Millie's

4.6
287 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Millie's is located in the heart of Spring Valley and provides a delicious community dining experience. We focus on fresh coastal cuisine and refreshing, island cocktails. We offer a bright, indoor dining area as well as a large outdoor patio. Our patio also features full service Ice Cream and Take Out Windows.

We accept reservations on a limited basis via OpenTable, but hold the majority of the restaurant for walk-in parties. Because we hold tables for walk-ins, we recommend coming in and if there is a wait, we will seat you as quickly as possible. Generally speaking, everything moves pretty quickly in here and of course the bar areas are first come, first serve.

We do not reserve outdoor tables because we can never be sure of the weather. If you make a reservation, you can request to be seated outside on the patio when a table becomes available.
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very kid friendly, quick service, nice staff.

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OT
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Extremely noisy. Good for outdoor dining. Inadequate serving staff

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DB
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Millie's is a wonderful adult and family friendly venue located in Spring Valley. Nantucket chic without the cost of a plane ticket on Cape Air.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Tasteless lobster salad, worst service....never had such a slow server, took ages to get water refilled, no one clears table. Only reason to eat there is to be outdoors and you can bring a dog.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five of us went to dinner to celebrate my birthday. We were seated right away and enjoyed the food. The service was very good. We talked for hours and ended up practically closing the place down. It’s a nice restaurant for family or friends to go to for an enjoyable meal.

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ST
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

With the caveat that it is wayyyyy too loud. Food is good. Venue is pleasant. But you can’t hear yourself think.

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H
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks and service! The food was terrific with a wonderful variety as well. It was a beautiful evening to sit outside

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Millie’s for the the consistently delicious food and he fun atmosphere. Great place for a date - the noise level is quiet enough to hear each other across the table and loud enough not to feel concern about others having to hear our conversation.

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JS
Washington DC
60 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

How has Millie's been open for over a year without me knowing? The place is awesome. Sit outside, take in the day while drinking spicy Bloody Mary's and eating the best Crab Dip in the area. Steak and Eggs were perfectly cooked and the Benedict looked awesome. The place is crowded with kids and dogs but that is what made it fun, at least for us. Great people watching on Mass Ave.

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C
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a packed bar scene on Saturday evening. Not surprising that it was noisy. Food and service were good. Was it a mistake or was it intentional that we were charged for an item that we did not order/receive?

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ER
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were there during the UVA final four game, so the bar section was a little rowdy, but service was still excellent

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JA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was great but the service was terrible.

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m
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Love the food but it is SO loud! Really hard to have a conversation without yelling across the table.

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S
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

In order to rush diners out, Millie's now says that 'It's summer and if you want dessert, please go outside to get ice cream." The problem is that it was 40 degrees and rainy the night I was there, and yet they've decided against serving dessert inside. Kind of odd. Our food came out SO fast that we hadn't even gotten our drinks. Millie's: SLOWWWWW down and stop encouraging your waitrons to rush people out of the restaurant. Super frustrating.

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OT
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A nice neighborhood find.

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MG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We went to Millie's for brunch with friends from out of town. The service was good but the food did not match my expectations. Crab eggs benedict with hollandaise was not what I expected. The sauce was not hollandaise and the crab was hard to find.

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JH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent experience! We will definitely be back! Seafood was so fresh!

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c
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 3

Wayyyy too loud

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NY
Washington DC
97 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious seafood from clam chowder and poke to grilled shrimp salad and seared tuna. Service exceptional. Pleasant neighborhood vibe.

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service and food and great venue. Couldn't fault it for a business lunch.

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JK
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place. It is my new favorite restaurant!

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BG
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

AMAZING FOOD! Nice portions, amazing taste, but the service could have been better! I highly recommended this place

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SM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. In the warmer weather the patio is the best place to be, but the inside has a super ambiance. The food is very good and the service has always been fast and friendly. Perfect for brunch and lunch.

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BS
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

It is a lively and lovely atmosphere. I believe the food is very average compared to the price. The service was fine. You are definitely paying for atmosphere. Not that the food was bad, just expensive.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved my meal and the wait staff was fantastic! One person did not think the food she was served was up to their standard and they removed it from the bill- which was very fair.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I got an omelette because it had the most eggs (3) of any item on the brunch menu. They must have been quail eggs, because I paid $16 for what felt like an appetizer. Food was good and all that, just overpriced.

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J
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lobster roll and clam chowder were delicious! Chowder was very rich and full of clams. The lobster roll includes lettuce so the bun doesn’t get soggy, nice touch. Service was pleasant and very attentive.

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d
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sarah is amazing!!!

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NP
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Millie’s. Great food and fun neighborhood vibe.

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OT
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great for outdoor dining when weather is good. Great Tacos

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K
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious artichoke and crab dip! The food was delicious and the atmosphere was bright and pleasant. We have a really nice dinner here and would definitely go back if we lived in the area.

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MG
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great and our server was wonderful. We had a weekday lunch reservation and when we got there still had to wait almost 30 minutes and it seemed as the hostess forgot we were waiting/who we were.

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g
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

My chicken pot pie was not as hot as it should have been. Otherwise ok.

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WR
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service... a little loud but worth the noise! Will come back for sure!!!

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SJ
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our friends who live part year in Nantucket joined us. They believe this Millie's is tops. They did notice it was noisy. Thanks and best wishes in developing g as our neighborhood favorite.

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DC
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

To its credit, Millie's is usually full at lunchtime but this makes it extremely noisy. I meet there with a colleague and we're happy with the lunch, but will probably try another place just because of the noise.

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S
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Four stars only because I found a small piece of lobster shell in my salad...otherwise all was outstanding, highly recommend.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service. Food was decent. Great atmosphere with children. Perfect place to go for a casual dinner with family

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E
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good food, good service, and nice atmosphere. It’s a great place to hangout and lots of fun. A bit pricey for what you get. You’re basically getting same as you would at a Founding Farmers restaurant, but, for whatever reason, more expensive at Millie’s. Still, would recommend to friends.

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KS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

I generally love Millie’s but my lunch on Wednesday was a huge disappointment. I ordered the salad with chicken paillard, which was not edible - chewy, tough and greasy. It was further disappointing that the server did not even inquire when I left 75% on my plate

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