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7:00 PM
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Lahinch Tavern and Grill

4.2
217 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
  • Live Music
Welcome to Lahinch Tavern and Grill, a neighborhood establishment owned and operated by the team at The Irish Inn at Glen Echo. We have a casual bar, white table cloth restaurant, open kitchen, delicious regional American/traditional Irish cuisine, beers from Ireland and the local area, friendly professional service, and caring polite management. The owners of The Irish Inn at Glen Echo, Christy & Libby Hughes in partnership with their General Manager Barry Nolan, Executive Chef Ted Hughes and Christy's brother Frank Hughes have been looking for the right location in the Potomac area for some time. We cannot wait to open and serve the communities surrounding Cabin John Shopping Center, and further away.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Irish
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 11am-2:30pm
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday 11am-5pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5pm-9pm
Friday-Saturday 5pm-10pm
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Phone number
(240) 499-8922
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ted Hughes
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Catering
Catering: We offer off-site catering options and large family style to-go platters. Please see a Manager on Duty. Private Dining: Our white tablecloth restaurant will offer a semi-private dining area perfect for large groups of 10-60 guests. Please see a Manager on Duty for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Seven Locks Rd
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Parking details
Lahinch Tavern & Grill boasts a huge parking lot at the back of the Cabin John Shopping Center. We are perfectly situated away from the hustle and bustle of the main shopping strip and offer hundreds of quiet parking spaces.
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Public transit
Bus route accessible
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Entertainment
Live Music 2-3 nights per week on our stage in the bar. TV's showing live sporting events on the bar side.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 217 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

I find Lahinch only fair. Food is adequate, though there they have a good menu, many choices. The prices are reasonable and the service excellent. But it is noisy, dark ambiance and the food does not invite me to return.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Three couples went there for dinner and then to hear the daughter of one of the couples play with her band. Good food, good music; would go again.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We went to Lahinch to say goodbye to a colleague. There were eight of us and they did a great job getting the food out on time and really making sure that we were all happy! Everything that came out of the kitchen was fantastic and the new find was the pecan pie, it was truly fabulous.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

A great Irish pub with varying music from night to night. It has become a favorite.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had 3 appetizers and 5 entrees among our group ages 18-80!Every item was delicious!
The live music was a treat. The bar area is cozy and the service was quick and attentive.
This was our first time and we will be back !
Manager Kyle was welcoming - the youngsters and the oldsters were happy and that is very unusual !

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

It was St. Patrick’s day so it was busy but, festive and fun! The music was great and we sang along while we waited for our table. The service was impressive! The restaurant was packed but, we never waited for food or drinks. The food was hot, delicious ; Shepard’s Pie, Corned Beef, chicken soup. Really tasty!!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Being that it was St Patrick's day we expected it to be a bit crazy- which it was. However in the dining room it was business as usual. Great, friendly service, delicious hot food and the beer was flowing. I would highly recommend this restaurant to my friends all year long.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great Irish pub

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Costly but the food was fine. Waitress was very friendly. Comfortable seating

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Very good. The staff is very attentive and accommodating.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Very friendly, close by. Went for brunch, but several of our dishes were not cooked through (pancakes, Bailey's French toast, fish in the fish and chips). The mini scones placed on table before meal came out were great and when I mentioned the underdone dishes, the waitress immediately apologized and brought us a small box of the scones to take home which was very much appreciated. Will go back, but will make sure food is thoroughly cooked next time.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food is pretty good; I had an entree with 2 sides. Even with dessert, I was still not full. Entrees need to be larger.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Being Irish, especially enjoyed it. Two guests had corned beef and cabbage and said it was the best ever. Make reservations as it is very popular! I also got to speak to Chef Hughes -- great person!!!!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The rainbow trout was delicious. A+ for having Harp on tap.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Cute neighborhood place. Service was excellent, as was the prime rib special. The Shepard's pie was just okay.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Love the big screen tvs for watching the Olympics. Food was good and service was great.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great menu choices and delicious food. The staff is friendly and it is not too crowded.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Made our first visit to Lahinch and had a wonderful experience. Our waiter and busboy were terrific. The food came out hot and was terrific. Tried a new beer that was also great. Manager also swung by the table and greeted us. Well laid out restaurant, felt cozy, and was able to hold a normal level conversation. Menu had a nice variety so we will be going back for sure.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

We keep coming back. Food is always great and service is excellent.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The Irish style comfort food tasted pretty good, although it was clear that my husband's french fries had not just come from the fryer. The odd thing was how they made it hard to enjoy the live music, first by bringing the food almost immediately after we ordered it, and then by leaving the recorded music on while the band played. We might have stayed longer (and ordered more drinks) if we hadn't felt uncomfortable just by being there after a certain point.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was good. Husband had fish and chips( I had fish taco. Our friend had corned beef,cabbage and mashed potatoes. Only negative is that it was very noisy. Next time I would ask for different seating

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Dinner was just ok, nothing special. Service was very attentive.

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Always a great value with authentic Irish cuisine.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

First, the service was good. Also saw management interact with couple near us where there was some problem with her food. I did not hear details, but he seemed to handle everything in a friendly and professional manner. Kudos.

The rooms were nicely designed.

Second, we have been to Irish Inn at Glen Echo many times and enjoyed it. Ambiance here is livelier, not a bad thing. Food was kind of so so. My husband felt things had little taste. Not sure I would agree, but certainly the key lime tart was a loser in taste and texture.

I might try again with a simple meal, maybe hamburgers.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Lahinch has become one of our regular spots. Food never disappoints and service is fantastic. We really enjoy playing trivia on Monday nights; Jack is the perfect host!

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We stayed to a table closed to the entrance and always we suffered from the outside cold because the door was not well functioning. The service was poor and the food was poor quality.
I will never recommend this restaurant to a fried.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

This is a happy Irish bar and restaurant. The fish and chips were very good. We also particularly liked the egg plant fritters.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Lahinch has a delicious Irish menu with favorites such as Shepherds pie and sausage rolls served with Irish mustard.

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

chosen by my friend celebrating a birthday. It was a snow day so the restaurant was super quiet. Had the beef short rib shepherd's pie. Delicious

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

I always have a great time at LaHinch. The vibrant activity in the bar area is fun as well as the more quiet dinner area. Excellent food and I really love all the authentic Irish dishes and the fresh fish.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Lots of fun. Good music, friendly crowd. Beers could be a bit less expensive -- or perhaps cost could be offset by offering pitchers of the various draft beer offerings.

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3.0Dined on January 11, 2018

As always we enjoyed our meal. We were a little confused when we received an email accusing us of failing to keep our reservation. We wee indeed there

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3.0Dined on December 17, 2017

First visit here. It was a Sunday night and not very crowded. Bread came out burnt, but warm. Potato leek soup was very disappointing, tasted watered down and didn't have much flavor. The corned beef sandwich was good, the trout special was good, the quesadilla was not very good and fish taco was OK, but small for the money. Not sure there was anything to rush back for other than the corned beef.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Lahinch is a fun cozy place to meet with friends and get a great beer and delicious food.

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

My potato and leek soup was hot and stew like. The best soup in a long time. It's infrequent that one gets piping hot soup. But here the soup was fantastic. The corned beef and cabbage was very good. Small portion but tasty. The sorbet was a big zero and I would save your calories

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent service and food was delicious. Fish prepared perfectly.

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4.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Authentic Irish cuisine which is very well done with attention to patrons wishes.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Thank you for having Live Music! The staff is so friendly & attentive! food & drinks are great! Love coming to eat, drink & hear Live Music!!!

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2017

We love Lahinch for the live music; our favorite Irish Band 40 Thieves plays here. I rely on the great Fish and Chips and my S.O. gets that or the crab cake sandwich. There was only a single server for all the tables in the bar area, including a large party; although he had help from bus staff , there should have been two servers. But he worked hard and took care of us, and we weren't in a hurry. We always have fun here.

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Birthday party with family. As always good food and service. Band playing was average after dinner

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