Find Decadent Dishes in a Historic Building at Volas Dockside Grill & Hi-Tide Lounge

It’s hard not to love a spot like Vola’s Dockside Grill in Old Town Alexandria. Housed in the old U.S. Navy Torpedo factory building, the restaurant was named after a powerful local woman, Vola Lawson, who was the first woman to lead a municipality in the greater Washington, D.C. area and first City Manager of Alexandria. It’s a place that holds a special place in the heart of many locals. 

Not only is the history inspiring, but the food is delicious. Every meal at Vola’s is brag-worthy, but the weekend brunch is something special. From unique specialty cocktails named after Vola herself to healthy salads or indulgent specialties, the menu has something for everyone. Start off with an order of the sweet monkey bread with dulce de leche to share, then move on to something more savory like the shrimp and grits, which is full of sausage and topped with low country gravy. After tasting these, we guarantee you’ll want to return next weekend to try even more of their specialties.