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“Forget history, it's all about the food”

Gadsby's Tavern Museum
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Owner description: Discover Alexandria’s five-star hotel of the 18th century! Gadsby’s Tavern Museum consists of the c. 1785 tavern and the 1792 City Tavern and Hotel. The buildings were constructed by John Wise, but made famous by John Gadsby. Mr. Gadsby’s establishment was the center of political, business, and social life in Alexandria and hosted the likes of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Today the Museum offers tours, programs and special events.
Reviewed February 10, 2013

We visited in July of 2006 and Jan of 2007. Both times our meals were better than any meal we had eaten at any other independent or chain restaurant ever. The historic element serves a purpose all its own, but you do not have to be reminiscent of history to visit Gadsby's. They could move to a 21st century office building with sterile walls and cold atmosphere and still deliver delicious entrees.

Thank Joe S
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Has old-time foods you don't see anywhere nowadays. Brings you back to the days of Colonial Virginia. Good place to bring out of town guests.

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

This is one of the oldest, most historic buildings and working restaurant in the city. If you are a vistor, stop by and check it out, have lunch, or dinner. The Tavern serves period food with menus fit for George Washington and Lafayette. The tours run daily and they are restoring the old ice house on the corner. Take the tour and then wonder around Old Town to see the other historic sites. John Carlyle house is just around the corner.

Thank LadyAboutTown
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

Setting was authentic and the food was very appetising and reasonably priced. My wife enjoyed the General Washington porter beer. Staff were friendly

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Reviewed December 21, 2012

We went a candlelight tour the weekend of December 7. It was alot of fun with oldtime dancing demo. We did not eat. It was closed for the tour

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