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“Very good food and atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Joe Theismann's Restaurant

Joe Theismann's Restaurant
1800 Diagonal Rd, Ste A, Alexandria, VA 22314-2840 (Old Town)
703-739-0777
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Ranked #32 of 615 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations
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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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Very good food and atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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 person, which seems to be the norm for the area.

Visited July 2014
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Nassau Bay, Texas
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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.

Visited July 2014
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“Excellent Filet”
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.

Visited July 2014
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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71 reviews
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“Great salads . . . a great spot for lunch”
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 . . . we like their Cajun shrimp salad and their steak salad . . . but there are also about 5 other great salads. Ate here twice on this trip. We have always had good food . . good staff . . . salads in the $10 range . . . a winner.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria, VA
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“Taken for Granted”
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 and personal meals. It may be the only restaurant where I have taken business associates and my grandchildren and both groups have enjoyed it. The food is consistently good. In 20 years, I have never had a bad meal there. That's a remarkable record. Theismann's is a "sports bar," which means it has a busy bar, serves a lot of alcohol and has numerous screens for sporting events. But unlike many sports bars, where the food is an afterthought, Theismann's has a competent kitchen and takes pride in what it puts in front of its customers. The menu is varied, from "bar food" to full meals, most very good and only a very few unmemorable. The service is polite. informed and efficient. Louis, Peter and Deborah stand out in my mind, but other servers are good, too. They always make you feel welcome. On the fringes of "Old Town Alexandria," Theismann's provides a consistently good experience. It should not be overlooked.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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