McLoone's Pier House - National Harbor

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2003 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
McLoone’s Pier House in National Harbor offers waterfront dining and great views of the sun setting over the Potomac River, serving classic, American cuisine. The offerings range from fresh seafood to hand-cut steaks, as well as pastas, salads and homemade desserts. Outdoor Dining is available from April through October, weather permitting.

Complimentary specials

McLoone's Happy Hour

Come enjoy some of McLoone's most popular items at a special price, Monday Through Friday in the bar and cocktail area!

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4.0based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.0
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

It started out as a good night, we got our appetizers and our drinks but went downhill from there. Over 45 minutes later still no dinner. We ended up having to leave and couldn’t wait any longer but Sharonda was an amazing manager and comp’d our items and apologized profusely. We also loved Don the bartender so it balanced out the night to make it not so terrible. The appetizer we had was good just wished we could have gotten our food...

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Sally
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

For a lovely view of the sunset and good seafood dishes, this place is a very good choice.

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Harrison
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

McLoone's is a fantastic place to get a feel for Maryland food, culture, and ambience. The seafood there was to die for - crab-stuffed shrimp, crab-stuffed salmon, and delicious salads just to name a few examples. A fantastic place to bring people from out of town or to meet up with friends for a good meal.

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Peter
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I made a reservation for four and everything was ready when we arrived. The waitress was pleasant and attentive. The food was very tasty. One complaint was that the entree came before we had completed our appetizers. There were few people in the restaurant so there was no need to rush us. A nice selection of wine by the glass. My meal was exactly what I expected, was tasty and cooked just right. No one in our party of four complained about their meal, although the fish of the day was an enormous meal. All in all, we would come back again.

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Styles78
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great ambience with water view and decor. Good food and decor.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Valentines Day

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DawnB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Food was excellent as was the service. Highly recommend!

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AndrewF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was amazing. I love our waitress. Everything was fairly quick, and there were lots of options in terms of eating. Thanks for the experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We took my mother in law here for her birthday dinner. She's a seafood lover and enjoyed the calamari and stuffed shrimp! Kenneth was our waiter...in fact he was the ONLY waiter. I have to commend him because he was very kind and courteous. He was as attentive as he could be. I enjoyed the scallops and the entire party agreed their food was delicious. Will definitely be back.

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DeepakM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went there for Sunday Brunch. Lot of food choices. Almost all were very good except the pasta dish which was very tough. Great service and view. To make the 30$ price worthwhile you must bring a great appetite.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The experience overall was good.

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TonyaJ
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

McLoones overall was nice for a week day date night. The manager was attentive to the patrons. Food was tasty and the portion size was just right. Our server was okay she said "she was not feeling well" and it showed. Overall I would go back again maybe for happy hour with friends.

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80HOOS2
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed a restaurant week three-course dinner. The service was very friendly and both our server and the manager handled an awkward situation extremely well. The day after the Super Bowl the restaurant's wine and liquor order had not been delivered. We ordered a bottle of wine they did not have in stock three different times. On the third, the manager came to the table with the server to apologize and explain. He offered to give us a glass of something else to try before getting a bottle. It's how a difficult situation is handled that sometimes defines excellent customer service. We loved the multi-ethnic groups who enjoyed dining there that night. A+!

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vipssnsailor
Richmond
68 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Interesting entrance - through the hallway that had a strange odor. We were seated as a couple waiting for the rest of our party, 3 others. The restaurant was not busy. Our waiter, Myles, was not on his game today. I ordered a glass of wine and asked for lemon wedges for the water. Our other guests showed up and the waiter immediately asked if we were ready to order. The wine was brought, the waiter set the empty glass on the table, held the tray between his legs and poured the wine from a mini carafe, emptied one half the wine in the glass and took drink orders from others. I examined the wine glass, dirty, food on the edge. I told the waiter this was unacceptable. He took away the glass and returned with a new glass. He m hi mumbled an apology. Food was good, except for the "Mozzarella sticks", were triangles over fried and not tasty. My guest ate one of four. Waiter was not observant, asked if it was to be boxes to go as well as the chicken tenders which were Al as O overcooked, told him no - any other restaurant would have questioned the patron. The restaurant music was in your face, loud and not suitable IMHO. We will not patronize this eating establishment again.

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Denny7
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The funny thing that as many times as I have been to the national harbor, Ive never looked at McLoones as an option and when reviewing the restaurant week menus McLoones had one of the best menus.. The Food was amazing! I'm going back good! the service was not good our server was slow and it wasnt even that busy. But the food totally over shadowed the service great time, good atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great. There were two of us and we were seated at a high top by the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first visit. I passed the restaurant many times beside but decided to come by and try for a birthday dinner for a friend. Only disappointment was the wait time. We made a reservation and still had to wait 20 minutes but once we sat down that was erased immediately. Service and food were both excellent! Will come again.

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KevinM
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Kenny was the greatest! Truly appreciated the kindness especially for the New Year. Gave us a great outlook on the year to come. His sister, the bartender, also makes an exceptional Grey Goose martini. Great job and thank you so much!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Waited 2 hours for entrees

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ToniK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I am only rating 4 stars because it was a very busy night (New Year's eve) and I do not feel our waitress was given any additional assistance to accomodate the crowd. She appeared to be the only one working and when we asked for the manager to come to our table so we could praise our waitress and to also suggest the other waitstaff assist our waitress, she kind of brushed us off. I will frequent the restaurant again, but not a a very busy night like New Year's eve, just to see if the waitstaff offer better service tending to tables.

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vipEJnBmore
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and plentiful. Our server Kesia was very attentive and prompt. The atmosphere was festive with complimentary NYE hats and crown. We will definitely return here on our next visit. Great job McLoones!

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shell
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable meal on New Years. The value for the special prix fix meal was amazing. Way too much food, so of course we took home food for a second meal. The crab cake was one of the best I have tried. The location was great, will definitely go again.

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vipAnniversary
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were impeccable.

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LisaB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was good. The service was very slow however. The music was loud.

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vipSher1
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Beautiful view of water and harbor. Excellent service. Food is average, especially for the price. Unfortunately that’s true of most restaurants at National Harbor. We usually head over to old town but due to time constraints ate at harbor.

Wings were excellent. Crab leg appetizer were just okay. Very very small. Salmon was dry and overcooked. Stuffed shrimp were good. Crab bruschetta not great. It’s hit or miss with the food. They do have a good happy hour and nice bar. Go for that rather than dinner

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ShanaH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

This place was the absolute worst. We made reservations and still had over a 10 minute wait to be seated. We notified the manager of this while we were waiting and she was dismissive. Once seated, we were greeted by a server whom was less than enthusiastic to be serving us. After our server took our orders, we waited a long time for our food. We noticed other tables had complimentary rolls brought to their table. We alerted another server of this, she then brought us some rolls. My mother and I ordered Cocktails from the bar that were not to our satisfaction so we sent them back. We just asked for wine instead. Rather than trying to accommodate us, the manager, instead made us feel as though we were a heavy burden to her and her staff. She could care less about customer satisfaction. I even told her about the rolls not being given to us and she said that you have to request them. However, this was our first time dining there so there was no way that we would know that. The manager lacked attentiveness, courtesy, empathy, and patience. I have worked in the service industry for several years and I have never seen a staff that has less regard for guest/customer satisfaction and overall experience. I WILL NEVER EAT AT THIS PLACE AGAIN!

BEWARE of dining during holiday time as you would get stuck with disgruntled workers! Specifically the black female manager with dreads was by a disgrace to that business. She should go through more training as well as her wait staff.

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VickieB
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

I took my family of 8 to McLoone's for brunch. The food was good however the tab ended up being almost $300 with no extras ordered outside the buffet. That is totally outrageous for the offerings on the buffet which offered nothing super expensive. Also their website quoted the price as $29.99 which is bad enough but when I got my bill, they had charged $35 plus 18% gratuity (for a buffet?). In addition our 2 year old was charged $16. I know things are expensive at Nation Harbor but we ate steak dinners the night before with appetizers at another restaurant for less than $200. I will never eat the Sunday brunch at McLoone's again. I now understand on the weekend before Christmas where all the hotels were filled to capacity, their tables were less than a third full.

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safiyeb
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!
We’ll definitely come again, thanks!!

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Vanaman
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was pretty good and they have a variety in their menu. When we ordered our appetizer it came out in less than 5 min which was questionable. Our entrees were fantastic and we did not leave hungry. The service was not that great it took our server approximately 10 min to initially get to us and it wasn’t that crowded. We requested a table with view because we were out for a special occasion and were given a table against a wall further away from the windows.

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vipcdineout
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very average. We had the jumbo lump crab bruschetta. There was a very small sprinkling of crab.

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michellel
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time dining here. The on-line menu looked so good. It was difficult to choose one thing. Our friend said it was the best crab dip he’s ever had. The fireworks display was great and the view beautiful! Love the countdown clock to sundown! Hope to come back during warm weather to sit outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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SamM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very good meal. However very loud noise level was awfyl

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Would not go again. We were seated 40 minutes after our reservation and one entree was never put in resulting in our 12 year old receiving his meal after everyone was done eating. Waitress did not know if kids meals were nut free and didn’t have any sense of urgency finding out when we were concerned about an allergy. No one seemed concerned that we experienced these issues.

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PatriciaW
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went for Thanksgiving buffet, and was pleasantly surprised. The food was very good. There was a nice variety, and the food was constantly being replenished. While it was buffet, we had a very polite and attentive server, in fact there was always someone around tending to all tables, clearing plates as necessary. The atmosphere was very pleasant. We were very glad we spent our Thanksgiving at McLoone’s Pier House.

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Maria
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends.

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KellyS
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The place was nice, very crowded at our table of 8, so we would probably like a bigger table next time. We had to shuffle around plates quite a bit to make room to eat our different courses. Waiter was very nice and efficient, just had to remind him a few times for the kid's drinks and kid menus. Food was amazing and we had enough to take some doggy bags home! We would be back for sure. Maybe not with the kids...the kids' food was not very good, the mac n cheese said it was Kraft on the menu, but it was not. It was large gluten free corn pasta and a cheese sauce that had no flavor. My kids didn't eat it and so when I tasted it, I understood why.

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vipdisappointed
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We requested a table with a view for our special evening, and were seated at a table as far away from the water as could be... and the table rocked! Appetizers, soup, and entree came out within 5 minutes of each other, making by the tiny table cramped and leaving us feeling rushed. Our waiter couldn’t have been better but the food running was out of control! Create some ambiance, please!

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BILLC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Nice presentation. Awesome location. Will definitely be returning!

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vipRobben
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience1

I was at the West Orange NJ location and really enjoyed it. I must say this this location is quite different. When i 1st walked in, the rug smelled of a bad odor. If we weren't waiting for people to get there, we would have left. That bad. A few of our co-workers actually left and went to another restaurant nearby. The food was average at best. The water tasted funny. Iced tea didn't taste perfect was better. One person had the Caesar salad and he said it felt frozen. I had the avocado crab salad and it was good. The waiter was very quiet and monotone and didn't really seem like he wanted to be there. The only real good thing that i can say is that the manager was very nice and helpful. 1 of our people had a nut allergy and he made sure to make certain she didn't have a salad dressing with nuts. The manager was very nice but the smell from the rugs in the restaurant weren't.

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McLoone's Pier House - National Harbor offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 839-0815.

McLoone's Pier House - National Harbor is rated 4 stars by 2003 OpenTable diners.

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