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Mulebone

4.2
208 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for Groups (92)
  • Comfort Food (78)
  • Great for Brunch (72)

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About

At Mulebone we layer regional Southern-American foods, craft cocktails with a pinch of the present in an inviting and curated dining room. Along with some of the best homemade sweet potato bourbon pecan pie, we serve what we like to call modern American cuisine with Southern accents, plus craft American spirits, beer and wine with a small batch bourbon emphasis.

Ingredients are mindfully sourced to meet the demands of a picky aunt, a health warrior, or a vegetarian love interest. We are committed to sustainable practices which means we use local whenever possible and eco-friendly packaging and products.

In collaboration with various community organizations, scholars, artists, authors, we host 'Food & Folklore' events to highlight the cultural and culinary in great style.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Southern
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(202) 332-9672
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
We are located at the corner of 14th and V Street NW
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Parking details
Underground parking is operated by Colonial Parking and is accessible from V Street between 13th and 14th.
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Public transit
We are located at the corner of 14th and V Street NW - 2 blocks from the Metro Yellow/Green Line - U Street Cardozo stop.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
3.8
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on August 27, 2017

The food was excellent and service was friendly, but slow. Beautiful and creative decor, but the buzz of conversations a bit loud. Great for a casual gathering of friends for a great meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on August 27, 2017

A little loud but lovely decorations and good food. I

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vipDougB (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on August 17, 2017

We went on a Thursday night about 7 and the restaurant had only about 4 tables of people. A few more came during our stay. The drinks tasted watered down. The fried chicken was good but the mac and cheese that came with it was cold. Service was ok but the person who delivered our food did not clear starter plates first so there was no where to set the food. It took a while before our waiter returned to check on things and take a new beverage order.

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vipFormerFed (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on August 16, 2017

Dropped in after a lecture on the Great Migration at the Smithsonian. Was surprised at how empty the restaurant was even for late on a Wednesday evening.

Service was efficient and friendly.

My girlfriend noted that on our last visit we saw Dick Gregory at another table and she regretted that she hadn't walked over to greet him. That became poignant when the comedian died a few days later.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on August 13, 2017

The food was OK--nothing to right home about. The service was good at the beginning, but as more customer came in, we were forgotten. We had to wait 25 minutes just to see the waiter to get the check.

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DF718 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 10, 2017

Mulebone never fails. Our waitress was amazing. She was friendly, attentive, and ensured our meals were to our liking. Service was prompt.

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hmh8 (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on August 6, 2017

We went for Saturday brunch. We were a little early at 10:30 and the place was pretty empty, but filled up soon after. The food was very good, with generous helpings of potatoes and big, fluffy biscuits. I ordered the bubbly punch which was very good (& strong). I didn't do the bottomless but I would say for the quality of the drinks it is worth the $15. The service was a bit slow, and after the food came out our waitress never came back to check on us, so some of my friends were unable to order drinks since they hadn't ordered them at the beginning. In general it was hard to flag down staff. Overall it was a good brunch experience and I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

Fantastic food and creative beverages. Mulebone was the culinary highlight of my families recent vacation to the D.C. area. If I could make only one recommendation, it would be the catfish; if I could afford it, I would have sampled it all. We ordered quite a few items from the eclectic menu, each just as impressive as the last. I suggest anyone who has the time give this establishment a go.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 1, 2017

Great service, solid food, and really cool atmosphere. I'd love to eat here again.

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FoodieChris (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on July 30, 2017

Great food and drinks with authentic southern flavor. Service was disorganized and inconsistent, like there were still things to be worked out. More than one person took our drink order, which came out wrong. Food wait time was reasonable. Biscuits are amazing, btw. Throughout dinner, service was sparse and we had to flag down other servers. Overall, the food and drinks made it a great brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on July 30, 2017

I ♥ this place!

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NIcki (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

The food was awesome! Hot, fresh and very tasty! The only issue was the SLOW service. The restaurant was not crowded but our service was very slow. The fried green tomatoes were delicious and the macaroni and cheese taste like home!!! I would go there again, hopefully I'll get faster service.

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vipjules (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

Filled with screaming millennials, this overpriced and underwhelming spot serves boring cold food in an unpleasant environment. The service, however, is very good.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

Since opening as Eatonville, I have frequented this establishment. The food was always delicious and never disappointed. I have had birthday dinners, book club meetings and dates with my husband. I have recommended to countless friends and family and everyone has always given me great comments. As Mulebone, there has not been a change. Keep on doing what you are doing. We Love You!!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on July 23, 2017

The ambiance and atmosphere is great! The energy is lively, and the environment is a great one to have a fun meal. The service is highly attentive and fun. The food is soul-focused -- good, but not outstanding. For brunch, the coffee options are limited to basic coffee or iced coffee, not fancier, more-nuanced options of coffee and tea specialties. I recommend sitting inside for the atmosphere; however, there is also outdoor patio seating. This can be a slower meal, so don't go if you're in a rush. Plan to chat with the waitress, chat with your friends, and have a slow Southern experience.

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Hilary (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

While he food was good, have never received worse service, our waiter was inattentive, failed to bring us our drinks until after our food had already arrived and was unapologetic and rude. Would not return.

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ericab (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

We were getting together with friends and thoroughly enjoyed our first experience at Mulebone! The waiter was very accommodating and did not rush us as we worked our way through Acts I, II and III. The food was very good and we will definitely go back!

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vipCoopercanyon7419 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 18, 2017

The hostess was great at helping me select items for my nephews since they don't have a kid's menu.

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vipFltlvl (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on July 18, 2017

Had a group of 18 staff was very nice very friendly however things were a little bit slow in getting our drinks

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vipAdam (New England)
4.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

It's a big place, so it wasn't difficult to make a reservation for a brunch one day before. I'll definitely keep it as an option for the future.

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