Mission Navy Yard

4.5
399 Reviews
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
Welcome to Mission Navy Yard, a lively bar and restaurant located adjacent to Nationals Park and Audi Field. Known for our vibrant bar scene, daily happy hour, spacious private event and outdoor spaces and delicious Tex-Mex food, we opened in July 2018. Our sister restaurant, Mission Dupont Circle, has been serving strong margaritas and tasty tacos since 2014.

We refuse to believe that a restaurant only has one purpose: we aim to provide a bustling bar scene, comfortable dining and versatile private event spaces that can accommodate groups of all sizes. Our spaces are created to be welcoming for brunch, happy hour, dinner and private events, as well as those looking to rewind in a vibrant weekend late night atmosphere.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 399 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We had reservations for a Saturday evening for 4 adults and 3 children. We were attending the Enchant Christmas after, and even called to confirm that it was a child friendly restaurant. The restaurant had more of a night club vibe at 6pm, and no kids menu available. Our waitress seemed to be new as she was confused the entire visit. We were asked to provide a credit card for two drinks, but the card was misplaced when we were ready for our check and took 10+ minutes to locate. Our appetizers weren’t brought out until after our meals were half gone and they went uneaten. Wine was removed from the table before we had a chance to drink, however food and such remained. Overall a hectic experience. The food was good, but service and experience unfortunate. The manager that came to the table seemed very nice, but no apologies for service or misplaced credit card.

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KarolO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, prompt, server was friendly. We got a couple pitchers of margaritas which was a good call and the food we got was delicious. I appreciate the vegetarian/vegan options. The vegan mushroom taco was fantastic. We'll definitely be back.

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vipAdgrad
Tampa
39 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We went for brunch. The staff did a great job but a single taco for $6? And it’s just ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great space and excellent food. Having traveled with a new baby, I found something that may not pertain to others… the only changing table in the whole restaurant was broken. It wouldn’t sit level, so I had to prop my knee up under the table the whole time. I did let someone know it was broken so hopefully others with a baby can use it more comfortably. The restaurant should consider adding changing tables to the handicap stalls in the upstairs restrooms.

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AshleyM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time here! The drinks were amazing (I had something with blueberries and it tasted smoky. Yummm!) I had the french toast, home fries, and queso dip. You will not be disappointed!

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Dcfoodie
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Margs were amazing, as were the loaded waffle fries. Thought it would have music and be more lively but unfortunately the football game was playing in every inch of the bar. Would go back not during football season 🙃

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Alina
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovedddddd the the fish tacos! Drink were fabulous!!! Love the rectangle chips and salsa!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We ordered drinks, they weren’t good. Had an after taste.

Food the regular. Nothing to remember.

Service was low level but we sat at the bar area.

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Aaaaaa
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The service was absolutely terrible the host was on her phone when we walked in and the waiter was slow and was not very nice

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Kathy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I decided on Mission because I heard it was good. The service was ok and so was the food. I got the French toast (which was not cooked all the way in the middle), a side of home fries ( wry good), and I had the wings (which was ok).

I got the bottomless mimosa… cranberry was good but the pineapple one was nasty.

Over all I give it a 3 stars and probably won’t go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience3

This was our first time going to Mission, as we have had heard mixed reviews.

The noise level of the music was really loud, almost that of a night club when you first walked in. If the music was lower, it would’ve been a better experience.

The drinks were not bad at all. I will say the ranch water was a little strong, had to cut it down with a few limes. My sister ask for a corona with a lime, the waitress (Julia) told her it came in a can, but she still wanted a glass with a lime.

The food was really good. I highly impressed with each thing that everyone got. Definitely looking forward to trying other items on our next visit.

I would like to address the lack of attention and enthusiasm our waitress Julia had to offer. There was a table next to us and she had to at least come by their table five times and could careless that we were done. I had to get up and ask her for the check, to which she was on her phone and seemed bothered that I asked for the check. Julia asked if I wanted it individually separated. There is a picture that is attached, you can see that she has a mask below her nose. This is highly alarming, as she is handling peoples food and drinks.

I would love to speak with someone about my experience here.

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vipTaylorT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Fun place to have a happy hour in Navy Yard. $26 for a pitcher that can serve 5.

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MichelleM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience2

The food was okay and the inside seemed like it might have a nice vibe but on a Sunday afternoon, it was insanely loud. I had to shout to talk across the table and it was hard to hear the server over everything. She handled it great though and took care of our party of 8 very well.

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Dinner was good. Food was good. The rap music constantly in the background was a little much, mostly because of the profane lyrics throughout.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal as always - doesn’t get any better than Mission Navy Yard

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Stegosaurus361
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Check out the patio! Nachos are amazing!

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JeanB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Wasnt what I was expecting based on reviews. Noisy but Saturday night so to be expected. But what can't be excuses....sat us at a dirty table, had to ask them to wipe it down. Requested salsa hot sauce and napkins....NEVER CAME. When you're eating tacos you need napkins. Glad they at least held our table since we were running late but probably won't come again.

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Noname
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great place, could do with a few more servers when busy.

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Cate
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a company happy hour here and it was great. Bartender was awesome and knowledgeable. Service was excellent.

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vipDT84
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was much less attentive that I would have expected, even when compensating for any impacts from COVID and a home Nationals game. My tomatillo chilaquiles were average.

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vipJody
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

My steak tacos were more like lettuce tacos Calling them steak tacos was a reach.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was fantastic!!! Limited menu but amazing food.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warren was a great bartender! He was attentive and personable.

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Mercedes
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Had a great time for Sunday brunch

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KrystalJ27
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Mitchell was a great server! Tacos and margaritas were great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Tacos were dry and service was horrible. I had to wait over 30 minutes until my waiter took our order.

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Ashley
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chase was fantastic at the back bar

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AnnT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service - fun atmosphere such a great vibe! Huge, clean space!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Too loud. Food was unimpressive. Good margaritas. Pretty sure the server kept forgetting about us.

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IshmaelK
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I enjoy going to Mission Navy Yard. Lot's of TVs if you want to catch a game. There is also good food, and great drinks.

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MichaelC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our overall dinner was great but our bartender, Rachel was the best I’ve ever had! Very polite, attentive, and made awesome drinks!!!

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Angela
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Server didnt come by right away to take our orders. We waited 20 minutes before someone came to our table. It was a game day for the Nats but there werent many tables on the top floor where we were seated. Otherwise enjoyable atmosphere!

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BillW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

First time at Mission, the food and drinks were really good, the waiter(s) not so much!! We started our visit / meal with one waiter, from the start he did not seem to be to concerned with providing great service, it was if we were a bother. After our food was delivered he comes by and ask to close out the tab, no reason given. Then he brought another waiter to the table and said he would take care of us - the new / second waiter wasn't much better. Maybe its a sign of the times, or maybe my expectations are out of whack, if you go to a decent restaurant is it too much to expect exceptional service...... I am sure I will go to Mission again, but if the same waiter is assigned I will ask for someone else.

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vipEvaS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Rowdy neighbors

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viprick1050
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice spot to pre game .
Bartender and food are on point.

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Rachel
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our time at the Mission Navy Yard! We were able to be accommodated to sit inside at the bar because it was so hot. The food was delicious!

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Coffeelosophy
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Try the Mushroom soft Tacos. You would love it!! The place was hop hop hopping at 11 PM on a Saturday night.

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CliffYost
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice before a ball game with happy hour pricing on some food and beverages between 4 and 6. Nice ambience, particularly outdoor balcony dining. Very cheerful, courteous and friendly staff. The tacos are outstanding, as is a nice selection of seasonal draft beers and tequila varieties. Excellent value in the Navy Yard.

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Debbie
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Thought everything was average. Was looking for something with more depth

FAQs

Mission Navy Yard offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 810-7010.

Mission Navy Yard is rated 4.5 stars by 399 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.