Founded on History
Green Dragon is a historic restaurant experience and museum inspired by the original 18th century Green Dragon Tavern in Boston. The original Green Dragon Tavern served as the general meeting place and think tank for events that would eventually shape our great nation to this day.
The Green Dragon Tavern & Museum is one of Carlsbad’s most unique and iconic venues. Upon entering our tall white doors, guests enter the brick-built building. With many different rooms to choose from, guests love to explore our free-admission museum, where visitors gain an understanding of our country’s early architecture, historical artifacts, and culture. Our more secluded spaces where private events are held are special spaces which exude grace and comfort, as they provide a classic East Coast elegance. Our notable menu items that are a must-try include our famous barrel-aged old fashioned and our several lobster roll variations. Families cherish the opportunity to transform a dinner into a fun educational opportunity for their children.
When we recreated this historic building, we wanted to give our guests a tangible space that can offer a glimpse into the colonial American experience right here on the West Coast. The classic and historic aura of the restaurant creates a one-of-kind atmosphere that will take you back to a much simpler era. Due to this, our restaurant has hosted countless weddings and events, centered around creating an inclusive social dining experience where everyone is welcome.
“I’ve driven past this place so many times and finally got to stop by for lunch.
Great drink menu and a standard New England foods. Rueben was great and the garlic fries are fantastic. Highly enjoyed the chowdhar fries.
The clam chowder had carrots in it which was different to me but gave it a nice sweetness. Didn’t get to see much of the museum today but looked like quite a bit of history throughout”
– Wayne L.
“Had a great dinner at the Green Dragon Tavern. I’ve passed by it so many times throughout the years and finally went to check it out. Loved the hospitality! The menu has a wide selection but everything you get is so delicious. Not to mention, the cocktails are amazing.”
– Danielle B.
“Great restaurant. Love the history of the museum. The food was great. Claim chowder was the bomb. The wife and my son got 2 different lobster rolls which are huge and super good. I got the fish and chips very good as well. The libations are excellent. I will be back for a meal and to spend some real time in the museum.”
– Mike D.
Explore the Past
Our 501-c3 foundation provides document based exhibits presenting an autograph collection of our favorite celebrities – our founders – including the signatures of John Hancock, Sam Adams, John Adams, and additional signers of the declaration of independence and our constitution on documents of various interests and significance. Our museum opens a window into the past which allows visitors too explore our countries roots, while surrounded by timeless antiquites of Colonial America.
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Where is Green Dragon located?
Green Dragon Tavern & Museum is located in Carlsbad. We are near Legoland and the Flower Fields.
What is the best restaurant in Carlsbad?
Green Dragon offers a wide variety of American meals. Our notable menu items that are a must-try, including our famous barrel-aged old fashioned and our several lobster roll variations.
What is the best private events venue in Carlsbad?
Green Dragon offers the perfect private events venue in the Carlsbad are. Our more secluded spaces where private events are held are special spaces which exude grace and comfort, as they provide a classic East Coast elegance. Contact us and leave the rest to us.