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Gadsby's Tavern

138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3278
+1 703-548-1288
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (36 reviews)
“peanut soup” (91 reviews)
“prime rib” (55 reviews)
Closes in 15 min
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3278
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What can be better than great food and great company by candlelight? Gadsbys Tavern is in the heart of everything yet away from the crowd. The setting...Olde Towne old home with floor to ceiling windows, fireplace, wax candles on each table, and authentic hardwood floor....More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Rtwodogs
Reviewed October 28, 2018

For those of you who are visiting the DC metro area Gadsby's Tavern is one of those gems tucked away the historic section of Alexandria that you have to visit. The decor is 18th century but the food upscale and delicious. When you are dining...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Ed B
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Two of us passed a few hours in the tavern drinking mimosas and chatting with John Hall, a most interesting person who visited each table to banter. He was simply charming, in his 1700 attire, hired to chat with the customers using old time English...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank midge136
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Took visiting family here for a taste of Colonial Virginia fare and ambience. Overall the experience was still positive, but there is big room for improvement. The atmosphere at dinner was more casual than desired. I know they say it is a "tavern" but the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TravelPaul2015
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

If you love history and great food then visiting Gadsby’s tavern is a must. Filled with history, where else can you dine where our founding fathers also dined and drank. The menu has traditional American food selections as well as some selections from the era...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank terryc791
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Love the ambient with the traditional clothing and the iron/aluminum plate to bring you back a couple of centuries. The food was indeed as my friend said, better than expected! If you are looking for comfort food with great quality and great ambient, definitely try...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Ilin C
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Nice restaurant, excelent food, good attention with customers. Always a pleasure stops for lunch. cheers!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank carlopcc
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

I love Gadsby's! The food, the decor, the history, the staff dressed in clothes as they might have been dressed in the 1770's. On this occasion, the restaurant stayed open a little later to accommodate our party after our late evening meetings ran over. One...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank gerjoyce
Reviewed September 28, 2018

We had been to the museum next door and so stopped by for a light lunch. Great salads with attentive service in a great historical atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank purchases
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

We dined here with three teenagers and we all thoroughly enjoyed our dinners. Two in our party got the George Washington favorite and one got the steak. She said it was one of the best days she had ever eaten. Highly recommend dinner here. The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank atcmom
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March 19, 2017|
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Response from CeliacSympathizer | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. our group was only 5. however my impression from them is they would accommodate you
May 7, 2016|
Response from VirginiaRET | Reviewed this property |
Gadsby's Tavern can accommodate groups as large as 100 people in three separate rooms. For groups that large, please give them at least a few weeks notice. Their phone number is 703 548 1288. You'll have a good time if... More
May 5, 2016|
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Response from Hank B | Reviewed this property |
Do they have...a poor decision making skills, a management team who lies about adjusting your bill: yes they do! Is the food good yes. Do they actually honor reservations made on Open Table/Trip advisor: not really.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3278
    (Cameron Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-548-1288
  • E-mail
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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