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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (33)
Live Sports (30)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
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Great for Lunch (25)
Fun (24)
Happy Hour (24)
Bar Seating (24)
Business Meals (23)
Good for a Date (23)
Good for Groups (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (23)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Special Occasion (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Cozy (13)
Great Beer (13)
Great for Brunch (11)
Late-night Find (11)
Hot Spot (10)
People Watching (10)
Quick Bite (10)
Healthy (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Authentic (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Romantic (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Seasonal (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Scenic View (3)
Vegan (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Theismann’s is glorified, really really good casual/bar food. Liked all the TVs, but the food distracts you. The caprese flatbread pizza was the among the best things I’ve ever tasted, and the tuna appetizer was also so good. Fries were above par and service was outstanding. Ok, we also have bets as to the best bread pudding on the east coast and the chocolate chip here is right up there.
Just so easy and good. We have plenty of reastaurants around us, but we take the metro and have a short hop across the street. Would recommend and will go again.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

We were entertaining Friends visiting from out of town. The restaurant was very close and convenient to their hotel so it was a perfect location. It was happy hour so the bar was busy and loud. Our waiter was efficient but not very personable. Our guests enjoyed their meals and I had only one complaint - the gumbo soup tasted to me as if the roux base had been overcooked. Overall we had a very good meal and would definitely try this restaurant again.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great Beer, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I found my new favorite restaurant. This is an upscale sports bar, with amazing food, great service, and perfect noise level. Our server, Carly was excellent coming over at just the right times. I had the rockfish and my husband had the pork chops, both delicious. You can see a tv from every seat so as not to miss a moment of the game. After dinner we went to the bar, to find friendly patrons and helpful bartenders. Overall an excellent experience.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Cozy, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Another fine evening of dining at Theismann’s Restaurant. As usual the restaurant had maybe a hundred diners with a couple dozen other customers gathered in the bar area. But no matter how many customers the restaurant may have, because of its high capacity, there almost always seems to be room for one more group of incoming folks. The atmosphere is casual and friendly and the food is high quality and at a reasonable price. Recommend giving Theismann’s restaurant a try if you have not done so.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I've been dying here since they opened. It's in my neighborhood. It's always been reliably fabulous.

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We were a large party of 16 celebrating a birthday. Both the service and food were excellent, especially our server. Highly recommend.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent menu, great service,lively atmosphere, speciality drinks

Tags: Live Sports, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

I've been here a few times over the years but was sent a Birthday gift from Joe Theismann's Restaurant as a buy one get one free dinner. So I decided that my wife and I would go last Wednesday night and it was great. The food and service were more than we could have ask for. I would highly recommend Joe Theismann's Restaurant for any occasion and the food is excellent. Thank you MR Theismann for the birthday certificate we truly enjoyed it.

Thanks
Jim Cumbo

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for New Year eve Dinner. Its not fancy. Its a meat and potato kind of place. We wanted something easy. We had the surf and turf special and the pork chop with drinks. We ordered both cuts of meat medium to medium rare. They were done perfectly. Even the veggies were tasty. Service could not have been better and they were very busy that evening ( with two or three football games and the extra new years crowd.
The next time we are in a meat and potatoes mood, we will defiantly keep this place in mind.

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Sports, Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A group of (6) us decided to check it out for a NYE dinner. Made the reservation, even with last minute changes, with no issues whatsoever. Arrived on time and our group was seated immediately among a pretty busy place. The bar area was lively as expected and our waiter attended to us immediately. We were quickly offered drinks and the special of the evening and all the food was promptly served. Food tasted good and none of our party had any complaints. Overall a solid dining experience and I will definitely go back again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Waitress was great. Seafood platter was delicious. Thank you for having a separate meals/menu for kids. However, steak was asked medium and was cooked well done.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great service and food!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

While the service was attentive, the food was just ok. I had the Ceasar salad and it was fine but nothing exceptional. For the entree the halibut was dry and was served over a bed of vegtables that were over cooked and slightly on the mushy-side. I finished about half the meal before deciding I was done with it. Just didn't find it an enjoyable dish.

The decor was a bit worn and tired. Time for a re-set. Parking was convenient and complimentary.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 29, 2017

A higher end sports establishment. A lot of tv's but they were not really intrusive. Noise level was not bad and ambience was really nice. Food was outstanding. (My party had a good cross selection - Cheeseburger and Fries, Fish & Chips, Scallops, and the California Chicken. All of which was quite good. Service was outstanding (ask for Brandon). Parking garage best option - has interior access/entrance to the restaurant and validates for free parking.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Ease of getting last minute reservation. Friendly and helpful hostess. Waitress very energetic and helpful and managed to get us exactly what we wanted. Asked to be seated out of the noise and traffic and was accommodated with no issues.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great and even my eight year old loved it. My husband liked wild caught fish. Everyone was happy.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Tried this place while in town. Has the makings of a great bar and grill but a little more inventive with the menu. Loved the duck spring rolls!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fun, Live Sports
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We always enjoy dining at Theismann’s restaurant. Good food at a very reasonable price. Located across the street from King Street metro station, Theismann’s has been serving fine meals to locals and tourists for about 35 years. My wife and I have dined there many times and recommended it to friends. The ambience is casual and warm and inviting. We recently dined there with a friend. The food was good and as usual for any night of the week, we were among more than 100 other diners. Yes, it is a popular place to eat.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent food, Excellent service...great bar ambiance!! Teriyaki wings were delicious, can really taste the flavor...the duck rolls were bangin’...grass fed burger cooked to perfection.... good strong club soda...apple tart ice cream to share for the perfect ending to a great lunch!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Delicious as always but slower than usual

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We had a wonderful experience. The food and atmosphere were excellent. We got to meet Joe which was an extra wonderful highlight!

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was amazing! Our waiter was horrible! I wish the restaurant was more diverse but we had a great time anyway!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Go to local spot. Good food, good drinks and plenty of televisions

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The ambiance and menu selections make this a great place to have a meal or to eat and catch a game on tv. Excellent drinks and tasty food. Hamburgers are great and their lamb chop dinner a favorite of this lamb lover. Recommend highly to all.

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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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vip
 (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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