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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch and warm friendly atmosphere

DL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

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
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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
99 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great for a special date and the place feels homey

G
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great burgers and crab cakes. Super service!

JT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

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
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

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
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, drinks and service were all great!!

DW
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening and fabulous food!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful waiter. Thank you

LC
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clydes is always reliable. The service was great and they were able to accommodate a picky eater in our group. Love the crab cakes!

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delivers exactly right. Food delicious. Service is friendly and helpful. A little noisy

n
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The waiter was very snooty. The restaurant was very loud. The food was ok. I would not go back to Clydes.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The steak was really tough. Although we did not even want them to, the took it off the check. The waitress was good and everyone friendly.

OT
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! First time at Clyde’s but it won’t be our last.

VC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great mussels appetizer, great crab cake, nice place

M
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing! It was lively and seemed like the place to be for a Friday night dinner whether you are a tourist or local. All the service was above and beyond excellent! The food was fantastic! We'll definitely visit Clyde's again next time we're in town!

OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Busy on a Friday night but they brought our food out very quickly! We both ordered the beyond meat burger and it was delicious

C
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I have always recommended Clyde's of Georgetown. And I recommend it. I have always loved the experience. However, it seems many things have changed recently.... and it concerns me. The menu is now printed, and with a much shorter list of options (the meatloaf is gone!). Someone told me that the menu is identical to other restaurants (is this becoming a mass restaurant?). The youth, attentive waiters, and the spectacular balancing acts when serving dishes, are gone. Something really changed. Please, be careful with your restaurant. We love it, and we want to keep on loving it. Keep it unique...

AM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pork chop was one of the best we’ve ever had. Coming from NYC this is tough to beat. Service outstanding, hard to believe you’re in a “pub”. Appetizers were great and ambiance was just what we wanted in Georgetown. If visiting again, we’d make this a stop.

JG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WONDERFUL food, stylishly presented with great service.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, great atmosphere, all around great restaurant! Great for families too!

A
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistency good food, very good service and interesting menu!

BC
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

MP
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Cldye's is always fun and very reliable but this was a bit of a weird experience. They apparently were having some condensation issues with their air conditioner. My guest and I had to move to another table. So much water was dropping we thought there was a leak in the roof. It was fine after that.

P
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, pub like atmosphere, a little loud but not overwhelming.

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We waited over 20 min each time we ordered a beverage from the bar. The food was OK our waitress was amazing but the bar service was horrible.

SL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant in the heart of Georgetown
The Lobster and the Lobster pie was awesome!

DM
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal with a great server. They also had a nice selection of craft beer on tap.

R
Dusseldorf Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Clyde's had better days. Today they could not hit the right spot.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good evening treat.

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