Hunter's Inn
Hunter's Inn

Hunter's Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thehuntersinn.com/
  • Phone: 3012999300x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 11:30am-10:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Redskins football games on tv
  • Special Events: Banquet rooms up to 40
    Catering Menu for home events

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Hunter's Inn
The Hunter's Inn opened its doors in the heart of Potomac Village in 1977. An Instant success, local papers named Hunter's "The best place to meet", "The best place to make a deal" and "The most romantic restaurant". Washingtonian Magazine described the burger as one of Washington's best. The Hunter's Inn has been reborn through the efforts of Washington natives Fred and Murray Berman. The two brothers combined have more than 50 years of restaurant experience. Since they've taken control over the restaurant's operations, immediate improvements have been made to the quality of food and service. Concentrating on fresh fish, quality meats and innovative menu selections as well as large entree salads, pasta, ribs, and chops. To compliment the menu, Fred and Murray have expanded and enhanced the wine list, making it one the most extensive in the Potomac area. Hunter's Inn is considered the "Cheers of Potomac".
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Hunter's Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.7
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (26)great for lunch (20)vibrant bar scene (11)good for groups (9)kid-friendly (8)great for brunch (6)great for outdoor dining (3)fit for foodies (3)special occasion (2)romantic (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • SueK
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Waiters were trying to rush us through dinner. We wanted to linger and eventually did. Food was good but nothing special. It is a good neighborhood restaurant that I believe is better for lunch, than dinner. Cordial staff and friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great basics
    HughVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    great unpretentious food well served, great american fare
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great burgers
    HughVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    great unpretentious neighborhood eatery, good burgers and pasta , good service, not expensive
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review of Hunter's Inn
    BethesdaNative57VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My recent dinner experience at Hunter's Inn was disappointing. My husband and I sat in a booth facing our friends. At the booth behind us, the waiter spilled a Martini, which shattered and spilled all over the back of the booth and on my friend's silk jacket, hair and face. While the waiter gave a quick apology, no effort was made to ensure that my friend was OK, or to compensate her for the cleaning bill until she asked. Also, the restaurant failed to take anything off the check or to offer us a coupon as an incentive to return. I will not be returning anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good burgers
    HughVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    needed a quick bite for family after a swim meet, good wholesome US menue, good food quick service not expensive, ticked all the boxes for that evenings needs
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Favorite
    Maxx
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Great service. Wonderful food. Very comfortable and quiet. Cozy. Very attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Potomacer
    CoolHandDave
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Great restaurant, Friendly ambiance and staff. Nice Bar. Quality of food is wonderful also. Nice for group presentations too.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Three people at our table of four had three different Italian Night entrees and they were all very enjoyable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Potomac Gem
    Excellent
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I like their old menu better. A wider variety of lunch options would have been appreciated.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MarvinVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Good and many times great food with excellent service and a great martini, gin of course, this is the place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mgmt need to control iits patrons
    qualityseekerVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    What does a restaurant do when one of its regulars at the bar has a few too many and starts talking so loud to no one in particular that guests 30 feet away have to speak in raised voices to each other just to be heard? Apparently nothing! They let him drink until he is done, even though no one sitting near him remains; when he left, he couldn't walk straight. They need to do a better job. Of course, at a bar people drink, and often they get somewhat louder, but when it goes to extreme excess at a place where the patrons like to engage in real conversation as much as just watch TV sports, it just doesn't work. I usually like Hunters because of its ambiance, but if this happens again and again, I won't be back. Surely, there must be a way.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the Happy Hour!
    eatwellVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I like Happy Hour in the bar! The portions are just right for a light dinner. The thin-crust pizza is great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MarvinVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    A wonderful eating experience, fine food, fine service and gracious hosts
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food, better service
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The service at Hunter's Inn was really good. The waiters were really friendly and cordial. They were quick to strike up conversation with us and keep it going as well. They were always around as well, asking if we needed anything and it was not just one person that asked, multiple waiters were always around our table. We had the chicken marsala with pasta and fries. It was pretty good and food was very fresh. The scene was not very diverse though, with everyone there (and I mean everyone) being white except for us. It felt kind of weird but I'm not from there so that might have been the norm. The courteous staff made everything feel homey though so not much to complain about. I'd go back if I were ever in the area again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Much improved
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I had a delicious trout dinner. Food seems much better than when I was last there a year ago or so.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • loubreston
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Hunter's Inn provides a rare dining experience with excellent food, mature and accommodating waiters, and an old world charm and ambience that is difficult to find. Waite, Mr. Chuta, is the exemplar of service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Brunch was good, but too expensive @ $34.00. At that price and quality of food the mimosas should be included. I did not know I was being charged for the mimosas until the bill came. They are $10.00. Breakfast part of Buffett excellent. The rest was fair in quality. Will not come back for brunch, maybe lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Major disappointment
    BigRubeVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My husband and I have been meaning to try Hunter's Inn ever since we first passed it on the road. It sounded like a nice, standard American fare restaurant. We were, however, disappointed with our meal there. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't anything to get excited about or, even, to give us a reason to want to come back. I just think there are too many good restaurants in the DC Metro area to return to one that is just okay.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 65 reviews are from the Hunter's Inn reviews archive.
  • Great neighborhood atmosphere
    eatwellVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Happy hour is fun with good food and a great atmosphere in the bar.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loyal Fan
    NeighborlyVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    I dine with family and friends often at Hunter's Inn, and am always very pleased, both for lunch, brunch and dinner. While this most recent experience had one problem, it actually reinforced the excellence of the staff. There was a very loud, obnoxious group of 4 people at another table who were disturbing everyone else in the dining room, including my group of friends. We asked the owner to help us, and he made sure in a low-key way to get the people to quiet down.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Definitely will go back
    1stimerVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Nice to discover there still are a few traditional restaurants among all the trendy and ethnic spots. Hunter's Inn was a pleasant surprise for a recent Sunday lunch. A large menu with plenty of tempting choices. Our group found all our selections to be excellent: a superbly done crab cake sandwich, BBQ sandwich, chili, with delicious onion straws to start. Desserts likewise all delicious -- and generous. Service was attentive, the place attractive, and conversation easy. A great find!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • work
    Spike
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    A good, quiet place for a work lunch with very decent prices, service and food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Potomac not so hot spot
    GlobalDiner
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    While the food was good although over priced and the service started out great, but when our server went home the replacement ignored us unless we hailed him, and so-so wine was overpriced, the dining experience was not bad. Would we return? No. Finally, the restrooms were a mess and were out of both toilet paper and hand towels.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hunter's Inn in Potomac
    RJADC
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    It was as advertised - like "Cheers" bar in Potomac. The food was pretty good and the service was excellent. I'd go back, but maybe prefer the bar, which was a great find. Glad we found it and look forward to another visit!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't complain about this place
    24walz
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The Hunters Inn was a pleasant surprise of bar mixed with moderately elegant restaurant. Didn't know what to expect but pleasantly found the menu to include average priced burgers and such, but also included entrees for special occasions. The filet was absolutely delicious! I recommend this for anyone looking for a nice bite on a Tuesday night or a special date night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Adequate
    Liz987
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Our starters were excellent, but entrees were not the best. Service was very good and my entree was exchanged for something different.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not what we expected for the price
    Dean
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The Hunter is has family feel from long ago. We did order appetizers, the crab cocktail and the caprese salad, both good but ordinary. Since it was Valentines Day, they had some specials but nothing again nothing out of the ordinary. We ordered the Sea bass which was just ordinary and the portion rather small for the price. The server was very pleasant and they accommodated a few dietary needs. In conclusion the food was over priced for just ordinary food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OK this time but not great
    Dinnerdiners
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went for Valentines Day. The food came out quickly. We had ribs and chicken Marsala. I've had better but I've certainly had worse. Unfortunately, the service was terrible once served. The waiter didn't check on us and made a big mistake on the bill. We've been many times and had great experiences so I hope this was just a fluke.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    As always, Hunters Inn is a wonderful spot to enjoy a meal with friends and family. From the first time we stopped in we were made to feel as though we'd been coming there for years. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and a bit playful while simultaneously providing excellent service. The weekly specials - from half price burgers to half price bottles of wine can also make Hunters Inn a real bargain.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    NeighborlyVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Great place for brunch, lunch or dinner. Very accommodating and always a warm welcome. We always come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas Tree buying
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Every year my husband and I take our grandson to buy our Christmas tree and then go to dinner at Hunter's Inn, It's very special to us and next year our granddaughter will be old enough to join us. It's our yearly tradition. We also enjoy there food during the year. Thank you for making it a fun memory.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Popular and with good reason
    BEEGEE5VIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Great atmosphere, diligent service, very tasty food and always a neighborly greeting
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Used to be great
    Patricia
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    Hunter's Inn used to be a reliable source of decent food and drink. My recent experience was anything but that. While the dining room and service were both quite nice, the quality of the food was very disappointing. My table had a number of different entree and side options. Sadly none were tasty and the beef options were charred to the point of being inedible. The baked potato was the size of a golf ball and had clearly been sitting around for a long time as the contents were mealy and separated from the skin. Another member of my party had sliders that were similarly skimpy in size and cooked dry. Although it's a great location, I cannot recommend Hunter's Inn for anything more than a cocktail.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • warm winter night
    hungry2
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Welcoming cozy atmosphere. Very good food and gracious service. Loved the fire on a cold winter niht. Space for private,quiet conversations.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Thanksgiving dinner
    John
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    We needed a good place for a Thanksgiving dinner for two. Hunters Inn was a good choice. They had a limited menu but we both wanted turkey. Everything was very good and the meal was good sized. It was a flat rate of $32 apiece which was a bargin. The service was excellent - attentive and friendly. We plan to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but not great
    TomR
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    We had Thanksgiving dinner there and the best part of the meal was the roasted squash soup. Everything else was "ok", but nothing to write home about. The service was very friendly, and the atmosphere, was a nice has it has always been.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Thanksgiving
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    We went there for Thanksgiving and the food was delicious. They had very generous portions. The Staff took great care of us while we were there..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    sammyVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    We used to be regulars but had moved away Returned and noted that the atmosphere that we had loved was no longer there on the pub side It was now very red and the lighting not welcoming This made the paintings and the place frankly look outdated Ordered about 5 appetizers to split to start The only good item out of the 7 were the fish tacos and they were very good All the other items calamari chicken strips were over breaded greasy and over fried and the sauces were average The other orders entree were also not of the quality they used to be Guess its time to move on
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Relaxing and enjoyable dining spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We have been to Hunter's Inn several times for dinner and always have a very good meal with great service. The atmosphere is inviting and comfortable and noise level is low in dining room to allow conversation. The bar area is a bit more lively but also fun. Lunch is also a good occasion to visit this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A nice spot for lunch
    HappyDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    Hunter's Inn was our lunch place of choice on Veterans' Day 2013. We all agreed to food was very good and our server was marvelous. We plan to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.