Royal Restaurant & Caterers Incorporated

4.7
11 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Royal Restaurant & Caterers has been around for over a century in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. This longstanding establishment is a favorite of locals. The community stops by for the great food and the friendly staff. Royal Restaurant & Caterers is open seven days a week from the early morning through the evening. With its full bar, customers can also partake in a delicious alcoholic beverage to go with their meal.

In addition to serving breakfast and lunch, Royal Restaurant & Caterers also has a dinner and espresso menu. In the mornings, diners can dive into everything from French toast and eggs, to home fries and pancakes. At lunch, there are tasty options like navy bean with ham soup and a chef's salad. For dinner, there are so many scrumptious dishes like pork chops with roasted potatoes and crab cakes.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 11 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love the Royal. It’s a classic!

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vipDineAroundDMV
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Royal was offering a special Memorial Day menu. My Brisket of Beef, with baked beans & coleslaw was amazing. My dining companions had Babyback Ribs and raved about how great their dinners were. Will go back!

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vipReviewer
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have no idea how this place has such good reviews. We went for the much-lauded Sunday brunch, which turned out to be like a less-than-average free hotel breakfast. Poor quality ingredients and very limited selection for the buffet. Even though $16 is cheap for this area, we still walked away feeling like we totally wasted our money since the food was so awful that we barely ate anything. Also the seating process was a disaster...the manager was clearly overwhelmed and confused and had trouble seating people according to their reservations. We even saw a couple get kicked out rudely after they were seated at a booth that was apparently reserved by someone else. We had a front row seat to the verbal altercation between that party and the party who was supposed to be seated at that table...and the manager did nothing to diffuse the situation, instead rudely telling the seated couple that they should leave. Really weird, chaotic vibe and awful food. Don’t come here!!

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vipFIFTYBABE
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at the Royal Restaurant. My husband chose the breakfast buffet and he said it was delicious. The variety was excellent. I chose the Belgian waffle with fresh strawberries and a side of bacon. The service was excellent! We will definitely be making this our go to place the next time we are in town.

MG
MelG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food was decent but not exceptional. It came out lukewarm for some but hot for others. The waiter was covering a lot of people and he kept forgetting to bring out sides, etc.

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mrfixit0025
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food was good however the seating arrangement was lacking. I made a reservation for a party of 6 and we were placed on a single table when 2 tables would have made much more sense. Doubtful that I'll return.

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vipGogrady
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It's really good for basic breakfast. We went on Easter and they were overwhelmed to the point people were walking out. But we tuck with the basic breakfast and it was fine. Just dont expect too much or have plans right after as your time frame may be challenged.

VC
ValerieC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for the weekend and were looking for a place to have brunch that was open on Easter. We stumbled on this gem and were so happy we did! The food was great and the staff was friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend it

KW
vipKarenW
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the pancakes, biscuits n gravy and latte's - all very yummy!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch as always!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is AMAZING! We loved everything about our experience! It has a very local feel, food is delicious and everyone who works there is so nice. What else can you ask for?! I definitely recommend and we will certainly be regular customers from now on :)

Royal Restaurant & Caterers Incorporated
Responded on March 11, 2021

Thank you We are new to open table and welcome our new guests to the “best value” in old town Alexandria

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FAQs

Royal Restaurant & Caterers Incorporated offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 548-1616.

Royal Restaurant & Caterers Incorporated is rated 4.7 stars by 11 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.