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Hours & Location

480 King St,
Alexandria, VA 22314


7 - 10 am

Tuesday - Friday
7 - 10 am & 5 - 10 pm

8 am - 2 pm & 5 - 10 pm

8 am - 3 pm & 5 - 9 pm

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About King & Rye, Southern Restaurant in Alexandria, VA

Located by the mighty Potomac River, Alexandria, VA is a small city with a storied history. With its walkable streets and cosmopolitan feel, Alexandria is home to more than 200 independently-owned restaurants that sit alongside boutiques and museums. King & Rye is an elegant restaurant in Alexandria, VA that proudly serves seasonal Southern American cuisine to guests and locals alike. 

We not only take pride in being located in one of the South’s Best Cities as awarded by Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice, but we are also honored to stand beside some of the most historically significant landmarks in the country.

Through our restaurant in Alexandria, VA, we bring our guests a longstanding culinary heritage combined with genuine Southern hospitality. Our menu is inspired by our region's history and the bounties of changing seasons. We focus on high-quality regional ingredients, whiskeys, and bourbons. While our restaurant is based in Alexandria, VA, we are committed to showcasing the bounty of the Mid-Atlantic and Shenandoah Valley regions, in addition to our Chef's inspirations from his travels abroad.

From diverse options including indoor dining, bar seating, courtyard lounge areas, fire pits, or our famed Winter Wonderland igloo dining experience, to our attentive service and our inspired menu, dining in our restaurant in Alexandria, VA is a charming and satisfying experience.

Just a few miles south of bustling Washington, DC, our small city with a big heart is known for its creative comfort food, waterfront dining and rich history. Feel a part of it all as you walk through the cobblestone alleys of Old Town. When you build up an  appetite, which you are sure to do after browsing through everything our city has to offer, step into our restaurant in Alexandria, VA to enjoy seasonal fare and relish in the company of your loved ones. Whether you are looking for a place special enough to celebrate a milestone, or a dining location intimate enough to simply enjoy the company you keep, King & Rye’s elegant setting and indulgent cuisine is sure to delight. 

What Sets Us Apart

While there are many beloved restaurants in Alexandria, VA, what sets us apart is our small but thoughtfully-curated menu that focuses on quality over quantity. We believe that good whiskey and good food combined with our genuine, inclusive Southern hospitality will make your dining experience with us one to remember. Through our commitment to quality ingredients and slow cooking techniques, we have forged meaningful relationships with farmers, makers and butchers. These relationships are an irreplaceable ingredient on our traditional, yet refined menu.

Alexandria, VA has always been a place of relaxation, and locals and visitors alike feel like they have stepped into a different time as they stroll around the waterfront and gather together with their friends and family. As you explore this charming city, walk toward Old Town, a nationally designated historic district, and come visit us at King & Rye. Our restaurant in Alexandria, VA looks forward to hosting you and offering you a taste of the South.