Old Ebbitt Grill

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$30 and under
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American
Established in 1856, Old Ebbitt Grill is the oldest dining saloon in Washington, DC. Across from the White House, Old Ebbitt serves American Cuisine, and offers the largest selection of oysters in DC. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining, and Saturday and Sunday Brunch. Casual dining with service to locals and visitors alike.
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CR
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service.

CM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going here for years as I go in and out of DC. I have never had a bad experience!! Highly recommend it!

BB
Miami
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Need coat room to store rolling bags

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great experience. Even though it was busy, everyone was very attentive and the food came out very quickly.

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Bar and bar tender was excellent. That atmosphere was almost our favorite part.

Table selection was good- thanks. Server was also very good and food was quite good. Wine selection was off a bit and the one we got was decent, but I expected a tad better for price. Coffee tasted burned and server was prompt to offer another cup and it was not his fault. I think that was a kitchen overview mistake . In any event glad to treat my wife to dinner there and we enjoyed ourselves .

c
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was 10 minutes late for my reservation but no problem at all! Great food and service all around.

DL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were taken care of as soon as we entered the restaurant. They had our reservation and the table was ready. They took our order in a timely manner and the food was delivered promptly and correct. The food was very good and the staff were friendly. We would go back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Breakfast menu isn’t available on weekends which was very disappointing and limiting, especially to our kids.

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

Very good for a late night meal. Was very happy that it was open (after midnight). The service was wonderful. Wait staff gave us time to sit and enjoy the food and dining partner. The food was also very good. I would definitely return.

T
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So great went next day for lunch! Both days were excellent!

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

I love Ebbits. It’s my go-to for out of town guests and special occasions. Every meal I’ve had here has been fantastic quality. This time around we were unfortunately placed right next to a server station which was frenetic and distracting with people coming and going constantly. There should not be a table in this location!

OT
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dined at Ebbits when we were last in DC in 2000 . We were there for our Blue Ribbon school ceremony. Great memories so had to return. It did not disappoint.

RS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family gathering with student in DC

DL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best places in Dc. Historic,affordable,awesome food.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice place for dinner

NS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It had been 25 years since I was there last and it was still absolutely incredible!!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Waiter great! Ambiance great! Tables way too close together. Lobster came with lots of shell with no fork to take it out of shell. Lobster was rubbery. And no spoon for rolling pasta. A very messy dish! Would not order again. Meatloaf was good - would order again.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy hour is amazing-all oysters including the platter are half off! The orca platter is a steal and delicious. Two of us split it for dinner and it was the perfect amount of food for us. We didn't try any entrees, but the cocktails and especially mocktails were pricey but worth it to splurge. Jack was an informed and attentive server and with our reservation there was no wait. I can certainly see why this place has such a good reputation!

LV
Central Coast
49 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service

t
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Would appreciate more gluten free choices for lunch. Only had a couple options which wasn’t much. Thanks.

J
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice to go because it's a classic name and atmosphere. The food was good but it was very crowded and noisy at lunch. Very glad we had a reservation.

JL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well and specifically prepared food. Great staff and servers. Highly recommend always. This is a special place. Don't change anything.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Polished operation! Management and staff love working together to please dining guests.

m
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As usual the place was packed. Our waiter was outstanding and the service was prompt. Not sure how the kitchen does it.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service was spot on! Was able to have a nice conversation over dinner with an old friend. Food was delicious and our bill was less than expected! Love to bring guests from out of town here! Always so special!!

SR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, noisy as usual. To be expected.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service!

MM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jen was our server. She was very helpful with menu suggestions. Our daughter in law had a birthday and they brought her dessert with a candle. Food was delicious!! Atmosphere fantastic! Will go back next time we are in DC,

JL
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jack and Jay are great servers. Attentive, care your food.is prepared as ordered
Do not hurry you to e as t/ leave. Professional and friendly
All positive on all fronts.
Best on DC !!. tx

RF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and our waiter was excellent. The service and the food was outstanding and you cannot beat the location. Best pastrami sandwich I ever had.

NG
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing breakfast with phenomenal service. Incredibly gracious with out two younger children we had with us while visiting D.C.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great. Got us in early. Food was great

Z
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food, service and atmosphere

OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time while visiting D.C. it did not disappoint!

RA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Lots of energy and good food. We were told that this place was required for a first visit to DC and it didn't disappoint.

t
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Would never recommend:
Crab Benedict--Muffin so tough and hard, unable to cut
French Toast
Bacon-Greasy and undercooked
Sausage Patties

OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went in for brunch with a friend. Our meals were good and the red sangria was tasty!

PA
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food quality, ambience, and support staff were all spectacular. Our server was beyond friendly and attentive to every nuance of the dining experience. I felt lucky and privileged to dine at this historic restaurant especially on a Saturday night!

RA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old Ebbitt was fantastic as always. My wife and I went there on the night of our engagement and just went back for our one year anniversary. They had a glass of champagne waiting for us at the table and multiple members of staff came by to congratulate us.

C
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Alexis was amazing. Loved everything. The roasted cauliflower was delicious.

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