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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

3.9

ambience

3.8

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (6)
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Good for a Date (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Authentic (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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Happy Hour (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Horrible and late service (took an hour, and then the waiter dropped 2 plates of food), food was poor quality, and another waiter who was serving a table next to us of about 20 family members from Spain was so rude to them. Will never, ever go back there again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wanted to like this quirky place, but: No record of reservation and said they were full, had to show email and insist. We were then seated in a half empty room ("full"?), waited 10 minutes and had to flag a waiter to take drink order and fill water glasses. Gave app and food order at same time. After close to an hour and an assurance that our apps were cooking, waiter eventually said they would be "on us." Good thing, because 20 minutes later our meals came, with no apps in sight. Ate quickly and left, food just ok, will not return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We love Bilbo and frequently go. We normally don't make a reservation, but it was very busy that night, with its proximity to the Alexandria Boat Parade, so we were very happy that we did! Even though they were super-busy, the service was great, and we were fed and got our check with plenty of time to make it to our "Escape Room" time afterward. Food was awesome as always, and the beer selection is the best in Alexandria! Trivia cards on the table and ambiance were fun as always.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This place was beyond terrible. We waited for an hour to get our food and it was inedible. I had a quiche that was cooked beyond recognition and my husband’s ‘middle earth chili’ looked like hamburger helper on noodles with ketchup. It was disgusting and service was as bad as the food. I don’t know how this place has 4 Stars. I will never go back and regret that we didn’t leave after waiting so long.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Mike, the Bartender/Asst GM, was extremely rude.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Once again we enjoyed the food at Bilbo Baggins. It has become our favorite spot to meet our daughter and son-in-law after landing at Reagan.
I also enjoy the beer selection. I had a delicious spiced chocolate beer this time.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food and service was great as it has been for the last 20 years that we have gone to the restaurant! I would suggest that the server does not place a large table side by side as we had to yell to be heard. Will be back...love the restaurant!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very comfortable and relaxing, cozy environment. Delicious pizza!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We hat to hunt down a host/hostess to get seated. Our initial drink order went okay. Food took a long time be served and was just okay, nothing special at all but expensive. The second drink order was incorrect, not sure if it was server or bartender's fault. It looked like to me they needed more help as it was busy.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I especially liked the wiener schnitzel that was on their special seasonal menu. Many good options on the main menu also. OUr whole party enjoyed the dining experience.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We came here for my wife's birthday and all three of us enjoyed our entrees. I had an excellent pork chop with succotash. My friend had a seafood pasta dish that he said was loaded with squid that was perfectly prepared. My wife had a rosemary chicken that was excellent. I got to sample what she could not finish. There was a great list of draft beers. We enjoyed Bilbo's enough to return there for a nightcap after we had been several other places in Old Town, barhopping.

Very enjoyable place!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

A nice neighborhood spot. Service and ambience are great. Nice and quiet, so you can have a conversation even in a full bar area. Food was good . We weren’t expecting five Michelin stars but it certainly beats most other old town restaurants except la refuge.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We went for a birthday dinner with 4 adults. We were very pleased with the variety of menu selections and all of our meals were excellent. The yellowfin tuna was near perfect! And the house made bread pudding was delicious. The service was unobtrusive and timely. We love a casual atmosphere, never felt hurried and will definitely go again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We had not been to Bilbo Baggins for years, and after last night we were wondering why we had waited so long to return. The menu was extensive and had many good options. We both chose the Wiener schnitzel with spaetzle, which we had enjoyed often in Germany. It was delicious, as were the just-right mixed vegetables. It was wider than we remembered but organized with small dining spaces, which we liked.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Meh (that’s all I want to say but this is making me write 50 characters)

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great character themed offerings, extensive wine and crafted beers to choose from. Great place!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Pleasant surprise for a family dinner after arriving to town via Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Open Table helped us secure our reservation. Food was creative, fresh, and full of flavor, and the atmosphere was a nice change with its unique themed flare.

Tags: Cozy, Great Beer, Fun, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Came here for a business lunch and the waiter was absolutely outstanding. He made the rest of the lunch perfect!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Absolutely great food. Best lunch option in Old Town. Reasonable prices. Great service. Been there many times and it's always great! Only thing I don't like are the high top tables. They're a little uncomfortable after a while. Better seating and i'd make BBs my go to place.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Simply disappointing. Food was marginal at best. Service was just as disappointing. We knew the location would be quirky, but the food and service was bar-like in spite of the menu options.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We have been going to Bilbo Baggins on and off since it opened. The food quality seems to have diminished a little over the years, but it is still tasty. We were disappointed that they now charge for that awesome raisin bread. There actually was no raisin bread when we were there. Very sad about that.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Had lunch with friends on Sunday. Their menu had a good variety but the overall quality was not great. The server was good however I would not reccommend the place and won't be going back.

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

The trivia questions at the table were fun and the food was good!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great food, warm atmosphere, friendly staff. Not just a novelty for LOTR fans. Traditional British pub.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

This was hands down the best birthday restaurant experience I've ever had. The staff was attentive, the food was prompt and delicious, the drinks were creatively named and perfectly made, and it was so much fun. The building itself is over a century old, which was awesome to learn, so we forgave the lack of a round green door. Our waiter was engaging, knowledgeable, and funny, and other servers even stopped by to joke and partake in the nerdiness! No table in the restaurant had dissatisfied people. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming and I'm definitely going back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 15, 2017

My family (two adults, two kids) went for an early dinner, and we picked this place because we were reading The Lord of the Rings aloud together, so we couldn't pass the chance to dine at Bilbo Baggins. ;) It's basically a bar/pub--most seats are at high tops, and our table got a little crowded with food and drinks for four. It's a distinctive spot if a bit gritty. Food is fine--though nothing particularly standout. They had trivia cards (including LOTR specific ones) at the tables, so that was a fun way to pass the time while we waited for our food.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Dinner was good but the appatizer (crab dip and chips) was awful. The dip tasted good but the chips were old and flimsy. It was loke they were from the day before and had been left out. No crunch at all. Waiter was ok, not very personable and didnt say much, even when delivering food. Interesting place and idea but not something I would go back too.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 9, 2017

We were sorry that the upstairs dining room was not open as I am not a fan of sitting on bar stools, but the food was tasty as always and our waiter was a delight.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Being a literary nerd, I was really looking forward to dining at a Lord of the Rings/Hobbit themed restaurant, but I was disappointed to find the only link to the theme, beside the menu, was a box of Lord of the Ring Pez figures on a shelf. My disappointment did not stop there. I ordered the baked brie and was deeply saddened to be served a microwaved baked brie, so the pastry was tough and chewy, and the crackers were slightly stale. A very disappointing experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Really great imported beer list, including several very good wheat beers if you lean that way. I had the pork loin with spiced fruit- extremely flavorful. Go early cause this place gets crowded fast in the evenings.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 2, 2017

We had pizza and pasta dishes and enjoyed them both. We were in a hurry and the service was quick which we appreciated. Great ambiance with fun wall signs and some Lord of the Rings themed decorations. The seafood chowder was very good but did taste a bit like there was some pumpkin/squash mixed in which surprised me.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Fair - ok. Just blah.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I had the Nicoise salad and it was delicious. Lots of nice fresh veggies and tuna. A couple of folks in group had the BLT. They said it was dry and disappointing. Nice beer selection. Service was okay, a little slow and the place wasn't busy.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Excited to go, disappointed on arrival. Servers were annoyed by the Sunday diners. Food was very good, but menu had not been updated. Could be amazing but service experience makes it a "avoid" for the future.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

As always, enjoyed the food and service in this quirky neighborhood restaurant and bar.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Casual, People Watching, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We were a group of 6 women traveling from out of town, around DC for both a special event and as "tourists." I asked friends and checked online for recommendations and family-owned Bilbo Baggins seemed a good choice. What a GREAT choice it was. Michael, our waiter, could not have been more fun or informative about menu choices. We ordered drinks and wine, and appetizers based on his recommendations. We especially enjoyed the crab/sausage dip. We ordered 6 different meals and enjoyed every one. Presentation was above expectations! We could not have had a better time. It's easy to find, near the waterfront and has parking directly across the street. Also a good place to just "hang out" with drinks and appetizers. Don't miss it if you're in Old Town.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fun, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 14, 2017

There were two of us for dinner. We enjoyed a drink at the bar before dinner. It was a small quiet bar scene in which we could talk without yelling, and it seemed to be a neighborhood place. We were seated upstairs for diner, and it was quiet up there too, which is perfect. I'm done with all the noisy restaurants around. One of us ate steak, mashed garlic potatoes and spinach, which was good and the other ate the vegetarian plate with garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus, mashed sweet potatoes, spinach, carrots, broccoli, onions, and squash. Both of us thought the spinach was delicious, there was an extra flavor mixed in with the oil. Our waiters at the bar and dinner were attentive, but not intrusive. And being on Queen street it's not as crowded and across the street is a $5 parking lot - bonus!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Ok not the best I've had

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We arrived a few minutes before our reservation and waited twenty minutes for someone to acknowledge we were standing there. There was one hard working waiter who ultimately ended up seating us and waiting on us (and apparently everyone else). The restaurant was not that busy but we didn't order drinks for an hour and didn't see our food until the third hour. The service was TERRIBLE (other than that poor hardworking waiter) and the place was completely disorganized.

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