Georgetown Food Tour Reviews

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Rating Date Attended Reviewer Date Gender Age Location Type
Rating: 5
Excellent excursion!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Katie Crooks)
Sun, Jul 13, 14   1:00 PM 1237123-schier1 Tue, Jul 15, 14   8:25 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Katie is a wonderful guide. A real plus to have a Art History major showing us the sights. The food was wonderful. There were just enough breaks to make walking in the heat manageable. I will definitely be looking for more tours like this one!
Rating: 5
Great Experience
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Don Abram)
Sat, Jul 12, 14   1:00 PM 1229635-OlaBanjo Tue, Jul 15, 14   7:14 PM Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
My husband and I are locals and we decided this would be a nice way to spend a Saturday by learning more about our neighborhood and trying out new restaurants without too much commitment. The tour guide Don was great, amiable and did a wonderful job of making the experience fun. We have been on food tours in other states and this was one of the best. Well worth the expense and they definitely didn't skimp on portion sizes, we were stuffed!
Rating: 4
Wonderful afternoon in Old Town
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Katie Crooks)
Sat, Jun 21, 14   1:00 PM 1182156-Jillarogers Tue, Jun 24, 14   3:01 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Loved all the restaurants we dined in. The buildings themselves had a great history. Not too much walking, but enough to walk off each course as we went! Katie our guide was very informative and a great host. This is the second tour I have done with DC metro food tours and I would do it again!
Rating: 5
Awesome!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Katie Crooks)
Sat, Jun 21, 14   1:00 PM 1205049-hoffchri Tue, Jun 24, 14   1:08 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Katie is a wonderful tour guide. We learned so much of Alexandria history. The food was great too. We would definitely recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Great tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Don Abram)
Fri, Jun 13, 14   1:00 PM 187571-kellymorris Mon, Jun 16, 14   11:40 PM Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Don was a great tour guide and we learned a lot about Alexandria, while enjoying wonderful food.
Rating: 4
Really fun and informative
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jenna Lenskold)
Sun, Jun 8, 14   1:00 PM 1182314-dkdmac Wed, Jun 11, 14   11:25 AM Female 40-49 Local Unspecified
Good and fun way to learn some hidden history in Alexandria and to enjoy the local restaurants. Food was good; they even did substitutions. Gotta say that the jelly cake was ok; cupcakes from that bakery were even better!!!
Rating: 5
Great Tour, Amazing Food
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Katie Crooks)
Sat, Jun 7, 14   1:00 PM 1170086-sabudzynski Sat, Jun 21, 14   8:08 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I search for food tours when visiting cities around the US as it's a wonderful way to get to know the area and sample food at some of the best restaurants. This tour in Old Town Alexandria did not disappoint. Katie was very knowledgable about the area, walking us through the highlights while making sure that we enjoyed each restaurant stop. Each of the restaurants welcomed the group, immediately showed us to a table and brought out the sample. After four stops it certainly was a complete meal. I'd recommend the tour and company to anyone. Knowing that we were visiting for the next few days, Katie also made recommendations for the rest of our trip.
Rating: 4
Most of the tour and restaurants were good.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jenna Lenskold)
Sat, May 31, 14   1:00 PM 1187553-NancyBruneau Thu, Jun 5, 14   9:03 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The last place did not match the others with either service or food....which was dessert. It was a self serve place, they were not ready for us and did not have the special dessert that the tour guide recommended and lead us to believe they had....and the alternatives were just so-so.
Rating: 4
Great sampling, will try other tours.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Jenna Lenskold)
Sat, May 31, 14   1:00 PM 1188162-starstraf Tue, Jun 3, 14   4:09 PM Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
I had never done a food tour but our friends have done a few so we joined them on the Alexandria tour. Reservations were easy, meeting place was close to parking, and our tour guide spoke clearly and at good volume. We went to 4 restaurants. The first was a place we had been to a few years ago but must have hit on an off night because the fare was much better. Our table was ready and waiting for us. Then we got some history of the area and hit restaurant #2 which even though our table was ready they made us wait for a while (which is also my past experience with this place and thus why I don't go there) A good amount of walking but all mixed in with conversation and facts. I'm slow and have asthma and had no problem keeping up, but I would not take my grandma on a walker on the tour. Third restaurant was great, table was ready and waiting and service was perfect as was the food. This was a place we had tried but fogot about, we will be back. Dessert location seemed unorganized. Overall it was a great sampling and a fun way to spend the afternoon, I will try some other parts of town.
Rating: 5
Old Town Alexandria Tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Katie Crooks)
Sat, May 17, 14   1:00 PM 1105935-JnnC37 Wed, Jun 25, 14   9:28 AM Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
All of us enjoyed the tour. It was pretty scenic and we visited some interesting restaurants. The only thing that was lacking a bit was the amount of food we were served. I read on some of the posts that the participants would be so full, dinner could be skipped later. Not quite the case here. We did not eat a lot beforehand to prepare. However, wished we would have all eaten a decent sized meal because the portions were very small. Otherwise, it was an enjoyable day.
Rating: 5
Informative historic tour with fantastic food
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Katie Crooks)
Sat, May 17, 14   1:00 PM 1170359-YJTsai Tue, May 20, 14   10:40 PM Unspecified Unspecified Local Family Without Children
We went on this tour as locals entertaining visiting family. This was a very informative tour on the architectural history of Old Town Alexandria that incorporated fantastic food from well-established restaurants. We had a great, friendly, enthusiastic tour guide who works in art history during her day job, so she definitely knew her stuff. She took us through the founding of Old Town and the history of the buildings and restaurants we ate at. The food we ate was both filling and delicious. As people who travel extensively to try new restaurants, we thought that the quality of our tastings was great.
Rating: 5
Great tour with Becky as a wonderful guide.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Rebecca Reich)
Sun, May 11, 14   1:00 PM 1166658-lmacon87 Wed, May 14, 14   11:59 AM Female 20-29 Local Other
I took my mom on this tour for Mother's Day and we had a blast. Becky was an excellent guide. The tour was very informative, food was great and we really learned a lot about Old Town. Great for locals or visitors to the area!
Rating: 5
Great
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Lynn O'Connell)
Sat, May 10, 14   1:00 PM 1153500-Katmchapman Wed, May 21, 14   11:37 AM Female 20-29 Combination Couple on a Date
A great afternoon eating and learning about the history of Old Town. Even though it was raining it was still enjoyable and the food was delicious. Our tour guide Lynn was fantastic!
Rating: 5
Terrific, Informative, Lots of Fun, Good Food!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Katie Crooks)
Sat, Apr 19, 14   1:00 PM 1151529-Marci2 Wed, Apr 23, 14   9:34 AM Female 60-69 Local Individual
It was a picture perfect weather day, great for walking and exploring. Our beautiful guide Katie was gracious, highly organized, and led us on an architecture tour of Old Town as well as feeding us special selections from local restaurants. Our group of 9 was from everywhere which made it interesting and fun.

I highly recommend this tour whether you are a single or part of a group.
Rating: 4
Very nice leisurely afternoon tour.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Katie Crooks)
Sat, Apr 19, 14   1:00 PM 1151519-goobygooby Tue, Apr 22, 14   4:44 PM Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
It was great! Knowledgeable tour guide and good food.
Rating: 4
Old Alexandria Food Tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Lynn O'Connell)
Sun, Apr 6, 14   1:00 PM 1126028-MaliaT Thu, Apr 10, 14   2:00 AM Unspecified 20-29 Local Other
Lovely Food tour. Just enough food to fill you up for lunch. We were brought to 4 different restaurants, 3 for food, the last for dessert. Lynn was our tour guide and very fun and knowledgable of the area!
Rating: 5
Great fun and great food!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Rebecca Reich)
Sun, Mar 30, 14   1:00 PM 1110821-beryldeck Wed, Apr 2, 14   2:30 PM Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our weather for the walking tour included cold wind, gusts, rain, sleet, hail, and snow. Becky, our guide, gave us 100% regardless and although we cut some of the discussions short outside (some sleet was actually stinging us) she continued to provide fun facts inside the restaurants. It was memorable in spite of the weather (or maybe because of it a little) but we already want to do it again.
Rating: 5
great afternoon
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Don Abram)
Sat, Mar 29, 14   1:00 PM 1103328-EAmorino Wed, Apr 2, 14   1:39 PM Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Delicious did, great company and a bit of history. Tons of fun even in the rain,!
Rating: 5
Nice Change of Pace
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Don Abram)
Sat, Mar 22, 14   1:00 PM 1128688-rprice22 Tue, Mar 25, 14   6:21 PM Male 40-49 Combination Couple on a Date
This was a very nice outing for my wife and I. The tour guide was great, the food was excellent and on top of that the people on the tour was very interesting.
Rating: 5
Lots of fun
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Katie Crooks)
Sun, Feb 9, 14   1:00 PM 1037133-Michele91065 Wed, Feb 12, 14   12:57 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Katie was very knowledgable. We learned a lot about Old Town Alexandrai and are at some really nice places. The owners/chefs were very hospitable and the food was amazing. We really loved the tour and can't wait to experience another one on our next vacation. Thanks Katie, you're very sweet and made our afternoon fun.
Rating: 4
Beautiful Old Town Alexandria
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Don Abram)
Sat, Feb 8, 14   1:00 PM 1098408-apendree Tue, Feb 11, 14   11:49 AM Female 20-29 Combination Couple on a Date
I loved old town Alexandria! Great area and a perfect easy day out! Definitely the best food that I could possibly dream of having. Great portion sizes as well. I am looking forward to trying the other tours! One con: the tour leader wasn't as knowledgeable or as personable as I expected. There were quite a few empty silences and missed opportunities for a history lesson. Otherwise, very highly recommended!
Rating: 5
Had a great time.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Don Abram)
Sun, Jan 19, 14   1:00 PM 1074638-etreston Wed, Jan 22, 14   11:09 AM Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our guide was knowledgeable and very nice. The tour was fun and the food was amazing.
Rating: 5
Great date activity!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Katie Crooks)
Sun, Nov 17, 13   1:00 PM 1051820-cklein7 Wed, Nov 20, 13   11:53 AM Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
DC Food Tours was a great date activity! Katie, our guide, was knowledgeable, fun and did a great job of making tour coordination seamless. The restaurant choices were great, food amazing and it was fun to get to know a little more about our neighbor, Alexandria. Thanks for a fun time!
Rating: 4
wonderful experience
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (McKenzie Penton)
Sat, Oct 26, 13   1:00 PM 1042122-sandrade70 Wed, Oct 30, 13   8:57 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Very wonderful experience. The leader was great and very informative. The food was awesome.
Rating: 2
Not really a food tour; more of a historic tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (McKenzie Penton)
Sun, Oct 20, 13   1:00 PM 1021633-Lfoodfroh622 Wed, Oct 23, 13   11:53 AM Unspecified Unspecified Local Family Without Children
I would not recommend this to someone looking for a food tour but I would be willing to suggest it to someone interested in a light, historical tour. I am local and took family visiting from out of town. We've done food tours in NYC, Boston, etc. and I am a firm believer that the DC area has a lot to offer for culinary enthusiasts, but unfortunately, this tour did not showcase those foodie opportunities. Our guide was mostly nice but has no real knowledge about food and was clearly just doing this job because it's an easy way for him to work only weekends (which is exactly what he told us). I enjoyed the historical facts along the way but I would not describe this tour as being particularly full of a lot of information. If you know about food and are genuinely looking for a food tour, I would move on to something else.
Rating: 5
Leader, Katie, was a hit!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Katie Crooks)
Sat, Oct 19, 13   1:00 PM 1017586-PatBarbarowi Tue, Oct 22, 13   12:55 PM Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Along with great enthusiasm, Katie served up excellent historical info and great food. Worth the time and money!
Rating: 5
Historic Old Town Alexandria A must take Tour!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (McKenzie Penton)
Fri, Oct 18, 13   1:00 PM 1035815-geriwalls Mon, Oct 21, 13   2:33 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Food tours are a great way to learn a little of the history of the area, as well as provide food samples of several restaurants. This tour met our expectations all the way around. The food was great, large samples, and a nice variety - from main dish, salad, seafood, beverage, and dessert. The buildings in Old Town are historic, and many historic people walked the streets. Our guide was very well versed in the history of the area, and answered all our questions. Personable, easy going, made our 3 and 1/2 hour tour comfortable and fun! We had a nice size group of 10 people. I highly recommend this tour when visiting the DC area.
Rating: 5
Unique and enjoyable way to spend an afternoon
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (McKenzie Penton)
Sat, Oct 12, 13   1:00 PM 988060-Mkarchner Tue, Oct 15, 13   10:37 PM Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I'm a 30-something-year old local who hosted four out-of-town friends for a long weekend, each of whom have visited DC previously, so I tried to think of more creative activites than typical monuments and museums. The food tour was a great combination of local history and delicious food - what more could someone want than to eat their way through Old Town? We visited five restaurants in about a 13 block stretch, and along the way learned factoids about the city's founders and landmarks. Felt like the balance was just right of information sharing (to increase appreciation for Old Town) and food sharing (to highlight the neighborhood's diverse and high quality cuisine and bring instant satisfaction to tourers!) The selection of restaurants was good (though I want them to add La Fontaine on Royal Street!) and portions were generous: we skipped dinner afterwards. The tour company had arranged a special dessert at the last stop that was one of George Washington's favorites (and apparently also the Queen of England's favorite?), but my friends found it a bit of an anti-climatic ending and recommended that they let the restaurant select the desert most worthy of being included. Overall, a very enjoyable way to spend an afternoon and highly, highly recommended!
Rating: 5
a fun, relaxing afternoon.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (McKenzie Penton)
Sat, Oct 12, 13   1:00 PM 965017-Joanneburger Tue, Oct 15, 13   1:27 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We really enjoyed each stop we made for food and drink. Food, its presentation, and the service were all excellent. The pace of the walk to each place was relaxed. We enjoyed the stops along the the way to see and hear about history of the area. We found our guide to be pleasant and knowledgeable. Overall, the whole experience was wonderful. I will try other tours in the future and recommend them to others.
Rating: 4
Nice time despite rainy day
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Katie Crooks)
Fri, Oct 11, 13   1:00 PM 1034298-rhaaseoh Mon, Oct 14, 13   3:05 PM Male 50-59 Combination Family Without Children
Visited 4 restaurants and tea shop. Enjoyable time on a very rainy day. Could have passed on tea store even though tea was good. Would recommend 3 of the restaurants to others without hesitation. Katie was knowledgeable guide and made all in group feel welcomed.
Rating: 5
excellent leader
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Katie Crooks)
Fri, Oct 11, 13   1:00 PM 1017586-PatBarbarowi Mon, Oct 14, 13   1:08 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Katie was excellent leader! food tasty!
Rating: 5
Lots of fun!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (McKenzie Penton)
Fri, Oct 4, 13   1:00 PM 1016941-Lorraine11 Fri, Jan 10, 14   9:29 AM Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We really enjoyed our tour and especially enjoyed our tour guide. He did an excellent job showing us the "nooks and crannies" of Alexandria. I would recommend this tour to anybody that enjoys history and eating!
Rating: 5
Awesome experience!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (McKenzie Penton)
Fri, Oct 4, 13   1:00 PM 1025936-MochasDAD Mon, Oct 7, 13   3:00 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was one of the best tours we have ever taken. McKenzie the guide was so knowledgable and plesant. I have not stopped talking about it since we are home. I would highly recommed this to anyone.
Rating: 5
Awesome Old Town Food Tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Alex Conlan)
Sun, Sep 15, 13   1:00 PM 324527-ShanaWass Wed, Sep 18, 13   2:50 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I took the Old Town Food Tour last weekend and had a wonderful time on the tour. Alex our guide was really knowledgeable about the area, and the food was awesome. This is my second tour, and once again it left me very happy and pleasantly full in the end. Old Town is adorable and should not be missed when you visit the DC area. I definitely recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Unique and Enriching Experience
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Alex Conlan)
Sun, Sep 15, 13   1:00 PM 1018331-sampaio47mia Wed, Sep 18, 13   2:05 PM Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Exceptional tour. We got a great look at the area's history and definitely tried some interesting dishes along the way. Quite an innovative and fun way to experience different parts of a city! Loved it.
Rating: 5
Fun for locals too
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Alex Conlan)
Sun, Sep 8, 13   1:00 PM 462024-bosnied Wed, Sep 11, 13   12:16 PM Male 20-29 Local Unspecified
Our group was uniquely small, only 6 tour participants total and all local. We had a great time eating, drinking, laughing and trading names of restaurants/bars we enjoy. This is a tour for locals; a tour for foodies. Well done!
Rating: 3
Decent
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (McKenzie Penton)
Sun, Sep 1, 13   1:00 PM 602828-kristyschust Thu, Sep 5, 13   4:19 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We enjoyed the tour and the history lesson around Old Town Alexandria. The places we went to were good and the food was very good. Was a bit disappointed that we only went to 4 places. Had done a tour previously in NYC where we did about 8 stops, though we didn't sit down at all of those. Had hoped for more "tastes" versus a few stops which were more mini-meals.
Rating: 3
Good, but more samples needed
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (McKenzie Penton)
Sun, Sep 1, 13   1:00 PM 739106-petersem82 Wed, Sep 4, 13   11:40 AM Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I thought the tour was pretty good. I had very high standards, as I had just done one in Raleigh and it was amazing!

This trip has a lot of history, compared to the one I did in downtown Raleigh, which is to be expected, given the location. I thought there could have been more alcoholic drinks provided. This tour provided one beer at the first stop. The other tour I went on, for comparable price in NC, you got 5 drinks (4 contained alcohol)! The food in NC was pretty good, but you definitely had room left over for dinner afterwards, which is what I want in a tour. I would suggest adding more beverages on the trip (at least 3). Overall, the tour was decent, but I wouldn't go on it again. It was a nice one-time experience. I'm purchasing tickets to attend the one I did in Raleigh, NC as we speak, they even have a groupon :) Mabye dc tours can do discounts too and i will take it again
Rating: 5
Excellent tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Chris Pitt)
Sun, Aug 25, 13   1:00 PM 984288-johanna1940 Wed, Aug 28, 13   11:42 AM Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The food tour through Alexandria was very unique and my husband and I really enjoyed our afternoon. Our guide,Chris, is fantastic. He is very knowledgeable and personable.
Rating: 5
Loved it!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (McKenzie Penton)
Sun, Aug 18, 13   1:00 PM 990067-voodoochil3 Wed, Aug 21, 13   8:11 PM Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
My husband suggested the tour as something to do on a Sunday afternoon. We live about 20 minutes away from Alexandria and love the restaurants there so I agreed. My husband, daughter and myself traipsed down there on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Our guide was waiting for us and we started promptly on time. The group was a pretty even mix of locals/non locals. The guide was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and always willing to answer questions. He put us all at ease and soon we were all socializing and getting to know each other. The food at every stop was exquisite and we really enjoyed ourselves. We enjoyed it so much that we are looking forward to doing the Georgetown tour next!
Rating: 5
Girlfriend Getaway Gets Great Grub!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Alex Conlan)
Sun, Jul 28, 13   1:00 PM 967897-QuadSquad Fri, Aug 2, 13   5:50 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We absolutely loved our afternoon touring Alexandria. It was like Baby Bear's porridge...Just Right! The walking was not too much, not too little....Just Right. The same about the mini history lessons. The food was delicious! In fact, we returned to our first stop the next day and had lunch. Our tour guide, Alex, was knowledgeable, friend, ly, and professional. We enjoyed having Kate along as a trainee. She'll do well. Our only question was why a Lebanese restaurant was included when it did not seem to have historical significance as the other stops did. Also at that stop, although the food was fresh and tasty, it was difficult to share. There were 8 on the tour and only 2 stuffed grape leaves, 2 meat pies, etc. Since we were a group of strangers, it made sharing difficult. So we did not taste all items. Our suggestion is for the restaurant to offer less variety and enough samples for all to taste. Overall, we absolutely loved our experience!
Rating: 4
Excellent Introduction
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Alex Conlan)
Sat, Jul 13, 13   1:00 PM 942285-csalejandro Mon, Jul 22, 13   12:35 PM Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Excellent introduction to Old Town. There were four food stops (Virtue (excellent), Columbia Fireshouse (excellent), The Pita House (fair), Bittersweet (good) that spanned a two-hour period. The path to the restaurants was a good one, and much needed in between restaurants stops. The guides were easy-going and full of interesting historical information. It really was a lovely way to spend an afternoon. As an activity, I'd defnitely do it again.
Rating: 3
Not quite what we expected
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Alex Conlan)
Sat, Jul 13, 13   1:00 PM 951009-cori1014 Fri, Jul 19, 13   8:00 PM Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
Tour was ok and enjoyed the brief history lessons but wish we would have visited more restaurants and learned more about the local culinary cuisine and local chefs. That being said, we did get a lot of food at the restaurants we did visit and the food did taste good.
Rating: 5
summer vacation
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Chris Pitt)
Fri, Jul 5, 13   1:00 PM 281285-stevewinslow Mon, Jul 8, 13   8:06 PM Male Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Thank you for providing an interesting culinary and travel experience. Pacing was appropriate and food was terrific.
Rating: 5
Awesome time!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Chris Pitt)
Fri, Jul 5, 13   1:00 PM 924733-sbaker13 Mon, Jul 8, 13   2:56 PM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I highly recommend the Old Alexandria food tour. Tons of great history and tasty dishes (macaroni and cheese with pancetta, diver scallops with cous cous, sun dried tomatoes and arugula, a sampling of Mediterranean bites like hummus, baba ganoush and grape leaves and Alexandria's pound cake with raspberry preserves!!) You won't be disappointed with the portions -- I doubt you'll leave hungry. Chris, our guide, was very informative and made sure everyone had a great time! He had lots of interesting tidbits of history and help to ensure there was lots of good conversation with the other guests! I'm looking forward to trying another one of the DC Metro food tours in another neighborhood.
Rating: 5
A highlight of our vacation!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Chris Pitt)
Sat, Jun 29, 13   1:00 PM 918719-KathleenGetz Sat, Jul 6, 13   9:54 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I recently planned a weeklong trip throughout Virginia for a group of friends. We ended by taking the Old Alexandria Food Tour. It was a highlight of our week. The tour guide was very pleasant and contacted us when we were running late - stuck in traffic. It was a wonderful way to get to know the city, the stops were well timed to make the day relaxing as well as informative. I have already recommended the tour and hope to find other similar tours to take soon!
Rating: 4
Lynn's a great host. 3 of 4 stops very good.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Lynn O'Connell)
Sun, Jun 16, 13   1:00 PM 909066-123smith Wed, Jun 19, 13   7:51 PM Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
History of the Alexandria area was very good. The 1st stop was great except the drink. the second stop was excellent, with the scalops. The 3rd stop was disapointing, with cold food and small portions of Lebanese food. The last stop was very good with the jelly cake. If feasable, giving the group a choise or advanced notice of the main course would be helpful. It appeared that most of the group was not very enthusiastic with the third stop.
Rating: 5
Delicious and interesting
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Lynn O'Connell)
Sat, Jun 8, 13   1:00 PM 907326-lathropc Tue, Jun 18, 13   9:38 PM Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and showed us several interesting sights around Alexandria. All of the restaurants were beautiful and the food was delicious. We had a nice variety of food as well and really didn't need to eat dinner that evening. We enjoyed our day very much!
Rating: 5
It was fun and the food was heavenly...
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Chris Pitt)
Fri, May 31, 13   1:00 PM 914596-bfayette Fri, Jun 14, 13   4:53 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Our guide Christopher was wonderful, he had some history and stories that made the time go very fast. The food we tasted was wonderful and it was such a great experience. we were a small group but it felt comfortable and everyone had fun. Highly recommended for a quick peek and see of Alexandria.
Rating: 5
old town food tour was great
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Chris Pitt)
Fri, May 31, 13   1:00 PM 906515-maines5950 Tue, Jun 4, 13   6:49 AM Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
our host chris pitt was great, well spoken & made you feel welcome...food was good, the spin/art dip @ virtue was kinda like an applebees item, I think should have been a more of a signature dish...jelly roll @ bittersweet was dry/weak...for me the pita house was the best, vibrant, fresh food that seemed like it had alot of love in it...It would be nice if each restaurant gave you a to go menu for possibly coming back later...overall the tour was informative, interesting, interactive & $$ well spent !
Rating: 5
Great experience!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Chris Pitt)
Fri, May 31, 13   1:00 PM 911472-kwilsrn Tue, Jun 4, 13   5:52 AM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Great tour! You get a lot of history as well as yummy food! Guide was delightful and knowledgeable. Will definitely take another tour next visit!
Rating: 4
Fun, exciting tour!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Alex Conlan)
Sat, May 25, 13   1:00 PM 888998-Brienpat Wed, May 29, 13   8:53 AM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Let me start off by saying that as a couple in our mid twenties in Virginia for the first time this tour was fantastic! We had a great time and the food tour was one of our favorites things we did on our trip. Our tour guide, Alex was fantastic and really a pleasure to be with. He made sure that we were all accounted for, well taken care of and enjoying our time. The history that he gave us on the tour was very informative and thorough. The only reason that I gave this tour a recommended rating versus enthusiastically recommended is due to one of the restaurants we stopped at. Unfortunetly there was a mix up and the employees of the restaurant were really unprepared and did not communicate with one another at all. The food was given to all of us on the tour at different times, there was not enough room, the waiter was rude, they did not give any type of history or bio about the restaurant at all what so ever. Although this restaurant was not up to par the food however was delicious, and none of this being the DC Food Tours fault at all. The rest of the tour went on and there were no further issues. All in all, this was an incredible time and our tour guide was professional and impressive! We will definitely be doing more food tours in the future!
Rating: 3
Good food, interesting facts, but too expensive.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Alex Conlan)
Sat, May 25, 13   1:00 PM 908170-ewhite7380 Tue, May 28, 13   8:39 PM Female 30-39 Local Family With Children
The food was good and the tour guide taught us some interesting things about the city, but I didn't think it was worth $60. We went to four restaurants, all with good food. We were hoping to learn more about the restaurants in the area. Wish they would have take us to more restaurants with less food and less time spent at each.
Rating: 5
Highlight of our trip
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Chris Pitt)
Fri, May 24, 13   1:00 PM 906608-DavidSeward Wed, May 29, 13   6:47 PM Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Chris, our guide, was friendly and knowledgeable about the history of Old Town Alexandria. The four restaurants we visited provided generous amounts of delicious food, starting with an appetizer and drink at the first one, and ending with dessert and coffee/tea at the fourth. My wife didn't like the dessert, a raspberry cake, but she doesn't like raspberries. Most of the people in our group seemed to enjoy it though. A choice of a different dessert would be nice for those who don't like raspberries. We were so full that we didn't eat supper that night.
Rating: 5
Great tour!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Alex Conlan)
Sat, May 18, 13   1:00 PM 893346-chager82832 Fri, May 24, 13   7:07 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
This was a great tour, Alex did a great job of showing us around Alexandria and the places we stopped at were fantastic. Makes me sad that I don't live in the area to try more dishes at these eateries.
Rating: 4
Fun First Time Food Tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Lynn O'Connell)
Sat, May 11, 13   1:00 PM 899903-11fhayes Sun, May 19, 13   9:27 AM Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
This was my first food tour. I would have to say overall I enjoyed the experience and would recommend it to others. I think Food Tours although called "Food Tours" is not so much about the food but about the experience. I enjoyed the history that came along with the tour and learning about Old Town Alexandria. It was nice to visit restaurants that you would not normally consider. The food was good, I don't think I was blown away by anything, but it's just a fun experience. You will definitely be full, we visited four different restaurants. It makes sense to walk around for the tour in order to aid with digestion and make room for the next stop. We had a small intimate group and were able to talk with others. Our group was only 6 people and I think that was big enough. I think the tour was a bit pricey for the food you get, but paired along with the walking/tour of the city, I would do again.
Rating: 5
Great tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Austin Bloom)
Sun, Apr 21, 13   1:00 PM 873410-Glazebs Wed, Apr 24, 13   10:03 PM Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Good mixture of historical and food tour. Guide very informative and pleasant. Restaurants well chosen, although for myself I would have left out the Lebanese restaurant. That was not because it was not good. It was perfectly OK. It just did not fit within the historical theme. Alexandria itself well worth a visit.
Rating: 5
Old Town Food Tour was fantastic!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Austin Bloom)
Sat, Apr 20, 13   1:00 PM 855019-Loulou60 Tue, Apr 23, 13   3:07 PM Female 60-69 Local Family Without Children
I highly recommend the Old Town Alexandria Food Tour! Austin, our tour guide was cheerful, outgoing and very organized. She would call ahead the restuarants that we were going to be eating at so that when we arrived we were seated immediatly together with our group. Austin also gave a very informative tour of Old Town as we walked from restaurant to restaurant. The food was amazing at all 4 places we ate at. We were welcomed at each of the restaurants we dined at and were treated extra special. We also had the opportunity to meet some really nice people in our tour group. It's a great experience, a lot of fun, great food and remember to come hungry! We plan on taking the Georgetown Food Tour soon!
Rating: 4
Good food plus history in Old Town
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Austin Bloom)
Sun, Apr 14, 13   1:00 PM 876291-Carolraff1 Wed, Apr 17, 13   8:29 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
My friends and I enjoyed our tour guide's historical information about the town. The food was fairly good but different selection could be made at the initial restaurant and more information about the food served at the lebanese restaurant. Our favorite was the couscous and scallops at the 'Firehouse'.
Rating: 5
Touring the City through food; what better idea!!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Leslie Lamont)
Sat, Apr 13, 13   1:00 PM 883047-amwoodard Wed, Apr 17, 13   11:06 AM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide, Leslie, was great! Very informative and quite personable; she tries to make a connection with everyone in the group. The food was great, and Old Town Alexandria was beautiful to see! I really enjoyed the tour and the time spent touring was adequet.
Rating: 5
Really Great! Would highly recommend!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Leslie Lamont)
Sat, Apr 13, 13   1:00 PM 881889-dcdarling002 Tue, Apr 16, 13   4:28 PM Female 30-39 Combination Couple on a Date
Perfect for people who live in DC, and tourists.

I lived there for 2.5 years, my fiance for 25 years, and for romantic weekend we decided to take the Old Town Alexandria food tour with Leslie (our guide) who was delightful!

The tour was 3.5 hours long, and $60 per person (worth every penny) We started off in Market Square, and ventured to four places along the tour, all the while Leslie giving us really interesting facts about the history of DC and Old Town. This was perfect for us, being that I am a bit of a foodie, and my significant other loves history. Our group has a total of 12 with locals and people visiting. We stopped at Virtue Feed and Grain (delicious homemade Hop tails (beer cocktails), the Columbia Firehouse (really great risotto, and scallop with many, many local beers) The Pita House (which was my favorite, super clean flavor, grandma's simple yet yummy recipes) and Bittersweet Bakery (Alexandria Jelly cake). It was a beautiful day to walk the streets of Alexandria with the Cherry Blossoms and brides everywhere, its a perfect thing to do in the Spring/Summer. Great for a gift for your boss, parents, boyfriend/girlfriend, or anyone. They also do private tours for bridal parties and team building corporate activities. We had walked by several of these places time and time again, and didn't know the great food that was inside! Leslie was super friendly, knowledgeable about the DC food scene, and very personable. I would highly recommend this tour, or others in DC for anyone who loves food, or is looking to do something new and different in DC.
Rating: 4
Very enjoyable event
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Leslie Lamont)
Fri, Apr 12, 13   1:00 PM 878162-jmhaas Tue, Apr 16, 13   3:35 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
A very pleasant way to pass a few hours with good food and company. Leslie was a great, energetic and knowledgeable tour guide. The food was tasty and plentiful and learned a lot about the history of Alexandria. Highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
DC Metro Food Tours - YES!!!!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Leslie Lamont)
Fri, Apr 12, 13   1:00 PM 861201-kschmit08 Mon, Apr 15, 13   1:03 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We (my husband and I) really should have tried this earlier in our vacation, as we had a really nice time!

We took the Old Town Alexandria Food Tour. We walked all around Old Town Alexandria. Our guide, Leslie, was extremely knowledgeable. There were 10 of us in the tour, some locals, others not. The locals said they learned some new facts about Alexandria that they had not known. We (tourist) definitely learned about Old Town Alexandria. Along the tour, we stopped, as Leslie (our guide), told us interesting stories and facts about various houses and buildings. We saw one of the two remaining cobblestone streets in Alexandria (but I won't mention the name, as you need to take the tour to learn that). We also learned what the "purple door" meant back in colonial time. If you want learn what those meant, please take the tour.

Oh, where is the food you ask? We stopped at four different restaurants along the tour, and were treated to four different meals, one of which was dessert. Dessert was the Jelly Cake - again, you'll find out more about this cake when you take the tour. By the way, it was Yummy!

Would we recommend DC Metro Food Tours - YES!!!! They offer other tours for other areas in DC. We are planning on other vacations to the area, and will definitely take more of the DC Metro Food Tours. Maybe they can come out west too? It's just a suggestion. Thanks DC Metro Food Tours!
Rating: 4
Nice Town
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Austin Bloom)
Sun, Apr 7, 13   1:00 PM 870728-Kagerup38 Thu, Apr 11, 13   6:21 PM Female 60-69 Combination Individual
Intersting tour but finished after 2,5 hours.

Nice food especialle the scallops risotto
Rating: 5
Charming City, Great food!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Austin Bloom)
Sun, Apr 7, 13   1:00 PM 860640-kgrogan Wed, Apr 10, 13   9:53 PM Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
Offered a variety of cuisine and local fare, while walking approximately 1.5 miles. Historical anecdotes accompanied the on-foot portion which were entertaining and informative. Our food stops included a cheddar cheese skillet with grilled veggies and a cocktail (appetizer), scallops and couscous, lebanese sampler (humus, pita, beef/chicken, etc), and a coffee and cake dessert. All of the food was delicious! We went as a couple and didn't know anyone else in our group, which was still a lot of fun, but I think this would be a great outing with a group of friends. Atmosphere is laid back with plenty of time for conversation.
Rating: 5
great tour on pebbled streets
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Leslie Lamont)
Sat, Mar 30, 13   1:00 PM 866872-YukoKimura Tue, Apr 2, 13   5:36 PM Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
our enthusiastic and competent guide Leslie told us so much about this lovely quarter of Washington. The waiters at the different restaurants gave us some details about the the various dishes which was nice. The food in each restaurant was delicious. We will come soon again and book your tour.
Rating: 5
Had a wonderful time!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Alex Conlan)
Sun, Mar 24, 13   1:00 PM 855431-senebean76 Fri, Mar 29, 13   6:16 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
We loved this food tour. We were so pleased with the food and the tour that we stayed in Alexandria for the rest of the evening enjoying the sites. Alex was super funny...who knew a grown man could RUN from a dog so fast? HAHA!
Rating: 5
Wonderful!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour(Leslie Lamont)
Fri, Mar 22, 13   1:00 PM 852504-locoaussie Wed, Mar 27, 13   5:37 PM Female 40-49 Combination Individual
What a wonderful and enjoyable tour. I learnt a lot, had fun and ate some wonderful food! Thank You.
Rating: 4
great way to spend an afternoon
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Austin Bloom)
Sun, Mar 17, 13   1:00 PM 860415-jenarisman Mon, Mar 25, 13   10:34 AM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our tour guide, Austin, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable of the local history. I thought she was very nice, and we had 4 great restaurants on our tour. I would definitely recommend this as a way to learn a little more about the history of the area, and get a sampling of great places to eat!
Rating: 4
Good tour, and a nice way to spend the afternoon.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Alex Conlan)
Sun, Mar 10, 13   1:00 PM 858059-cjgammill Mon, Mar 18, 13   9:15 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
This was a good tour. We have done tours in New York, San Francisco and Chicago, so we knew what to expect. Our guide was great. The food was good. The Lebanese restaurant served their food family style and needed to serve more of each item. I know the people in my party did not try as many things as they normally would have because we didn't think there would be enough to go around. There were four restaurants on the tour, and I think they needed at least 1 or 2 more. Overall good tour and a good way to spend the afternoon. Very nice, interesting area.
Rating: 3
Average restaurant experience.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Alex Conlan)
Sun, Mar 10, 13   1:00 PM 861321-egebremi Wed, Mar 13, 13   8:01 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I enjoyed seeing the neighborhood and the descriptions by the guide. Timing was well done. The guide was very accomodating and hospitable. However, the restaurants seemed to get ready at the last minute. Two had inadequate seating. Columbia Firehouse had terrible seating whereby two people barely squeezed into the chair and it was very hot and we were in direct sun. The restaurants seemed to provide food on the cheap, except the Virtue Restaurant which served a drink and a decent 'tasting'. Columbia Firehouse food was small but delicious, and no drink. Come on, lemonade or a coke wouldn't put them out too much, even a small glass. The Bittersweet Bakery was just awful, except the coffee was good. They gave us a dessert they don't even sell. The Jelly Cake was dense and dried up on the cut sides, meaning it had been precut and sitting uncovered for several hours at best. I understand this bakery is a new addition to your "tasting experience". Utterly disappointing end to the tour.

I feel that the restaurants stand to gain publicity and consequently more business but they basically shove us in and seem unprepared in some aspects, especially Columbia and Bittersweet. I also expected to try more than just one food. The lebanese restaurant, Pita, did a better job in this area. I really had a good idea about their food in general and they were not stingy and seemed prepared for us and had adequate seating.

Virtue also was a good all round experience even tho' I do not drink beer, I still enjoyed tasting their specialty. The guide was great.. It was a great representation of the area pub.

I think for the cost and the restaurant presentation, I would gingerly recommend the experience.
Rating: 5
great food opened new doors on alexandria
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Alex Conlan)
Sat, Feb 16, 13   1:00 PM 845954-fastman1 Tue, Feb 19, 13   6:06 PM Male 50-59 Local Individual
Didnot know that area had so much to offer
Rating: 4
Enjoyed it despite the snow fall.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Alex Conlan)
Sat, Feb 16, 13   1:00 PM 839142-keward Tue, Feb 19, 13   2:22 PM Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
Enjoyed the tour guide, the people we met and the restaurants. Not all of the various foods were to my liking, but I certainly enjoyed the opportunity to try new tastes. I would recommend this to anyone.
Rating: 5
Great tour, great food!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ada Medina)
Sat, Jan 19, 13   1:00 PM 825656-mpanther Tue, Jan 22, 13   12:58 PM Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
Our Old Town food tour was fantastic! The food was fantastic, and our guide (Ada) was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and fun. Plus, who can complain about a sunny, 60 degree January afternoon?
Rating: 5
Pleasantly surprised!!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Theresa Bujdoso)
Fri, Jan 4, 13   1:00 PM 835568-Dutchieee Wed, Jan 9, 13   9:48 AM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our guide Theresa was fabulous. I'm still daydreaming about the scallops and couscous from her favorite restaurant Columbia Firehouse. Two words.. Ama..Zing!! Seriously. Im a tough critic. Im not fond of scallops or couscous but I

could have this dish over and over again. The scallops were meaty, sweet and perfectly browned and the couscous was cooked risotto-style in a beautiful creamy sauce. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. The Hubs and I were taking a brief vacation to Maryland for 2 nights .. We booked the food tour but later realized

it was in Alexandria, VA. We still decided to go. We had a great time and ended up staying in VA for an extra night. I would most definitely recommend this tour. You get to learn about American history, meet some cool people and have some divine food!
Rating: 5
Fun, with lots of great food to eat.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Alex Conlan)
Sat, Sep 29, 12   1:00 PM 801300-ljj111 Wed, Oct 3, 12   8:11 PM Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The leader was excellent, with a great personality. He had a relaxed way about him and seemed to enjoy the tour as much as we did. The restaurants were wonderful, especially the one which served Welsh Rarebit and the other that served the scallops (seared beautifully).
Rating: 4
Old Town Alexandria Food Tour Rough Around the edg
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Alex Conlan)
Sun, Sep 23, 12   1:00 PM 787692-Brian7777 Sun, Sep 30, 12   6:21 PM Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
Our tour guide (Alex) was very good. We enjoyed learning about the history of Alexandria. Overall, the food was very good and there was a good variety.

Information about the free trolley should be included in directions.

DC Metro tour guides should be provided with some distinctive apparel that clearly identifies them as a tour guide.

Some of the restaurants did not appear to be prepared for our arrival, even though Alex called them ahead of time. Also, there wasn't enough time built into the schedule to allow us to finish our drinks.

The Chef/Owner should meet and greet the group. They tell the group about the restarant and describe the food that they have prepared for us.

At the Pita House, the food was very good, but not everyone got to sample all the dishes. By the time the plates made it to the middle of the table, they were empty. Also, we had no idea what we were eating.

On food tours we have taken in other cities, we were provided with a card that was good for 10% off at any of the participating restaurants for a limited time. With DC Metro, there is no incentive for you to go back for a regular dinner.
Rating: 4
Exceptional guide, great way to preview the area
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Alex Conlan)
Sun, Sep 23, 12   1:00 PM 757329-randscarr Sat, Sep 29, 12   6:28 PM Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our guide Alex was entertaining as well as respectful of our time & wishes. He described the area of Alexandria in great detail & enthusiastically. Unfortunately, with the exception of the Columbia Firehouse, the meals were less than satisfactory. Blbo Baggins did not live up to its press, the food was cold & service lacking. There was no interaction with the guests to describe the restaurant or the tasting that was prepared. The Pita House provided tasteful samples, but the method of serving did not provide adequate samples for the number of people in arttendance. We found the food tour to be a great introduction to the Alexandria area but felt the food samples did not reflect the cost or represent the quality available in the area.
Rating: 4
Strolling and Sampling through Alexandria
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Alex Conlan)
Sun, Sep 23, 12   1:00 PM 22168-Cortesi Wed, Sep 26, 12   7:53 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
At the end of the tour, we discovered that our guide was brand new. But, He made our afternoon kfun-filled and full of historical information. A great way to see that beautiful city that used to be a part of the District.
Rating: 5
Great time!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Theresa Bujdoso)
Fri, Sep 21, 12   1:00 PM 758339-melmurray1 Wed, Sep 26, 12   9:35 AM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Theresa was a great tour guide. Nice way to see the town an experience the food.
Rating: 5
Amazing, food was yummy and the history was fun
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ada Medina)
Sun, Sep 9, 12   1:00 PM 789448-mwarnerlutt Thu, Sep 13, 12   2:44 PM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I enjoyed our tour, our guide was very informative and was able to provide an array of different foods, as well as interesting history about the Alexandria area! Super fun, very insightful, and affordable as well! Two thumbs up!
Rating: 5
A Great Time
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Lynn O'Connell)
Sat, Sep 1, 12   1:00 PM 696934-RoseFranco82 Thu, Sep 13, 12   3:42 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I had been on food tours in Berkeley, CA, San Francisco, CA, Chicago, IL, and Austin, TX before this Old Town tour and was surprised that the guide, Lynn, indicated at the beginning that we would only be going to 4 restaurant/cafes during the tour. In some of my previous tours, we'd been to as many as 9 places during a tour. What I realized early on though was that we may be going to 4 places, but wow, did they serve us larger portions as compared to my other tours which quickly made be realize that there was nothing lacking here. Sometimes those other tours gave us such a tiny morsel, you're left wanting more. Plus Old Town has much more history in its architecture and colonial stories than some places I've been. I loved it. I definitely did not leave hungry while still feeling I'd gotten a good amount of exercise to boot. I liked all the food, but my favorites were Pita House, the scallops over couscous risotto and the Bilbo Bagins bread. It was fun to end at the coffee/tea/spice shop as it made it convenient to shop. My Chicago food tour took us to a spice shop second to last, and as we had to hurry to every place on a tight schedule, we were told we could not shop. That was a disappointment. I will definitely try another one of your tour when I'm in D.C. again. I'm glad I was able to expose my local friends to the Old Town restaurant scene as they will be able to return with authority, knowing they'll get something great.
Rating: 5
Time and money well-spent!!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Lynn O'Connell)
Sat, Sep 1, 12   1:00 PM 785477-JudithHill Fri, Sep 7, 12   6:42 AM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I highly recommend the Old Town Alexandria Food Tour. My sister and I enjoyed our afternoon tremendously. The restaurant choices and food items were excellent, and the historical walking tour provided a wealth of interesting information about the history of this charming town. Our guide, a resident of Alexandria, was so personable and so well-informed. I'm looking forward to my next DC Metro Food Tour!
Rating: 2
Tour guide good.. Food not so so exciting
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Lynn O'Connell)
Sun, Aug 19, 12   1:00 PM 774233-Rose828 Wed, Aug 22, 12   6:59 PM Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Sharing my food ( literally) with strangers, is not my thing... The Scollops were good, rest of food was slim. The Jelly cake at the end of the tour was stale, and sitting in a hallway trying to eat it with cold tea was not cool.
Rating: 4
Had Fun, Learned Something
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Lynn O'Connell)
Sun, Aug 19, 12   1:00 PM 774962-ld1125a Wed, Aug 22, 12   2:51 PM Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
I had a nice time on this food tour. You think you know a place just because you live there (I live in DC proper but consider Alexandria close by), but after going on tours like this you realize how much there is to learn! History buffs would definitely get a kick out of this tour. Our guide was nice, bubbly, and very knowledgeable. The stops we made along the tour were interesting. I didn't give this a 5-star rating because for $60, lets be real, drinks or at least a drink should be included. Especially because two of the restaurants on the tour are knows for their extensive beer/wine menus! There was barely enough time to finish a beer before heading to the next place. A fantastic food tour would have food and wine pairings. My second "meh" comment would be the other tour participants. Perhaps I should have known that the Old Town Alexandria tour crowd would be older and straighter in every sense of the word? We were by far the youngest (I'm mid-20s, my Mom is early 50's) and the most lively. Since these tours are small it does matter who else is on the tour with you. I would consider going on another DC Food Tour in a different neighborhood only if I knew that it was going to be a more lively, energetic crowd. I don't mean to be ageist - I know plenty of rowdy retirees. But these folks weren't, and it mattered.
Rating: 5
Fun, Informative, and Great Food!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Lynn O'Connell)
Sat, Aug 11, 12   1:00 PM 744003-shananer Tue, Aug 14, 12   11:48 AM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour was awesome! 10/10. We had great food, exceptional service at each restaurant, and we walked at a leisurely pace that allowed friendly conversation between everyone in the group. I have never done a food tour before but will definitely be doing one in any other city I visit in the future.

Our tour guide was Lynn and she was the best tour guide I have ever had (on any tour) She was friendly, the whole group loved her, she was informative without bombarding us with loads of information, and while walking between destinations she welcomed any questions even if it had nothing to do with the tour itself.
Rating: 5
Fun, Factual, Food!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ada Medina)
Sun, Aug 5, 12   1:00 PM 55894-eileena Sat, Aug 11, 12   2:27 PM Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Thoroughly enjoyed our food tour of Alexandria on August 5. Just moved to the Maryland area, so this was a great way to get acquainted with Alexandria's history and restaurants. We'll definitely go back to the places we visited.

Hope to take the Fells Point tour next
Rating: 5
Great Afternoon of Delicious Food and Nice Sights
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Mallory O'Connell)
Sun, Jul 29, 12   1:00 PM 737816-sochun Wed, Aug 1, 12   1:50 PM Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
Our tour guide, Mallory, was excellent! She provided in-depth and interesting information about Old Town Alexandria. She was very knowledgeable about the architecture of various homes/buildings, historic figures, and had the participants excited about the food we were going to taste. There were 4 restaurant stops with a slice of jelly cake at the very end. I highly recommend this food tour.
Rating: 4
A few more historical stops would earn 5 stars
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Mallory O'Connell)
Sun, Jul 29, 12   1:00 PM 757979-SusanFriese Wed, Aug 1, 12   1:27 PM Female 50-59 Unspecified Unspecified
Tour guide was enthusiastic, walk was quite doable. I would have liked a few more historical stops,

and perhaps a little more information about the history of Alexandria during the meals.

Also, I would switch out the Lebanese restaurant. Eating "family style" with strangers

was a little awkward and I didn't see how the restaurant fit in with the theme of the tour. (Although

the food was excellent.)
Rating: 5
Food (and Facts) Tour in Alexandria
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ada Medina)
Sun, Jul 22, 12   1:00 PM 751848-judymeyer Wed, Jul 25, 12   7:24 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
There were 4 of us with an age range from 65+-12. Our 12 year old likes to try new foods and we were exposed to a variety of delicious meals. Our tour guide, Ada, told us historical tidbits about the neighborhood while walking to the restaurants and we were told about the restaurants' histories too. She did an excellent presentation. This was our first food tour and all of us enjoyed the experience.
Rating: 5
Fascinating Food, Great Guide
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Mary Eliz Duke)
Thu, Jul 19, 12   1:00 PM 743260-dan_smith Sat, Jul 28, 12   3:18 PM Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We did the Old Towne food tour during our DC vacation. We thought the food selection was interesting and diverse without being so challenging to the palate that only a 'foodie' would enjoy it. Our tour guide Mary Elizabeth is a local resident with excellent knowledge of the local history. She also gave us great suggestions for other activities and 'must see's in the area.

Two thumbs up!
Rating: 5
Loved it!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ada Medina)
Sat, Jul 14, 12   1:00 PM 742271-reunionbride Tue, Jul 17, 12   4:34 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My three sisters and I were on a weekend getaway from Columbus, OH. The tour was just the right amount of food and history. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Well done.
Rating: 4
Nice Afternoon in Old Towne
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Kate Roehr)
Sun, Jul 8, 12   1:00 PM 742490-rossfleming Fri, Jul 13, 12   8:35 PM Female 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
We had a nice afternoon in Old Towne Alexandria with our guide who was very knowledgeable and pleasant. It was a very warm afternoon, but we made the best of it. The factual historical information was very interesting. The food was good with two excellent courses and two courses that were average. This is our second DC Food tour and it remains an excellent value.
Rating: 4
Fun mix of history and food
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Lynn O'Connell)
Sun, Jul 1, 12   1:00 PM 732481-cchandorf Thu, Jul 5, 12   8:11 AM Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
We enjoyed the Old Town Alexandria Metro Food Tour - we learned a bit about the city and sampled the food at several local restaurants. I thought the pacing was nice and overall the tour was well-done. Our guide was more knowledgeable about the town/history than the food, though. It may have been nice to speak with someone from each of the restaurants to learn more about the dishes they served.
Rating: 5
Historic Tour and Food Combo
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ada Medina)
Sun, Jun 17, 12   1:00 PM 723521-fredsuzanne Wed, Jun 20, 12   5:05 PM Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The combination of a historic tour of Alexandria and sampling from four establishments was absolutely fabulous. And the weather could not have been more perfect. Our tour guide, Ada, was phenomenal. The amount of food was just right for lunch - would have been disappointed if it was dinner. The variety of food was interesting - all very tasty. Taking us off the primary road of King Street helped us better investigate the Alexandria area in comfort. As a first time visitor to Alexandria, highly recommended. I would not recommend children - definitely an adult only activity.
Rating: 3
More history then food
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ada Medina)
Sun, Jun 17, 12   1:00 PM 713066-herschchels Wed, Jun 20, 12   1:14 PM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My husband, brother, and I have been on other food tours and had high expectations from that experience. This was not a horrible tour, but since all 3 of us are in our mid 20's we were more interested in the food. That being said our tour guide was great and we did learn alot of interesting info about Alexandria and the buildings there.
Rating: 5
Enjoyed Our Tour of Old Town
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Mary Eliz Duke)
Fri, Jun 8, 12   1:00 PM 629540-Yvonne18 Tue, Jun 12, 12   9:53 AM Female Unspecified Local Family Without Children
The weather was lovely for a walking tour of Old Town and our guide, Mary Elizabeth, was very nice and shared lots of her personal knowledge about the area. We stopped at four restaurants for some delicious food and at the last one tried for the first time ever the popular jelly cake which was so good. Our relatives from Canada really enjoyed themselves as well.......we had all gone on the tour of Georgetown last Oct which we really liked too. Definitely recommend any of these tours since you learn alot about each area, plus get to enjoy some really good food.
Rating: 5
Perfect combination of history and food
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Mary Eliz Duke)
Thu, Jun 7, 12   1:00 PM 724082-cassidyksu Sun, Jun 17, 12   4:19 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
My husband found this tour while searching on Trip Advisor for things to do in D.C. and based on reviews, we decided to give this tour a try. I didn't know what to expect and I am by no means a food lover -- but this tour was one of the highlights, if not our favorite activity, during our trip. Our tour guide, Mary, gave excellent history of old town and we stopped at charming restaurants that I otherwise would not have gone to. The food was excellent and the history/sights were superb. I would highly recommend this tour if you are looking for a relaxing way to spend an afternoon learning about history and tasting great food!
Rating: 4
Fun and Informative
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Jun 2, 12   1:00 PM 717466-drchenoweth Wed, Jun 6, 12   5:47 PM Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Alexandria has had a colorful history. The tour was informative, taking us through Old Town in the company of a well informed guide. The four food/rest stops were well planned and offered us the opportunity to sample from unusual eateries. There were some young people(pre-teen) on the tour who were obviously not impressed with the culinary offerings. If one has a narrow attitude toward different cuisines, another tour might be advisable. But, if you are willing to try new offerings, then the food stops just add to the enjoyment. The tour was recommended to us by our grown daughter and we will recommend it. The walking was not strenuous and the pace was reasonable.
Rating: 5
Outstanding food tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, May 26, 12   1:00 PM 705431-dan4183 Tue, May 29, 12   12:14 PM Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The entire food tour exceeded my expectations. Being a food snob, I was a little cynical about the caliber or food that a big group hopping around to different restaurants. However, the restaurants where we stopped for food were all fantastic and out group was small which made for a very pleasant experience. I was also surprised that the tour was about much more than just food, lots of great historical info on Old Town Alexandria and our tour guide Deena was awesome, very friendly and knowledgable. Highly recommended.
Rating: 5
Great Time
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Kate Roehr)
Sun, May 20, 12   1:00 PM 711215-marcusjaffe Wed, May 23, 12   12:17 PM Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Our guide was very nice, friendly and gave us lots of historical facts. The food at every stop was very good. Certainly opened our eyes to some great places that we'll be sure to come back to.
Rating: 5
Great guide, great food, historic adventure.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ada Medina)
Sun, Apr 29, 12   1:00 PM 700751-mikehkatz Wed, May 2, 12   5:37 PM Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I should begin by thanking our guide Ada.

You made each guest feel as you were speaking directly to them.

The narration, was fun and friendly. And every question about Alexandria

was met with an answer that was sure to entertain and inform.

The restaurant choices were well received. We would never have found these wonderful places on our own.

The foods that were served were all treats to the palette, and by the end of the day we knew Alexandria Virginia and its flavors as a local might.

We would absolutely recommend this food-history tour.

Anyone who visits Washington DC area,

and locals looking for a nice day out.

This is the one.

And make sure you ask for Ada,

A+ day.

Thank you Ada

Mike & Vicki
Rating: 4
Great way to spend an afternoon.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Apr 28, 12   1:00 PM 647523-kgiezeman Wed, May 2, 12   5:59 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
A great guide (Dena) with some local stories, some walking, and some good food!
Rating: 5
Great Tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Kate Roehr)
Fri, Apr 6, 12   1:00 PM 687323-rdshaw66 Mon, Apr 9, 12   2:34 PM Male 30-39 Combination Family With Children
We have been on the Old Town tour twice now and have had a great time both times. Kate was our tour guide and was great. The food was good and the tour was well organized. Only recommendation would be to have the Union Street Public House offer a better food sampling other than a sandwich. Despite that, still a great way to spend a day.
Rating: 5
A fun and informative afternoon
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Mar 31, 12   1:00 PM 676746-ebranyan Tue, Apr 10, 12   9:12 PM Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
We're from Northern Virginia but have not spent much time in Alexandria. We thought this would be a great way to sample a few restaurants in the area and learn some history and it was. It was a great mix of walking, talking, and stopping for meals. Dena was our guide and she was very personable and provided some interesting facts about Alexandria. We definitely recommend this to tour to others and we look forward to trying other tours offered by DC Metro Food Tours.
Rating: 4
Delightful tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Mar 31, 12   1:00 PM 688564-memphisgirl Thu, Apr 5, 12   1:55 PM Female 40-49 Combination Group of Friends
We enjoyed this tour very much. We were 2 couples that are advid foodies. The group was 12 total that went that day. Dena did a great job of explaining so many interesting local facts about specific buildings, the waterline of the Potomoc and customs. We stopped at 4 places. We ate breakfast that morning, and waiting to eat lunch for the tour. Dinner wasn't needed that evening as the small meals were just spread out enough that you were perfectly content. I recommend very much this for a day trip for those that live not too far from DC. We're thinking or trying one of their other DC tours in DC proper. It's a good deal of walking. I think it was close to 5 miles after it was all done (we clocked it). It didn't feel like that far as we walked at a comfortable pace.
Rating: 4
history was interesting, tour guide Dina was great
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Feb 11, 12   1:00 PM 668730-pas3cash Tue, Feb 14, 12   6:48 PM Female 60-69 Local Individual
Enjoyed it.
Rating: 4
Nice
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ken Balbuena)
Sun, Jan 8, 12   1:00 PM 662680-Sharifa0109 Wed, Jan 11, 12   11:48 AM Female 30-39 Combination Couple on a Date
The tour Guide was a nice guy and very engaging. He was knowledgeable. We had dietary restrictions and he did a great job in trying to make sure they were met. One restaurant made a couple of mistakes and he spoke with them to rectify what he could. They did a good job in their rectification. It was our wedding anniversary and he gave us a small gift at the final destination to make up for the restaurants error. I would use them again but would suggest that a beverage besides water is included in at least one of the meals for the price that we pay.

thanks.
Rating: 4
Delicious Food and Very Informative Tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Dec 17, 11   1:00 PM 505655-Fsanders Tue, Dec 20, 11   8:42 PM Female 40-49 Local Other
This was my second time going on this Tour and I went with one of my neighbors. The food was very good and filling. The new walking tour has more historical sights. I would go on this tour again.
Rating: 4
Nice outing
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ada Medina)
Sun, Nov 27, 11   1:00 PM 650134-psoriano07 Wed, Nov 30, 11   10:21 PM Female 40-49 Local Individual
Good information on Alexandria during the tour. Restaurants were nice as were food portions starting with portobello mushroom appetizer at first stop, scallops at second, BBQ pork slider and chowder at third, and jelly roll cake with tea at last stop. I had hoped that we'd go to some of the best restaurants in town, but these were more in the mid-range so mixed feelings about price versus the restaurants on the tour. However, everyone had a nice time, and definitely good for out of town visitors.
Rating: 4
Excellent food... would have liked more history
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Sun, Nov 20, 11   1:00 PM 648112-kyledmanley Mon, Nov 28, 11   8:32 AM Male 20-29 Combination Family With Children
The tour was great, but we would have liked even more information during the walking periods between restaurants.
Rating: 4
Tour Guide Dena
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Nov 19, 11   1:00 PM 646512-kcheney Tue, Nov 22, 11   1:12 PM Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
What a great tour! Our guide, Dena, was really great and very accommodating. We are "regulars" to Old Town but never really appreciated the history that surrounded us there until we went on this tour. Very enlightening! I just hope we can remember a portion of the "fun facts" that were pointed out!!! Oh, and the food was pretty good too--unfortunately for us we had previously been to all of the restaurants we visited--but we can say we had never tried the selections we had--and they were all very good! We didn't go away hungry that's for sure! I would recommend this tour and maybe you'll be lucky enough to have Dena as your tour guide!
Rating: 4
Overall very enjoyable
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dan Freillich)
Fri, Nov 11, 11   1:00 PM 642682-motherpamb Thu, Nov 17, 11   2:17 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Locations and food were enjoyable. I do wish there had been more historical detail of the area given by the guide. He was personable, but just felt that there was more area history that could have been offered.
Rating: 5
fun for history and food buff
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dan Freillich)
Fri, Nov 11, 11   1:00 PM 644517-CWATERS1 Tue, Nov 15, 11   2:12 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I first heard of DC Food tour from trip advisor and knew right away that this trip would be great for me and my friend since we love food history and day trips. The restaurants were charming and the appetizers at Bilbo Baggins was one of my favorites. I definately plan on doing g another food tour.
Rating: 5
Fantastic!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Fri, Nov 4, 11   1:00 PM 641852-lauriegamble Tue, Nov 8, 11   3:56 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
The most wonderful tour! A don't miss for anyone!
Rating: 2
An okay food tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dan Freillich)
Sun, Oct 30, 11   1:00 PM 452185-JoRoxburgh Wed, Nov 2, 11   1:48 PM Female 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
Slightly disappointed mainly I was expecting more of sampling the goods that's relevant to the tour, I guess I was expecting a food tour that brings that sort of food that was being offered back in the day. Like for example when we took the food tour in NYC..we went to one of the oldest pizza place and was served the real pizza from scratch..saw the store where the cheese and milk were produced..for the amount of money we paid for..its $60 dollars per person..I expected more history and the relevant of the place and food at the same time, dont take us to 4 different restaurant just because their food is the best because Im sure some might think its the best, meaning they are really not a foodie like ourselves, they dont cook so a lil bit of flavor is already what they call heavenly..you can improve this tour...do your research..Im glad i didnt book the other food tour from this company coz it will be a waste of money and time
Rating: 5
Great combination of local history, food, people.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ada Medina)
Sat, Oct 29, 11   1:00 PM 635404-DaleAnnSato Fri, Nov 4, 11   10:18 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Knowledgeable, friendly guide. Great scallops with risotto dish as well as atmosphere at the Columbia Firehouse (?). Missed the Potomac area, but couldn't be helped with the rain. Recommended it to friends.
Rating: 4
Cold day
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ada Medina)
Sat, Oct 29, 11   1:00 PM 619517-Hines1 Wed, Nov 2, 11   6:04 PM Male 50-59 Local Group of Friends
It was a very nice tour just wish the weather was better. It does go whether rain or snow
Rating: 5
What a great way to spend a Sunday!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Sun, Oct 23, 11   1:00 PM 637728-swissms2012 Thu, Oct 27, 11   5:43 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We went on the tour with Ted as our guide on 10/23. The walking tour was really interesting and we learned a lot about the founding of our nation. Stopped at 3 restaurants which all had great food, and then had tea and cake for dessert. Would highly recommend to anyone! Suggest getting to the location early, parking is difficult. Oh, and adult beverages are not included in the price, but you can pay the server seperately.
Rating: 5
Fantastic!!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Sun, Oct 23, 11   1:00 PM 638746-dadaloia Wed, Oct 26, 11   1:00 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The food tour was a perfect compliment to our weekend in Alexandria. We got to experience Old Town history as well as delicious food from local restaurants. Food was great and we were absolutely full after the tour. And our tour guide Ted was excellent - he was very knowledgable of the city, it's history, and certainly had us entertained the entire time. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Alexandria!
Rating: 5
Fun & Yum
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Sun, Oct 16, 11   1:00 PM 631687-catcevans Wed, Oct 19, 11   4:39 PM Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Really enjoyed walking through the town & learning about the history that surrounds it!

And yummy food!
Rating: 5
Worth the time
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dan Freillich)
Sun, Oct 9, 11   1:00 PM 634507-cmajor111 Wed, Oct 12, 11   10:15 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I came to the tour with a friend who had been reluctant to try an historic food tour. We both enjoyed the academic and gastronomic parts of the tour. Each offering was very good, except for the Union Station cod chowder/ pork slider. The tour guide was pleasant but not overly enthusiastic , he revealed that he was not giving the tour for the love of it but just to bide his time until he got another opportunity, that took away from the genuine feel of the tour, would recommend, in fact I gave the info to my hotel concierge to use.
Rating: 5
A worthwhile experience
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dan Freillich)
Sat, Oct 8, 11   1:00 PM 633737-cardiac11 Wed, Oct 12, 11   3:28 PM Male 70+ Local Family Without Children
Our tour guide was excellent. The historical information provided while walking from one restaurant to another was iteresting and informational. I was easy to get the feel of the historical value of the old town area. We had a good time, we enjoyed some excellent food, the fact that it was not a large group made it possible for all of us to enjoy things at the same time.

It was well worth the cost and I would strongly recommend it.
Rating: 4
Great experience!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Sep 24, 11   1:00 PM 619838-Slissy70 Tue, Sep 27, 11   12:57 PM Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Our tour guide Dena was awesome, very friendly and knowledgable. Even though I'm from Alexandria and have been to Old Town many, many times, I learned quite a bit of new history. I understand that the organizers are trying to get off the main street with regards to restaurant sampling, but the places we visited were actually well known, and our group had actually eaten at all of them in the past. But with that said, each meal was very tasty, something we never would have picked off the menu. The last stop was a traditional dessert of jelly roll cake at the local tea shop, it was the BEST!! A wonderful end to the day, plus a little shopping at the tea shop. Thank you!
Rating: 4
I really enjoyed the history & the food was great!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Sep 17, 11   1:00 PM 612835-sscooper8 Thu, Sep 22, 11   8:53 AM Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our tour guide was extremely knowledgable and gave us great insight into the history of the area. I enjoyed the walk almost as much as the food. Dena (our guide) was fabulous.
Rating: 4
Fun and informative
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Sep 10, 11   1:00 PM 619487-gsconstruct Tue, Sep 13, 11   5:05 PM Male 40-49 Local Family Without Children
It was great to see places of interest that we would normally would not have gone to. Very authentic places to visit.
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