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About Hunter's Bar and Grill

The Hunter's Inn opened its doors in the heart of Potomac Village in 1977. An Instant success, local papers named Hunter's "The best place to meet", "The best place to make a deal" and "The most romantic restaurant". Washingtonian Magazine described the burger as one of Washington's best. The Hunter's Inn has been reborn through the efforts of Washington natives Fred and Murray Berman. The two brothers combined have more than 50 years of restaurant experience. Since they've taken control over the restaurant's operations, immediate improvements have been made to the quality of food and service. Concentrating on fresh fish, quality meats and innovative menu selections as well as large entree salads, pasta, ribs, and chops. To compliment the menu, Fred and Murray have expanded and enhanced the wine list, making it one the most extensive in the Potomac area. Hunter's Inn is considered the "Cheers of Potomac".

10123 River Rd
Potomac, MD 20854
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 11:30am-10:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Falls Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 299-9300

Website:
http://www.huntersbarandgrill.com/

Entertainment:
Redskins football games on tv

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Banquet rooms up to 40
Catering Menu for home events

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Hunter's Bar and Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
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Sunday Lunch (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Cozy (5)
Casual (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fun (3)
Authentic (2)
Romantic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Seasonal (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Was my first visit but won't be my last enjoyed everything about Hunter's

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Romantic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Very good service, very good meal - good neighborhood restaurant!

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Outstanding Value, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Reservation not needed, restaurant half empty at 6 PM. Thanksgiving dinner. Not what we expected based upon past visits. Ran out of multiple menu items, dark meat turkey and stuffing. Owner reduced bill by $2 per person as compensation. String beans almost raw. Supermarket quality pumpkin pie and cold dinner rolls. Wait staff rolled empty tables past our booth. Pleasant wait staff. Probably will not return.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Warm and friendly atmosphere

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 7, 2016

Food was well cooked, tasted great, and the quantities were good. Service was excellent.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2016

It was a very hot night and our party of four all had tasty salad. Service was excellent. This is an excellent neighborhood restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 6, 2016

Hunter's Bar and Grill was a good experience. My friends enjoyed it and it was very easy to talk over lunch because it was fairly quiet.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 22, 2016

The food was exceptional.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 15, 2016

For the first time, i came to this restaurant with my family and we passed a very good time. Kid friendly, smily and professionnal service, low noise level, a great lunch in a great restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 29, 2016

Food isn't great and the service is just ok.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 5, 2016

This truly a neighborhood gem with excellent service and wonderful food. Have tried several dishes and never a disappointment in my or fellow diners choices. The best baked chicken ever.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 4, 2016

Pleasant & quiet. Great waiter. Good food, but the Steak Frites was mostly a plate of Frites. They need some work on the side dishes. Steak specials were delicious & perfectly done. Good desserts.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Food was average at best. The fried Calamari had a bad aftertaste as if the oil wasn't fresh and the steak frites was more of an over seasoned steak marsala w/ soggy fries. The Caesar dressing was fine but the chicken was dry. Service was good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2016

This friendly bar and cozy (fire place burning) dining room are a classic in Potomac, MD ! The food is really outstanding and changes regularly, and no matter whether it is a bowl of chili in the bar or a piece of halibut in the dining room you will not go home hungry. The best item on the menu is the Hunter's Tenderloin with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus . The sauce on this will get you hooked! The classic cocktails are even worth the trip out River Road ! Now you know why we drive from Laytonsville to enjoy the fine folks that run Hunters!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 16, 2016

server unable to address content of some of the food presented with respect to allergies

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2015

this classic location for relaxed country style cooking for foodies has a varied menu with elegantly prepared specialties among the steak and seafood standards. one of my special treats, the short ribs in wine sauce, keeps me going back and asking if it is on the menu. ordinarily the dish is available for sunday dinner only, and then, only sometimes. this christmas eve they announced its availability ahead of time and i immediately booked my reservation. it has never disappointed before, and with the down home comfort veggie accompaniment of garlic mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, it took me back to my childhood, and left not a single neuron disappointed. the presentation was outstanding, the flavors intense and subtle. my companions bronzino was bone sucking good as well, and their tuna tartare appetizer was a tower of deliciosity with layers of mango salsa and guacamole supporting the flavor filled fish. i stuck with shrimp cocktail, which was generously sized and tasty. the desserts we chose were the blueberry pie and the molten lava cake. yummmm. the staff were very accommodating and welcoming to boot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on December 24, 2015

I have eaten here most Christmas evenings for the last ten years. We have always had a great time. I think this is the best option in the area wit a great range of food options.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2015

we go often and love it !!! This was the worst service ever. It was a Sunday and I'm sure only one waiter . The poor guy was sweating and was way to busy. The server didn't hear us ask for a doggie bag for a filet .. But re make one to go .. I did tip well also because it want his fault

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2015

I had a delicious burger topped with a portobello. broccoli was a tad salty but deliciuos and an excellent substitute for fries

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 9, 2015

Not well versed in the open table app. Also had to request water several times. But my Caesar salad was good

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 27, 2015

I recently returned to Hunters Bar and Grill and found the place about the same. It was a rainy Sunday night and rather quiet. Reception was just OK and wait service was OK. Nobody was particularly friendly or interested that my friend and I had chosen to eat dinner there. Food was good except for the Hunter's salad that was a real disappointment. It was a plate of old lettuce, brownish in color and appeared that it was thrown together much earlier in the day. I was shocked that a restaurant like this would serve a plate like the one I had. Salmon dish was good as well as the scallops.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 24, 2015

The quality of the food, cocktail, dessert and cappuccino was outstanding. Food was served fast and was delicious. We enjoyed that night out with our friends a lot! Highly recommend this place.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 18, 2015

Consistently good food, moderate prices. Wait staff always friendly and knowledgeable. This place makes you want to come back again and again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 5, 2015

This was our third time we ate at Hunter's Bar and Grill. First of all the service was excellent. We had two children with us and the servers were very attentive to our needs. We had a variety of dishes and they were all quite good. We like the quiet atmoshere and the overall ambiance and will be back.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 4, 2015

great meal and friendly staff. Fun hostess, great bartender (and drinks!)
I ordered a blue cheese burger. I'll be back

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on April 3, 2015

Excellent menu, moderately priced, good wine pairings with reasonably priced wine, great hosts (Murray and Fred), friendly staff. When one eats at Hunter's, one bags a trophy dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 28, 2015

Hostess is friendly and welcoming. Burgers and broccoli were delicious as were drinks from the bar. Great meal!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 20, 2015

Husband and I were out this way to check out a house. It's been a couple of years since I'd last eaten here and it's the same, only the décor is showing its wear; booth starting to tear, lighting and other surfaces dusty. The menu options are boring but perhaps given the lack of competition, Hunter's feels no need to up their game. If 2 21/2 stars had been an option, it's what I'd have given. The house was nice but there's no way I want to drive 30 minutes to have dinner, as we'd quickly tire of the 2 restaurants in Potomac Village (Hunter's being one).

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 27, 2015

Needed quick meal for hungry family, great food , great service, great value

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2015

This is a nice quiet neighborhood restaurant in the heart of Potomac, MD. The service was excellent, the food was very good. We will definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Started out with happy hour, which is everyday of the week, and transitioned to dinner afterwards. Happy hour has reasonable drink specials, which we took advantage of. A good draft beer selection. The dining room has a nice ambiance and a large menu selection to choose from. We had the chicken parmagian and roasted half chicken. Both were excellent. Ready to visit again. Thanks

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2015

Recently, I had the opportunity to dine at Hunter's Inn and like my past dining experience, it was well worth the drive from Bethesda, MD to Potomac, MD where Hunter Inn is located. We had made reservations (and on a Saturday night, it is highly recommended) and was shown to a booth that more than adequately served our party.

We were immediately greeted by our waiter how made us feel welcome and provided us with ample time to choose drinks and food. We never felt rushed and our food was delicious.

I do recommend Hunter Inn for both the casual dinner or for a special treat.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 17, 2015

Other reviewers suggesting this restaurant is over-priced must either be from places with much lower cost of living, or not go out for meals often.

The food was very good, very fresh and the prices were very reasonable. We ordered oysters, scallops, shrimp cocktail, salads and key lime pie and were very happy with the food and bill.

3 stars for service only because one diner in our party did not receive a salad she ordered. The waiter apologized and adjusted the bill without any fuss.

We will definitely go back to this restaurant again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2015

Nice restaurant. Great menu variety. Something for everyone. Highly recommend for weekend brunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2014

A firm favorite for us, close to home and great for unpretentious dinner, two hungry kids and dad enjoyed great burgers, snappy and friendly service, whats not to like

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2014

Plenty of food, wonderful taste, great service. Nice neighborhood restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2014

Love this place. Great food and staff. The European waitress Taina is knowledgeable and very helpful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 25, 2014

went for the Saturday burger special. excellent blue cheese burger. and having the option of spinach instead of fries is a very nice touch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 25, 2014

Wonderful, thick, juicy, half-pound burgers, especially the portobello burger with mozzarella. Pretzel rolls are delicious. Burgers come with fries for $15, half price on Saturdays at lunch. Fruit or asparagus can be substituted for the fries for a small charge. Draft beers also are half price at lunchtime on Saturday.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2014

Excellent lunch specials and regular menu. I had quinoa salad with greens and beets. It was excellent. My friend had the chili and said it was delicious. I am definitely returning - soon. Server Dana was friendly and helpful with food selections.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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