Augie's Mussel House and Beer Garden

4.6
332 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.

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 332 people are saying
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PaulaH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My only concern was it was chilly granted it was 20 degrees outside. Mussels were excellent, I had the rose' ones. We were on the 2nd floor lived it

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Gerg
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, cocktails, and beer selection.
Fried chicken sandwich was a solid choice.
This place has a laid-back vibe in a fun place to hang out

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Amanda
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Food and service were great but felt very uncomfortable once the restaurant started filling up. The tables were too close and we were not social distanced. Felt very anxious about COVID and we had to cut our dinner short.

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viptdog
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent. Really enjoyed Auggie’s Platter as an appetizer. It had a half smoke, brat, some brisket and some great Brussels. Our server was pleasant and attentive. Overall a very nice experience

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ChrisW
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff. Enjoyable evening. Mussels were the best.

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vipRyanM
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Augie’s has and will always be my favorite Old Town restaurant. Hands down some of the best food you can imagine, inspired by American and Belgian favorites with unique spices and peppers. The beer selection is always exquisite, the outdoor beer garden is comfortable all year round, the staff are incredible…. In short, you owe it to yourself to go in there and have a bite and brew.

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MsMelissa
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, it was last minute the food was delicious and the service was outstanding!!

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JEFFREYL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mussels were amazing. Staff were super friendly and helpful. A great experience. Hope to go back sometime.

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AndyM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Mussels were excellent. Family of five and we ordered five different styles—all were delicious. Ordering beer took extra time—scan code for the beer menu wasn’t on the table. Wear a sweater. It can be chilly, even inside.

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LuisS
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beer menu needs to be offered apart from TV screen.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beer selection. Definitely will visit again

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vipZachB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The survive was a little slow to get started inside, but food came quick and drinks were always filled.

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1234
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mussels were delicious and the service impeccable! We will be back to Augie’s soon!

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vipGoneDivingVA
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another great evening at Augie's. Wonderful food and atmosphere. Love the outside patio space.

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vipVABuzyBee
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat out on the patio (with heaters) and had a great time. The service was FANTASTIC and the mussels were delicious!

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vipKaraMA
Washington DC
88 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. Augie's sauce is delicious. Loved the breading on the wings. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Server was inattentive and slow. Would not return

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Crunch, crunch, crunch went the grit in the mussels. Can’t think of the last time I had mussels that were so full of grit and bland. Crazy it is supposed to be a mussel house. The frites were great and two of the three sauces were really good. Nothing special about the chopped salad with grilled chicken. The essence cocktail was superb and highly recommended! That plus the frites salvaged what would have been a really disappointing night out.

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DebDC
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Our favorite place for mussels! Such a great variety and flavors. Nice craft beer selection. The ambiance is cozy yet trendy- highly recommend

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GeorgeR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best mussells I've ever eaten. Whomever prepared this menú knows his or her stuff.

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vipcarriet
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It seems like this place is really struggling with staff. The food was ok but not something I’ll crave later. Overall I may give it another chance but first experience wasn’t that great.

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vipDecent
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Good mussels - prompt service; need a broader wine list and better pricing - frites somewhat disappointing (broken, short, undercooked). Noisy - no acoustical help.

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krisjandr
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big fan of Augie's. Took my parents here for dinner (and brought my small kids) and it was terrific. Our waitress was attentive but not overbearing, the food was delicious and came out in good time (though it was moderately busy on a Sunday evening), and our drinks were tasty. Very happy to visit again and highly recommend for mussels (or something else).

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Culinarysweetheart2
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We celebrated a birthday (party of 6) upstairs. The ambiance and vibe of the place is great! My mussels weren't as amazing as I had before and not served hot. Overall, I will give them another shot because the vibe and accommodations are great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mussels really are the best I’ve had. So many variations to choose from - I had the Classic but can’t wait to get back to try the Pesto. Jerry our server was great.

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LoiC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place, good service, good food... just don't sit on the tables on the street: busses passes and it gets noisy

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BrandonR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time there and it was so great! We’ll def be back!

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WillC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really awesome food. Great beer menu. Friendly, helpful servers.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My Italian mussels were delicious and my husband’s brisket sandwich was tender and very tasty too. I was cold in the inside back room. But the cold room did not take away from our delicious meal.

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor space. Recommend the Augie Burger. Enjoy!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!

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Sabrina
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We tried the risotto, classic and eastern shore mussels. All delicious!

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CurtisL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, good service, music was a bit too loud for conversation. Really enjoyed both types of mussel dishes and highly recommend.

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Culinarysweetheart2
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Work happy hour 🙌🏽

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nfsmith
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice restaurant with good food. Service was excellent. Place is a bit loud and with tables virtually on top of each other, it was a bit difficult to have a conversation with my wife. Only real complaint - different beer list upstairs than downstairs...really?

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unknown
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

our server constantly went MIA, had to ask another server to check us out. food was decent.

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Slater
Hertfordshire
25 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great outdoor space, reliable prompt service and above average food

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vipGoneDivingVA
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Another great evening at Augie's. One of our favorites, for sure. Chesapeake mussels were a great new flavor. Love the rotating beer selection. Nice crispy fries. Highly recommend.

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vipKDSPLUS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

1/3rd of my mussels had no mussels. Most mussels were small. Sauces are great! Service was terrible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was awful…

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 332 OpenTable diners.

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.