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

Augie's Mussel House and Beer Garden

4.5
4.5
397 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 43 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

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What 397 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

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  1. F

    Friend

    Washington DC

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Last year for Father's Day, I dined here. I don't think it was coincidence to come back this Father's Day. The mussels were delicious, service outstanding, people very friendly. I think I have started a tradition.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    There was only one single toilet operating at peak dinner hours. There was no sign up or warning from the front desk when we arrived. The wait to use the bathroom was about 15-20 minutes our entire night there.

  3. W

    Wildermann

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    A little noisy in the outdoor area. Excellent flavorful food offerings. Pricy draft beer.

  4. SS

    SusanS

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    Advance reservation request unheeded. Hostess insistent we be seated upstairs; mobility for one guest made this impossible. Seated at communal high top table while requested patio tables remained empty. Server pleasant but didn’t follow through with requests. Two of five entrees arrived 15 minutes after other entrees—no explanation. Mussels gritty and had beards which shows sloppy prep work. Had to ask for bowl for shells. Unexpected for restaurant billing itself as ‘mussel house.’ Cannot recommend.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just an awesome place with awesome food. Great service!!!

  6. AC

    AllisonC

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I absolutely love Augies. So for his birthday we wanted to share our love for the restaurant with his family. Everyone had a wonderful time. I unfortunately do not remember our waiters name but he was fantastic. Cannot say enough good things about your restaurant!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Food was just okay

  8. S

    Shar

    Washington DC

    139 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We had a nice afternoon outside on their patio. Totally enjoyed the mussels! We ordered 4 different kinds and all were very good. Also tried some new craft cocktails and a few different beers. Service was great and everyone was happy. One of my favorite “easy” places to go in Old Town Alexandria.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food2service5ambience1

    Augie’s allows vaping on their patio. We were breathing in vape smoke throughout our meal. I even the staff know, and they said it is allowed.

  10. P

    Patrick

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Horrible service, frozen wings, bad inside atmosphere

  11. J

    Jaxy21

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beer list was good. Food was great. Steak and fries were excellent. The risotto mussels were tasty.Loved seeing the ispwich clams, which have not been available at my regular place since Covid. Also loved the artichokes. The hostess, who was very pleasant, professional, and responsible about what she was doing,sat upstairs where it is quieter. This good for our first visit, thus more enjoyable and enabled us to experience the restaurant. Jack, our server was fabulous. Engaging,attentive, and conscientious about what we needed. Enjoyed his honest conversation and recommendations on the menu. Keep the positive attitude Jack! Augie's should be around for a long time.

  12. OT

    OneTinyWafer

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Milton is the mist excellent server. Welcoming, relaxed, helpful, and he seems to be having fun! Splendid night out at Augie’s

  13. r

    rmv25

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    beer garden ambience is hard to beat. great option in Old Town

  14. T

    T4two

    Washington DC

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    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.

  15. 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.

  16. MC

    MichelleC

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Food was decent but service was excellent.

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. 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!

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    Logger60

    London

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

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

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. GC

    GloriaC

    Washington DC

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 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!

  28. 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!

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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!

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    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.

  33. 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!

  34. 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.

  35. 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!)

  36. JG

    JGul

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  37. G

    Gianni

    Washington DC

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 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!

  38. 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!

  39. 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.

  40. 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!

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 4.5 stars by 397 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 43 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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