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Green Dragon Tavern & Museum

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Just as 18th century taverns served as the epicenter of the communities they served, so too does the Green Dragon Tavern & Museum in Carlsbad offer a warm, family-owned gathering place today for San Diego friends and neighbors of all ages. The welcoming atmosphere is surpassed only by the highly acclaimed menu. Each dish is curated by Executive Chef, Josef Felts, with a focus on seasonal, locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. Craft cocktails, wines and 20 rotating beers on tap pair perfectly with our savory fare.

As part of the dining experience, guests are invited to travel back in time to the days when our nation's founders met in secret at the original Green Dragon Tavern in Boston. Explore our museum; documents and antiquities from the colonial and Revolutionary War eras and learn more about our nation's founders and their everlasting legacies.

Open Wed-Sun, 12PM-8PM Outdoor Dining, Takeout & Delivery.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 793 people are saying
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GaryL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is still amazing. Even in the midst of the CoVid madness, this place is a welcoming place with great food and service. Love the pub, the building and the workers. Cannot wait for them to be fully back to normal. All of friends love this place, too.

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vipCarlsbadLassie
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite regular go-to local dinner place or where I go if I'm choking for a pint of Guinness. Best Reuben sandwich I've ever had. Service is always friendly, love this place!

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vipCarlsbadLassie
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good, we go every week. Try something new each week, never disappointed. This week I tried the French Dip and it's AWESOME. Even if you tried this place when it first opened, give it another try. New chef is AWESOME!

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NitaGucci
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my daughter there this afternoon just to get out of the house and take a peak at some history. The food was yummy. And the sangria was unique. Our servers were very pleasant and I would definitely go again.

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LynnM
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good variety on the menu and delicious options. I had the cedar plank salmon and it was melt in your mouth good!

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Lolly
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice time with friends and all agreed the food, service and atmosphere was very nice. It felt just a little cold as the large room was not filled with people but tables were far apart and caused a little more noise than usual.

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Shannon
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After an eight hour drive and the hotel saying out room wouldn’t be ready for another hour or so, we decided to check this place out. It was early on a Saturday, so there was plenty of seating, but it picked up as we continued our meal. The staff was very nice and helpful, and didn’t hover. They gave us time to decide and then once everything was in, the food and drinks came out quickly. This was the perfect spot, even with two middle schoolers in tow as it was quiet, with outdoor seating and the food and drinks were fantastic. I ended up taking a menu with me as I foresee coming back each time we come down here....I’d be willing to go back tomorrow if the rest of the crew would go with.

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vipMorrisS
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Meals we not great We told weather to make it easy on salt
Everything was salty
Not your typical Carlsbad restaurant

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JoeR
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Everything was great from service to food.

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vipCarlsbadLassie
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place just keeps getting better and better. We live around the corner and don't bother going anywhere else. You can get yourself a nice pint of Guinness, a great burger, lobster roll, killer clam chowder, amazing appetizers, shepherd's pie, they have it all. Great food, great service, classy patio area not thrown together overnight. All staff great- Andrew is awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

food was good. service excellent and outdoor dining was well spaced so we felt safe

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MelissaD
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience2

Great food Good beer selection Woefully understaffed Only 1 person greeting and taking orders One person delivering food and bussing Took a very very long time between orders Felt bad for server so gave him a big tip in spite of super slow service

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vipMaria
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful Shrimp Scampi and, as always, highly recommend their tasty Caesar Salads.

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greatfood13
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They’ve added a really nice and spacious patio with heat lamps and social distant tables. Server was great and foo/drink was delicious. Our server was Sarah C. and she was fantastic. Friendly and personable. She made some great recommendations (turkey pot pie and Brussels sprouts). You have to get the Grand Marnier Creme Brûlée!

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KellyL
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time experience! It was our anniversary and everything was great. The service, food recommendations, drinks & food was great! Will definitely be coming back here again.

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vipCarlsbadLassie
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New patio ROCKS! It's done right! Refuse to eat on a parking lot or STREET like other places. This is the place to be in Carlsbad and as always, food is perfect.

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vipmeandmygf
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Great service
We love this place

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vipcaseys
Orange County
42 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Social distancing was well done and we really enjoyed the patio dining. Food is always good here, but tonight, the macadamia nut crusted halibut was especially delicious! Waiter and service were great. Our only disappointment was running out of O.J. for a tequila sunrise, but enjoyed the Sangria instead.

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vipAskBeforeDining
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Although most of the food was good, the service was slow, and we were not allowed to use a gift card with a Passport Dining Card or anything else. We even had an Open Table $20 MasterCard that could not be combined with anything else (although it is essentially cash). This was extremely disappointing and a lousy ending to a fairly nice experience. Not sure if we will go back again.

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vipCarlsbadLassie
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in the neighborhood and this is our #1 NEIGHBORHOOD GEM of all times. You can count on consistently good food EVERY TIME. The chef is knocking it out of the park. Staff is always friendly and welcoming. I look forward to the end of a hard week to stop in for a good meal and a cold Guinness. Keep up the good work!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at green dragon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious. We both had clam chowder, for entrees we had fish & chips and the Connecticut lobster roll, for dessert we had the chef’s special S’mores. The service was a little slow initially but improved after we ordered and other guests had finished. The museum is open to diners, but we did not tour through it. They are primarily using outdoor seating with about 6 tables of indoor seating.

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Eric
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice large open space restaurant bring a museum and all. A bit hot inside not sure if AC was on but a bit muggy. Clean upkeep. We ordered the lobster rolls, clam chowder, Mac and cheese. Beer was good and cold. Food was very tasty too. Would come back to try other items.

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vipCaitlinR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the atmosphere. The server was knowledgeable and the museum was awesome as well!

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vipCarlsbadLassie
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a perfect dining experience. The new patio is rockin' it with nice umbrellas and lights for ambiance. This patio was done right, not some fly-by-night, on-the-tarmac lame set-up like other places have done. It's nice! The Guinness is always a treat to go with anything on the menu, but especially the shepherd's pie. Tavern burger is awesome and so is the lobster roll & seafood trio. The chef is BOMB! Just go there!

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AngelicaH
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food and a nice tour of history.

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vipRobertL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had an excellent experience at the Green Dragon Tavern. She had the Roasted Beet Salad and Shrimp Tacos and I had the 14 oz Ribeye. Andrew was a great server and we would definitely go back!

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vipDolfandoc
Boise
18 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

What a surprising treat. My wife and I both had the seafood trio dinner and it was quite delicious. Due to COVID we had to sit outside which was not too bad thanks to nearby heater lamp. After dinner we strolled through the museum and learned some history for dessert. Would never have known this place existed if not for Open Table. We will return the next time we vacation in Carlsbad.

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GaryL
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I have loved eating at this fine establishment for years. We were disheartened when they had to shut down because of the COVID-10 restrictions. but they are back and determined to be even better.

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Magg
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. And good food. The outdoor ambiance was perfect given the pandemic.

Carlsbad residents need to continue to support our local restaurants.

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MaryM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soup & salad brought out same time as entrees. BOH needs to time food better. Requested lobster roll cut in half (sharing). Not only was it cut in half, also served in separate plates.

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vipJohnL
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We ended up leaving after not seeing a menu or server for 30 minutes. We were on time for our 7:30 reservation. We were seated. Busser served water. Never saw anyone again, even after letting host know. Finally just walked out. I’m sure no one cared we left.

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VictoriaC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone in our family (2 kids) really enjoyed their meals. The service was good. My 9 year old ask to go back stating that he enjoyed the museum. Highly recommend this place...you just do not find a lot of places on the west coast with all the American History.

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LoraH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time there and their fish was amazing. My daughter had their fish and chips, which are surprisingly dairy-free. The salmon was so tender, I'm dropping now just thinking about it.

They have outside dining that's quiet and pleasant and our waiter remembered us from months ago.

Do go in and visit the museum. Just a great experience!

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DaleG
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one hidden gem!! We enjoy the food and the experience. They have recently set up an extraordinary outdoor dining area and it is wonderful.

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CherylM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. They have poured some concrete in the former parking lot area and have tables and umbrellas to keep us Covid safe and shaded.

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sandyc
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I ordered their shrimp tacos. So flavorful and delicious. Definitely recommend. Will be back specifically for another order of the same!

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vipCarlsbadLassie
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite local place for a pint of Guinness and great food. Chef is awesome!

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AlbertoC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration

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Deborah
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely worth the visit. Food and service was wonderful. Be sure to allow time to walk around the museum to see and enjoy the artifacts of this private collection.

FAQs

Green Dragon Tavern & Museum offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 918-2421.

Green Dragon Tavern & Museum is rated 4.6 stars by 793 OpenTable diners.

Green Dragon Tavern & Museum does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/green-dragon-tavern-museum/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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