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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

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food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

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Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good for Groups (6)
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Special Occasion (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Cozy (6)
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Casual (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Business Meals (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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2014

I like the atmosphere and helpful staff. The lunch specials are often delicious and wish I could try more than one. They do a nice job serving fresh quality food and generous portions. While dinners are very good - my favorite is the lunch menu. Excellent choices. I can't wait to return again for weekday lunch. Great atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2014

Half-Price Burgers & Margaritas or Bloody Marys is a great Sat. aft. deal; the burgers, fries and onion rings are quite good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 18, 2014

I frequent the Hunter's Inn because the food is good, the service is excellent and friendly, and the price, while not cheap is moderate. It is well worth what it costs to dine there in comfort of a local restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 12, 2014

great place for kids after soccer, great burgers , nice people

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2014

Waiters were trying to rush us through dinner. We wanted to linger and eventually did. Food was good but nothing special. It is a good neighborhood restaurant that I believe is better for lunch, than dinner. Cordial staff and friendly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2014

great unpretentious food well served, great american fare

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2014

great unpretentious neighborhood eatery, good burgers and pasta , good service, not expensive

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 30, 2014

My recent dinner experience at Hunter's Inn was disappointing. My husband and I sat in a booth facing our friends. At the booth behind us, the waiter spilled a Martini, which shattered and spilled all over the back of the booth and on my friend's silk jacket, hair and face. While the waiter gave a quick apology, no effort was made to ensure that my friend was OK, or to compensate her for the cleaning bill until she asked. Also, the restaurant failed to take anything off the check or to offer us a coupon as an incentive to return. I will not be returning anytime soon.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 18, 2014

needed a quick bite for family after a swim meet, good wholesome US menue, good food quick service not expensive, ticked all the boxes for that evenings needs

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 16, 2014

Great service. Wonderful food. Very comfortable and quiet. Cozy. Very attentive staff.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 13, 2014

Great restaurant, Friendly ambiance and staff. Nice Bar. Quality of food is wonderful also. Nice for group presentations too.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 23, 2014

Three people at our table of four had three different Italian Night entrees and they were all very enjoyable.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2014

I like their old menu better. A wider variety of lunch options would have been appreciated.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 14, 2014

Good and many times great food with excellent service and a great martini, gin of course, this is the place

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2014

What does a restaurant do when one of its regulars at the bar has a few too many and starts talking so loud to no one in particular that guests 30 feet away have to speak in raised voices to each other just to be heard? Apparently nothing! They let him drink until he is done, even though no one sitting near him remains; when he left, he couldn't walk straight. They need to do a better job. Of course, at a bar people drink, and often they get somewhat louder, but when it goes to extreme excess at a place where the patrons like to engage in real conversation as much as just watch TV sports, it just doesn't work. I usually like Hunters because of its ambiance, but if this happens again and again, I won't be back. Surely, there must be a way.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 28, 2014

I like Happy Hour in the bar! The portions are just right for a light dinner. The thin-crust pizza is great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 17, 2014

A wonderful eating experience, fine food, fine service and gracious hosts

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2014

The service at Hunter's Inn was really good. The waiters were really friendly and cordial. They were quick to strike up conversation with us and keep it going as well. They were always around as well, asking if we needed anything and it was not just one person that asked, multiple waiters were always around our table. We had the chicken marsala with pasta and fries. It was pretty good and food was very fresh. The scene was not very diverse though, with everyone there (and I mean everyone) being white except for us. It felt kind of weird but I'm not from there so that might have been the norm. The courteous staff made everything feel homey though so not much to complain about. I'd go back if I were ever in the area again.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 16, 2014

I had a delicious trout dinner. Food seems much better than when I was last there a year ago or so.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 11, 2014

Hunter's Inn provides a rare dining experience with excellent food, mature and accommodating waiters, and an old world charm and ambience that is difficult to find. Waite, Mr. Chuta, is the exemplar of service.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 11, 2014

Brunch was good, but too expensive @ $34.00. At that price and quality of food the mimosas should be included. I did not know I was being charged for the mimosas until the bill came. They are $10.00. Breakfast part of Buffett excellent. The rest was fair in quality. Will not come back for brunch, maybe lunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 10, 2014

My husband and I have been meaning to try Hunter's Inn ever since we first passed it on the road. It sounded like a nice, standard American fare restaurant. We were, however, disappointed with our meal there. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't anything to get excited about or, even, to give us a reason to want to come back. I just think there are too many good restaurants in the DC Metro area to return to one that is just okay.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 30, 2014

Happy hour is fun with good food and a great atmosphere in the bar.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2014

I dine with family and friends often at Hunter's Inn, and am always very pleased, both for lunch, brunch and dinner. While this most recent experience had one problem, it actually reinforced the excellence of the staff. There was a very loud, obnoxious group of 4 people at another table who were disturbing everyone else in the dining room, including my group of friends. We asked the owner to help us, and he made sure in a low-key way to get the people to quiet down.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 13, 2014

Nice to discover there still are a few traditional restaurants among all the trendy and ethnic spots. Hunter's Inn was a pleasant surprise for a recent Sunday lunch. A large menu with plenty of tempting choices. Our group found all our selections to be excellent: a superbly done crab cake sandwich, BBQ sandwich, chili, with delicious onion straws to start. Desserts likewise all delicious -- and generous. Service was attentive, the place attractive, and conversation easy. A great find!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 10, 2014

Personable staff and fine food. Great martinis.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 8, 2014

A good, quiet place for a work lunch with very decent prices, service and food.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 8, 2014

Wonderful food and excellent service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 21, 2014

While the food was good although over priced and the service started out great, but when our server went home the replacement ignored us unless we hailed him, and so-so wine was overpriced, the dining experience was not bad. Would we return? No. Finally, the restrooms were a mess and were out of both toilet paper and hand towels.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 15, 2014

It was as advertised - like "Cheers" bar in Potomac. The food was pretty good and the service was excellent. I'd go back, but maybe prefer the bar, which was a great find. Glad we found it and look forward to another visit!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 15, 2014

Good food and service in a comfortable setting.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2014

The Hunters Inn was a pleasant surprise of bar mixed with moderately elegant restaurant. Didn't know what to expect but pleasantly found the menu to include average priced burgers and such, but also included entrees for special occasions. The filet was absolutely delicious! I recommend this for anyone looking for a nice bite on a Tuesday night or a special date night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Our starters were excellent, but entrees were not the best. Service was very good and my entree was exchanged for something different.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2014

The Hunter is has family feel from long ago. We did order appetizers, the crab cocktail and the caprese salad, both good but ordinary. Since it was Valentines Day, they had some specials but nothing again nothing out of the ordinary. We ordered the Sea bass which was just ordinary and the portion rather small for the price. The server was very pleasant and they accommodated a few dietary needs. In conclusion the food was over priced for just ordinary food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2014

We went for Valentines Day. The food came out quickly. We had ribs and chicken Marsala. I've had better but I've certainly had worse. Unfortunately, the service was terrible once served. The waiter didn't check on us and made a big mistake on the bill. We've been many times and had great experiences so I hope this was just a fluke.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2014

As always, Hunters Inn is a wonderful spot to enjoy a meal with friends and family. From the first time we stopped in we were made to feel as though we'd been coming there for years. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and a bit playful while simultaneously providing excellent service. The weekly specials - from half price burgers to half price bottles of wine can also make Hunters Inn a real bargain.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2013

Great place for brunch, lunch or dinner. Very accommodating and always a warm welcome. We always come back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2013

Every year my husband and I take our grandson to buy our Christmas tree and then go to dinner at Hunter's Inn, It's very special to us and next year our granddaughter will be old enough to join us. It's our yearly tradition. We also enjoy there food during the year. Thank you for making it a fun memory.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 13, 2013

Great atmosphere, diligent service, very tasty food and always a neighborly greeting

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2013

Hunter's Inn used to be a reliable source of decent food and drink. My recent experience was anything but that. While the dining room and service were both quite nice, the quality of the food was very disappointing. My table had a number of different entree and side options. Sadly none were tasty and the beef options were charred to the point of being inedible. The baked potato was the size of a golf ball and had clearly been sitting around for a long time as the contents were mealy and separated from the skin. Another member of my party had sliders that were similarly skimpy in size and cooked dry. Although it's a great location, I cannot recommend Hunter's Inn for anything more than a cocktail.

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