About Green Dragon Tavern & Museum
Carlsbad, CA 92011
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
Loved getting a little history after our meal. The restaurant decor is outstanding! Colonialism everywhere, I felt as if I were in one of their homes having my dinner! The food looks as good as it smells. I had the short run and it was great!! I highly recommend you visit and try for yourself
My husband and I went to Sunday brunch once and it was good so I recommended it when several of my friends wanted to go to lunch. First of all, the noise level is extremely high so hard to have a conversation.
Two of us ordered the fish and fries. The fish was so dry and over cooked neither of us ate ours. The fries were excellent. By the time the waitress come by to see how our food was the other two in our party had finished their meals. So when she asked if we wanted something else, we said no, not at this point.
They did take it off the bill, but this is a real pet peeve of mine when a waitress does not come back soon after serving the food to see how things are. When things aren't good who wants to sit there not eating while everyone else is eating? Who also wants another meal brought after everyone else is done?
Waitresses need to understand this and make it a point to come back to the table to make sure all is well soon after being served!
It seems bit misplaced trying to be a New England or East Coast Tavern on the West Coast. The Museum piece was interesting but not a must see. Food, service, value, and the ambience was just so-so. Might be an OK place to watch a sports event like baseball or football as there are plenty of TV's for viewing. However, we weren't impressed.
First time dining here. Unique decor & menu for the area. Didn't get to visit the on-site museum, but the history of the place is intriguing. Really enjoyed the clam chowder and the Connecticut lobster roll, but my husband was disappointed in the fish & chips. Three different areas of dining - traditional dining room, main bar area, and upstairs. We chose upstairs and had a pleasant experience. Tables were spaced far enough apart you had a little privacy. Would like to return to try something different from the menu.
Third time guest. Party of four for lunch.Met with out-of-town relatives who chose the venue as they stayed at a hotel close by. The tavern is nicely appointed, but a bit too noisy for everyone to hear one another well, particularly for one member, my 87-year old mother with hearing loss. Our waiter was pleasant, gave us lots of time to decide on orders as we were so caught up with visiting. However, he did not come by for simple things like refilling water. The food was better last year when I ordered the same salad. Seems they skimped a bit on the very tiny chunks of chicken. Lovely concept overall, the museum. Friendly hostesses!
Met friends for dinner. We arrived ahead of our reservation and were seated promptly. Our waiter was extremely polite and helpful and very attentive. The food was excellent. The brussel sprouts and calamari appetizers were great. My short rib burger, ordered med-rare, was med-well, but was still juicy and tasty. It gets rather noisy on the bar side so is difficult to have conversations across the table. They have a separate dining area that may be quieter. They also have an upstairs area however my experience is that you feel a bit forgotten about up there. Overall, this is a decent place, service is great, food is excellent, price is about average for the area.
They did not disappoint! Tasty warm lobster roll (yum), short ribs, pastrami burger all were great. I had the apricot rum punch and it was delicious and yes, definitely had a punch. Dessert was warm apple pie with salt caramel ice cream and it was gone in 10 seconds. Fun place and atmosphere.
Always an incredible experience with great customer service and food is exceptional.
Hector was our server and as usual was great.
Brunch on Sunday with happy hour offered all day Sunday with food and beverage deals. The champagne they use is he best in North County and for $10 bottomless mimosas you can't beat this. They also have $5 huge Bloody Mary.
Try the wings, the Brussel Sprouts, Lobster Roll with Wedge salad on the side....
I was visiting my daughter and grandson for the week and looking for a nice place to take them that would be "different" - not like the standard Chili's or Fridays that we usually attend with a 5 year old. The Green Dragon Tavern was a wonderful choice. The staff were very attentive and cheerful. The atmosphere was relaxing but could also be a nice dressy date night place. Food was creative and well prepared. I would definitely recommend it.
This is my third trip to this restaurant - a couple times with my husband and with girlfriends. I have recommended this restaurant to a couple people. Food is great, service is great, but especially love the unique, historic decor. As a Colonial WIlliamsburg supporter this is the only place I know of in San Diego that comes close to that traditional, historic atmosphere. Highly recommend this great place and it has become a favorite.
Food was mediocre and overpriced. I thought the museum and overall architecture would be better. Just a sterile colonial style building. Pot pie was not good. My soup was barely warm. Wedge salad was good and my son enjoyed his lobster roll. I would not go back though. I overheard a server actually saying dessert was bad. Too many other great places in the village.
It was a pleasant experience but too loud for us. The person at the table behind us was shouting to be heard the entire time we were there...not fun. The menu was varied with items you don't find everywhere. The calamari appetizer was fantastic. Beer prices are outstanding.
If you are looking for a good restaurant close to Legoland, this is it. We rolled in with the kiddos in tow (ages 2.5 and 5) and while it's not a 'kid place,' they were so nice and accommodating. We got the clam chowder, lobster rolls and Cesar salad and it was all AWESOME. Hector was our waiter and went way above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. Highly recommend this great place!!
Charming spot. I chose it knowing my friends love history, just as I do. The food, ambiance, and service were excellent. Make sure you stop to read some of the documents on the walls, as well as the museum. I look forward to stopping by the coffee shop next time I'm in the area.
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.
clam chowder served in a wonderful hard crusted bread bowl was tasty, creamy and thick...could have had a refill but on to more appetizers. The brussel sprouts were cooked to perfection and topped with just a small amount of maple syrup. We felt it added just the right flavor. Crab cakes are a favorite as theirs are moist and full of crab not bread crumb filler! The chili calamari was a new dish for us and the chili sauce had just the right amount of "kick"....definately will order again. During happy hour they offer wine very inexpensive and we were pleasantly surprised at the bouquet and roundness which was very refreshing. Thumbs up for great service and clean surroundings along with delicious food.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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. 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 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!
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