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Joe Theismann's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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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New Jersey
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Steaks and drinks were very good. Waiter was knowledgeable and service was top notch. Sports bar was very active and loud. Separate dining room was perfect for quiet dinner.

Thank njrider2016
Dallas, Texas
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So cool to be sitting at Joe Theismann's bar. I was here for a family trip and celebrated my birthday, the spinach dip was incredible and the crab cakes were the best I've ever had. Fun atmosphere for college football game days for sure. Definitely should be on your list if in DC/Alexandria area.

Thank Valerie B
Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Surprisingly great meals, nice atmosphere, good service and reasonable prices. We each had something different; eggplant, lamb, salmon and ahi tuna. Each dish was presented perfectly, came out quickly and was delicious.

Thank Bansavage
Franklin, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 6 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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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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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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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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?