Owen's Ordinary

4.1
330 reviews
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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.
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Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great resturant week menu and football Sunday specials in the bar. Huge selection of beers.

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s
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the place the food and the selection of beer. The manager was awesome and we had restaurant week so we went to try it where one eats for dinner $35 per person but I don’t think that’s worth it because with food, beer for two we spent $100 and the enter are expensive so I would not go I would just go for the beer.

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AM
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food at fair prices. Amazing service! It was also restaurant week, so we enjoyed the specials and the bottomless mimosas!

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TS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff! Went there for brunch restaurant week. Only had 2 courses instead of 3 but you got a free mimosa, blood Mary, or brunch punch

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

very good american bar food; great beer selection, upbeat if somewhat green service. danny meyerish.

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AM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Owen’s Ordinary, and this visit showed in every way why it is a great restaurant. We received a confirmation call a couple of hours before our reservation, and the host asked for our seating preference, which was accommodated nicely. Our service was excellent, and the food was delicious. We love the vast and changing beer menu. We highly recommend Owen’s Ordinary, both for dinner and their delicious weekend brunch.

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DA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I was three on Wednesday with a group of six for Trivia night. Fun! The Restaurant Manager, Brian, was very prompt in fixing the kitchen's error, (missed the Portobello mushrooms in a dish), and refilling our glasses. He is such an asset to the restaurant that makes up for some of the flaws in service. Overall, a great experience.

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B
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought two new friends to try and they loved it as well. Great location to parking and as always the food and service was great. Great menu.

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MR
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Owen's has many great beers and good food as well!

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s
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great time and terrific food/service. Very festive atmosphere. Appetizers were the best! Creative and yummy.

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RO
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall good food and drink. Beer list excellent, great mix of drafts. Fries were fresh cut (the best kind) but may have been sitting in service window as they were not hot. Service was attentive but bar was very slow, apps arrived before drinks, meal arrived before refills. stunned that they forced 20% gratuity on a family of 6 ppl, I get it for large groups, 8 or more typically.

they had a well attended trivia game in adjacent room that sounded like fun.

will definitely be back for the beer!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service! We’ll be going back next week.

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OO
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I will visit this restaurant again. Great food and awesome service.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had to move our reservation because our friends got stuck in traffic—Owen’s was really great about it!

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l
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We had an appetizer order that never got placed but was apologized to and would definitely go back - food very good

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JC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Celebrating an early Christmas dinner with family. Everything was okay - service a little slow but overall a nice time.

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GB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Just seemed ordinary to use their own moniker
Had the cheese fondue which was just cheese dip with chips, fish and chips were pretty standard, we also had a turkey burger which was described as “fine”
Not sure is the waiter was brand new to waiting table or had some other things happening but seemed overwhelmed and distracted

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Owen’s each Wednesday for trivia night. It’s great fun with excellent service and food.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I came to this restaurant with my husband and another couple for an early, pre-show dinner. Service was fast, and the decor of the restaurant was tasteful, but that is the only positive feedback I have. The restaurant was incredibly loud, especially for such an early time, and it stank of beer (like you’d expect of a dive bar). Food was bland and overpriced for portions and quality.

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t
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was lousy. I felt rushed from the minute I sat down. My table was cleared while I was still eating. I had to hold my plate. Very unfriendly service. Wrong beer was delivered. Really disappointed

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R
Pittsburgh
20 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had the tuna burger - was excellent. Sat at the bar and the bartender provided great service.

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KC
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great beer selection. Friendly helpful wait staff. Food ok.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We like it here, it's always an easy and comfortable place to fall into last minute. The food is good and the drink list is fantastic. The have a good happy hour deal as well. However, for some reason their appetizers always seem a little off. The calamari is primarily hot peppers and lemons with very little actual calamari, and the charcuterie board is comically small.

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PJ
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I had the fish& chips and it was fantastic! My husband’s favorite is the double stack.

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MS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. I went with two kids on a week night and we had a great time.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good, not great. The ny strip steak was half meat and half gristle. I had to leave half of it on my plate because my steak knife literally could not cut through the tough fatty parts that made up huge chunks of the steak. The cheese plate was good, and the muscles slightly better than fine. The restaurant was quiet and mostly empty, and it was a nice atmosphere for 5 adults and one 5 year old. Not a bad place to eat if you’re in the area, but not worth going out of your way for.

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AB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The Brunch menu at Owns' is quite good compared to their pub food.
We enjoy this neightborhood destination but had a very unenthusiastic waitress.

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k
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Family get together

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TK
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Solid gastropub...varied menu, everything very good. Service was veeery good. I like this place!

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HW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome space! They were busy but the manager Brian was great and accommodating through out our wait. I would strongly encourage a reservation and know that Saturday between 6-8 they are busy!

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M
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Bartenders are really nice and suggest cocktails or beers to suit your tastes. Food is very tasty.

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F
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My first time at Owen's Ordinary was for lunch with a friend. The music was a little louder than I like for comfortable volume conversation. However, the food and service was great. Friendly and clean environment.

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MS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Adam is a fabulous server! The Tuna Burger is soo wonderful but I recommend ordering the fries extra extra crispy to experience them at their best!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food as always!

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SM
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and the best Big Mac hamburger in town!

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S
Richmond
88 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice tavern menu and atmosphere. Extensive beer list, good value for the price

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JS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

As the restaurant touts its beer selection, we asked a question about the beer menu and our server said 'if that's what it says on the menu'. That was our first interaction and it went downhill from there. Very disappointed in service and food was mediocre.

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BD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent, and the draft beer selection is unsurpassed!

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SW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was not great and overpriced. The service was just weird. Our waitress was hovering over our table the entire time, but never really brought us what we asked for. We also paid with a gift certificate. The manager had to run in, and he asked (in front of the waitress) how much tip we wanted to include. Awkward! He then ran the total, and we had some remaining on the card which he didn’t give back to us! We had to ask for our card back with the remaining balance on it. The whole experience was strange. I don’t think we will be going back again.

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Although our waitress was very nice, she didn’t give us great service. I believe she may have had too many tables and more than she could handle. We had a larger party so I understand it can be a bit more complicated but our food order came out incorrectly and when I tried to get another staff member to help they were very rude and almost made me feel like I was the one in the wrong for simply just trying to get the food I asked for. Once our food finally came out it was cold and one of the members in our party actually had to send her order back twice because they kept getting it wrong! We ordered bottomless drinks and had to keep begging to get more drinks so it’s almost not even worth it. 20% Gratuity was included automatically due to the size of our party maybe that’s why they didn’t care since they knew they would get tipped regardless. Sad to say we had high hopes for this place but I wouldn’t waste my time coming back nor would I ever recommend anyone to them.

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