Evening Star Cafe
The sweet Southern soul of Del Ray, Alexandria’s restaurant row remains unchanged since 1997, the year Evening Star Cafe opened its doors. The please-everyone menu has classic cocktails, dishes like shrimp and grits and braised lamb, and fruit cobbler for two. The welcoming dining room may be kid-friendly early on but transforms into date central during later hours.
Mon.-Thurs., 5:30-11 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5:30-11 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5:30-11 p.m.