Clyde's of Georgetown

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$30 and under
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American
Located on bustling M Street in the heart of Georgetown, Clyde's is open daily for lunch and dinner, and late-night fare, and serves weekend brunch. This popular saloon has been a gathering place for Washingtonians and out-of-town visitors since 1963. A moderately priced seasonal American menu and friendly and efficient service in a comfortable atmosphere make it a great place to catch up with friends at the bar over a beer and a Bacon Cheeseburger, or sit down for a Jumbo Lump Crab Cake or Filet Mignon dinner. Or visit our two bars during our daily happy hour for our Afternoon Delight menu of discounted starters and burgers. Serving a late-night menu every evening.
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P
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, attentive service.
Typical American fare - nothing exceptional except the prices.

AA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really like this restaurant for business meetings or go out with friends. Food is always great and service excellent.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience1

I’m familiar with Clyde’s restaurants and their menu. Overall this restaurant seemed promising until we were seated for Sunday brunch. Instead of using the comfortable front area they were cramming everyone in a space in the back so close that elbows were within other tables placed about three inches apart and against walls. The seating was so unnecessary crammed that we left. It’s embarrassing for them to even consider doing this to guests, and therefore I suggest that you go elsewhere, like we did. Georgetown and DC in general are restaurant rich. Absolutely no reason for an awkward and uncomfortable meal!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Too crowded. So-so food, tables too close together. Chair was broken.

TG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was quite good. The service was horrible. Waitress was very poor. Not attentive and food arrived completely out of sync.

SH
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Very very noisy. Hard to hear anyone at our table. Very small table for 4 of us and right next to server stand. Not a good choice!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy going to the Georgetown location. It is a little crowded, chaotic, but fun.

DC
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server Heyner was excellent!

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great!! We go back at least once a year and love it!

ND
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

They took a while to get to us eventhough it wasn't very crowded and then they forgot two thinks we had ordered. Ambiance was nice. Close to the arena where we were headed.

MS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clyde's of Georgetown never disappoints. Our waitress Mary Margaret was phenomenal! Actually all of the Clyde's are excellent! We have eaten at several of them, from The Old Ebbitt Grill to Clyde's at Willow Creek and have NEVER had anything but fabulous food and service!

DT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time at Clyde’s. Service was super attentive. The food was excellent- crab cakes? Sliders and their salad was awesome. Would highly recommend!

OT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, as always.

D
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Decor and food were great and our waitress (I’m sorry I didn’t catch her name- young, tall -about 5’7” blond hair on a braid) - we sat in the area with planes hanging from the ceiling- she was fantastic!!! So professional, knowledgeable and sweet. She made the dining experience really really great! Many thanks!!

KC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As our family motto states "You can never go wrong with a member of they Clyde's family" . Loved it!! A must on every VA/DC trip.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night out to celebrate promotions!! Amazing service, wine and food. The zucchini chips are must along with the crab tower. (Instagram worthy). Burger was great (got the Caesar salad as a side which was ok) and pork chops with sides were good although the potatoes were undercooked. For dessert we shared the pumpkin cheesecake which was good texture but I would have liked if sweeter. We were given the special ice cream as a sample, which was bourbon and amazing! Overall amazing meal and...they validate parking after 630 pm!

AV
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The only thing that kept me from giving 5 stars was our waiter - he was not attentive nor polite. Aside from that, the food was delicious and the atmosphere outstanding.

C
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The food was not taste, he space between tables is too small, almost impossible to walk around. The atmosphere is good.

d
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way food service location drinks ambiance friendliness

B
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a lovely time at Clyde's whether in Georgetown or Columbia. On a busy Saturday night we were quickly seated and had a great waitress Izzy. When we first arrived to our table, it was very warm and Izzy acknowledged that they were trying to resolve the issue and it quickly felt better. The entire meal including drinks and appetizer were delicious and Izzy did a great job making my husband's birthday meal a perfect celebration.

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem. Wonderful food, service & hospitality — with prices about half of what you’d expect. My father in law said, “best restaurant meal I’ve had in a long time.” Can’t wait to come back— often.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual & surprisingly not busy!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to spend a rainy Sunday morning. Good variety of menu items leading to a pretty lovely spread on the table. Will definitely go again.

k
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch and warm friendly atmosphere

DL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food Service was fabulous. Cozy fun atmosphere. Couldn’t have found a better brunch place. Crab tower amazing. Pancakes super yummy. Croque Madame delicious. Not crazy about the coffee cake. Excellent.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was so fantastic! The food is delicious and the vibe was great. Highly recommend.

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Exceptional food. Well served. Lovely environment. Well worth the price

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I’ve always loved this restaurant, picked it for a family birthday dinner. When we arrived there was a crowd at the door. Apparently the reservation person dropped the ball and most of the crowd had reservations but no tables were available. There were a few people on a wait list who just walked in. I heard one of these complain about the wait, and the poor nervous young lady at the hostess stand was flustered. About 25 min into our wait beyond the reservation time, this waitlist guy and his family were seated. I asked the nervous lady what gives? And her reply, “He threatened us if his family didn’t get seated.” He did look like a Soprano lackey, so I get it on one level, but...call the police, don’t do that to all those parties with reservations patiently waiting.

Of course we were seated next to this bully, literally within inches. The food was just ok, and our server did his best under slammed conditions. Didn’t even bother to stay to see if we’d have the birthday acknowledged...Clyde’s can do much, much better than this.

LB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Maybe we’ve become too old and sophisticated, or perhaps they now cater to folks who prefer brand and location over ambiance and quality, but this was an unexpected dud of a meal. Inattentive service, overcooked seafood and a noise level that rivals a Midway Carnival, I cannot call this a good experience on any level but the tolerant guests we invited to join us. Too many other options in Georgetown to waste a repeat.

SK
Washington DC
103 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went for the Lobster special and enjoyed the 1/2 price bottle of wine on a Sunday evening.

A
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great menu, excellent service and food. Kitchen was a bit slow this time.

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great for a special date and the place feels homey

G
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Our server was awesome. He allowed us to take our time. We were having dinner before a show at Blues Alley and had lots of time to kill and he didn’t rush us at all. He was real cool. My husband and I often come to Clyde’s before going to a show at Blues Alley and our experience was just as good as any before. We’ll continue our dinner and a show tradition at Clyde’s.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great burgers and crab cakes. Super service!

JT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Everything was very good except the service. Our waiter was playing "rock. scissors. paper" with a colleague for several minutes while we waited for our drinks which we saw were prepared and waiting on the bar. I finally had to go over and interrupt his game to ask him to bring our drinks over. Would expect higher level of professionalism from servers especially in the middle of a fully seated Saturday afternoon crowd.

MR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Clyde's is well laid-out, open and airy. We were seated a little early, which was great!, and greeted by our waitor promptly. The food was very good. The only problem was that it was so noisy! We struggled to hear each other talk during our meal, so we left sooner than we normally would have. It was a Saturday at lunchtime, so there's not much that could be done about that.

X
Raleigh
46 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Usually Clyde’s is great but the last few times at the Georgetown location has been disappointing. Our waiter this time was slow and forgetful and sometimes borderline rude. The food was luke warm. The lobster special is a good value but it was barely warm. Bread was good after asking for it twice. I’ll go to Clyde’s again but not the Georgetown one for awhile. They seem really off their game.

CC
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and service were all great!!

DW
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening and fabulous food!

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