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Gadsby's Tavern

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138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3278 (Cameron Street)
+1 703-548-1288
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Service was great. Food I had was ok, specifically my food choice - which was my fault really for picking it. Unless you are truly devoted to your veggies, the Vegetable Napoleon is not the way to go (and I typically love veggie/vegetarian meals, but this was too much for me). Besides this, the dessert (Tiramisu) was great, the service... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a good meal - the staff are all dressed in period costumes - there was a gentleman who was truly a gem. He was not only dressed for the Colonial Time period, he spoke just like he was from the Colonial Period - really fun, entertaining!

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Candlelight, historical setting with good food, pleasant staff and quick efficient service. Many nights (not all so call ahead) they have historical actors meandering the dining rooms. We could not beat the smell of hot mulled apple and rum drinks, Yards (tm) ales, authentic dishes from the times of our Founding Fathers and great desserts. Prime Rib and Yorkshire Pudding....very... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This colonial tavern still looks like it did during George Washingtons time. According to the signs George dined here. Wait staff is dressed in period costumes and were attentive. Chairs and tables are wood chairs and tables from colonial times so are not the most comfortable. Food was very good as was dessert. Restrooms are downstairs and stairs are uneven.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had dinner for a group of 20 here and all loved it. The atmosphere in Gadsby's Tavern is what you'd expect for such a place - the look and feel of a place that had just seen the likes of George Washington. Chalky paints, Windsor chairs, pewter chargers, and staff in almost-period dress do convey the feeling of the late... More 

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife & I decided to try Gadsbys,spending some time in Alexandria. The site was relatively authentic - the food was a current mediocre interpretation of 18th-19th century meal. No flavor, bland tastes. My wife had the GW duck, but got thighs & legs, instead of duck breast. My Gentlemans Pye had no taste, and was soupy. The Madeira onion... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate dinner here with friends who live in the D.C. I was out here for work, but brought along my 13-year-old who hasn't been here before. Colonial food was nothing special, at least my crab cakes weren't. One of my companion's pork chop was excellent however. Ambiance is nothing special. On a Friday night about 7:30 p.m. restaurant was abou9t... More 

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Bryans Road, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great old colonial tavern where George Washington dined and Thomas Jefferson held his presidential inauguration dinner. Atmosphere is superb, felt like you were back in the colonial days dining. The food and service was excellent. The prices are a bit high but you do get large portions. Highly recommend the Seafood Newburgh and the old style scalloped potatoes. They have... More 

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Hoschton, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here on our recent visit to Alexandria. He had prime rib, and I had the meatloaf - both were huge portions. The food was great, and we enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant. The service was just average. Maybe we just caught our server on an "off" day. We would return.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At least that's what they would have you believe. It is situated in a colonial/federal era tavern. The servers are dressed the part and the food includes some things that might have been served. If you are with a group Ben Franklin might come by and talk with you

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?