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McLoone's Pier House - National Harbor

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1621 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 09:00pm
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Phone number
(301) 839-0815
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Serge Karmen
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Our restaurant is located next to the National Harbor Carousel parking lot
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Public transit
A metro bus stop is less than a block from our restaurant. This bus takes you to the Branch Avenue metro stop, where you can catch the metro into the city.
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Entertainment
McLoone's has live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night.
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Special events & promotions
Our semi-private dining area is available to accommodate groups up to 50 guests who are interested in an intimate dinner with a spectacular view and menu to match. We serve a three course set menu with the option of a fourth course. We can make the menu custom to the customers requests. We also offer a cocktail reception with open bar and buffet style appetizer dishes. Outside cocktail receptions are available when the patio is open.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1621 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Needed a last minute reservation. Went to open table. Picked McLoone's. The entire evening went well.Will go back.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was decent . The restaurant was out of almost everything we tired to order . They were also out of the bud light at the bar . The view was the best part of the meal . Small and selective menu.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We were seated outside based on our preference. The service was wonderful with waiter giving recommendations and suggestions.

Food was great overall but the crab dip could have been heated a bit more

Great experience for our first time at National Harbor.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Loved the experience - HOWEVER - the restaurant called me at 10:24 PM the night before my reservation to confirm. That is not acceptable! No phone calls after 9 PM!!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

A little pricey but good food.. waitress and waiter very attentive

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I truly love this restaurant, however I will never visit on a holiday. Waited nearly an hr w/ reservations to be seated. Staff seemed frazzled & not so friendly. Food was not up to standard. I was greatly disappointed. I have had great experiences other times.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food wasn’t bad except the fried chicken was dry.
Was hoping for a nice desert tray but they only had very small pastry cakes.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We were there for Easter Brunch, and have attended it for about 3 yrs. It's one of the better ones that we've gone to because it was a good price. This year when we got the bill, it was $12.00 more. $42.00 is much too expensive for brunch, especially when it's for 4, and you were expecting to pay $30.00. So we decided to try it for dinner, and have Easter Brunch at home!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

As someone who has food allergies, I have a difficult time finding restaurants that can accommodate my restrictions. Our waitress took extra steps to make sure she understood my limitations, and that the kitchen prepared my food exactly to my specifications. She was attentive, the food was delicious, and the service was great. The only drawback was the noise level. Although it was very similar to most popular restaurants, it was difficult to have a conversation without a raised voice.

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1.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The first time I've ever been embarrassed at a dinner where I've hosted customers. Loud drunk people at the bar, incompetent managers, horrible food, and incredibly slow service.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We attended for brunch. The service was fine. Nothing was stellar. They did an omelette station with some vegetables and cheese. A waffle maker was there as well. It was not an amazing waffle but it was fine. They did have lots of fresh fruit, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The staff was friendly and very accommodating without being a nuisance. We had amazing food and drinks. Well worth every penny we spent.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We had a group of 8 people and the restaurant was virtually empty. We had made a reservation but not really needed on this night, although it may have been because of the rainy weather and a week night. I had the crab cakes and changed the sweet potatoes to mashed--great choice. The food was amazing and the other orders were also very attractive and tasty. The place is a bit pricey but not bad for the area. The one steak person raved about the quality of the beef. Others enjoyed both appetizers and deserts as well as the entrees.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food and atmosphere were great. We celebrated my mom's bday and she loved it!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food was delicious and served quickly.
What we especially appreciated from the restaurant was that we left our credit card behind and they called us to let us know. They were about to close so they kept it secure in their offices for us to pick it up the next day. Thank you so much!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We were seated within an extremely reasonable time of our arrival! Unfortunately, the seating obscured the view of the waterfront and minimized the ambiance of the venue. Nevertheless, everyone enjoyed the venue and the birthday celebration.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

It has a great view of the Potomac River, atmosphere is pleasant, food is very good, and the service is always friendly and responsive. Great time with family!

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Waiter was not attentive at all. We ordered a plain lobster and they brought us a stuffed lobster. We also ordered a crab cake. After all of the food had been brought out we had to remind the waiter that we ordered a crab cake. He forgot and the crab cake went to someone else so we had to wait on another one. When the bill came we decided to split it with the other couple. When the waiter brought the receipts and credit cards back I noticed that he had used my card to pay for both receipts. We've had dinner at this restaurant several times and this is the first bad experience.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

It was my 25th birthday. All the servers were super accommodating. The brunch buffet ran out of salmon for a moment, and the custom omelet chef brought a plate full of it directly to our table as soon as it came out.

The food is perfect as well, My dad and aunts ordered from the menus and we were all looking at their huge cod filets in jealously. 💕

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Beautiful view of Potomac. Servers attentive. Excellent and very filling crab based entrees. She crab soup and crab cake appetizer were plenty!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

They were out of Mozzarella sticks! That’s crazy! Salmon and Sea bass were delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food (crab legs, stuffed shrimp, and crab Rangoon) was very good. Good atmosphere.

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2.0Dined on March 2, 2018

After a mediocre 1st visit, I gave it a 2nd chance. The quality is not where it should be for the price and location. I expect more. I ordered an almost $50 entree, they prepared it wrong the first time. When they brought it back out, they did so with the exact same food, only replated to remove the mashed potatoes they were souped in. Even though that didn't bother me as much (would've preferred fresh food instead of replated and reheated), what bothered me most was the fact the food was dripping in butter and oil. I couldn't even stomach more than half of it and I left feeling disgusted. The mgr is who brought the plate out like that so I didn't think it was worth complaining. The waitress was nice enough but the atmosphere was bland and the food was not worth the price so I won't return.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

My experience was good for my first time. The only downside was I had a large party with only one waitress. I would have preferred to have one additional person. I will be returning.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Our group of eight had a window table on a Saturday evening at McLoone's. The view was terrific! The food and drink were great! Everyone had a really good time. It's a little noisy but otherwise perfect for dinner out with friends.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food was delicious... waiter was great!!!

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

If you have had poke before, do not order theirs, you will be disappointed. The crab ravioli was very good. I expected better quality for the prices. Very good customer service, did not want me to leave unhappy.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Once we got past the hostess who was missing for 5 min and disinterested, the service improved. The waiter was good and the seafood platter was very good. We really enjoyed the jerked shrimp and blackened salmon. The crab cakes were delicious. I can’t say anything was best I ever had but it was delicious and totally acceptable. The lump crab dip appetizer was enjoyable. The view of pier and was very nice. Noise level decent. Talking was easy. Would definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Business dinner while in town for a conference. Excellent lobster tail. My colleague got the seafood platter and she said it was fabulous. We ate in the bar and the service was perfect.

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3.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Food was good, but the service could really be improved. Staff seemed like they didn’t want to be there.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Great service. Lovely outdoor dining overlooking the water. Ordered Salmon dinner. Good but very salty. The bathroom was awful. I dined early in the evening so there really should not be an excuse for the condition. Made the hostess aware when I left.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Dining at McLoone's Pier House was a great experience. The entire staff made us feel special, especially the manager, Jarrad. Would definitely recommend dining there and would return when in the DC area.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Service and food were great.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I had dinner for galentines day (gals Valentine’s Day) and was very disappointed. Our meals was wrong when our order came out. My friend order her steak well done it came out medium well. I upgraded my meal for the filet but the brought me out sirloin. So will me Friend ate her steak I sat and watched and our server simply said it was the kitchens fault but didn’t offer anything for me to snack on while I watch my friend eat for 10 -15 Min. Or drinks orders were also served at different times even though we ordered them both together. Again my friend received her drink first while mine came about 10 min later. Drinks were nice and strong but the steaks were not tasty. The mash potatoes were great. Also the asparagus was supppsed to be wrapped in pursutto but was not. Very disappointed in our meals stick to the happy hour and the regular menu I will not recommend going during a special day or when it’s prefix menu.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was good all the way around

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

I went here about 2 yrs ago for an engagement proposal and ate outside, I didn't remember the food being as good as it was this time around. I got the seafood platter and everything was cooked deliciously for my date and I! We were able to have a quiet conversation and our waitress gave a good recommendation on drinks and kept checking in on us. Very great staff as I remember, and the ambiance inside was just as nice as outside. I'm glad we chose this place and I plan to recommend it to others.

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1.0Dined on February 11, 2018

very disapointed! expected so much more. Service was disorganized & very slow. Brunch was nothing like Mccloones in Seabright NJ. They didnt have the cold fish bar.The price was $30.00 for stale bagels, omellette station that no one knew what was happening 25 min to make one. They had oatmeal & fruit , salmon & bacon , muffins & sausage stuffing.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The ambiance was great. Our server was very nice and polite, but he was very slow and not very attentive to our needs. We notices the other staff/servers were very energetic and attentive to the tables they were assigned to.

My food was excellent, but my boyfriend ordered the ribeye steak. It was not a ribeye steak. It was more fat than meat, he had to send it back. And the roasted potatoes were huge potato logs.

We were celebrating my Boyfriend's birthday. They didn't acknowledge it and because the service was so slow, he didn't want me to bring it to our servers attention, he was ready to leave.
I may return, but not time soon.

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1.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Our negative experience started with the poor location of the table they tried to seat us at (next to a 20 top large party) when they had 3 open 4 tops (there were 4 of us) next to the windows where we wanted to sit; then went to a bottle of wine plopped on the table, without even a pour to the person that ordered it, incorrect bar order, bartender that came to our table to confront us about that ordered drink; 10 minutes after we ordered we were then told one of our entrees was no longer available. then after 2 managers came over at separate times they offered us coupons for our next trip. after we told them we live 3 hrs away, like we would ever go back after all this horrible service. the least they could have done was comped something on our bill for that night. All that being said, the steaks were pretty good, but the entire experience left a bad taste in everyone's mouth.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Our food took about an hour to come out. Tasted very good. It was just the service was really slow with the food and the drinks.

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