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Gadsby's Tavern Museum, Alexandria

(4.1/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
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  • We enjoyed that this place was peaceful in comparison to the hopping joints nearby. It has a very old-fashioned vibe, complete with wait staff in period garb. The food was tasty and plentiful, the roo...  more »
  • This eclectic place is something else. The servers dress in period costume to include the way they talk. You would think you walked into the 1700s. Full menu and you can even get an Ale if you wish. T...  more »
  • The tour guide made the tavern come alive with tales of the local folklore at the time. So interesting. There are stairs and not sure if it's suited for people with mobility issues. Double check ahead...  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.