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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

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (37)
Live Sports (30)
Great for Lunch (28)
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Good for Groups (26)
Vibrant Bar Scene (26)
Bar Seating (25)
Fun (25)
Business Meals (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Happy Hour (22)
Comfort Food (20)
Good for a Date (20)
Special Occasion (18)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Great Beer (14)
Cozy (13)
Kid-friendly (11)
Quick Bite (11)
Healthy (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Great for Brunch (10)
Authentic (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
People Watching (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Romantic (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vegan (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

This was referred to us by a friend of mine and let me tell you if you want a great steak then this is the pace for you! We ordered the surf and turf and ribeye and it was amazing! Great atmosphere and awesome staff. Jamie was a very attentive and had great suggestions. We will definitely be back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

First time to Joe Theismann's in Alexandria. Offers easy parking, reservations, comfortable relaxed atmosphere, large menu, good service and good food. Two of us had fish, cooked well, and two had other items on menu. Everyone was pleased. Would return.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

We went to Joe Theismann’s the day after Valentines Day and had a great evening. The steak was great, as was the service. The atmosphere was warm and friendly. We’ll be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

One of our favorite places for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Friendly, fun, great service, and the food is always great. Love the Filets!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Quick Bite, Cozy, Live Sports, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

This has become one of our top "go-to" places. This time it was for Valentine's Day dinner. There are enough really good choices on the menu, that we cane always find a favorite that we are in the mood for

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Great place for Valentines dinner.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Jamie was a great waiter. He was patient, respectf6and responsive. All staff provided grand customer service. I recommend. We had a party of 12. No issues.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We come here regularly. Most of the time we get the specials offered. The $40 steak special was good, but way undercooked. I asked for the steak medium and got it rare. After waiting almost 15 minutes for the waitress to come back, I asked for it to be cooked a bit more. Almost 3 minutes later, the steak came back out more to the medium temperature I asked for. I have worked in the restaurant business for almost 12 years and I know it doesn’t take 3 minutes for steak to go from rare to medium. The steak was microwaved and came out tougher. Next time will just order regular steak from the menu. Love this place. It’s a shame that I paid $40 for a steak to come out of the microwave!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Live Sports, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Never disappointed always good. Great happy hour -

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Nothing special here but decent food. Good location near King Street Metro

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We always enjoy a good meal with great service at J.T.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Enjoyed a relaxing lunch with old friends and family. Menu variety was quite good.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

This was my 3rd restaurant week dinner. The others were quite good. This was pretty awful. Clam chowder that had no taste -- a blindfolded taster would not have been able to identify it. The entree was short ribs pappardelle. This was a large bowl of the noodles with -- not exaggerating -- a few shreds of meat with sauce. Once I picked through it enough to get a full fork full of meat I realized that I didn't even care for the taste. This has been an okay restaurant in the past so either it's gone downhill or it's just bad for restaurant week. Either way there are too many choices in this area to ever give Joe Theismanns another chance.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Laidback environment but very energetic crowds. Food was good, well-prepared, and was served in a timely manner. The 2 waiters that I worked with Derek and Allan; both provided great service, friendly personalities, and were very welcoming and inviting.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We visit Joe T’s on a Friday evening after work. It was busy, but the OT reservation saved us waiting on a table. It was loud, but we were still able to converse at our table. two of us ordered burgers, but neither of us were impressed with the quality. We both ordered med-rare and both were slightly pink but very dry. Both of our buns were hard also making the burgers hard to finish. My wife enjoyed her meal and had no issues. We did appreciate the $3 beers for happy our though.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great service, friendly environment. I had the crab cakes, they were delicious. The servers were very attentive without being bothersome.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Excellent food, wait staff and hostess. We will be back again.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 29, 2018

An old standby in Alexandria. Great for a quick bite with colleagues, business associates or friends. You never know when #7 will appear and wait on your table.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Went with extended family for our 9 year olds birthday. Great service and made our daughter feel special. Food was great also, no complaints! I often forget about this restaurant, but we will definitely be back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great food, service, fun, and a great deal for eating out on my birthday. The servers were quick, attentive, and gave great suggestions for menu items. The bread pudding dessert was excellent! I highly recommend it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Comfort Food, Authentic, Live Sports
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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 on January 18, 2018

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 13, 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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 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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 (Washington DC)·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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 (Washington DC)·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 29, 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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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 28, 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 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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