A remarkable two-story Tavern with an exterior design inspired by the original Green Dragon Tavern. Inside, our guests will find the custom craftsmanship of our woodwork and three-story wood beam ceiling a beautiful alternative to the mass-produced ambiance of the many chain restaurants of our day. While passionate about our history, we do recognize that we live in modern times and enjoy our sports. We offer seven large flat screen LED HD televisions. We have a local following that deems us the headquarters for watching sports in Carlsbad, as there is not a blind spot in to be found in the Tavern. Let’s be candid: If our founders had TVs back then, they would have had them in the tavern! Décor includes a massive brass chandelier, custom built cherry stained tables and American handmade Hitchcock chairs with depictions of Pilgrims and the revolution. Artwork depicts scenes of the revolutionary war era, and inspires conversation about our country’s history as well as present day issues of importance. What’s your revolution? Daniel Webster coined the original Green Dragon Tavern as the “Headquarters of the Revolution”. Whether discussing politics of our times or personal matters of significance, you might find yourself identifying and working towards a revolutionary cause of your own that leads to positive change in our world.
· Our tavern is more than a traditional tavern. It has become a dining hot spot with a thriving local community presence. GDT&M’s culinary team provides a refreshing and savory New England inspired American comfort cuisine menu to guests dining in our Tavern and Dining Room (see Menu tab). Our hearty portions range in offerings from starters to soups and salads. Our fan favorites are our New England clam chowder, onion rings, sweet potato fries, pretzel bites, bacon wrapped scallops, house made hummus, flat bread pizza and our New England chopped chicken salad to name a few. As an entrée, from fresh fish to filet mignon, we offer an impressive array of dining options that will surely meet your palate and price point. From Maine lobster rolls (New England, Connecticut and house inspired options), our Paul Revere hamburger made with our bacon cured in house, our heavily meat-portioned pan seared crab cakes to our filet mignon and Maine lobster tail surf & turf dinner accompanied by seasonal vegetables and truffle oil mac & cheese, we are confident you will have a revolutionary dining experience. As we are going on our sixth month of operations, stay tuned for exciting menu additions and new seasonal specials. If you have visited us already, you know to save room for dessert! Our house made S’mores served in a cast iron dish that can easily feed 4 people was ranked by the Union Tribune as one of the top 25 desserts in San Diego. If you are not an avid fan of freshly made marshmallows, rich chocolate ganache and house made graham cracker crust, then try our apple hand pie with accompanying vanilla ice cream and salted caramel sauce. Martha Washington would have been proud to provide us with apples from Mt. Vernon! We now offer Sunday brunch featuring our lobster or crab cake benedict with our rich house made hollandaise sauce.
· GDT&M offers 20 craft beers on tab (tap) and a growing bottle selection. We rotate several of our taps regularly to promote and offer the many refreshing local and domestic craft beers making history in its own right with San Diego leading the beer revolution. After all, who can debate one of the greatest innovators inhour (our) history, Benjamin Franklin, who famously stated, “Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”
If wine is your passion, we offer a growing and impressive wine selection. We carefully select wines that range from popular to not found in stores. Whether you are looking for a favorite brand or a discerning connoisseur hoping to try something new, our wine list will surely please. Our handcrafted wood wine display offers a 1,000-bottle capacity that we are filling with the utmost discretion to quality on a regular basis. The relationship between wine and historic events has been intertwined for centuries. We will look forward to providing you with a historic dining experience.
Open for lunch and dinner from 11:30 A.M. daily and for Sunday brunch at 10:30 A.M. on Sundays
Fun fact: Dragons held a prominent role in cultures spanning across continents from Asia to Europe. Many establishments in England still maintain the word dragon in their name. It is believed that the Green Dragon Tavern was named after the copper dragon hanging over the building’s exterior door, which when the copper oxidized turned a patina green color. Our copper dragon, made of Revere copper (as in Paul Revere who left the Green Dragon Tavern on his famous ride to Lexington and Concord to notify Patriots of the British coming “One if by land, “two if by sea” to seize their arms), is beginning to show the signs of oxidation.