Van Dorn Diner

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

Now accepting pre orders via email for...NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER! ✨Email vandorndiner@gmail.com to reserve your meal! 🥳
12/26/2020

Now accepting pre orders via email for...
NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER! ✨

Email [email protected] to reserve your meal! 🥳

12/19/2020

THE WEEKEND IS HERE! 🥳

Why not indulge a little with our... Nutella Banana Nut French Toast! 😋

Join us for dine in OR order delivery through CHOWNOW! 🚚

LINK TO ORDER IN BIO!

#vandorndiner #nutellabanananutfrenchtoast #weekendalexandria #dinerfood #frenchtoast #localbusiness #supportlocalbusinessva

happy winter Wednesday! ❄️☃️🌨Ordering breakfast or lunch is super easy at the click of a few buttons & you don’t need to...
12/16/2020

happy winter Wednesday! ❄️☃️🌨

Ordering breakfast or lunch is super easy at the click of a few buttons & you don’t need to leave your warm house for it!👇🏽

https://direct.chownow.com/order/24135/locations/35474

Through our partnership with @chownow your first online order is $5.00 off! ⭐️

It is definitely a cold morning in the DMV today...🌧❄️so warm it up with some of our homemade chili! 🔥This chili bowl is...
12/14/2020

It is definitely a cold morning in the DMV today...🌧❄️so warm it up with some of our homemade chili! 🔥

This chili bowl is loaded up with cheese & green peppers, but you can have yours however you would like 👍

#chilibowl #vandorndiner #vandornplaza #alexandriava #dineralexandria #dmvdiner #homemadechili

chicken souvlaki with sweet potato fries...this customer knows what’s up 🙌🏼😎#vandorndiner #lunchtime #chickensouvlaki #t...
12/11/2020

chicken souvlaki with sweet potato fries...this customer knows what’s up 🙌🏼😎

#vandorndiner #lunchtime #chickensouvlaki #tzatzikisauce #sweetpotatofries #alexandriava #diner

Did you know we offer mouth watering subs too? 🤤Our subs are served with potato chips & a crisp dill pickle...a perfect ...
12/10/2020

Did you know we offer mouth watering subs too? 🤤

Our subs are served with potato chips & a crisp dill pickle...a perfect combination if we say so ourselves! 👌🏽

#vandorndinersubs #alexandriava #alexandriadiner #vandorndinereats #supportsmallrestaurants

Is your stomach grumbling at this hour too? Well we can all agree on one thing...it is officially soup season! Our homem...
12/09/2020

Is your stomach grumbling at this hour too? Well we can all agree on one thing...it is officially soup season!

Our homemade soups like our tomato soup are sure to keep you warm in this cold winter weather! 🥶

See you soon @ Van Dorn Diner located at 281 S Van Dorn St Alexandria

#tomatosoup #alexandriava #vandorndiner #supportlocalrestaurants #soupseason

RISE N SHINE ☀️It’s time for Van Dorn Diner’s WEEKLY SPECIAL! Homemade Veggie Quiche filled with the freshest vegetables...
12/09/2020

RISE N SHINE ☀️

It’s time for Van Dorn Diner’s WEEKLY SPECIAL!

Homemade Veggie Quiche filled with the freshest vegetables like broccoli, mushrooms, carrots, and spinach 🥦🥕

Served with Greek salad & a cup of warm soup for $12.99 😋

Available in house or call for pick up and we will safely package it for you! 📦🍽

#vandorndiner #special #quiche #honemadequiche #supportsmallbusinesses #vandorndinerspecials #alexandriava

This month of December we are introducing a delicious & safely packaged dessert or breakfast option for you to take home...
12/03/2020

This month of December we are introducing a delicious & safely packaged dessert or breakfast option for you to take home & enjoy in the comfort of your own home! 💕🏠

This chocolate chip waffle can be warmed in the microwave, toaster oven, or on a pan & can be enjoyed with a scoop of ice cream on top or with some syrup!

Stay safe & satisfy your sweet tooth as well from time to time! 🍪🧇🍦

DECEMBER AT VAN DORN DINER 🎄❤️⭐️Stay warm this winter with our delicious homemade soups like butternut squash & tomato! ...
12/03/2020

DECEMBER AT VAN DORN DINER 🎄❤️⭐️

Stay warm this winter with our delicious homemade soups like butternut squash & tomato! 🍅 🥣

#vandorndiner #december2020 #alexandriadiner #alexandriavirginia #supportrestaurants

A little thanksgiving preview to get you through the next few days... 😉Enjoy this delicious meal on Thursday from 11-3pm...
11/24/2020

A little thanksgiving preview to get you through the next few days... 😉

Enjoy this delicious meal on Thursday from 11-3pm or pick it up and enjoy it at home!

Whatever you decide we hope you have a safe & pleasant holiday and as always we thank you for your business ⭐️

#vandorndinerthanksgivingmeal #thanksgiving #alexandriadiner #vandornstreet #novaeats #supportlocalbusinesses #stayhealthy

THANKSGIVING IS ALMOST HERE! ✨•Join us for a delicious homemade thanksgiving meal on Thursday November 26th! Including a...
11/23/2020

THANKSGIVING IS ALMOST HERE! ✨

•Join us for a delicious homemade thanksgiving meal on Thursday November 26th! Including all your favs & available for dine in & take out! ⭐️

•Happy thanksgiving from your Van Dorn Diner family!☺️

#vandorndiner #thanksgivingmeal #alexandriava #familydiner #supportlocalrestaurants

11/03/2020

Ready to Roll...Fresh Greek Pastitsio 😋👏

Find this Greek staple on our menu under “It’s All Greek To Me!” comes served with a side Greek salad & delicious garlic bread! 🥖

#greekfood #vandorndiner #alexandriava #dinerfood #lunchanddinneroptions

10/31/2020
MA’S MEATLOAF is a classic lunch/dinner dish made from scratch & topped with our mushroom brown gravy 😋 We proudly make ...
10/27/2020

MA’S MEATLOAF is a classic lunch/dinner dish made from scratch & topped with our mushroom brown gravy 😋

We proudly make most of our items from scratch in order to make our diner a place you can rely on for a REAL tasty home cooked meal!

See ya soon at Van Dorn 😉

MA’S MEATLOAF is a classic lunch/dinner dish made from scratch & topped with our mushroom brown gravy 😋 We proudly make ...
10/27/2020

MA’S MEATLOAF is a classic lunch/dinner dish made from scratch & topped with our mushroom brown gravy 😋

We proudly make most of our items from scratch in order to make our diner a place you can rely on for a REAL tasty home cooked meal!

See ya soon at Van Dorn 😉

See you soon at Van Dorn 😉

This burger is BEYOND basic 😎🍔We are proud to serve the delicious plant based BEYOND BURGER at our diner! @beyondmeat Wh...
10/26/2020

This burger is BEYOND basic 😎🍔

We are proud to serve the delicious plant based BEYOND BURGER at our diner! @beyondmeat

Whether you enjoy vegan/vegetarian options from time to time or it is a part of your lifestyle...we are sure your expectations will go above & BEYOND ⭐️

#veganburger #plantbasedoptions #vandorndiner #alexandriava #dinerfood

Introducing a new soup addition 🍜😋Matzah ball!Matzah ball soup is of Jewish origin normally served at Passover, try it o...
10/15/2020

Introducing a new soup addition 🍜😋

Matzah ball!

Matzah ball soup is of Jewish origin normally served at Passover, try it out & tell us what you think! 😊

#newsoup #vandorndiner #soupweather #alexandriava

10/05/2020

Sweeten up your Monday with our deliciously chewy homemade chocolate chip cookies! 🍪 @vandorndiner281

La Española Omelet 🇪🇸🇪🇸🇪🇸•Stuffed with diced ham, cheese & topped with our delicioso Spanish salsa! •Our salsa has a spi...
09/30/2020

La Española Omelet 🇪🇸🇪🇸🇪🇸

•Stuffed with diced ham, cheese & topped with our delicioso Spanish salsa!

•Our salsa has a spicy kick to it so come try it out the next time you need an extra pep in your step! 🔥😁

#spanishomelet
#vandorndiner
#omelets #alexandriavirginia #familydiner

Bread pudding appreciation post! 🔥•Our creamy bread pudding is made fresh & in house & lets just say we’re pretty confid...
09/25/2020

Bread pudding appreciation post! 🔥

•Our creamy bread pudding is made fresh & in house & lets just say we’re pretty confident you’ll be back for more after just one bite 😁

•Enjoy it during dine in or order it to go through our website! ⭐️

#breadpudding #vandorndiner #alexandriava #homemadedessert

PUMPKIN SEASON IS HERE! 🍁 🎃•Come on in and enjoy our delicious made from scratch pumpkin cakes, NEVER from a box! 😝Avail...
09/23/2020

PUMPKIN SEASON IS HERE! 🍁 🎃

•Come on in and enjoy our delicious made from scratch pumpkin cakes, NEVER from a box! 😝

Available all season long! 🍃🍁🍂

#VDDpumpkincakes #pumpkinseason #alexandria #novaeats #dinerfood #pumpkinpancakes

Van Dorn Diner
281 S Van Dorn St
Alexandria VA 22304

Going BACK TO THE FUTURE...with our fried tilapia sub for this week’s special! ⭐️You can also request it as an entree ac...
09/22/2020

Going BACK TO THE FUTURE...with our fried tilapia sub for this week’s special! ⭐️

You can also request it as an entree accompanied with a cup of our homemade soup or fresh salad!

•Our tilapia is breaded in house and goes nicely with our house tartar sauce! 🏠 👨‍🍳 🐠

•We love to use real ingredients in our cooking just like it should be! 😁

Come join us for a late lunch/early dinner we are open till 8pm tonight!

09/18/2020

Real talk...pie is always a good idea and sure to change your mood for the better 💡 🥧

Enjoy your choice of pecan, blueberry, or apple in house or order through our website for delivery 🚚 to your home 🏠

www.vandorndiner.com

Van Dorn Diner
281 S Van Dorn St
Alexandria VA 22304

QUESO CRAB DIP IS BACK! 🦀 🧀 •Available until 8pm tonight and all weekend long...until it disappears at least 😋#vandorndi...
09/18/2020

QUESO CRAB DIP IS BACK! 🦀 🧀

•Available until 8pm tonight and all weekend long...until it disappears at least 😋

#vandorndiner #specials #appetizers #foodtoshare #alexandriava

Can someone say delicioso? 😋Our newest addition to the French toast family is our dulce de leche French toast! ⭐️Dulce d...
09/14/2020

Can someone say delicioso? 😋

Our newest addition to the French toast family is our dulce de leche French toast! ⭐️

Dulce de leche is a popular caramel sauce in South America and now you can have it at Van Dorn Diner too!

Give it a try the next time you want to switch things up from your usual French toast breakfast! 😉

281 S Van Dorn St
Alexandria VA 22304

•Visit us this weekend and enjoy our...LABOR DAY WEEKEND specials! 🕶🌞•Our pulled pork sandwich and veggie lasagna come w...
09/04/2020

•Visit us this weekend and enjoy our...
LABOR DAY WEEKEND specials! 🕶🌞

•Our pulled pork sandwich and veggie lasagna come with your choice of a cold soda or freshly brewed iced tea!

Stay cool this weekend at Van Dorn Diner! 😎

Van Dorn Diner
281 S Van Dorn St
Alexandria VA 22304

•We know you love breakfast...BUT we have added new lunch & dinner additions to our menu like this delicious chicken Cae...
08/31/2020

•We know you love breakfast...BUT we have added new lunch & dinner additions to our menu like this delicious chicken Caesar wrap! 😋🥬

•Visit our website www.vandorndiner.com where you can order online or join us for indoor or outdoor seating!

We would love to serve you! See you soon! 🙂💙⭐️

#vandorndiner #chickencaesarwrap #lunchanddinneroptions #alexandriadiner #alexandriava #dinerfood #ourfoodistodinefor

Restaurants all over the nation now more than ever need support from amazing people like YOU! 💙We are open safely during...
08/21/2020

Restaurants all over the nation now more than ever need support from amazing people like YOU! 💙

We are open safely during these times and are maintaining our distance and wearing our masks! 😇

Come on in and enjoy our homemade soups like navy bean, clam chowder or split pea! 🥣

Van Dorn Diner
281 S Van Dorn St
Alexandria VA 22304

Life can be complicated...but your breakfast shouldn’t be 😋Scrambled eggs, Canadian bacon, and hash browns cooked to per...
08/20/2020

Life can be complicated...but your breakfast shouldn’t be 😋

Scrambled eggs, Canadian bacon, and hash browns cooked to perfection!

Come on in and unwind from your day or get it started with us! 💙

Van Dorn Diner
281 S Van Dorn St
Alexandria VA 22304

VDD WEEKLY SPECIAL 🌟HOMEMADE QUESO & CRABMEAT DIP! 🦀This delicious dip is perfect for the summer time and is sure to mak...
08/03/2020

VDD WEEKLY SPECIAL 🌟

HOMEMADE QUESO & CRABMEAT DIP! 🦀

This delicious dip is perfect for the summer time and is sure to make you feel like you’re near the beach 🏝😊

Order for pick up or stop by and enjoy our indoor or outdoor seating! 😎

#vandorndiner #quesodip #quesocrabmeatdip #alexandriava

Hi Van Dorn friends! 🥓 🍳 We have recently signed on to work with @chownow to bring your favorite diner staples to your d...
07/22/2020

Hi Van Dorn friends! 🥓 🍳

We have recently signed on to work with @chownow to bring your favorite diner staples to your doors! 🚘 🍔 🏡

ChowNow helps restaurants out with delivery options and does not take a high percentage of commission like other companies do!

Consider VAN DORN DINER next time you feel like splurging!

Oh and p.s. all orders over 25.00 will receive 5.00 off! yay! 😊

Order delivery now through our website!👇🏼

www.vandorndiner.com

Looking for something light and on the healthier side on this humid summer day? 🧐Our cold salad platters are a great opt...
07/21/2020

Looking for something light and on the healthier side on this humid summer day? 🧐

Our cold salad platters are a great option to choose!

Our vegetables are crisp and fresh and our potato, egg, and tuna salads are made from scratch never pre-made! 🥬🥒🍅🥕

We’ll see you at Van Dorn 😋

#tunasaladplatter #potatosalad #alexandriava #vandorndiner #ourfoodistoDINEfor

We are serving up a classic Mexican dish today...CHILAQUILES! 🇲🇽 It’s delicious and sure to make you feel like you’re on...
07/20/2020

We are serving up a classic Mexican dish today...CHILAQUILES! 🇲🇽

It’s delicious and sure to make you feel like you’re on vacation in Mexico 😄

Come try it at Van Dorn Diner!

#mexicanfood #vandorndinerspecials #alexandriava

They’re not just regular fries... they’re ATHEN FRIES! 🇬🇷 Topped with feta cheese & oregano and to be enjoyed with our h...
07/18/2020

They’re not just regular fries... they’re ATHEN FRIES! 🇬🇷

Topped with feta cheese & oregano and to be enjoyed with our homemade Tzatziki sauce!

This yummy appetizer can be shared with two or more! 💙

#vandorndiner #appetizers #greekfrieswithfeta #alexandriava #vandornplaza #dinerfood #alexandriadiner

Address

281 S Van Dorn St
Alexandria, VA
22304

Opening Hours

Monday 06:30 - 19:00
Tuesday 06:30 - 20:00
Wednesday 06:30 - 20:00
Thursday 06:30 - 20:00
Friday 06:30 - 20:00
Saturday 06:30 - 20:00
Sunday 06:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(703) 566-2866

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ABOUT US

And so will our ambience.

Van Dorn 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 SPECIALTY

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

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Stopped by to say hello, sorry we missed you. Had the Greek salad with grilled chicken and it was amazing. Hope to catch up soon with you guys. Cheers! Maria Salome Zakaria and Monica Zakaria.
Do you post any weekend "specials"?
Good food and great service