Mackie's Bar and Grill

3.9
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$30 and under
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American
For true connoisseurs of good food, good friends and the perfect game - Mackie’s is where you’ll find all three at their uncomplicated best. The joy of a melt-in-your-mouth, dry aged burger or steak, the fun of dinner in a friend’s house, the thrill of something really great, done right – it’s what we’re all about, and it’s what we recreate with every meal we serve, every cold beer we pour, and every guest we welcome.
Mackie’s is an official Green Bay Packers bar. All Packers games are shown with sound!
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
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4.1
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3.6
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3.8
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They went above and beyond! I planned a surprise lunch for my friend and had mentioned that in my reservation. I put in a special note asking if they could write a birthday message on their creme brulee. It’s not something they normally do but came out with it anyway! The level of service from the hostess, server and manager was above what I’ve experienced anywhere and am fully grateful to them for their help.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was mediocre. The service was slow. With so many options on King Street, this isn’t a place I’d go to again.

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LatimaP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice small intimate atmosphere . Food was good. Would recommend for couples .

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the super bowl and had a blast!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a great whiskey selection but the dry burger and the filet mignon were delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Went to celebrate a friend’s birthday during restaurant week. Multiple items on the special menu were not available. The service was very poor despite us being the only table in the dining room. Had to remind waitress to pick up our drink order from bar, server had very limited knowledge of menu. Food was excellent (what they had left).

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vipmaureenh
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Basically food was tasteless and underwhelming.
After splurging on the filet mignon we were so disappointed. Caesar salad also bland.

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vipSkiing
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Good food and location. Great service at the bar, not quite the same in restaurant.

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G8T0R
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

First off, it's a Green Bay Packer bar, which was great to see in the area! My wife and I had their dry-aged burger and it was okay, in my opinion. Thankfully it was half off on Monday's as full price would have warranted a lower rating. Opinions are subjective but to me, it wasn't as flavorful as I would have hoped and smaller than I expected for the price. Make sure to catch the happy hour as it definitely helps with the check. Their Mackie's Red Ale was just a Leinenkugel, at leas that's what I had overheard the waitress telling the table next to me. Kinda disappointed they didn't brew there own. Atmosphere was great however if you're seated near the front door, cigarette smoke tends to make its way in and detracts from the experience for sure. Service was good and accommodating, never had to wait for anything and everyone there was very attentive. All in all a good spot for beer, sports, and hanging out!

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gudluckgrl
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went for a dinner meal with family from out of town-- burgers were delicious, Monday night 1/2 price special was pleasant surprise-- nothing fancy, which was perfect, and well suited to just grab some good food and drinks and do some catching up-- would go again.

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vipRosita
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Just a bar with food. Nothing spectacular. Limited choices on food and drinks. Great service. Appearance of the place was typical of a bar.

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vipSusanrr
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Based on its claim to be a good steak house we ordered steak. The sirloin and hanger steak. Neither one was edible. I am not kidding.

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DianeB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was very good. Maybe not surprising but it felt like more of a bar than a restaurant; few diners on a Tuesday night. Server didn’t check on us after the arrived so no drink refills. Great for a casual meal, but wouldn’t suggest to celebrate anything special.

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vipDAFCP
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Just ok restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Overall experience was very good. The only problem was the ladies bathroom was absolutely disgusting. Tried to use it right when we got there. We mentioned this to a server and when we left it still had not been taken care of.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went there for my birthday as noted on our reservation. No acknowledgement of the occasion. Service was very slow to the point that I wasn’t sure who our sever was as different people stopped by. Our order went in shortly after the table next to us. When they received their food the staff was all apologetic about the wait and offered a free desert. Ours came out later without a word. Food was just okay, probably won’t t be back as there are many other choices in the area.

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vipnickv
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

It struggle to decide if it’s a bar/saloon/dive or a steakhouse. The food was average at best. If you’re coming here for a steak dinner, you’ll have better luck somewhere else. The place was empty when we were there, and that was our first indicator.

I had a steak which wasn’t too terrible but my lobster bisque wasn’t warm at all and neither was my watered down mashed potatoes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Went for brunch and we were disappointed with the quality of the food. There weren’t many people in there and now we know why.

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Foxman
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner. Excellently prepared and delicious. Very good service.

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MaryS
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. We were able to visit with relatives who were in tow. And never felt rushed. Food was excellent.

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JenW
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been given a certificate to Mackey’s as a wedding gift. Not knowing what to expect we headed in to enjoy the free meal. I made reservations online and we were promptly taken care of at the door. Our server was excellent—he clearly had experience likely in a higher-end setting but was very good at being the perfect amount of pleasant and competent for this restaurant. And that’s not a slam, we expected less from a “sports bar” but were pleased that it was a solid notch better. The steaks were fantastic, perfectly prepared, and I will 100% be back for some of the gnocchi side dish!!

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vipDawn
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

They are new and having some growing pains (Friday night at 630 they were already out of certain dishes and ingredients for others). But the food we ate was delicious. Some things incredibly so. the management is lovely and I will be back. Looking forward to watching Mackies blossom into a popular local eatery with more people in the dining room than the bar. Although I loved having the dining room just for my group. I never write reviews but this is going to be a winner of a restaurant. Big favorites were the mixed olives -which were in a marinade that was amazing. Wings of various types, the 12 oz hanger steak for my husband and the 6 oz for my son. Salads and the key lime pot. And the gorgeous crab cake sandwitch. Yum.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We chose this restaurant from reviewing Yelp and found it to be just as described. The good was good and the service was fine. It is rather small and nondescript as atmosphere goes but a good value. Would return again.

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Steph
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was really good, and the staff was friendly and accommodating for our business lunch!

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Candybar
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was good, the ft restaurant was nice and cozy and the food was delish!

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MarkG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I came in for lunch on Valentine's Day, and was seated promptly in the dining room. The staff were very professional, prompt, courteous, and attentive without being overbearing. I ordered the dry-aged burger (medium rare) with fries - it came out in a timely manor, and let me tell you that it was probably the best burger that I've ever had. The meat is so tasty and it was cooked to perfection, served in a brioche bun and comes with aged cheddar and sautéed mushrooms. DELISH! Also of note, the fries are boardwalk style and a perfect match to the burger. I left feeling full and satisfied after a great dining experience. Would definitely recommend, and I'll definitely be back.

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vipJazz
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Smallish Salad with overcooked grilled chicken;


Burger still tops

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We have been to Mackie’s many times and have always enjoyed it - great American food with a few fun twists on the menu. We ended up here during restaurant week and honestly it was a little disappointing. Food took well over an hour getting out and one person in our group didn’t get the restaurant week menu, so he ended up waiting a very long time for a steak sandwich (however it did look quite delicious). Steak on the restaurant week menu was well seasoned, but pretty tough (even at medium temperature) - have gotten a great steak here several times before, so it may have just been the cut. The key lime pie was a hit as always. We will be back, but probably just for the regular menu when they are less slammed.

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AmandaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Waited for almost 30 minutes after being seated and no one stopped by. Understand it was a busy night but don’t book a reservation if you can’t even check in on a table to let them know you’re busy. To add insult to injury, the surrounding tables were helped multiple times.

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vipAuggieFirstTime
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the House Tempranillo. Had a great filet and gnocchi. BF had the sirloin. Also good, but not as good as the filet. Both cooked exactly how I liked. His mashed potatoes were great too. Our waiter was a nice guy.

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vipLacey
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Service was terrible. They forgot our drink orders and messed up our food orders. Some of our parties food came out and the others had to wait 30 minutes. I would not come here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My companion and I got the shrimp and bacon appetizer, the mozzarella and tomato salad, filet mignon, rib eye, and red and white sangrias.
Everything was delicious and the service was attentive and friendly.

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vipoldtown27
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Flies everywhere, made the experience unpleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Terrible. High end Steak House prices, low end Steak House quality and service.

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vipdriver
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The bacon was very over cooked on the wedge salad. The steak was prepared very raw just the way I ordered it!

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viptinkin3
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Color me unimpressed. The service was good but the food was just ok. My partner order the steak, and was pleased, but my meal was not as good. The Caesar salad had way too much garlic (and I'm a garlic lover!) I ordered the salmon with pecan crust and herb butter. When it came out, the herb butter was a frozen lump on top of the salmon, so never really melted. The server offered to take it take it back to the kitchen and put it in the oven for a few minutes. But, since i had ordered the salmon cooked medium and it came out well done, I opted to not bother with that because I didn't want the fish to dry out. The pecans were almost not noticed because there was just a sprinkling on the crust. The fish tasted good, but I was little let down by the entire presentation. Additionally, the dish came out with both mashed potatoes and rice. Two starch sides? Overall, it wasn't awful, but I probably won't be back.

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vipSusanB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place and lots of options

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JaneR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner there Sunday night. A very warm, friendly place with great food and wine. The owner was very nice, local to Alexandria. The server was great. We had steaks, they were great!

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John
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience4

They have a great reputation, but something is not right at Mackies. Appetizers were mundane at best... Shrimp, hummus. My salad came out with mold covered, and I mean COVERED tomatos. They took the steak off my bill. Still ate the steak, I know, gross, and spent the night puking. Our service was decent. Has the restaurant changed ownership recently? All of my colleagues thought the meal was average, at best. Maybe the bar is great but the restaurant isn't? Be carefull at Mackies restaurant.

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MeghanF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Came for brunch with the parents and some friends and both had a great time, everyone was satisfied with their meal and had good brunch cocktails for a good price! Would definitely recommend for brunch.

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