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Joe Theismann's Restaurant

1800 Diagonal Rd, Ste A, Alexandria, VA 22314-2840 (Old Town)
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Ranked #23 of 644 restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Old Town
Cross street: King Street
Transit: 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.
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79% Recommend
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My wife and I, with five grandchildren, stayed at the nearby Embassy Suites and eat here three nights. A good children's menu, and the older kids all found something they liked from wings to burgers. Prices were reasonable and food quality and service were excellent. Teenaged grand-daughter loved the CAB salad. My wife loved the crab cake sandwich (not listed... More

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

First time back in a while but pleasantly surprised to see a good menu selection of food and drink. Filet mignon was good and same goes with crab cakes. Come hungry! Didn't see Joe but Hail to the Skins anyway!

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We decided to try this restaurant on a Friday night at 6:00 pm. Although they were quite busy, we were able to be seated quickly and once seated, service was prompt, friendly, and efficient. The menu has a wide selection of appetizers and entrees. The average price for a dinner without drinks is in the $20 to $30 range per... More

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Nassau Bay, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Good food and affordable prices. Very convenient if staying at the embassy suites or the Hilton. Typical sports bar but has lots of variety on the menu. Gets crowded near happy hour with commuters due to the closeness to the metro stop.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Visiting Alexandria on business and I was pleasantly surprised by Joe Theismann's. The food was excellent, especially the filet mignon (rare and tender). Sides were great, wine by the glass was very good, wait staff did a great job. I reserved a table ahead of time online, and I was seated immediately. Great dining experience.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We arrived by Amtrak. The RR station, subway station, and Old Town Trolley are all right across the street from the restaurant plus the Embassy Suites, Hilton and Hampton Inn are all within a block. What a great spot to stay and then to have a great restaurant and bar at your feet . .. inside and outside dining .... More

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Alexandria, VA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I've reviewed numerous restaurants on TripAdvisor, usually ones I've patronized on trips. But I have never until now thought to review one of my own local favorites, Joe Theismann's. My wife and I live about eight blocks away from Theismann's, and I work just a block away. I have eaten there for over 20 years, probably several hundreds of business... More

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Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Our group of five had a reunion at this restaurant. While the waiter was attentive before the meal, he seemed unsure of placement of dishes on the table, and once the bill was paid failed to refresh our waters. This is the management's job to correctly train their staff and continue to evaluate if standards are maintained. Also disliked the... More

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Los Angeles County
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63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It was located by the hotel we stayed. We tried it once and ended up eating there a total of 3 times during our stay. The food was good the service was good. It was priced accordingly.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Perfect spot for a light lunch. Lots of room. Friendly staff. Meals are served promptly and are quite tasty.

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