Crowned by both OpenTable diners and a Thrillist food critic as one of the best eateries in Alexandria, Magnolia’s On King dishes out elevated comfort food that features local and sustainable ingredients. It also offers daily specials, so you always have an affordable option when you decide to dine here.
If you come by during happy hour (Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30 to 7 p.m.), grab a bite at the bar for $7 and pair it with a $5 craft beer or $4 glass of boozy punch. On Sunday evenings, dig into a Virginia-sourced pork chop with sweet potato and collard greens for $17. Wednesdays promise Southern-style fried catfish and whiskey-tasting flights for the same price, while Thursdays offer $17 barbecue chicken platters and brews from nearby Port City Brewing Company at $4 per pint. Stop by on a Friday or Saturday to indulge in a three-course steak dinner for $50 per person.