Mission Navy Yard

4.4
234 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 234 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.3
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I made a reservation for 6:30 using the app. We arrived at 6:25 and weren’t seated until after 7:00. When we were seated they set us at a window ledge and called it a table. I was very frustrated at this point because we’d waited so long and it was supposed to be a date night. They comped one of our meals and drinks in return. The food was average. I’ve been here before and it was much better.

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RobertL
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Tacos are really small for price. Wasn't impressed by menu and they couldn't do a bowl with the burrito so that left someone needing lighter fair.

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veronicabmatt
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was good I will recommend this to my friends...

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Awful experience - service was EXTREMELY slow. Took about 30 minutes for our waiter to even come, another 30 minutes to get drinks, about an hour to finally get a starter and then another 30 minutes to get our meal. Meal came out cold and then the waiter never came back until we asked for checks which was another 30 minute wait.

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JelaniM
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great..especially the brunch & margaritas!!

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overbooked
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Do not rely on your reservation here. When we checked in for our reservation that was for an outdoor table, the hostess tried to seat us at an indoor table. He said they didn’t have any outdoor tables available. We had to ask to speak to a manager three separate times before one was brought over and the manager was able to finally get us a seat outside to match our reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The pitcher prices seem to have gone up during COVID. I know it’s hard to keep up during the pandemic for restaurants, but for a restaurant that doesn’t seem to be struggling like others, I don’t understand why it was more expensive. Also had a bit of a terse exchange with one of the hostesses

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was some really good food and the drinks were bomb!!! Our server was a sweetheart

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Alyssa was our server she was amazing! Her service and energy were great!
Loud music huge restaurant, indoor outdoor options which was cool.

drinks were strong and they have pitcher options for margaritas was amazing deal!
Queso was good!
Taco review , favorites were fish and braised pork
Shrimp taco didn’t taste good and Carne Asada did taste too tasty either but overall we will be back for drinks and the environment!

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vipFastRide
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Mission Navy Yard was really nice. If you want to social distance this is the the lace to be. This place is huge. Nice atmosphere and our waitress was very attentive. The food was soso. The nachos were good but the buffalo shrimp and fish taco were very bland.
Nice restaurant to hang out with family/friends and watch the games or the debates🤪.

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AshleyH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The nachos and margaritas are a killer combo every time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time being at the Navy Yard location. It’s views and service was amazing. Loved the food and drinks as usual. The bathroom lighting is super cool and playful.

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NitaA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chase was amazing! Definitely looking forward to going back!

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vipCourtneyM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Grace!

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vipLeandra
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great music/ambience! The outdoor seating was really nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! Felt safe, Charlie is a fantastic manager. He actually engages with staff and customers! I will definitely be returning.

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BrookeH
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I genuinely enjoy Mission Navy Yard's food. However, this was the second time I came to this establishment, and those handling our food did not have their nose or mouth completely covered. As a customer, I am aware of the risks of attending a public establishment during a pandemic, but I do feel that it is important that we all do our part. Mission has great food and drinks. I hope that they will abide by the safety rules and guidelines and cover their face. If I am wearing a mask as a customer to protect those around me, the staff should do the same.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The rockfish taco was heaven in my mouth!!!! I will be back!!!

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EmCo
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job social distancing. Food was fast, cheap happy hour and delicious!

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RonneyS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great bar, this was my first time there and it was pretty cool. Great atmosphere on NFL Sundays! I'm from out of town was visiting my daughter. She had been there before and recommended the place. Great choice.

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JenniferJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Despite reservation we had to wait and then got a table in seclusion. Menu is not great and kitchen would not offer lower carb or gluten free substitutions on the few menu items where that would have been fairly easy.
Won’t be back.

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First and won't be the last time we brunch there! My friends and I had such a blast. We all appreciated the precautionary measures Mission was taking to prevent any guest or staff member from feeling as though they were unsafe due to COVID-19.

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foodislife
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have the BEST experience. Great service & people & the food is delicious. I’m obsessed with the vegan tacos & guac!

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Aida
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Greet place to grab drinks and watch the game! Our server Laura was excellent will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot to watch football with an exclusive football menu.

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MissK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed sitting outside. When I saw that the table was directly next to the street, I was concerned that traffic would be noisy and cars going past would bother us. I honestly didn't even notice traffic once during the meal. The food was great and the service was as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

NFL Sunday

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MichelleR
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere to watch football games. A nice way to spend a beautiful afternoon on the patio

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James
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic spot to meet friends and grab drinks. 20s demographic; will be my go to spot post-COVID

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vipBHAbha
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We made a reservation for a hightop table, but we were seated at the bar instead. It took the bartenders 30 minutes to finally serve us after they fought over who had to come take our order.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places!!!! The quesadilla and guacamole are always amazing and the service is wonderful

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Alessandra
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Sat outside on the balcony at sunset for appetizers and cocktails. We had a very personable and attentive waitress (unfortunately do not recall her name- new to the area from Louisiana). The appetizers were quick and hot. Overall would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clemson gam

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Sarah
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I made the reservation for 5:45. My friends arrived at 5:35 and they would not seat them. They called me at 5:50 and I explained I was walking in my friends were there could they please seat them. They wouldn’t. When I arrived they complained to each other how I had just made the reservation an hour ago and they don’t have the table. So why would it show? The manager then said he didn’t have a reservation for me and he didn’t know what to do. They finally seated us 10 minutes later and while walking to the table I noticed all the tables and bar was empty. We were then sat in a corner at a normal table after I asked for a high top table in the reservation because we wanted to watch the games.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

I go here often and service is always hot and miss, it’s either amazing(most of the time) or awful. It was so hard to get anyone to take our order, and the bottomless wasn’t worth it at all bc within the time limit we were only able to get 2 until the very end when we asked for refills before we were even half way done.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

They put us at the very back of the restaurant in a very bland area. We asked to be moved. They said their good seats were already reserved but we reserved a week in advance for a table

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Jazz
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was great, and everyone was very nice and accommodating. Thank you Angelo for your great service.

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vipJennyS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Seated outside, horrible service, not good brunch cocktails. Not worth the price of bottomless brunch. Waitress was un-attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Understaffed but busy. Forgotten orders. Long waits. Not a great experience

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BiasedBehavior
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The food was fair at best. The service was terrible, the waitress was more interested to converse with co-workers than serving. She stayed hanging at the bar in between visits to the table. If we needed or wanted additional service we had to motion her over. One particular instance the manager while passing saw our discontent with not be Ming to get her attention. He directed her to the table, however her desire to converse with co-workers continued throughout the remainder of our dining experience. 👎🏾👎🏾

FAQs

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

Mission Navy Yard is rated 4.4 stars by 234 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.