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Joe Theismann's Restaurant & Bar

1800 Diagonal Rd, Ste A, Alexandria, VA 22314-2840
+1 703-739-0777
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1800 Diagonal Rd, Ste A, Alexandria, VA 22314-2840
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really good food that is presented well without the stuffiness that comes with many of the better Alexandria restaurants. Food prices are mid range but you get a decent portion for your money. You can take a family or meet friends at the bar for...More

Thank lisamP9136CK
Reviewed 2 days ago

Cannot say enough how much I enjoyed this restaurant. Wait staff was extremely friendly and attentive. Food was delicious. Had the crab dip appetizer and the chicken tender appetizer both were great. For meals I had the Maryland style crab cakes and they did not...More

Thank ambermarie2017
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had heard about it so needed to try their lunch menu. Had a bowl of Gumbo, Buffalo chicken sandwich and a Reuben. Everyone enjoyed theirs but the Gumbo was a little different than you get down south. Overall very nice place - They do have...More

Thank 738billq
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

During family vacation we had to get a late night meal at this location. I am sure this place is more notable that what we experienced, but I am thinking this was too close to the end of the night and customer service was not...More

Thank ibvic
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had the special Stir fry beef with rice and fresh vegetables for $19.99, Hubby had Chicken Salad and 1 beer was $6.50. Pricey for us, but probably not for the area and ambiance. Food was excellent.

Thank Teresa R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Walked to the restaurant from the King Street Metro stop. It was happy hour, so Yuengling pints were $3.00. The server recommended a stuffed shrimp appetizer (4) for $13.00. They were very good. Also had the crab dip that was excellent. Atmosphere is sports related....More

Thank Kenmore_Don_1972
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't realize this was more than your typical "bar food" place until we walked in, but decided to stay. It was a bit pricey, but not terrible, and the food was very good! We were all stuffed when we left. Bill was $120 for...More

Thank Becky Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I ate at Theismann's for dinner one evening, while staying at the Embassy Suites next door. Food was delicious although menu was a bit limited. Large portions and average priced for a popular tourist area. We spent about $80 for 4 entrees...More

Thank Blossom O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting Alexandria on a work trip, I stopped here for lunch and I tried the fish tacos, which were prepared perfectly. I was pleasantly surprised how crispy the coating was , but the grouper was moist and just good! The service was fast, efficient...More

Thank Rita M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a group of 5 in for lunch and we were in a rush to get to a movie. The waiter was spot on with everything and the food was great.

Thank Ericnar
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3 January 2018|
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Response from Debbie D | Reviewed this property |
All day basically. It has a big bar. I would say 5pm though.
19 November 2017|
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Response from Ron T | Reviewed this property |
Open noon til 9 p.m. with $30 set menu includes turkey and fixings.
David J
17 July 2016|
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Response from ZenBabe96 | Reviewed this property |
We saw everything from business attire to casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 Diagonal Rd, Ste A, Alexandria, VA 22314-2840
    (King Street)
  • Public Transportation: Joe Theismann's Restaurant is well served by public transportation. The King Street Metro train is located across the street on the blue and the yellow lines, only two stops from Reagan Airport. Also across the street are the Amtrak and VRE trains, Alexandria Dash Bus and REX bus stops as well as the free city Tolley.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 703-739-0777
  • E-mail
Pleasing patrons since 1975, Theismann’s Restaurant and Bar is unique in character and difficult to categorize. It melds the diverse venues of fine dining, neighborhood gathering place and energetic sports viewing. It is still independently owned and operated, and implementing the original philosophy to give excellent service and quality product in a comfortable, friendly environment. Theismann’s provides the total guest experience. Menu offerings are varied and extensive and prepared on site with fresh ingredients. Join us for weekday happy hour, Monday thru Friday from 4-7pm, and our delicious weekend brunch.
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