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Gadsby's Tavern

138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3278
+1 703-548-1288
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (25 reviews)
“peanut soup” (78 reviews)
“prime rib” (54 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3278
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Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made reservations online based on prior good reviews. Gadsby's Tavern did not disappoint. The history and ambience of this restaurant is worth a visit. The portions are so generous, we asked the waitress to split the prime rib and it was still too much...More

Thank UNLVLawRebel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A dinner at Gadsby's Tavern, while not nouveau cuisine, is not a nouveau experience either. Nor should it be. The historic menu and authentic decor in a truly historic building makes this a step back in time to be remembered. I had prime rib, ordered...More

Thank Nano56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dining in a room where George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other presidents have is very inspiring. the decor is still set up as it was in the 18th century. Very good selection of colonial foods. The tenderloin was very good.

Thank billty45
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best old town brunches. We always enjoy the selections and service here. Several great specials and standard fare. Great fresh muffins coffee and juice to start. Steak and eggs were awesome and omelets are excellent and huge. Come hungry and enjoy. Ask...More

Thank Ken A
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I absolutely loved, loved, loved this restaurant. Jeannie our server was wonderful!!!! The decor is old fashioned with the wait staff wearing clothing from the Civil War times. The floors are original. The food is delicious with lovely presentation. If you would like a romantic...More

Thank TravelGal011070
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were staying in town for a business and we found Gadsby's on TripAdvisor, and it more than exceeded our expectations. Upon reading of the history of the location I certainly wanted to eat here. As soon as we entered I was...More

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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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
  • 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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