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The Irish Inn at Glen Echo, Glen Echo, MD

The Irish Inn at Glen Echo

4.5
4.5
1780 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
CURRENTLY TAKING RESERVATIONS THROUGH OPEN TABLE AND VIA PHONE PLEASE CALL 301-229-6600.
OFFERING OUTDOOR DINING IN HEATED TENTS.

The Irish Inn at Glen Echo has plenty of history...from a family home in the 30's to a biker bar in 80's. Re-Opened in 2003 as The Irish Inn at Glen Echo we offer a unique selection of food, beer and atmosphere in a quaint setting. The upscale casual menu offers fresh selection of Seafood and Hearty Meats centered around a core of authentic Irish cuisine. Whether you're in the mood for traditional Irish fare such as Lamb Stew, Shepherd Pie, Corned Beef & Cabbage or Bangers and Mash. Certified Angus Cuts, a variety of Fresh Seafood Selections and an interesting blend of "hand held" options The Inn has it all. We combine a traditional Irish Pub with a white table cloth dinning experience including six private dining rooms, perfect for any occasion.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Irish, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–8:45 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:15 pm Lunch Sat, Sun 2:30 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (301) 229-6600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Off site catering and variety to-go or delivery catering options to suit your needs for any occasion.

  • Private party facilities

    Six private dining rooms for parties of 6-100 people. The Irish Inn offers sit down, cocktail and buffet events for groups of all sizes...perfect for Weddings, Birthdays, Office Functions, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Funeral Receptions, Anniversaries, Rehearsal Dinners.

  • Neighborhood

    Bethesda / Chevy Chase

  • Cross street

    MacArthur Blvd

  • Parking details

    The Irish Inn offers a large private parking lot just off Mcaurthur Blvd on Tulane Ave.

  • Public transit

    A short 5 minute walk from the Glen Echo bus stop.

  • Entertainment

    As a direct result of extenuating circumstances due to Covid-19, we are providing live Traditional Irish Music on Tuesdays, Some Fridays & Saturdays. For further information, please call (301) 229-6600.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,780 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. M

    Missgoodfood

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Sad, quality has gone downhill since 2018
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Our waiter was not with it at all. He didn’t tell us there were daily specials which we might have ordered had we known. He wrote our order down and still didn’t get it right. Our friend had to wait extra time for her meal while mine sat getting cold while we waited. On the hood side, our table was very nice out on the porch. The food was okay but I’ve had better meals there.
  3. C

    Considerations

    Washington DC

    106 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    106 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    I've been going to Glen Echo Irish Inn for years. I had 2 guest from out of town that I wanted to treat, to a patio experience. On 9 August 2022, I couldn't have imaged what was to come. We were treated terribly, rude, miserable experience. I'd like to be contacted by the restaurant to see if management is willing to do something for a future date, to ameliorate what occurred. My guests were in disbelief, as was I. We were served no bread basket, as is normal, scones, raisin bread, etc. I asked waiter for such, and nothing occurred. So I called the standard number for the Irish Inn, and apparently the call was inadvertently routed to the manager or owner, who was not pleased. I asked if we could have the standard bread basket. He said all items were now stale from lunch. I said so long as prepared today, we'd take some - no issues, with some butter. This owner or manager "heated ONE scone to the point is was bone dry, brittle" and brought out on a small plate - apparently to express his displeasure with my request. I asked why we couldn't have a few scones and not heated till "bone dry", and also butter - his response was that we came 4:15, between lunch and normal dinner times? I told him he was being rude to me and my guests, and he turned and walked away? The martinis were weak, the worst I've ever had at Glen Echo. Usually drinks are good. The dinners were $22, when a few months ago the same dinners were $15? I understand prices rise over time, but wow! Would like to be contacted. This hurt my friends' experience, for no reason - very rude inexplicably?
  4. W

    Wlcj

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Their fish and chips (and much else) is everything you would hope for.
  5. B

    Bill

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Irish Inn is a great place. Exactly what it is supposed to be, an Irish Inn. Great atmosphere, good service, good food. They have raised prices since the pandemic, but demand would indicate people are willing to pay.
  6. M

    Matty

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday lunch was really nice. Food was excellent especially the shepherds pie.
  7. WC

    WCASR

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Foot and service were terrific. We had the lunch specials - lobster rolls and a side. Fantastic.
  8. k

    kkay

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Charming location, plentiful outdoor seating, good food. Service was a bit haphazard but not terrible. We'll go again.
  9. D

    Divotee

    Savannah

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and attentive service.
  10. TC

    TimothyC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience yet again. Irish Inn has consistently provided a wonderful dining experience, and consequently I have been a frequent patron over a significantly long period of time. man, many years, in fact. A variety of close friends share my enthusiasm for The Irish Inn. Great job; keep up the great work!
  11. E

    Ellen

    Washington DC

    159 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    One of my neighborhood faves. Last night's dinner was outstanding. I had a "special", halibut.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch spot to bring kids along
  13. HN

    HamedN

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food as always was spot on. The fish and chips, the shepard's pie and the in house made bread pudding with ice cream were excellent. The service is always extremely good and it is always nice when they remember you. Highly recommend. Note: if ordering the filet mignon, and want it medium rare, I would suggest ordering it rare. It is a thin cut and mine arrived medium. However it was still very tender and delicious. Just not pink in the middle.
  14. MB

    MelissaB

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chris is an amazing owner and host!
  15. LY

    LuxuryYacht

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an awesome, quaint and relaxing experience. I had a wonderful business lunch. Staff was uber friendly. Food was terrific.
  16. B

    Bill

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Overcooked hamburger. Otherwise ok.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great spot
  18. RP

    RickP

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great way to spend a Father’s Day afternoon. Always a good and happy place to go for a meal and Guinness.
  19. O

    Opolis

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The Irish Inn is a classic, generally quite good. But the food slipped in a couple of notable and easily fixable ways. The pear salad had a dressing that was too vinegary and mustardy - made my mouth pucker. And the garlic bread with the otherwise excellent seafood stew was a bitter garlic nightmare. Taste the dressing. Dial back the garlic. Easy, peezy... yet they really marred the meal.
  20. CF

    CaroleF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    After not being at the restaurant for the past two years I was looking forward to it. I was actually shocked at the prices. It seems like my cocktail was $20, and my Reuben sandwich was also $20. Neither were anywhere as terrific as they used to be. It was disappointing. I live in Reston, Virginia which is a little bit of a drive for lunch, so adding the price of gas and tolls, it was a bit more expensive than I expected. Next time I’ll be a bit more careful ordering my food and drinks.
  21. TC

    TCL51

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was my first visit to the Irish Inn. Two friends and I were there for lunch in the middle of the week. We had a reservation, but the dining room was not crowded, so we could have been served as walk-in customers. The service and attention to our needs were outstanding. All the staff members were friendly and accommodating. The food was freshly prepared and tasty. We had a variety of luncheon fare. We also ordered desserts, which were delicious. Very much worth the drive to Glen Echo.
  22. B

    Bethesdagirl2020

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Try the baked Cod with pomegranate pear salad. So worth it!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Very nice patio but a loud table behind us and delivery trucks made it noisy.
  24. G

    Gjc808

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this is just a fine place to eat outside for lunch or dinner. the food is good and so is the beer. everyone is nice.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pleasant outdoor seating, food now is significantly better than last year, fish and chips particularly delicious! So was the calamari.
  26. L

    Linda

    Savannah

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good enough that we are coming back for the second night in a row! The outdoor space was abundant, and the food was great. Mussels, cod, seafood stew and Mediterranean platter were all delicious-the last being exceptional!
  27. JO

    JimO

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little bit of Ireland in Montgomery County! Love the ambience, the servers, the food .... especially the fish dishes. Great salmon, great stew. The porch is the best!!!!
  28. M

    Mark

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great afternoon outdoor seating with classic Irish food done well!
  29. H

    Historyteacher

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We have gone here many times over the years and it’s a good place for lunch and dinner. Their lobster roll and blackened tilapia Fish tacos entrees were delicious, Shepard’s pie quite good. Appetizers of mussels, leek and potato soup, and the pear and pomegranate salad all delicious. Service is excellent and non-intrusive. You won’t be disappointed so go!
  30. CB

    CarolB

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening on the porch with delicious corn beef.
  31. DD

    DianeD

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Irish Inn, A beautiful countrylike setting, great menu choices, superb well-prepared dishes with a thoughtful and generous presentation. Ice Cold Guinness on tap, rich chocolate desserts. Booking for "cousins'" gathering in 2 weeks. Reservations suggested. You may remember it as a wild & cool place to check out, with pool table ambiance in the 60's an 70's Now there is valet parking. Diane
  32. M

    Meddy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful as usual! We were able to sit outside as the weather was perfect. This Inn is one of my go-to places any time of the year!
  33. DL

    DennisL

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was excellent, always looking around to see that needs met while walking!
  34. DC

    DCdiner

    Washington DC

    225 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    225 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    It's a great neighborhood place with lively music and nice outdoor ambiance. The food is good and the service was great. A fun and enjoyable place to eat. Stop by Glen Echo Park while there.
  35. U

    Undercover

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Another nice meal in a unique setting for the Bethesda area. The calimari and Greek salad were very good. The service was pretty fast and responsive.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Restaurant had a very strong musty moldy odor. Table top was very sticky. Waiter was not very attentive.
  37. B

    Bernice

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    The food was awful. I ordered the cod with the pear salad. The cod was cooked ok but, really, a tasteless white sauce on white cod, no seasoning, no herbs, nothing to make it look appetizing. It represented eating just to eat. The pear salad had walnuts that seems to be so candied that they should have been on top of a dessert. The waiter first tried to tell me that the restaurant only had candied walnuts. The pears were overripe and should have been tossed out and not served to a customer. All in all, it was a very disappointing dinner. We have been going Irish Inn for a few years because the setting is lovely and it is close to Glen Echo. In the recent past the food quality has been spotty but this time I don’t think it is worth the convenience. If you are charging a decent amount for the items on your menu you should really make some effort to serve fresh as well as appetizing food.
  38. RO

    RobertO

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good service. Fish and chips nicely done but a little bland. Overall, a good experience.
  39. RJ

    RichandJo

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    At the inn there is both the pub and the dining room. We enjoy the ambiance of the pub -- the same menu in both. Noise level not a problem. Food is good and plentiful, both Irish specialties and other entrees. There are selections for vegetarians if someone in your part requires this. Appetizers and salads are great. It feels homey to us.
  40. NP

    NoeliaP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    No one even asked us what we wanted to drink… Cod and salad, period. Not even one side vegetable….

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Irish Inn at Glen Echo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 229-6600.

The Irish Inn at Glen Echo is rated 4.5 stars by 1780 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for The Irish Inn at Glen Echo

6119 Tulane Ave, Glen Echo, MD 20812

Additional information

  • Cross street

    MacArthur Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Bethesda / Chevy Chase

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–8:45 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:15 pm Lunch Sat, Sun 2:30 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Irish, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    The Irish Inn offers a large private parking lot just off Mcaurthur Blvd on Tulane Ave.

  • Public transit

    A short 5 minute walk from the Glen Echo bus stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    As a direct result of extenuating circumstances due to Covid-19, we are providing live Traditional Irish Music on Tuesdays, Some Fridays & Saturdays. For further information, please call (301) 229-6600.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (301) 229-6600

  • Catering

    Off site catering and variety to-go or delivery catering options to suit your needs for any occasion.

  • Private party facilities

    Six private dining rooms for parties of 6-100 people. The Irish Inn offers sit down, cocktail and buffet events for groups of all sizes...perfect for Weddings, Birthdays, Office Functions, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Funeral Receptions, Anniversaries, Rehearsal Dinners.

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