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About Shooter McGee's

Shooter McGee’s is a neighborhood restaurant and tavern that has been a mainstay in Alexandria, Virginia for over 30 years. With what some customers have called a “Cheers” atmosphere, Shooter McGee’s is a place where locals can congregate to enjoy a beer and some bar snacks or barbecue. With an extensive menu that does inspired interpretations of classic comfort food and traditional bar fare, patrons can order items like the firecracker shrimp or McGee’s classic wings, or one of Shooter McGee’s famous burgers where you get to build your own burger from dozens of fresh ingredients.

The restaurant also has a Sunday brunch where you and your friends can load up on country fried steak and eggs or eggs Benedict.

5239 Duke St
Alexandria, VA 22304
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am, Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00am

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 751-9266

Website:
http://shootermcgees.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Shooter McGee's Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.0

ambience

3.5

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (67)
Great for Outdoor Dining (29)
Good for Groups (24)
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Great for Brunch (21)
Great for Lunch (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Late-night Find (15)
Kid-friendly (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Romantic (3)
Special Occasion (3)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 2, 2014

My group (4 diners) met at Shooter's on Friday. I wanted the lobster special but that was sold-out, so I ordered the prime rib, which I've ordered before. The prime rib remains outstanding! We also enjoyed the nachos.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 12, 2014

We're fans, and it's a favorite when we want a quick burger & fries and a good brew. Good prices. On our last visit we decided to sit outside for the first time but won't sit there again. There is street noise and the smoking area is literally right there. Inside is nice - updated not long ago. We'll be back - but will sit inside.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 5, 2014

Our Sunday got away from us; now what to do for dinner? We were going to grill up burgers, but no one went to the store. Never fear, Shooters is here! Consistently very good service, excellent wings and burgers, and respectable wine and draft beer selection. Did I also mention appealing daily specials and 1/2 price wine on Sundays? What's not to like? The only thing for me is the tightly packed tables in the center section of the restaurant. Pull out one four-topper from each side and allow us more room, please!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 20, 2014

the ribs are the special on Thursday nights. They are amazing, just fall off the bone, not overly fatty, and seasoned wonderfully!
The mac and cheese is a wonderful side dish also!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 15, 2014

Food was great. Keisha, our Server, was awesome!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 15, 2014

Were a little skeptical as we walked in for our first time this weekend, but the food and service were great. It's a great casual spot for hearty portions of good American food. Chili nachos were super. Jambalaya is good too. Hand-cut fries are great!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 6, 2014

Last night was my first time (3/6/14) and won't be my last.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 2, 2014

the Burgers and sweet potato fries are great! I love the salads and the ribs are the best around. They have daily specials that are always a treat!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2014

My family and I saw the advertisement for the Valentine dinner special two weeks ago and the flyer never stated that it started at 5:30pm. So my reservation was at 4:45pm and we had to wait because the kitchen wasn't ready for early reservations. They had plenty of people in staff to get the meal and restaurant ready before customers arrived for the Valentine rush. They also had a computer system to view the time of arrivals, therefore there was no excuse for their lack of preparation.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2014

Shooter McGee's is a neighborhood gem which has been around for many years. The food is what I would describe as "really good down home". Not fancy, but well prepared and tasty.

Prices are very fair, and portions are hearty. If you are looking for a nice cozy place to have lunch or dinner, you can't go wrong with Shooter McGee's.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2014

Except for how good the food is, this could almost pass for a neighborhood bar, one with a superior selection of beers. The food is definitely better than bar food, though, both in quality and preparation. And then they do even better with daily specials that make this a really great place to eat and drink.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 17, 2014

Outstanding Service! Thank you, Taylor! Food and ambiance were great. Casual, fun atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2013

Great place, go often. Unfortunately they were outof LOTS of things. Frustrating.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2013

The food was excellent! Compliments to the chef and/or the person who organized the prefixed NYE menu, they did an outstanding job. We did ask for dinner rolls to go with the brie and never received them but everything from appetizer to desert was perfect. Was not overpriced like almost all restaurants do on NYE either, great value for the quality of the dinner we received. Will definitely go back in the near future.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2013

Prime rib was good; mine was a bit ovedone. I like mine medium, but it was more well than medium.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 10, 2013

Ribs are amazing as are the burgers :-)

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2013

One of my favorite neighborhood spots to visit with great burgers and changing evening specials

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 14, 2013

Patrick is a good bartender, he works lunches, and he's very friendly. I started coming more often to lunches.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2013

This bar/restaurant is few steps from my home. As consequence I stop by often.

I was taking care of by Kyle, a very nice server, always with a smile, he cares about customers even before he became a server. Before he was a host. Patrick, a bartender usually, also stopped by and took my orders.
The food is ok, their fries is the worst I ever had, and always got them cold. I since then substitute for a different side.
They had live music, I wasn't pay attention that day, but the young man singing appeared to be very friendly to the bar crowd and communicates well with them.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 11, 2013

Found this place online when I was looking for an easy place for dinner. We stopped in and loved our experience! It was wing night so we enjoyed the 50 cent wings which were great! I'm more of a buffalo sauce wing type person which they didnt offer but the flavors weren't bad. Our good was good and so was out service. I would recommend this place for a low key meal and sports. I will definitely be going back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 8, 2013

It appears the owners of Shooter's are looking to take some of the good points of their other restaurants and fold them into Shooters. Not a bad thing--the restaurant has seemed somewhat dark and dated and its menu/specials lacked any theme. That being said, when a restaurant goes through transition, the road can get bumpy. This time the bumps were ok and the manager took care of the service bump (whoops, no one came to wait on us). The food was good, but not anything special, but there is the indication that they are going in the right direction. We'll report again in a month or so.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 12, 2013

We went for Mother's Day brunch. The only disappointment is that they were serving a special limited menu due to the volume which we did not expect since their normal menu is not overly large. Food was delicious though. I had a great gulf shrimp omelet and the eggs benedict my mother had were very good.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 25, 2013

Fun night with good food and good service. VERY loud but it adds to the flavoring of the experience.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 17, 2013

Food was excellent as always but our waiter had a really bad attitude almost like he was mad he had to work St. Patty's Day. Very short with us .

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 8, 2013

Its a pub type place but with really good food. Best bar food I have had in the area. Their burgers are really good, as are the nachos. Have been there 3 times in two weeks ... new favorite close to home spot.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 21, 2013

The food was excellent and the service was outstanding.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2013

Great neighborhood gathering hole with good food and nightly specials. We are never disappointed by our food at Shooter's. It is not the lowest in calories, but is very homey and tastes great. We are repeat customers who dine here because of Shooter's consistency.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2013

I have enjoyed Shooter McGees for many years and particularly the neighborhood feel. The food is always good; the rustic setting is relaxed and friendly. The service is very good.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2013

The staff were great. We were a rowdy group and they accommodated special requests (we wanted an appetizer from the bar happy hour menu that wasn't on dining room menu and they provided it at an extra $1 charge). Most of us got the rib special which was a great deal. No problems then entire time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 22, 2012

Where Shooter McGee's was nothing to shout from the rooftops, I think my husband and I found our new neighborhood bar!
It's tucked away in a awful parking lot but so is most of the D.C. area restaurants, but a least it has one!!
I had a NY Strip (mr) and it came out mw, but the veggies and loaded mashed potatoes were delicious.
My husband had there ribs, and WHOLE yummy Batman!!! He also got the fries (eh) and the mac-n-chz (not bad).
It's a tiny place, and you can see the t.v.'s from most seating in the bar, which is greater if, like me, your husband is addicted to his fantasy leagues.
They have a large, covered patio, with a t.v. and we look forward to going back during baseball season(a warmer season) and eating some ribs outside

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 25, 2012

Sunday lunch only; waitstaff was great, cook got order wrong twice though, and was hassled by wait staff to finish it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2012

Comfortable, casual restaurant with friendly service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on November 4, 2012

Great service from our waitress, Amanda!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2012

Always a good choice for a casual lunch or dinner. Comfortable, neighborhood restaurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2012

This is a great find if you want a non-chain restaurant, not on King Street in Alexandria. It's close to 395 off Duke Street and is easy to get to. The ribs are fall-off-the-bone delicious, the steaks are cooked perfectly to order and the service is good. It's not a huge place so seating can be tight and after about 9pm, the noise at the bar got significantly louder. I wouldn't recommend going here if you have vegetarians as the veggie options are limited but for meat and potato eaters who want a great choice of beers with their meal, this is a great place to go.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2012

This restauratn is an absolute neighborhood gem. My husband and I used to dine at Shooter McGees over 20 years ago when we lived nearby. We have since moved but were in the area and delighted to have the opportunity to dine there again!

The burgers are AMAZING and the service was spot on.

Wish we had a SHooter McGees in our neighborhood!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 20, 2012

We come here alot and usually the service is wonderful but this night the waitress had an attitude and acted like she was doing us a favor by waiting on us. The food is great and we love coming on rib night. We will definitely be back but will try to steer clear of that server! The patio is great during this time of year!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 23, 2012

Great For Trivia Thursday nights.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 22, 2012

We went for Lobster night. What a great deal! Each night is a different
special. The food here is always consistant, fresh and fairly well
priced. Service is always friendly. I like to meet friends here but don't
mind dining alone either. Only disappointment was Blueberry pie which
came highly recommended. It was more gelatin than fresh blueberries and
tangy like it should be. Have had better in Maine.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 17, 2012

Always have a good time there. And if you can get Kristen as your server even better

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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