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Joe Theismann's Restaurant

1800 Diagonal Rd, Ste A, Alexandria, VA 22314-2840 (Old Town)
703-739-0777
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Ranked #23 of 642 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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illinois
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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
10 helpful votes 10 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
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
108 reviews 108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Cambria, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Right across from the Hilton Old Town. Friendly atmosphere. Good service. A rib steak to die for. Prices and not bad and menu is varied.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My wife and I visited this restaurant for the first time and we were very impressed with the quality of the food. The service was excellent. However if you're looking for a quiet place this is not it. People gathering at the bar tend to be quite on the noisy side. If you are looking for good parking park in... More

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