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About Green Dragon Tavern & Museum
Green Dragon Tavern & Museum is the latest major attraction to open in the Carlsbad, CA, area. The 22,000 sq. ft. space features a museum, restaurant, two story tavern, coffee house, gift shop and a "state of the art" Ballroom for corporate or private catered events. G.D.T.& M. creates a welcoming atmosphere for celebrating, remembering and honoring early American history, our founding fathers and their many contributions to our past and modern day society. Offering complimentary admission, the Museum at G.D.T.& M. will house documents from the Colonial and Revolutionary War-eras and will provide individuals of all ages with an opportunity to further appreciate our country's rich history. Additionally, Chef de Cuisine Gregory Krol has created a menu that reflects "old world" meets "new world" cuisine and features locally farmed and sustainable ingredients.
Carlsbad, CA 92011
American, Seafood, Californian
Hours of Operation:
11:00 a.m.- Until Close
10:00 a.m.- Until Close
The Coffee House and Museum Bookstore
7:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.
(Happy Hour- 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.)
10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
(Sunday Brunch Menu- 10:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.)
(Happy Hour- All Day)
The Dining Room
5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
(Happy Hour- 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.)
5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
(Happy Hour- 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.)
Palomar Airport Road
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
The Green Dragon Tavern and Museum will be closed on Tuesday, October 18th for a private party. The dining room will still be available for regular dining to our guests.
The Green Dragon Tavern & Museum offers a beautiful private dining ballroom with full amenities such as LCD projectors and large screens, microphones, full A/V capabilities, and much more! GDT&M also includes beautiful semi-private dining rooms for any occasion.
Green Dragon Tavern & Museum Ratings and Reviews
Second time we have been here and had a good experience on both occasions.
This time we were seated in the main restaurant rather than the bar area and, without any background music the ambience wasn't quite as good (as the bar area)
Also our waitress was a little over-attentive this time. Lovely young lady and it's probably better to be this than not attentive enough.
Still, it's somewhere we enjoy and will go back too
Absolutely thrilled with our experience! It was such a nice place to take my wife and her parents. We truly enjoyed the American museum and I can't say that enough. If for no other reason (which would be silly since the waiter was fantastic in every way, the food quality was above and beyond expectations and a value to say the least) please go see this unique pice of American history with a drink in hand as the museum is open to all.
Date night for the hubby and I. We enjoy the relaxed feel of the bar area. People who want more quiet conversation can sit in the dining room. Great selection of local beer to compliment our delicious food. Clam chowder had plenty of clams. Connecticut lobster roll was yummy. Great side salad. Hubby had fish and chips. His food was good too. I kept stealing his fries. Excellent meal and great service!
Surprisingly good food and surroundings. For those East Coast transplants to California, it's like walking into a traditional Colonial tavern. In fact, if you are a American history buff, this location is built to look exactly like the famous Green Dragon Tavern in New England that served as the headquarters of the American Revolution.
We were seated quickly, service was great. Food was excellent! Loved the décor, very comfortable.
Criticism - it was very loud and difficult to hear at times, little higher than usually would spend. Fun to people watch and spend time with friends.
Would go back again.
We took my cousin and her husband from out of town and they loved it. We have been here before, but forgot what a nice selection and good food they had. We all enjoyed our entrees and the brussels sprouts were truly outstanding. Our server, Madison, was very friendly and helpful with making our dining selections. An overall great experience and we'll be back soon.
I was born in Rhode Island but parents were stationed elsewhere a year after so I have no memories of the East Coast. Fast forward to present day and I'm constantly seeking places for an authentic connection. This place is a gem and I felt that East Coast connection. Thank you. My siblings and I had a super time.
We were hungry and it was late so we check OT and found GDT was still open. When we entered the GDT it turned out to be a very nice place, with a welcoming staff a comfortable atmosphere. The menu was broad however we just ordered the House Burger and the Lobster Mac & Cheese and it hit the spot. We will definitely go back to try some of their regular entrees. Note: The service was excellent, there is a number of big screens tv's and convenient parking.
Unique for sure. Grab your glass of wine and puruse the museum which has many authentic original pieces from the early days of our country and revolution. Ironically enough the museum was closed on July 4th. If your inquisitive, enjoy history, good food and drink then this is an experience you will want to check out. The ambiance is casual- there is a bar area and a dining area. The dining area is almost like cafeteria setting but comfortable enough. And our waiter was very attentive, professional, and friendly at the same time.
We were excited to try this restaurant but it unfortunately was a negative experience. First, we received our appetizers after our meal was served. The short rib was mostly a hunk of fat. (When alerted the manager did discount the short rib.) We heard another table complaining they were charged more for an item than the price listed on the menu, so as we were leaving we checked the menu against our bill. We were charged $1.95 more for our pretzel appetizer than was listed on the menu. At this point we just wanted to leave so we didn't bring it up. On the positive side our server was very apologetic, my husband did say his lobster roll was really good and we did enjoy being able to take our drinks and check out the small museum. Overall a fun concept and great space but unfortunately just not a great experience overall.
Really enjoyed our dinner and drinks at Green Dragon Tavern & Museum! We had the brussel sprout appetizer and it was delicious. I had the seafood samples for dinner that had a delicious sauce that went well with all items on my plate (cod, shrimp, salmon, asparagus & potatoes). My fiancé had the Connecticut style lobster roll which was huge and super good. The drinks were good and we will be back for sure
The atmosphere didn't fit for Carlsbad. My burger which I ordered medium came out very well done but we had waited so long for food I didn't send it back. The cocktails weren't very good. And the menu in the restaurant was different than what was posted online. Not different enough that it had been changed for a season or something but for some reason sauces or garnishes were omitted without thought to change up the menu in any meaningful way. Overall, the meal was unremarkable. We wouldn't go back and I wouldn't recommend it. There might be a draw with some of the historical stuff but it's in the wrong part of town for that.
Food is usually good and presented attractively. The historic bar area was quite busy, and there were two special events occurring in other areas, but not many customers in the dining area. We felt that service in the main dining area could have been more attentive.
Minor issues this visit included receiving no rolls until they were requested, one full salad was served instead of half-size as ordered, and a beer refill request not fulfilled until our server was reminded, then we were charged for two refills.
This was a Saturday evening. We have dined here on Fridays previously, and our waitress on those occasions covered the whole room much more efficiently than the group of young men who were working on Saturday.
I took my friend, who lives in New England, and he loved the museum attached to the restaurant. It was a little taste of his heritage that he was able to enjoy while visiting Southern California. It was really nice to read about our history. In fact, I learned that Paul Revere started Revereware. Here I thought a company was just using Revere's name this whole time!
Food was great and felt very authentic.
I took my mom to The Green Dragon Tavern for a late Mother's Day celebration. We both enjoyed it immensely. She ordered a club sandwich with sweet potato fries. They were the best sweet potato fries either of us have ever tasted! Afterwards, we perused the museum, which consists of memorabilia from the Mayflower - Revolutionary War era. The owner happened to be there, so he gave us some personal attention, which was especially nice.
The place was not very busy but It took them 1.5 hours to get our meal. The salmon was good but it was to come with rice pilaf and showed up with potatoes. The salmon was tasty and they did comp our meal . Was not very happy for being the first time I had ever eaten there, don't think I will go back.
It was a good experience. The food took quite a while to come out and was pretty good. The lobster was over cooked a bit on the Benedict but the rest of the food tasted great. They were a little awkward with my 3.5 year old twins and they were well behaved but didn't like that they were mostly ignored when they spoke to the server.
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