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Joe Theismann's Restaurant

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1800 Diagonal Rd, Ste A, Alexandria, VA 22314-2840 (King Street)
Joe Theismann's Restaurant is well served by public transportation. The King Street Metro train is located across the street on the blue and the yellow lines, only two stops from Reagan Airport. Also across the street are the Amtrak and VRE trains, Alexandria Dash Bus and REX bus stops as well as the free city Tolley.
703-739-0777
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Bar scene
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

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  • 180
    Excellent
  • 216
    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fine Sports Bar Dining with Joe

My son and I were directed to Old Town for the experience via a friend back home who had been there on multiple occasions. Since we were staying at Courtyard by Marriott in Alexandria for a few days, it was a natural. When we spotted Joe's place, it was the only proper choice to dine inside... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Larry D
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My son and I were directed to Old Town for the experience via a friend back home who had been there on multiple occasions. Since we were staying at Courtyard by Marriott in Alexandria for a few days, it was a natural. When we spotted Joe's place, it was the only proper choice to dine inside, after walking some of... More 

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Tampa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Friendly staff, good food, quantity just right, reasonable prices, late hours, has been excellent for years.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Starting in 2003, and every year thereafter, we have been going to Joe Theismann's for Thanksgiving dinner. If it wasn't really good, we wouldn't be coming back year after year. Sometimes it is busy on this holiday, and other times not as much. My wife always orders the three-course Turkey dinner from the special holiday menu. Other three-course specials are... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We made reservations to come here on Valentine's Day and I am SO glad we did! There was a 45 minute wait at 7:00 and we were happy to be able to sit down immediately. Even though the restaurant was full, it wasn't loud at all! The food was amazing!!! We talked about it ALL weekend and even went back... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Theismann's has a very good American menu. Prices are reasonable and the food is high quality. Service is consistently good. Sports bar area is great for lunch or dining alone at dinner. It is across the street from the Metro station and is a great place to meet friends or visitors coming from other parts of town. It is a... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There are better, less costly venues in Old Town. Theisman's is a has-been from decades ago. It is less than dazzling but suitable for tourists.

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Nashville, TN
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162 reviews 162 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We enjoyed a meal at Theismann's during a recent visit to Alexandria VA. The restaurant has some challenges with parking but we were able to find a place on the street after circling the place a couple of times. The restaurant seems to be a local spot for young professionals and was a cross between a sports bar and semi-fine... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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436 reviews 436 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Stopped into Joe's twice with friends during a wedding weekend. While we didn't sit down for a full meal, we did spend a decent amount of time at the bar. Theismann's had a respectable bar menu, and the nachos and wings were both pretty good. They also had a nice selection of beers including some locals such as Port City... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The restaurant's ambiance was very romantic, and even featured a rose for my fiance. On top of that the food was VERY good, but to be fair we don't eat out much. The waiter was very nice and built strong report with both myself and my fiance. Pricier than our normal outing, but worth every penny.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

OK, this was Valentines and Presidents day week and weekend. Place was doing a great business and I'm happy for staff and management that they are doing well. Food was great but service on our first nights visit was not so great. Server seemed indifferent and non-plussed. Table service is a tough job, but, at least combing ones hair and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1800 Diagonal Rd, Ste A, Alexandria, VA 22314-2840
    (King Street)
  • Public Transportation: Joe Theismann's Restaurant is well served by public transportation. The King Street Metro train is located across the street on the blue and the yellow lines, only two stops from Reagan Airport. Also across the street are the Amtrak and VRE trains, Alexandria Dash Bus and REX bus stops as well as the free city Tolley.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 703-739-0777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?