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.
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
Food was prepared perfectly. Server did ...
Food was prepared perfectly. Server did a great job if being attentive but not bothersome. Pancakes were declared the "best I've ever had."
Coffee is very good.
Want to go back for lunch or dinner & try something other than breakfast food.
This is my 4th time at this establishmen ...
This is my 4th time at this establishment. First time I wasn't excited about my meal. It was just ok. I ordered fish and chips. They were fried a bit to much for my liking The fish was moist so that was good but fried too much!. In the past I have had the lobster rolls, short ribs and shrimp & Scallop risotto. Also the waitress was very nice and gave my friend a birthday dessert bread pudding. It was a bit on the dry side and could have been a bit warmer. I will go back again!!
The four of us had a late lunch. I had t ...
The four of us had a late lunch. I had the bacon wrapped chicken, my wife a salad. Neither was distinctive. The place was loud, with huge TV screens on every wall, broadcasting a football game. The charming 18th Century decor clashed with the ambience of a sports bar. The service was desultory, with the wait staff gathering by the bar to chat, showing only a passing interest in the diners. The bill for the four of us, including the over-priced glasses of wine, came to $128 including the tip. It's a nice place to visit once, but we're not going back.
The Green Dragon Tavern is a restaurant, ...
The Green Dragon Tavern is a restaurant, sports bar, and museum all rolled into one. The museum is free and open to the public, with excellent displays about the American Revolution and the "original" Green Dragon Tavern in Boston. The bar was popular and noisy, and when we arrived we learned that normally that is where people are seated for Sunday lunch. However, when I requested quieter seating because my parents are in their 90's and don't appreciate a noisy bar atmosphere, the restaurant manager and hosts were very kind and accommodated us in the dining room (which is normally only open in the evenings). The service was exceptional, the dining room was nice and quiet so we could have a good conversation over our meal, and the food was very good. My parents had a chicken salad which they enjoyed very much and others in our party had the Connecticut-style Lobster Roll which was very authentic and loaded with lobster, and one other person in our group enjoyed the fish and chips. After our meal we enjoyed taking some time to look through the museum. Overall, I'd highly recommend the Green Dragon Tavern -- it's like having a little piece of Boston in San Diego County. Just a word of warning -- when making your reservation, double check to see if you'll be seated in the noisy sports bar or in the much nicer dining room (if you prefer a quieter environment).
We sat in the side room to avoid the noi ...
We sat in the side room to avoid the noise in the main room and unfortunately there was a child screaming for about half the time. As usual the parents waited until the noise was at a fevered pitch to take her out. Probably nothing the waiter could do about it but we were looking forward to a quiet discussion with our friends. The food was delicious, our favorite is the lobster roll. Service was excellent. We will be back
They were out of the wine listed for hap ...
They were out of the wine listed for happy hour, didn't have a substitute. All of the servers seemed rather "new" and unsure of what they were doing or were supposed to do. Everyone was very friendly and the Maine Lobster rolls, were excellent.
This was our first visit to the Green Dr ...
This was our first visit to the Green Dragon Tavern. The building is beautiful, inside and out. They sent out an ad for an Octoberfest special menu, and we wanted to try it. However, the waiter didn't seem to know anything about it....it started mid-September. We both placed drink orders which seemed to take forever. We got there at 6 p.m. and there were only 2 other tables with diners...which seemed a bit odd to me. However, the acoustics were so bad, I couldn't hear the waiter. I can't imagine how bad they would be if the dining room was full.
Our food arrived before the drinks. The food consisted of one sausage, a piece of fried pork, and a strange potato dish that was supposed to be German potato salad. My mother is German and a good cook, and this potato salad in no way resembled German potato salad. It didn't taste bad, just not anything special. We split a crème brulee, which was good. I may go back again to try their regular food, but not anytime soon.
Went here with the family. The museum i ...
Went here with the family. The museum is a great visit, especially for elementary school aged children. Dinner was fantastic. The Braised Short RIb was very good as well as the buffalo wings. I would recommend this restaurant for sure.
We were visiting in Carlsbad and found t ...
We were visiting in Carlsbad and found this restaurant on open table. Liked the menu and the beer selection so decided to give it a try. Service was nice and friendly. The housemade bread and honey butter was delicious. The crab cake was excellent. The homemade tomato soup and Brie grilled cheese was fantastic. It's an interesting building and historical museum in Carlsbad. We would definitely return here. Good value for the money.
The place was unpleasanly noisy, the bev ...
The place was unpleasanly noisy, the beverage list did not list prices of whiskeys and hard liquor, why - we don't know, and neither did the waiter know, but the real surprise was when we got the check and then saw the prices!! The waiter did not know how to pour the wine, and if we had not stopped him, he would have poured out the whole bottle of white wine into our three glasses!
We will never come back to this place, for sure!
Loved everything about our visit, great ...
Loved everything about our visit, great food, spectacular server Cierra, only one flaw the noise level in the dinning room was very loud at times we could not hear our own conversion, It was like being in an echo chamber.
I used the Open Table app to make a lunc ...
I used the Open Table app to make a lunch reservation during the week. Disappointing that the restaurant seemed not to know anything about it and we waited quite a while for a table.
During the lunch hour, seating is only in the bar, none of the dining rooms are open. Quite noisy and difficult to have a quiet conversation.
Food was good, but I don't think it's a great place for a business lunch.
A touch of New England in SoCal. Options ...
A touch of New England in SoCal. Options include dining in the bar or formal dining room. A neat Revolutionary War museum is in the back of the restaurant. Excellent food and service. Plenty of parking. The dining options are New England fare such as Sfepherds Pie, crab cakes, lobster rolls and fish and chips. Some sandwich options were also available. Excellent craft beers.
Very loud. Piece of shell in my lobster ...
Very loud. Piece of shell in my lobster roll that I chomped on. Told waitress, she didn't care. Lobster was dry. Husband got Shepherds pie. Overly salty. Big portion. Beer flight was good. $10 for 4 tasters of IPA. Interesting decor.
When we sat down, first thing we noticed ...
When we sat down, first thing we noticed was how warm it was so we asked if they could up the air conditioning. Then after our appetizers were finished and lunch was served I realized they took my silverware. Not a big issue but took a while to get a servers attention. We had the lobster roll and it was delicious. Very nice people and good place to meet up with friends.
I enjoyed the uniqueness of the colonial ...
I enjoyed the uniqueness of the colonial decor and feel, and especially looking through the museum.
The freshness of the lobster in the lobster roll was as good as can be found anywhere... even on the east coast!
We were excited to try this place for th ...
We were excited to try this place for the first time, as the concept of restaurant/museum sounded interesting and menu looked good. We used a deal from the San Diego U/T, so at least we weren't disappointed with the value. However, even though we had reservations for dinner, they tried to seat us upstairs, in the balcony area overlooking the bar and it was far too loud. We told the hostess this and asked if we could sit downstairs, in the dining room which was nearly empty and very quiet. She then tried to seat us down in the bar (??) - we repeated our request for the dining room, she checked with the other hostess and then seated us there. We then realized they had just one waiter for the entire area (again, it was nearly empty). He was struggling to keep up with everything and made some mistakes but he certainly tried and was very nice. We both had the short rib dinner, which was great, except the risotto was too al dente. The Brussel sprouts with dried cranberries and pork belly were great. Also, the dressing on the Caesar salad was great, with a little whole grain Dijon. The the ambiance in the dining room was very bland and the bar too loud. We still need to go back to see the museum, though, so might try it one more time.
First time at Green Dragon. Very impress ...
First time at Green Dragon. Very impressed with the facility, historical museum, and service. Breakfast was fine, with substantial portions and good flavor. We will return and try other items (Maryland crab cakes and Maine lobster roll).
Coffee was very good.
This is a unique restaurant AND museum. ...
This is a unique restaurant AND museum. You can walk around with your happy hour drink and enjoy some wonderful memorabilia from the earliest years of our country. There is also a coffee shop and bookstore. Enjoy sports and dine in the bar, or enjoy a quiet dinner in the dining room. Also great food and desserts.
The food was great! Noise level was jus ...
The food was great!
Noise level was just too high; we could barely talk to each other
Service was ok; the waiter was a nice guy but he forgot to bring us the appetiZer prior to our food arriving so we had to cancel it.
We have eaten dinner at the Green Dragon ...
We have eaten dinner at the Green Dragon twice and both times, I've been struck by the creativity of the chef. The combinations of flavors are unique and delicious. Although the New England Cod was cooked perfectly, it might have been bland, but thanks to the chorizo and sautéed kale, the dish popped! The Braised Short Ribs were the best I've had - tender, with very little fat; just outstanding. Last, but not least, the fresh honeycomb on top of the Bacon Wrapped Chicken was an amazing addition to a dish that was already excellent.
I just love, love this restaurant! On M ...
I just love, love this restaurant! On Monday this week, I took a friend for lunch here and I was a bit embarrassed by her actions towards her meal. It is NOT how I would ever behave but she did. She grabbed the survey that came with the bill and filled it out before I even knew what happened!!! I felt so bad that when I got back home, I called and spoke with your hostess and apologized for my friend's comments. I asked her to please let Cierra, our adorable and attentive waitress, that I had called so that she didn't think she was not A+ because she was fantastic.!!!! It is still my favorite restaurant and where I want to take my friends for a delicious experience.. Best to all of you there at Green Dragon. 😊
This was only our second visit to the Gr ...
This was only our second visit to the Green Dragon, but it cemented our view that they provide both good food and good service. We ordered a bowl of clam chowder , the Scottish salmon and the steak frites. They do have a children's menu (and provide crayons to keep little ones occupied), but this time, we just shared with the 2 1/2 year old who wasn't keen on the chowder, but happily ate the steak and fish. Everything was delicious and the steak was cooked to my specifications. We will definitely keep Green Dragon on our list when we're up in the Carlsbad area.
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