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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” (33 reviews)
“peanut soup” (85 reviews)
“prime rib” (54 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3278
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Reviewed 2 days 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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was excellent. The service was exceptional. Add a little history and it was an exceptional evening.

Thank gkbook520
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here because Caphe Bahn Mi had too long of a wait. Got peanut soup and prime rib sandwich. Peanut soup was strange but not bad. Almost like gravy mixed with peanut butter. The sandwich wasn't very creative just meat and cheese but tasted good....More

Thank AJ T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gadsby's is a nice historical spot, charming, but very over-rated in terms of atmosphere, service and food. Too bad; it'd be fun if done well, but it's a bore, and over-priced for the quality, which was merely average or less, and certainly nothing to boast...More

Thank ruukasu0808
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a nice dinner at the historical Tavern. Service was a little slow. We may have had a newer server. The ambiance is warm. Seating space is a bit tight. We were looking for a light bite. The Spinach salad was delicious - the...More

Thank Beth R
Reviewed 13 March 2018

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

1  Thank Stacy W
Reviewed 11 March 2018 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 9 March 2018 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 9 March 2018 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
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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