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William Jeffreys Tavern

$$$
American, Bar, Pub
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2301 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204-4451
+1 703-746-6333
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

William Jeffreys never fails to impress! From the ambiance, to the service, to the extraordinary food - you just won't be disappointed if what you are looking for is unique pub food in a great environment. Their ahi tuna nachos are sinful, and the steamed mussels are amazing! I would highly recommend this tavern.

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Thank Vauntess2015
WJTavern, General Manager at William Jeffreys Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much! What a nice thing to hear, we'll pass your comments along to the team. Look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Stopped in yesterday after work. Odd thing is that you'd hardly know a restaurant is there besides for a sandwich sign and a small hanging sign above the door. Walking in is a different story. Nicely appointed restaurant with a large bar seating area, booths, and several types of tables - from intimate two person affairs to larger German pub... More 

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Thank majshanman
WJTavern, General Manager at William Jeffreys Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and can't wait to see you again soon! More 

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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday evening, so it was not very busy. The food was very good and moderately priced. My husband and I had one of their daily specials, fried brussel sprouts with crispy ham. It was tasty, so if you like brussel sprouts I would suggest you try it. You might want to order this as an appetizer... More 

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Thank Tracy C
WJTavern, General Manager at William Jeffreys Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Tracy: Thank you for your review! We're so glad to hear that neither you nor your party left unhappy - that's always our goal. Be sure to stop by again soon! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

WJT is such a great local spot to grab a beer! The food is consistently good. The beer selection is always quality. The service is attentive and friendly. I definitely would NOT consider this place bar food. There's a distinct quality difference here in the food. WJT has one of the best French onion soups I've had in the DC... More 

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Thank Brandon M
WJTavern, General Manager at William Jeffreys Tavern, responded to this review

Hi there: Thank you for your review, we are so happy you enjoy the food, beer and your time visiting. Be sure to stop by on Thursdays for our "Tiki Thursdays" - we have some delicious Tiki cocktails and authentic Polynesian cuisine. Thanks again! More 

Lost River, WV
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161 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous summer day sitting outside on the beautifully shaded patio of this amazing restaurant. You get to watch the people and cars go by while enjoying wonderful music and an amazing menu. From the fresh seafood to the amazing burgers this place has it all for lunch dinner or even brunch. I highly recommend their raw bar. Ample parking... More 

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Thank Brian S
WJTavern, General Manager at William Jeffreys Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Brian: Thank you for your feedback - we greatly appreciate it. We're glad you enjoy your time with us, and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Washington DC Area
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Was not impressed with the food or drinks -- unattractive presentation and nothing memorable. With all the great eating places in Arlington, I won't be back. Noisy, too.

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Thank lalocavista
WJTavern, Guest Relations Manager at William Jeffreys Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Lalocavista: We're so sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience with us! We are disappointed that you won't be back, as our goal is always to exceed our guest's expectations (and it looks like we may have fallen short this time). If you change your mind, we have an amazing brunch on both Saturdays & Sundays that... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

This place is awesome inside and loved the ambiance. However, my experience for breakfast turned me off. I ordered the pancake, which was not cooked all the way and very doughy inside. Also, ordered a side of eggs over hard, which had a hair underneath on the plate. I sent it back and the waitress never apologized. The other people... More 

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Thank amandalcooper
WJTavern, General Manager at William Jeffreys Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Amanda, I hope this email finds you well and you are enjoying your Monday. Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback about your visit to William Jeffrey's. I apologize that your experience was less than stellar, as our goal is to always exceed expectations. It seems that we fell very short this time. What I would... More 

Jacksonville, United States
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

Amazing place! Great drinks. Great staff. Great atmosphere. Good food. What more can you ask for from a tavern? If your visiting the Arlington, VA area find this place relax and have a pint. Highly recommend!

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Thank Frank C
McMurray, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Stopped in after driving my daughter home aroud Christmas. Great craft beers on tap, which are at times hard to find in taverns of high quality. Food was delicious and atmosphere great for conversation. Staff was superior in all ways. Can't wait to return next time we're in town.

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Thank Mark V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I really like this place a lot. Good thing it is walking distance from my office, because sometimes I just get a craving for some of their food. It's a little pricey for bar food, but the quality/taste is better than your average bar food, so I guess it's worth it. Also, welcome to DC, everything is expensive. I have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2301 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204-4451
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-746-6333
Description
William Jeffrey's Tavern is a cozy, comfortable, neighborhood restaurant decorated in Prohibition Era décor. We serve American style food with a twist and hand-crafted cocktails. We also offer a 16-tap bar, fireplaces, raw oyster bar, and HDTVs.

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