Joe Theismann's Restaurant

4.5
1193 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Seafood
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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.
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Phone number
(703) 739-0777
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Luis Aguirre
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
King Street
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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!
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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.
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Entertainment
Satellite sports: fourteen high definition TV"s showing most major sporting events.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 1193 People Are Saying
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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Joe’s!! Food is always top notch! Service is fantastic and professional. We always recommend to visiting friends and try to meet them here so we can enjoy it too!

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JP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for a place to watch one of the Sunday NFL games with our kids, and they were extremely accommodating. We sat in one of the back rooms, and they put the game we wanted to watch on one of their tv's (the tv's in the front of the restaurant - by the bar - were already preset for the various games). Our waitress - I believe her name was Ashlee - also was excellent and very attentive.

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BL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server Debora was awesome! Very down to earth!

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W
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner, drinks and service! Tuna appetizer was very yeasty, as was my filet and my daugther’s chicken pasta!

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K
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We always looked forward to lunch or dinner here. Food and service always excellent. Disappointed in menu price changes. For example, house salad was always $3.00 with dinner. Now prices for dinners have gone up, the accompanying salad option price break eliminated and salad price raised to $5.00 as a separate option. Greedy.

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CG
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. My business partners and I are regulars.

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DR
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Service was ok. Potato skins were too overdone and overdone crumpled bacon. Calimari was good and yummy sauce.

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NN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Server was not attentive. Had to wait too long for bill and drink refills. My rare steak was medium-rare.

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c
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great sports atmosphere! Tons of tvs that allow everyone to see their games. Our server, Rick, was awesome. He was very accommodating!

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GB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE love this restaurant = outstanding food. Service fast and friendly. Always bring out of town guests.

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JM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great and the service I've received all the times I've been to Joe's has been excellent. Nice, friendly place.

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a
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Used to be our favorite restaurant, a block from our office However since they made changes about a month ago it is not the same any longer. It is not waiters fault since he had too many big tables. It took 15 minutes just to order ice teas, rolls never made it to our table. Lunch menu is so limited, really this was the best thing about this restaurant.

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O
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was slow, due to “new computer system”. Dinning with 3 people, I ordered a salad with steak. Salad arrived with no steak. It took 10 min for steak to arrive and server did not ask how I would like my steak. Server blamed the new computer system for the omitted steak and never offered compensation for inconvenience. We spoke with our tip. This service is not the norm and very disappointing.

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LM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here on a Date, it was my first time and it was amazing the service and atmosphere was incredible. We will be returning

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F
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited here during restaurant week and everyone in our party had the filet minon. It did not disappoint! The meat just melted in our mouths, the appetizers were flavorful, and the dessert was yummy. The wait staff was attentive and friendly with a fun, energetic atmosphere. Highly recommend this restaurant for visitors and locals alike.

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LB
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an enjoyable lunch with great service from Alex. It happened to be Restaurant Week so we ordered the Salmon and Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding. Both were amazing. If I had to pick a dessert for my last meal on earth it would be that. It's a delight of bread, butter, cream, chocolate and amaretto. Wow! Try it, you won't be disappointed. All of the staff is friendly and kind. Thank you!

We have a couple of requests:
(1) Joe, can you ask the city of Alexandria to get 1–2 handicapped parking spaces near your entrance? We are having to park all the way up the hill near Whole Foods. This would be very helpful, especially with the construction project that will be going on for the next couple of years.

(2) Please help the environment by replacing your plastic straws with paper ones.

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E
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the overall feel of the place. Staff was excellent and food was great. Definitely will return!!

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LM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good, but the service was spotty. Our waitress was extremely chatty with another table and that affected her other tables. I had to actually walk up to her while she was chatting with another table to get my parking ticket that she was supposed to get validated for us. I got it validated myself at the hostess stand.

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JS
Washington DC
88 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Service and food were great as always. I was eating there at around 9 p.m. There were 3-4 women at the bar who were making an incredible amount of noise and being obnoxious. I was sitting a long way from the group and they could be heard clearly.

I have been going to this property for the last 15 years, but have never heard such a commotion. I feel this is a shortcoming of management in not controlling unruly patrons who disturb others. I hope such future situations will be stopped in their tracks.

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MN
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Good food, subpar service. Stopped by for brunch on Sunday, saw they had a good restaurant week menu and it was a nice day. Requested patio seating and was accommodated. Server took our order and disappeared. Appetizer came out but 20 min later, no food or server. Two other tables seated after us received their food before us. No water refills, had to go to the hostess stand to inquire. Finally received food. Was decent but took forever. Manger apologized as they were short staffed for a large lunch group.

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MW
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love to go to dinner here. The food is great, the staff fantastic and it’s close to home. We come by ourselves, with our friends, our children, our grands. I reserve ahead through OpenTable, park free in the garage and have a delightful time. When I tell my husband I “Let’s go out to dinner.” I mean LETS GO TO JOES (Theisman’s!!!!)

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B
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Joe’s has taken a steep dive south. We’ve been eating here for years...always great food and value with a varied menu. That’s all gone. Food is now directly off the Sysco truck and way over priced for what you’re given. Another Old Town restaurant ruined by Alexandria Restaurant grip.

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LB
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress, Alex, was the best. We had the most wonderful chocolate milkshakes and burgers. We sat in a very comfortable booth. Ask for Alex when you go!

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SG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time going to this restaurant; food was amazing, drinks was perfect. I would highly recommend this gem to my friends and family. Bar area was full of people enjoying great conversation.

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LC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had fish and chips, fish was average but fries were outstanding. Michelle was an excellent server. Chose because near our hotel and was recommend by concierge who also provided a discount coupon.

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f
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love going here. It's just a great relaxing, laid back, with good food environment!

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TW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good. The hash browns were an unexpectedly cheesy surprise. Our server, Darrell, was polite, engaging, and helpful. There was a small issue with the air conditioning vent dripping on one of us a couple of times. Otherwise, everyone was friendly, and it was a good experience overall. I would go back.

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LW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is delicious and staff friendly and courteous! I love the roasted salmon!

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L
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding service with world class food. Master of the basic's. Quality ingredients, perfect portions, good atmosphere! We will be back often.

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BG
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our food and our Server was very personable.

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c
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

So, I've gone to Joe Theismann's for about as long as it's been around (I even remember the days when "Theismann" referred to "MVP quarterback", not the name of a restaurant. Anyway, this is a very good sports bar in that it has lots of TVs, sports stuff hanging everywhere and good food and service. The big issue with Joe's is (like a lot of Old Town Alexandria places) massively inflated prices. A cocktail costs $16/$17. A beer is $8/$9. Their food is good but the dinner options basically start at $18 for a hamburger.

It's a good place but beware of sticker shock.

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KL
Atlanta
80 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My server was very friendly and attentive. The food was fresh and delicious! I will most certainly return.

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JZ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great menu and friendly staff, I have no complaints. It's a bit loud in the front seating area and near the bar, but if you ask for a spot in the back you can hear people at your table.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the blackened seafood platter, it was excellent. My husband had the fillet mignon, there wasn't a crumb left either of our plates!

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RD
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

My wife and I took some friends here from out of town. I learned about this place through a friend of mine and decided to try it. The appetizers were good but the pasta was cold and my wife's pork chops were basically burned. Had them send the pork chops back, and My wife finished off the chicken wings. This place may be good for Happy Hour, but for evening dining, I would recommend somewhere else to visit.

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JS
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Joe's is always spot-on with food and service. Wish that the grouper and mahi-mahi had not just been removed from the menu. Matt, the GM, does a great job.

Carly is the best of the entire group and all the wait staff are well-trained.

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DA
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Victor is a fabulous server. Crab cakes & scallops were superb.

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HG
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed our date night!

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s
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Our waiter was very knowledgeable and provided great service. We had crab dip, chicken Louisiana and a Biso burger and all were excellent.

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JW
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, excellent service. We were in Alexandria for only a couple of days, and theisman's was one of the highlight.

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