Old Ebbitt Grill

4.7
21944 reviews
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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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RD
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a great meal at Old Ebbitt Grill. The food was excellent and server, Gabi, provided excellent service. Definitely one of my favorite places.

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F
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was super attentive to our needs and made us feel very welcome. We will definitely be back again. Great value for the DC area.

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

What a wonderful historic place so close to the White House! This place has delicious food and great ambiance.

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J
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Very disappointing breakfast in the beautiful, historic restaurant. Mediocre good, uninspired menu, very slow service in an almost empty restaurant. No gourmet touches - packaged jelly, for. example. No better than a diner for 3x the price

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RD
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, amazing food, and server Gabri was awesome. Highly recommend this place.

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New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was great from the server to the food.

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DN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the historic setting; the food and service was excellent. Only drawback was the high noise level.

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CC
Ayrshire
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch her on Sunday 14 July.
Note that the brunch menu is the main menu but we got there just as the happy hour for oysters kicked in.

It was really busy and people turning up without reservations were being told anything from 30-90 minutes wait dependant in table size.

We had a very comfortable booth and the girl who served us (apologies, never got her name) was absolutely brilliant. Polite, friendly and informative. Couldn’t fault her at all, real credit to the business.

Food was excelllent, oysters wonderful, steak salad excellent wine list very extensive and not crazy money either.

100% recommended if in DC and you must book!

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JS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service. Definitely reserve a table.

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M
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brunch was delicious and service very attentive. Good children’s menu. We go here every time we are in DC, and will be back next visit, too!

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AH
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We went for brunch. About as expected. Food was pretty good. Chicken and waffles very good. Granola/fruit/yogurt not more than Kellogg’s. But we chose the restaurant for the setting not the food. So no real complaints. Would be a great happy hour I imagine.

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SM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always friendly service and accommodating hosts. A great place to cool down after being outside.

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Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must visit DC haunt. Oysters are local to the East Coast and very fresh! Beer is cold.

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B
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

This is not the same since acquired by Clyde’s. Couldn’t believe the oysters were not from Maryland.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

While I recommend Old Ebbitt Grill for the experience, the food was fine not outstanding. Go for the ambiance and history and chance to see interesting people in government and politics.

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

Great food as usual. Clam chowder is excellent. Service was exceptional.

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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I decided to try this spot out since we’ve been in the area for months. Additionally, we have been to Clyde’s a bunch and heard about their affiliation. We had Trey as a server and he was spot-on.

The blackened shrimp and grits was a hit with me, and my wife loved the brioche French toast. The fried calamari starter was well seasoned and prepared.

I enjoyed the fried oyster soup, but would have preferred a bit more heat or spice.

We will be back in the near future with family.

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TK
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner. Our waiter was The Bomb.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was excellent with thoughtful “comps” for our sons 21st birthday. We all felt special! He was friendly and joyful. The staff is always helpful and grateful for our visit. We feel it.

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EG
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great meal. Restaurant was a bit loud. Our waitress was hysterical - Jessica. Great help
To choose menu items.

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T
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and service was great. I have no complaints. The only reason I chose to rate the overall as 4 instead of a 5 is it is quite pricey.

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacation birthday

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

The waiter was so nice and helpful We had a great time! Thank you

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

A splendid place to have lunch. Service is always superb.

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SD
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location. Try the Irish Old fashion and shrimp & grits! Oysters half off before 6pm.

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

👍 was great..............>..................................Thanks >..>..................

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JC
Tampa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good restaurant. Our server was Jenny and she was wonderful. Great service and great recommendations. I had the best chicken sandwich I’ve ever had and the oysters were great.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience with fantastic service!

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter; happy hour prices!

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TO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed lunch. Will definitely order the trout again.

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C
Washington DC
629 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very solid for late at night

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service, but it was a bit louder than I had expected it to be.

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Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really love this place! The food and service were amazing! My husband and I loved this for our anniversary! Plus, Wojciech was so wonderful to us!

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C
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Incredible SERVICE . Quality of food in general its good.

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ML
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant, accommodating. I will definitely come again when back

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TC
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were lucky enough to be able to get a last minute reservation at Old Ebbitt Grill after walking more than 13 miles around DC. This is just the kind of place I was hoping to find during our vacation. It’s has a ton of history, perfect ambiance, impeccable service, and outstanding food! I can guarantee that my family, myself included, will insist on a trip to Old Ebbitt Grill on any further trips to DC.

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AD
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and our server was both friendly and extremely attentive. Price was fair and location is close to all monuments. Great time

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DS
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time dining here and everything was outstanding! Most definitely a must go to place if ever in the DC area!

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LM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very cool place to eat if your in the DC area. Good value and the Oyster happy hour shouldn't be missed

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S
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was great, but menu is not special. I expect various seafood for lunch , but very few to choose.

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