Old Town Food Tour Reviews - continued

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Rating Date Attended Reviewer Date Gender Age Location Type
Rating: 5
I would do it again
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Thu, Sep 8, 11   1:00 PM 618780-CarlaStreet Tue, Sep 13, 11   1:24 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The food was excellant, the history was fun and very interesting. Our guide was very knowledgable about what is currently being done in the town as well as the history, including what damage happened from hurricaine Irene and the earthquake and what happened to the buildings. He even went into who previously owned the places we went to. Most of all, we had fun.
Rating: 4
excellent tour, great guide, not so great food
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sun, Sep 4, 11   1:00 PM 611535-lmac32 Wed, Sep 7, 11   11:06 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The tour was very interesting. Dena, our guide, was outstanding. The actual food tasting was not what i expected. i thought it was going to be a tasting of numerous dishes at different restaurants. I didnt' realize we would be having one dish at four locations. I didn't imagine a half a chicken salad sandwich would be part of a food tour. That was a little disappointing. And 2 of the dishes were seafood. While I'm not allergic to seafood, I do not like it. So my optons were limited. I may recommend the tour as something different to do in DC, and old town is beautiful. But it wouldn't be due to the food.
Rating: 5
wonderful learn-eat-exercise
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ada Medina)
Sat, Aug 20, 11   1:00 PM 609550-bernihiros Wed, Aug 24, 11   3:13 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
My sister travels to D.C. on a regular basis. I wanted to surprise her with something different. Caught the Metro to the free town trolly - couldn't be easier!! Great and I mean Great food. We had a very guide that kept us interested and in the shade!!.
Rating: 4
Much enjoyed!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Sun, Aug 14, 11   1:00 PM 599075-delacy14 Wed, Aug 17, 11   11:47 AM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I took my husband and his twin brother for the Old Town Alexandria food tour and we had a great time! The guide was personable and informative and the food was delicious. We would definitely recommend this tour!
Rating: 5
Fun for locals and vacationers alike!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Sat, Aug 13, 11   1:00 PM 603634-katerobertss Tue, Aug 16, 11   4:55 PM Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
This was such a great outing that I would take visitors on as well as recommend for locals. It was a history tour and had great samples from local restaurants. Its better than just a tour or dinner at a new place because you get both. Perfect for groups or couples.
Rating: 5
Well Designed, Well Guided Tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Fri, Aug 5, 11   1:00 PM 597250-DublinFamily Mon, Aug 8, 11   7:16 PM Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Ted was a great guide. He held our interest throughout, including that of our 11 year old. Beyond the strong prepared material, we enjoyed swapping stories with him that went well beyond the standard tour. Our daughter enjoyed the conversation as much as the adults. She seemed blissfully unaware that she was learning history -- ordinarily an objectionable activity during the summer months!

We genuinely liked Old Town Alexandria. Although I've been to the DC area many times, this was a first visit to Old Town. We'll be back.

The "progressive dinner" concept worked extremely well. The multiple food stops gave the tour a user friendly pace. Just when we were ready for a break from walking, it was time for another treat.

Quick Takes on the Food: The Portabello Appetizer was excellent and the Scallops were awesome. Our family would have substituted something else for the Oysters, but that probably has more to do with the fact that oysters aren't a favorite in our household -- regardless of source. I will say that the Jelly Roll fell a little short of the expectations that had been built up. The jelly layers were rather responsible. I was hoping for something a bit more decadent. Nevertheless, we were certainly well fed.

Overall, the tour struck me as an ideal introduction to Alexandria. If you're already thoroughly familiar with Old Town, it might be best to try one of the other neighborhoods offered. But as newcomers, we were very pleased with the outing.
Rating: 5
A good time
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Sun, Jul 31, 11   1:00 PM 592722-routerdude Wed, Aug 3, 11   9:25 PM Male 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
THis was a pretty cool tour. Ted was gerat and had a lot of history about old town. Worth the time to go.
Rating: 4
Great tour guide
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Mallory O'Connell)
Sun, Jul 24, 11   1:00 PM 589579-treesecm Wed, Jul 27, 11   7:47 PM Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Our tour guide, Mallory, was great. She did a wonderful job taking care of us and giving us a great tour of the city.
Rating: 5
Well done overall.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Mallory O'Connell)
Sun, Jul 17, 11   1:00 PM 406811-youngraut Mon, Jul 25, 11   1:04 PM Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed the tour and would recommend it to others.
Rating: 5
Delightful way to entertain quests
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Fri, Jul 15, 11   1:00 PM 497500-huberjjr Mon, Jul 18, 11   6:58 PM Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We use this tour as a wonderful introduction to the history of the area for guests. Enough history to intrigue newcomers without overwhelming them with details and the food is always excellent. There is a fair amount of walking involved but the food stops allow for rest, refreshment and a break from the weather.
Rating: 5
Step out of your box and take a food tour!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ada Medina)
Sun, Jul 10, 11   1:00 PM 553802-AllisonHawry Sun, Jul 17, 11   6:48 PM Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Excellent food! A good lesson in history too!
Rating: 4
would do it again
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ada Medina)
Sun, Jul 10, 11   1:00 PM 575014-freeeph Wed, Jul 13, 11   5:54 PM Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
our tour guide really made experience nice. information provided about old town was the best. food was delicious but I was a little disappointed because I had been to the restaurants prior to. overall I had a great time in would do it again with friends and out of town relatives.
Rating: 4
Enjoyable Introdution to Historic Alexanderia
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Mallory O'Connell)
Sat, Jul 9, 11   1:00 PM 580743-jofocab Fri, Jul 29, 11   7:12 PM Female 30-39 Combination Family Without Children
Overall experience was a positive one. We had a total group of 7 which made it more personable. Our guide was friendly and informative. We discussed the historic relevance of the buildings and the city founders. The food was tasty and we liked all of the meals with exception to one, but that is personal preference. My only critique would be that we had a vegetarian with us but for some reason the restaurants were not informed and our guide was not aware of this either. We had the meal at one restaurant changed but I felt eyes on us as though we were just informing out guide we had a vegetarian out of no where, when in fact we had tediously typed the special diet in the dietary needs before purchasing tickets....please ensure the agency confirms your special dietary needs. Another critique was that our pretty small group only had a table for all of us at one restaurant. All of the rest of the restaurants had us at separate tables.....this hindered any group conversation. This came across as unprepared. Final critique; our guide had their family members on our tour. I am sure they were visiting and were enjoying a tour by our guide (their family member). Our guide was great, but regardless I feel this is inappropriate and unprofessional. Our guide sat with her family on their own table and they conversated with each other. Our guide did check on us, but I felt that we could of had more of a group discussion if they were not there...it is a distraction for anyone. With my critiques aside, I enjoyed this experience! And Yes, I would try it again with visitors. I am also booking tickets for the Georgetown food tour. I just ask that these critiques are taken into consideration by DC Tours.
Rating: 5
Great time, great food, highly recommended
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Mallory O'Connell)
Sat, Jul 9, 11   1:00 PM 581331-HOUMBUS Thu, Jul 14, 11   1:14 PM Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I decided to sign up for this tour after reading a few of the reviews on Zerve. I knew it would be a good time, but everything surpassed my expectations. I have been on many food tours around the country, but I can honestly say this was the best. The food was excellent, but what really sold me was the tour guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly.
Rating: 5
Entertaining new way to sample new food.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Mallory O'Connell)
Sat, Jul 9, 11   1:00 PM 477642-cdeysher Thu, Jul 14, 11   7:21 AM Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
A great way to learn some interesting facts and tidbits about an area to gain a better appreciation for it. Also, a good way to sample new foods you might not try a restaurant. It was a chance to also learn about two new restaurants I will have to go back to in the future.
Rating: 5
A great way to enjoy Alexandria!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Mallory O'Connell)
Sat, Jul 9, 11   1:00 PM 575280-meoconnell Tue, Jul 12, 11   4:17 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The length of the tour, the history lessons shared and the food were all great. And our guide Mallory was wonderful!
Rating: 5
A must do for Alexandria!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Jul 2, 11   1:00 PM 567051-sarahk1111 Thu, Jul 7, 11   10:26 PM Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Other
We loved the tour - other than the chicken salad sandwich! The tour guide was terrific, providing us with just enough interesting tidbits, showing us some of the lovely historical homes, and the food was very good.
Rating: 5
Fantastic food and history!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Jul 2, 11   1:00 PM 574164-atmaller Thu, Jul 7, 11   4:32 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
I took my 13-year-old niece on this tour and we had an amazing time. The food was great and our tour guide really knew her history of Alexandria as she had been working as a guide on that tour for several years. We stopped at four different local restaurants: one for appetizer, two for entrees, and one for dessert with a walking tour between each stop. The food was delicious--we were stuffed when we finished the tour--and although it was hot, we kept hydrated with plenty of ice water at the stops.
Rating: 5
Great tour and food
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ada Medina)
Sat, Jun 25, 11   1:00 PM 562210-fleiscl Tue, Jun 28, 11   1:42 PM Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Alexandria is a gorgeous, historic site for a walking tour, and the 4 restaurants were wonderful. We had great food and generous portions. I was alone after attending a conference, and this was a perfect way to eat dinner with others in a small group, while viewing gorgeous architecture and scenery.

One comment: In your directions from the metro, I would stress that you have to allow 1/2 hour to walk from the metro station to the meeting point, in large print if possible.
Rating: 5
Fun Time
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sun, Jun 12, 11   6:00 PM 562923-thewoods Sun, Aug 14, 11   9:33 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We visited DC in June. We did the Alexandria Dine Around Tour. We really enjoyed the evening and the food, for the most part, was delicious. We learned so much more about the area than we would have ever learned without doing the tour. I would highly recommend this tour to others.
Rating: 5
Super afternoon in Old Town Alexandria!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Jun 11, 11   1:00 PM 561533-JoanNiles Thu, Jun 16, 11   2:36 PM Female 60-69 Combination Group of Friends
Three very old and dear friends were visiting from upstate NY. We had done a similar food tour

in NYC a few years ago. We all agreed this tour not only met but exceeded our expectations

since we were provided with interesting and historical facts about Old Town AND were able to be

seated at each restaurant on our tour. We were not rushed and we were well hydrated at every

stop. Food was quite good and there was plenty of it for the cost of the tour. It was tons of fun!

Thank you.
Rating: 3
Could be so much better
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ada Medina)
Sun, May 29, 11   1:00 PM 508433-Hollandinskc Wed, Jun 1, 11   4:11 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
This is a great idea and 3 of the 5 stops were really good. Alexandria is so charming and I enjoyed the walking and seeing part of this excursion. Unfortunately, there were 2 food stops that were not even mediocre. The Turkish place was small, hot, dirty, and the food barely palatable. The last stop was the desert stop. This could have been the highlight of the trip given the myriad of eating establishments we saw walking around. Instead, it was a dirty, dingy tea/coffee/gift store and the desert was jelly role cake served on paper plates. Really? That's the big finish to this tour? If the tour organizers will fix these two stops then they have a great and fun product.
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Rating: 5
exceeded our expectations!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, May 28, 11   1:00 PM 554873-roxigrl360 Tue, May 31, 11   10:30 PM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We've recommended this tour to our family and friends! Our tour guide, Dena, was very personal, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The restaurants that we visited we're great and made us feel welcomed. The town is beautiful! We had a wonderful experience.
Rating: 5
Very glad we took the time to do this.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, May 28, 11   1:00 PM 553572-jbesler Tue, May 31, 11   2:25 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We went with our adult son who lives in Alexandria. He learned things about the area that he wasn't even aware of! It was very interesting, as well as yummy. Our guide was very enthusiastic with all kinds of interesting tidbits of information about the architecture and way of life. I am 53 years old, and I didn't feel overwhelmed by the amount of walking. I was even inspired to return to some of the sights after the tour with other family memebers later in the day. The food was very good. In fact, we did not have dinner that night. We will definately consider the other tours offered at Capitol Hill and Georgetown next time we visit.
Rating: 5
All good, except...
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Sat, May 14, 11   1:00 PM 507319-kagetz Tue, May 17, 11   11:29 AM Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Tour guide (Ted) was great - knowledgeable, easy-going, friendly.

4 of 5 restaurants had great food and good to great service.

Lebanese restaurant was a real disappointment. Food was on tables before we arrived; restaurant door was open. So food was cold, meats were dried out. We had two tables and the foods served were different at the two tables. There was NO service - we couldn't even ask for more water.
Rating: 5
Fantastic experience!!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, May 7, 11   1:00 PM 523665-jasplichal Tue, May 10, 11   11:32 AM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My group thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Dena, our guide, was great! The food was delicious and we were definitely stuffed by the end. The next time I find myself in the D.C. area, I will absolutely sign up for another food tour.
Rating: 5
Excellent. Highly recommended
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Apr 30, 11   1:00 PM 533775-Hazelmyers Wed, May 4, 11   3:22 PM Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I doubt we would have discovered Old Town Alexandria without this tour. Completely different in style and substance to our New York Greenwich Village tour. Dena was knowledgeable and enthusiastic and we went back ourselves another night to trace our footsteps and eat in one of the restaurants again,
Rating: 5
Awesome tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Apr 30, 11   1:00 PM 535959-siblecher Wed, May 4, 11   9:11 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Very nice tour, lots of good information.

Dena was an excellent guide
Rating: 5
Get to know Alexandria
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Sun, Apr 17, 11   1:00 PM 537924-kathyecomy Wed, Apr 20, 11   8:57 PM Unspecified 60-69 Local Individual
I recently moved to the area. This tour was a perfect way to get to know the history of the primary and 'hidden' streets of Old Alexandria. I very much enjoyed being introduced to these local and 'gem' establishments that most tourists would never find on their own. This was a great up front and personal sojourn through old Alexandria, glad I did it!
Rating: 5
great food, interesting history, fun day
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ada Medina)
Sat, Apr 16, 11   1:00 PM 535357-nancyhmoy Tue, Apr 19, 11   1:28 PM Female 50-59 Local Couple on a Date
this was a great way to spend a rainy afternoon, all of the food was great and the walking tour was very interesting. you will not need dinner after a day on this tour. The guide was excellent and took her time to give us all of the history and made it an enjoyable day. The arrangements at the restaurants were well planned and each of the restaurants had tables ready for us and food was served quickly. The dishes were varied and represented the restaurants well, from this you can determine if you want to return and have a complete meal at one of the restaurants.
Rating: 5
Wonderful information & food.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Mallory O'Connell)
Fri, Apr 15, 11   1:00 PM 530696-bensonamanda Mon, Apr 18, 11   12:59 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My mother & I would easy go again.
Rating: 5
Great way to see the city!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Sat, Mar 26, 11   1:00 PM 529127-ingallsac Tue, Mar 29, 11   3:03 PM Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
What a wonderful way to spend my day!! After living in the Northern VA area for a couple years I decided to actually get out there are see what the city has to offer. I had a fantastic time. Seeing Old Town Alexandria by foot is the only way to go. Ted, our "guide" was wonderful. Very knowledgable, personable, witty, and great sense of humor. The restaurants that we toured were not your typical run-of-the-mill joints. I found the atmosphere of all the restaurants great and the food even better! I will be coming back with friends to enjoy a great meal at some of the places we visited.

I cannot wait to go on my next tour.
Rating: 5
Highly recommend
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Mallory O'Connell)
Fri, Mar 25, 11   1:00 PM 528927-paulacushman Mon, Mar 28, 11   4:25 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
It was a great way to spend an afternoon. Enjoyed learning about the history of Old Town and visiting restaurants off the main street. Food was excellent!
Rating: 3
Mediocre in both history and food
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ken Balbuena)
Sun, Mar 20, 11   1:00 PM 521111-zervemlw01 Thu, Mar 24, 11   7:51 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our tour guide was very friendly, upbeat, and prompt, but the tour itself was mediocre in quality from both a historical and dining/eating standpoint. It was hard to hear our guide at points during the walking tour, he spoke quickly and sometimes without much context for the site/building being visited, and by the end of the tour we felt the overall delivery of historical content lacked cohesiveness. Also, the food overall was not particularly outstanding. Two of the four main-course restaurants visited were average to slightly above average in quality and the other two were below average. The fifth and final destination was a teashop where a dessert of jelly cake & hot tea was served. This last establishment seated eleven tour guests facing each other across a narrow hallway with only two tiny tables set at one end -- how is one to eat a plate of cake with a fork while holding a cup of hot tea without tables? The Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour is our first food tour and has been on our to-do list for several months, but we won’t go on another food tour anytime soon. Best regards, Family With Adult Children
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Rating: 4
well worth the money
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Mallory O'Connell)
Sun, Mar 13, 11   1:00 PM 512445-Ferraro Sat, Mar 19, 11   3:20 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
THIS WAS A VERY RELAXED,WONDERFUL HISTORIC /EATING TOUR. OUR GUIDE WAS VERY PLEASANT AND FILLED OUR HEADS WITH INTERESTING TIDBITS OF HISTORY AND THEN HAD PREPLANNED STOPS AT SOME VERY UNIQUE AND TASTEFUL RESTAURANTS OFF THE MAIN STREET OF ALEXANDRIA. THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT (WE HAD ONE RESTAURANT WHOSE SERVICE WAS SOMEWHAT DELAYED IN TIMING,BUT OUR TOUR GUIDE PICKED UP THE PACE AND PHONED AHEAD TO THE OTHER RESTAURANTS TO LET THEM KNOW WE WOULD BE A LITTLE DELAYED.) MY HUSBAND AND I WILL DEFINITLY BE TOURING IN OTHERE CITIES WITH THEM-GEORGETOWN OR BALTIMORE AND I WAS TOLD BY OUR GUIDE THEY ARE EXPANDING TO POSSIBLE CHICAGO. GREAT TIME- DELICIOUS FOOD AND FILLING.
Rating: 5
Informational, fun historical culinary tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Mallory O'Connell)
Sat, Feb 5, 11   1:00 PM 510445-LisaPike Tue, Feb 8, 11   4:01 PM Female 40-49 Combination Other
Can't say enough good about this tour. My husband and I found the tour to be informational, fun, food wonderful and our tour guide (Mallory) educated and entertaining. If you get the chance to enjoy this tour a couple of words of advice: Don't eat prior to going. You will find there is more than enough food, and being hungry before you go is a plus. Alexandria is a historical melting pot and very interesting to explore.

Lisa and Charles
Rating: 5
If you like food, and a good time, this is for you
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Jan 22, 11   1:00 PM 507256-spazegun2213 Tue, Jan 25, 11   12:48 PM Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
I picked this out for because we both like food, and we like the idea of eating good food and learning a little about old town. As it turns out, the food was AMAZING! The Tour went to all these little mom and pop places that had good food and great service. The tour itself went though history of old town from its beginning to how it got to be the way it is today. I'd recommend it to anyone that likes to eat and have a good time.
Rating: 5
Wonderful food, Fun tour guide
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Mallory O'Connell)
Sat, Jan 15, 11   1:00 PM 507450-johnnyncindy Thu, Jan 20, 11   1:35 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had a great time. It was a stressful trip to start out we had a hotel mix-up the night before the food tour. So Saturday when we went on the food tour, it was just complete relaxation and swept all of the stress away. Our tour guide Mallory was so sweet and very knowledgeable about the area she was showing us. All of the restaurants were kind and courteous. The only one that I was not too thrilled with was the Coffee and Tea shop at the end of the tour. I was going to purchase some items from them, but the cashier was rude and not attentive, so I decided to take my business elsewhere. I have food allergies and Mallory made sure each restaurant knew in advance what I could and could not eat, and she went out her way to double check once we were there. Thank you for a wonderful time.
Rating: 5
Old Town Alexandria makes the Grade A++
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Mallory O'Connell)
Sat, Jan 15, 11   1:00 PM 507593-vtbound37 Wed, Jan 19, 11   7:55 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Loved the tour, tour guide, town, food and people!
Rating: 5
Excellent history, culture and food combination!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Sun, Jan 9, 11   1:00 PM 504628-jmdirosa Fri, Jan 28, 11   9:55 AM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I really enjoyed the food tour! Not only was our guide extremely knowledgeable and very friendly, but the entire experience was wonderful. We went in January, which was a bit cold and windy, but our guide made sure to adapt our walking tour so that we spent about 10-15 minutes walking and exploring the town between sights, and then stopping in to eat at the various restaurants for at least 15 minutes each. This is definitely the way to see and learn about historic Alexandria! My husband and I even returned later the next week to dine at one of the restuarants for a full meal, because we loved the food and atmosphere at the restuarant. We hope to return to Washington D.C. and also take part in the other food tours there. We highly recommend the food tour!
Rating: 4
I would go again.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Mallory O'Connell)
Sat, Jan 8, 11   1:00 PM 505655-Fsanders Tue, Jan 11, 11   9:14 PM Female 40-49 Local Individual
I met a lot of nice people in the group. I live locally and i love trying different foods. The food was so delicious and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. Every restaurant was nice, clean, warm and comfortable. I plan on going on the Capitol Hill or Georgetown Food Tour next.
Rating: 5
Great food and historical information
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ada Medina)
Sun, Jan 2, 11   1:00 PM 496033-mellissabell Wed, Jan 5, 11   11:09 AM Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
The tour totally exceeded my expectations. The food at each stop was phenomenal. Our tour guide was delightful - very friendly and knowledgeable. We can't wait to try another tour (we are thinking about Georgetown or Capitol Hill).
Rating: 4
Pretty Good...more tie in would be nice
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Mallory O'Connell)
Fri, Nov 26, 10   1:00 PM 494761-kellyakarl Mon, Nov 29, 10   1:24 PM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
The walk through the city with the history and historic sites was pretty neat. I also liked the stop at the torpedo factory. I only wish that there had been more of a tie in from the food to the tour... was the food we ate historical at all? Why did we go to this restaurant instead of another? Why are we served this food instead of another?

We would definitely go on a tour like this as a tour or go to the restaurants to eat, but they didn't seem to flow together very well.

Mallory was very friendly and seemed knowledgeable for her short time in the city.
Rating: 5
Great tour and wonderful food
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Sun, Nov 14, 10   1:00 PM 486213-hhancock Mon, Nov 22, 10   11:24 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our guide Ted gave us a great overview of the history and architecture of Old Town Alexandria, pointing out many things that we would have missed on our own, and that the city's own published walking tour did not fully explain. The selection of restaurants and menu choices were wonderful, with enough food to satisfy us for both lunch and dinner. Overall, it was a very pleasant and informative afternoon.
Rating: 3
OK Experience, but Much Room for Improvement
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Sun, Nov 14, 10   1:00 PM 489783-spark227 Wed, Nov 17, 10   12:03 PM Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
I'm local to the DC area but decided to take my wife on this food tour as a unique birthday gift. Got to try out some great restaurants and cuisine that we may not have otherwise experienced on our own, including a general historical overview of the city of Alexandria. The guide warned us we'd be "stuffed" after everything was said and done, however my wife and I were merely satiated (we are not pigs, and are physically fit and skipped lunch for this event).

There's some changes I'd like to see in the itinerary. One "snack" stop at a souvenir shop included a few salted peanuts, a portion of a single cheese straw, and a thimbleful of wine -- very, very lame. Another stop involved a Lebanese restaurant which was one step above a dive, with the 10 of us crammed into a space that was appropriate for eight. Maybe Lebanese food is rare in some parts of the country, but in the DC area it's available almost everywhere. The food was just ordinary and average, and there wasn't enough of each mezza dish to fully share with the entire group.

I may have rated this four stars if I didn't have another experience to compare it to, but we were underwhelmed when thinking back to the Seattle gourmet food tour we participated in last month. The Seattle guide was easily identifiable with company jacket and ball cap, whereas the Alexandria guide looked like a run-of-the-mill pedestrian waiting for a city bus and without any kind of signage. The Seattle tour provided a printed itinerary with restaurant contact information and food descriptions, whereas Alexandria gave nothing. The Seattle tour lent radio transmitters so that the walking tour could be easily heard, and covered more efficiently while on the move. The Alexandria tour had us speed walking to each point of interest, straining to hear the guide over the sounds of the city. The Seattle tour had appetizer-sized portions while Alexandria had more of a tasting sample. At the tour's conclusion, Seattle gave a coupon that was good for 10-20% discounts at all of the restaurants we had visited, in addition to other interesting restaurants/foodie shops worth checking out, but Alexandria just thanked everyone for coming. One good thing the Alexandria tour had going for it was that the guide didn't ask for tips (which we gave anyway) as most tourist events tend to do. If the Alexandria tour company were smart, they'd steal most, if not all, of these ideas to use for their business.

I'm hesitant to try out the Georgetown food tour based on this experience. For the price that was paid, it just doesn't seem that great of a value for the money.
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Rating: 5
Great way to spend a Sunday
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Sun, Nov 14, 10   1:00 PM 491969-karma2burn Wed, Nov 17, 10   11:29 AM Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
My fiancee and I recently went on the Old Town Alexandria food tour and had an great time. We lucked out as it was a perfect fall day with great weather. Our guide Ted did a fantastic job. He was cool and extremely knowledgeable. We basically walked through town stopping at various points of interest and he would fill us in on the history of the buildings and people of the time. It was really cool just from that stand point but it was great to be able to stop and eat along the way. All the food we had was really good but I have to say by the end of it I was getting so full. So make sure you bring a big appetite if you go.

The other thing that made the day for me was that I am not a seafood\shellfish eater. I bought my tickets on Zerve and they had a comment field asking for any special accommodations. I thought it would be nice if there was another option when seafood was being served however I figured my request would probably be ignored. I put it on there just for the heck of it. Sure enough Ted had arranged everything and the two places we went that were serving seafood, I got an alternate and equally delicious dish. It was extremely appreciated and made it clear the company paid attention to detail.

If you're in the area or live close like we do, I highly recommend giving the tour a try.
Rating: 4
Educational Tour with Good Food
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Sat, Nov 13, 10   2:00 PM 492856-joepgoldman Tue, Nov 16, 10   1:17 PM Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I went on the tour with my wife and two of our friends who were in from out of town. We live in DC and don't spend much time in Alexandria.

Overall, we had fun and found the tour interesting. The food was quite good.

The tour was much more about the history of colonial Alexandria, than it was about the local food. We did a Food Tour in Italy a few months ago and learned much more about the food and got a much greater sense of the food culture. In part this may have to do with the difference between Italy and Virginia culinary uniqueness and specialties.

I would have preferred more focus on the food, but it was still a good time. Certainly recommended for out of towners.
Rating: 4
History tour with snacks
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Sun, Nov 7, 10   1:00 PM 491903-ndjimmyv Wed, Nov 10, 10   12:01 PM Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
I suspect the walking history tour is similar to others offered in Old Town. The stops for food were a nice way to break up the walking. Our tour guide, Ted, was friendly and knowledgeable.
Rating: 5
Great food,service & ambiance
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ada Medina)
Sun, Oct 31, 10   1:00 PM 490671-Debalina Fri, Nov 5, 10   10:53 AM Female 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
We took this tour because my 2 friends recently moved to the area. Instead of taking them out to dinner for being my hosts, I brought them on this tour. It was a beautiful fall day, the guides on the walking tour gave us the right amount of historical detail. We enjoyed the stops to try local restaurants. The menu was well thought out, the restaurants ready for us with prompt informed service (we had 2 food allergies in our tour group). My friends will return to some of the places we tried, and plan on doing more food tours in the DC area. A very enjoyable afternoon was had by all.
Rating: 5
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Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ada Medina)
Sun, Oct 31, 10   1:00 PM 490052-mda95pk Thu, Nov 4, 10   9:48 AM Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Enjoyed our food tour very much!
Rating: 5
Great way to spend the afternoon
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ada Medina)
Sun, Oct 31, 10   1:00 PM 487577-marks_family Wed, Nov 3, 10   9:44 PM Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Our tour guides Ada and Mallory were wonderful. They spent time vividly explaining the history of the area and hosting our meals. We had issues traveling to the tour due to train delays, and Ada went out of her way to make sure we had phone numbers for local cabs and kept us informed of their location.

My wife and I would not only recommend this tour, but look forward to booking another one!

Thanks

Steve and Linda
Rating: 5
Really enjoyed the tour!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Oct 23, 10   1:00 PM 205465-toadsoup Wed, Oct 27, 10   2:39 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The food was amazing! Unfortunately, my daughter detests crab and lobster, but fortunately, for me and our friend, we shared the crab/lobster cake on one of our tastings. Mmmmm. Everything was great...could have done without the miniscule nut/fruit/wine tasting at one of the wine stores. But still was nice. Liked the idea of decent-sized tastings, spread out a bit by a good amount of walking and history. My only criticism (and this applies to all the East Coast foodie tours): would be nice to offer each customer a printout of the places we visited (and map), along with 5-10% discount coupons. This has worked out great in Chicago as we were locals and could return to our favorite places from the tour another time. The jelly-roll and iced tea was a wonderful ending to a great tour! Keep the tradition going!
Rating: 5
fun highly informative, historic
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Sun, Oct 17, 10   1:00 PM 22168-Cortesi Wed, Nov 3, 10   3:57 PM Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Outstanding food, enthusiastic guide. A pleasurable experience
Rating: 5
Great afternoon
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Oct 16, 10   1:00 PM 482782-Riverotter Fri, Oct 22, 10   10:19 AM Female 40-49 Local Other
This tour was a perfect balance between history and food and the size of the group was just right. It was a really great local activity that introduced us to some new restaurants and menu items. I recommend it to anyone looking for something new to do this weekend.
Rating: 5
Tasty, Informative, and Fun
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Oct 16, 10   1:00 PM 473217-NatalieCK Tue, Oct 19, 10   4:02 PM Female 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
The Alexandria food tour was amazing, thanks to our excellent guide, Dena. She was very knowledgeable and upbeat and answered all questions with ease. She seemed to genuinely enjoy her job and like the group, which gave the tour a really positive energy. Although my friend and I are pretty young, our tour also included people of retirement age, and I noticed that Dena did a great job of keeping the group at a reasonable walking pace for all members without drawing attention to it or embarrassing anyone.

The food was delicious, although I had specified when ordering the tickets that one member of my party is vegetarian, and that was not accommodated. It wasn't a big deal because my friend does eat fish, but not all vegetarians do, and that's something you should be aware of in the future.

Additionally, I read about the tour in the weekend section of the Post, and I was under the impression the tour would be mostly about food, as opposed to about 50/50 food and history. It was a pleasant surprise that the historical component was there, and you might want to make sure future advertising reflects that.

All in all, we would do a food tour again, and hope to luck out with a guide as good as Dena.
Rating: 5
Alexandria Food Tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Kelly Walsh)
Thu, Oct 14, 10   1:00 PM 484089-hylercarr Mon, Oct 18, 10   4:21 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
AMAZING and VERY highly recommended
Rating: 5
EXCELLENT TOUR AND TOUR GUIDE
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Sun, Sep 26, 10   1:00 PM 332519-euclid68 Tue, Oct 5, 10   6:28 PM Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Ted was a wonderful guide=informative, fun and charming. He was attentive to everyone, kept a good walking pace,and was very considerate.

The restaurant stops were EXCELLENT.

We wasted time with the thimble of wine and peanuts at the store and I felt the Jelly Cake was not the best last impression for the tour.As it is no longer available we were told ( the reason may be that people do not like it) this store made it only for the tour. Forget it and choose something else.

The historical information Ted gave us was GREAT.
Rating: 5
Great Time
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Sun, Sep 26, 10   1:00 PM 475850-arobitaille Sun, Oct 3, 10   3:30 PM Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
My husband and I had a great time. Its was an outstanding way for us to learn more about Old Town Alexandria and find out all there is to see and do while there.
Rating: 5
Great mix of history, food, and exercise
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Sun, Sep 26, 10   1:00 PM 463643-reneemurphy Sat, Oct 2, 10   11:53 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This tour is a great way to learn about Alexandria, its history, its architecture, and its food. Our guide was very informtive and funny. If I return to the area, I will definitely take a food tour again.
Rating: 4
Great experience!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Kelly Walsh)
Fri, Sep 24, 10   1:00 PM 374725-jckad37 Mon, Oct 4, 10   2:59 PM Female 30-39 Local Other
Most of the foods are good except for dessert.
Rating: 5
Fantastic
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Kelly Walsh)
Thu, Sep 16, 10   1:00 PM 471260-ckoolen Wed, Sep 22, 10   9:59 AM Female 50-59 Combination Family Without Children
Our guide, Kelly, was knowledgable and enthusiastic! The food in every location was outstanding and the group size was just right. My sister enjoyed the tour so much that she immediately booked another tour in New York City. I would highly recommend this particular tour!
Rating: 5
Great Sunday Funday!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Sun, Sep 12, 10   1:00 PM 466038-Justpeachymb Wed, Sep 15, 10   4:29 PM Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
Wow! I purchased the tickets for the Old Town food tour as a birthday gift for my mother in law, and she loved it. The food was delicious, and the tour took you all around to places I had no idea were such a chunk of history. Our tour guide (TED) was hilarious, I could book him for a party.

You can't beat Entertainment, Excercise, and Entrees- for the price!

I will be returning in the near future!

Maribeth
Rating: 5
Great way to discover an area
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Kelly Walsh)
Thu, Sep 9, 10   1:00 PM 464633-querquemay Tue, Sep 14, 10   6:58 PM Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Really informative, relaxed pace, great food! Highly recommend!
Rating: 4
Overall good experience but need a few adjustments
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Kelly Walsh)
Sun, Sep 5, 10   1:00 PM 466147-Herchivan01 Mon, Sep 13, 10   1:09 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I did the Alexandria Old Town tour. First, our tour guide from Boston, whose name now escapes me, was wonderful. Her knowledge and great personality made the tour truly enjoyable. It was a wonderful experience walking the neighborhood and hearing fun facts and history. The restaurants we encountered were all very good except for The Pita. The idea of family style doesn't bother me but the restaurant served very very small plates with no serving utilities so other people in the group were using the forks they had already eaten from to scoop up more food. Obviously, this wouldn't be an issue if it was just my husband and I but it is an issue with people whom I don't know. It seemed like the restaurant was skimping on quantites and it was an uncomfortable situation. I refrained from eating much at this location due to this situation. The other restaurants were quite welcoming and the portions were appropriate and good.
Rating: 5
Awesome tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Sun, Aug 22, 10   1:00 PM 456426-swcleaver Wed, Aug 25, 10   12:17 PM Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
The tour was really fun. There was a lot more historical information about Old Town then I thought there would be, which was a pleasant surprise. And all the walking really helped me be prepared to eat all that food! The food was delicious and the tour guide, Ted, was really knowledgeable and personable.
Rating: 5
Food for the mind.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Aug 14, 10   1:00 PM 452430-savickas Mon, Aug 23, 10   8:55 AM Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
Learned many interesting facts about Alexandria's history and saw some less-commonly visited places that bear some good information content.
Rating: 4
Great food tour!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Sun, Aug 8, 10   1:00 PM 448616-joyhinkle Thu, Aug 12, 10   3:16 PM Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
I bought ticket to this for my husband for his birthday. My husband was a history major in college and is now a chef. We just moved to Alexandria and wanted to learn more about the history of Old Town as well as the different type of resturants it has to offer. It was a GREAT way to spend the afternoon. I enjoyed the dishes that were choosen and it was just the right amount of history in between each resturant stop.
Rating: 5
Excellent way to experience old town Alexandria!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Fri, Aug 6, 10   1:00 PM 445921-mwebb280 Sat, Aug 14, 10   2:53 PM Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our tour guide Dena was very great - she was very knowledgeable about the area, the restaurants, and the dishes we were served. This was a very leisurely way to spend an afternoon touring Old Town Alexandria - the food was delicious, too!
Rating: 5
Loved the variety of information, sights, and food
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Thu, Aug 5, 10   1:00 PM 443679-reaneahunter Mon, Aug 9, 10   5:36 PM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I am telling everyone I know about this tour! We had a great time learning so much about the area from our guide, Ted. We loved that he had such a wealth of knowledge of American history. This tour was exactly what we were looking for, and there was something for everyone....shops, different foods, wine, beer, tea, dessert, art, architecture, natural beauty, and many great stories attached to each place. I will come back to DC again and try another food tour!

Thank you for the wonderful experience!!
Rating: 5
Don't let hot weather keep you from this tour!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Sat, Jul 24, 10   1:00 PM 328523-slightner Wed, Jul 28, 10   1:39 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I'm staying in the area on business and have limited time to take in the sites and history so I purchased my tour online at the beginning of the week not knowing how hot it was going to be this past weekend (7/24/10). There was a heat advisor as the tempature rose into the triple digits. I met Ted at the Market Plaza, across the street from the Visitor's Center. As luck would have it, I was his one and only guest. Not sure if it was the weather as he said the Sunday tour was booked with 12 people. Anyway, a new tour guide joined us (Jessica) which made it seem less like a date. Ted is a history teacher during the school year and was an excellent source of historical and antidotal information about the area. The selection of restaurants and menu items was superb. When we stopped at the Firehouse for diver scallops with an Isreali couscous and sundried tomatoe risotto, I thought I was in heaven! However, I was so full I could only eat one of the scallops which was cooked to perfection! I could have kicked myself for not asking for a go-box to feast on at midnight! There is a lot of food so pace yourself and don't be afraid to take food home. I highly recommend this tour and Ted in particular, he is gracious, articulate and informed. My only complaint is that they do not provide a map of the area with notation of the restaurants and foods we are tasting. After all, DC Metro Tours is promoting local businesses and I would like to go back to the Firehouse and order those scallops with risotto! I made that recommendation to Ted and hope to see it on future tours. Actually, I will try to find my way back to the Firehouse this weekend, the forecast is for cooler weather!
Rating: 4
A good afternoon, if you have the time.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Thu, Jul 22, 10   1:00 PM 434510-BeckyCarlson Fri, Jul 30, 10   4:00 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
This is a pleasant activity if you are not too time restricted.
Rating: 4
Good tour overall.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Sun, Jul 11, 10   1:00 PM 423904-msublondie Wed, Jul 14, 10   4:28 PM Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
Very tasty food. Great guide - he was very good for his first tour.

Enjoyed the history along with the food. Did like the guide lived in or around the city they "guided" you in.
Rating: 5
Old Town Alexandria Food Tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Ted Nilsson)
Sun, Jul 11, 10   1:00 PM 419736-BarbSchaaf Wed, Jul 14, 10   1:33 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
My son (who lives in Washington, D.C.) and I recently took the Old Town Alexandria Food Tour when I visited him. He was a bit reluctant since he had already been to several of the bars and restaurants in Old Town during the last few years, but I talked him into it. We both thoroughly enjoyed the food served at the restaurants and the historical information given to us by our excellent guide, Ted. It was an excellent value and we plan to do another food tour the next time I visit!
Rating: 5
Very positive interesting and safe tour.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Jun 19, 10   1:00 PM 416363-tdelov Wed, Jun 23, 10   5:25 PM Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Unspecified
The tour was fabulous and the tour guide conveyed grate information about the site. Having small meals and short walks worked very well. Perfect balance of both.

I'm not accustom to the USA tipping system, so I felt a little embarrassed when other people tipped the tour guide at the end of the tour. Unfortunately, I did not have much change to tip her. I hope she did not take offence. Other international tourist may need to keep this in mind.
Rating: 5
EXCELLENT
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Jun 12, 10   1:00 PM 410120-robsky359 Tue, Jun 15, 10   1:26 PM Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
We had a wonderful time, learned a lot about Old Town and had some delicious, local food. I will recommend this to many and will likely try the other food tours in the DC area. At first, i was worried that the group would be geared towards an older crowd, but as a 24 year old i had fun and had a wonderful experience.
Rating: 4
A good intro to Alexandria
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Jun 5, 10   1:00 PM 390633-rmclaughry Tue, Jun 8, 10   11:39 AM Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This tour was a good combination of history and food - a nice walking tour of Old Town with frequent pleasant breaks and good food. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. My wife and I were from out of town and had been in Old Town only once before, so the walking tour was great. Some in our party had been there many times, but appreciated the introduction to restaurants off the beaten path, and also learned some of the history of the place. A good introduction to an interesting area.
Rating: 3
A good idea, but overpriced.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Kelly Walsh)
Sun, May 23, 10   1:00 PM 402780-wandawebb Fri, May 28, 10   5:16 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
This was an interesting tour, with a nice overview of the history of Alexandria, but there was not enough info on the food. Not to mention that the portions of food were very small. If it had been $30, I would not have objected, but it was $52, plus a $2 handling fee and was overpriced, in my opinion.

I would not recommend it at this price.
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Rating: 4
Nice break from the DC frenzy
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Kelly Walsh)
Sun, May 9, 10   1:00 PM 388034-KathyGagne Sat, May 15, 10   10:39 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Food was great, guide was down to earth and friendly, Old Town was picturesque around every corner. It was a nice breather from our hectic sightseeing in DC.
Rating: 5
Superb combination of history and food
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Kelly Walsh)
Sun, May 9, 10   1:00 PM 388873-s211133 Wed, May 12, 10   2:22 PM Female 20-29 Combination Family Without Children
My mom was visiting for Mother’s Day and I decided to take her on the Alexandria Food Tour. It was such a great tour with a variety of delicious foods and an interesting local history lesson. I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to try new and classic foods while learning about Old Town.
Rating: 5
Fun activity with friends
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, May 8, 10   1:00 PM 391393-melany20 Thu, May 13, 10   7:58 AM Unspecified 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We have been to Old Town a number of times, but enjoyed the tour and learned lots of new things. It was a nice blend of walking, learning about the history of the area and sampling delicious food. Our group of six blended well with the other tour members and the tour guide did a great job of making everyone feel involved. We'll definitely be going back to the restaurants we learned about, all the food was yummy.
Rating: 5
Fantastic Food Tour!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, May 8, 10   1:00 PM 391246-klcabbage Tue, May 11, 10   5:19 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I thought this food tour was delightfully delicious! There was a great balance between historical information provided in a conversational, easy-to-understand way, and great, great food! The walking was enjoyable, the company was enjoyable, the whole day was enjoyable! I would completely recommend this tour to others.
Rating: 5
EXCELLENT! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Molly Sauer)
Wed, May 5, 10   1:00 PM 394546-dsmedick Mon, May 10, 10   5:42 PM Male 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
The food was great! Every stop was wonderful (especially enjoyed the scallops).

The stops were spread out perfectly, it never felt like we were walking too far, or walking and talking just to kill time.

The guide (Molly) was wonderful! Very friendly and knew exactly what she was doing around every corner. Seemed to know the details about the food, history, and restaurants like the back of her hand.

I would highly recommend this tour to any local or tourist.
Rating: 5
loved it all
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, May 1, 10   1:00 PM 391852-patriciabran Tue, May 4, 10   8:53 PM Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Dena was very nice and knowledgable.
Rating: 5
Alexandrea walking food tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sun, Apr 25, 10   1:00 PM 373888-bsomodi Fri, Apr 30, 10   5:33 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
Deana, our tour guide, was very fun and we enjoyed the walking tour and the 5 venues that she took us to for local tastes on an -off the beaten path- approach. The people were friendly and the information well worth the 3 hour time. The only negative was the airplane noise every 5 minues. We would recommend the tour to anyone interested in local color. We , also, enjoyed the water taxi back to DC and would recommend that clients be told that the local tram at the Metro station from DC is free to King Street. It cost us $8.00 for a taxi that was unnecessary as an expense.
Rating: 5
Excellent guide and food!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Apr 24, 10   1:00 PM 389648-Kimmyvans Wed, Apr 28, 10   10:26 AM Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
Cloudy and rain threatened but it all turned out great!
Rating: 4
Enjoyable Experience
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Robert Davalos)
Sat, Apr 17, 10   1:00 PM 382593-whitendavid Fri, Apr 23, 10   11:09 AM Male 50-59 Combination Individual
Our lovely tour guide Elsie was enthusiastic and very well informed. Elsie provided a lot of local history and information. The food from the restaurants are locally supplied and prepared with passion. A tour that is clearly made to make anyone’s Saturday a fun day.
Rating: 5
Great experience!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Natalie Kaftan)
Sun, Apr 4, 10   1:00 PM 373392-mojoman2 Thu, Apr 8, 10   9:02 PM Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
The day was very good. We had two guides; both knowledgable. Their dialog was interesting and appropriate for the group. (wide variety of ages) The establishment staff were friendly, curtious and caring. We enjoyed the experience and will recommend it to anyone in the DC area. Old Town itself is very special.

Thank you for your attention as well as the special staff we met.
Rating: 5
Great Food and Fun Day!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Natalie Kaftan)
Sun, Apr 4, 10   1:00 PM 380809-mangomiller Tue, Apr 6, 10   8:05 AM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I had tried other food tours before in other cities, and the Old Town Food Tour was one of my favorites. This makes for a really fun day and you get to try a lot of different types of food. I especially loved the little Lebanese spot on the tour and the oysters at another spot on the tour. Can't wait to try more tours with these folks when I come back to DC! You really learn a lot of interesting historical facts too!
Rating: 5
Outstanding!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Natalie Kaftan)
Fri, Apr 2, 10   1:00 PM 380797-greenx260 Tue, Apr 6, 10   7:58 AM Male 30-39 Local Individual
I am a local to the area and could not believe how much I did not know about Alexandria! There were restaurants I had never tried before. The food was outstanding, and my group was a really fun mix of people. Our guide was very friendly and seemed really love what she was doing. Even locals should try this tour! Great tour for all!
Rating: 2
Excellent hostess but food was blah
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Natalie Kaftan)
Sun, Mar 28, 10   1:00 PM 376546-soumiyama12 Thu, Apr 1, 10   8:01 AM Female 40-49 Unspecified Family With Children
The first stop (Union St Public House) had the best food, soup was great. Bilbo Baggins didn't work for us, Tai Mex fusion, not so much. The last stop with the bison stroganov was OK and the jelly cake was over hyped. The history tour was the best part of the tour, seeing the significant spots where Washington frequented made the event memorable. More stops and more restaurants, maybe with smaller portions at each stop would line up more with the title of the event. Overall we wouldn’t recommend the tour because it was overpriced for the number of restaurants visited.
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Rating: 4
The tour was a good combination of history & food
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Robert Davalos)
Sat, Mar 27, 10   1:00 PM 370887-NancyPope Wed, Mar 31, 10   8:30 PM Female 50-59 Combination Family Without Children
It was a 3 1/2 hour tour that included a diverse group on a pleasant day. The restaurants were all interesting and the tour guide was knowledgeable.
Rating: 5
This was definitely more than just a tour!!!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Robert Davalos)
Sat, Mar 27, 10   1:00 PM 377412-sophie326 Wed, Mar 31, 10   11:48 AM Female Under 20 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I am generally more of an explore-on-my-own type of traveler, but, upon the recommendation of one of my good friends, I was enticed to try my first food tour. I have absolutely no regrets. The tour guide was knowledgeable. The tour itself was quite interesting. And the food was wonderful. The portions were generous enough that I was able to feel full, while still being able to enjoy several different types of local cuisine. I would recommend this tour to anyone. Even those who normally avoid organized tours.
Rating: 5
Perfect Balance between Historical and Food Tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Natalie Kaftan)
Fri, Mar 26, 10   1:00 PM 375553-tguillen81 Thu, Apr 8, 10   3:05 PM Female 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We went on the Alexandria Tour on a very cold Friday afternoon. Almost instantly we were greeted by our very warm and knowledgeable guide. My husband and I are from out of town and thought there was a good chance we would be complete fish out of water in this tour but our guide made sure everyone was included and welcomed. We made instant Tour friends and enjoyed the food immensely. We did not have any special requests but I know they cater to special needs because one of our group members was vegetarian and there where accommodations pre made so she would have a delightful vegetarian dish waiting for her at every stop. As far as I know I will recommend this tour to everyone I know and If I am ever in DC I will make sure to join in on another one of their tours.
Rating: 4
lovely guide, good food, cold day
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Natalie Kaftan)
Fri, Mar 26, 10   1:00 PM 373029-LeslieCagle Mon, Mar 29, 10   12:58 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
The day was really cold and several folks seemed chilled. We were served iced water at every stop,

And iced tea at our final stop. A warm drink on any stop would really have hit the spot.There was

A lot of build up for the final desert stop and the cake served on a paper plate on a folding chair was

Somewhat of a let down. Overall, my family really enjoyed the tour.
Rating: 5
Recommended
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sun, Mar 21, 10   1:00 PM 364664-prcocompany Tue, Mar 30, 10   1:04 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
It was great! The tour guide was very pleasant and informative. The food was very good, the best we had in DC all week! We will do it again.
Rating: 4
Great Tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sun, Mar 21, 10   1:00 PM 372298-habaus Wed, Mar 24, 10   1:17 PM Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
Really enjoyed it, the guide was great, and it was a beautiful day.
Rating: 5
EXCELLENT TOUR
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sun, Mar 21, 10   1:00 PM 371360-LoriHill Wed, Mar 24, 10   12:43 PM Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We enjoyed this tour to the max. The timing was perfect...great blend of history and the food was wonderful. Definitely full by the time the tour was over. I would recommend this tour to locals and tourists alike! Will take visitors on this in the future. And our tour guide was great fun and very informative!!
Rating: 5
Enthusiastic guide interesting fun facts, good foo
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Robert Davalos)
Sat, Mar 20, 10   1:00 PM 370760-XIOMY2741 Wed, Mar 24, 10   11:16 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Great tour for good weather days. Even my 11 year old was into it.
Rating: 4
Nice afternoon experience
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Robert Davalos)
Sat, Mar 20, 10   1:00 PM 368533-jcifre1 Tue, Mar 23, 10   7:38 PM Male 30-39 Combination Couple on a Date
The overall tour was great. I felt it was a great combination of history and food. The best restaurant by far was Bilbo Baggins Restaurant. The Duck spring roll was great. The tour guide was knowledgable but seemed a little bit unsure of himself. I think with a little more practice he will find his style. He seem to be trying to do what someone taught him to say or do not what came natural to him. Still my date and I had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend.
Rating: 4
Mostly good
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Robert Davalos)
Sat, Mar 20, 10   1:00 PM 374560-ElaineAlvare Tue, Mar 23, 10   3:34 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The tour was interesting but a little too long. A 21/2 hr. tour would have been better. The second food stop for seafood was just okay. The first stop (Bilbo Baggins) was great. The Lebanese food was yummy.
Rating: 4
fun walking tour with great food.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Natalie Kaftan)
Fri, Mar 19, 10   1:00 PM 367233-rbergman Mon, Mar 22, 10   10:45 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The tour was very enjoyable- almost a private tour as other guests did not show up.

the only thing that I would recommend is more info on how to get to market square from the metro-- like the king street trolley- runs after 1130 and is free.. would have made my decision so much easier.. to know that it was easy to get into town- and not have to work over a mile from the metro.. this would turn some folks off.

Wish the DC tour was not booked when we were in -

Also could get the site to give any info re Georgetown.. would have like that also.

The tour guide was perky and great!

Thanks

robin
Rating: 4
Good and Fun!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Robert Davalos)
Sun, Mar 14, 10   1:00 PM 360765-zimmerster Wed, Mar 17, 10   11:33 AM Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
The good:

Great food!! Good historic tour, and interesting facts about Old Town that I didn't know--and don't think are included on regular tours.

The OK:

It was an OK amount of food. My boyfriend wasn't full and we ended up snacking afterwards.

The bad:

The corny jokes from the guide! Too many. Also, he tended to contradict himself in quite a few things that he said. Maybe a bit more review of the script before giving the tour?
Rating: 5
Great tour guide
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Natalie Kaftan)
Sun, Jan 24, 10   1:00 PM 360276-thebaker5 Sun, Feb 7, 10   8:08 PM Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
We loved our tour guide who made everything so interesting and we learned so many

things we never knew about our own area!
Rating: 5
The way dining should be!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Robert Davalos)
Sat, Jan 2, 10   1:00 PM 355843-lincfucious Wed, Jan 6, 10   4:15 AM Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was my first food tour, and it certainly left a pleasant impression. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Alexandria and was very enthusiastic. He called ahead to any of the restaurants to ensure that our food would be ready within moments of sitting down.

No ordering, no waiting! We sat down, chatted briefly and had our (delicious) sampling served right away.

Now, this being my first food tour may cloud my judgment. There is some naivete in this review; however, I can say that everyone in the group that we traveled with were suitably impressed!
Rating: 5
Fun outing and great way to learn about Old Town!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Robert Davalos)
Sat, Jan 2, 10   1:00 PM 348814-juliedlamb Tue, Jan 5, 10   9:13 PM Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
We went on January 2 and although it was very very cold, the delicious food and the interesting tour still made the experience extremely enjoyable. A great alternative to a simple dinner out.
Rating: 4
not as much food as advertized
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Natalie Kaftan)
Thu, Dec 31, 09   1:00 PM 352854-KayMerrell Mon, Jan 4, 10   6:26 PM Female 50-59 Local Family With Children
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour - our guide was knowledgeable and fun. The food was very good. Our only disappointment was the quantity of food. We are not huge eaters and all had a hearty breakfast. However, we were still hungry at the end of the tour. There were six of us in our party and four of us felt that way. We believe what happened was that the last place was "family style" and most of the plates didn't get down to us or if they did, there was very little food left on them . Our two adult children who were at the other end of the table said that there were "big eaters" at their end of the table. Anyway, we had not anticipated going home hungry! Other than that, it was fun.
Rating: 5
Sample food and history in one afternoon
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Natalie Kaftan)
Thu, Dec 31, 09   1:00 PM 351040-izzyturn Mon, Jan 4, 10   12:25 PM Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Fun way to learn about the history of Alexandria Old Town whilst enjoying good quality food. Had an interesting mix of food at 4 different locations. For example, seafood, lebanese and jelly cake which was similar to an English Victoria sponge cake.

The Tour guide was knowledgeable and made sure the walking pace was at the speed the group wanted. She went out of her way to make sure that any dietary requirements or other needs were catered for.

Would highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 4
Nice
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Robert Davalos)
Sat, Dec 26, 09   1:00 PM 353709-chasmyfld Tue, Dec 29, 09   2:15 PM Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
But unless Robert E. Lee had 2 boyhood homes in Alexandria, inaccurate.
Rating: 3
Food tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Robert Davalos)
Sun, Dec 13, 09   1:00 PM 349978-mrisell Sun, Dec 27, 09   9:40 AM Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
While we enjoyed the tour we were expecting more information on the foods of the area combined with the history, We didn't think there was any relationship between the food chosen and the community. The food tasted very good although the servings were almost too much. We would have preferred smaller servings with more stops. We also would like the tour to relate the foods. While the history of the town was interesting to hear, it wasn't always accurate and it wasn't about the food. Our guide was very concerned about comparing our tour with previous food tours we took and seemed to be on a sales pitch for some of the local stores rather than helping us learn about the food. He also didn't deviate from what seemed to be a practiced speech to a personalized tour for our individual group.
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Rating: 4
Lyceum not a real stop
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Robert Davalos)
Sat, Nov 28, 09   1:00 PM 347986-pcdorsey Tue, Dec 1, 09   12:54 PM Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
I thought the tour was wonderful but I was expecting to stop at 5 restaurants. One of our stops was at the Alexandria Lyceum for a small glass of cider. While the building was full of interesting displays I hardly consider that worth $10, or 1/5 of the $50. Aside from that it was a great and I liked one of the stops so much I went there for dinner following the tour.
Rating: 4
A wonderful way to tour Alexandria
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Robert Davalos)
Sat, Nov 28, 09   1:00 PM 324375-argenzio Tue, Dec 1, 09   12:03 PM Female 40-49 Combination Family Without Children
Our guide was very friendly and knew his history about Alexandria. I highly recommend this tour for those who want to learn about the history of Alexandria and for those who like to eat. We walked a lot and stopped at 4 places, 3 restaurants and then the last stop was a local Cafe. The last stop was not a sit down like the restaurant tours were. Although the coffee was good and the cake was delicious my group would have enjoyed it more with a sit down rather than sitting in the hallway.e. The first 2 restaurant stops were great! The last one was a Lebanese restaurant, food was ver good but we felt rushed at this stop.

There is plenty of food to eat on this tour and overall was a great experience. We left feeling full. Another thing you only get water with your food so bring extra money if you want to have a drink.
Rating: 5
Loved it! I've recommended it several friends.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Natalie Kaftan)
Sun, Nov 8, 09   1:00 PM 343527-LisaBell123 Sun, Nov 15, 09   8:18 PM Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Both the history and the food were excellent. Our guide was wonderful. She was very engaging and knowledgeable. I live in the area and have recommended the tour to several friends. It is wonderful for both locals and visitors. I plan on trying your other tours soon.
Rating: 4
a good way to get to know a historic neighbourhood
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Natalie Kaftan)
Sun, Nov 8, 09   1:00 PM 343369-ivanova76 Wed, Nov 11, 09   5:16 PM Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Inspired by a great idea of not just sightseeing, but also tasting some food, we were full of enthusiastic expectations. I should say that they were fulfilled about 80%. The food was good (though not excellent, and it was not always clear why this particular restaurant /cuisine was chosen). Maybe it would have been better if we had one full-size dish at each place, rather than sampling this and that.

the guide was very nice, cheerful and knowledgeable. the big surprise was that sightseeing was no less enjoyable than the food :)))))

If I had to do this again, I would probably consider pure sightseeing.
Rating: 2
We almost left early....
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Robert Davalos)
Sat, Nov 7, 09   1:00 PM 343508-sielmorini Tue, Feb 16, 10   4:20 PM Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I read the description and was sold on this tour- I had to do it.

It was OK except....

We expected at least some food that might have a historical relevance, but instead there was none, and even Meditation food thrown in the mix. The food was more of a tour of the current restaurants in the town and what they had to offer.

There seemed to be a lot of fried foods.

The facts were questionable- especially when the guide said that no one knew who was depicted on a statue and the sign called them out!

We did not get to go in any historical restaurants….and there wasn’t even a blurb on the type of food they ate back then…

Good parts- I learned a bit....I was not hungry at the end, and I saw a town I would not have visited if it had not been for this tour.

But, if you are only in DC for a short time, I would not recommend this day trip out of the city- we regretted it. I wished I had left early as my boyfriend wanted….but we spent a lot on the tour and I kept hoping it would get better…..
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Rating: 5
Entertaining, informed afternoon with good food
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Robert Davalos)
Sat, Nov 7, 09   1:00 PM 343248-kartikghia Tue, Nov 10, 09   2:27 PM Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Other
I decided to buy tickets for the tour as part of a day-out with my girlfriend. I didn't quite know what to expect before the tour started, but by the end, had had a really good afternoon. The guided tour of Alexandria was not the typical historical drawl - instead it was a combination of quirky facts, tidbits about the modern/historical neighbourhoods and some good (and varied) food.

I would highly recommend the tour - especially as part of a fuller day-out in the area.
Rating: 5
Very Enjoyable Tour with Good Food
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Robert Davalos)
Sat, Nov 7, 09   1:00 PM 343141-LynnNH Tue, Nov 10, 09   2:12 PM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
There were five of us, some seniors, who took this tour on November 7th and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The choice of restaurants and the food selected at each one was excellent. We especially liked the choice of small, owner operated places.

The commentary on the history and highlights of Old Town was informative and interesting. And it certainly helped that the day was warm and sunny!
Rating: 5
Totally enjoyed our food tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Oct 31, 09   2:00 PM 338145-kathydh Tue, Nov 3, 09   4:28 PM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We toured with Robert, who was an excellent guide. He really had an in depth knowledge of the town and its history. We also enjoyed all of the food that we had. The restaurants were really interesting, as was their food. We weren't as full afterward as I had expected, so we returned for a casual dinner to Bilbo Baggins.

All in all, it was a very enjoyable afternoon. I would definitely try one of the other tours when I am in the area again.
Rating: 4
History, Food & Exercise Combined
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Robert Davalos)
Sat, Oct 31, 09   1:00 PM 331442-debenedd Tue, Nov 3, 09   4:10 PM Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified Unspecified
By walking to eating destinations in Old Town you learn about the history of the town along the way while simultaneously building up an appetite and suspense regarding your next destination. Food was tasty and, contrary to expectations, portions were not small.
Rating: 4
Very creative tour of a great town.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour
Sun, Oct 25, 09   1:00 PM 337352-jwinkler Mon, Nov 9, 09   10:41 PM Female 30-39 Local Family Without Children
Fantastic tour of Alexandria. I live locally, and it introduced me to several places (food and non-food) that I had never been to. If you want a creative way to see historic old town Alexandria, I highly recommend this tour.

I was however looking to be exposed to more food places.
Rating: 5
Yum!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour
Sun, Oct 25, 09   1:00 PM 333997-anjikan Wed, Oct 28, 09   11:45 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Everything we ate was delicious and the historical tour was interesting. Definitely time well-spent.
Rating: 5
Fantastic!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Robert Davalos)
Sat, Oct 17, 09   1:20 PM 325942-bazur2 Wed, Oct 28, 09   10:25 AM Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
My girlfriends and I have a monthly get-together (there are 14 of us). Each girl has a month assigned to them. October was my month and I searched long and hard to find a cool activity for us to do and stumbled upon the Historical Food and Walking Tour in Old Town Alexandria. The day ended up being a rainy one, but the good times were still on! We had such a blast!! Our tour guide was very informitive (even if you are very familiar with the area) and the food stops were simply devine! I highly recommend to anyone (singles, families, etc.) to consider taking this tour. The price can not be beat and the history you learn and the food you taste is a memory that won't be forgotten!
Rating: 4
fun in Alexandria - rain or shine
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Oct 17, 09   1:00 PM 329551-Handal Thu, Oct 22, 09   10:26 AM Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Everyone seemed to enjoy the tour, in spite of the cold and dreary, rainy day. Yes, we were shivering, but as a group, we found the information interesting, the tour guide in good spirits, and the food, also, very good. Nice to see Alexandria up close and personal.
Rating: 5
Excellent
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Oct 17, 09   1:00 PM 325367-suemccormick Tue, Oct 20, 09   10:45 PM Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The weather was miserable but the food was great, the guide was fun, pleasant and informative. The tour was well balanced, just the right amount of walking between stops and lots of interesting history. Highly recommend it to others.
Rating: 5
Great Walking & Food Tour
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Oct 17, 09   1:00 PM 325354-nyersjo1022 Tue, Oct 20, 09   7:29 PM Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
I highly recommend this tour. The Old Towne Alexandria (VA) tour was wonderful. Our guide, Dena, was very good and fit right in w/our group (of 9 friends). The restaurants we ate at provided great 'samplings' which was the right amount of food. The history I learned was quite enlightening. Definitely worth the fee and time involved.
Rating: 5
Fun and informative
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Oct 17, 09   1:00 PM 325384-dianejenkins Tue, Oct 20, 09   6:44 PM Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Despite the rain, our group had a wonderful time on the Historic Alexandria food/walking tour. Our guide was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and personable. She told us interesting stories about the houses, restaurants, and museums - history came alive! The food was delicious, and it was ready to be served to us as soon as we were seated in the restaurant - I think the other patrons of the restaurant wondered who we were that we received service so fast! Some of the dishes were not ones that I would ordinarily order, but I am glad that I tried them all. I would definitely go back to all the places for a complete meal on my own. I think this tour is a fantastic idea, and now I want to take the Capitol Hill food/walking tour.
Rating: 5
Perfect Combo of Walking, Food & Info.
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Oct 17, 09   1:00 PM 325498-jbtompkins Tue, Oct 20, 09   2:27 PM Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
This was a great tour of Old Town & of the restaurants there. The timing between walking and eating was well thought out as well as the food portions. Just when you wanted to sit down, you were at the next restaurant to enjoy a sample of food that was delicious. As a local, I was amazed at the amount of information I learned about the founding of the city and architectual details of Old Town. I highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 5
Fun time had by group in Alexandria
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Dena McCraith)
Sat, Oct 17, 09   1:00 PM 325357-Bobbiewise Tue, Oct 20, 09   12:04 PM Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Our group loved Dena, our guide. Even though it was raining and cold we had the most marvelous time. The amount of food we were served at the establishments was unbelievable! As many times as I have been to Alexandria I never knew all of the information Dena discussed with us. I highly recommend this tour to all interested people. Our group now wants to do the Capital Hill tour.
Rating: 5
Great food and History
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Robert Davalos)
Fri, Oct 16, 09   1:00 PM 335534-GaryTomlin Tue, Oct 20, 09   10:08 AM Female 50-59 Unspecified Group of Friends
This was a great event. It rained all day but it was still worth every minute we spent.

Hope to go on the DC tour sometime in the future.
Rating: 5
Great fun!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Molly Sauer)
Sun, Oct 11, 09   1:00 PM 212122-kbalbuena Wed, Oct 14, 09   12:56 PM Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
Molly, our tour guide was funny and entertaining. Her knowledge about the architecture and history of Old Town was great. Being from the area, I assumed that we would know most of the tour info; boy was I surprised. The food was yummy and just enough to tie us over until a small late night dinner.
Rating: 5
Not to be missed!
Historic Old Town Alexandria Food Tour (Molly Sauer)
Sun, Oct 11, 09   1:00 PM 323960-wmsauer Sun, Oct 11, 09   7:47 PM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
What a way to spend the afternoon! Touring Old Town Alexandria and learning so much of the history and trivia was amazing. Then add to that stopping at delicious restaurants to have an eclectic variety of food, definitely has something for everyone. Our tour guide, Molly, was very informative as well as entertaining. (Thanks, Molly!) Make sure you come hungry or you won't have room to taste all the "mini-meals" which aren't so mini.

This is a great activity for locals, or people visiting the DC area who want to do something out of the ordinary, not your basic tourist sites. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes as there is quite a bit of walking. We can't wait to try the Capitol Hill and Eastern Market tours next time we're in DC. Definitely recommend this...
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