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Gadsby's Tavern

138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3278
+1 703-548-1288
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“peanut soup” (74 reviews)
“prime rib” (51 reviews)
“duck” (46 reviews)
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138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3278
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The only reason this restaurant can compete with the other restaurants in Alexandria (that actually gave good food) is because of its historical significance. The food is not good. The costumes the staff have to wear are tacky and ridiculous. Even thought it is a...More

Thank AmandaG197
Reviewed 6 days ago

Gadsby's is a fun experience as the building has been restored to near original condition and the staff is in colonial garb. The food was good, but not anything really special. A highlight of the visit was the visit by "Mr. Hall" who spoke to...More

Thank Lakeguytx49
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch with two other people. We didn't have a reservation, but seating was prompt. Service was efficient and the food was yummy. I'm a big fan of peanut soup and it was very good. We also enjoyed the chicken sandwich, onion soup, and...More

Thank Sabrina38
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arriving after trip to Mount Vernon, we had a good sold meal that was reasonably priced and had excellent service. Had bar food well prepared. Large serving as my wife and I split the roast beef and brie sandwich. Good experience.

Thank br649
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a lot of fun to poke around these two buildings and imagine being in a past time. The variety of exhibits provided just enough information without overwhelming. We made a day of it by going here, to the Apothecary, Alexandria National Cemetery, and...More

Thank asilemeter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I ate here on our way back to D.C. From Mount Vernon. The tavern is very old and well preserved and I believe it was in existence when GW was alive and he held meetings here. I had the walnut Gorgonzola salad...More

Thank 7Linda67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me first say I'm a huge history buff and I was very excited to go to this very historic restaurant. Now for the truth.. this restaurant has great food but there service staff was not prepared to serve people during the lunch hours. Once...More

Thank Danno1777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Gadsby Tavern was suggested to us while visiting Washington's whiskey distillery at Mount Vernon. It has a great Revolutionary character by decor, food and beverage inspired by the times. Try Ben Franklin's spruce beer & the rum punch!

Thank Jackie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Gadsby tavern many times, but each time the ministerial was not there. I wish they would have a person to fill in when the regular person is not there. The food is very good and the service and atmosphere is still...More

Thank Gwen C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here July 3 of this year.The food was good.There were some snafus with the service but it was fine .Tried the peanut soup and a chicken sandwich .It was fine .The rest of family had soups salads and sandwiches . Everyone was pleased.

Thank johnkodell
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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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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