Joe Theismann's Restaurant

4.5
1250 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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Ditch the kitchen and ENJOY the holiday this year! Join us at Theismann's from 12-9pm on Thanksgiving Day, when we will be featuring a special holiday prix fixe menu. Feast on holiday favorites like Butternut Squash & Apple Soup, All-Natural Roasted Turkey Breast, and Classic Pumpkin Pie!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 1250 People Are Saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it the food is great and the atmosphere is awesome

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Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Garden salad, salmon quite good. Rice which came with salmon was not - had a burned taste to it. Grilled asparagus cooked just right. Peanut butter pie was a bit gummy.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are here on vacation for Thanksgiving and have reservations for Thanksgiving dinner here, so we thought we should check it out first. I ordered today’s special, which was fried oysters, fries, and broccoli, while my husband got the rueben with fries. It was all very good, and the chocolate chip bread pudding was awesome! Our waitress was very friendly, upbeat, and helpful.

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Memphis
97 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

There was not a lot of caring from the hostess when I noted the wet slightly gooey stuff on the bench next to me. Fortunately, the waitress quickly took care of the issue when we mentioned it to her.

The rest of the food and service were up to the usually excellent standards of this restaurant. The greens and feta is one of our favorite side salads anywhere.

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WL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Reliably great restaurant. Always great tasting food and friendly and efficient service. Everything from seafood to steaks, everything is fresh and expertly well prepared with delectable taste. The only downside, for me, is the high noise level, but you have to come here expecting that, since it's a sports bar.

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CS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to Theismann's. My sister and I had a wonderful time; great food, great service, and pleasant atmosphere. I'll definitely be going back.

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d
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alex was a super waitress.....friendly and efficient. We had a great time....food was very tasty. Everyone enjoyed.

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DG
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! Fantastic staff! Wonderful prices! Colleen was awesome and professional!

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M
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the atmosphere. However your booth seats are too close to the table and made for an uncomfortable dinner.

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DW
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Restaurant separated from bar area and was clean, comfortable and felt relaxing. We enjoyed the complementary bread rolls. Buffalo chicken sandwiches were good. Children’s menu included salmon for our 11yr old, and burger for the 4yr old. We split the volcano cake and it was delicious. Service was friendly and timely. Overall a nice dining out experience.

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C
Key West
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was solid. Service was fine.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Peter was our server, my son had had him once before and first thing he said when we were seated, I was here before and Peter was terrific, We are both Food Industry professional, an Exec. Chef and Restaurant Manager. Food was good, service excellent. I will rec. friends and visitors to the DMV to ask for Peter when they make their reservations.

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MC
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Crowded, noisy, but all else was good.

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CB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food. Friendly server. Nice atmosphere.

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MH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the crab cakes which was excellent! They even let me add an extra one as i wasn't sure if the 2 which the entree originally came with would be enough. But amazingly it was, so I was able to share the extra one with a friend.

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OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the Best 👍

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d
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Since the restaurant was sold, the new management has eliminated the bread basket and cut California Chicken out of the menu. I have seen nothing too exciting replacing them.

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ED
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, great service. We were there around 8pm on a Friday night so it was very busy, but it was still fine for the kids. Great atmosphere. Made reservations on Open Table and got in right away.

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SH
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peter was awesome! He had excellent suggestions and was so kind to us! We will be back!

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OJ
Richmond
36 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Never disappoints. The place is generally consistent which is a great attribute. Awesome go to spot for lunch and/or a nice meal.

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MM
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Joe Theismann's Restaurant is one of my favorite restaurants in Northern Virginia. The food is always delicious. The wait staff is friendly and gracious. The ambiance is very comfortable. The only thing that would improve it for me would be that the lighting over the table was brighter for purpose of reading the menu.

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MB
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great casual bar atmosphere. Even though it was a "bar," it had GREAT healthy items. Loved the wedge salad and grilled chicken sandwich. We had a great waiter, too! Overall great!

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W
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place with neighborhood feel and very convenient to Metro

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SH
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peter was our server and he’s excellent! Also, the Hostess is always so kind & friendly!

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DJ
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Went there for dinner had excellent Prime Rib. Went there for Brunch very good food again. Went there again for Dinner very good. Loved the Pretzel bread with beer cheese dip. It is a busy place and not a quite place.....Sports bar theme yet a nice restaurant feel. This will be a regular place for us when in Old Alexandria, Virginia.

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OT
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Although some of my favorites are gone from the menu, the other changes new management have made maintain the JT's brand. Good food at reasonable prices. Love that there is parking in Old Town too. (not many vegetarian things on the menu).

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L
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

We have been to the restaurant several times. The food is very good and a great value. On this occasion it seemed like the kitchen and bar were in reverse! Our waiter was trying but the slowness was not his fault. My companions said they were unlikely to return.

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BC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good value ... Great ambiance... great

service!

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B
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to see the football game. Great atmosphere.

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P
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The main dining room is somewhat loud with a TV and sports channel on, but we were able to sit outside, where the atmosphere was calmer. The heating units overhead kept us toasty on that Autumn Saturday. The servers are very friendly. The food is solidly good. I had a delicious French Onion soup, an awesome Buffalo chicken sandwich and fries.u husband had the Ahi tuna which was served with vegetables and rice. Portions are good without being overly big. There is a good selection of bar drinks and cocktails, too. Be aware that the restaurant is about a 15-minute walk from Hoffman AMC theatres, so you may want to drive if the weather is bad or if you don't want to walk much. Overall I would recommend this restaurant.

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RN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food which came promptly and friendly service without feeling rushed.

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A
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I returned to my hometown for the Washington vs. Dallas game. I had enjoyed dining here with my girlfriends twice and thought it would be great to share with my family. We were certainly pleased! Everyone loved their meal! Thanks! See ya next time!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wedding weekend

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SS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always reliable. Never a bad meal. Have been there many times over many years.

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KC
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met our group of Chiefs fans to watch Sunday night football. They seated my husband and me even though no one else In our party was there. We had one guest who was 45 minutes late. Through all the comings and goings the server was very accommodating with ofood and beverage ordering and service, willing to split the checks and made sure the channel on our TV was the game we wanted. Food was great and there were healthy options as well as bar fare. A great evening!

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Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Made a reservation for a booth by a tv to watch the game. We were seated at a perfect spot to watch the game. Service was slow at first. Noticed the server was a little weeded so understandable. As the meal went on she was more attentive. The food was good. We tried the appetizer special, loaded crab fries. They were delicious!

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PK
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food is very good. Usually good service but waited 40 minutes for bread and never received soup. No one checked had to ask another server. In fairness our server had a table of ten in another room but it wasn’t a very good birthday dinner.

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MG
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The place is always hopping since it is right off of the King Street Metro stop, which makes it very convenient! The food is good and the prices are reasonable. Only thing is that once we paid our bill the waiter completely ignored us. No refills on water, tea... It was not like they were busy and had other folks waiting on a table. (I was a waitress so I am very conscience about people waiting since that is money for the staff)

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Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We used to go here for business lunch all the time. I tried it a couple of times since management changed, as well as menu and it is not the same variety or quality of food any more unfortunately. It is sad to see a great restaurant to make changes that impacts their clients negatively.

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

truely one of the best blackened seafood platters I have ever eaten. incredible.

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