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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Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
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Comfort Food (4)
Cozy (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Authentic (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Live Sports (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My husband and I went out with two friends (another couple) on Sat night. I asked for booth/window seating, so we were placed in the bar area. Unfortunately, around 6-8 p.m. it was still "happy hour" mode and it was pretty loud. We stayed through b/c the seating was comfy and we didn't want to move. Everyone enjoyed their entree but me. I was so excited for the chicken marsala. The chicken was very thin and the taste in the marsala sauce...non existent. My husband loved his filet though. Recommendations: offer a cocktail menu, lower noise in bar after 7:30, and work on that marsala dish sauce a bit more. :)

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Appreciated being put in a quiet room (as requested) so we could talk without having to yell. The food was fresh and tasty. Vegetarians in group were pleased. All were satisfied with the experience.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2017

This is a mixed review. I enjoyed my chicken Marsala. My husband had ordered fajitas because it was Mexico night. He was used to a large tortilla on a heated plate with Avacado , sour cream and he was very disappointed.

We will try it again because it was a relaxing, comfortable and friendly place. Old style.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food at Hunter's Inn is generally pretty good. This was the first time I went for brunch and the food was really mediocre and overpriced. I will stick to lunch or dinner there in the future. Their burgers are the best around.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Service was not good. The room was noisy, a substitution from a veg to fruit was an extra charge;not told to us by waitor. We had to ask for bread and the kind we wanted they ran out of.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Always a wonderful evening. Great food and service

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Had a business meeting in private alcove. Great service and food was presented well and was good.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Naples)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Our group of 3 arrived on a day when there was a special dinner menu that included salad, entree, and glass of wine for a fixed price. This was a very nice "deal", and we all participated. The entree choices were also on the regular menu at a slightly higher cost for one item without the other two, so we had very good value meals! The person who delivered our salads got them wrong and we didn't realize it until after a few bites so just kept them, but other than that, the meals were fine. I had hoped to use an Open Table reward credit, but, though it appeared that Hunter's Inn was a participant in this program, the management did not honor it. It used to be easy to use an Open Table reward, but I have had trouble on several occasions now with this new program.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great Brunch. Only on Sun. Eggs Benedict, best in town. Generous portion. Also, very good Sat. lunch. Half price Burgers , beer and some other drinks.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 5, 2017

It is a great gathering place with good food and drinks. Excellent Cosmos! Fun place to go with friends. The bar area is nice for hanging out with a group. Nice ambiance.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 3, 2017

I had a wonderful meal due to good food and a wonderful server. My whole party ordered the roast chicken and we all agreed how delicious it was. The raisin bread was a perfect enhancement to our cocktails We had a birthday girl with us and she got a free dessert with a candle.The night we were there wasn't crowded so we enjoyed having great conversations without having to shout and could hear only our own voices.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 29, 2017

While visiting on a Saturday night, the service was clumsy (we asked for a few additional items like mayo that never arrived, the server was working quickly among several tables), the food seemed mostly frozen and reheated vs fresh (burger and chicken kebab on rice pilaf), and we needed to speak in raised voices despite the restaurant not being crowded. It also felt like it needs a good scrub - the menus felt greasy, the carpet had crumbs on it, the front door windows were smeared, etc. I'm sure it was once a good restaurant but needs a fresh eye, particularly given the prices.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Our waiter, Paris, provided great service and was very friendly and accommodating.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 18, 2017

They have good food, and the service is great. It is a nice place to meet for lunch.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Waiter was Wonderful.... However, the Hostess was Rude and Obnoxious! I have had the unfortunate experience of dealing with that old woman before. I suggest getting a much younger and cheerful person to do her job (Which could be just about anybody!) Will seriously consider other locations before this one in the future.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Excellent steak, amazing portion of excellent crab in the crab cocktail, and same with the scallops. Good value, especially for the location. The service was very attentive, helpful & friendly without being too much. Nice meal near home.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Had lunch w/ a friend and we each ordered a burger. Food was great and service friendly and prompt. Highly recommend you give it a try!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The restaurant was totally unprepared for the crowd on Valentine's Day. Took almost an hour after being seated to receive appetizers. Roast Beef was extremely overlooked and when we returned it we were told they had no other portions. Owner said why don't I get you a steak and then when the bill came they upcharged us for the steak they offered to get us. Waiter apologized many times for the terribly slow service. While we waited for our food did not even offer us bread or anything else to eat. Nice restaurant but may not return given the experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2017

on open table We booked a table for two and when we arrived we requested a booth in the bar area. The owner said because I booked with Open Table that I couldn't get a table in the bar area and would have to sit in the main dining room. He said to just call him if we wanted to request that area.
We eaten there for years. How could this very poor welcoming service be explained?

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2017

The four of us were very pleased with our brunch, especially the eggs benedict.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2017

Good and reliable with nice variety for everyone. Had a post-new year's lunch with friends and family and it was just right. It's not a mind blowing gastro experience but very nice mix for everyone. Had salads, burgers, Reubens and everyone left happy and satisfied. They nicely put our bigger group in a more private area without asking. Good attentive service without being too much. Well done today!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The Hunter's Inn is a gem in the Potomac neighborhood. The food is always good, and the ambiance quite pleasant. It is open all hours which I like as I often want to eat early or late.

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Nice menu selection. Best french fries!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2016

I come here several times a year to meet up with friends for lunch. the food is always consistently good and very reasonable. We got a delicous piece of chocolate fudge cake for my friend's birthday last weekend! Waitperson very nice.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Very nice, good food, something for everybody. But a lime in my Bud Light? Come on! :)

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2016

We always enjoy dining here. Nice ambiance, friendly staff and good food.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour
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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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 (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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 (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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