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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

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

3.8

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (8)
Cozy (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Great Beer (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Live Sports (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Business Meals (1)
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Seasonal (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on March 4, 2017

This restaurant is a must go to when in Old Town Alexandria. From the outside of the restaurant and downstairs, you may think this is a local pub. However inside be prepared to eat the most delicious food with impeccable service. The menu features local favorites plus cuisine from all of the US. When in Old Town, go to Bilbo Baggins for sure!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Tried the chicken fajita wrap no flavor and uncooked peppers and onions. Steamed shrimp was ok and really could only recommend the fried oysters. Service was very good and it would be great to go there and just drink.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Hadn't been in years and won't go back. One in our party couldn't finish her entre.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 23, 2017

We stopped at Bilbo Baggins for lunch and found the food to be outstanding and the portions to be just right. The portobello mushroom with brie was a great start. The entrees were tasty and the desserts excellent. The service was prompt and the server pleasant to talk to. Bilbo Baggins has a nice, cozy and friendly atmosphere and we have already recommended it to friends.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great Beer
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 19, 2017

This place is probably ideal for families with kids and for the sports bar aspect. Good variety of food choices at reasonable prices. Seating and furnishings are showing their age. Service was friendly and attentive, but the food was average.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 19, 2017

We went for Sunday Brunch during Alexandria's Restaurant Week. We ordered the New Orleans beignets and thankfully kept our expectations low, as they were nothing like the original thing in NOLA. My husband then ordered french toast, while I had an omelette. His french toast was tasty and a very sizable portion. My omelette was actually pretty good, though was pretty salty (which was somewhat expected since it came with applewood bacon inside). I ordered it without cheese but it came out with a slice of cheese in the fold. Thankfully, I was able to scrape it off and our server gave us a free slice of (very tasty!) chocolate cake for the mistake. It was one of the only things she did that was noteworthy. Our server was not very good, attentive, or engaging, but we could hear the other server on the other side of the room engage quite often with his tables. Not everyone is cut out to be in the food service industry. All in all, I would probably return.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Has ambiance of a bar with dinner. Definitely locals place. Reasonable prices. Very casual. Disappointed no bread was offered, it's not part of menu. Very loud so hard to converse and one in our party had hearing aids. Waiter was very attentive. Would consider for grabbing a bite while hanging out in olde town.

Tags: Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Sit at the bar area...I've been here a few times and always get sat upstairs in the weird family style dining area. I even asked to be seated downstairs, but the guy wouldn't do it because the upstairs was empty. The food and drinks are pretty good, but the ambiance of the upstairs for a couple or two friends is weird. The decor attempts to be like the hobbit, but fails and ends up looking like a family style Italian restaurant. Sit downstairs!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Great beer selection. The food was merely average at best.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great food and even better service; a little of everything available.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Bilbo Baggins is a great 'neighborhood' bar for a get together with friends any day of the week. I was surprised at the length of the wine list and the draft beer selection. It was a 'beer' day for me and was not disappointed. I had the 'Shire' pizza (pulled pork). It was very good. The dessert selections were nothing to write home about but I didn't mind as I had another beer for dessert. Service was nice and friendly but it was a Sunday evening and not very busy. I recommend giving Bilbo Baggins a try when you are in Alexandria. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Fun, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2017

We had a dinner reservation for four. Could only order from the bar menu as the chef was not there. Did not receive notice from the restaurant. Moved on to another restaurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Even on Super Bowl Sunday - when we were alone in the dining room - we were treated like royalty. 'The food on the day's limited menu was outstanding as was the service. We have been to Bilbo Baggins many times and it never disappoints.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Pleasant, relaxed atmosphere. Not rushed to leave and great food and service

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2017

The food was excellent and we enjoyed having our choice of good beer. Also, the staff were extremely flexible and accommodating of the constantly-changing number of diners in our group. We changed our reservations 3 times and the final group number was yet another change, and the staff remained cheerful and helpful. It's in a nice neighborhood with easy access from the Metro. The Tolkien theme is fun but not overdone. The menu provided great options for a large group with widely diverging preferences.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Innovative menu and excellent quality. The mushroom risotto was excellent.

Tags: Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Date night

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Great food. Great theme. Was totally worth going and we will go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Our family of 4 had a nice time celebrating our new year celebration. I just wished that , after made reservations, they set us in a tight corner, the light was shining on our faces; while upstairs there was plenty of cozy tables that we could have been :(

Tags: Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We went to Bilbo Baggins to celebrate New Years Eve. Getting a reservation was difficult, as the first few times we tried, your website told us there were no seats available, however, there were many open tables - hence - it was a nice, quiet dinner. We were disappointed when we arrived and learned that the full and varied menu that we'd seen online at their website was not available - don't know if this was unique for New Years, or is the norm. The food was good, but nothing exceptional, and for four meals, an appetizer, and 3 non-alcoholic beverages, we felt it was a very expensive evening.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

New Years Eve w/ limited menu. Great beer selection. Filet and blue cheese mashed potatoes was great. Schnitzel was bland.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Went for Christmas Eve lunch before watching Santa waterski! Service was great and we have a delicious meal!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 18, 2016

The food and service were good. It was a cute restaurant. The pizza was amazing, and it offers lots of drink selections!

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2016

They are back! In my opinion Bilbo struggled at times earlier this year. We have always loved Bilbo for the food, beers and totally cool ambiance with a neighborhood feel. We tried it again tonight and it was a fantastic dining experience. The pork tenderloins with chutney was perfectly cooked and the chutney was so fresh. My husbands lamb chop dinner was outstanding and perfectly cooked as well. Mashed potatoes were so flavorful and a great accompaniment. The other sides were paired well and had tons of flavor. The service was attentive but not obtrusive at all. Waiters were very knowledgeable about the food and beer when asked. Wide variety of food and the beer selection is crazy!! We will be back! So glad this gem of a restaurant has found its stride again. Try it!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Restaurant was completely out of chicken, which was ok with us so we ordered a burger and the mushroom risotto. Service was slow. We noticed that several other tables received their food before us even though they were seated well after we placed our food order (one was a party of 6, we were only 2). The food was very good, though we were so hungry after the wait that we inhaled it and didn't stop to savor anything. Restrooms were filthy.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Slow service, outdated menu online, food was dull and not worth the price.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Heard good things about this place but we were very disappointed by the food. I ordered seafood risotto which was on their special menu and my husband ordered a cheese burger. My husband said his burger was a very thin patte served on English muffin. My rissoto was very salty and served over raw asparagus. I was expecting better food considering the price and what we heard from friends. Service was ok. The dining area upstairs was roomy and accommodating for us sitting with a toddler. The food showed up fairly quickly. Maybe it's more fun to sit at the bar and have some drinks but not coming back for food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2016

Beer choices were the best part of the night, though the flight wasn't served really cold. Some had excellent food while others had just OK food. Verdict was the Lamb chops were excellent. I felt like there were no great tables...even though we went there on a night when they were fairly empty, the choice for tables that could seat anything over 4 people was minimal. Probably will try other Old Town restaurants before returning here.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Excellent food (eclectic menu, well-prepared and flavorful, something for everyone), fantastic service, beer/wine/cocktail selection that cannot be beat in Old Town Alexandria.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Drove 130 miles to have lunch an pick up souvenir drink glasses. Service was wonderful and the food was very good. The variety of drinks was extensive. Overall it was worth the drive.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2016

Great beer list- cannot wait to head back to see what they have in the future!

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Very mundane. Food not at all as represented on the website. Very disappointed.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 8, 2016

Disappointing. Haven't been there in many years. The place is somehwhat rundown. Tuesday evening, but not much business. Fairly priced. Excellent service. No bread available, even if you wanted to pay for it. Food was excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2016

I love this place; however my friends and I were stuck upstairs with groups of 6 and 8, and two tables with toddlers who were very vocal. The wallpaper and decor was horrible and way overdue for an update. I normally sit downstairs and have always had great seating and great service. This night, the server had to tend to another large table along with mine which tried our patience and once we received our food, for the first time ever, it was luke warm. Over all I was disappointed with this experience only.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2016

We were seated upstairs away from the bar crowd below, and it was only us and one other couple. The waiter was very attentive and quick. The atmosphere is fun, and there are many references to the Lord of the Rings movies. The food was fantastic. I had a pizza, my boyfriend had the duck, and we loved all of it. The beer selection was unique and delicious. The prices were reasonable, $15-$20 a plate. I would definitely go back for another special occasion.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2016

My fiancé found this place and loved the food so we went for our 3 year anniversary. Nice, actual bar atmosphere but not run down just really laid back. Food was great, staff attentive and the lamb chops were some of the best I've had. We will be back again. The theme helps as we love the books but it isn't shoved in your face at all.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Afternoon Tea
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 22, 2016

It was wonderful. We were in town for a high school reunion and we had a super fantastic waiter. He answered all of our questions, suggested wines, brought refills and, best of all, let us keep chatting while we were catching up with each other. It was a wonderful afternoon!!! Many thanks to our server and the good food and atmosphere.

Tags: Organic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2016

Overpriced. Low quality food. drinks were decent. was expecting a middle earth themed restaurant. It has nothing to do with its name.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2016

I would have given Bilbo Baggins a much higher rating except that the noise level became so high that it hurt our ears. Forget conversation. This was beyond comfort level. I will not go back for a meal.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 14, 2016

I was disappointed with my experience. I thought the food was overpriced for the portion sizes and the quality. We ordered the Beef Tenderloin tacos. They came in double corn tortillas that weren't toasted so they were soggy. I thought the amount of beef was very small. The Dragon Wings had a really weird flavor. The cheese on the French Onion soup was not toasted so although it was melted it did not stay on the top of the ramekin. I thought the decor was lacking for such a great subject matter. Our daughter is a freshman at GW. We travel to DC often. We will NOT be visiting Bilbo Baggin's in the future I'm afraid.

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