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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
“peanut soup” (78 reviews)
“prime rib” (52 reviews)
“duck” (47 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3278
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Reviewed yesterday

I absolutely loved, loved, loved this restaurant. Jeannie our server was wonderful!!!! The decor is old fashioned with the wait staff wearing clothing from the Civil War times. The floors are original. The food is delicious with lovely presentation. If you would like a romantic...More

Thank TravelGal011070
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were staying in town for a business and we found Gadsby's on TripAdvisor, and it more than exceeded our expectations. Upon reading of the history of the location I certainly wanted to eat here. As soon as we entered I was...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How many times can you use the word “great” in a review? Great food, great ambience, great service and a great price. Onion soup not quite French quality, but the roast beef sandwich was delicious and the fries were awesome! Our server was spot on...More

Thank jw s
Reviewed 1 week ago

very quaint, service & food were great price reasonable,,not too many tables, we did not have a reservation but it is a good idea to have one. We were lucky enough to meet Sir somebody from England who told delightful tales.

Thank jregensb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved how steeped in history this place is, friendly service with wait staff inperiod costume and food was good. Recommend if you want to enjoy some of the history of old town Alexandria.

Thank Sabrina A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After checking Trip Advisor for restaurants, we chose The Gatsby Tavern. But a short walk from our B & B on S Royal, we entered a very historical place. We really enjoyed the food, ambience and entertainment that we experienced. John Douglas Hall, an actor...More

Thank Lawdoglaa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a late lunch and we were greeted very warmly by the hosts. We ordered the peanut soup and the onion soup. After trying both, honestly, I would have a hard decision picking one or the other if I returned. Both were...More

Thank theplumbingmedi... .
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a bus tour of Washington DC & surrounding areas. We had a group dinner at Gadsby's where George Washington saw his troops off during the war. A very nice and well-preserved dining experience. We were served a lovely green salad with bread...More

Thank Debbie K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun Colonial tavern! Period food, servers in costume, it was fun. Wished it was a little cheaper but you pay for the experience.

Thank MNataro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Gadsby's Tavern as a family of seven (4 adults and 3 kids). I made reservations a week ago noting our children 4.5 yo, 2.5 yo, 11 mo) would be in attendance. We booked a 5:30 pm reservation understanding the limitations of our...More

Thank AndynRock
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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, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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