Georgia Brown's

4.3
6538 reviews
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Low Country
Come and experience our lively interpretation of South Carolina Low-Country cuisine. Enjoy good southern food, servers who bubble over with hospitality, and a dining room that is truly distinctive. With its honey-colored walls, golden woods and bronze sculptures that crawl across the ceiling, designer Adam Tihany has created an atmosphere to awaken your senses. What better place to enjoy low country cuisine than in this contemporary environment celebrating the south. Offering the flavor of the South - the Soul of Washington; where we will be sure to leave a light burning in the window for you, our guests.

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Charleston
133 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all enjoyed our meals very much. We had the Charleston Perlau, Crab Cakes and Flank Steak. We came in late and there were a lot of people, so service was a little slow, but we were treated very kindly and hope we didn't overstay our welcome!

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F
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was good, BUT they need a disclaimer on some of the meals. I ordered shrimp and grits. It did not say that the shrimp came with head and tail on. I was at a business meal and really didn’t feel like having to free the shrimp from its shell. Also, I asked about dessert and instead of the server bringing the menu, he verbally told us the options. I order the apple pie. It came SMOTHERED in sweet caramel sauce. Who smothers apple pie! Again, there should have been a disclaimer letting me know so that I could have asked for plain apple pie.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good today(Father's Day), I had the Devil Shrimp and it was pretty good. My wife had the shrimps and grits, but it lacked favor(she did not want pork sausages in the grits which could be why it lacked favor)

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OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I truly enjoyed the live music.

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JR
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We did the jazz brunch. It seemed very overpriced for what you get. Space is very cramped. I probably wouldn’t go again.

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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

High priced, food was mediocre, characterized as a southern Cuisine restaurant and there was nothing southern about the food. The decor was a poor knock off of trying to be a fancy restaurant. Service was horrible waited 30 minutes for water. Small portion sizes and ridiculous prices.

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Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Much Ado About Nothing

The reputation exceeds reality at Georgia Brown's. I tried the Buttermilk Fried Chicken, one of their most popular dishes. The meat was dry, and the only flavor was in the batter. The side of collard greens was chopped too large, so made a mess when I tried to eat it. The greens were overly sweet. I also had mashed potatoes, which, along with the fried liver appetizer, were the best things I ate. My wife had the baked chicken, and she thought it was good, but not great. Her sides were mac and cheese, which was overpowered with chili powder, and her string beans were bland. 2 chicken dinners cost us over $100. That's a pretty crazy bill, when we could have had better chicken and sides at a Royal Farms for under $20. Seems like Georgia Brown's needs to stop resting on their laurels.

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SG
New England
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Absolutely horrible. One of my worst dining experiences ever.

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M
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I was on a business trip, traveling alone and this restaurant was recommended. It was just perfect for me.

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

Food was great and prices reasonable. The catfish nuggets are delish!

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KM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was stellar. The service was absolutely horrible. I'd go back simply because the food was just that good!

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FT
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

This place can do better. It seemed the bar and happy hour may carry this place. The food was unimpressive. I had the deconstructed jambalaya which was bland and just sort of there. The pork was mostly gristle. What did make it interesting was what I am assuming is house made hot sauce that was on the table. Nice touch there! Biscuits were like stones and the cornbread like sand. Maybe an off night but was by far the worst meal I had the entire week I was in DC.

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MD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

My family was from the South and I grew up with southern cooking. I was looking forward to flavors from my childhood. While the names of the menu items may have sounded authentic, the flavors were not. Everything I ordered was bland (and I sampled quite a few items). I had to ask for and use black pepper and cayenne pepper to make the dishes at at all palatable. Also, bacon or salt pork is an essential part of many of the dishes I ordered, and it seemed to be missing entirely. It was also very loud. I do not recommend to anyone looking for real southern cooking or the ability to be heard by the person next to you.

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TN
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The 3-scallops appizter was delicious! (but really not enough to share as their menu suggested - I felt slighted cheated... My friend and I would not have shared it if we had known only 3!).
The maple salmon salad was god-sent!!! We really enjoyed our meals. And the bread were great!! (Service is ok. Not super good, but not bad either)

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MM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Live music was awesome but made it way too loud. We had to shout to be heard.

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RF
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Coffee was very pricey. Noise level pretty high, but restaurant was very busy. We had a party of 12 with 7 split checks. No problem with splitting checks.

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SB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! I had the crab cake stuffed salmon and it was excellent!

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

Waitress was excellent

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C
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Great food and great service.

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SC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go for Sunday Jazz Brunch. It is Excellent. The food is very good and you receive a free dinner with your brunch.

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MR
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I did a Facebook Live post because I was having such a wonderful time. The food wonderful, the music wonderful, the service wonderful!

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K
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was amazing!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alexis, our server was amazing and made our experience fantastic!

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Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outdoor seating was nice to watch the world go by as we relaxed. Service was great. But the real star was the food. We had the she crab soup, crab cakes, and season stuffed shrimp. Food was very fresh and flavorful. Whole the crab & shrimp were delicious I have to say that Chesapeake corn side dish that comes with the crab cakes is the show stopper. If Georgia Browns would can this and sell it at the store I’d be the first to run out and buy it. I’ll certainly be back for more.

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X
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing the staff was excellent the location is beautiful and close to the White House.

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AP
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 3

Overall the service was impeccable. The bar staff, servers and hostess were on point, professional, and cordial. I paid $17 for fried chicken that didn't have enough flavor. (I expected more of a buttermilk flavor and had high hopes because I am a true Southern foodie). The ambiance was a bit stuffy and it was difficult to have a conversation through the high din of a Saturday night. Go for the service. Choose a specialty from the menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Not real Soul Food! Chicken was dry and needed seasoning as did everything served. Fried green tomatoes are a fail. They tried to make them fancy by putting a sauce between two tomatoes, which meant the tomatoes were not fried well. Not going back.

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KM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The shrimp and grits was delicious! Nice atmosphere with outdoor seating. Wait staff was attentive and friendly. Ample portion sizes with great taste and presentation. Pride showed in the cooking.

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L
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

IT was an awesome experience for me and my friends being the first visit! Definitely a Gem!!! The catfish I have never tasted like that before. Vegetable.....everything was just Yummy !!!!!

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R
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

One diner has severe food issues, so she asked the waiter for PLAIN grilled chicken breast with no breading or spices. 15 minutes after the other 3 of us got our meals, he brought a plate of breaded fried chicken. She again told him what she needed, and it took another 12 minutes for the dish to be cooked and for him to bring it. She wound up eating less than half of it because we had to get back to work.

Sloppy service and lack of coordination between the waiter and the kitchen!

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D
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Food was overpriced and mediocre. Had to send an item back ( mac and cheese) and the crab cakes were terrific—the worst I have ever had.

Very disappointed in the food—not soulful at all.

Noted to wait staff that the food was not satiating at all.

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JC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

It was the worst meal I have ever had, corn side tasted and smelled, red rice side was mush and the cat fish had no taste

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ES
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

GB's is not bad. It is just not good enough to justify the menu prices. I would have expected a southern themed restaurant to have superb fried chicken, but mine was a little dry and lacking in seasoning. On the plus side, the portion sizes are more than adequate, the wait staff was reasonably attentive (though it took quite a while for the food to arrive) and we did not feel at all rushed. So, it was a good choice to meet to catch up with an old friend, where the quiet atmosphere and unrushed pace were assets.

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RD
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant has huge portions for the price you pay. The wait staff really knew about the food and were so accommodating to our needs

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ME
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my daughter’s 21st birthday. Everything was perfect!!

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G
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don’t hesitate! Book a reservation, and if they’re full... choose another day/time. It’s that good!

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RB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great ambience; great food; great music (live jazz)...overall experience: AWESOMENESS!

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KA
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Service was very good, food not so much. Ambiance and vibe were decent, the jazz band was great!

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MR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The music was great! The customer service is outstanding! The food was delicious! Maybe make signs for people to use utensils I saw a few finger pops of food which is really unsanitary. Will absolutely be back!

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k
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding all around! Thank you for a fun and delicious dinner

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