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Gadsby's Tavern

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138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3278 (Cameron Street)
703-548-1288
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Gadsby's Tavern has been offering fine dining since 1770. Enjoy lunch and...
Gadsby's Tavern has been offering fine dining since 1770. Enjoy lunch and dinner in one of the elegant Colonial dining rooms. The one-of-a-kind Gadsby's Tavern experience awaits you.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Go back in time in Alexandria, VA

We were visiting old friends on our recent visit. If you would like to experience "colonial ambience," I heartily recommend Gadsby's Tavern. Although not an extensive menu, it does offer variety and includes foods that are more traditional. We had had peanut soup many years ago when we dined in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Roswell, Georgia
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  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Roswell, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We were visiting old friends on our recent visit. If you would like to experience "colonial ambience," I heartily recommend Gadsby's Tavern. Although not an extensive menu, it does offer variety and includes foods that are more traditional. We had had peanut soup many years ago when we dined in Colonial Williamsburg and it was on Gadsby's menu - and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great for a piece of history but the food is not great. Service is okay, but it's cool to say you dined where George Washington ate and had similar menu items, food, etc. The place is pretty cool and interior is historic. So for a one time tourist visit it's probably a great place to dine for one night and... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We have lived in Alexandria for 20 years and NEVER visited Gadsby's tavern-- thinking it was a tourist trap with sub-par food. We had our two teenage nephews with us and I thought this would be a fun place to go before our ghost tour. We were so surprised by the quality of service and the food. Out waiter could... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

I recently traveled to Alexandria and was anxious to see Gadsby's Tavern. Although the tour was really interesting, I would not recomend eating at the tavern. I was not impressed with our lunch. We had the braised beef and the cockaleeky pie and neither was very tasty. However, We did enjoy the peanut soup. The staff is friendly, and our... More 

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Litchfield Park, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This was a great little restaurant. It took a page right out of the history books. My son was instantly excited to visit as was I, after learning that it had been the local spot for the likes of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. They had a few great local brews and the food was great. I felt it was... More 

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

If you are fan of all things from the Colonial Period & the American Revolution, then this is the place for you. Yes, there is a bar and grill, plus your service personnel will watch the p's and q's... Oh, "s" look life the letter "f" ... Ok, enough of the history lesson. Prices are not too bad. The food... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you do the "do it yourself" walking tour of old Alexandria (and I strongly urge you to), this old tavern, still kicking as a restaurant, with many period pieces of furniture, with wait staff frequently dressed up in outfits from the Revolutionary War period, and menu items to match (such as various kinds of punch, and so on), is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The interior dining environment is delightful & set as it would have been when George Washington & Robert E Lee dined here. The menu uses the style of spelling that would have been used then too. I had the Tavern Sallad (old version) mixed leaves, grapes, roasted peanuts, gruyere cheese, carrot, tavern vinaigrette with grilled salmon on top. Such a... More 

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Hendersonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is an old tavern from the 1700s that is now a restaurant. The food is great, and you are eating where our founders ate.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My wife and I have visited Gadsby's several times and it is always an incredible experience. The food is outstanding and tailored toward the time period. The wait staff is extremely courteous and professional. The ambiance is amazing. You literally feel as if you are in a colonial tavern. Additionally, during each visit, there was a gentleman (different each time)... More 

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Additional Information about Gadsby's Tavern

Address: 138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3278
Phone Number: 703-548-1288
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3278
    (Cameron Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: 703-548-1288

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

Description

Gadsby's Tavern has been offering fine dining since 1770. Enjoy lunch and dinner in one of the elegant Colonial dining rooms. The one-of-a-kind Gadsby's Tavern experience awaits you.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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