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Gadsby's Tavern

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138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3278
+1 703-548-1288
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3278
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here in the late afternoon for a beer and appetizers. It was exciting to be in such a historical spot. The waitress was friendly and made our short experience here very enjoyable.

Thank Marilyn P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our first lunch at Gadsby's Tavern. Beautiful decor and good prices. Atmosphere is like Colonial Williamsburg. Food was okay. Restrooms need updating. I'd love to see what it's like at dinner. Would highly recommend.

Thank LizBRJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thursday evening dinner. Service could of been much better. Waitress acted as if she didn't really care about much about being a server. Our family of four was seated in a back room by ourselves yet the more inviting front room that was half full....More

Thank Ladyisred
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Nice restaurant with history. Quaint side room. Waiter was very helpful finding things to do in town he even walked us outside to show the way and circled destinations on maps. Large portions of food, good prices, and tasty meal.

1  Thank Americantravel17
Reviewed May 10, 2018

Besides a tasty, fairly priced and professionally well served meal, one enjoys a step back in American history to witness the daily social surroundings of a neighborhood tavern during the days of the birth of the worlds most powerful nation, USA! You can feel the...More

1  Thank KV1122
Reviewed May 6, 2018

for a great meal! Food here is always good; this time it was especially good! Service is fast and friendly.

1  Thank 787sully
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Brought a work party here to soak in a little local history and character. The food was very good but not first rate (but who ever said our founding fathers ate like royalty?) and the service efficient and helpful with menu selection. What made my...More

Thank LightPro
Reviewed April 30, 2018

My husband and I were delighted with out dinner at Gadsby's Tavern. They had a huge tour group come in just after us. The waiter was kind enough to get our order in prior to the group of 40 so we would be served timely....More

Thank john31coco
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Gadsby's offers a scrumptious menu in a wonderfully historic atmosphere. A really special treat not to miss. And it's not just for the tourists. You'll find it's a great place for that casual evening out with that special person. You gotta try it or go...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

If you want to travel back in time and get a sense of life in the Colonial period, enjoy great food accompanied by fantastic service, then just come.

Thank Chardusa
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March 19, 2017|
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Response from DavidLeach124 | 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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
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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