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Old Angler's Inn

2305 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
A most charming dining spot, the Old Angler's Inn has been immortalized in countless Washington D.C. novels as a romantic winter getaway, sitting before the fireplace and perusing the menu. It is equally glorious in the summer when the main action moves to the incomparable terrace.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Beer Garden
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday- Sunday: 11:30pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday-Friday 5:30-9:30 pm - Saturday: 5:00pm -10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Happy Hour: 4:30-6:30pm Monday-Friday
Bar: Monday- Sunday open to 1:30 am or to last guest whichever occurs first :)
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Phone number
(301) 299-9097
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
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Let Old Anglers cater your next event. We will make your next party, whether it is a casual affair or formal an event to remember. We offer over 50 years experience that is reflected in every aspect of what we do. Call our main number 301.299.9097 and speak with our event planner. We accommodate most any budget. If you are having a small event or a large event we will provide the intimacy that is unmatched.
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Cross street
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Parking details
Gravel parking lot in a country setting.
Periodic complimentary valet
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Happy Hour 1/2 priced drinks and food. Fantastic sounds....great food and drink....casual fare .

Periodic live music
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Special events & promotions
Having a special event? No better spot in Washington then the Old Anglers Inn. 8 acres of beautiful grounds right across from the Potomac river. During the winter Old Anglers is perfect with our roaring REAL fire place and old world feel.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

Let Old Angler's Inn host your event in style. We offer many different venues and can create an atmosphere and menus that will meet your every expectation. We cater both lite fare events, cocktail parties and sit down dining experiences. Perfect for any occasion!

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What 2305 People Are Saying
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PDubroof (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 17 hours ago

Lovely day to eat outdoors! Great service and beautiful setting.

vipNSowell (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

We always love going to Old Angler’s Inn. Great atmosphere and great food!

vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

Valentines is a hard day. The staff was nice be over-worked. The food was ok.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

For price we paid, the food was not on par to similar restaurants at the same price point. Very disappointed with the food. Mastros steak house or Capitale Grill would have both been easily much better alternatives.

EfremO (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Many special occasions have celebrated here. Some of my fondest memories include dinner at Old Angler's Inn.

vipDisappointed (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

I was given a gift card and saved it to take my husband for Valentines lunch at Old Anglers Inn. It was a totally disappointing experience. The food was average, the soup was lukewarm and the service was terrible. Our bill came to $88.00 plus $5.00 tax. The gift card was for $100 but you couldn't use any for tip or tax. They also don't give you back the unused portion. Not only did I pay the tax and gratuity I wasted $12.00 from the gift card because I will Never go back there again. Unfortunately they are living on their past glory. What should have been a pleasant experience left a bad taste in my mouth.

OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Great service and ambiance for a Valentine's Dinner.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Excellent filet and chicken with risotto. Very happy with our visit today.

OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

One of my all-time favorites world-wide, and especially in the DC area.

vipalwayseatingout (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

It was perfect. We were celebrating our daughters Birthday with our son in law & our 2 grandsons. It was a cold & rainy February night . I had requested a table on the first floor near the fireplace. We arrived & upon walking through the door, were welcomed to a room lite with tinny white lights, candles & a roaring fire in the fireplace. We were escorted to our table, in front of the fireplace. It was magical.

We started out with appetizers of fresh oysters & fried calamari with a Thai sweet & hot sauce which went beautifully with the calamari, instead of the usual marinara sauce.

Everyone loved their entree’s & a complimentary Cream brûlée with a candle was served to our daughter. It was delicious with multi vanilla beans. We all shared it & also ordered a key lime cheese cake. Also very delicious.

Service was impeccable, even after the place started getting busy, as the night went on.

A great time was had by all of us. Truly a memorable evening.

luv2dine (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We celebrated a friend’s baby shower at Old Angler’s and everything was perfect. We were seated at a lovely round table right next to the roaring fireplace. The wait staff was attentive but did not hover. The food was prepared per our requests and arrived promptly. It was a great venue for our celebration lunch!

vipCap1 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

OAI is always a treat. You can’t beat the old world charm of the place, the stone fireplace, classic service, excellent food, great wine list. Soups are always phenomenal. My family has had many memorable meals there.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

First visit. Everyone was very welcoming. Our meal was delicious. The room very cosy with a warm fire. Can't wait to go back!

SaraR (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We enjoyed our meal at Old Angler's Inn, with a few caveats.
The setting was lovely and we were near the fireplace, which we enjoyed.
The seafood chowder was good start.
My husband had a chicken dish which was good but not spectacular.
I ordered a filet mignon, and even talked to the waiter about how I'd like it cooked (medium), but he brought me lamb chops instead. I thought maybe this was a new cut of beef...I should have said something.
I thought our dishes were pricey. We split a dessert. The total bill was $100 and that was without any alcohol.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The crab cakes and scallops were outstanding. The waiter split those two orders so that folks could share them.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

I haven't come in a while and brought a friend for her birthday. We both said it is so lovely, the food so good as well as the service that we need to put it high on our list of places to go when we want to pamper ourselves.

VivaItalia (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Upscale dining for reasonable price. Nice and cozy, tucked away in a residential area.

vipJames (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Filet was done perfectly but sprouts were charred

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Very good dinner and service. Amazing cosy atmosphere.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

We loved everything about this place. Friendly staff! We had the calamari, and it wasn't over breaded or too greasy. Started off with the warm spinach salad and had the crab cakes for dinner. I was impressed by everything.