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Green Dragon Tavern & Museum
Green Dragon Tavern & Museum

Green Dragon Tavern & Museum Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.greendragontavernca.com
  • Phone: (760) 918-2421
  • Hours of Operation: The Museum

    Monday- Saturday
    11:30 a.m.- Until Close

    Sunday
    10:30 a.m.- Until Close


    The Coffee House and Museum Bookstore

    Monday- Thursday
    11:30 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.

    Friday- Saturday
    11:30 a.m.- 10:00 p.m.

    Sunday
    10:30 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.


    The Tavern

    Monday- Thursday
    11:30 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.
    (Happy Hour- 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.)

    Friday- Saturday
    11:30 a.m.- 10:00 p.m.
    (Happy Hour- 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.)

    Sunday
    10:30 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
    (Sunday Brunch Menu- 10:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.)
    (Happy Hour- 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.)


    The Dining Room

    Monday- Thursday
    5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
    (Happy Hour- 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.)

    Friday- Saturday
    5:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
    (Happy Hour- 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.)

    Sunday
    5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
    (Happy Hour- 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Gregory Krol
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Palomar Airport Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Green Dragon Tavern & Museum
Green Dragon Tavern & Museum is the latest major attraction to open in the Carlsbad, CA, area. The 22,000 sq. ft. space features a museum, restaurant, two story tavern, coffee house, gift shop and a "state of the art" Ballroom for corporate or private catered events. G.D.T.& M. creates a welcoming atmosphere for celebrating, remembering and honoring early American history, our founding fathers and their many contributions to our past and modern day society. Offering complimentary admission, the Museum at G.D.T.& M. will house documents from the Colonial and Revolutionary War-eras and will provide individuals of all ages with an opportunity to further appreciate our country's rich history. Additionally, Chef de Cuisine Gregory Krol has created a menu that reflects "old world" meets "new world" cuisine and features locally farmed and sustainable ingredients. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "This restaurant and historical theme is unique to the area. With just minor exceptions, the food was excellent; the booth seating very comfortable; the service was friendly and first class; the decor and architectural detail were outstanding. The wood flooring and hard ceiling and walls made the noise level a little irritating. The museum was a very welcome plus to round out an enjoyable evening. I will spread the word."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Took my elderly parents to an early dinner on a Saturday Night. Our waiter was very informative and entertaining....made the night extra special. The food was great. My step-dad was extremely impressed with the overall ambience of the place and we LOVED the Revolutionary War Museum. Great for history buffs and east coasters (which we are). Also check out the bookstore and coffee shop. A very enjoyable and entertaining evening. We will definitely return soon."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I was intrigued by the early North American tavern style that the restaurant website boosted, but its actual style did not capture that of an 18th century Boston tavern. The bar and dining room spaces resemble a country club. The exterior's neon lighting was a poor choice- too unauthentic. The restaurant entrance is not so obvious. I was impressed with the food (I had Jadori Chicken, asparagus soup, The Patriot, bacon wrapped scallops, S'more). Great flavors, but strong and too bold- lacking balance. Lunch and dinner menus are almost identical, unrefined, and scattered. The service was decent and the staff kind and patient. Will return to see what Hastings develops. Great theme, but lacking in definition. I want this place to succeed."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We celebrated my birthday with a little trip to New England, having only had to drive a few miles! The lobster roll and clam chowder were authentic East Coast for sure. The service was great. The Hitchcock Chair Company chairs added even more charm. Nicely appointed furnishings, including fireplaces. We will return again, without a doubt. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I will be returning again. The food was good, service excellent, great place for a special occasion, reasonably priced."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "You need to know that the original Green Dragon Tavern was the "Headquarters of the American Revolution" in Boston's North End. The Boston Tea Party was planned there, and it was the starting point for Paul Revere's famous midnight ride to Lexington in April 1775. Be prepared to step back in time to a very interesting display of historical documents relating to that period, including original documents signed by Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. Also be prepared for great food, excellent service, and reasonable prices. They offer a quiet atmosphere in their dining room, and a more energetic one in their bar area. We've been twice, and are eager to go back again. The clam chowder is the best we've ever had!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The service was not what I was expecting at all. The place was beautiful, it took forever to order, we had to ask for water refills multipe times, and it took forever and a day to get the check. I was really looking forward to taking my dad there for lunch and we were not impressed."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Probably will be more appealing to people when they get a full bar menu! We will give it a try again!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We absolutely loved the food here. Try the Lobster Roll - you won't be disappointed! The Meat and Cheese Platter was also a hit with our family. And the museum with colonial-era documents was pretty cool if you're a history buff. The Tavern is pretty sweet... Sitting next to the fireplace was definitely a treat."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "This new restaurant has good food and an original "revolutionary war" museum atmosphere done quite well. I will go back again."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The service & ambiance are great & the food is great and/or replaced with other choices as requested. My lunch was not as I expected but a substitute was immediately & willingly replaced."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great food and a wonderful collection of Rev. War documents that will enlighten anyone about the roots of our nation... Thanks so much for this unique experience right here in Carlsbad."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This novel, colonial New England-themed restaurant offers variety of dining experiences from coffee shop to tavern to sit down restaurant. In the dining room, the staff was very friendly and food good, but service was disappointinly slow despite being only half full. It would be nice to see this venture succeed, so hopefully they will get the kinks worked out. There are interesting dishes and a great beer and wine list."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I took my dad to the Green Dragon for Father's day. The food was great and he really enjoyed the museum. My husband and I plan to return again soon with some friends for dinner. The menu is more upscale than typical "pub food". I particularly enjoyed my lobster roll. The wine and beer list has something for everyone. The only comment I can offer in the way of a "complaint" (and it is a very small one) is our server didn't seem vary familiar with the menu but the restaurant is fairly new and so, presumably, is the staff. Overall great experience."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Noisy screaming children.. Table res for 5:45pm Manager didnt w/out a fight honor 25% off before 6pm rule neither did they assist only 2 servers !!who were SwAMPED it took 1/2 hr to order drinks another 10 mins to get them! Beers!! how LONG does it take to pour??? ordered Appetizers. noting to waiter were seated before 6pm, when the appetizers arrived 15 mins later we ordered dinner to avoid the WAIT to get anything on the table!! 1/2 through enjoying appetizers.DINNER arrived!!we were done trying to get some balance in the whole dining experience.. there were 5 under age of 2 children screaming and throwing tantrums at different tables 😜 its a very small and confined dining room not conducive to small kids in adult environment"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The museum concept was fun, there is lots of interesting stuff to look at, but allow time before or after the meal. The waiter was busy with another bigger table and made excuses as to why he wasn't bringing drinks. We had to ask for steak knives and wait for the knives after the meal was sitting on our table. They seem to be still working out server logistics."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I was curious about the theme of the restaurant - 18th century tavern/museum. The food was average. I had the hamburger. The fluffy bun overwhelmed the meat and other items in between and it was dry to boot. The shoestring fries were crispy but served almost cold. I don't think I'd even be curious enough about the other menu items to give the place a second chance. The museum part was just so so...I was disappointed."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Lunch was great; good food, good service. We will lunch there again."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food is very expensive which I don't mind if it is good, but this is below "poor" quality. The only good thing about this place is the building and museum. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "the problem with reviews, people generally only do them when they've had a bad experience. I've eaten at some of the cheapest and most expensive places you can imagine. I think they got a bad wrap, the negative reviews kept me from trying it for a couple months. Service was about a 4 star. Food we had, 5 star. Clam chowder, fantastic. Caesar salad: hard to screw up. Wedge Salad with Chicken, awesome. Brown Butter Diver Scallops, best I've ever had. Then a nice stroll through the free museum with some really nice artifacts. BTW- whoever designed the place spared no expense, really beautifully done."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the dinner experience at this unusual restaurant/museum. The food was so-so, but the service was great and the building's concept, charm and uniqueness were outstanding! The bookstore alone was worth the visit. This was my first visit there, accompanied by my 11-yr-old grandson and his schoolteacher father, and we all were delighted with our choice of restaurants and will definitely go back. My grandson wants to come back with his buddies."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We decided to try this new restaurant and we were not disappointed. The wine list was good and it is a great place to enjoy a quiet dinning meal or you can eat in the bar where the full menu is served . It has delicious food choices. It looks like they are still working on getting there word out as it was not crowded. I recommend supporting this new restaurant, they deserve it. Fyi: On the appetiser menu the bacon wrapped scallops were done perfectly as was all the dinner choices for our party of 5. Thanks Green Dragon, we will be back. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My friend & I had a dellghtful time & great lunch. It was her first time & my third! (Happy Hour, too)Our server, Ashley, was great; I have had her before!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The first impression upon entering, it seemed like a jewel; clean and shiny, good lighting, families and couples strategically placed, however it quickly became laborious and aggravating. While our waiter was pleasant, it took close to 15 minutes before our drinks arrived. The menu was not New England style, sans the clam chowder, was over priced and generic at best. Food service was extremely slow. We had to literally chase our waiter down for service and the bill. Epic failure. Upon walking out we conversed with another couple who were also disappointed. We all heard the live music across the street at that new restaurant we did not know was open, went there and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Made new friends and found a new dinner place!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "First visit to this restaurant. Service was slow and forgot many things, I realize it's a new place so your staff needs more experience and training. Food was ok, with a place like this please upgrade your menu. With this being a historical review, make menu items to time period might be a good try. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The food was outstanding. Our party of 4 had four different dishes and all were exquisite! Dining area was almost empty so we had great service and noise level was not a problem."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "This was our second time dining at The Green Dragon Tavern and it was excellent both times. This time we were in a party of five and everyone raved about how good the food was. Definitely try the "S'mores" dessert!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great food. Well prepared. Wonderful friendly service. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Came for lunch with friends on a Saturday - intrigued by the concept of an American Revolution-era museum inside a colonial-styled restaurant. Very cool - awesome attention to detail in the design and decor of the building, and many interesting art pieces and documents from Revolutionary times in the museum and decorating the restaurant. Huge place with banquet rooms as well, and a dining room open just for dinner. We preferred the 2-level tavern anyway - fireplaces upstairs and down and flat screen tv's. Lots of good beers, also wine and full bar. Extensive lunch menu, something for everyone. We all enjoyed our choices - must have the "s'mores in a skillet" dessert. Great service. Kudos to the owner - hope it does well. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We decide to try this place for a family Birthday dinner. The Food was above average and the service was attentive too. The only issues we had was the fish and chips were overcooked and the prices were a little high for sandwiches although my wine was reasonably priced. Lastly,that same evening at home, we all felt a little ill from the food and do not plan on going back. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Very different from the standard restaurant as it is part of the museum and the decor goes with that theme. Great food and drink very accommodating and friendly staff. A great place to contemplate our countries heritage and relearn what we forgot from our history classes so long ago. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We love the concept of this restaurant, their opportunity is to improve their time from order to table. Management is actively engaged and is working on this. The server service was really great and the food was good so being a new place I will go back and give them another try for sure ! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Our dinner was relaxing and the noise level was minimal in the restaurant, so we could talk easily. Food was great and very plentiful. We all left filled to the gills. Museum was very interesting too."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "A very nice experience, and we will return. Beautiful building with East Coast decor. Comfortable and interesting. Loved the Museum/restaurant concept! Waiters were very attentive but never over-bearing. Excellent food - and ample portions. Since we are originally from Philadelphia - and have been to those historical sites, it was wonderful to be able to peruse the various Museum documents."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Not at all like Green Dragon Tavern in Boston. Back East taverns are cozy and quaint. They have GOOD food at reasonable prices. This place was superficial and plastic. They need a lot of helpful advice. A common sense menu would be nice instead of trying to be CA hoity-toity. I'm from the East coast and this place is definitely not a replica of an Eastern tavern. So sad. I was looking forward to it opening, but I will not go back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The museum is interesting. The food was excellent. A nice addition to North County."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We had a great meal but almost had to yell at each other to here. The dining room was quite austere, but since they've just opened they may have plans to add more ambience."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great venue. Only item, our table in the dining room was 7-10 feet from the kitchen entrance for the service staff. It was very busy with the door constantly opening/closing. Perhaps some drapes or movable partition might help. :)"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Ambiance in main dining room was like a cafeteria - booths around the edge of the room and tables in the center. White walls and ceilings, with some colonial touches. I am from the East Coast and love colonial charm, but this was not it. The bar was a bit more attractive but too noisy for dining. The dining room was very loud as well. All the food ordered was very good and well presented. Had trouble finding out what was gluten-free on the menu, but the waitress did get the chef to provide a list of options. While the food was tasty, the portions were very small for salad and the scallops. For $26 they provided 3 medium size scallops - Honestly! I don't think the scallops could have been more than 2-3 oz total. They were delicious though."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We went primarily for the museum: it was moderately interesting. The waiters were overwhelmed, the food (except for the delicious sweet potato fries) mediocre, and the setting noisy."
    Dined on 3/26/2014