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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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2015

Dinner at Gadsby's Tavern after visiting Mt. Vernon--ordered George Washington's favorite dinner, duck with corn pudding. Started the meal with French onion soup with Gruyere cheese, delicious. Enjoyed the duck dinner, the corn pudding was very good, there was a cabbage dish that was not my favorite but interesting. The experience of dining at the tavern just being part of... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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226 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had a delightful lunch here yesterday! This is a very attractive historic site - the servers are in colonial attire - service was outstanding! The menu selection was very nice for lunch - my husband and I enjoyed a delicious onion soup, he had a great salad topped with grilled chicken and I loved my beef and melted brie... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful, historic tavern in a beautiful neighborhood. Our waitress was efficient but not very friendly. Our food (we had the duck & the salmon) was okay but nothing great. I wouldn't recommend this place.

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Sunbury, Ohio
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015

We stopped in for drinks and appetizers. Nice service, good food and very historic atmosphere. Our server was very gracious and suggested good beer. The wedge salad and crab cakes were awesome.

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Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

As expected a lovely atmosphere and food was good, but ruined but very slow service. Which we were told was due to a large party upstairs ! Our evening could have been so much more enjoyable.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

The dining areas are charming, servers are dressed from the Colonial period, and the place is quiet so you can actually hear the conversation at your table. The food is fine to pretty good - nothing stellar or amazing but solid. No one will be offended at the menu. Our srrver was very nice but the kitchen was slow -... More 

Thank Sile365
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Went sightseeing around Alexandria with visiting family one Sunday morning a couple weekends ago and found ourselves in front of the tavern so we went in. After a five minute wait we were seated in the original tavern room. The food was great, I had the French toast and loved it. Our server, Aaron, was so nice and answered all... More 

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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2015

Took the family here while on vacation. I had been here years ago for a business trip, and there were character actors, dressed and acting like they were in the time period of the building. It made it a fun place, and you learned a little about the history of the building. The character actors are what made this place... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2015

We were visiting old friends on our recent visit. If you would like to experience "colonial ambience," I heartily recommend Gadsby's Tavern. Although not an extensive menu, it does offer variety and includes foods that are more traditional. We had had peanut soup many years ago when we dined in Colonial Williamsburg and it was on Gadsby's menu - and... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2015

Great for a piece of history but the food is not great. Service is okay, but it's cool to say you dined where George Washington ate and had similar menu items, food, etc. The place is pretty cool and interior is historic. So for a one time tourist visit it's probably a great place to dine for one night and... 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
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, 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
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?