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Sweet Fire Donna's - BBQ, Beer, & Fried Pickles. Sign Me Up.

Updated: Jun 24, 2023

Sweet Fire Donna's in Carlyle Square serves good BBQ in a neighborhood bar-type setting. A lunch, dinner, or meet up for a pint also puts you at the top of Old Town Alexandria, with just a 10 minute walk to the stop for the free King St. Trolley stop at Harvard St. (Every 15 minutes from 11am-11pm, daily including Holidays). For details about the King St. Trolley see this link at VisitAlexandria.com.

Am a particular fan of their pulled pork with cole slaw sammich, the fried pickle chips, and a Senate Lager draft. The pulled pork nachos are a mound of tasty food. And the sliced brisket with the Carolina sauce is another tasty option.


Ok, so I have not had anything at Sweet Fire Donna's that I did not like.


Sweet Fire Donna's is located at 510 John Carlyle St. Carlyle Square is located across Duke St. from the King St. Metro station. Their website is SweetFireDonnas.com. Happy Hour is 2-6 pm (M-F), with $5 pints.


Check out the sister restaurants in Carlyle Square, Tequila & Taco (540 John Carlyle St./AlexandriaTaco.com) and Whiskey & Oyster (301 John Carlyle St./WhiskyandOyster.com).


Lost Boy Cider is also located in this area, either a 2 minute drive or 5 minute walk (317 Hooffs Run Dr./LostBoyCider.com). Check out the Lost Boy Cider video and info on this West End News for You page.

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