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Jackson 20

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480 King St (at On King Street in Old Town Alexandria inside of the Hotel Monaco)
Alexandria, VA 22314
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(703) 842-2790
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Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA
Jackson 20 - Alexandria, VA

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I live in Old Town and this is our favorite restaurant. The food is great and creative and the menu changes seasonally and as they highlight new dishes. I love the crab cakes w...

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Old Town Favorite 3/3/2012

I live in Old Town and this is our favorite restaurant. The food is great and creative and the menu changes seasonally and as they highlight new dishes. I love the crab cakes with fried green tomatoes, the J20 Nachos (which are waffle fries with pulled pork, gouda, and other deliciousness), and the Virginia Gentleman cocktail. They also had the most amazing root beer float dessert that was 4 good sized floats with different home-made root beer and ice cream. We frequently brunch and take advantage of the bottomless mimosas. Eco Happy Hour and Doggie Happy Hour are fun with good deals. Ask for the bar menu and try a few things that are not on the dinner menu. The only con is that service is sometimes spotty and there is one particular waitress who we have seen be very rude, although never to us. They do take it to heart though and if you let the manager know, they care. more

AWFUL 6/20/2011

This was the worst waste of money and most terrible service I havef ever had. The food was terrible. No flavor. The service was awful: we got a guy who mumbled and looked as if he could care less if he was there. It was a nightmare. Never again will I go here. Don't waste your money. more

Don't waste your money 6/20/2011

Jackson 20 is a beautiful restaurant. It gets an A for atmosphere. But, if you have to rate it on service and food, it would get an H for horrible. The service was so bad, that I was actually embarassed for the server. Luckily for him, I was a waitress once and actually left him a tip, but he didn't deserve it. And the food? Well, one out of four dishes had flavor. My fish was so bland that if it wasn't for the people I was with, I would have sent it back. I basically paid $150 for food that tasted like nothing, service that was awful, and needless to say, I will never go back. Neither should you. more

Don't waste your money 6/20/2011

Jackson 20 is a beautiful restaurant. It gets an A for atmosphere. But, if you have to rate it on service and food, it would get an H for horrible. The service was so bad, that I was actually embarassed for the server. Luckily for him, I was a waitress once and actually left him a tip, but he didn't deserve it. And the food? Well, one out of four dishes had flavor. My fish was so bland that if it wasn't for the people I was with, I would have sent it back. I basically paid $150 for food that tasted like nothing, service that was awful, and needless to say, I will never go back. Neither should you. more

Best Brunch EVER! 1/15/2011

This place is great! The food very creative, fun and delicious! We couldn't decide which entree to eat for brunch so we had the crab cake eggs Benedict as a breakfast appetizer. Great food and wonderful service! more

Headline 1/31/2010

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Really friendly in a wonderful neighborhood 12/1/2009

Really solicitous staff in a dining room located in the middle of Old Town, Alexandria. The food was really good, the staff was solicitous, and all of the customers in the place, including us, were pleased, and at ease. The dining room is an adjunct to the Monaca Hotel, which is funky. We have become used to the Kimpton chain, and we thought this experience was high end and reasonably priced as well. Pros: Great food, friendly all the way around more

AMAZING EXPERIENCE!! 11/20/2009

We were promptly seated and met by our waitress who believed herself to be pretty smart in congratulating us on our 1 year anniversary. A couple of glasses of complimentary celebratory champagne. Big fun. Ordered one of the wines off of the $20 list. Good enough for $20. We ordered the fried green tomatoes with arugula salad, blue crab buttermilk dressing as an appetizer ($12). Spectacular. Great mix of hot and cold, perfectly cooked crunchy southern fried food. Soon after we'd finished, the waitress brought over an appetizer order of the jumbo lump crab cake with seasonal slaw and mustard aioli--The-Chef-wanted-you-to-try-this-happyannive rsary ($15). Living around here, as you can imagine, one eats some crab cakes. These were exceptional. Hint of something unusual. Cinnamon? The slaw was fresh and asparagus-y. Just wonderful. I ordered the rockfish served with red quinoa, cherry tomatoes, asparagus, with butter sauce ($26), and my wife ordered the brook trout that came with crawfish etouf?e, and smothered okra ($22). She's one to pick the one with the okra side every time. We ordered an extra side of braised collard greens with smoked bacon and caramelized onions to share ($6). The waitress returned in a couple of minutes to pour wine and let us know that they were out of the rockfish, and I switched over to the grilled veal meat loaf, roasted red potatoes, green beans, with house made ketchup ($19). The meals were presented beautifully. I'm pretty sure that our waitress went off by then. Someone else brought the plates. Some host guy stops by to chat, ask if everything's ok. Then chat some more. I mean, he was nice enough, pleasant (manager? hotel concierge? hanger-on? don't know.). Yeah, everything was ok. Onto the meat. Literally, figuratively. My veal meatloaf was superb. The housemade ketchup was a little sour, but it imparted a wonderful counterpoint to the grill flavor. The green beans were perfect. The potatoes, surprisingly underdone. Everything on the plate was so perfect, I kept trying to reconcile how that could be, but yeah. underdone. The veal was so good, I kept my standard veal joke to myself because I know it always embarrasses my wife (How's your dinner sir? I couldn't be enjoying it more had I tortured the calf myself). But I digress. This was seriously good. Different. Unusual. Special. Major. Also? A portion for two. The leftover veal was dinner again another night. Pros: Great service, Great food more

Great Classic American Food 11/20/2009

My GF and I went to Jackson 20 on a total whim while visiting Washington DC. We spent the day in Washington DC and wanted to find a nice place for dinner. We picked up a town guide in our hotel and one of the places advertised was Jackson 20. We had no idea how charming Old Town Alexandria was, or even that it existed. About an hour or so before we wanted to have dinner, we called up and made a reservations with Jackson 20. We were immediately taken back by the fact that they asked if we had any special occasion or if anyone had any food allergies. They wanted to make sure that we were completely covered in case we had any kind of special circumstance involved. Pros: Location, Menu, Ambiance, Service more

good american food 10/13/2009

burger was good. drinks were awesome. had a vodka tonic and some other drings that really washed down one of the best burgers ever. someone got the salmon and that was good too! Pros: burger more

My favorite place! 10/13/2009

I love Jackson 20 and had drinks there last night and whenever I am in town to visit my girlfriends parents. Its always a great atmosphere and a fun time! Pros: Best Tavern in VA! Cons: None Found more

I miss Jackson 20! 10/13/2009

I used to live in Virginia and I used to come to Jackson 20 all the time! I recently returned for a visit and decided to pop in for dinner and I remembered all over again why I loved this place so much! I ordered the wedge salad and it was sensational! I truly wish I could come back more often! more

Unbelievable Experience!! 10/13/2009

I went here recently and had an amazing time. The food was to die for!! The service was excellent!! The atmosphere was great! I went with a few of my friends, and we just left there raving about the experience we had. Definitely my new favorite spot! Pros: Amazing Service more

Awesome Burgers 10/13/2009

Jackson 20 has THE best burgers in DC. Prices are great and so are the waiters! Highly Recommended! more
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Owner Message

  • Jackson 20 is about bringing people together around outstanding food and drink, serving up the legendary comfort food of the region.

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu: 7am-2:30pm, 5pm-10:30pm, Fri: 7am-2:30pm, 5pm-11pm, Sat: 5pm-11pm, 8am-2:30pm, Sun: 5pm-10:30pm, 8am-2:30pm, 5pm-9:30pm
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    Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club
  • Neighborhoods:

    Old Town

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