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About Joe Theismann's Restaurant

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.

1800 A Diagonal Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Lite Fare menu available after dinner until bar closes late.

Cross Street:
King Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 739-0777

Website:
http://www.theismanns.com/

Entertainment:
Satellite sports: fourteen high definition TV"s showing most major sporting events.

Catering:
Joe Theismann's offers spaces & menus to accommodate parties of 1 to 101. With 35 years of experience & a location within walking distance of the metro & several hotels, the restaurant has become a popular party spot. Frequently hosted gatherings include Rehearsal Dinners, Retirement/Promotion parties, Reunions, Holiday gatherings, Showers & Office Parties of all kinds. In warm weather, a rooftop patio provides receptions way "above the rest". Off-premise catering also available. The party planning team - friendly, efficient and experienced - works with you to create the event you envision.

Parking Details:
With parking very limited in the city of Alexandria, Joe Theismann's has the advantage of a parking garage with three hours free validated parking after 5:00 pm and all day on weekends. Garage valet parking is available for a fee other times and there are plentiful metered street parking spots at the front door. The King Street Metro stop is directly across the street for those who don't want to hunt for parking!

Public Transit:
Joe Theismann's Restaurant is well served by public transportation. The King Street Metro train is located across the street on the blue and the yellow lines, only two stops from Reagan Airport. Also across the street are the Amtrak and VRE trains, Alexandria Dash Bus and REX bus stops as well as the free city Tolley.

Executive Chef:
Luis Aguirre

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Joe Theismann's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (34)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Happy Hour (27)
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Fun (26)
Vibrant Bar Scene (26)
Bar Seating (24)
Business Meals (24)
Good for a Date (23)
Good for Groups (23)
Live Sports (22)
Great for Lunch (21)
Comfort Food (20)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Special Occasion (16)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Late-night Find (12)
People Watching (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Cozy (10)
Great Beer (10)
Healthy (10)
Authentic (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Seasonal (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Romantic (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great service and ambiance. Convenient location. Food was tasty but presentation could be improved.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Caesar Salad with salmon on top was wonderful. Attentive service. Cool decor.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was great and service excellent.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The special for the evening was prime rib. We paid $30 each for two prime rib meal’s. The prime rib was almost flavorless, I have never eaten prime rib that did not have any flavor. It also was very tough to cut and full of fat and gristle. Very disappointed in the quality especially for an item that was their special for the night. My son who also ordinate was very disappointed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Good food, atmosphere, especially if you like football games. Several televisions, but not too intrusive.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

If you are in the area, do not hesitate. Absolutely our favorite restsurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went for Thanksgiving Dinner while on a trip to the area for a Redskins football game. This was not our first experience there, and they certainly didn’t disappoint. The food was excellent as were the various drinks that we tried. The restaurant provided a very warm, relaxed ambiance for our holiday meal.

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great place! I was there for Thanksgiving. Theismann's does a very good job for Thanksgiving. Whether you're looking for a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings, or something healthier, you will find a number of worthy options.

Tags: Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We have been going to Alexandria to visit family for years and love to take them out. Theisman's can accommodate infants to crotchety old folks with nary a hitch, even with 12 of us. Lots of options for different tastes, too. Nice wines and cocktails. Usually easy to park close (and free). Oh, ask for an appetizer of onion rings. They are not on menu, but those of us who frequent the place know they are made from scratch. Ymm.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We have always enjoyed Theismann's. Really like quite a few of the menu selections. Have never had anything but a really good meal. Great location near metro.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always love Theismann’s. Have been eating there for over 25 years, first at the Baileys Crossroads location, and now Alexandria. Been there for special occasions: New Years dinners, birthdays, anniversaries.

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 (Poconos)·Dined on November 17, 2017

As always the staff was very attractive and nice, the food was very well prepared. Not the first time I've been to this place and certainly won't be last.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Food was great and so was the service. I would definitely recommend eating here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Salmon was excellent!
Our server, Debra, was quite good... I’ll ask for her at my next visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

I've always had good results here.

Typically with the intent to have a business lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Evan provided excellent service. The steak omelet was AMAZING.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Family traveled from North (NY) and South (Carolina), meeting in Alexandria, and chose Joe Thiesmann restaurant to celebrate Mom's 75th birthday. The reservation was easy to make, the restaurant and parking was easy to find, staff was friendly and very accommodating. Everyone enjoyed the food, the ambiance and the service. Would definitely visit again, when in the area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food. Fantastic bar atmosphere for watching college football on a Saturday night. Loved the online reservation option. Great energy --- every Fall Saturday feels like a Holiday!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great! Food was excellent! Service was good!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food is always good - even the fish is always fresh - a surprise for essentially a sports bar.
Service is also always friendly and accommodating. Prices are reasonable and portions large.

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Always a good option for dinner.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Easy access from king st metro. Great meeting spot

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Visiting Alexandria from Georgia. Excited to find this resturant. Good was beyond amazing. Server was exciting, fun and very accommodating. Discussed planning another trip just to eat here again!!
Noise level at brunch was low, noise level on the evening was fairly loud as this IS a sports bar and it a football season!! HTTR!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Casual, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Pretty disappointing. Should have known better than to get the crabcakes after getting them at the Warehouse in old town (best ever!!!).

Service was slow to not even there. overall, not impressed. At least the price was reasonable.

Tags: Live Sports
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I wish I could give more stars!!
I can't say enough about how wonderful our experience was at this restaurant. We went at 5:00 on a Saturday and even though we had reservations (per Google reviewer advice) there would not have been a wait. The atmosphere was upbeat and exciting while still romantic enough for date night. The food? PHENOMENAL. We had the pretzel loaf and duck spring rolls for an appetizer, the blackend ribeye and filet mignon for entree and the dulce de leche cheesecake and chocolate chip bread pudding for dessert. Every single bite was worth praising! :) haha! To top it off, our server Donna was extremely understanding when my husband, a Joe Theismann fan since the 70s, monopolized her time with questions about Joe Theismann, the merchandise for sale, how often he comes, the games, etc. She was so very sweet, kept our drinks full, food made it to the table fast, and everything was just perfect. Best date night we've had in 5 years!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Fun, Late-night Find
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Went there to watch "what else?", Notre Dame Football. I've been a big Joe Theismann Fan ever since his days at ND. So watching his alma mater at his sports bar & restaurant was a natural for me. We had great food, fast friendly service, and of course a BIG ND Victory. Just a great overall experience. And I was able to purchase a souvenir glass at a reasonable price to mark the occasion. If you are ever are in the Alexandria, VA area this place is a must stop, even if you're not a ND Fan. Big screen TV's feature other games from all over the country. And it's only a block or so from the Metro Transit. The only thing missing to make this a perfect "10" was if Joe would of been present. Oh well, maybe next time!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Traveling through the DC area and stayed in local hotel. Needed dinner. Chose Theismann's never expecting such a delicious meal. The delivery of the courses was a problem. Bread came out very late after salads. Waited initially for drink order, then a long time for delivery of salad and then entrees came while we were still eating our salads. Very bad timing. Waiter seemed good so was it the kitchen?
Would eat there again to see if it is a persistent problem.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Not bad. Convenient to hotel. Waiter could not help with wines selection. Food was acceptable. Not high end but not high price either so fair trade. Good place to watch a game.

Tags: Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Business meeting lunch. Great setting and excellent food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Theismann's has consistently good food with fair prices. Derek was our waiter and he was very attentive, but not smothering. The steak and potato soup was delicious and was what I would call "comfort food." The CAB salad was delicious and the salmon salad was perfect without cheese and dressing on the side. My business associate and I could talk and not be interrupted. It was a tasty meal with just the right touch. I highly recommend Theismann's in Old Town Alexandria.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We dine here quite often. It's always been a great place, however last night our food was very cold. We didn't complain because we realize we all have our off days.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We all had different things and all was good. Difficult to get the second cup of coffee but eventually we did. We said we'd go back and order the same stuff!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great dinner and service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Took two business colleagues. They had never been before. They said there food was average at best. Guess I shouldn't have recommended Joe's. I usually order the same entree over and over so mine was good as usual.

Doubt they will go back. Too bad. So much for my recommendations.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We love Joe Theismann's! The food and service is awesome for breakfast lunch and dinner. And they are always nice to our toddler. Their specials and drinks are good too!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 6, 2017

This was my second trip to this restaurant and I had a great experience: good service, good food served hot, and a pleasant dining room. I ordered the grouper sandwich because it was so delicious on my first trip and it did not disappoint. The grouper fillet was large with a crisp coating and served with a tasty slaw and grilled onion topping. The sandwich has cheese but does not need it. Fruit served on the side was fresh and sweet. My friend’s black angus burger was cooked right, seasoned well and accompanied by a basket of crisp french fries. Drinks were refilled frequently and service was the right combination of attention to detail without hovering. A perfect lunch spot.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Joe Theismann's is often "poo-pooed" by many locals since it's been around for 30 years. However, it is always consistently good with a generally great wait staff. It is a loud atmosphere unless you go mid-afternoon. Lots of bar activity and lots of televisions, but they are muted.

Never had a bad meal here. Food is served quickly. Directly across from the King Street Metro and several hotels. Great for locals and tourists. No, not five star dining, but better than your typical mid-priced national chain restaurants.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Casual, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Really enjoyed my first visit and nice brunch. Good flavorful food, Good large portion sizes and good prices! Def would return and recommend.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Always excellent, original menu, reasonable prices, good service, and timely seating per reservation

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great service, food was good. Its been in this location a long time, might be time to give the inside of the restaurant a big face lift.

Tags: Business Meals
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