Van Dorn Diner, Dining Like It's 1950

Van Dorn Diner is a family-owned, 1950s-style diner in Alexandria, VA. We offer an exquisite array of breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert options that will take you back to the 50s.

And so will our ambience.

Van Dorn Diner has a gorgeous spherical counter right in front of the grill. So you can grab a seat, chat with the friendly waitstaff and watch your food being made — all to the sounds of Elvis, The Beatles and more hit artists from our favorite era.

Our Speciality

Our specialty is offering an atmosphere so comfortable, you'll feel at home — but dishes so unique, you'll be *dancing in the street*.

Our homemade, one-of-a-kind plates include:
Captain Crunch French Toast for breakfast
Chopped Hamburger & Brown Gravy or Steak & Cheese subs for lunch
Chicken Parmesan or Pork Chops for dinner
Pecan Pie or Waffle Sundaes for dessert

Not to mention, we serve breakfast all day!

Visit Us


281 South Van Dorn St.
Alexandria, VA 22304

(703) 566-2866


Sunday - Tuesday: 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday - Saturday: 6:30 am - 7:00 pm

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I enjoy a good omelette on a Saturday morning and usually order the combo omelette. Today, I ordered the veggie omelette as a change and was pleasantly surprised how good it was served with extra crispy hash browns and rye toast. Maybe I'll try the Elvis omelette next.



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