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
Green Dragon has really good food, good ...
Green Dragon has really good food, good portions and a nice setting. Very casual but you could dress up here as well. A nice tavern feel to it. Their fish and fries are great and pot pie is really good. Huge sandwiches as well along with french fries to die for. I highly recommend this place. The staff are all friendly and very accomodating. There is also ample parking. Visit the museum, it is not large but an interesting history lesson.
We took my parents there for the Thanksg ...
We took my parents there for the Thanksgiving buffet and had a wonderful experience. The food was tasty (and plentiful), the cocktails were well-made, and most of all, the staff was exemplary. We acknowledge that working on a holiday is never easy, but all the staff were gracious, pleasant and efficient and they made our holiday dinner a lovely experience. We are looking forward to going back at a non-holiday time to try their regular menu and spend more time with in the museum section of the establishment.
We went here for Thanksgiving this year. ...
We went here for Thanksgiving this year. GREAT choice! There was an outstanding buffet with choices for everyone and the food was very, very good. Did not taste like "cafeteria" food at all. Lovely selection of beers, wine and cocktails. Did not feel rushed and it was not too crowded. Would definitely go back next time we are in the area.
Here for a Thanksgiving buffet lunch/din ...
Here for a Thanksgiving buffet lunch/dinner. Great food and good service. Seated upstairs above the bar...actually a nice atmosphere. Long list of drafts, a decent wine list and some interesting mixed drinks as well. Will need to give it a try for a regular meal...the buffet was set up in the museum area...a neat twist. At least for the buffet, a thumbs up to the pastry chef for some tremendous desserts.
After eating there several times, we wen ...
After eating there several times, we went for Thanksgiving and were very disappointed. The usually good clam chowder was inedible! Not sure what they did but it tasted like cigarette ashes. The prime rib had good flavor but was grossly overcooked. The turkey was good and well prepared. We were not informed about the drink specials until after we ordered our expensive cocktails. It was definitely not worth the price we paid for the meal and drinks. Not sure if we will go back.
We are 4 of us went they for dinner, I o ...
We are 4 of us went they for dinner, I order the seafood with pasta & the pumpkin soup, the soup was very good, the seafood with pasta, I end up take 80% home have it on next day lunch & dinner, it was very good too, love it, my husband & our friends are very happy they dinner too.
This was a birthday dinner with 5 of us. ...
This was a birthday dinner with 5 of us. All the food was delicious with the exception of my turkey pot pie, which was runny and only mediocre in taste. The service was a bit too slow and as we were leaving they added another waiter, so was probably resolved.
Would still recommend for dinner and we will be back again. Our past visits were much better than this one.
I am a history buff, and am originally f ...
I am a history buff, and am originally from the east coast, so I really enjoyed the museum and the pictures and documents on the walls. Dining room was nice and quiet for conversation, and both the food and service was excellent. I would highly recommend The Green Dragon Tavern!
The evening we were there, I found it to ...
The evening we were there, I found it to be quite noisy sometimes pierced by the shrill screams of a toddler or two. Previously we had sat in the bar for drinks and bar food. That was probably a better option than the dining room.
Food was very good. However, the noise l ...
Food was very good. However, the noise level of the dining room was very annoying, and took away from our dining experience. (The room has terrible acoustics.). For this reason, most likely we will not return
One other thing: Service was very slow. Particularly our bar order. It took forever for wine to be delivered
We had a 6pm reservation and the restaur ...
We had a 6pm reservation and the restaurant was almost 100% filled and loud. It was hard to hear but we sat upstairs above the bar. Food was good. Their clam chowder is THE best East Coast chowder on the West Coast. Service was slow, but maybe it is just slower upstairs. Overall, would return.
We had a great time! Reminiscent of a B ...
We had a great time! Reminiscent of a Boston pub, it was a fun place to be. We drank beer and had appetizers. The pretzel appetizers are good! The menu has plenty of pubby comfort food, including regular and pastrami burgers, pot pies, short ribs etc. Make sure to leave room for dessert. We got the s'mores and they were unbelievable. Great place to have a good time.
Enjoyed late lunch while surrounded by r ...
Enjoyed late lunch while surrounded by remembrance of the American revolution! Cuisine is creative and delicious. Beer selection is outstanding. Happy hour prices make it a steal. Roasted Brussels sprouts with pecans and topped with a fried egg---best ever!!
Great food! Always impressed with new a ...
Great food! Always impressed with new additions in the menu rotation. The crab rolls are my favorite and I asked the chef to keep the the new squash ravioli on the menu. Service is always excellent and servers very helpful with advice on selections for food and drinks. Great beer line and the sangria was very fruity and delicious. The Museum section of Green Dragon is an unusual find in this part of the country and I learned some interesting things about our country's early history.
My family of four went on a Sunday eveni ...
My family of four went on a Sunday evening and sat in the dining room not the tavern. The tavern looked lively and fun. Multiple TV's with sports games on. The dining room was much more quiet however their piped in music could have been a little softer. The short ribs were amazing and I will return specifically for that dish again. The fish and chips were just okay and the chicken dishes were very good. Reasonably priced alcohol list. Service was very good. We will return!
Having lived in Plymouth, MA for 14 year ...
Having lived in Plymouth, MA for 14 years we love the nostalgia of the Northeast represented at the Green Dragon Tavern. It's a great place to take the grandchildren to reinforce their study of American history, too. Some of the dishes - like the baked cod in a milky sauce topped with "Ritz-tasting" cracker crumbs is also an authentic taste of Boston et al.
Mom and I went for Historic aspect and t ...
Mom and I went for Historic aspect and the Tavern has a free Museum about the Bostonian
Revolution, etc.. Quite a treat to browse for free in the Museum, after a very excellent comfort food meal. The service was outstanding, our waitress was very attentive along with other staff.
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.
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