Hen Quarter Alexandria, Virginia 22314

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Hen Quarter Alexandria, Virginia 22314

While in Old Town to preview a home and take some photos of the waterfront my colleague and I stopped by Hen Quarter for lunch. She had seen their wonderful Yelp reviews and we decided we needed to check it out. They’re located where Austin Grill used to be on King Street. We were warmly greeted as we walked in and taken upstairs to a table overlooking King Street. Their open kitchen is on the opposite side of the restaurant and it's fun to people watch as you dine – best seat in the house.

Our waiter couldn’t have been more personable and truly seemed excited that it was our first time dining at Hen Quarter. He went out of his way to go over the menu with us, pointing out his favorite items. We started with the Watermelonade and it was light and refreshing. While we didn’t indulge they do have an extensive spirits and wine list. Appetizers range from biscuits to deviled hen eggs and I wish we could have tried them all. The fried green tomatoes with smoked mozzarella, and black-eyed pea salsa came highly recommended.


Hen Quarter Alexandria Virginia 22314



It was a tough decision between the special and chicken and waffles (we’ll be back for those soon) but, we both decided on the Hen Quarter Special – two pieces of HQ’s southern friend chicken, collard greens, smashed Yukon potatoes, and a biscuit. It was all wonderful, the chicken really impressed us because it wasn’t over battered. Just a light, crispy batter that didn’t overpower the chicken. I’m admittedly very picky about my collard greens because they’re often not chopped finely enough and have too much vinegar but, that’s not the case at Hen Quarter. Quite possibly the best collards I’ve had in the Alexandria area. Chopped perfectly and not too much vinegar. They had been cooked to perfection and were quite tender because of it.


Hen Quarter Alexandria Virginia 22314



Needless to say we’ll be back to Hen Quarter soon. Old Town has so many wonderful dining options to explore and I highly recommend checking out Hen Quarter. The atmosphere is rustic and welcoming and the food makes you feel like you’re eating a home cooked meal. 


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Alexandria, VA 22315

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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Amanda -- that second floor location overlooking King Street looks like an deal spot to enjoy the delicious meal you described.  It looks like a return visit to Hen Quarter is a must!

Jan 19, 2017 10:29 AM #1
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty National - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It appears that you will need to hit the gym to shed all those calories, Amanda S. Davidson. Too many delights at the Hen Quarter!

Jan 19, 2017 10:49 AM #2
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Amanda S. Davidson, not a good timing for me to be reading this post. Everything looks delicious, great shout out to Hen Quarter. I'll go back to eating my raw veggies while sipping on water..

Jan 19, 2017 11:29 AM #3
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Amanda, next time I go to Old Town I will definitely be checking out the Hen Quarter. The Watermelonade sounds really good and refreshing. The chicken and collards sound great too. Thanks for the info on the new restaurant, Hen Quarter.

Jan 19, 2017 05:08 PM #4
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I haven't had dinner yet, and your picture and food descriptions now have me very hungry. LOL. I love the saying on their banner...free range cocktails. That cracks me up. 

Jan 19, 2017 06:25 PM #5
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Hi Amanda excellent recommendation on the Hen Quarter of Alexandria, Virginia.

Jan 19, 2017 07:55 PM #6
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

What a delightful setting to enjoy a meal. That chicken would be my pick too!

Jan 20, 2017 03:42 AM #7
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Amanda.  This sure looks like a great venue for a wonderful meal and drinks.

Jan 20, 2017 06:39 AM #8
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Amanda, Next time I am in town, I will have you take me to this place for sure.


Jan 20, 2017 10:25 AM #9
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Amanda: A delicious lunch at the Hen Quarter with good company...hard to beat that anywhere!

Jan 20, 2017 10:40 AM #10
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It sounds just wonderful and satisfying. That is what we want, a memorable luncheon so we will want to return.

Jan 20, 2017 05:42 PM #11
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Thank you everyone, I'm glad you enjoyed the post. I'm a foodie and so is my co-worker so we enjoy checking out local eats. Hen Quarter did not disappoint!

Jan 21, 2017 06:23 AM #12
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Amanda, sure looks like this place will be on your list of FAVs, as they have lots of great sounding dishes!  

Jan 21, 2017 08:28 AM #13
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Amanda

Sounds like your first visit to Hen Quarter was a hit. What an interesting name!! Bet you will be back to check out some other items on the menu!


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