About Walker's Grille

Walker’s Grille is Franconia’s place to go for farm to table fresh, contemporary American cuisine. Our menu items are made from all natural, fresh products sourced from local and regional farming communities. Our vendors are all committed to ethical and environmentally friendly farming practices. The meat and poultry we serve are Certified Humane. Our seafood is sustainable from domestic sources.

Committed to protecting the future of our local environment we are proud to be the first restaurant in Virginia to earn LEED Gold certification, awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Creating innovative dishes in a modern, relaxed atmosphere with first class service is what we do.

Walker's Grille... where community and good food come together.

6909 Metro Park Drive
Alexandria, VA 22310
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Farm-to-table, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Beulah Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 922-6200

Website:
http://www.walkersgrille.com/

Entertainment:
Bands Thursdays 6-9

Catering:
We can cater any event from 2-1000 people.

Parking Details:
Ample parking in the either the parking lot, garage, or on street.

Public Transit:
Metro Park Drive

Executive Chef:
Chef Scott Perry

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We can host any event, 2 semi private rooms.

Specials

Happy Hour

Mondays - Fridays from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Specials

Happy Hour

Mondays - Fridays from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Details

Drink Specials, Appetizer Specials, Specialty Cocktails - made from all fresh ingredients. Excludes Tax and Tip. Bar area only. Special valid Aug 7, 2017 - Dec 7, 2017 on Mondays - Fridays from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

Walker's Grille Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.0

service

4.0

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4.1

value

3.8

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74% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Casual (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
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Good for a Date (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Great for Lunch (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Business Meals (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We gather with another couple monthly and alternate who chooses the restaurant. It was our turn and Walkers Grill was the restaurant of choice. The food was fabulous...some of the best calamari ever...cooked to perfection! Having perfectly-sized entree portions was refreshing and naturally they are beautifully garnished. My husband and I had the scallops and they were melt in your mouth delicious! Our friends were equally impressed especially with the roasted Brussel sprouts with cranberries...an unexpected flavorful surprise. When the weather is friendlier, the outdoor seating is a must for happy hour and dining... making Walkers quite the neighborhood gem!

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Perfect location for a family reunion!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We have been coming to this restaurant since it opened. Service and food was fine. Menu has been degraded. Talked to manger who said restaurant will be renovated and refurbished in Nov-Dec 2017. We will try again in 90 days.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

One of the worst meals I have ever had. One would think "fish & chips" to be pretty ordinary (i.e., safe), but the fish wasn't done, and the batter was soggy. It wasn't any better after I sent it back, and no offer was made to correct or amend the bill. Nor was I asked why I didn't finish my meal. The accompanying fries were limp and tasteless. They were out of two items on the menu. I hear that this restaurant might be closing - I think they should do us all a favor and just DO IT!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My husband and I have been to Walker's Grille 2-3 times over the years (in their early years), but it's been at least 2 years since we've dined at the restaurant. I love the new booths and the ambiance is quite pleasant and not that crowded. Everyone who worked there was super nice. However, we were extremely disappointed with the food. The quality was not as good and fresh as we've had previously. The oysters were dry and unseasoned and the slaw they came in was too creamy. I did not like the olive oil mashed potatoes...it gave it an unfresh taste. Please use butter. And the steak (my husband's and son's) was underwhelming and under seasoned. The wines we drank were also on the cheap tasting side. My stuffed chicken was only okay, pretty dry. I think I like the frozen chicken cordon blue from the grocery store better. We also had dessert...The apple fritters. Again, okay...too sweet for my taste. We're wondering if there's a different chef, because Walker's Grille used to be a hidden gem in Springfield/Alexandria. Unfortunately, we will not be back.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Came here on a Sunday morning for brunch as the restaurant opened. Service was great, server was new and did a good job. Restaurant was nice. Food was okay, not amazing but enjoyable. I thought the pancakes were a bit overpriced at $13, as there was just a stack of pancakes and only a couple pieces of fruit. Outside area looks nice. Overall 4/5 stars.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We have had dinner to celebrate birthdays with a group of friends and have never been disappointed. The service & food are excellent

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Patio is very lovely.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We were presented a menu that was not available. Several items from previous experiences were missing and not replaced with the same base ingredients (octopus, crab cake)
Some of the price has significantly changed.
They do a good job on appetizers we can;'t say the same for the entrees or sides.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had a lovely dinner on a Sunday evening. The half price bottle of wine was a nice plus, but the food was superb. The service was first rate and lots of personal attention. The outside patio dining was exactly what we wanted. The only detractor is that the patio adjoins a parking lot, but it was well done and cozy. A great place to hang out.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Had a great dinner! Love the new menu too!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food wasn't great ! The service was good, my son left his phone at the outside patio and they called us letting us know it was at the Restarunt ! Love that honesty , just for that we might make it a happy hour Restarunt on our list !

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I've been here several times, almost all very good. This time, which I would describe as less satisfying, was atypical. The crab cake entree lacked a variety of textures , needed more of their outstanding vegetables, less crab cake.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent outdoor dining area with overhead heaters for cool evenings. Half price wine on Sundays and Mondays a great value.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Menu is nice and so is the food. Service was excellent.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Concept is better than the execution. Service was particularly disorganized and ineffective. Several standard items on the menu were not available and the servers didn't seem to know about it. Food preparation was uneven, somethings being quite good, others not so much. Rockfish was excellent, but risotto cake was very dry and not a good combination of tastes. Trout wasn't evenly cooked. Enjoyed having a flatbread as an appetizer for the table. Been here several times and always wished the food and service was better than it actually was. Service and food preparation need to take a step up.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Was decent, not super special. Chicken was a bit overdone on my chicken and waffles. Wife’s hanger steak was done to her liking. Not busy on the weekend, so service was good and attentive.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 31, 2017

I took my Mother out for an early birthday lunch after she travelled all day. We ordered the oysters the were over cooked but ok, for entrees she had a salad and I had the seafood pirloo and that was pretty good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The food was good but not great in the sense that I've had better versions of nearly everything we ordered. The service was very good and we really enjoyed the outdoor seating.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food and service very good would recommend to everyone.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Walker's Grill is one of Alexandria's best kept secrets. The Happy Hour Wine selection is awesome. House wines are $4! And delicious.
Every meal I've had here has been terrific. Free parking, great outdoor space. The Restaurant Week menu was great and we enjoyed the 3 course dinner. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2017

my friends and I went there for restaurant week and our 3 course meal was outstanding with excellent service..............large portions, great price and excellent prep..................should not miss their restaurant week offerings!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Our server did a Super Great Job !
My Dad loved the food everything was perfect !

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I was looking for a new place close by. Once agin Open Table steered me right. I enjoyed the creative farm to table menu selections. We sat outside for a wonderful night. I wish I had had more time to listen to a couple sets of the live entertainment. We will be back.

Tags: Fun, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great atmosphere and service. Our waitress, Nicole, was great! Will definitely visit again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great service. A wonderful place to celebrate special occasions!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 28, 2017

My third time coming here and I have to say the food just gets better and better! Portion sizes are generous and the price for the amazing food is very reasonable. I had the rockfish while my dining companion had the ribeye special, both delicious and devoured. Also recommend getting the Brussels sprouts! What a great hidden gem!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Waitress didn't have a clue about the specials for the month of JULY. Service was OK and food was not that good. Would not recommend anyone to go there to eat. Pricey.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Delicious dinner. Attentive service. However, I do wish there was more space between the tables.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

There is a nice patio and the people who worked there were extremely nice. The restaurant is pretty. The food was disappointing and most definitely not worth the price.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 22, 2017

First time eating here. The dining room was small, so tables are set close together. Not a place to go for an intimate dinner. Decor was neutral and no ambiance at all. The outdoor patio is set up with comfy looking furniture for sipping and dining, but it was raining on our visit. We had viewed their online menu beforehand, so we knew it would be a pricey experience. This wasn't an issue for us until we were served our dinners. The portions were small and lacking in any real, distinctive flavors. Very bland. We felt the chef was more concerned with appearance than quality. We left the restaurant still hungry which is just wrong when paying those kind of prices. I will give the staff kudos for excellent and friendly service, but won't be going back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Usually really good food here. I think they had hoped to shut down early on a slow night, but we had made a reservation for a dinner 7 PM Sunday night. Food was 'meh' at best. Appetizers were good, entrees were soggy, un-seared bland seafood that lacked seasoning and flavor in general. Am usually very pleased with eating here, but was sorely disappointed, especially for the price.

Ate on the patio, but other group had 2 gentleman that smoked 3-4 times during dinner, directly upwind from us. Disappointing, will probably wait awhile to go back, and I won't be recommending it any time soon.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 1, 2017

This was the absolute worst meal I've had in Northern Virginia. My 4th visit to Walkers over the past couple of years and each time was progressively going in the wrong direction. What a shame given the lovely outside patio area which would be nice for dining if the food was good. A patron brought his dog for the dining experience. Love dogs--but both waitresses petted the dog. My comfort level decreased. This restaurant has the potential to be a great venue if the food was remotely --significantly better.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 1, 2017

My wife and I love Walker's grille. We have been there 3 times and have had a great experience every time. The desserts are delicious and their main courses are locally sourced and delicious.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great hidden gem attached to a business building. Came for brunch on the weekend and dined outside. Decor and space laid out so well you feel as if this was a standalone building; feels open and not crowed. The food (Jumbo Lump Crab Benedict) and drinks (brewed iced tea) were great. The service (Kenon) was awesome as well. These are elements that have secured a future visit!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Late-night Find, Quick Bite
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Out of the way location, but good food, fresh ingredients and interesting combinations.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Oddly quiet on the night we visited. We both found the good and service to be excellent. Not inexpensive but worth the cost.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Organic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Was not busy at all but it had amazing service with a specialized menu so would not recommend adult menu to kids at all.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Lovely dinner date with my husband. The food was delicious, the wine selection was broad,and the company was wonderful.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Walkers Grill is consistent with great delicious food and great service. I could not recommend
any higher! Always a good choice for a nice evening out!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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