Royal Restaurant & Caterers Incorporated

4.7
25 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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 25 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.7
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4.0
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4.5
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jmlc
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast was fresh and delicious! Service was friendly, welcoming and attentive.

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vipDineAroundDMV
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Always a great selection of food, but this time, the food was not quite as good. The bacon and ham were tough and greasy, but the potatoes, apples and waffle made to order saved the day. It was good to see it was busy, but was a little too loud this time. Won't stop us from returning, though. Everyone has an off day!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere.

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k06e
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef handling omelets and waffles is GREAT. Love the history lesson when seated.

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StephenT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

If you are looking for a no frills, but good breakfast, Royal should be you go to spot when in Alexandria.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Daughter birthday breakfast with her girlfriends they loved it

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! Great food - amazing price! Very cute establishment… highly recommended

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Kimetics
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Great customer service. Always a great place to have brunch and dinner.

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MikeN
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had business mtg over bfast - serviced supported and w/o interruptions. TY

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great local neighborhood restaurant. The Salmon is to die for.
Great Executive chef and friendly staff

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vipAlan
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic restaurant week menu! Very good food and service.

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DevM
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were having breakfast after a weekend family gathering before all headed to our respective homes. It was a delightful place with something for everyone in the family and we were all seated next to each other and the food was delicious and affordable

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CarrollA
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good and affordable food!! The staff are very nice and service oriented. We have went back multiple times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and management
The servers have all bern there forever and the new GM and young chef have upped their game.
Open 7 days and great value

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vipDineAroundDMV
Washington DC
69 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
68 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.

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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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vipmrfixit0025
Washington DC
29 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
30 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.

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ValerieC
New Orleans
3 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

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vipKarenW
Washington DC
14 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!!

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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 does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Royal Restaurant & Caterers Incorporated also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 548-1616.

Royal Restaurant & Caterers Incorporated is rated 4.7 stars by 25 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.