Clyde's at Mark Center

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Located in the West End of Alexandria, Clyde's at Mark Center is open for lunch and dinner daily, and Sunday Brunch. Stroll by the koi pond at the entrance, and choose from a number of interesting and comfortable rooms - the Adirondack room, with its own fireplace, twig lamps and cozy booths; the Chesapeake room, reminiscent of a duck hunting lodge on the Eastern Shore; the Newport room, with decor in keeping with the yachting world; the Crew Bar with its raw bar; and the Straight Wharf Bar, with its enclosed patio and whimsical Nantucket-style decor. Dine on a bacon cheeseburger, Maine lobster in season, or Wild Alaska Salmon in the summer months. Visit for our daily happy hour and enjoy discounted starters and burgers at the bar. Serving a late-night menu seven nights a week. Oyster Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4-7pm and 10pm-midnight, with all raw bar items half price.
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CG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Service was not good, but food and everything was good.

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DA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My sons 24th birthday and a celebration of holiday first full time professional job.

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j
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Keeping in mind it was Valentine’s Day, the expectations were not too high as everyplace is crazy. We eat here often, it was not our greatest experience. Everything was just a little off. We were noticing there has been a gradual slide lately. We still like the Mark Center Clyde’s, but went to the Ebbitt last week and the Reston Clyde’s in mid Jan. We may continue to explore.

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s
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service, food, and ambiance. A great neighborhood place

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PT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food, lovely atmosphere. Service wasn’t as attentive as normal, but it was Valentine’s Day.

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RW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our experience at Clyde's. Very classy place from the music they play to the tables for a meal.

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SH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We use the Alexandria location weekly. They have half price wine on Tuesday and the dinner and seafood specials are especiallygood and very popular.

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F
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and drink. Lively atmosphere!

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R
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Need to work on food quality. Fish, of the fish & chips, was poor - mushy cod, obviously long frozen

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VG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have always enjoyed the food, service, and ambiance at Clyde's at Mark Center

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal. The server was both personable and professional. We ordered our favorites. Artichoke & crab dip was wonderful and the bread that comes with it was just the right accompaniment. I loved the fish & chips, while my BFF said her shrimp & grits was really great.
I love going to Clyde's Mark Center; it has been out go-to restaurant for family occasions for many years.

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MC
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great time! Was seated right away, very good service and the right atmosphere.

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N
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food but terrible service. Their oyster happy hour is phenomenal! That’s the main reason why we go. Drink value is commensurate with the DC area.

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b
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday brunch by the fireplace. Excellent service w complimentary home made coffee cake to start off the meal. Our meals were delicious. Attentive service. Everything cooked as requested. Nice cappuccino at the end.

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PQ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love this place. Good food, service is excellent and we can actually hear each other!! No loud blaring music, just some soft jazz in the background.

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KL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was first rate and so was service. (Patrick was our server). We had time to spare and we were not rushed and were encouraged to linger on after our meal.

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VJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We were very disappointed. The waitress was very slow, one of the dinner orders was incorrect and had to be taken back, food was not warm, and we were in a room that only had three other occupied tables next to kitchen so we felt isolated and it was hard to get attention of waitress. We cut our dinner short rather than linger.

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RH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was typical for Clyde’s very good... Service was generally good, however, we had made reservations for 4:00pm - well ahead of a dinner rush, yet still had to wait 20 minutes past our reservation time to be seated. And the restaurant was not busy.
First - less than good experience in any Clyde’s. Since this was the first time, and everything else about the meal and service and atmosphere was fine, I will forgive, and certainly will continue. visiting Clyde’s... However, Management should be aware that this type of thing is noticed by their customers.

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JT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for a business meal. Was very impressed with the reasonable prices and wide selection (pork, duck, sea food). And the tiramisu dessert was delicious!! The soup was a great appetizer to warm up on a freezing cold day!

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s
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I do a date night once a week. Clyde’s provides the perfect combination of convenience, ambience, service and quality for a great value!!

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CR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

The service by our waiter, Patrick, was so bad. This is the second time we've experienced that problem with him as our server. He's a super nice guy but he's really slow. It was next to impossible to get him to actually service our table to take our food order, drinks order, refill drinks, etc. Thank goodness that the nice guy who brought our bread stepped up to the plate and took our meal order. My dad's meat was delivered rare (we'd ordered medium) and I was literally waving my arm in the air, trying to get Patrick's attention to fix it. He never once came back to see if we wanted more drinks (we all did) and we only got refills when I, once again, waved my arm wildly in the air. I had the beef stew and it was just okay. My mom's salmon was overcooked. Luckily, my husband's NY strip turned out perfect. Also, our reservations were for 5:30, not a particularly busy time, and the service was so slow that we didn't get our meals until 6:30!!! I want to keep going back to Clyde's but I think we might take a break for a while.

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S
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was outstanding, server was slow and inattentive preventing a higher score, but her teammates were great picking up her slack. Would eat there again.

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GH
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as usual. Delicious food. Terrific service.

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JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Mark Center staff inviting and accommodating. Food arrived promptly. Food presentation and tastes met my expectations. I will visit again. Thank you

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BB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent service and excellent food : Chesapeake Bennie amazing.

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EW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have dined at other Clyde's restaurants before and decided to try this one. We were not disappointed. The decorating theme (northwoods cabin) is carried off extremely well, and made the restaurant feel welcoming and cozy, especially for a winter evening. As always, the food was very good. We had the trout and duck. Service was good.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We come here from time to time, and almost always have a great dining experience. However this time, my wife ordered a seafood pasta dish that was described as a bit spicy. To the contrary, it was actually pretty bland, and the pasta was undercooked. She was a bit disappointed.

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SL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Disappointed in menu- not up to usual selections. No lobster, for one thing. Just not good selections.

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L
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is our go-to place for lunch with a friend in a wheel chair. It’s great for lingering conversations after a filling meal.

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OT
Washington DC
136 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality food....quality venue...quality service.

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SD
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Not very crowded but took a long time for initial service. One entree was heavily salted and the other was particularly average and worthy of diner food and not what we have come to expect from Clyde’s.

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G
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasant experience, with attentive but not intrusive service and an upscale environment that permits easy conversation. Steak wedge salad offered two tender and delicious steak medallions. My wife's trout was even better than expected, perfectly cooked. Only complaint is that the take-out burger was slightly undercooked. We always know what to expect and will be back to Clyde's.

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SB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have always enjoyed Clyde's! I do think the 'fishing room' booth seats are terribly uncomfortable for my back and I am not sure why but twice we have sat there, and my lower back pays for it every time! I need to remember to be put in another dining room next time!

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RA
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently good! Food is fresh and locally sourced as available.

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B
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Clyde's oysters are the best.

My martini was served in a water glass with ice. When I explained that I wanted it straight up, the waitress took it and poured it into a smaller glass. Of course there was a lot of meltage from the ice and it was not to my liking.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant experience, excellent service, delicious food, and top notch craft IPA draught beer.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

recommended the place spend a spectacular lunch

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DM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I always enjoy eating at Clyde's because the atmosphere is good and the food is wonderful!

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NP
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was good but not stellar. Chicken could have had more flavor and the braised beef was a bit dry. The service was slow to start but was then attentive for the rest of the evening. Ambiance was great and it was quiet so it was easy to hear other people at the table. The holiday decor made it feel cozy.

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g
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drink were excellent. Our waiter was superb. The room was quiet enough to enjoy our conversation. We really enjoyed News Years' Eve with a good meal and quiet atmosphere.

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