Away from the crowds on King Street, near where the Strand hits Prince, you’ll find one of Old Town’s favorite bar and grills. Alexandria residents have been coming to Chadwicks since it opened in 1979, and it remains one of the few places in the neighborhood that caters primarily to the locals.
Chadwicks is the kind of place where the bartenders greet patrons by name, where the wait staff brings brunch to the same families every Sunday, and where far-flung Alexandria natives return when they come back to town. The dining room, though refurbished, maintains its worn-in, old school charm, and as for the menu, you’ll find that it’s focused on classic American pub fare. Yelp reviewers praise the Scottish-style scramble for brunch (it combines salmon, cream cheese, and scallions, with home fries on the side), as well as the crispy fried chicken and tender pulled pork for lunch and dinner. When you're planning a special meal at The Esplanade, Chadwicks is the place to go.