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Bilbo Baggins

1233 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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A casual local restaurant & pub with tasty food, unusual wines & beers from around the world, and friendly service. The green dragon pub sports 12 beers on tap with over 100 bottles from which to choose. Wines are offered by the glass or bottle with a full bar that offers unusual martinis as well as other libations. A fire place and 4 HDTVs add to the experience. Upstairs, guests find cozy tables located within 3 dining room areas. All menu selections are offered both in the pub and dining rooms. Experience a tantalizing tapas menu with a selection of cheeses, fire cracker shrimp and fresh calamari just to name a few. Visit us for lunch or dinner 7 days a week. Join us for a spectacular Sunday brunch which includes Frodo's french toast made from our homemade cracked wheat & raisin bread, a variety of omelets as well as other delicious brunch & lunch items. Located in Old Town Alexandria just 2 blocks from the river on Queen Street.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, International
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday: (limited menu) 11:30am - 2:30pm, Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm; Lite fare: Saturday & Sunday: 2:30pm - dinner begins; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(703) 683-0300
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Armellino
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Bilbo Baggins Restaurant offers off-site catering. Please call Michael Armellino @ (703) 683-0300 for more information
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Cross street
Fairfax & Lee Streets
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Parking details
Parking is available evenings and weekends in the private parking lot directly across the street from the restaurant. There is an attendant. The fee is currently $4. For lunch dining Monday through Friday, there are public lots located near the restaurant and street parking.
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Public transit
The Dash bus has 2 stops on Fairfax Street near the intersection of Queen St. The restaurant is located on Queen St. between Fairfax and Lee Streets. There are 2 metro stops in Alexandria that will get you within 15-17 blocks of the restaurant. The metro stops are King St. or Braddock Road. From there its just a quick cab ride or nice walk.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Bilbo Baggins Restaurant offers private party facilities. You may visit our web site or call Michael for more information. We can accommodate groups up to 80 people.

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What 1233 People Are Saying
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3.8  based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

If you are looking for food avoid this place, they tried to get away with serving cold pork. The cuisine at this establishment doesn’t even merit the classification of gruel.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Brunch was great, food was terrific! Not many patrons there which was weird because everything was really nice!!

Silverzcar (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Was here during restaurant week. The food was excellent. The Middle Earth/Hobbit theme in the restaurant was well done and fun. Great local place for food and drink.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great filet, the cinnamon pork loin was good, the amazing mashed potatoes stole the show! Bread pudding for dessert is a must!

SophieB (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great hearty food worthy of the shire and the wine, beer and cider list is amazing. Delicious Middle-Earth inspired cocktails and desserts too.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Cute restaurant with a friendly atmosphere. Great place to meet with friends.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

A group of us went here today and this place did not disappoint! The food was excellent and the staff was wonderful! I had the BLT (best one I’ve ever had) and onion soup and it was amazing! Definitely recommend this place!

JenniferL (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Fun atmosphere and great for Tolkien fans. Menu varied and food well prepared

JarrettofAls (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

If I opened a restaurant called Looney Tunes Cafe, what would you expect? Maybe dressed up servers. Maybe Warner Brothers characters depicted in some way all over the walls. TVs with old cartoons playing maybe?
If I opened a restaurant called King Arthur's court, what would you expect? Probably Swords, stone-like tables or items, medieval theme.
Well if you name a restaurant Bilbo Baggins then it should probably conjure up an air of the Shire, or Hobbits, or LOTR in general. They have some dishes named for characters, but even that has no relation. "Smaug's Delight" pizza isn't spicy, isn't golden, nothing that could be consider "wings" even by loose artist food standards.
I understand not every place needs to be a themed restaurant, but with a name like Bilbo kind of hope for something!
With the lack of theme, you then hope to have great food, or cheap prices, or great location right? Well the food is tasty, but not special. If you drink anything besides water you'll spend $25+/person. And the location is not a plus or a negative.
There is nothing wrong with Bilbo Baggins...but you can't help but imagine how much better it could be.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

It was fantastic for brunch and we intend on making it a regular place for brunch. Smaug's Delight was delightful.