Joe Theismann's Restaurant
Joe Theismann's Restaurant

Joe Theismann's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theismanns.com/
  • Phone: (703) 739-0777
  • 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
82 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (37)good for groups (34)great for lunch (32)vibrant bar scene (26)fit for foodies (21)great for outdoor dining (20)special occasion (14)hot spot (12)romantic (10)great for brunch (9)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (8)notable wine list (6)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Good food, good service.
    BIS1VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I have lived near this restaurant for 7-years and just discovered that it is a great place to grab dinner last week. We had great service, good food, and the noice level allowed our party of 10 to interact with each other. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. We rolled in as a party of 10, and despite the crowd that arrived before us, we were seated in 15 minutes. Thumbs up to Joe Theismans' staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice experience!
    firsttimeguest
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I had a very lovely and enjoyable experience in introducing a friend to this establishment over lunch, which turned into a an extended period of several hours! We enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and accommodations, as well as the food itself. Pricing was reasonable and the menu was sufficiently varied to offer great selections across various types of cuisines. Very highly recommended for a good place to relax and dine in a comfortable setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Great food, sercive, and price. Will continue to go there when in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent and fun
    maewest64
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We always enjoy dining at Joe Theismann's and consider ourselves regulars now. The food is consistently good, service always top, and always an energetic crowd in the bar. I prefer a comfortable booth off the bar for a more festive atmosphere, but the back dining area is always a choice with friends who prefer quiet.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious food, great service
    MissaB
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    My husband and I went on Halloween night for a nice quiet dinner; it wasn't really crowded and pretty quiet overall. Our waitress was awesome, very helpful and attentive. We enjoyed the crispy duck spring rolls for an appetizer and the waitress was spot on with her recommendation for both the ahi tuna steak and the lamb dish. We both thought the quality of each meat was fantastic. Great spot for evening dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed myself
    Joemangler
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I met my cousin for dinner before a concert. I only give 5 starts if the restaurant is really out there food wise; 4 stars means I loved the place and it's loaded with high end comfort food. The salmon I had was perfectly cooked, I loved that I could substitute risotto for basmati rice, the included salad was a great value, the by the glass wine menu gave me a lot of options including reisling, and the waitron was cordial and never pushy. I could kick myself for not coming here before but I will be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 Star Food and Service
    frugaldiner
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Great food, reasonable prices, terrific service. Met friends we had not seen in a year, so wanted to be away from the bar crowd noise, and the back room was ideal for catching up and having a delicious dinner. James was a wonderful and patient waiter, as our friends were late arrivals. This has been a great find - came for lunch once and have been back for lunches and dinners, even though we do not live in the area. Noted on this visit that you can sit outside - they have fun tables on the sidewalk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mikeVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    A lot more than a sports bar! Outstanding food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with mom
    Promise
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I had a wonderufl time with my mother. The wait staff was great and the food was pretty good. I had the lamb, and my mother the sirloin special (she did not like the burbon/teryaki sauce). The noise level was pretty high especially since our seating was not that far from the bar. I did not like the fact of so many people standing up especially hile eating. Would go back again but it would be a Monday - Thursday night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Restaraunt
    Vance
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Have eaten there three times and never had a bad meal. Blackened Mahi over Lobster Risoto was the best. Service is very friendly as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent American Menu
    HarryVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Dining with friend of many years. Wait staff gave graciously plenty of time for us to linger over each course. Special of the night was filet-- excellent! Others at table had seafood and said it was also very good. Perhaps best of all was central location right next to King St Metro. The patio looked inviting but we did not do it...maybe next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    Frozen
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    All was great that night except it was cold in the restaurant. The A/C kept running.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We went during a Nats playoff game so the ambience was a little louder than it would normally be (unless its during a Redskins game). The lighting is romantic, the food is good, but a little pricier than the bigger franchises and the portions are small ($13 for 4 jumbo shrimp wrapped in bacon). Overall a good place, worth the look. BIG beer and wine list. Was thoroughly enjoyable, will go back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expected better
    Glup
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    It's a nice sports bar, but the food was tasteless. For example, the ahi appetizer was chewy and bland. Take a note: Outback's ahi app is far better. The salmon and mahi mahi also lacked flavor. Maybe it was just the particular night, but I won't be coming back anytime soon.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unbelieveable Find
    Cybizwife
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    When you walk in, a sports lovers' dream (TV Screens everywhere). Sports bar/restaurant no big deal, right? Wrong! The food was fantastic. Cooked to perfection. We will return! Patrick was a great waiter. He understood the menu, food preparation and was able to answer our questions. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    WineDineFelineVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We really enjoy coming to Theismann's, especially when we have a great server. The food was fantastic and we appreciated the recommendations Evan had for us from the menu and the bar. Overall, it was a very enjoyable night. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took my Friend to be there
    VeronicaVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Grilled salmon, side of garden salad with honey mustard dressing, white roll with honey butter, and glass of white wine. Those are delicious! My friend was there first time and love their foods and drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food
    l3wwl
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Have eaten here about six times and have always had good meals here. Location is nicely convenient via the King St Metro. The duck was delectable and extremely tender. Filet was delicious as well. House wines tasty. Rolls were moist and fluffy. All in all a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much More than. sports Bar
    BoomerVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Don't let the name fool you, this is a great restaurant. I have taken a number of business associates to lunch and have always been pleased. The wait staff are great and the good is surprisingly good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good lunch spot
    AlexandriaSoxFan
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Some surprisingly creative menu items. Enjoyed our lunch, and very convenient right across from the King Street Metro at the beginning of Old Town.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat at Joe's
    AllanNanceVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Our second visit to Theismann's and it was just as we remembered. Smooth drinks, food was wonderful and service was outstanding. Next time we are in Old Town we will eat at Joe's again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Linda
    LInda
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This restaurant has wonderful food, great ambience and service, and it is a definite excellent value for the money. The menu offers many out-of-the ordinary options which is a welcome change from most places. It's in a easy-to-get-to area of Alexandria and offers free parking, as well, which is a big plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • reunion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We had a great server,,,,,,Ryan. thanks. we will come again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    BULL
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our family with 4 kids stopped in looking for something better than standard chain restaurant fare--found it at Theisman's! The food was great and the service was prompt and efficient. Would recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleased
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner with family. The food was very good. The service was excellent. The environment was pleasant and quiet. We definitely recommend and revisit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed a wonderful dinner
    arb4you
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We enjoyed Crab Cakes and Scallops. Both were prepared and presented wonderfully. Highly recommend both entrees.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Choice
    Tony
    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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 51 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 460 reviews are from the Joe Theismann's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate