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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service was great!!!!
Food ok

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was great! Oysters delicious! Manhattan excellent. Only drawback is that it was so good we ate too much!

SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Terrible waiter, Joe C. Did not bring us bread. Did not receive proper silver wear with oysters. All the tables around us were provided with this. Brought a completely different beer to the table after he asked if I’d like another drink.

I love old Ebbitt, but not our waiter.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve been to Old Ebbitt Grill for both the brunch, and dinner menu. The brunch was good, but dinner was excellent. The Oysters Rockefeller and Crab Cake were both delicious. I’ll definitely come back, especially when I have visitors in town and we are spending a day on the National Mall.

C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Ambiance is nice, food was good but our waiter was very rude.

I
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Highly recommend this restaurant.

MJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful DC establishment with fantastic service. For American pub fare, it's very good. My kids LOVE it!

BO
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Highly recommend.

JS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, and Jordan was a super outstanding server!

KM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful representation of fine dining with a historic flare. Knowledgeable staff. Great experience.

KR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food and service were good. Old Ebbitts has a lot of character; dark wood paneling, paintings, etched glass, etc. My complaint is the sardine packing of patrons. Our table was about a foot from the party on our right and a foot from the party on the left. Maybe packing patrons in is the norm for popular restaurants in the middle of a city. But we would have preferred a little more space.

S
New England
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Washington ( albeit in a 3rd location) but near White House. Classic old style atmosphere and energetic does not rise to the level of energy one finds there. Known for crabcakes and with good reason. If you like crabcakes, get the double. Highly recommend.

DD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and customer service was outstanding, loved the vibe in the restaurant

B
Houston
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Old Ebbitt is outstanding! The cannelloni

G
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Crab cakes not as good As in the past. Too much breading. Oysters great!

l
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, waiter Mo was extra nice to us and chef remembered that we come every January and what we like. A wonderful lunch!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Reservation honored on time. Old Ebbit Grill doesn’t disappoint

MP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service from the time we sat down. Atmosphere superb, value even better. Could have better lighting at table to see menu.

m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cakes were devine as usual! Great food and service coupled with great friends! What can top that?!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My wife and I had just driven 10 hours to get to Washington DC. I have been to Old Ebbitt before, but my with had not. Our dining experience was just what we needed to relax. The filet mignon melts in your mouth and the salmon with sautéed spinach was to die for! Delicious food, friendly atmosphere, and walking distance from our hotel.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service

WW
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a business lunch at Old Ebbitt today. Chris, the manager, was most helpful in getting us a reasonably quiet table on a very busy holiday where the restaurant was quite busy. Service was excellent, professional and friendly. The food was terrific as usual and well priced. Always a pleasure to visit the Ebbitt!

CM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always. Always love the service and the food. The raw Oysters are incomparable to anywhere else in DC.

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very cool atmosphere. Came for restaurant week and the food was good. I would go back.

AW
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother and I had an incredible restaurant experience! Service was above and beyond. I wish I remember his name but he was 110%! Oyster were delicious and I love ambiance.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Restaurant week brunch menu was nice!

BQ
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We came to celebrate a birthday. Although we mentioned that fact to our server several times, when she brought the dessert there was no candle. It was our only disappointment. The drinks and food were great! Three of us ordered Classic Eggs Benedict and I ordered Benedict Florentine. Outstanding! Our server was very pleasant. The noise level allowed us to speak to each other without shouting. Would definitely return and recommend it to friends.

j
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always!

CL
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, very crowded and loud restaurant for a Sunday at 11 am.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic place. Staff is always attentive and pleasant love it every time we go. Brunch this time. Eggs were farm fresh. Shrimp and grits flavorful and creamy. Look forward to our next visit.

m
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good brunch menu with a variety of selections. Historic location- if the walls could talk

FE
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Old Ebbitt is one of the classic DC restaurants. Never disappoints!

BS
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Brunch for Winter 2020 Restaurant Week. It was everything that everyone says about and so much more. The service was great and so was the food. Restaurant Week allows you to go to places you wouldn't normally go to so we always try and take advantage of that. Our goal is always to find places that we'd like to return to again. This is one of those places. It was my wife's favorite stop ( we went to 6 new places) this year.

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two visits in two days with Mauricio as our server. Outstanding! Mauricio made excellent suggestions — the servers KNOW their offerings and they guide you where you want to be with your choices! I never visit DC without having lunch or dinner there! Thank again for the memorable dining experiences Mauricio!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Was very good

EH
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Also love stopping in to eat at Old Ebbitt Grill. A classic.

s
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husbands birthday! Celebrated with friends. Traveled about 130 miles just for a meal here!!

KR
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Ebbitt Grill is always our top gathering spot when we are in DC.... Amazing location, decent prices, delicious food, and wonderful atmosphere, highly recommend to anyone in the area.

CG
London
21 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rainy day in DC. Open Table to rescue as said 1 45 wait and found table in 15 minutes. So lucky and the best you food service and ambiance in DC. Always special here A I con worth what ever wait

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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