About McLoone's Pier House - National Harbor

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.

141 National Blvd
National Harbor, MD 20745
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

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

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 839-0815

Website:
http://www.mcloonespierhousenh.com/

Entertainment:
McLoone's has live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night.

Parking Details:
Our restaurant is located next to the National Harbor Carousel parking lot

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.

Executive Chef:
Serge Karmen

Additional:
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

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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McLoone's Pier House - National Harbor Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (13)
Scenic View (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
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Good for a Date (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Special Occasion (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Casual (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Business Meals (3)
Romantic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

The crab appetizers were amazing but the crab cake sandwich was disappointing. It was good but nothing to write home about. For the price and location, I expected more lump crab meat and less filler and pieces of crab. The service was unbearably slow - we are the only ones in there for lunch for the first hour and lunch took two hours!

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Brunch with Mother for her birthday

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I have visited the restaurant five times, and this is the first review I have written. This place is loud, and there is no separation from the bar and dining area. The prices are not cheap either. There a just so many better places to spend that amount of money on dinner, and have a nicer dining experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

McLoone's never fails to satisfy -- this is our 4th time there and the food is always excellent. The view of the water and nearby Capital Wheel is always beautiful, especially at night.

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Rushed was given new meaning when we arrived at 6:25 pm for a 6:30 reservation. The waitress was nice and did indicate that is was going to get busy after 7, so she wanted to take care of us before the rush. Oh, she rushed, the before dinner drinks, the appetizer and main courses all arrived at the SAME time. We paid our bill at 7:35. Never again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The salads were amazing and the service was solid, generally speaking. The barley soup was overpriced at $10 and it tasted like it was out of a can. Getting the bill before we had a chance for dessert or coffee was poor form. Seemed overpriced overall.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything about it from service, drinks, food quality and even guests making out in the booths caused us to leave after the appetizer. We won’t return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service was very slow and we were one of the only parties in the restaurant. When they did bring out our food it was cold and came at various intervals so some of us had to eat before the rest of our party. The scenery was pretty, but the service was very poor.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I celebrated my birthday with family and must say the entire dining experience was memorable. From the seating view, the delectable food selections and proportions to the friendly hostess greeting topped off by our engaging and one step ahead server, Chris.

It was indeed a pleasure!

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

We came at a perfect time for lunch. Not crowded and the service was on point.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Special occasion was part of reservation but not acknowledged by staff. Waiter polite but forgetful. The food was amazing! Everyone enjoyed their meals and we all shared.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We decided to eat at McLoone's Pier House at the National Harbor because we were in town for the Marine Corps Marathon. It was a quick walk from the Gaylord hotel where the Race Expo was being held, very convenient. The food was great, our service was wonderful and the sunset view was spectacular. Definitely would recommend this restaurant to a friend as well as return in the future!

Tags: Tapas, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Our friends got there before us - and were rushed as though they were late. They arrived 3 minutes before actual reservation time! We wanted to move tables - and did - but were told its going to be VERY busy. I can't even say the restaurant was 1/2 full. Our waitress was nice - but others seemed lost. maybe because they weren't busy and had nothing to do! Maybe it was just an off night for all.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Waterfront
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The lobster mac and cheese was very good and filling.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Very courteous, professional and accommodating staff. We had the buffet brunch which was not kept as warm. However, the food was tasty and substantial portions. The dessert/pastry table could have included other desserts and elevated in presentation.

Overall we had a great dining experience. I will recommend to others. Thanks for accommodating our ever increasing numbers.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Live Sports, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Date night with Trish and Vernon 09/23/17. Have been here on several occasions of our many visits to National Harbor and never disappointed until today. Here to celebrate our wedding anniversary with friends and had asked for a window table (party of 4). The hostess acknowledged our request, and immediately sat us at a mid room table. I turned and asked her about a window table pointing to the 3 tables that were empty by the window. She smiled and said they are probably reserved and we are really busy. REALLY???????? Some of the entrees were a bit less than what we had experienced in the past. The filet mignon was not as tender as would have been expected at the price ($39) and would be a stretch of the imagination to think it was anything over 6oz. The Caesar Salad with Grilled chicken was described as nothing less than excellent, moist chicken nicely seasoned and a great Caesar !!! Two entrees were the crab cakes. Both servings were nicely sized (about 4oz. per cake) but one of the cakes was very dry and none of the cakes were served hot....just slightly above room temperature. The smashed sweet potatoes and the vegetables were not even warm. Would have asked for them to be replaced, but did not see our server (who was not the one that delivered our entrees) and was not to be found for another 15+ minutes. When he did check in, he asked how everything was and I responded that our dinners were cold....he smiled and said good and asked if we needed anything right now. I just shook my head no. 10 minutes later he returned with our check and never even asked if we would like to see a dessert menu! Such a disappointing experience when we have always expected and received a positive experience in the past. They have a lot of competition near by, so people have plenty of options....and they should consider them. Sorry McLoones.....you really missed the mark this time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I found McLoone's on OpenTable and brought my family here for my dad's birthday lunch this past weekend. The food was EXCELLENT! Very tasty and well seasoned. The customer service was excellent too. We will be dining here again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Love the location. Food was good

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent service, cuisine and atmosphere. Amazing views of the National Harbor! Lobster Mac and Cheese was to die for!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Scenic View, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I was quite surprised to see how nice the restaurant was and how nice the staff was. Food was good but not great at least for me. My husband loved the food and vowed to return with his friends at a later date.

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 4, 2017

It took a while for them to seat us because they had a section that was open but didn't have a server assigned to that section. They didn't recognize our anniversary which I know I put on the reservation. Two servers actually came to the table introducing themselves as our server which showed that there was no communication between the staff. The food was ok. They pulled two tables together that didn't match so one table was wider than the other making the seating a bit uncomfortable. The whole experience wasn't bad but it wasn't really good either especially on our special occasion.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We went for brunch and the spread is INSANE!! Amazingly good food and good service!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Celebrating friends birthday.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

This was my first time dining at McLoone's and it won't be my last! I couldn't wait to tell others about it. The food, ambiance and service was outstanding! My friends and I had a blast...

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Scenic View, Casual
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food was excellent and the service was acceptable. Noise level was very high so it was hard to carry a quiet conversation. Staff was extremely cordial and knowledgeable

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 1, 2017

The dipping for the rolls was incredible. My scallops were perfectly prepared. Loved the extra capers. Service was fun and attentive.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Everything about our experience was great! Our waitress was amazing, the food was outstanding, great scenery and ambiance. Every one we spoke with was friendly and outgoing. We will definitely be going back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Service was horrible starting with the hostess and the horrible waitress. Drinks were incorrect and food took 50 minutes to arrive and was cold. Bar manager came and said she would remake the order. No apology was given. Second order of food was mediocre and very salty. Will not eat here again.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Would have been a 5 star, but the Crab soup tasted like progresso vegetable soup with a tea spoon of crab meat.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Romantic, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

AMAZING BEST MARYLAND CRAB SOUP EVER

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Right on the water. Service was a little slow, but I think sometimes we rush dinner. The food was very good!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

We came here for my aunts birthday and I must say ALL of the food we ordered was great..I recommend the wings, crab dip and the burgers were really good.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

awesome place. I will be back, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was good but the service was horrible, we waited about 20 minutes before anyone even acknowledged we were sitting at our table. The view is beautiful!

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 9, 2017

The lobster special was delicious.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food was mediocre and completely overpriced. We had horribly slow service and my husband's steak was completely overcooked, he told the waitress and said he didn't want to pay for and especially didn't want to wait for another steak since we had already waited so long. When we got the bill the steak was still on the bill. He asked to speak the manager but she would not remove the steak from the bill because our table was already busses so she didn't have proof he didn't eat the steak. She wouldn't take our word for it. I don't think we've even experienced such poor customer service especially for a meal that cost $120. Will never go back and would never recommend it to another person. My husband emailed the general manager and he never even took the time to reply. I would give this restaurant 0 stars if I could.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food was just okay but we expected that. We went to dine outside and we did enjoy the view . Service was mediocre at best. Took too long to serve drinks and a second drink wasn't delivered until the meal was almost over. Never checked to see if food was ok after serving. Won't be running back. Too expensive for quality.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Don't set near rear door to pierside. It was loud and distracting. Food was exceptional. Me: seafood platter. Her: lobster mac and cheese. Crab cake appetizer was also great.

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food was good and our table service was great. The main issue was that our drinks didn't come out until after we had eaten our appetizers and our mains had come out. I could see if we had ordered some complex drinks but a simple glass of wine and beer from the tap.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We had an excellent meal and great service.

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