The Dubliner Restaurant & Pub

4.6
36 Reviews
$30 and under
Irish
Known throughout the city for its free-flowing spirits, not to mention its free-flowing Irish spirit, The Dubliner offers delicious pub fare, live Irish entertainment 7 nights a week, and a vast selection of beers and ales-including some of our very own. During warm weather, enjoy people watching on Massachusetts Avenue on our open air patio. One visit to The Dubliner and you'll soon discover what Washingtonians have known for years. If you're looking for a good time, good food and good friends, look no further than The Dubliner.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 36 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Fair prices. Large portions. Everybody was very happy with thier meals. Great place!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal at the Dubliner. I booked our reservation ahead of my family’s trip to DC to celebrate my son’s birthday. We loved the authentic Irish pub. The service was excellent and the food was even better.

We’ll definitely be back on our next trip to the District.

Sláinte!

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Jess
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We made a reservation a week in advance to hopefully website we could sit near the live music, but they couldn't seat us there. It seems like the better bet is to just show up and wait a bit even if open table shows no reservations available.

PG
vipPGLL2003
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to see the Dubliner back busy as ever! Staff great, very professional. True Irish hospitality with great food and drink! Always a blast to come in for a beer, some gin and great food! Irish charm at its best in the city!

AK
vipAngelaK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe is a fabulous bartender and Joseph is a great waiter. Was a totally pleasurable experience.

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AnastasiaS
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and good food.

MM
MickM
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good lunch. I had fish and chips, excellent. Glad to know that the Dubliner is still in business.

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michaelh
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate her twice while staying at the Phoenix Park. Great live music on the weekends, good food, and of course, a lovely Guinness.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe, our server, was just incredible overall.

Food and beers were good, but will come back to see Joe.

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Nicholas
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

This is a tourist trap. Everything is overpriced and could have easily been made at home for half the price. Inside there wasn’t even any music and it was very depressing. The menu has a very limited selection. The food was okay but not anything to rave about. Would look elsewhere for Irish pubs.

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Laura
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed an Impossible burger and a salad. Very tasty. They would not honor an expired gift certificate that expired during Covid. That was very disappointing. Otherwise, our waitress was attentive and friendly. Sitting outside was pure delight on a lovely afternoon.

IU
IrishUSA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delighted live music has returned Thursday-Sat outside from 6-9 pm, plus free parking meters for the rest of May 2021!

DF
DanaF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

had a great night there, good music and good drinks. Fabulous night after more than a year of staying at home.

DW
vipDonnaW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love returning to this Irish Pub when we’re in DC. Joseph is welcoming and friendly and always strikes up a conversation. Lots of beer choices and Irish dishes. My son said the Chocolate cake was amazing!

RC
RyanC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and great food! We loved our server and had a wonderful table that was in a tent attached to the restaurant.

LK
LisaK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fish and chips was light and seasoned well. The beef stew was cooked perfectly and the meat was tender. The Shepard’s pie was delicious but there is a lot coming at you so I would suggest splitting it with someone.

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Aarti
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Entrees came out 45 minutes before the appetizers. Neither were appetizing. We had to ask for water several time and the server brought only one glass for the table of two. The food was honestly horrible.

LJ
LeeJC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was nothing special. Service was good. Very noisy.

RS
RobertS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiters and management was friendly. They had authentic Irish food, good beer and a cozy atmosphere. We always go out of our way to have dinner here when we're in DC

RB
vipRB3003
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Go to spot for Irish food and beverages! We ordered Irish Reubens and they were delicious!

RT
RussellTS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dubliner is the best Irish pub in the DC area and has been for a long time. The service is exceptional and all of the Colemans make you feel very welcome. Go enjoy yourself and enjoy a pint.

FT
FlavorTownDeputyMayor
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming and attentive staff. Great patio option for al fresco dining near the Capitol Building. Responsible table distancing. Festive music. Best pints in town, to boot.

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BryanS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the Dubliner was great. Good food, good service, and great atmosphere - plus great Irish music that was not too loud or soft but just right.

AP
AnthonyP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, really nice people. Used to come here all the time before everything went south. It was nice to be able to go again.

LR
LukeR
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Guinness and pub fare. Best bartenders. What a time!

MN
MaryamN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there on Valentine’s Day with my friend and I can say that,we found our “to go” place now.Very cool place!!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Dubliner-always such great service and food, staff makes a point to remember you if you are a repeat goer and it never fails to deliver a cozy yet spacious environment!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to unwind!

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Mark
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed a tasty beef stew and the atmosphere with friends.

DT
vipDTOMMDMLSJD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always a pleasure.

Can't wait to sit at the bar again and have an Irish country breakfast with a Kilkenny.

BM
vipBenM
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I ate a weekday lunch at The Dubliner with a friend on 5 November 2020. Their COVID-19 countermeasures were pretty good: Well-spaced tables on their enclosed patio, and hand sanitizer arrived with the check. My friend got the shepherd's pie, which was a very generous portion and meaty and potatoey and delicious. I had the "Beef on Weck" sandwich and a bowl of cream of potato soup, which were also excellent. Service was attentive.

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foodieadventure
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were given seating on a covered porch with windows which were wide open and letting in a good air flow. The traffic from the street was a bit noisy at times but not too bad. We were socially distanced from other tables. My Smoked Salmon Rueben was delicious and the waiter was very attentive and friendly. My husband and friend got the Fish and Chips and they both were very happy with their choice. It worked out very well for us as a place to bring a friend to for lunch and we were grateful to be able to find street parking.

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

Authentic and charming Irish pub! Staff were attentive and welcoming. I'm glad we booked a table it was busy! Felt very safe there was ample distance between other diners.

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vipDerby
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Irish pub experience. I have been going there for over 20 years on business and it served as a great place to get things done. Now retired I brought family and they had a great meal and service with good measures for Covid while dining inside.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious burgers, great service. Thank you!

PG
vipPGLL2003
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good evening at the Dubliner!! Tasty food, the Shepard's Pie is great as is the Reuben... good selection of beers.... nice area to eat outside or the enclosed porch.

FAQs

The Dubliner Restaurant & Pub offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 737-3773.

The Dubliner Restaurant & Pub is rated 4.6 stars by 36 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.

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