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Joe Theismann's Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Old Town
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1800 Diagonal Rd, Ste A, Alexandria, VA 22314-2840 (King Street)
+1 703-739-0777
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Franklin, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had the crab cakes and a salad. They were wonderful! Very little filler, seasoned perfectly, huge portions. I had jasmine rice instead of fries. There was enough for dinner and lunch the next day.

Thank vavet1963
Fareham, United Kingdom
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122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Busy Saturday night but only had to wait a few minutes for a table. Beer selection at the bar is good and the menu is equally good. My halibut was particularly good and the trout special was also excellent.

Thank Phil P
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was attending a symposium in Alexandria Old Town and many of the out of town participants are here. It could not be faulted. The steaks are great, the fish is superb and the desserts and entrees first class. I had several meals eating at this place and the service and meals were faulktless. I eat Waygu at home so... More 

Thank Martin A
Fremont, California
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122 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I called on Saturday night after Thanksgiving at 5PM and was promptly told that they do not take reservation and walk in only, with no mention of the restaurant is fully booked. So we showed up at 6PM and was told the wait was 30 min if we don't have reservation. The same group in front of us was told... More 

Thank Allrelative
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was looking for a place to wait to be picked up, after arriving on the train... I walked across the street to Joe's place... It looked very inviting.. So I went in and was seated immediately... It is basically a sports bar and restaurant... the food was delivered in a timely manner, and was delicious.. My waitress was a... More 

Thank Andrew G
Washington, DC
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104 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a quiet Sunday night, with only a few tables occupied. Took almost 30 minutes for a turkey burger and a lobster salad roll. Waited another 8 minutes for a side of mayo. Passed on dessert and coffee because we didn't want to wait.

Thank Joanne F
United States
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636 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The title of my review says it all. I ordered my burger medium and it arrived well done. Then our server disappeared for the rest of the night. We had to get another server to help us. I could also hear that several people around us were having similar trouble that night. Maybe they had someone new in the kitchen,... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've had dinner at Theismann's probably 8-10 times over the last several years. Their food and service has been consistently good. I've had beef, chicken and seafood entrees and all were tasty. The side dishes tend to be served with lots of butter and/or sauces, so if you are on a diet, be sure to ask for EVERYTHING on the... More 

Thank Michael H
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great restaurant with good food and service. I would definitely return next time. The restaurant is very classy, but has a pub type vibe. I watched football on there multiple tvs while eating a bowl of gumbo.

Thank John M
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in DC we always eat at Theisman's. It is located right off the King Street Metro. Great place to watch the games on Sunday night and enjoy a wonderful Prime Rib. Cool sports bar in Alexandria.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?