Open Road Grill

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$30 and under
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Open Road is inspired by American culture — our passion for music, our love of the outdoors, and the spirit of the open road. Come as you are — suit or shorts, loafers or flip flops. Our kitchen team sources the freshest ingredients to create quality seasonal food. Our beer list celebrates local, craft breweries. We have an extensive whiskey and bourbon collection, and we feature handcrafted cocktails that change with the seasons.

At Open Road, we honor the tradition of a cold beer, live music, and fresh food with friends and family every day. Stop by and make yourself at home!
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J
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

I frequently have the Open Road burger for lunch, and it has always been good. This time we went for dinner with friends -- all four ordered the OR burger, and we all felt the burgers were outstanding. Those who had french fries were pleased, those who substituted sweet potato fries were not - they were simply soggy. But the overriding takeaway from this meal was the noise level - it was really out of control. Conversation was difficult at best. We were inside - outside the noise level might not have been so dominant. Service was annoyingly slow - they seemed to take orders and then just forget about us. Hard to get anyone's attention.
I will still go to OR for the lunch burger and the sweet potato fries which are outstanding at noon. I don't plan on ever going back at the dinner hour.

H
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the only problem is parking, it's very difficult to find parking

B
Charleston
67 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to try here because it was close to the hotel and menu looked interesting. Man, was the group happy we did. We simply had an outstanding dining experience. Casual and comfortable atmosphere. Service was on point - there when we needed it, left us to enjoy our meal when we were good. The most unexpected part of the dinner - the food was truly exceptional. Every thing we had was great. really tasty calamari and the mussels were cooked really well with a sauce that was to die for - yep, we dipped all the bread in the sauce and the staff brought us more bread to dip. Blackened salmon was cooked perfectly. Biggest surprise of the night - really, really good blackened fish tacos. Didn't see that coming but dang they were good. To sum it us, highly recommend. I am certain the team will ask to come back again when we are in town the next time.

JU
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch! Table for three. One couldn’t make it... we can’t wait to bring her back!! These two ladies hadn’t been before and loved it!! We all had a five Star lunch out and are looking toward a cooler day to dine outside!

a
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Waitservice was slow and inattentive, both in the dining room and outside. Bartender was great and it was nice to have live music.

Open Road Grill
Responded on September 9, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us at Open Road. I am so sorry to hear that the service was inattentive. We will be following up over private message to learn more about your experience.

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A
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the popcorn instead of bread. Food is delicious!

JU
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was lovely. 5 ladies. Everyone raved about the food. Service was great, attentive. First time for four of us.
Already made reservations for next Tuesday @1:00 with 3 different friends!

G
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the popcorn to warm up with! Great food and lovely staff. Can't ask for more

H
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food and service. Fun, local place.

MT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a good experience here. Good food and atmosphere.

AH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome every time I go. Popcorn forever, and always go chicken bites.

Open Road Grill
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the chicken bites and popcorn. We hope to see you again soon!

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n
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I thought the food choices were good for both adults and kids.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints. Casual atmosphere with good food.

OT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.
A bit noisy but lots of fun

Open Road Grill
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were there for brunch , so the place was not as crowded like it is at night our server was nice and the food was good. This was my first time eating brunch there I usually go in the evening. But I will be back for brunch again it was delightful.

Open Road Grill
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the service and brunch! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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MM
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast was awesome. Service was MUCH faster than the past couple of times we were there!

Open Road Grill
Responded on August 19, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us for brunch! We are so glad the service was fast and we hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
120 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having been here before and having had terrific dining experiences, I decided Open Road Grill would be the perfect place for a reunion brunch with old friends -- and it was! I requested a table in a quiet area so we could all catch up and we were seated in a nice area where we could easily talk. Our waiter, Jonathan C., was really helpful with menu choices and his service during the meal was superb, always attentive - making sure we all enjoyed our meals - and the iced teas and lemonade were refilled as needed, no need to look for him, he was looking out for us! The Roadhouse Wings we shared were wonderful. My Brunch Tacos were absolutely delicious, my friend's Salmon Salad was a hit and the Grilled Shrimp Salad the other friend had was excellent. My husband enjoyed his Breakfast Sandwich with Poached Eggs, it looked too good to eat! All in all, this was a really great brunch/lunch, we were well taken care of, appreciated the manager stopping by to make sure everything went well (which it did) -- as I said, Jonathan was a great server and his entire support team was very good and so professional. From arrival to departure, what a terrific experience, the staff was warm and welcoming. Once again, I recommend Open Road Grill for dining, a special occasion or a get-together - you will not be disappointed.

Open Road Grill
Responded on August 12, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Roadhouse Wings, Brunch Tacos, Salmon Salad, Grilled Shrimp Salad, Breakfast Sandwich, and Jonathan's service. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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f
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find food was very good service (BettyT.) was excellent!

Open Road Grill
Responded on August 12, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed Betty's service. We hope to welcome you back soon!

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AK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great staff at Open Road

Open Road Grill
Responded on August 12, 2019

Andrew, thank you so much for joining us! We hope to see you again soon!

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I
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Open Road is consistently impressive in all aspects of the dining experience. They are family friendly and very accommodating to young children. Food, drinks, service, and ambiance is always top notch. You can see that the restaurant is well managed from the top down. We come here at least several times a month, if not more.

Open Road Grill
Responded on August 12, 2019

Inna, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you've had such positive experiences when joining us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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E
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Open Road is very consistent in great service, good food and ambiance in terms of a lively hopping place always. The salads are well made and nicely dressed with great options of proteins.
All the apps from calamari to Brussels and blue are excellent and very easy to share between 2-3 folks. Nice selection of reasonable priced beverages.

Open Road Grill
Responded on August 5, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the salads, Fried Calamari, and Brussels and Blue! We hope to see you again soon!

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G
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the popcorn but mostly great food. Service is prompt, staff friendly, good value for your $$

Open Road Grill
Responded on August 5, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the popcorn and service. We hope to see you again soon!

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l
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, loved sitting outside on the patio, and hearing live music.

Open Road Grill
Responded on August 5, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and live music! We hope to see you again soon.

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SD
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food, service was a little slower than we normally experience but it looked as though Open Road was short-staffed on Saturday evening. Our server was very pleasant and attentive.

Open Road Grill
Responded on August 5, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the food but are so sorry about the service. We will be following up with our team to address your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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k
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another great Open Road meal. Grilled shrimp is the best around and wine list is well chosen. The servers always efficient have a great attitude and the guitarist was great. A pleasant evening.

Open Road Grill
Responded on July 29, 2019

Kenneth, thank you so much for joining us. We are so glad you enjoyed everything. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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KR
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place, the environment is great and the roadhouse wings with hot sauce were possibly the best wings I’ve ever eaten, I’ll be back for sure

Open Road Grill
Responded on July 22, 2019

Kevin, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Roadhouse Wings and hope to see you again soon!

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MM
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, really good with good value. Service got a bit slow at the end (getting the check).

Open Road Grill
Responded on July 15, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us and for sharing your feedback with us! We are so sorry it took awhile for you to get your check. We will be following up with our team to share your experience. We hope to see you again soon!

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Savannah
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A noisy sports bar environment, but very good food and service. Parking is a problem. Had to park across the street in a shopping center and walk back.

Open Road Grill
Responded on July 15, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and service. Feel free to take advantage of our complimentary valet in the evenings. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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MM
Philadelphia
89 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were seated outside on a nice, Summer day -- lots of people enjoying their food and the live music. There were also families with young kids, so it felt very welcoming! Our waitress was friendly, and enthusiastic about all our menu choices. My Big Boy (two pork belly & beef patties) hamburger was delicious, and the Three Mini Ice Cream Cones that my friend ordered were adorable!!!

Open Road Grill
Responded on July 15, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the service was well as the Big Boy Burger and mini ice cream cones! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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

Always a fan of Open Road, the food was great, enjoyed the carafe's of mimosa's. It was the Women's World Cup final so the place was very busy and noisy, but that was to be expected.

Open Road Grill
Responded on July 29, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the mimosas and food. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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

Loved it..there are many types of seating and their outdoor seating has a bar as well as tabletops. Service is great. Food excellent and I gave them feel back on their Deviled Eggs (which had too much mustard) and they comped it. Wasn’t looking for that or complaining...great sandwiches, burgers, fries and much more.

Open Road Grill
Responded on July 8, 2019

Adrienne, thank you so much for joining us! Thank you so much for providing us with your feedback on the Deviled Eggs. We hope to see you again soon!

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LW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner with appetizers and drinks, celebrating the holiday! Our friendly waitress DJ was fantastic...made spot on menu suggestions, and really added to our positive experience! (And she took a nice family portrait) 😊

Open Road Grill
Responded on July 8, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed everything including DJ's service. We hope to see you again soon!

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SD
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy our meals especially the beef tacos and Italian sausage pizza.and service never disappoints. Oftentimes it’s too loud for an easy conversation but that’s our only mild complaint.

Open Road Grill
Responded on July 8, 2019

Sarah, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Steak Tacos and Italian Pizza as well as the service. We hope to see you again soon!

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MP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was fun, the food was delicious and really great service. A bit too noisy for having discussions, but lively and inviting. Good atmosphere.

Open Road Grill
Responded on July 1, 2019

Margarita, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the service and food. We hope to see you again soon!

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JL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Met a friend for dinner here on a Wednesday night. Service was good and food (Chicken Cobb Salad and Jambalaya) was great. A bit noisy but that did not detract from ability to have conversation. Will definitely come back!

Open Road Grill
Responded on July 1, 2019

Jeff, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the service and the Chicken Cobb Salad and Jambalaya! We hope to see you again soon!

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G
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding! Staff friendly and efficient.

Open Road Grill
Responded on July 1, 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and service. We hope to see you again soon!

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TL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Normally, we really enjoy Open Road. However, this time our server was not good at all, and we waited 45 minutes to receive our food. One person at our table never received his condiments and always had to ask for a drink refill on his Arnold palmer. My steak frites was just "okay", so this wasn't our best visit. The burgers & salads are tasty, but the slow service was rough.

Open Road Grill
Responded on June 25, 2019

Tina, thank you so much for joining us. We are so sorry to hear about your experience and will be following up over private message to learn more.

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KD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for my daughter's 6th birthday and everything was perfect. Our waitress was fantastic-very attentive-she even remembered my daughter's name and helped make her day very special. The food was fantastic-we enjoyed the mussels as an appetizer, a grilled cheese, shrimp salad, and loaded grilled cheese for main course. I highly recommend Open Road.

Open Road Grill
Responded on June 25, 2019

Kristen, thank you so much for joining us to celebrate your daughter's 6th birthday! We are so glad you enjoyed the PEI Mussels, Loaded Grilled Cheese, Shrimp Salad, and Grilled Cheese. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always good.

M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The ceviche was very good. The fish and chips was disappointing... not much fish inside, and too much fried coating on the outside. The fries were very good. The steak frites was small for the price paid. The wine pour was skimpy. Service was good. There are better places to eat for less money.

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