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Old Ebbitt Grill

4.7
23653 Reviews
$30 and under
American

NOW OPEN: Indoor dining, Carryout - Delivery and Pickup

Mask Usage
We know it is no fun to wear a mask while enjoying a night out, but our staff's safety is no laughing matter.
We require all guests to wear a mask while moving about the restaurant, and when speaking to Clyde's employees.
Masks have been a hot topic, with passionate views on all sides. With our team and their families' health at stake, we must err on the side of caution. We hope you will understand and look forward to the day, hopefully soon, when we can all throw our masks in the trash.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 23653 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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kelolo
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The lobster tail was overcooked and inedible the fries were delicious but extremely salty. However the brown butter chocolate chip cookies were AMAZING!

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CatherineH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ended up eating here twice during our state in DC.

The service at this establishment is truly unmatched. I will be dreaming off their food and brown butter cookies until I can return again. Thank you for your hospitals and kindness. We truly enjoyed our experience at the Old Ebbitt Grill

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vipBigdaddy
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my favorite stops!

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AmyJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The area where they’ve expanded out to help accommodate diners is still nice and quiet. Felt like a normal extension of the dinning room. Food was great. Great, friendly, service.

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xparxy
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid rendering of American East Coast upscale-but-classic fare. Compare with McCormick & Schmick's. Broad enough menu to satisfy even the pickiest kids with plenty of choices for everyone else. We found everything we ordered well rendered by the kitchen, and the front-house staff was excellent. Nifty gee-gaws make the space visually compelling with busy-but-handling-it-just-fine ambiance. Recommended.

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SabB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love to eat here when I visit DC. I finally had the brunch and it was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievably delicious, clean and beautiful. Nice dim surroundings, 5 star good, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The inside of this restaurant is so cute but because of Covid they’ve limited the seating in the restaurant and put tables in the office lobby. Not the same feel. Make sure to ask to be in the main restaurant if you’re worried about ambience

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Steph
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place near downtown with an excellent selection of food for all along with dessert and beverages. I would definitely recommend the Lobster Shepard's Pie!

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vipMselflea
Raleigh
48 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In our opinion a "must stop" on the DC circuit...make sure you order a martini, if for no other reason than to watch with amazement as your server pours it right up to the brim, perfectly, every time...

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It is exciting to dine in an historical restaurant. Service was fantastic. Food was really good but not outstanding for the price. Ambience is wonderful. Very clean.

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KodyKP24
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food here is really good, service is on point. Happy hour is good deal for oyster lover, fresh and tasty.

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vipRichardC
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. May go back tonight before we leave tomorrow morning.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience1

They placed us out of the restaurant in a hot lobby that didn’t have air conditioning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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vipEricL
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very friendly and efficient while the food was excellent and timely

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Paul
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and services in a beautiful atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great service and food while visiting DC

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vipProDiner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ambience amazing, location amazing, staff really amazing, corned beef sandwich and burger A+.... their lobster and apple crumble dessert is pure garbage. Their steak frites is like a goodyear tire, the filet mignon was good. Their menu said broccolini for the filet but i got peas. Apple pie was water soup. Really bad. Oysters Rockafeller tasted good but it was all swimming in water, barely any spinach or cheese. Better as a lunch spot than a dinner spot. And amazing old fashioned drinks. Drinks and lunch for sure. Staff is the KINDEST group of people ever.

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vipUnderwhelmed
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly enjoyable.

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Family3
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally perfect! I can’t remember my servers name but he was amazing! Will be going back again! I think we found our spot!

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TaraM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Crab Cake dinner was delicious as well as the oysters. We had our children with us and there was slim choices for them to eat and for a "special" drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We started with the spinach artichoke dip and clam chowder. The dip was pretty good, but the clam chowder lacked clams. It was basically a very thick potato soup. I had the crab cakes, which our waitress stated they are known for. Unfortunately, I wasn’t impressed. I’ve had better elsewhere. My husband had the fries frites. The steak was cooked as he asked, but it was still ok. The best part of both of our meals were the hot French Fries. Basically I paid $110 for hot fries! 🤦🏽‍♀️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Not a bad experience. The food was good. Nothing special. It was lunch time so we all ordered sandwiches. I’m sure if we come back for dinner and order something more substantial the experience will different. Our server was kind but, we wanted to try this restaurant for an experience. It just didn’t add up to the hype.

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AngeliaK
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner in this historic charm gem!! We will so be visiting again

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JustinM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A beautiful historic building just a block from the White House. Professional wait staff and excellent food. The weekend brunch is a highlight.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service from Jenny, and the food was great as usual

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AMom
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Had reservations but was seated in a very different ambience. Noise loud due to echos. Not very relaxing.

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KevinH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ambience was spectacular. Food was good but nothing to rave about. Not enough sauce on the trout. Lobster shepherds pie was just ok. My meatloaf was excellent! Our waitress was very very good but despite my noting on the reservation that it was my wife's 60th birthday and also reminding the waitress about this, she didn't offer or provide any type of celebratory dessert, such as a a simple cupcake with a candle or something like that. Not a huge thing but a little disappointing.

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vipKeitheats
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I grew up in DC and went with my parents to Ebbits Grill.
We live now on Cape Cod and visited Washington for a number of days. Always loved The Ebbits grill.
Everything about it is perfection.

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Darius
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time. The ambience was greatly for a quick lunch gathering

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Old Ebbitt was an excellent recommendation for a casual dinner in the city with our two young daughters. Really great service, food was good and prepared well, drinks were well executed. One critique....our oyster selection was not indicated upon table placement and runner needed to go back to kitchen to get information. It didn’t seem like he was even prepared to give that information which is always given when multiple selection of oysters are ordered. I wouldn’t let that minor detail detour us from going back. George & Amal was delicious drink!

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vipCVGJetGuy
Cincinnati
130 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thoughtfully seasonable menu. Management handled an issue during dining fairly well.

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TomS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Ebbit Grill has been a great place to dine for me and my family for decades Great food, service, and ambience — it will take more than a pandemic to make this DC restaurant stumble.

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vipPauly
Orlando
38 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great? Service a little slow, waited a while for drinks. One of my favorite restaurants in DC.

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BrantC
18 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was our fourth visit to Old Ebbit and it was wonderful! The ambiance is very nice, the food is delicious and the OYSTERS are mouthwatering !! Definitely we will come back next time we are in DC.

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Carla
Orlando
10 reviews