Clyde's of Chevy Chase
Clyde's of Chevy Chase

Clyde's of Chevy Chase

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.clydes.com/
  • Phone: 3019519600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM; Sunday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM; Friday - Saturday: 4:00PM - 10:30PM; Late Night Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 10:00PM - 12:30; Friday - Saturday: 10:30PM - 1:30AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Derrick Jackson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: N/A
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-private cocktail reception space is available in The Race Bar. Limited availability for semi-private sit down dining.
  • Private Party Contact: Maria Balfour or Any Manager 3019519600x
  • Entertainment: Soundstage with live entertainment from 9pm on Friday & Saturday nights in The Race Bar, and on Thursday evenings from 7-10pm.
    Tuesday Night Trivia, Every Tuesday 7:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Special Events: Free live music in the Race Bar area on Friday and Saturday nights from 10pm - 1 am, and Thursday nights from 7-10pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Willard Avenue
  • Public Transit: Red Line, Friendships Heights Metro
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking in the adjacent lot (up to 2 1/2 hours) with validated ticket. There are three entrances to the lot off of Wisconsin Ave, Montgomery Street and Western Ave.
A word from Clyde's of Chevy Chase
Situated in the heart of the upscale Chevy Chase shopping district, the decor of this two-level restaurant celebrates the golden age of travel with steamships, planes, and the famed Orient Express rail line. Chef Derrick Jackson uses flavorful, fresh ingredients to prepare American-style cuisine in the Travel Rooms on the main level, or in the casual atmosphere of the downstairs Race Bar and Dining Room. Bar on main level, and a new outside bar and dining area.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Clyde's of Chevy Chase reviews from OpenTable diners
242 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (116)neighborhood gem (112)good for groups (78)great for brunch (76)kid-friendly (66)special occasion (39)fit for foodies (34)great for outdoor dining (34)vibrant bar scene (22)late-night find (18)hot spot (11)notable wine list (9)romantic (9)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Stable menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    After visiting this restaurant over several years, the menu has started to be restricted--no noticeable changes have been made. The preparation and presentation of the food is very reliable and pleasing and all the ingredients seem fresh. This is a safe bet for standard American cuisine and I like taking guests here if I'm not sure how adventurous they are with foreign foods. The atmosphere is great and the design motif of transportation--cars, planes, boats, and trains--continues to be attractive and amusing. I recommend Clydes to anyone searching for a restaurant on upper Wisconsin Avenue.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible
    None
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have been to Clyde's many times over the years but very little recently even though it is in our neighborhood. We won't be going back. As nothing else on the (tired) menu appealed to us we ordered the strip steaks RARE. What we got were totally overcooked (not even pink). Sent them back. Next two were even more done. Sent them back and declined an offer of a third try. Service was not great either. Wine orders mixed up. Our dinning partners lobster shells were left on the table until we left.
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  • Localfoodie
    localfoodie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We frequently have dinner at Clydes-Chevy Chase. This time we ordered the monthly special, a 1 1/4 pound lobster that was cook to perfection. The side dishes also were very good. The lobster shell was cut (strategical cut in the kitchen) to offer easy access to the meat in the claws and tail. One suggestion is to have an early reservation. By 7 PM the restaurant was full and there was a line of patrons waiting to be seated.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good with excell svc!
    John
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Definitely a go-to restaurant. We especially enjoyed the Sep special - a 1 1/4 lb lobster, fries and cole slaw for under $20!!! Can't beat that price in this area. They do this annually and we go annually!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Raw turkey burger
    sam1990VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    At first I was served a turkey burger that was not fully cooked. They cooked it some more, but still tasted pretty bad.
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  • Always good
    adchotinVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This was our umpteenth time back at Clyde's of Chevy Chase. It has always been a go to restaurant when needing to have dinner in the Chevy Chase neighborhood. And it never fails to impress. The food is consistently good, the prices are very manageable, and the service is always professional. The lobster special, at $19.99, is affordable and good. The brick pressed chicken was delicious , as were the other two dishes we had. Once again, we will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoyable
    Marylandcrab
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Always enjoy Clyde's especially when they have lobster and half priced wine bottles on Monday. We always ask for a booth by a window.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No plan to return soon.
    GoldieVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I don't like going to Clydes but my 88 yr. old mother likes to go there. They have had basically the same menu for years! We went there on Sunday and I ended up getting a veggie burger because I liked that there was fruit on the side and it wouldn't be too fattening. It was just ok. I probably would've ordered the lobster,had the waiter told us there was a special. My mother did order the lobster roll and said it needed flavor as it had no taste. She was very disappointed and is not interested in going back either. The waiter was slow serving and didn't clear the table very fast. My husband ordered the hummus,tapenade and red pepper spread-it looked gross especially the tapenade and didn't taste good either.
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  • Walker Brigade
    maynardGkeynesVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    If you are mere child of 50, you may find yourself one of the youngest patrons at this particular branch of Clyde's, which appears to be catnip to the geriatric set. It's located in a rather prosperous, elderly neighborhood with a large senior citizens complex almost across the street. I've heard of restaurants where they put the waiters are on roller skates, but here they should put them on walkers. Still, the food is great for the money, we had a comfortable table near a window, and a fun evening.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clydes of Chevy Chase enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We certainly enjoyed the lobster special and plan to dine there again. The restaurant is always great for lunch or dinner. The food is really good and the prices are definitely affordable. It's a little noisy, especially for those with hearing problems. It's our "go to" for casual dining!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good value
    luv2lunch
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Clyde's provides consistently good value. The food is middle of the road, unpretentious but served hot and tasty. Service friendly and prompt. Lobster special for $19.95 is a treat. Our favorite spot for an affordable night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster!
    Prospero
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Lobster dinner in September and October for $20. Good value. Lobster well-cooked and tender.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • WellOiledMachine
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Clyde's is the ultimate reliable nice restaurant -- always comfortable, always good food, always good service, always reasonably priced, easy parking, easy metro access, almost always no waiting for a table. It's like a big well-oiled machine that just keeps on going and going. Accommodates grandpas or the littlest kids, groups from one to twenty, a wide range of appetites and tastes. So go already, you'll like it, don't worry.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice atmosphere
    Lucky
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Had a Bison Burger...which wasn't much tasteful. My friends Rubens sandwich the same. It's nice atmosphere, but the foods could do a little improvement.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Leslie M Dallas, TX
    LeslieVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Always consistently good. Great service. I had the Sage Chicken it was gender juicy and delicious. The Whole Lobster looks awesome and a bargain at $19.95! Looking forward to my next visit to try the Whole Lobster!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Waiter was helpful when my entrée had to go back. He remembered that my guest was celebrating a birthday too.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really nice ambiance, so-so food
    Plum
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Clyde's focus is fun, warm and inviting atmospheres in their restaurants. The food really needs improvement, however. It's not bad, it just is more like cafeteria food. Stick to simple dishes, like salads and scrambled eggs.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I get to DC several times a year & try to get to one of the Clyde's locations at least once or twice on my visits. Always good food & drinks. The crab cakes are consistently one of the best anywhere. Also, like the various fresh local seasonal vegetables & salad offerings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovelobster
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Lobster was really excellent as was a chocolate dessert. But chicken wings were undercooked, and our first glass of rose was undrinkable. A shame. No bread was ever brought to the table or offered. Service was slow and waiter was unattentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • saturday evening dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Aside from two noisy drunks in the booth next to us, everything was terrific. Our waiter moved us to another table. Problem solved.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Count on Clyde's
    funinchevychase
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I go there often for good food, nice seasonal offerings, friendly staff, and convenient free parking.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Excellent food but ...
    GoodFood
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We both had the cod (recommended) which was excellent fish. However, it was very salty. I expect this was a fluke (a mistake in the sauce?), since everything else about the food was so good. We told our server who apologized and "comped" us for our appetizers and overall handled this very well. I would go back again because I think what happened was very unusual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Leslie Dallas TX
    LeslieVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Ribs are great and only $14.95 a bargin! We have eaten here numerous times and always have enjoyed our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special occasions are great here
    Tassie
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We celebrated my birthday here and the food was very good. I had their lobster special and it was delicious! The service very good - did not rush us yet very attentive. Love the decor too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Birthday at Clyde's
    Avery
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Wanted a special evening to celebrate a friend's birthday and Clyde's delivered. We had their lobster special which was fresh and delicious. Recommended wine complimented it well. Transportation theme of this restaurant is charming and well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster is terrific
    HELLIE
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    as is the heirloom tomato salad and the service. The only thing that could be upgraded, as always, is the bread.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Spotty Service
    KPMinDC
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Clyde's is a lot like a comfortable sweater: you (almost) always know what you're getting into. This past Saturday, however, we experienced some spotty service at "old reliable." Our two alcoholic beverage came right away, but we had to ask a 2nd time for a non-alcoholic drink. Two of us ordered Caesar Salads & were brought tiny "pudding bowls" of mostly flavorless Romaine lettuce, not the full-sized salads on the menu. The waiter never asked which we wanted. At main course time, only two of the three dishes arrived and the server seemed confused that there was a third dish. Almost all was forgiven with the brownie sundae dessert, but paying $3.50 for a weak cup of coffee left a bad taste. I like Clyde's--just needs to try harder.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Patrick
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We don't go here often, but thought it would be convenient for out of town guests. The service with "Dena" was impeccable. However, there was a family in the corner with a screaming kid. The parents were irresponsible. Wait staff was accommodating for those customers wanting to be reseated elsewhere in the restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Leslie Dallas TX
    LeslieVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Nice comfortable atmosphere. Ribs are really good and only $14.95 came with great corn on the cob. They offer whole lobster for only $19.95. Look forward to trying the lobster soon!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hatetocook
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    nice food presentation as well as a very nice menu, excellent service, great ambiance, terrible seating in booth (see below)
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • still a stalwart
    Nancster
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I met a friend for lunch and conversation and both were excellent. We both had the crab cake sandwich…slid down a treat! The waitstaff was excellent and we lingered long over coffee without interruption….THANK YOU! I appreciate the quiet atmosphere, the unobtrusive wait staff….AND the yummy nosh.
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    great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Totally disappointing
    JGreensVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We went to Clyde's for lunch and made the mistake of ordering food that was inedible: liver with gravy so thick that it resembled gummy paste. Service was nonexistent, so we did not get to tell anyone in time about the food. If you go to Clyde's, just get a hamburger and fries and be done with it. I think they've changed the menu since we were there last, so small salads are more "gourmet" than before. I thought I would be getting a bunch of salad greens, but what came was a sliced beet and a few strips of kale for $8.95. To their credit, when I complained, they took it off the bill.
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  • not the best Clyde's experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I've only been in the bar at this Clyde's. We met a friend for dinner and was not impressed. The booths are very uncomfortable. I'm not a tall person and my feet dangled and fell asleep. Next time, I will ask for a table. Food was not up to Clyde's standards, in my opinion. The crabcake, which I've had several times in the past, tasted fishy and was full of shell bits. I ordered one glass of wine, which ended up being more like a 1/2 glass of wine. Service was not good either. Our waitor seemed crabby and very inattentive -- and it was not busy. I hope this was just a fluke, otherwise, I'll stick to the bar in this particular restaurant.
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  • marbilleil
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Entree salad with steak was delicious. However, I could not taste any wine in the sangria and the poultry in one of my friend's sandwiched looked like it had been cut from a roll in the deli section in a grocery store.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden jem in Friendship Heights
    Love4gourmet
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I love the period decor -- it makes you feel like you're in an old train, with green velvet seats and overhead luggage racks in the main dinng room. The downstairs bar is fabulous with it's round race track-like design, vintage cars on display, and beautiful murals. It has a real vintage feel, without being pretentious or kitch. The food was surprisingly reasonably priced and the server allowed us plenty of time to sit and chat in our booth. We all had the salmon dishes, which were very tasty and moist. Would highly recommend for families and groups of friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Couldn't Ask for More
    BarbJ
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This is an ideal place for DC/Maryland friends to meet for lunch. Good parking, close to metro and perfect choices for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • menu change disappointing
    1local
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    we were taking out of town visitors to dinner . Met at Clyde's Chevy Chase - convenient location as they took metro and we drove. we recommended the crab soup only to learn they have changed to a spicy tomato based soup. very disappointing, less crab, full of vegetables and too spicy. Our visitors said crab cakes were excellent. still love the bread .
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Lots of things to see such as ship models for the ones that went down, model air planes, a train that runs around the entire room on an elevated track. Kids will love it. Manager was great as was our server.
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  • We love Clyde's of Chevy Chase
    Barb
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We have visited Clyde's many times, particularly for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, etc. We are happy that when they refurbished the restaurant they kept the some type of decor. We love the little train that circulates, although she's getting old and doesn't come around as often as she used to.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent in all categories
    Sloopy1
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Menu is diverse, wine list varied, food is delivered in good time and appropriate temperature. I recommend Clyde's to all my foodie friends who want good food at reasonable prices. Service is courteous, helpful and timely.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.