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Owen's Ordinary

4.3
4.3
514 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Owen’s Ordinary is a 175 seat restaurant and 60-seat beer garden. Situated within the Upper Muse Alley portion of Pike & Rose, Owen’s Ordinary brings a world-class beer program, led by Beer Director Greg Engert, and a distinct culinary program to match.

The restaurant features a vibrant, casual bar and dining area within a clean, warm space featuring wood floors, subway tile, zinc cladding, and industrial steampunk elements. The kitchen opens onto one of two dining rooms and the two-sided soapstone bar is built into the facade, serving 50 craft draft beers to a large bar area inside and a 60-seat beer garden outside.

As of 1/1/22, all Neighborhood Restaurant Group restaurants will be requiring proof of vaccination for all guests dining indoors. Please be prepared to present a physical vaccination card, photo of your card, or show proof of vaccination on an approved vaccine tracker app. We thank you for your understanding and for assisting us in keeping our staff and patrons safe!

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Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Beer Garden, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (301) 245-1226

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Owen's Ordinary offers private and semi private dining spaces for intimate groups of 12 up to large property buyouts for 200 guests, including an outdoor beer garden. The restaurant features an approachable menu of classic American staples, updated with artisanal ingredients from Red Apron Butcher

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Melby: (844) 575-6167

  • Neighborhood

    North Bethesda

  • Cross street

    corner rockville pike and old georgetown road

  • Parking details

    Parking available in the covered garage directly across from the restaurant. First 2 hours parking is complementary and third hour is $1.

  • Public transit

    Metro: White Flint

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 514 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Outdoor Dining

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Outdoor Dining

  • Maryland - DC Suburbs

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. MC

    MarlaC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food were excellent! Wish happy hour extended a bit later than 6.

  2. LC

    Luv2Cook

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We have been going to Owen's Ordinary for years. If you like craft beer, good food and good service this is the place to go!

  3. J

    Jenn

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Staff was unprofessional. Found long hairs in two entrees. Restaurant seemed dirty.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for brunch. Made reservation via Open Table for party of 10. Booking online for a large party for brunch on Easter was great. Actually had to call and add another person and accommodating 11 was no issue. Food was excellent - wings, hummus, flatbreads, tacos, burgers and salads. Staff was attentive. Surprisingly it wasn’t crowded at all. Very casual atmosphere which is what we were looking for.

  5. AM

    AliciaM

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious. Friendly service. All you could want.

  6. m

    mcn1784

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Service was a little disjointed - 3 different people stopped by our table to take our order and then no one came by for a while, but food was good and everyone was friendly.

  7. MF

    MelissaF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    It was just alright. Fast casual would be better. Our party was more than 6 so tip was automatically added and I’m going to assume that’s why service was slow. The fire alarm went off and it was so loud. We were removed from our table for 10 minutes, but no one in management confirmed with us if it was safe to remain inside or better to go outside. Restaurant is connected to apartment buildings above so assumption was there was a fire(?) up there. Management ended up giving us 10% off but we had to ask for it. Also, the checks didn’t reflect the 10% off, only one of them did (we did split checks due to group of 8). We all ordered food and drink. Parking would’ve been free without the fire alarm interruption or the checks being done incorrectly. Overall it was just alright. I picked this place because it was “cheaper” than Julii, Melina, City Perch, but I wouldn’t go back again personally. My Tavern burger was delicious, but given the slow service, issues with receipts, and overall ambiance, I’d give it like a C-.

  8. JF

    JamesF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Great beer selection …. Eat somewhere else. Cauliflower dish was tasty yet disappointing- about 5 bites of cauliflower seemed like the size of a side dish …. for $17 !

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4

    Service was great, food tasted amazing - but small portions for the price! Vibe was good and staff very friendly.

  10. G

    Geeg

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Services was fantastic. Not overly crowded. I felt safe to eat and enjoy. Thank you all for a wonderful time and a safe environment.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very, very good food.

  12. VR

    VikkiRGP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had an amazing. My husband and I have found our new go-to. The food was amazing, the service was as well and I cannot wait to go back there again.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was great ! We love Owens Ordinary!

  14. LF

    LauraF

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Our waiter was amazing and did not flinch when I asked to have my salmon cooked more (I had asked for medium well). Though it came back underdone again, it still had nice flavor (I brought the under-coooked parts home to the dog) . The prices are very reasonable and the food is good.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Food was great, but their drinks not so much. This is the second time I’ve been there where I’ve enjoyed their food, but their cocktails weren’t so great.

  16. B

    Bumble

    Washington DC

    61 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The entrees were delicious. Burgers and salads seasoned and prepared well. The fries were good and the tater tots also were a hit. The appetizers needed a little help. The nachos were lacking in fixings and the Mac n cheese bites did not have a good flavor but staff addressed our concerns . Service was good. We loved the water judge on the table. Great touch.

  17. l

    like2eat

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The cheese on the kale and apple salad was used to decorate the plate like icing in a very thin layer. I am unaccustomed to having to scrape my food off the plate to eat it. The rest of the salad was minimal with a few apple cubes and seeds. I eliminated the bacon because I don’t eat it. For $16, this should have been a meal, but it wasn’t. My friend ordered the salmon. The salmon was well cooked but the small bed of vegetables was a bit overcooked and we realized later there was no sweet potato mash as advertised on the menu. There are only 2 types of red wine on the menu to choose from, pinor noir and cabernet. Given the large choice of beers, a Malbec or Shiraz would be nice. If you cannot eat dairy, the only dessert choices are sorbet or rice krispie bars. A pie or cake might be nice. For vegetarians more hearty salads would be great.

  18. 4

    4iscompany

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Great service! Parking garage in the area is a bit crazy so allow time for that!

  19. S

    Sani

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great food and drinks! Servers and manager, Chris are fabulous, attentive, and polite.

  20. e

    eatsbymars

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Owen's is the best place in N Bethesda/South Rockville area for a cold beer and bites, especially if you want to sit outdoors! The environment is very family-friendly and relaxing. The Chef is awesome and everything I have had on the menu so far has been fantastic. My favorites are the fried chicken sandwich with calabrian chile sauce, the mushroom flatbread, zucchini fries, and the shrimp sliders. The bang-bang cauliflower special is also amazing. The beer selection is excellent and highlights many local and regional beers such as True Respite and Crooked Run. HH is on Wednesdays and Sundays.

  21. F

    Fsbof

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    This has quickly become one of my favorite places in North Bethesda. Parking is right next door in a spacious public garage. The patio is fantastic (when it's not raining...Lol!). The food and service are excellent, and the beer selection is on point.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice spot for a fantasy football draft, and happy hour is all day on Wednesdays!

  23. NN

    NishaN

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Wonderful location, great staff! The beer selection is great, though I wish they'd add more to their cocktails menu. The food is good. A great spot to spend a casual evening on a date or with a group of friends.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Servers were good and attentive.

  25. p

    pishi

    Washington DC

    110 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience5

    very rude bartenders, other staff seem real disinterested in working there- food nothing to be thrilled about - would not go back

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    Food was mediocre and over priced. Wine selection very limited BOH gratuity on check is unacceptable company’s responsibility to BOH team

  27. JN

    JackieN

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Sat outside, great service, beer list is fantastic, food is good but a little on the pricier side.

  28. D

    Daniboy

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Owen's is ordinary bar food, a little over priced, but on par for the area. Good Beer Selection.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Decent food, weird ordering/service scheme. The parking at Pike and Rose is an absolute shitshow - anticipate at least twenty minutes wasted trying to find a spot. It’s a rather sizable deterrent to going there and spending money.

  30. JC

    JennaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience2

    No true table service- have to order everything (even a side of ketchup or a water refill) online, making the experience very poor.

  31. l

    lmmm

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    We were disappointed this time. The beer was not icy cold. Service was great though

  32. c

    chevychaseusa

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff and food were outstanding. I left a sweater behind and one of our servers followed us outside to give it to me ! So fun watching the Nats, US Open, and nets/bucks games all at the same time. Can’t wait to go back.

  33. B

    Becky

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Did not like the self ordering system. I was doing all the work and spent my first 20 minutes doing the ordering on my phone. Staff running plates and wiping tables were rude and didn’t really care about our experience. Had to start a new order just to get another round of drinks? The food was fine nothing special. Good beer menu.

  34. h

    haeun

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly and accommodating staff - we super appreciate you with your safety measures during the pandemic as well!

  35. PL

    PeterL

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Owens's Ordinary has a good small menu - the burgers and fries/wings are great - been going there for years and they never disappoint.

  36. AG

    AGSM

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Super annoying that we had to order our dinner via our smart phones. Why go out to dinner if there's no service?

  37. M

    Mark

    Washington DC

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great fun! Terrific value, fabulous location, service and menu offerings. The staff and management is professional and highly focused. Happy hour is the best.

  38. LL

    LaurenL

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We love Owens Ordinary! Sat outside with the heaters and has a great time. Food was delicious and our server was so accommodating. We have a wild 2 year old and he made sure to bring the food out fast and make our brunch awesome.

  39. HW

    HjWh

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot in Pike and Rose! Loved being able to order everything right from my phone. Staff was wonderful and brought us a whole pot of fresh coffee when we asked about refills, which wasn’t necessary but made us very happy!

  40. CN

    CynthiaN

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Great place to grab a bite and a drink, nice patio area with picnic tables good service, very tasty food options, reasonable prices.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

Owen's Ordinary is rated 4.3 stars by 514 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Owen's Ordinary

11820 Trade St North Bethesda, MD 20852

Additional information

  • Cross street

    corner rockville pike and old georgetown road

  • Neighborhood

    North Bethesda

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Beer Garden, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking available in the covered garage directly across from the restaurant. First 2 hours parking is complementary and third hour is $1.

  • Public transit

    Metro: White Flint

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (301) 245-1226

  • Private party facilities

    Owen's Ordinary offers private and semi private dining spaces for intimate groups of 12 up to large property buyouts for 200 guests, including an outdoor beer garden. The restaurant features an approachable menu of classic American staples, updated with artisanal ingredients from Red Apron Butcher

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Melby: (844) 575-6167

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