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“Great historical place!”

Green Dragon Tavern and Museum
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Ranked #42 of 392 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $35
Cuisines: American, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Green Dragon Tavern & Museum is a stunning replica of Boston's original Green Dragon Tavern, demolished in 1854, where Sam Adams, Paul Revere and other founders met in secret to plan the Boston Tea Party and the American Revolution. Paul Revere departed the Green Dragon Tavern for his famous ride to Lexington and Concord notifying Patriots that "the British are coming!" And "One if by land, two if by sea". Visit our site to learn more about all that GDT&M has to offer. Whether touring our museum, savoring our New England Inspired New American Cuisine in our highly acclaimed restaurant, secretly meeting to plan your company's next revolutionary concept, or hosting a banquet of up to 200 persons seated or more in our event space, a historic experience awaits you.
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

This place was built to be a architectural replica of the Paul Revere Green Tavern in Boston. The food is excellent and there is also a small museum with original artifacts from the owners collection. Awesome little find! Highly recommended!

Thank Debora M
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

Our family had the best time here and the food at the tavern is outstanding. Extremely friendly service, quality culinary experience and a truly unique setting makes you learn about our country's founding. Can't recommend highly enough.

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Thank sfdann
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Reviewed July 19, 2018

We have been to this tavern and museum in the past and took the time to read the revolutionary times presentation of the permanent museum. It is worth doing. Now to the adjacent tavern. We arrived through the small cafe, drawn by the sign listing " coffee and donuts". The staff directed us to the hallway adjacent as the way to the Green Dragon.
We positioned ourselves to watch the world cup semi finals on the big screen and ordered vegan food as usual. We ordered the black bean hamburger, tomato soup and a third helping of really good, seasoned French fries. (Hey, it was the cup and we stuck to water as the start was 11am.) Note: I generally don't prefer a black bean patty but here it was perfectly prepared. The cook was on top of it. The patty was slightly charred which raised the consistency to firm, with lettuce, pickle and onion. This was a very noteworthy combination and the flavor, firmness came through perfectly and without heavy sauce, etc. We used ketchup on the fries out of habit. They were great without it.
As the lunch hour approached, more people arrived but the tavern was not over crowded or noisy. The woman who served us was highly skilled, taking care of the bar and our food in the beginning. She really made us feel welcome, made sure we had everything we wanted, and assured us there was no need to feel hurried. France advanced.
The inside of the tavern is reminiscent of the late 1700's with warm wood paneling. and historical references. The paper beneath the fries retained the same theme. We'll be back. Give it a try especially for the black bean burger and fries and the rather unusual setting with the associated free museum. I tasted the tomato soup (bisque) it was very good, too. The menu had a wide choice including meat and fish. There is a full bar as well.
Local cyclists might find the cafe a good stopping point to recharge with array of drinks and pastry.

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Thank marinmaelstrom
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

I was just passing by and asked google for food near me... This spot had a good rating so I decided to give them a shot. I had the French dip, which was great! Also great service, and music.
Glad I found them, I hope I'm hungry next time I pass by!

Thank grand c
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

The Green Dragon is a most interesting place. It has a museum in the back of early American History. It's great to walk the kids through while you are waiting for your food. The tavern atmosphere is great for large family gatherings as it's both intimate but child friendly. I loved the braised brussel sprouts and the lobster macaroni. The food is excellent and they have a full list of craft beers. Go! You won't be disapppointed.

Thank 378dba
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GreenDragonTavern, General Manager at Green Dragon Tavern and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

Thank you for making the time to provide your feedback, DB! We are thrilled to hear about your experience and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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