About Clyde's of Georgetown

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 happy hour Monday-Friday for our Afternoon Delight menu of discounted appetizers, sandwiches and salads. Serving a late-night menu every evening.

3236 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 12:00am, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 1:00am

Cross Street:
Wisconsin Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 333-9180

Website:
http://www.clydes.com/

Entertainment:
We have live music from 10 PM to close most Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Parking Details:
Reduced validated parking for up to 3 Hours for cars entering after 6 pm in the Colonial Parking Georgetown Park Shopping Garage.

OTHER NEARBY LOTS
3307 M Street NW
3333 M Street NW

Public Transit:
Nearest Metro Stop is Rosslyn or Foggy Bottom/GW. Both are a 15-minute walk, or a quick ride on the Circulator (Red Bus), or on the 30, 32, 34, 36 or 38 Metrobus from Foggy Bottom.

Executive Chef:
Hart Boyd

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Clyde's of Georgetown Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (60)
Casual (54)
Great for Brunch (39)
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Comfort Food (38)
Good for a Date (37)
Bar Seating (36)
Fun (35)
Good for Groups (35)
Great for Lunch (34)
Vibrant Bar Scene (34)
Special Occasion (33)
Sunday Lunch (30)
Cozy (27)
Happy Hour (27)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Quick Bite (21)
Authentic (20)
Late-night Find (20)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Romantic (20)
Business Meals (19)
Great Beer (18)
Hot Spot (18)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
People Watching (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Kid-friendly (14)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Seasonal (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Healthy (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Live Sports (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Live Music (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Crowded and very noisy. Terrible table by drafty door. Long hair found in dinner. No recompense.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I had a great time with our baby and some friends. The restaurant was kind enough to change our reservation to make room for the baby. Great service and excellent food!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

We made a reservation, but watched (2) different groups with the same number of people that came in after us get seated while our table was "being checked and cleared." In the end we were seated at a booth that was clear the entire time we were waiting. Our waitress was over taxed with too many tables. Food was good, but nothing special considering the prices. Very busy with a lot of turnover, movement and noise.

Tags: Late-night Find, People Watching, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Going away dinner

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Enjoyed our lunch in Georgetown! Crab cakes For the win!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I made a 4:30 pm reservation the morning of, on a Sunday. I came here to close out the weekend of my boyfriend's 30th birthday. We arrived a little after 4 pm and were seated immediately. The hosts were warm and welcoming, as well as our waiters. We were seated next to a fire place, which was a nice touch and kept us warm. I didn't order food, but the two guava margaritas are amazing! Mind you, I'm a whiskey girl. My bf ordered the sliders, my sister ordered the veggie burger, and our friend ordered the buffalo wings. I didn't hear any complaints. We had an enjoyable time and even as more parties filled the place, it was still an intimate setting. Thanks Clyde's of Georgetown Sunday 2-9-18 evening staff!

P.S. The bread was delicious! (I did eat that)

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Clydes brunch is always consistent. The Chesapeake Eggs Benedict is a must.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Been here twice before and was really excited to show this place to my friend who loves muscles..I bragged about how good the muscles were only to be disappointed by the fact that they changed the menu and stopped serving the muscles that had before. We tried to muscles that was new on the menu but of course wasn't the same..They were grainy and overcooked. Also i ordered the steak and eggs because it was brunch and then came another disappointment. The steak was really tough and it was medium and i asked for medium well. Needless to say i will not be to this Clydes for a long time..

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our table was extremely close to others on our left and right. We overheard all their conversations and had trouble hearing each other. I would not return unless I could be guaranteed a quieter setting.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was great. We had steak with truffle fries and crab cake. Steak was really good and crab cake was okay. We had peach doughnut for dessert. It had a vegetable taste, I personally don’t like it. In overall, it’s a restaurant that I want to revisit, and I’d like to try spaghetti next time

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Absolutely fantastic hamburger. Shenandoah beef, well prepared, cooked to perfection. I had mine with blue cheese, and it was delicious. Arguably the best burger in DC, and we have a lot of places that try to do burgers.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Authentic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Our server was delightful and attentive, meal was great we both are vegetarian, quite pleasantly full so no dessert...but those around us seemed to enjoy there's.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food was excellent especially the crab appetizer. We had burgers and they were excellent and prepared to perfection. Great service and great atmosphere. Will be returned often to explore more menu options!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was OK but nothing spectacular. The service was excellent. The room was noisy and the tables made you feel like you were all cramped in. We were early for our reservation time of 6:30 by about a half hour but the staff were able to seat us right away which was nice.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

It was really nice service was fast food was amazing

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Absolutely fantastic cioppino. Clydes does many dishes very well, and this cioppino was definitely done exceedingly well. Like many Americans, I really enjoy Italian food, and Clydes did this meal superbly. Great sauce, lots of great seafood. I particularly thought the bucatini as a pasta was a great idea.

I'd love to see Clydes Georgetown put this dish on the permanent menu.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I had such a great meal there last year when I attended my annual meeting that I returned this year. Last year I had the butternut squash soup and it was the best I had ever tasted. This year I had a vegetarian pasta dish and it was adequate at best. It was too expensive for the small portion and it was more of a broth than a sauce. I had a great booth in the dining room, which I appreciated. The side with the bar is very, very noisy. Service was excellent - very gracious and attentive waitress.

Tags: Great Beer, Quick Bite, Live Sports
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Perfect for a quiet dinner on a cold evening. Happy to see an old favorite does not disappoint! Lots of GF choices too. And thank you Chef for visiting our table to answer our questions.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

This is the original Clyde's, and it feels..eternal. The ambiance is as pleasant and engaging and proto-preppy as it was..oh, 40 years ago. Yet it still feels fresh. I was just happy to be there for Sunday brunch. The food is good, the service always young, energetic and fresh-faced. It's a nice Georgetown experience. Now and forever. :)

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our server Torry (please pardon the spelling)... She did a phenomenal job!!! She was knowledgeable, very friendly, courteous, she paid close attention to our requests and needs...checked in on how we were doing...she had a pleasant demeanor and was he very customer focused! She was largely part of the reason my friends and the birthday fella in our party had such an amazing and memorable brunch afternoon at Clyde's Georgetown. I would appreciate this letter be sent and shared with Torry's manager and her.

Best regards,

Everette Brown
(732) 904-3565

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very nice place! The food was very good but a little pricy. Service was also good!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Avoid the Restaurant Week menu...

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The bar took a long time to make my drink but the server was very attentive and apologetic for the wait.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Restaurant Week 2018. I'll get the disappointing dishes out of the way first. The crab tower app was visually appealing but disappointing in taste (and size). It was only about 2 bites and tasted of mayonnaise -- total rip off. The banana bread pudding was a bomb as well: there was not one scintilla of banana flavoring in it. And thank goodness I asked for the white chocolate sauce on the side -- it was basically a ramekin of melted sugar, so cloyingly sweet it was almost inedible. The only thing going for this dessert was the SMALL scoop of vanilla ice ream atop it.
However, the entree -- kaboucha squash -- was INCREDIBLE!! Cooked perfectly and a generous portion; the apple cider reduction was a good touch. So Clyde's got one out of three right. The two-tops are right on top of each other, so you're subjected to your neighbors' conversations. It's like you're part of their table. There's definitely room to spread those tables out, and Clyde's should make a point to do so.
The waitress was pleasant enough, but I barely saw her. The food runner was terrible -- twice he walked up to the table and practically flung my the plates on to the table like they were frisbees. ZERO conversation -- no "Here's your fill-in-the-blank dish, enjoy. Do you need anything else, etc" Nothing, zero engagement and a brusque and surly manner. Truthfully, the only thing going for this place was that squash entree!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Very unusual in that I rec'd an em that Clydes had cancelled my reservation. I have pics of us eating there. We told them we had a reservtion when we arrived, so not quite sure why they reported it as cancelled.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Clyde’s was great! My friend and I were visiting DC for the day and came here for brunch. The food was amazing and the staff was really friendly. Would highly recommend!

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 (Cornwall)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Good food and location. Good selection of drinks. Nice decor.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The food is basic comfort food with friendly, attentive, but not intrusive service. The Staff was as accommodating as the food was delicious. Will definitely comeback, professionally and personally.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We were seated quickly at a booth as we had requested. The waitstaff was exceptional: a young woman student at American University who knew the menu top to bottom with wise comments on each selection. Food was imaginative and and up to a high standard. The restaurant is definitively up for return visits.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Had a group with various allergies, but the staff made everyone feel welcome and the food was handled with utmost care. Meal was delicious. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Gluten Free Options
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We arrived early -- but no one even blinked; everyone was perfectly gracious, the food was excellent, but the waiter could have been a bit more attentive -- we think he had too many tables.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

It was quite cramped, but the pancakes and waffles were great. Really good turkey sausage.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Another great Clyde's location! We had fantastic food, a wonderful and attentive waiter, fast service, and everything came out perfectly. We had a member in our group with gluten and lactose allergies, and he had his pick of dishes! Many thanks to the establishment for being so easy going when things get picky. Great time despite being a busy Friday night and a packed house!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Outstanding food, atmosphere and service. Although a tiny place, they did a great job accommodating my group of 11 recently. My must go to every time I'm in DC.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Guadalajara)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Classic and glad not much had changed in 45 years.
We had a group of 4 and every meal was delicious. Service was impeccable and of course you can’t best the location right in the center of Georgetown

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 8, 2018

My US colleagues asked to book a restaurant (as I’m French i should find nice one!). it was very nice. The food is not good it’s real cuisine, really good and the ambiance warm and cosy. I came, I come and I will come again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Very good food and service. Typical Clyde's experience. Very dependable for excellence

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The restaurant is very lovely. The server was very nice, but the food was bland and overpriced.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Went to brunch before a Saturday matinee at the Kennedy Center. Great menus, comfortable, quick, efficient service and warm atmosphere! Highly recommend.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Service was great. Steak and burger great. Chilli didn't sit well with anyone in my party.

Tags: Casual
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