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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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11:30 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, 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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  • 144
    Excellent
  • 117
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Historical.

Dropped by for lunch after visiting the attatched museum. I tried the Peanut Soup, because it was Washington's favorite. It was strange but not bad. Not really my cup of tea. Other than the soup I enjoyed all of the food and it was not at all expensive. It was very quaint and the decor was nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Stuttgart, Germany
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Historic with excellent food, service is great, we have been there a number of times over the years and never been disappointed, God Bless

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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Dropped by for lunch after visiting the attatched museum. I tried the Peanut Soup, because it was Washington's favorite. It was strange but not bad. Not really my cup of tea. Other than the soup I enjoyed all of the food and it was not at all expensive. It was very quaint and the decor was nice. The wait staff... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We arrived around 7pm on a weekday. A party was in the blue room, and we were seated in the small dining room by the bar. We had to ask to be moved to the center of the room since it was very cold and drafty by the side door. The waiter behaved as if we were a burden; he... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We are at Gadsby's on a whim, and we were not disappointed. The food was good, but our waiter was great. He took time to give us background on the tavern and surrounding area. Plus, the first 5 presidents ate there!

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Fredericksburg, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The food here is fine and reasonably priced. You can make reservations at OpenTable. We got some breakfast for just under $10 per person. This isn't private dining -- tables are close together and there are no booths. The point here is to be in the space where several US presidents have been. Eating here gets you a discount on... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Tavern is next to a museum. Love the building and its history, but you may want to pass on the meal. While most of the food was solid but not spectacular, the service was very average. Pass on the steak.

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Panama City, Panama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This restaurant is very pretty. I liked the antique decor and the fact that the staff were wearing colonial costumes. However, the food was not as good as I expected. The French Onion soup was above average. However, the oysters I ordered were soggy and flavorless.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We liked the peanut soups and the walnut salad. However, the meal that supposedly George Washington loved is way too sweat, it was like eating sugar coated duck. The Gentleman's pie was good. Our waitress was a friendly lady. Even though the food isn't that great, I still recommend checking this place out.

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Visalia, California, United States
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

For a relaxing laid back experience Gadsby's is great. The ambiance and food are wonderful. The crowd is friendly and everything about it is memorable.

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Radford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Stopped in after seeing a sign for this restaurant. There is the added appeal of the ice cellar and other historical information. The food was wonderful. The staff was engaged and attentive. The atmosphere was charming. We sat in the courtyard area as it was a beautiful day. We will return. Looked like a nice place to hold an event.

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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: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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