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About Bilbo Baggins

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.

208 Queen Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, International

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

Cross Street:
Fairfax & Lee Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 683-0300

Website:
http://www.bilbobaggins.net/

Catering:
Bilbo Baggins Restaurant offers off-site catering. Please call Michael Armellino @ (703) 683-0300 for more information

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Michael Armellino

Additional:
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.

Bilbo Baggins Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.0

ambience

3.8

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2010

Whenever we want a delightful place to bring friends to dine...we pick Bilbo...UPSTAIRS...where it is quieter. The menue is always filled with great choices and the service is always friendly and helpful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2010

The food is just ok but the restaurant smells extremely musty...similar to an old person's house which makes the food taste funny.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2010

One of the best seafood meals in the area. The Frutti del Mar and the broiled seafood platter were plentiful and cooked just right...not overcooked so the seafood tasted fresh without over seasoning. A little noisy but fun. Excellent service, although our server could have used some help as the place was packed on a Saturday night. I need to come back again for the seafood!! Gloria, our server, was a whirlwind of service! Bravo!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (SW Indiana)·Dined on December 4, 2010

Nice place. I expected a little more "The Hobbit" or "Lord of the Rings" themed stuff but nice none the less. Wide variety of food choices. Good place to tray several micro brews or International beers that may not be at your local pub.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2010

The food and service are fantastic but the restaurant/bar itself are tiny. Please use OpenTable.com for an advanced reservation on a Friday or Saturday night or you might be waiting for a while outside.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2010

Great food and friendly service! More of a bar scene that I had imagined, but a great little find. Lots of fun decor and a great selection of wine and beers.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 21, 2010

Great restaurant! Been there a couple of times for the extensive beer selection but this was the first time I tried the food. The brunch was delicious. Try Smaug's Delight you won't regret it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2010

Like many of the previous reviewers, it has been years since I've been to BB. And like many of the previous reviewers, I was completely disappointed in the food that I received.
I enjoyed the eclectic beer list and the waiter was somewhat knowledgable about beer. However, our Spinach/Artichoke appetizer was heavy on the garlic and a little soupy. My husband had a burger and thought it to be pretty good. I had a pasta dish that was completely horrendous. The cream sauce was flavored with apples and ginger--but the proportions were off. Also the pasta itself was too thick. I couldn't finish it, and actually I'm surprised I ate any of it.
I hope their chef and managment can settle in on a menu/theme before it is too late.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2010

We went for lunch on a Saturday so it wasn't crowded; we sat upstairs. The Gewurztraminer was good and the beer selection extensive. 3 of us ordered quiche, it came with fries (fries?!) and congealed into a greasy mess. 2 others said their burgers were good/okay. Service was alright. The Middle Earth them makes a nice decor but it isn't played out in the menu, style, or service. Won't go back unless we want to drink exotic beers.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2010

Menu doesn't see much variation, but everything our party of 6 had was very well executed. Kids loved the personal pizzas, while we had grilled duck, salmon, and beef. It was quiet on a Sunday night, but it can easily get noisy when the tables fill up. Fabulous beer menu from the attached Green Dragon Pub downstairs. Not many places to get a good Eisbock here in DC.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2010

Last Friday was the first time that I have been there in several years. It seems that the food and the service has gone downhill. I probably will not go back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2010

Always love heading to Bilbo Baggins in Old Town. While it's not on the main drag, it is a great place to have wonderful food and drink.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2010

Food was great. They also have a very extensive and unique beer selectionThe atmosphere was fun. Highly recomended if visiting the dc area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2010

We took some friends to Bilbo Baggins because of their large selection of foreign beers. The food was disappointing because (i) it took almost 30 minutes to arrive at the table, (ii) the ingredients were disappointing (e.g. canned crab meat) and (iii) the food was either not very hot or undercooked. Our waiter was inexperienced and we had a very hard time understanding him. From now on, we'll stick to the bar at Bilbo Baggins.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 28, 2010

Charming setting and delicious food - very broad menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2010

The food was good but rather pricy for the quality. The tables were rather tightly packed in the area we sat. Parking in the area can be a challenge.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2010

Incredible dinner for the money! Please don't get too popular!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2010

Horrendous. Obviously management changed hands since the last time we were there. It is now owned/run by an Asian family.

We showed up for our reservation and there was no host/hostess. We waited ten minutes; finally the hostess came in from outdoors where she was probably having a smoke. We gave our name and she tried to seat us in the bar area, which consists only of bar stools and high small tables. We had to point out to her we were there for dinner, which we also pointed out was considerably expensive, and we would like to be seated in the dining area. She brought us upstairs without an apology. The place was nearly empty so there was no excuse for poor service, but the server was terribly slow and the food awful. AWFUL EXPERIENCE

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 10, 2010

Fun pub downstairs with a quieter dining space upstairs. Good food and an extensive beer list. We'll be back!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 10, 2010

Wonderful Sunday brunch menu. Food was excellent and serivce was quick for a group of 6.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 8, 2010

Great Bar. Great Beer selection. Upstairs dining was quiet, but service was slow.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2010

I felt very rushed by the server. I also felt like tables were for size 2 people. We sat upstairs in a middle room area. Food was cold.
I really will not recommend this restaurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 2, 2010

This restaurant has been a favorite for casual dining with us for years. The brunches are fabulous, and we recently had a mixed shell fish pasta that was almost more than we could eat.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2010

Had a lovely evening - the food was fantastic (bamburg onion, cast iron grilled swordfish, vegetable platter) and the bread was yummy! The beer selection was eclectic and exciting; I wish we'd had more time or inclination to stay and drink more (I was "under the weather"). Especially nice was the table side visit from one of the owners who was able to clarify our beer choices for maximum enjoyment.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2010

We always turn to Bilbo for a dinner evening when we are entertaining out of town guests...as we can always depend on the menu, service, quality and low noise level(upstairs)

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2010

The food was good, but I felt that the large LCDs (all showing news) took away from what could have been a more friendly atmosphere. The firecracker shrimp was amazing, and the onion soup was excellant.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2010

Perfectly pleasant evening. The service was prompt and friendly, the bread delicious as always and the noise level varied but was never overwhelming.
I ordered"wrong" I believe and my entree salad held dry chicken and no particularly startling flavors, though was large and fresh. My companions pizza was rich and delicious. The dessrt was also excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2010

My wife and I love Bilbo Baggins however the service has definitely gone down hill. We asked for hard boiled eggs for our three year old and no one in their staff knew how to cook hardboiled eggs. I couldn't believe it, this is supposedly a fashionable place and no one knew how to cook a hardboiled egg.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2010

Our server was absolutely fabulous! I forget his name (Asian male) however I have not had such excellent service in a very long time. The food was also quite delicious! I appreciate the wide variety of menu options.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 20, 2010

This place live's up to it's name sake, a clean, hospitable, friendly hobbit dwelling. Food is clearverly prepared with great service. As a pub, it's friendly and has a outstanding selection that rivals those much larger. You have to experience Bilbo Baggins.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 18, 2010

This place is always fantastic. If you like Belgium beer you must come see this place's extensive beer menu.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2010

This place has changed. We dropped by for dinner around 7:00 on a Friday and were taken to an upstairs table. Unfortunately, there was some sort of event going on upstairs and it was extremely loud. They had sectioned off a portion of the upstairs dining room with a baffle, but it did nothing to stop the loud chatter from thirty or forty tipsy partiers. We had to yell at each other during the first half our our meal.

Worse, the food was not as good as I recalled from our many past experiences. Wife described her entree as 'okay', which is about what I'd rate mine. I had scallop/shrimp over gnocchi, but the scallops were 'off' and I didn't even eat half. Desert was equally uninspiring. We've always loved BB but not if this keeps u

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 29, 2010

Restaurant very accomodating to special requests and service was excellent. Food was served hot and tasty.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 28, 2010

The food was fantastic: Brie & Portobello appetizer tasty, Beef Filet steak huge and excellent (cook leans low on temp, "medium" is medium rare), and the white chocolate bread pudding was just delicious (a few raisins but not many; fluffy bready goodness). It was a bit chaotic coming upstairs to find a table (or a hostess), and in true Hobbit form the seating is tight and small. The beer selection is large and good, mostly Belgian/German (the house draft is weak, but they have Old Speckled Hen and a Danish brown ale on draft). SatPM: Service was slightly chaotic and slow, but not bad, though if you're looking for a romantic date place, this place is too loud and too well-lit upstairs. On the other hand, not as kitschy as I wanted it to be.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2010

We both had the chicken stuffed w andouille sausage. It was served on a bed of vegetables and black beans and was outstanding. Not heavy as the description might imply. We both loved it!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2010

One of my favorite Alexandria restaurants....always consistently good!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 23, 2010

In a very nice place, Old Twon, Alexandria. The beer menus is extensive and you can do mini-tastings.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2010

Ate here once before about 10 years ago. We were on our way from D.C. to Williamsburg and decided to stop for dinner. Picked Bilbo from a AAA guide because of the reference to Tolkein whom our kids were voraciously reading at the time. Were very pleasantly surprised by the restaurant- food, ambience, service, especially when you're expecting no better than fast food on the road. Most recent visit was pleasant but not up to the standard we remembered. Food and service were okay. We ate downstairs which is more pubby than formal. Next time we find ourselves in Alexandria, we'll probably try a different restaurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 22, 2010

It had been a while since I had been to Bilbo Baggins. I remembered with fondness the cinnamon rolls at Sunday brunch. Much to my dismay, the restaurant changed ownership and chefs and the food was subpar--bar food would have been an improvement.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 21, 2010

The place seemed really cute when we walked in, but the staff were acting very odd. Each time we asked for something they acted confused, but this may have been since they were mostly foreigners. The food was barely edible and the beer over priced. The only thing others may appreciate was the selection of beers being mostly imports and microbrews.

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