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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
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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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

I went here for NYE and it was magnificent! The food was amazing and the wait staff top notch. I plan to go back for lunch or dinner very soon. The NYE menu was a fixed menu but they serve all sorts of things during the rest of the year. It is a bit pricey but worth every penny.

1 Thank cmsmith0009
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Great atmosphere, servers and food...don't miss it! All dressed in period costume makes this fun for friends, family and children.

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Cooper City, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Gadsby's is an Alexandria landmark with taverns at the location dating back to the 1790's. We enjoyed going to Old Town to see the holiday lights and wanted to have the experience of an old-time tavern, so we tried Gadsby's. This is a busy place with good service and excellent food. Reservations are recommended, at least on a weekend. The... More 

1 Thank caryon1
Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

The gadsby Tavern is a must eat place the service was good the prime rib was excellent scalloped potatoes were out of this world the creme brulee with the best I've ever had.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

I ordered the duck. It came with corn pudding and scalloped potatoes. My hubby ordered the prime rib. The portions are huge! Plan to be there at 7 pm. That's when Ben Franklin makes an appearance!

1 Thank NatbugK
Dacula, Georgia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

We chose this restaurant after finding it on a list of the most historic restaurants in D.C. The building itself is lovely and truly has a feeling of historical charm. We were seated at an intimate table for two next to a window that looked out over the dimly lit streets of Alexandria. It was the perfect setting for our... More 

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

We stopped in for a quick lunch on a very hot day this past July. What a wonderfully historic spot! The service was great. It was a quiet afternoon. We look forward to returning in the future for a dinner.

1 Thank asnydie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 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 December 7, 2016

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!

2 Thank jmtjoy4
Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, 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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?