Augie's Mussel House and Beer Garden

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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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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place in town, amazing wings, excellent beer selection (including Belgian beers), and wonderful staff.

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Jackie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating! Food and drinks were delicious

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vipMichelleS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone loved their meals. One had mussel risotto (wish there was more risotto), one classic mussels and one steak frites. We also had the beet salad and frite. All was good and we agreed we would go back.

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vipCpltz
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great addition to Old Town Alexandria! Mussel selection is delicious and wonderfully varied.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to place in old town. Best mussels in Alexandria

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vipAuggieFirstTime
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food, the service, and the outdoor seating. We had the tuna - delicious! (wanted more of the wontons to scoop it up though - only came with four or so), the chicken sliders (fun onions), and the jerk mussels (WOW!) Also - good beer and good heat lamps. Will be a fun place in the summer.

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AnnC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Provide you are intent on conversation as it was quite loud.

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PatrickG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing mussels, service, and beer selection. Will definitely come here again...and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good mussels here, but I would recommend letting the mussels sit for a few minutes after you are served. The longer the mussels sit the more of the delicious broth is absorbed.
Great selection of beers

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PeterP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Augie's lives up to their mussel house label. We've tried 4 different mussel flavors over two visits. All fabulous. Staff looks after us properly.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines. Great service, great food, great table by the window upstairs.

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Marc1090
Richmond
37 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the food and wait staff however thought the gentleman at the door was a bit terse

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RyanD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding evening. Cool atmosphere. Delicious food. Great beer selection. We will be back.

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vipChristineF
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I SO wanted a real mussel house in Alexandria! Sorry, but it seems Mussels are more a gimmick than a real menu focus at Augie's. When we first received menus they had NO mussels on them, we had to ask for a mussel menu. And the mussel offerings beyond the Classic tended towards heavy addditions like sausage that drown the delicate mussel flavor. The staff was friendly but just not very effective. Between the noise, the food and the off and on service, this was not a happy dinner and I would not recommend it to friends, unless they just want a drink at the bar or patio.

Augie's Mussel House and Beer Garden
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. I’m very sorry we failed to meet your expectations. I would appreciate another chance to earn your business. Eileen Vaughn Executive General Manager

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vipLWinDC
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent mussels. I had the Nduja sauce which had a nice kick!
Great beer selection on tap.

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vipBethW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food is really great for brunch! Augie's has a great atmosphere and layout, however, the service could use some improvement. I hope this place sticks around and the service gets addressed!!

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vipShamus
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so happy to have this cool new space in Old Town - LOVE the patio - best in town - we well as the really friendly staff and good food. Fun night out - drinks on the patio and dinner inside in the winter - couldn't be better

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JennyK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good atmosphere. Had steak tar tar - yum! Two kinds of mussels and fries. Beer also!

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agiey
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere, very attentive service. We are looking forward to coming back in the spring to enjoy that beautiful outdoor space.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week and was very impressed. Fantasy food, great service and awesome atmosphere! Highly recommend!

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KateM21
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I’ve been here twice. The restaurant and bar itself is lovely. Great atmosphere. The food and service is just ok.

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number1diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great food. Fun place. Will return!!

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MikaylaM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious brunch. Fried chicken and waffles were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food amazing heat lamps in the patio. Service was attentive.

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vipNancyD
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Mussels were very good. Frittes a bit soggy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was slow but we were not in a rush so it was fine.

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John
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Very loud downstairs. Staff rather disorganized — we had to ask for the mussels menu at a place specializing in mussels. Main course came before we finished our salads.

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vipbert16
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time here after eyeing this place for many months since before it opened! Unfortunately, it was a cold rainy/snowy day, so I didn't get to experience the patio, but it looks awesome and I look forward to giving it a try, which I can do in the winter given their patio heaters. The service was super friendly and professional from beginning to end. The beer selection was solid and the food was great - we both enjoyed our meals and agreed we'll definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Easily becoming our weekly tradition. Love the beers, the wings, the foods, and the awesome staff.

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vipHeavyEars
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great redo of the space, looking forward to sitting outside next trip!

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vipSharonV
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s my second time dining here in a week. I really love the heated patio and the mussels are amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Our meal was cold, the beer list was not up to date and it was way too expensive. They really should go back to the drawing board. We visited Augie’s last summer before the renovations and loved it. To say we were disappointed after this visit is an understatement. We will not be going back.

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PeterP
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Does mussels really well.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Bar area was cold. There was a draft coming from the fireplace. But overall food was really good. There was multiple options for muscles. I would dine again.

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Shirley
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service and decent atmosphere. Food came out all at the same time, which was odd, but fine since we were splitting everything (and we ordered several small plates). Ordered the risotto mussels and it was really tasty and would order this again. The crab fritters weren’t my fav and would suggest steering away from that dish. The beet salad was well dressed. The old bay wings were my husbands favorite of the meal. Overall, will come back and try more of the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We love mussels, and we were not disappointed. The only thing to call out here is the service although very nice, was very slow based on the number of patrons.q

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vipDAFCP
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good mussel. Do not get the chicken & waffles. Waffles are not good at all

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FredA
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

This was our 4th here and the service was extremely inconsistent. The host was unhelpful despite us having a reservation. The bar tender upstairs was frazzled by the barrage of staff behind the bar. When we were finally seated we waited 17 minutes or the waiter. When our apps arrived I had to get up and find a waiter to bring us plates. Something was way off!

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vipsabraspeople
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is my new favorite restaurant! The service, atmosphere and location are great. The beer garden is beautiful, pet friendly and it’s heated during the colder seasons.

I’ve tried 3 of the mussel broths and the flavors and delicious. The crab fritters and pretzels are wonderful apps, as well.

I will note that on the most recent visit, all of our main dishes were overly salty, including the mussels. We did mention this to the manager. She was very kind and was going to share this with the chef and staff. It may have been a slightly off night.

We will be returning to try the other mussels, though!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Augie’s is undoubtably my favorite place as an Old Town local. They always treat us well, exceptional food, world class beers always available (Belgian Beers!), and fun waitstaff. I go here about once a week, if not more, and can’t think of a complaint.

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Augie's Mussel House and Beer Garden offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 721-3970.

Augie's Mussel House and Beer Garden is rated 4.4 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.

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