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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 good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1800 Diagonal Rd, Ste A, Alexandria, VA 22314-2840
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Theisman’s used to be a B or B+ American bar food restaurant, but they have adopted the ultimate greedy practice of serving your entree at the same time (or a few minutes after) as your appetizer. They are sadly not alone the same MBA practice...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 534neil
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came by the bar late night while staying at one of the hotels. Not many options late night in this area so choices are limited. The bartender suggested a sampler style appetizer and it sounded good. It had crab cakes, onion rings, wings. It was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DoctorCP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great time had by all! Food was great and our server, Drew, was amazing even though the place was slammed. My husband’s birthday was made super special by the restaurant and staff! Easy to get to by the Metro Station at King Street. We had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JS2520
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got in last minute on Black Friday and despite the crowds, everyone’s meals were delicious and the service was outstanding. Very impressive considering the Holidays.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank danrist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good sports bar. Food was ok. Good selection of beers and service was very good sitting at the bar. Bartender was friendly. Service was quick. Don’t go out of your way to visit for dinner

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ed P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family dinner here. Good atmosphere for conversation. Good quality food. Friendly staff, good service during a holiday week.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kathig5000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An American sports bar experience. We had their wings which were good. Dessert was cheese cake which was excellent.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank razz1o6
AlexRestPart, Owner at Joe Theismann's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Razz1o6, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us at Joe Theismann's. We take pride in our menu and love that you enjoyed our cheese cake and wings. Your insight is very valuable to us as this is the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were within walking distance of this restaurant & decided to give it a try. The food was delicious! It’s on the more expensive side, but for this area it was priced accordingly. I had an amazing pink margarita!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Joykwf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose Theismann's Restaurant because it was close to our hotel (Embassy Suites) and were glad we did. The food was great and the atmosphere was inviting. The first time we went we sat outside and even though it was chilly the restaurant had heaters...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank susan26012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked across the street from the Hilton Alexandria for dinner. I had walked past Theismann's many times on previous trips - but it always seemed like a fine dining restaurant when I was looking for casual. I was missing out. The menu is more like...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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3 January 2018|
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Response from Gatorsxc2 | 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 ront590 | 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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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
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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, 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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