Joe Theismann's Restaurant

4.5
1903 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Pleasing Patrons since 1975, Theismann’s Restaurant and Bar combines elements of a fine dining establishment, a neighborhood gathering place and an energetic sports viewing experience all in one. Based on the philosophy of providing excellent service and the highest quality food in a comfortable, friendly environment. Theismann’s menu offerings are creative, extensive and prepared from scratch with fresh ingredients. The 40-seat bar hosts a regular lunch clientele, vibrant happy hour and many excited sports fans on game days.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1903 people are saying
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daisy25
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great food and amazing service from all. Fast service and delicious?

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vipeveningout
West Palm Beach
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great sports restaurant wth good food and helpful staff

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MargueriteM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very enjoyable evening spent at Joe Theismann's. Great food and service. Had a really nice time!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

In all my years of going here never had a sub-par experience- until last night. Service was sub-par. Ordered items that were not completely delivered, or incorrect portion size (small salad delivered as entree portion, etc. ). Was emba

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Cherri
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great food and great atmosphere, my server seemed newly rehearsed.

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LeslieB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

always a dependably good meal here. Ultimate fun for sports fan with great bar area seating options. Plus, nice dining room for non-sporting minded gatherings. Brisket benedict brunch is inspired! Just a bit too much fat for this girl, but worked around it. I'm sure some folks would lap it all up, though. We are 30+ year fans of this place that has kept pace with the times, always with great value for money! Enjoy!

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KenG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant had high hopes. However, my family and I felt rushed. On top of that i pulled a huge hair out of my food that was in my Mashed potatoes. The waiter asked if I wanted to send it back, but I am not too particular of sending food back to the kitchen. He kept coming back while we were eating asking if we needing things as he cleaned the table off quickly. It felt like we were his last table. I will not be going back.

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vipPamelasamaria
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a burger and grilled chicken sandwich at the bar. Service was friendly and prompt and sandwiches and fries were hot, delicious, and fresh.

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vipannpeter
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time eating here. We enjoyed a hearty brunch. Lovely waitress, good food, very good selection. Repeatable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve

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vipkath
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JT's is a consistent win. Great service and vibe. Love the Cuban sliders especially.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Made reservations for NYE dinner. Great service and ambiance. Food was good and big portions.

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Nancylee
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I always enjoy Theismanns for lunch or dinner.
New Year's Eve I met 5 other friends there for lunch.
We were at a table in the bar area, which is not my favorite place to
be seated. However, one of my friends who arrived earlier, had okayed
the location.
Music was playing loudly, which made it difficult to carry on a conversation.
I hadn't seen these friends in a while, so it was disappointing to have to speak
loudly to be heard.
The good news is: the service was excellent. Our servers were friendly, agreeable and attentive. They were so nice, and it isn't their fault that the
restaurant was noisy.


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Skippy
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal, great choices and creative dishes. A great way to celebrate Christmas dinner.

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Jimbo
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall everything went fine but trying to have dinner over loud music wasn't the best experience. The food was good and and we didn't have to wait past our reservation time.

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JEFFREYS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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smesh119
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Christmas Day lunch – food was delicious, service quick and attentive, overall we loved it. Wondering why we didn't go out for holiday meals before!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Was charged more than prices listed on the Christmas menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Christmas Eve

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DanielleH
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made the reservation under the impression via their website that they would be serving breakfast and Santa would be there. When we arrived there was no crowd which was red flag number one. Also when we walked inside, there was no one to greet as we entered. When the young lady came up she was rude. She was going to seat us by the entrance and we asked for another table as we didn’t want to feel the cool breeze as people entered/exited. We pointed out a table and asked if we could sit there instead and it seemed she was annoyed that we wanted to sit elsewhere. She stated the table would be tight for our party size (8). We didn’t have an issue with that as it is the holiday and we’re family. We’re use to be together and it tight spaces. So we sit and the waiter comes. We asked about the breakfast and Santa and he stated that the event occurred earlier that morning (6-9) and they were now serving lunch. There were no signs inside the restaurant or on their website to state that the breakfast time with Santa was for limited hours. Needless to say, we decided against staying. We paid for the drinks and thanked them for the “service”. As we were leaving no one said goodbye/thank you for coming or anything. I was really disappointed in the service that day as this was my recommendation from previous visits. I doubt I will be back. My only suggestion is that they make events like this clearer whether that be with signage inside or on the website.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch. The food was absolutely phenomenal. The garlic smashed potatoes they serve with breakfast are the best breakfast potatoes you will have, guaranteed! Everything was simple but had phenomenal flavor combinations. We will definitely be back.

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Cherri
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great surprise, the menu is limited but more than you will need and enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our waitress and had a great time! We sat outside and the heaters kept us nice and warm despite it being the middle of December.

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vipSydneyY
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve resided in Alexandria for four years and last night our first visit to the restaurant. Wish we would have come sooner. Great atmosphere, super service and simply delicious food. It is a gem! And my husband a Notre Dame grad so Joe’s memorabilia was icing on a superb cake!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant. Got reservations last minute. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, the ambiance was everything! The waitress was great despite having several tables to wait on at once. The Salmon, green beans and potatoes were seasoned perfectly and cooked to perfection. The drinks were made to perfection as well. The Makers Old Fashion had a smoky but sweet taste. I will be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Nice atmosphere and one of the best meals I've eaten.

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AndrewS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!

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CandaceG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went out to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Having been away with our family for the past month, it was the first time dinner was just us and we enjoyed everything! The service and the food were excellent!

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Emily
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere was perfect, the service was prompt and the food was delicious. The Giant cheese and garlic bread was so good, definitely my favorite. I got ribs, they were cooked great, I just personally didn't like all the bbq sauce they put on it. Another person in my party got the salmon and it was perfect. I will be back to try some other items on the menu.

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Jbellamy03
Yorkshire
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love it here! Sports, drinks and food. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time to Theismans and it was great again. Our server was outstanding. The meal was quick to the table. We had a small issue with one of our meals, but the server was on top of it and had it taken care of immediately. It was close to our hotel, so that is why we chose it a second time. We would definitely return again.

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MarkP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to spend Thanksgiving. Great food and fantastic service!

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NellieH
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food well prepared and very good. Especially the turkey.

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JeffP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nicely done,

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vipBedarra
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They handle severe food allergies very well. Service was great and the food was fantastic. Very appreciative that the servers wear masks.

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TIMOTHYS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was great but our server was not very attentive.

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Edward
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Had the fish and chips. Breading way too heavy, cole slaw had onions (I think). What happened to the crab cakes? Had known crab cakes had been taken off, I would have gone elsewhere. Guess changes occur when you leave the area for five years.

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Gena
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was low key and in a great area. My server was really nice and attentive. The game was on while music was playing as well so definitely the best of both worlds. The food was really good and the prices were decent.

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vipKristinS
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I reserved on Open Table and requested the Niner game be playing. We got a table and the game and great food. A wonderful day experience.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Joe Theismann's Restaurant using the Order Online button. Joe Theismann's Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Joe Theismann's Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 739-0777.

Joe Theismann's Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1903 OpenTable diners.

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.