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Joe Theismann's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town
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1800 Diagonal Rd, Ste A, Alexandria, VA 22314-2840 (King Street)
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I booked into the Embassy Suites and asked for a lunch recommendation. Without hesitation, the front desk suggested "Joe Theismann's". Upon arrival, I sat at the bar and ordered the surf and turf and a house salad. Much to my surprise, the food was really good. The salad was surprisingly fresh and the champagne vinagrette was especially tasty. The steak... More 

Thank Ted G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hamburger and fries and Reuben were soooo greasy. I guess what do expect from a bar. It was very loud inside so we sat outside which was nice. There were heaters on so it wasn't cold.

Thank Sttrum
Buddina, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been dropping in to this quality watering hole off and on for 25 years and have never been disappointed. The decor and atmosphere is a clever meld of sports bar come restaurant. The menu is extensive but on this most recent visit my mates and I simply opted for the burger which was cooked to perfection. I can't wait... More 

Thank NauticalDreamer3010
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on Sunday for brunch. Had the crab cakes eggs Benedict, which were excellent. Relatively quiet on a Sunday before noon.

Thank MNguy123
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants. Great tasting food, reasonably priced and friendly staff. The menu has lots of variety and the rolls are fresh from the oven.

Thank BP B
Alta Loma, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great menu. Very reasonable prices for quality and portion size. Best crab cakes outside of Maryland Crab Cakes. Lunch or dinner, it works!

Thank lakrhot
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate dinner here on a Sunday night, a sports bar atmosphere inside, loud but amiable, safe, many games on TVs at once. Sidewalk dining was cozy; clam, mussels and shrimp pasta dish superb, as well as baked chicken with veggie rice and bacon blue cheese lettuce wedge. Great, attentive table service.

Thank Angela S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in Alexandria and looking for a great place to enjoy a very nice restaurant with a fabulous menu, look no further than Joe Theismann's. I had their turkey & ham club sandwich and it was perfectly created with a neat basket of fresh cut fries served in the neatest little chrome basket. The atmosphere is upscale, yet the... More 

Thank Roger M
Lake Worth, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good food, nice environment to sit and hear yourself speak. Service was excellent, recommendations provided were very tasty.

Thank kred701
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

went with some work colleagues. Named after Joe Theismann, I was expecting a sports bar and wasn't really in the mood for it. Got to restaurant, and it was dark woods and linen tablecloths and while there were sports pics on wall, it wasn't a sports bar. Food was really good and was a nice quiet place to meet and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 Diagonal Rd, Ste A, Alexandria, VA 22314-2840
    (King Street)
  • Public Transportation: Joe Theismann's Restaurant is well served by public transportation. The King Street Metro train is located across the street on the blue and the yellow lines, only two stops from Reagan Airport. Also across the street are the Amtrak and VRE trains, Alexandria Dash Bus and REX bus stops as well as the free city Tolley.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 703-739-0777

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?