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Gadsby's Tavern

138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3278
+1 703-548-1288
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (35 reviews)
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3278
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of history and lots of food. A solid good menu served by staff in period costume in cosy dining areas. The free cupcake starters are great but why do people make stuff that makes me want to eat so much?

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank johnsO3937VW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good and the staff was extremely friendly. But to me, the history behind this place was why we chose to eat here. The food and drinks are priced well for being such a great place... it’s defiantly a good date night experience...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JohnandJacky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a large group looking for a restaurant with a provate space. Gadsby’s was great. They do require a prix fix if the group is large, so it limits your options a bit, but everyone was pleased with the food. Well cooked and seasoned....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ElieDC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gadsby's Back Dining Room was the perfect intimate setting for our small group of ladies for our Christmas Luncheon. Server Gloria was amazing as she attended all of us by herself most of the time until the entrees came. Then she was assisted by Manager...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank patriciasowers
Reviewed November 13, 2018 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
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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 244hankb | 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, 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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