Come for the Heart Attack Burger—a towering mass of two grilled cheese sandwiches and a patty—and stay for the local, made-from-scratch eats worthy of the most classy of dates.The original incarnation of Man Vs. Food may be over, but its legacy certainly lives on, especially in the The Light Horse Restaurant’s legendary Heart Attack burger. It’s a delicious, albeit dangerous, meatloaf-like patty, sandwiched between two grilled cheese sandwiches, moonlighting as hamburger buns. This may be the ultimate in comfort food, folks. “Generally the people who order it are small, small girls or firefighters. And they both finish it,” said Garrett, bar manager for The Light Horse Restaurant.
But while they've definitely got plenty o' classic bar eats like sandwiches, burgers, and apps — including an intriguing spin on calamari with sausage and cherry pepper — fancier entrees are also available at this ultimate neighborhood restaurant. Bacon-wrapped dates and East Coast cioppino would make for a classy date, no? Whatever you order, know that the kitchen uses local ingredients and prides itself in cooking sauces from scratch. To go along with the local theme, guests can find Virginia wines among the wine list, along with local beers like Alexandria’s Port City. Heart attack or not, this is one spot that's reppin' local.
Bacon-Wrapped Dates, $7
Crabcake Sandwich, $15
Point Judith Calamari, $13
East Coast Cioppino, $25
Breakfast Burger, $14
Monday - Friday, 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m
Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.