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138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3278
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Ranked #53 of 654 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Cameron Street
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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

My mom and I went here because Washington ate here and we see why! Onion soup was so so good! But it was more than just the food, Gloria was so personable and so friendly from beginning to end. Im a server my self and I was so impressed with her! Thank you again for the lovely meal Gloria!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We have been here before and it was a very special experience. The staff was dressed up and sang! This night no entertainment, no singing. The food was real good, nice pretty old tavern but certainly not an experience. Perhaps it has changed as the website didn't show any kind of singing, etc. Just nothing special.

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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A good place for dinner with out-of-town guests or family. The 18th-century ambience is nicely developed with its simple décor, tightly packed tables and small bar. It brings to mind the days of George Washington who frequented Gadsby's with his officers and close advisors to map out strategy while in Alexandria. The menu is diverse with good selections for appetizers,... More 

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Gadsby's is a must visit to experience great food, colonial if you want, and a superb period atmosphere. It is a great place for groups - the back dining room is perfect for 15-20 to dine privately. And they have group menus, or you can just order off the regular menu. Everyone in our group raved about everything they ordered... More 

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Upstate NY
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I like historical sites, and this one has a quaint restaurant to add to the charm. Food was very good, prices were reasonable, and our server was excellent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We eat at Gatsby's Tavern a few times a year. The food and service are always very good. My daughter claims their burger is the best burger she's ever had. You won't be disappointed.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Great place to gather with friends and enjoy a few hours talking over lovely food. The Crab Cake was excellent! Walked about Old Town Alexandria a bit prior to dining. Great experience.

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Abingdon, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner stop here on a bus trip to Candlelight Christmas at Mount Vernon. The dining room and furnishings are very reminiscent of the taverns in Colonial Williamsburg. While we were eating our dinner an employee dressed in colonial garb shared the history of the building with us. Much has been restored but the front door is the... More 

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Ridge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

If you eat anywhere in Old Town you have got to come here. This historic tavern is beautiful. Great place for a quiet, intimate dinner for two or a group. As suggested we had made reservations just to be sure not to miss this place as we had heard so much about it. After being seated at a small colonial... More 

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Severna Park, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We haven't been here in a couple of years, but definitely noticed that the quality has slipped. Server was nice enough, but the food was less than average, at above average prices. If the management doesn't do do something soon this tavern that has been open since George Washington was in office, might not make it to the end of... 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

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