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Gadsby's Tavern

138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3278
+1 703-548-1288
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (27 reviews)
“peanut soup” (78 reviews)
“prime rib” (53 reviews)
Closes in 5 min
5:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3278
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It should be a crime if you don't eat here once while you are in DC. The neighborhood is cute, the restaurant is rich in history, and the food, OMG the food is amazing. My steak melted in my mouth, the mashed potatoes were garlic...More

Thank Kirstie N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here for lunch. My friend had a delicious lunch. However, I had issues with my lunch. I got the chicken salad sandwich. I asked if the the salad had onions and was told that it had some onion but not much and it...More

Thank travmama
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Te restaurant is from the colonial era. Most of the food is what the people from that time ate, including George Washington. Great food excellent service and reasonable prices The museum is right beside the restaurant and is worth a visit

Thank Alberto13_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From Oregon and passing through the DC area. We wanted to eat dinner in Alexandria and drove a long way to get to Gadsby's. Online and sign on door stated Gadsby's hours were open until 10pm. We arrived at 9pm and they were already closed....More

Thank Hikingbennette
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gatsby tavern was great for historians,since George Washington actually celebrated several of his birthday there in the large ballroom,some of the wood trimmings can be found in NEW YORK'S METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART,which helped keep the tavern from going under,a nice piece of history...

Thank LouLudyny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us ate for the first time Thanksgiving Dinner 11/23/17. It was what you would think of for a Thanksgiving dinner, Colonial, dim lights with candlelight. You would expect George Washington and his men at any time. The meal was turkey, stuffing, sweet potato,...More

Thank MellyRussi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the atmosphere as well as the food at Gadsby's. We had a great waitress who was very helpful with recommendations. I had a steak which was delicious. The mashed potatoes and corn pudding are also very good. There was a reinactor who looked...More

1  Thank Matilda_26
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I dined out two nights in a row in Alexandria, so I can draw some interesting comparisons. Night 1 at Gadsby's Tavern: fabulous atmosphere in a very historic building; gourmet entree with generous portions was only $26. Night 2 at Hank's Oyster Bar: Atmosphere was...More

1  Thank GPSpilot
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We had lunch with grand kids and every body was happy. The Peanut Soop (heritage spelling) was a delicious new discovery as well as the rotkraut on the Reuben. The waitress was very sweet and patient with the children. It's an understatement to say the...More

Thank sctfan
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Made reservations for our party based on the historical aspects of the property. Hostess was less than inviting, but waiter was delightful. Food was good and plentiful, not outstanding or memorable. Pricing was upper medium, if you are a history buff maybe this is your...More

Thank KLeaf65
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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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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