer was cold and local.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience1

The Alabama watch party was not great at all. No one really seem into the game or even cared. I will not come again.

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Boom
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and courteous staff. Also great COVID distancing and mitigation measures in place.

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KellyM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered several appetizers and some meals. The food was amazing! Loved the Nashville Hot Chicken Tenders.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I come here regularly, and it's always a good experience. The cheese fries, the pretzels, and the French dip and cheese steak sandwiches are favorites. The on tap selection is among the best in the area. Often live music as well. Highly recommend.

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 4.7 stars by 173 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.