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Gadsby's Tavern

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138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3278 (Cameron Street)
+1 703-548-1288
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Today
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
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New York City, New York
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While staying in historic Old Town Alexandria be sure to check out this restaurant. Dining areas are situated in historic rooms and there's a unique colonial menu to match. The ales offered were delicious and our meals were very good. If you're looking for some unique American history (George Washington ate there and Thomas Jefferson's inaugural ball was held here)... More 

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Carbondale, Illinois
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't dream I. Oils have such a lovely dessert menu at an old tavern. Selection was great, prices fair, service good, unbeatable ambiance. I had the bread pudding, which I always have and it was delicious. '

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Fresno, CA
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, if a little expensive, in the colonial style. Service was good, food was great, parking a hassle, they are handicapped accessible.

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Thank AJGR
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here for NYE and it was magnificent! The food was amazing and the wait staff top notch. I plan to go back for lunch or dinner very soon. The NYE menu was a fixed menu but they serve all sorts of things during the rest of the year. It is a bit pricey but worth every penny.

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Thank cmsmith0009
Alexandria, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, servers and food...don't miss it! All dressed in period costume makes this fun for friends, family and children.

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Cooper City, Florida
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352 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gadsby's is an Alexandria landmark with taverns at the location dating back to the 1790's. We enjoyed going to Old Town to see the holiday lights and wanted to have the experience of an old-time tavern, so we tried Gadsby's. This is a busy place with good service and excellent food. Reservations are recommended, at least on a weekend. The... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gadsby Tavern is a must eat place the service was good the prime rib was excellent scalloped potatoes were out of this world the creme brulee with the best I've ever had.

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Colorado
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered the duck. It came with corn pudding and scalloped potatoes. My hubby ordered the prime rib. The portions are huge! Plan to be there at 7 pm. That's when Ben Franklin makes an appearance!

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Dacula, Georgia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant after finding it on a list of the most historic restaurants in D.C. The building itself is lovely and truly has a feeling of historical charm. We were seated at an intimate table for two next to a window that looked out over the dimly lit streets of Alexandria. It was the perfect setting for our... More 

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We stopped in for a quick lunch on a very hot day this past July. What a wonderfully historic spot! The service was great. It was a quiet afternoon. We look forward to returning in the future for a dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?