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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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Closes in 14 min
11:30 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3278
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First, the history of this tavern amazes me. Second, the atmosphere makes the tavern legitimate with its steel plates, colonial decor and candle lit tables. Third, the food was great. I tried the ham biscuits and some of the best lamb I’ve ever eaten. I...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in a historic tavern, it was interesting, altho it is hard to really get much of a feel of the history from the back dining room we were seated it. Actually walked through the kitchen to get there. I would recommend asking for a...More

Thank PeteL92833
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Such a fun old style restaurant. You get bread before your meal which was good with a little sweetness. I had fish and chips and cleaned my plate. Great portions and so tasty!

Thank mmclaughlin22017
Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

Ate here on a business trip, a large group. The room we were in was a bit cramped, the entertainment was ok, but no for me. The food was expensive for what it was I had the steak. After service charge and taxes two beers,...More

1  Thank Rogerstone-Newport
Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

We often bring visitors here. Love the history and atmosphere, and the food is exceptional. Be sure to visit the viewing are for the cellar to get a little bit more of the history.

Thank alwrph
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Many people review and recommend Gadsby's. Before I went, I assumed it was probably over rated and really just a tourists trap. I couldn't have been more wrong! While Gadsby's historic setting, period costume dress for the wait staff and the regular appearance of a...More

Thank DJLangston
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

We visited on a recent family outing. It appears that George Washington would stop here on his way from Mount Vernon to D.C. as it was a long trip. We had a beer and brunch just like he would have enjoyed. Great food in a...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed September 2, 2017

This is a special place to visit. I learned of it from trip advisor. The food was good. Service excellent. Loved the candle lighting, old wood floors and preservance of the building.

Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed August 29, 2017

There were seven of us who ate lunch at Gadsby's Tavern. The atmosphere was truly worth the visit alone. We all enjoyed our meals and, in fact, thought the food and presentation were great. This coupled with good local beer and excellent service made our...More

Thank osimajorusaf
Reviewed August 29, 2017

We had a large group for a birthday celebration and the staff was great. The food was good and the venue lots of fun for a party. They went out of their way to help us make this a memorable experience. What a fun place...More

Thank cwile
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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
Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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