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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RT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in DC + great service! Keep up the great work.

LM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my fiances birthday and we had wonderful time. The crab cakes were absolutely delicious! Our server was amazing and we were truly impressed! I highly recommend Old Ebbitt Grill. Great food, outstanding service and good drinks!

PW
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. I do miss the huevos rancheros for brunch but their shepherd's pie was an excellent substitute! Service is always so good.

KT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely dinner with my husband here on a short weekend visit to DC.

J
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Our server was wonderful - thank you!!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

CV
Cincinnati
123 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A wide variety of menu selections creatively concocted. The oyster stew was amazing and not to be missed.

A
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is wonderful and the food was out of this world.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to place when visiting DC. In the center of everything. Great menu and reasonable prices.

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food, great ambiance and energy.

JT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly outstanding dining experience with fantastic food coupled with superior service!

MB
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing. Location was good. Service was good too, but server could have been a little friendlier. Food is pricey. Atmosphere was wonderful.

D
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive and made lunch suggestions. The food was great as always.

DF
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday and it was wonderful. The service was great and everyone enjoyed themselves.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation: on Spring Break

TH
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Beautiful setting! Must eat when in DC

JC
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Ebbitt Grill is a must if visiting Washington, DC. A historic building with elegant atmosphere and great food!

AS
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation dinner. Great spot

AB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A DC favorite! The atmosphere is energetic and the food is outstanding.

JP
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

I dine at Old Ebbitt weekly, it is one of my favorites. In fact I am scheduled to have lunch there again tomorrow but thinking of changing venue. Food was "meh," I was seated in the back back room, and the waiter messed up my order.

LA
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff was amazingly helpful. We will DEFINITELY go back next time we're in DC.

J
Orlando
35 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexis was a great server..we all enjoyed the cuisine

DH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant; great atmosphere.

S
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our time at Old Ebbitt Grill., We ate at a lot of places on our trip to Washington, but the Grill had the absolute best service of all. The food was exceptional; I had the meatloaf and my friend had the crab. But most of all the care that our server took of us made our evening great.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and wonderful service. We enjoyed our meal very much!

OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall experience was great, a little noisy but the food and service were wonderful.

UU
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always a good go to- awesome food and service!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent well-timed service!

MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Old Ebbit's is a classic and has been good every time I've been there (which is many over the years.) It was packed but service was still excellent. Definitely will remain one of our regular spots.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a longer wait than expected since we had reservations, but it’s such a great place we’ll come back whenever we’re in DC.

DF
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Old Ebbitt Grill never disappoints! As always, service was efficient — all food and drinks arrived spaced as expected, never felt rushed by the highly attentive wait staff. Food was outstanding — between the four of us we had a variety of appetizers (oysters/calamari/crab & artichoke dip) followed absolutely fantastic crab cakes! Desserts were also exceptional (flourless chocolate torte was our collective favorite). Last comment: while they do a nice job of accommodating walk-in’s, advance reservations highly recommended.

DS
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered cocktails, seafood tower and desert were delicious.

GP
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was just the right mix of attentiveness without making us feel rushed. The happy hour raw bar prices were extremely reasonable! We’ll be back for more after the craziness that is going on. Very noisy and crowded for a Sunday mid-afternoon.

CJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't think you'll ever receive a bad review from me about Old Ebbitt Grill. This is my absolute favorite restaurant. The freshest and most delicious oysters I've had on the east coast. I go often but wouldn't mind going more.

KB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The waitress​ was rude, food was subpar, ambiance was dated

SL
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a good place to eat. Over 50.00 for brunch was a bit much but I expected it. Good was good with great flavor. My only issue was that the chicken wings were very tiny.

E
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was fantastic as always. Service was a bit inattentive and slow, but otherwise our visit was great.

DF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

This was one of the most basic, bland, boring, uncreative meals I have eaten in a long time. I cannot understand the hype and all of the good reviews. It must be because of the liquor because the food was unmemorable. Will never be going back, there are way better restaurants in DC that are actually worth it. This place serves diner food.

GS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal, lively environment, lovely decor. Always fun to dine at the OEG!

JT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine restaurant.... Enjoyed every minute of it will certainly be going back

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