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Clyde's of Chevy Chase, Chevy Chase, MD

Clyde's of Chevy Chase

4.3
4.3
4158 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Outdoor Dining, and Indoor Dining, Carryout and Delivery

Executive Chef Jake Lydon

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am
    Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (301) 951-9600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jake Lydon

  • Catering

    N/A

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-private cocktail reception space is available in The Race Bar. Limited availability for semi-private seated dining.

  • Private party contact

    Brian Dominick or Any Manager: (301) 951-9600

  • Neighborhood

    Friendship Heights

  • Cross street

    Willard Avenue, Western Ave

  • Parking details

    Free parking in the adjacent lot (up to 2 1/2 hours) with validated ticket.

  • Public transit

    Red Line, Friendships Heights Metro

  • Entertainment

    Free live music in the Race Bar area on Fri & Sat nights.
    Tuesday Night Trivia, Every Tuesday 7:00pm - 9:30pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 4,158 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. S

    Steve

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    The service was mediocre. The waiter was sullen . The food was cold . My hamburger was raw . I used to eat at Clyde’s in georgetown years Ago This One in chevy chase is awful

  2. m

    mary

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Varied menu, fresh ingredients, good service. Amazing desserts.

  3. PB

    PatrickB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    This was one of the worst meals I’ve ever had. I ordered a crab cake sandwich and it was the smallest and most pathetic crab cake I’ve ever seen. Drinks were forgotten. Salad was meh. I took a friend here and will not do it again.

  4. PB

    PhyllisB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I hadn't been to Clyde's of Chevy Chase since the pandemic began but the food and service were even better than I remembered. Two of us had the crabcake which is by far the best in the city - mostly crab with only a small amount of filler and excellently seasoned. Although the price was certainly higher than in the past, the market price of crab has substantially increased, so a higher price was not unexpected, paticularly given the amount of crab in the crabcake. One of my other colleagues had the soft-shell crab sandwich which she said was also good. I've eaten here many times and have never been disappointed. Great menu selections and reliably good food!

  5. LF

    LucilleF

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the food. The crab cake was perfect and the house salad delicious! Drinks and service were excellent!

  6. K

    Kauaidudette

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great ambience. My husband had the crab cakes which were delicious. I had the reuben sandwich - and it was an authentic reuben sandwich. They make their own corn beef and the rye bread was a perfect complement. We really enjoyed our food and the servers were professional and attentive. We look forward to going back soon.

  7. EG

    EveningGuest

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2

    We were seated under the air vent and everyone at our table was cold, it took almost the end of our meal before the temperature was normal. It seems the waitress had a lot to do as she was busing the tables at the same time taking orders that her guests did not get her full attention, the "Manager" might have noticed it and stepped in to help, he took our orders and refreshed our drinks. We all enjoyed the meal despite the delay in ordering our entrees

  8. KT

    KevinT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Overall service was a a tad bit slow for my table and I partly attribute that to the dinner rush crowd (6pm). Also, for the price the drinks (Bourbon-Peach Sangria) could have been slightly better and not as watered down with ice.

  9. CD

    CaroleD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    It was a horrible experience for our Mother’s Day celebration. It took over and hour to get our food and the waiter never checked on us once in that hour! We were finally told our order was lost. Got food finally ordered a drink never got it. They took 1 drink of the menu after all that! We will never go back.

  10. OT

    OTReviews

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    I find it tiresome and frustrating that Clyde's feels the need to constantly change its menu. As it is they have eliminated nearly everything I liked when I used to go more regularly (even basics such as salads and sandwiches), but it is unsettling that they cannot even keep a basic brunch menu the same. We were just there a couple weeks ago and enjoyed waffles. Seems fairly standard. But for Mother's Day, they decided to remove them from the menu (unless you wanted sriracha chicken with a chocolate chip waffle - hard pass :(. There was also zero acknowledgement of Mother's Day, unlike most other restaurants that might give you a flower, or a chocolate, or some little token to take with you. At a minimum, maybe "Happy Mother's Day?" They normally also have drink specials for brunch but the waiter didn't mention any. So I asked, and he said they didn't have any specials. Come to find out as we were leaving that he was wrong, which was pretty frustrating as I would have ordered had I known. Overall, I was really unimpressed. I would not recommend ever going to Clyde's without checking the menu first to confirm they haven't completely changed it from the last time you were there, even if that was only a week ago.

  11. JP

    JohnP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Good meal. Good service. Bad value. We don’t mind spending but expect more food for the money - friend calamari should have been triple the size

  12. E

    Ellen

    Washington DC

    157 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    157 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best brownie hot fudge sundae anywhere. That was my lunch.

  13. T

    Tourphil

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Clydes is our go-to restaurant when we have visitors. Good food and ambiance, convenient parking, reasonable prices.

  14. RM

    RobertM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    This was a pleasant lunch with friends. The service was so so but the food good and the environment fun.

  15. JZ

    JZSlavin411

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    There is no better place for a meal in the Friendship Heights area than Clydes!

  16. J

    Janisc

    Milwaukee

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a very nice restaurant. The food was great. We were there 3 hours! talking with old friends whon live there. They didn't need the table.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4

    Eggs Benedict was delicious but two of us had the French Toast and both were soggy in the middle and burnt.

  18. FW

    From1WhoDinesOut

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The food and fun factor when music never disappoints! They have added some new dishes too, one of which I tried (Salmon entree), which was delicious and healthy too! And hats off to Clyde's for their house wine too, and beer selection. We enjoyed!

  19. RZ

    RusalnZ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4

    This restaurant is not what it used to be. The service was poor, the food was ok. They brought us a spoiled beer and didn't even try to make it right by offering a complimentary beer or even acknowledging that there was something wrong with it. We waiting for our drinks for a long time. Waiter was not attentive at all. We had to remind him several times about our drinks and other things. Probably, this will be last time we will be going there

  20. IM

    IsabellaM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Nice place with many old fashioned designs on the wall. Overall, my family spent a good time. Oysters are delicious!

  21. a

    abecker

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I am glad crab cake sandwiches are back, they were delicious. The bacon cheese sandwich was also great. Service was good. We dine indoors and was not crowded.

  22. E

    Ellen

    Washington DC

    157 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    157 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food and service were good!

  23. c

    chrislaw

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Nice restaurant, good menu, nice ambiance, good service, decent wine list.

  24. AM

    AuntMarty

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    I almost always enjoy Clyde's, but this past Sunday was a bit of a miss. It seems that when the restaurant gets really busy, the service drops. It took a long while for our drinks to arrive, a long while for our appetizers to arrive, and when my companion's food arrived, it was not very warm. Usually, the service is exceptional. The other thing of note is that the wait staff should be more vigilant about keeping dining spaces clean between guests - cleaning down the tables and sweeping the detritus off the floor. (It can be very unappetizing.)

  25. MB

    MaryB

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Service was terrible. We waited twenty minutes for a waiter to show up and bring water. Wait staff and managers were unmasked. Food was mediocre.

  26. J

    Judy

    Washington DC

    97 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    My Eggs Benedict Norwegian was delicious with the eggs perfectly cooked and the Hollandaise sauce very tasty. My friend and I shared the delicious Key Lime Pie. A big shoutout to our server Zach. Very professional and friendly. There should be more like him!

  27. MS

    MelanieS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Steak was undercook and then cooked again to get to medium rare and was very dry and tough. I had it before and it was great, but this time it was terrible and we gave it to the dog.

  28. m

    mariar

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    First time writing a bad review for this restaurant. Food was good as always but the service was terrible. It took forever to get our drinks, he forgot the bread we ordered and brought it with the entree ( didn’t apologize or anything). We ordered mushrooms instead of fries for one of the dishes and it came with fries. The kids food was extremely hot ( very unusual). We sat with empty glasses for our entire meal and the refill we asked for at one point never came. We asked for the dessert menu but never got it… the waiter asked us if we still wanted the menu after bringing the brownie sunday my dad got for his birthday. We had a great experience last week for easter but not today.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Service was terrible. 15 mins for water. Distant and inattentive execution followed throughout the meal. Didn’t feel basic patron appreciation.

  30. DA

    DonnaA

    Washington DC

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautifully cooked salmon and great service!

  31. S

    Stephanie

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We needed a place to enjoy Easter dinner after driving back from vacation. We were welcomed with bunny ears, great staff and a menu that offered options for our entire family. The kids' meals came out quickly and we were able to relax. The food was under seasoned, but nothing a little salt couldn't fix. We will be back!

  32. j

    jacquess

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Clyde’s Chevy Case Our favorite spot for holiday meals. Great food in a classy environment.

  33. SS

    SarahS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have brunch at Clyde’s every Sunday after Mass and it never disappoints. The food, service, and ambiance are always great. The food is consistently delicious, but it is the service that really stands out. I love how the staff all support each other to make sure guests needs are attended to. It is always incredibly busy, but managers, servers, and others are always checking on you. If a server is particularly busy, then a manager or fellow server pitches in to help out with their tables. This is a win-win for everyone and results in a great experience.

  34. AT

    AtlenerT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    Service was ok waiter not attentive to details would have given a better tip Also waiter was not that friendly

  35. BC

    BeckyC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Clyde's restaurant in Friendship Hts. has excellent food at a reasonable price. The drinks, decor, and location are excellent. The free parking is quite a deal in this neighborhood. (you get a ticket that must be validated) I particularly appreciate the courtesy and friendly attitude of the people at the front desk. When I asked if I could be seated early (the other members of our party were late) I was seated immediately with no questions. (This is not true of the Clydes in Rockville) The wait staff is friendly and positive. My only "complaint" is that the chocolate cheesecake was not " chocolate " enough -- a very minor point. IThis is the place where I will bring friends and family from out of town.

  36. HR

    HenryR

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great service by our server, Alex. Very kind and attentive. Will definitely be back soon.

  37. BS

    BremenSantos

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Service a bit slow at first but during and at the end it was fine. Loved the burgers and wine.

  38. JB

    JefferyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outdoor table was pleasant setting (some traffic noise). Variety and quality of food & beverage selection was high. Convenient free parking (with validation from the restaurant). Maitre d' and wait staff were polite and helpful. Outstanding experience overall!

  39. AB

    AltheaB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    The service was cordial enough. Food was the right temperature, and good. The order was correct. It was a nice day to sit ut on the patio, our table was in a nice spot.

  40. BD

    BillinDC

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Two large parties probably had the kitchen slammed. My wife's salmon came overcooked (crusty) and my ravioli came tepid, though the plate was flaming hot. Not a major problem, just not as good as usual. I'll still be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Clyde's of Chevy Chase using the Order Online button. Clyde's of Chevy Chase also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Clyde's of Chevy Chase also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 951-9600.

Clyde's of Chevy Chase is rated 4.3 stars by 4158 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Clyde's of Chevy Chase

5441 Wisconsin Avenue Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Willard Avenue, Western Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Friendship Heights

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am
    Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free parking in the adjacent lot (up to 2 1/2 hours) with validated ticket.

  • Public transit

    Red Line, Friendships Heights Metro

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jake Lydon

  • Entertainment

    Free live music in the Race Bar area on Fri & Sat nights.
    Tuesday Night Trivia, Every Tuesday 7:00pm - 9:30pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (301) 951-9600

  • Catering

    N/A

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-private cocktail reception space is available in The Race Bar. Limited availability for semi-private seated dining.

  • Private party contact

    Brian Dominick or Any Manager: (301) 951-9600

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