Joe Theismann's Restaurant

4.4
1319 reviews
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$30 and under
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Joe Theismann’s Restaurant, “Comfortable, Convenient, Classy & Established” is unique in character & difficult to categorize. For 35 years, it has melded the venues of fine dining, neighborhood grill & sports viewing. Implementing its original concept as a comfortable, friendly dining spot with great food & good value Joe Theismann’s offers what many restaurants don’t, character & personality. Patrons return for food quality, consistency & excellent staff. Although on the cutting edge in TV technology, the high score is for an exceptional dining experience. Not a chain/franchise, menu items are not stamped out, but prepared from scratch for seasonal freshness & customer preference. The range of offerings, Sea Bass in Tomato Basil Butter & Filet Mignon to hearty sandwiches, has survived the competition. The loyal following encompasses daily customers, tourists & local residents. Stop in. Celebrate an event, meet friends for lunch or just drop by for happy hour. Become a regular.
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food!!

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R
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding ambience, service & food on a special ( & crowded) night. Congratulations to all the staff which made the night go flawlessly. Thanks

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed Valentines Day dinner as well as my fiancé’s birthday dinner here. It was excellent we went two nights in a row!

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PG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding and personable
service
We really enjoyed it's

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food is very good. Good place to stop and have drinks and appetizers. We enjoy visiting on special occasions.

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OJ
Richmond
37 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Always nice to return to JTs. Food is consistently done well and matched by excellent service.

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LH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun relaxed atmosphere

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great. The only complaint is the seats were ripped and needed repair. We sat in a booth.

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S
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food for herbivores and carnivores alike. Cheers like atmosphere. Eddie takes great care of his diners.

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SR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Our favorites have been taken off of the menu: lamp chops; scallops; halibut; green salad with feta; and other appetizers.

Menu selection is limited.

We have been going to Theismann’s for over 30 years. Disappointing the menu has changed. Service and location is great!

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Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met some old friends for dinner. Not a huge menu, but what is on there is really good. Also have a few healthier and gluten-free options.

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J
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Hostess had a bad attitude about seating me as a solo... Otherwise, I’ve had great experiences there.

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BD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to have a nice dinner while watching the Super Bowl or any other sporting event! The service here is top-notch.

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JA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Change of menu was not appreciated, my wife wanted blacked salmon and we found it was no longer offered

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HC
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great. Service was slow. We had to ask for bread when the entree was delivered.

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r
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Joe Theismann's Restaurant is my go to spot near old town.
Good food, nice variety and great drinks

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VL
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am always pleased with Theismann's -it is my first "go to" when in Alexandria.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and I was pleasantly surprised and how well-run it was. Great food great service great atmosphere.

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JB
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service and food. I always like to come here for my birthday since they have a wonderful BOGO deal.

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OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Have been going here for years. The new menu took away all the favorites like lasagna, chicken parmigiana, buffalo chicken sandwich, ahi tuna, and more and the prices jumped up. It took 4 asks to get a soda and our food took 45 minutes.

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v
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

It was probably an off day for the kitchen staff

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was good . Went during restaurant week had lunch portion was nice. Salmon was cooked to perfection

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c
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Each time I have been here the service and food has always been great. Will continue to come.

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R
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Getting a little well worn. Needs a facelift for 2019

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h
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Celebrated my Father’s 70th Birthday with my Mother. The food and drinks were wonderful and the service made it a memorable event.

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P
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Vibrant atmosphere but not noisy; excellent menu and food.

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M
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Very loud, even in the dining room past the bar. Entrees came right after the salad/ soup, we had them taken back to keep warm. The pasta with chicken was poor - over cooked pasta and very thick, heavy sauce. The salmon entree was good. We had enjoyed previous visits at Theismans, but not this time.

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OT
Memphis
100 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We are disappointed that our favorites have been removed from the menu. As an additional complaint is the removal of all reasonably priced side salads. We loved the greens and feta salad, but we would be happy for any decent side salad option under $10 that isn’t a Caesar. Our only option now is to order a big salad and split it and they are not as good even then.

My dining partner’s salmon was good, but it was not up the the standard of the previous salmon entree. My tuna salad was lacking flavor, so if we decide to return I will still be searching for something both healthy and tasty on the new menu.

We used to go about once a week, we may come back occasionally going forward to see if things have improved.

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c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

My first experience was very disappointing. The server seemed annoyed every time she was at our table and barely spoke. My scallops were over seasoned(very salty) but my mother in laws scallops were not seasoned at all (no sauce at all) and were bland. We ordered the chocolate lava cake and it tasty but warm at best. We will not be going back.

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c
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I have been going to Theismann's for over 25 years and have found the food and the services to be consistently good. With its location across from the Metro Station, it is a great meeting place for both commuters and tourist.

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CR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was very good, for the most part. The crab cake sliders were the best! My filet mignon was tender and cooked correctly. My date's salmon wasn't bad, but a little too dry. Prices were very good.

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ME
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

This was my second time at this restaurant and it was just ok. Food was not appealing and lacked flavor.

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DC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Shout out to Theismann's for their amazing gluten-free protocol for our family. 4 out of the 5 of us have celiac and they went above and beyond to make sure the order was placed correctly and kept separate from other food during preparation and serving. Substitutions were easy and everyone enjoyed their meals.

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EM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We have always loved Theismann's. The food recently doesn't seem to be quite as good as in the past but we do love the atmosphere and staff are always great.

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JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Serena, the server, provided outstanding service! She was friendly and knowledgeable on the menu.

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b
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Price was appropriate. The waitress was excellent. She took care of our every need, brought the food out quickly, and everything was correct. We needed special access for a person with a walker and the staff could not have been friendlier or more accommodating. Thanks for a great evening.

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We went Christmas day the food was excellent as always BUT the waiter we had was extremely slow
and kept forgetting our drinks and refills. But I like Joe's restaurant it just truly depends on who you get
as a waiter or waitress. Just my opinion but that part could be better.

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TS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food service was off. Salad-Soup was at table about 3 minutes and main course was served. No time to enjoy!

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LN
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was one of the few places that was open on Christmas Day. My husband and I had dined here before a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. We were a group of four and we were shown to the table right away which was in a the back and more quiet area of the restaurant. The server came to the table quickly and let us know they were short staffed at the moment but we were in no hurry. He was still very attentive and got our drinks and took our order in a timely manner. Our appetizers, drinks and entrees arrived in order and all together. The food was delicious. We had the crab cake sliders and shriacha deviled eggs for appetizers. We ordered french onion soup, lobster bisque, rueben sandwich, fish tacos and two side salads. All the food was very good and we got plenty of food. We also enjoyed a couple of the specialty cocktails (it was Christmas afterall!) Definitely a gem and might be our new Christmas tradition!

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PN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always happy with everything at Theismans. Our waiter Drew was phenomenal. All of the staff/crew were great.

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