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About The Irish Inn at Glen Echo

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..The Inn at Glen Echo in the 90's...It's seen it all. This country Bar & Restaurant has a neighborhood feel, only a short distance from DC and Bethesda. Re-Opened in 2003 as The Irish Inn at Glen Echo offers great food, wine and atmosphere in a quaint setting. The upscale casual menu offers fresh seafood, hearty meats and the best Irish fare guaranteed. Whether you're in the mood for a delicious Lamb Chops or Steaks or a Traditional Shepherd's Pie....or a Jumbo Lump Crab Cake or our Daily Fresh Catch, The Irish Inn has it all. The Irish Inn combines a traditional Irish Pub with a white table cloth restaurant, complimentary valet and 6 private dining rooms, perfect for any occasion.

6119 Tulane Ave
Glen Echo, MD 20812
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Irish, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 5pm;
Weekend Brunch: 11:00am - 5pm (breakfast dishes until 2:30pm);
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Pub/Patio open all day.

Cross Street:
MacArthur Blvd

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 229-6600

Website:
http://www.irishinnglenecho.com/

Entertainment:
Live Traditional Irish Music on Mondays 7pm-10pm , Live Jazz Music on Sundays 5:30pm-8:30pm, The 19th Street Band every other Wednesday - see website for dates. www.irishinnglenecho.com





Live Jazz on Sundays 5.30pm-8.30pm





See website for upcoming events

Catering:
Off site catering and large to-go catering options available

Parking Details:
The Irish Inn offers a large private parking lot just off Mc Aurthur Blvd & Tulane Ave. They also offer Complimentary Valet Wed - Fri Nights, All day Sat & Sun, and all holidays. Complimentary Valet for large events is also provided. Parking is always easy.

Public Transit:
5 minute walk from Glen Echo bus stop

Executive Chef:
Ted Hughes

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.

Private Party Contact:
Barry Nolan: (301) 229-6600

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Check out our website for upcoming holiday menus and special opening hours

The Irish Inn at Glen Echo Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (34)
Comfort Food (31)
Cozy (27)
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Casual (24)
Good for a Date (24)
Great for Lunch (22)
Bar Seating (20)
Special Occasion (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Authentic (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Great Beer (13)
Live Music (13)
Fun (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Romantic (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Great for Brunch (10)
Business Meals (10)
Good for Groups (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Scallops were not fresh, were small and garnish on them was soggy cauliflower or some over cooked veg

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·Dined 4 days ago

Even after 45 years together, we still enjoy a wonderful, quiet night out together. The Irish Inn is quaint, rustic, warm, and friendly. The food is extremely well-prepared with a wonderful presentation. Service is fantastic and adult beverages to die for. This is a great place for any occassion and cannot wait to go back. Many thanks to the entire staff for a great time on Valentine's Day 2018!

Tags: Romantic, Great Beer, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We met old friends to catch up. We were seated on the second floor in the back. It was quiet and perfect. Our waiter was attentive but not bothersome. The food was delicious, just what each of us wanted on a cold winter night. We had beef stroganoff and Shepherd’s pie with shared desserts. A wonderful evening. We’ll certainly be back soon.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Appetizers were very good (oysters, deviled eggs, calamari), entrees OK but far from great with the “Galway seafood stew” quite disappointing. Biggest issue was the abbreviated wine list and being told that the first two bottles we ordered (Kendall Jackson and Cakebread chardonnays) were “out of stock”. These are not rare wines and left only a few mundane choices for white wines. Not impressive.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Restaurant was busy for a late Friday lunch and parking was a challenge; however, after checking with the hostess learned that Valet Only lot was an alternative although attendant was not available.
Fish and chips were very good; Reuben was acceptable but dry and lacking in flavour; Service was attentive. We ate in the upper level in a small room with lots of daylight shining in. It was perfect for a long lunch where our lingering was not a problem.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Over century old venue, quaint and good food, service - but very expensive for portions served. My very small half sandwich and small soup bowl was $14. For larger entrees, $25 on up.

Special occasion venue

Tags: Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Fantastic as always!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Just doesn't get much better than this. I love this place as a gem of DC. It's just genuine and uncomplicated. If you need to slow down a bit, go sit on the patio with a friend. If you need a great dining experience, bring a business partner. You just can't go wrong.

Tags: Business Meals, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Live Music, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We stopped in after a gallery opening at Glen Echo and enjoyed the food. One can easily eat a 3 course meal or opt for a sandwich. Lots of traditional foods

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Comfort Food, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very convenient to Georgetown hospital & great way to take break.

Tags: Disabled Access, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Had a wonderful meal on our way downtown for a show at the Kennedy Center. Service was very good and the meal was most enjoyable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food is consistently good. It was crowded on Friday night for happy hour and it was a very mild January evening and with the heat lamps on the patio we comfortably ate outside!! Great evening!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent food in a reasonably quiet, charming setting.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Very homey setting that makes a great place for a meal on a cold day. However, the eggs benedict that we ordered were only so so. The English muffin was dry and difficult to cut. And while the eggs and smoked salmon I had were tasty, there was very little hollandaise sauce.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I love going to the Irish Inn at Glen Echo and combining it with a visit to Glen Echo Park next door. This would be a great "in-the-know" date for anyone meeting up with someone unfamiliar with the area! The food and atmosphere at the Inn are outstanding, and there is nothing like a historic roadhouse setting to make food taste great. Not to mention that before being gentrified into the Irish Inn at Glen Echo, it was a rough biker/dive bar for decades called "Trav's," presumably from "Travelers'. Enjoy. Brunch, lunch, dinner, drinks in the pub, you can't go wrong.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Live Sports, Great Beer, Tapas, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were late getting there and still the receptionist and Pub manager were absolutely welcoming and understanding. They found us a perfect corner table near the jazz band and the evening there was such a fun time for everyone!! GREAT staff!

Tags: Vegan, Afternoon Tea, Fun, Cozy, Bar Seating, Romantic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Unfortunately, I have to say I was very disappointed in my experience. We sat at our table 10 minutes before our server came to take our drink order. We had called ahead and were told on New Year’s Eve it would be the same, regular menu. It was not. The food was average at best. The waiter never refilled any of our drinks until we were finished and never asked if we wanted more than one alcoholic drink. They seemed rushed and overburdened. The meal for four was pretty expensive considering the limited menu and bad service. I won’t be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Good portions of well cooked food. Mussels in particular were a good size in a tasty Pernod cream.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always reliable - great service and great ambiance. Food excellent!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Another superb meal at Irish Inn. Tried something new and found it to be wonderful. The service was the usual perfectly-timed and friendly sort that we are accustomed to. The welcome at Irish Inn is always a big one, and the food and delightful atmosphere keep us coming back for more.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Lunch is always tasty and reasonably priced. Service is very good. Love the quiet location.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We booked the restaurant for 3 for Christmas Eve several weeks prior to ensure we got a reservation. At that time it was not made apparent that they would have a fixed menu for that occasion so that came as a bit of a surprise and unfortunately we were not permitted to order a la cart off the bar menu which is pretty good in it’s own right. You can get Guinness on tap here but the choices for wine by the glass could be improved. We tried several things off the fixed-price menu. The highlights were the salmon tartare from the appetizers and the feta crusted salmon and the crabcakes from the entrées. We also tried the vegetarian Bolognese which was just OK. There were three dessert choices so we ordered one of each. We were full at this point. Each desert came with ice cream so we asked our waiter to bring us the ice cream portion of our desserts and pack the rest to go. We were very pleased that they were willing to accommodate us in this fashion, but we were disappointed when we got home and discovered we had two servings of bread putting and no chocolate cake. However, the bread pudding was delicious the next day and traveled much better than the apple tart. Our server was very friendly but could’ve been more attentive. There was a gentleman (not the maître d’) that seemed to be keeping his eye on things scurrying around making sure nothing fell through the cracks and on several occasions make sure that we got attention. I have eaten at this restaurant several times and will no doubt return again. The pub side of the establishment is excellent and the restaurant is a solid performer.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Good Christmas Eve Brunch experience. Good service, quiet dining room (except for the narcissist at the adjoining table) excellent breakfast choices including American, Irish (outstanding), Shepherd's Pie, and French Toast. The quiet dining room is a plus for those who prefer a less raucous conversation. Lots of parking, including valet service.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Oddly, when we showed up on time for dinner, the restaurant was closed. We could see the TV on in the Pub area but the door was locked and there were only one or two cars there. No one came to the door and there was no sign on the door saying it was closed. At the last minute we had to drive around to find another restaurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Christmas lunch with family

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I have been here several times and always love the ambience of this place, especially the fact that you can have a conversation without shouting.
The food was mixed. Shepherd's pie was good as usual, but the charcuterie plate was not so good. Cheeses seemed not fresh, meats were a bit fattier that expected, and it was all served with crackers instead of breads, which is what I'm used to.

All things considered, I'd definitely go back because it's just so pleasant to meet friends there.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We always enjoy our meals at the Irish Inn, but our recent experience was even tastier, more wonderful than usual. They keep creating new menu items and keeping things interesting, and some of the newer additions are absolutely spectacular. And the service is the best ever. BEST ever. I single out Valerie and Nuala, who have been our servers for years and make the Irish Inn the very special place that it is. I can't say enough about how special the Irish Inn is to us; it is homey, welcoming, delightful, and delicious--can't say better than that.

Tags: Authentic, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Fun, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

CONSISTANTLY GOOD FOOD AND GREAT SERVICE. THE SEATING IS WELL DONE, EVEN THOUGH THE NOISE LEVEL WAS PRETTY HIGH (DUE TO A LOUD BIRTHDAY PARTY) IT WAS NOT INTRUSIVE AND THE TABLES WERE A GOOD DISTANCE APART. ALWAYS A VERY PLEASANT ATMOSPHERE.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The atmosphere is friendly, warm and cozy, service is attentive and food is always excellent.
For a comfortable annual holiday dinner with friends, it's perfect.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We arrived at our reservation time but table was not ready. We waited a bout 15-20 minutes and finally just sat in the pub...not what we had in mind. I think that the maitre'd should have offered a round of drinks on the house.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Very attentive, great service. Thanks for concern about the third lunch guest who never showed.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

I always enjoy eating here. The food is always good and the service is excellent. The house is charming.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 13, 2017

This is one underpraised wonderful restaurant! My wife & I are impressed with every visit. Thanks

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I go here often. The combination of being a cozy upscale place, convenient for both Maryland and Virginia folks, and easy parking make it a winner. Food is always good. Several cuts above average. Drinks are generous and prices are fair. Atmosphere is unique due to being in a historic inn.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We had a quiet, undisturbed spot fo our reunion with just the right amount of attention for prompt service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I really love this Inn. Once can actually converse with one's table companions without shouting and the food is delicious. If I'm earlier than those I'm meeting, I enjoy a drink in the very-comfortable bar.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Irish Inn provided a very good atmosphere for business lunch.
Wait Staff prompt and attentive. Great menu selections .
Food arrived in timely and very good.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Met with friends from out of town and was worth the hour long drive across the American Legion bridge - cozy, delicious fare, wonderful wine list and exceptional wait staff. Highly recommend

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The Irish Inn has become my go-to restaurant whenever I meet friends who live in DC, MD and VA. It's simply perfect, with the nicest owners and staff. I think it's the next best things to being in Ireland.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Business Meals, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Fun staff! Great food! Lovely ambiance!

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