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Gadsby's Tavern

138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3278
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Ranked #55 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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Restaurant details
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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English first
Alexandria, Virginia
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

We really enjoy the ambiance of this restaurnt. One almost feels as if George Washington just left. The food and the drink are very well done

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Alexandria, Virginia
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

I'm a big fan of this restaurant, which has ebbed on and off for a while. However, the new chef has turned the food around and I will admit, I enjoy coming more as a local. I'm a history buff and love to have friends join us for a weekend meal. We specifically ask to ensure that Mr. John Douglas... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Liked the simplicity of the rooms and historical building. Waitstaff courtesy but going at opening on Sunday, found they were disorganized from a group party from prior evening. Food was very good, not fabulous. The peanut soup was extremely good.

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portland oregon
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

We dined with friends recently at Gadsby's Tavern in Old Town, in Alexandria Va. The only reason to select this spot is if you think dining in a historic building is your goal. If you want good food, or good service, or a comfortable chair, go elsewhere. Surely, only out- of-towners choose this restaurant. A pity, when there are so... More 

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

We had my grandmother's 85th birthday party here. Had about 30 people and it was a blast. The costumed staff was very engaging and entertaining. Food was good too. Such a cool piece of history.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

I had dinner there with my wife and we enjoyed the historical aspect of the restaurant,and were mildly entertained the the colonial/revolutionary era theme. The food was okay, but not really memorable. I might consider returning with relatives visiting, but solely for historical value

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Kensington, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

This restaurant must get by on the historical ambience which I must admit was pretty nice. The food was pricey which is not a problem when it is super good. The food was okay. I had crab cakes that were tasteless. You couldn't even taste the flavor of the crab meat and the price was $28.00 for this entree. One... More 

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Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Gadsby's Tavern is a very historic place and we were disappointed in the dining room, which was very non-descript - white walls, with a few pictures on it. That's not what we thought of in context of a historic "tavern". Our waitserver had no personality; she went through the motions. The food was good and the owner's visit to our... More 

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Las Vegas
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Food was good and friendly, efficient server dressed in Washington era clothes was fun. But the decor and eating a meal where George ate were my favorite parts of the experience.

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pendleton, ny
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We truly enjoyed our dining experience at Gadsby's Tavern. Food quality was superb, and the 'historical ambiance' was fun. My kids are older (16yrs. -21 yrs.) but I would think that younger kids would enjoy the experience as well.

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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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