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Gadsby's Tavern Museum, Alexandria
(4.2/5 based on 180 reviews on the web)
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  • We learned how taverns were back in the 1700's and I'm sure glad they've changed. There's a lot of history here at Gadsby's Tavern so I would recommend taking the short tour. The guides were very pass...  more »
  • the food on the tables was recreated by the cooks [shefs, whatever] at the tavern FROM the original recipe, so they would know what it's supposed to look like, so then they had it created or they, the...  more »
  • This is a staple in Old Town. The food is Colonial and quite heavy but so worth the experience. Ghost tours line up here, the Lafayette Ball is held here, George Washington ate here regularly- what's ...  more »
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  • On a quiet Old Town corner near Market Square. Great place to take guests for a period experience. If John Douglas Hall is there when you are there, prepare to laugh and learn. He's an amazing educator and entertainer. The food is surprisingly excellent, especially for the price. The museum next door is worth a look too.
  • The historical atmosphere and associated menu offering in the restaurant was exquisite. The service was friendly and attentive. The roving Historian in period clothing and dialect was extremely entertaining. A well preserved icon that gives you the feeling you could be sitting next to George Washington or Thomas Jefferson having a pleasant evening dinner. Highly recommend for anyone wanting to "spend an evening" in our Capitol Area in the late 1700- early 1800 time period.
  • Went for lunch on Saturday during Restaurant Week. Had a reservation and arrived at 1:30. Finally got seated 15 minutes later and then took forever for them to even offer water. The place was not crowded. The only reason we got bread 20 minutes later was because we asked the waiter to feed the children. Food arrived more than 30 minutes later. My pot pie was lackluster and my friends fried oyster po boy sandwich was so bad that she peeled the fried layer of every single oyster so she could eat it. The kids menu burgers were really good though and huge. The only reason it gets 3 stars instead of less was because the kids menu burgers were good.
  • Cozy place and historic. Washington (supposedly, at least) ate here or slept here or possibly fell asleep while eating here. I can't remember exactly. Decent food, but you're going for the history.
  • Fun tour packed with good information/stories. Our tour guide Jessica was very knowledgeable.