Joe Theismann's Restaurant

4.3
1444 reviews
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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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CW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food for a great price. Excellent service. We went twice in one week while at our conference.

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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Joe T’s...best restaurant at the Metro station-end of Old Town!

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

Great meal, great service, great atmosphere!

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Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

went for Brunch and the World Cup Finals - the service was very good considering the place was jammed - food was ok, my hash browns were dry, eggs were good - but they forgot the english muffins. Bloody Marys were fine and the beer was cold. the caramel glazed apple doughnuts are just little balls, but are very good, would recommend them just know they are small.

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Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food!

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1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant experience was excellent. Bartender was really loud and he could be heard throughout the establishment. Food was great.

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SM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. Wine was awesome and the people helping us was outstanding

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FI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent service. Perfect atmosphere.

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Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was great! The food was just... Eh. Probably won't come back.

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Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good dinner out in Alexandria.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

This was our 3rd time at Theismann’s and will be our last. Our waiter took a long time to take our drink order, food order, and to bring our food. We had a party of 5, so it wasn’t and extremely large party and the dinner was on a Thursday night, so the restaurant wasn’t extremely busy. I ordered a portobello mushroom sandwich and the sandwich was filled. Two of us ordered fries and they were cold. Overall disappointed in the service and the food.

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Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 1

There were multiple available tables for two yet we were seated right next to the entrance. I felt like we were seated in the lobby. It was awful and loud and intrusive to have people standing next to us who were waiting to be seated. Ruined the experience for us.

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Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

If you're looking for nice size portions of food, I suggest one of the sandwiches or a steak meal. The burgers are awesome here!

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Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was mediocre, my order was wrong and had to be redone and it took a long time. Servers were pleasant but slow service.

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KZ
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went for our 20th Anniversary. I'm a Redskin fan so I had been wanting to go since 2012 when we moved to Maryland. It was worth the wait. We were seated right away. We had a reservation but either way it was not that busy when we got there. Our waiter Chad was great. He gave a warm welcome and made recommendations on both appetizers and entrees. He came to the table often to check on us. One of the managers came by to talk to us, as well and congratulated us on our anniversary. We talked for a few minutes. As a gift for our 20th we were given complimentary dessert. The food was outstanding! I got the prime ribeye and my wife got the overnight beef short ribs. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone. A great experience. We will be back!

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AH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Highly recommend! Excellent service! Food was great! We sat outside and really enjoyed the sights and sounds; even with metro renovations ongoing it was still very enjoyable. Only negative is we rode in our motorcycles and the parking garage sensor would not activate to let us in (probably due to the limited weight of the motorcycle), so we had to pay for parking along the street.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in all ways

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A bit pricy for the quality and quantity of food.

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DD
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was awful! Food was not great and I will not be returning.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great waiter who gave us his recommendations which were very good. Nice atmosphere. Overall, great experience!

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RS
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Need BIGGER STEAK options like a 40oz bone in ribeye.

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KG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at Joe Theismann's Restaurant while visiting Alexandria. The food was great and our server, Selma, was absolutely fantastic!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Good, but I expected better. Service was very good as expected. Food was good, not great, warm, but not hot. Didn’t help that we were seating at one the 2 topper tables in a row along the wall, so missed the art, sports entertainment and decor. For this having Joe Theismann’s name and the menus pricing, I expected more.

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R
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, nice atmosphere, little loud but great service. I'd go back.

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JP
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Food has deteriorated since change of ownership. French Onion Soup has gone from really good to really bad. Others have mentioned changes in menu and food way below what it was previously. Sorry, we used to enjoy this place.

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday Brunch!

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BW
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was good but server was a bit slow and not as friendly as could be

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MF
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Was very disappointed for the menu changed as well as their wine list. The food choices were not as good as before. Will not be going back.

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MB
New England
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Great food, location, and wait staff.

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DL
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Full disclosure: in general, I don't like restaurants that feature multiple TVs. Theismann's does, all tuned to a sports event, which came as no surprise given the name of the restaurant. However, we were tired after a day of sightseeing, it was late, and it was the closest restaurant to our hotel other than the restaurant IN the hotel, which didn't appeal to us. And, the online menu looked varied, simple and understandable enough that we thought we could enjoy a light, basic meal. We did. I had Maryland crabcakes, which were excellent, my husband had a steak salad, also excellent. The service was good, the restaurant was nearly empty and thus quiet, and mercifully, although every TV was turned on, their sound was muted. All said, Theismann's was a pleasant surprise.

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AJ
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Business dinner two nights in a row (because it was so good the first night).

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AG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I would describe the environment as a more upscale sports bar environment. Very comfortable, great service and good food.

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SH
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ravonn, our server, was excellent! He had excellent suggestions and was a delight!

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Pittsburgh
62 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service

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JS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We were seated promptly. The wait staff were friendly without hovering to much. This was a late mother's day dinner since we were not able to Sunday. We ordered the crab dip for an app. The strip steak with a crabcake, the KC ribs, and the fish and chips. Crabcake was all meat, steak was cooked to perfection, and the ribs fall off the bone. The fish was not properly drained of the oil. The manager promptly bought a whole new plate. Everything was good. I've been here before and will return whenever I can.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food great atmosphere but the service was a bit slow. Maybe because it was Mother’s Day? Overall great experience though.

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LD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

They were 45 minutes late seating us for a confirmed 12:30 pm brunch seating. We both ordered blueberry pancakes with bacon. Only one came and we were given a plate to share this one until the other order could arrive (approximately 20 minutes later). A horrible experience with the exception of the countenance of our waitress. Also, the food was terrible. We will not be back

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Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

This was a Mother's Day luncheon. The food as always was very good. Also, the table service provided by our server was excellent. However, the low rating for service is based on the fact that we waited over an hour to get seated and this was with a reservation. We were not given the courtesy I was being told that there was a problem when we checked in. After waiting an unreasonable amount of time I finally inquired from the hostess as to the problem. The reason provided for the long delay was that their ordering system to the kitchen was malfunctioning. It seems that for a high-end establishment such as this, they would have a backup system in place to ensure they can provide their customers with their ordinarily very good service. Is also terribly unprofessional to not advise us when we checked in of the delay.

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MH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Best filet ever!!! and the green beans...so good. I would have given overall a 5 but they inadvertently made my check for almost twice as much by charging me incorrectly. They were nice about correcting it though and if I hadn't had to leave the next day would have gone back for another filet. Absolutely wonderful.

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