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Gadsby's Tavern

138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3278
+1 703-548-1288
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (33 reviews)
“peanut soup” (85 reviews)
“prime rib” (54 reviews)
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138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3278
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice restaurant with history. Quaint side room. Waiter was very helpful finding things to do in town he even walked us outside to show the way and circled destinations on maps. Large portions of food, good prices, and tasty meal.

Thank Americantravel17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Besides a tasty, fairly priced and professionally well served meal, one enjoys a step back in American history to witness the daily social surroundings of a neighborhood tavern during the days of the birth of the worlds most powerful nation, USA! You can feel the...More

Thank KV1122
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

for a great meal! Food here is always good; this time it was especially good! Service is fast and friendly.

Thank 787sully
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brought a work party here to soak in a little local history and character. The food was very good but not first rate (but who ever said our founding fathers ate like royalty?) and the service efficient and helpful with menu selection. What made my...More

Thank LightPro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were delighted with out dinner at Gadsby's Tavern. They had a huge tour group come in just after us. The waiter was kind enough to get our order in prior to the group of 40 so we would be served timely....More

Thank john31coco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gadsby's offers a scrumptious menu in a wonderfully historic atmosphere. A really special treat not to miss. And it's not just for the tourists. You'll find it's a great place for that casual evening out with that special person. You gotta try it or go...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to travel back in time and get a sense of life in the Colonial period, enjoy great food accompanied by fantastic service, then just come.

Thank Chardusa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed brunch here on our recent trip. What a charming place. My husband had an omelette. I had a traditional breakfast. The mini muffins were delicious (blueberry and sweet corn muffin).

Thank Cheryl4674
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome atmosphere, great food, charming staff. How cool is it to be able to eat in the same building George Washington dined, but also the food is just terrific and the staff are in costume and so nice. My wife and I bring all our...More

Thank ChubbyDolphin
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely historic building that has a great atmosphere inside too. I ordered the George Washington's favourite which was roast duck with cherry sauce, and was very good. My friend ordered the prime rib which was huge. Service was OK, but could have...More

Thank Tara D
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20 March 2017|
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Response from DavidLeach124 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. our group was only 5. however my impression from them is they would accommodate you
7 May 2016|
Response from VirginiaRET | Reviewed this property |
Gadsby's Tavern can accommodate groups as large as 100 people in three separate rooms. For groups that large, please give them at least a few weeks notice. Their phone number is 703 548 1288. You'll have a good time if... More
5 May 2016|
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Response from Hank B | Reviewed this property |
Do they have...a poor decision making skills, a management team who lies about adjusting your bill: yes they do! Is the food good yes. Do they actually honor reservations made on Open Table/Trip advisor: not really.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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