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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (27 reviews)
“peanut soup” (82 reviews)
“prime rib” (55 reviews)
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5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3278
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My family thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Gadsby Tavern. The food was delicious, though the service left something to be desired. My children enjoyed their kids meals and loved that they were named for founding fathers. My husband said his french dip was exceptional. The...More

Thank Stacy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You walk back in time to a real candlelight dinner. Starting off with a warm cider (with or without rum). I had the Shepherds Pye (yes that is how they spell it) - beef and lamb with a delightful broth topped with fresh bread. For...More

Thank Sharron N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Pinterest Restaurant is in the heart of Old Town Alexandria close to Market Square. The atmosphere and decor of the place take you back to the Colonial times: servers in customs, stressed wooden table and chairs, candles... Food is good and main courses are...More

Thank Anect
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on the metro, walked old town and ended at the tavern. The place looks historic and the atmosphere is old. You feel as if you are back in colonial times. The waiter saw the cold in our faces and offered a hot cider and...More

1  Thank Anect-Rafi M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While we were at the Visitors Center in Alexandria, we asked where the best place was to try colonial cuisine. We were told Gadsby’s Tavern. We wanted to check it out there anyway so off we went. We were a little disappointed in the menu...More

1  Thank 19Happycamper58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be careful in your menu selection, it can make or break your experience here. We (wife, friend and myself) tried an assortment to taste. Their pie isn't, it's a stew. The half duck isn't either, it's 2 thighs and 2 legs. Didn't care for either....More

Thank Stephen O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good . And I never heard of peanut soup. Was good . Eating in the same buildings as George Washington. Was really awesome. View the room he ate in and the tour they gave us was well worth the trip.

1  Thank Dale S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I toured Gadsby's Tavern with three of my family members on March 17, 2017. Michelle Ash was the tour guide. Along with the information she provided regarding the tavern, we received an unwanted and inappropriate lecture on "white privilege." I never realized that George Washington,...More

7  Thank TexasHistorian
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

This is Alexandria’s version of the colonial “time machine” restaurants at Colonial Williamsburg, with colonial era food and decor and waitstaff in period dress. The building is beautiful and historic and the food is quite good. I had all the items the place is known...More

2  Thank hcmjkm
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Food is good and every effort is made to give you the feeling of 18th century Alexandria. Costumed personnel and instrumentalists delight -- well worth visiting, small museum on premises.

Thank arthurpeabody
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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, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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