Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Joe Theismann's Restaurant

Joe Theismann's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theismanns.com/
  • Phone: 7037390777
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Lite Fare menu available after dinner until bar closes late.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Luis Aguirre
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Joe Theismann's offers spaces & menus to accommodate parties of 1 to 101. With 35 years of experience & a location within walking distance of the metro & several hotels, the restaurant has become a popular party spot. Frequently hosted gatherings include Rehearsal Dinners, Retirement/Promotion parties, Reunions, Holiday gatherings, Showers & Office Parties of all kinds. In warm weather, a rooftop patio provides receptions way "above the rest". Off-premise catering also available. The party planning team - friendly, efficient and experienced - works with you to create the event you envision.
  • Private Party Facilities: Joe Theismann"s extends its 35 year reputation for excellent food in a comfortable & friendly venue to party patrons. Offering a variety of menus & ambiances, located next to metro & hotels, it meets a myriad of private dining expectations. From retirement parties to rehearsal dinners, choose Joe's.
  • Private Party Contact: Sarah Swenson 8885523095
  • Entertainment: Satellite sports: fourteen high definition TV"s showing most major sporting events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: King Street
  • Public Transit: 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.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: With parking very limited in the city of Alexandria, Joe Theismann's has the advantage of a parking garage with three hours free validated parking after 5:00 pm and all day on weekends. Garage valet parking is available for a fee other times and there are plentiful metered street parking spots at the front door. The King Street Metro stop is directly across the street for those who don't want to hunt for parking!
A word from Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Joe Theismann’s Restaurant, “Comfortable, Convenient, Classy & Established” is unique in character & difficult to categorize. For 35 years, it has melded the venues of fine dining, neighborhood grill & sports viewing. Implementing its original concept as a comfortable, friendly dining spot with great food & good value Joe Theismann’s offers what many restaurants don’t, character & personality. Patrons return for food quality, consistency & excellent staff. Although on the cutting edge in TV technology, the high score is for an exceptional dining experience. Not a chain/franchise, menu items are not stamped out, but prepared from scratch for seasonal freshness & customer preference. The range of offerings, Sea Bass in Tomato Basil Butter & Filet Mignon to hearty sandwiches, has survived the competition. The loyal following encompasses daily customers, tourists & local residents. Stop in. Celebrate an event, meet friends for lunch or just drop by for happy hour. Become a regular.
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Joe Theismann's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
103 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (50)good for groups (49)great for lunch (45)great for outdoor dining (31)vibrant bar scene (29)special occasion (26)great for brunch (21)fit for foodies (20)hot spot (19)kid-friendly (17)late-night find (16)romantic (13)scenic view (6)notable wine list (6)Show More
  • Enjoyed a wonderful dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We enjoyed Crab Cakes and Scallops. Both were prepared and presented wonderfully. Highly recommend both entrees.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    As a last minute option, we made reservations here and are so glad we did. It's not so much a sports bar as it is a finer dining establishment with great food, presented well, friendly service and reasonable prices. We will definitely be back when we are back in Alexandria.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All Around Good Dining Experience
    KKsTasteBuds
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We sat in the outside dining area on a pleasant summer evening. I had the Blackened Ribeye Special and my date had the Filet Mignon. We both at our entire meal (sans a few of the veggies). The steaks were very tasty. The only minor issue was we both asked for medium rare and it was more like medium, but it didn't detract from the taste much as evident by the empty plates. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Dining
    Hatlady
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants. Excellent service and delicious food!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It!
    Trip
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Had a bar section in the front and quiet area in the back. Food was amazingly good; we'll definitely be returning. Make sure you try the pretzle loaf!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Took my Friend to be There
    VeronicaVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I took my friend to Joe.T.'s rest. He loved their food, delicious. I'm glad that I took every my friend to come here and enjoy the delicious foods and drink, wonderful. We saw bunch of tourist from hotel to here, wow. Keep it up but YOU must come here! Bathroom is cleaned. Workers is friendly. Very crowd by people. Lot of noise. Big huge flat TVs. This is not for romantic or special occasion but they're families and children. Most of them are from yuppies!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Old Reliable
    DinahVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Joe Theismann's remains a reliable destination for burgers, steaks, salads, and bar food. Service can be slow but that's because the place is very popular and usually crowded. The food is nothing special, but it is good, fresh, and filling. We like this place for family get together a because all three generations can find what they like on the extensive menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantabulous!
    JoeTheismanns
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Service was tops and food unbeatable especially the homemade banana nut bread!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVELY
    VeronicaVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Love their roasted grilled Salmon and glass of white PG wine! I will coming back there again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hail to Joe
    Richandkell
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    It's been a while for us but Joe's restaurants have always been a favorite. The menu does not disappoint and the service has always been good. Love the Old Town Alexandria setting. This is a must stop even if you just come from drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favorite...
    Livvylynn
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This place is a sports bar but it can also be seen as a 3/4 star establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and innovative
    HungryVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Great starter choices. Hard to choose among delicious entrees and sandwiches. Fish tacos were sublime!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Execllent
    VeronicaVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    My friend and I were there. I ordered for grilled salmon, cold ice tea, and hot bread with homemade butter, VERY delicious! I will coming back there AGAIN.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OBX Trip
    Bobby
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had such a great meal here at Joe Thiesman defintely more than just pub grub. I had the roasted duck and it was great. The only problem we had was the service, the waiter (Lewis) was too much of a show boat and did not pay attention to servicing us. Just a little rude at times. But I do not want this to be a bad review just because of one waiter. Joe Theisman is a great place to go we would definitely come here again
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Three For Lunch
    actormann
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Three of us, two from out of town. One had pasta, one had duck salad, I had salad and bisque. All was very good. Service had god timing and was friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lots of fun and great food!
    Emerils
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    This was my second trip to Theismann's and the food was great! Fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    WineDineFelineVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We were very pleased with our dining experience at Theismann's. The crab cakes were great, practically no filler whatsoever. Our server, Evan, was attentive without being overbearing and had great suggestions on the menu as well as the beer and wine selection. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service!
    MarkD
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Excellent experience! I made a reservation for 12. Two of us arrived 30 minutes early and they seated us immediately...the table was pre-arranged and saved for us long before the reservation time, and they didn't make us wait for the whole party to arrive. The server (Daphne) was friendly, attentive, and came around often enough to ensure our drinks were continuously refilled...without being around "too much." I highly recommend Theismanns for a large group!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lori
    Alex22305
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Enjoyed our dining experience. Sat in the back room, which was much quieter than the bar area. Service was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • enjoyable
    kegstrck
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food was excellent, good selections. It was during the world cup play on a Friday night, so there were some noisy folks in the bar, but just having fun. I brought my mom who took nee to the original Joe Theismans restaurant....but she's is older now and a little hard if hearing....which the scenes made more difficult...at least that night...will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evening with friends
    CaptB
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    A fantastic evening with old friends. Theisman's is a wonderful experience. A great date night, family night, any event.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly Staff
    Neighbor
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Organized staff, friendly receptionist. Caring Manager. But a little too noisy for talking when inside --- could use a couple of glass dividers between tables and bar scene. But that is my only complaint. The menu is good, staff wonderful. Especially like the outside dining!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Family Restaurant
    ebonygirl12
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We ate at Joe Theismann's Restaurant for Father's Day last Sunday. Really good food. Nice ambiance. Good Service
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Father's Day/Twins' Birthday Brunch
    Dadntwintime
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We were seated and the wait staff quickly added 2 more seats to accommodate our group (kids came along) :) The food was delicious, our waitress was delightful and everyone had a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Temperature
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I get annoyed when my food luke warm vice HOT. It leads me to believe the my food was just hanging out in some random window waiting for my server to finally pick it up. My entree was good but would have been a lot better if it wasn't luke warm. FYI, the eggplant and goat cheese app was amazing, it was visually pleasing, delicous and served at a proper temp.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a wonderful time
    Helmtk
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We really enjoyed our experience at Theismann's restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was awesome. We took an earlier reservation than we would have liked because the open table didn't have anything later. The restaraunt was practically empty, so we wondered if we could have gone later.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What could be better
    infreqeuntdiner
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The restaurant was a surprise - larger than it looks with a masculine, dark wood design - fitting for a restaurant named after a quarterback of the NFL. The wine list needs to be revamped - for the price per bottle, quality of the wine needs to be upgraded. Servers know little about wines, and appropriate glasses. All other things being equal the restaurant is pleasing, the food is good. We'll go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprisingly great food
    socialbutterfly74
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food was amazing for a sports bar. I will be a recurring customer
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Theisman's!
    RhondaVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    My husband and I usually stop in on our way to church events. The staff is always friendly and welcoming and, most importantly, accommodating. When we explain that we are under tight time constraints, they always get us served quickly and out as fast as we need to be. The menu has changed a bit but on our last visit, I had the pork tenderloin. It was excellent and I would recommend it. This is a great restaurant and the prices are very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Joni our server was super,
    lekker
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    inviting ambience, staff helpful and friendly, excellent variety of choices, food delicious, especially the lump crab cakes. Convenient to Metro and good parking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and location.
    Jlliii
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Good cross between sports bar and very good food. Have used as a meeting/ dining spot for 25 years, always consistent quality food and better than most over time. Eating at the bar is a good option when there for sports. Outdoor seething area is good too. The KIng street metro stop makes it a very good spot for meeting others. Have never been disappointed in the food or beer selections.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Happy to find another nice resturant close to home! Good food, good environment, good prices and good service! HAPPY!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This time, not so good
    Gerald
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I've been coming here a few times this year. This time they overcooked the eggs Benedick. The waitress had to many table to serve and left out our big party to tend to others. I think she was also new. I was satisfied when the manager subtracted the items that was overcooked.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Joes
    luvmyfoodVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Foods always great, GET THE SALMON! Love the bread, new changes to the menu, love the booths. Definitely one of our Alexandria favorites!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food and ambiance!
    fromstarwithlove
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    My coworkers trusted me to find a restaurant that offered healthy choices, for the gym rat, and not so healthy options for cheeseburger lovers. We all loved the food and the sporty environment. I made the reservation and didn't have to wait the hour it would've taken had we not used Open Table. It was a bit noisy, though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot
    Glutenfree
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Was happy to see the gluten-free menu. Food was good for the most part. We were a party of six. all plates were good, except the fish and chips. The fish was a soft whitefish. Would have been nicer if it had been cod or halibut. Overall, we had a nice experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ehh
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This place is okay in a pinch since it is close to a couple hotels, but don't make it a destination. Although there is a cocktail list, I asked if they had Campari. The waitress said yes so I ordered a negroni and our waitress looked at me like I was crazy and thought I was making the drink up. The recipe is even on the back of the Campari bottle. Food was good not great, although my medium rare burger was medium well - well done. Fries were quite good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • INSIDE VS OUTSIDE
    Neighbor
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We love sitting outside! Noise level there is fine, heaters are magic and staff is terrific! Inside upper level is the same and the noise level is not too bad but could use a pane of glass to separate from the bar on occasion. The bar scene is too noisy for me. People actually DO go out to eat to talk to their guests and also to do business plus good food and service. The Quiet Room is good when it is Quiet and could also use a pane of glass between levels. But we love going there. The reception staff is above and beyond and always make me feel welcome! I am a regular. The food is consistent. Staff great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    BoomerVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Some run when they see a sports bar - but this is a happy exception! I often bring business associates here for lunch and I'm always pleased. Great staff and food!
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day
    Lovesgoodfood
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I was originally just planning on going here with my 14 year old son and myself just to chill out and watch the draft but we ended up taking my Mom and celebrating Mother's Day here for brunch. She had a great time and loved the food and service. We were all pleasantly surprised, the atmosphere is great, the good is great and the service is great. I definitely recommend and we will be returning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.