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Gadsby's Tavern

138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3278
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Ranked #61 of 650 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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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Alexandria, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My wife and I went for Sunday brunch and thoroughly enjoyed our outing. The prices are quite reasonable, given the high quality of the food and the location. Service was great-we never had to ask for a coffee or water refill. The scrambled eggs were light and fluffy and my steak was cooked to perfection. My wife's bacon and sausage... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Had a Group Dinner, and everyone had a great time. The food choices were perfect, and we all enjoyed our selves.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Lovely gem of a restaurant in a very historically feeling house. We were delighted by the atmosphere and were happy we picked this place to enjoy our last dinner in DC after a 5 day vacation. It will not disappoint you, if you enjoy quaint & understated. The menu is fairly diverse and all 5 of us (3 teen girls... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Gadsby's is located in a historic building close to the main square in Alexandria Old Town. The exterior is very old and fairly plain. Inside the décor mostly matches with large rooms and high ceilings. The tables and chairs look quite old too - in some spots the surface was coming off of the tables. The bar area was cluttered... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have always loved Gadsby's Tavern. It is similar to the inns at Colonial Williamsburg, a bit of a show with wandering musicians and colonially garbed staff. But the food is outstanding. I would go there for the rack of lamb alone.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The idea of an historic building as a restaurant is Inviting - what isn't is when the interior is shabby, dirty and in need of a major overhaul. Knowing its owned by the town makes it understandable, waiting for funds to update, but paint, deep cleaning and general clean up would not take much and would go a long way.... 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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