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The Irish Inn at Glen Echo, Glen Echo, MD

The Irish Inn at Glen Echo

4.5
4.5
1766 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 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 1,766 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
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. B

    Bill

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Overcooked hamburger. Otherwise ok.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great spot
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. 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!!!!
  13. 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!
  14. 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!
  15. 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.
  16. DD

    DianeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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
  17. 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!
  18. 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!
  19. DC

    DCdiner

    Washington DC

    220 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    220 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.
  20. U

    Undercover

    Washington DC

    45 reviews

    4.0

    45 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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….
  26. SD

    SueD

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Crab cake was overly salty and not very good. Corned beef was not very good. Ice cream dessert was delicious! Waiter was very good.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new favorite restaurant!
  28. K

    Kostasgal

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Very loud. Seated some people that crowded where we were seated. Fish and chips: chips were droopy and not cooked well ; fish was mushy and over breaded.
  29. MM

    MarylandMike

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Irish Inn at Glen Echo is my go-to place for lunches with friends! The food is varied and consistently quite good and well-priced. The staff is very friendly and the ambiance is most welcoming!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Fast friendly service.
  31. E

    Ellen

    Washington DC

    158 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    158 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Good food, some overpriced. Good service. Nice ambiance.
  32. A

    Arnold

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening we were able to sit outdoors--always good service and menu has a lot to select from--salads, hamburgers, fish, pasta, etc Lately I seem to be going there with friends for lunch and dinner. I have also been there for a Mother's Day brunch in the past.
  33. RI

    RICHARDC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was lovely, great food and service.
  34. KW

    KarynW

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our brunch experience very much this past Sunday. It was a beautiful day so we sat outside. Toddler enjoyed her chicken tenders and fries, husband enjoyed his fish and chips and my rueben was great. Beer and bloody mary hit the spot as well. We will be definitely be returning!
  35. CM

    CbobM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Homey, comfortable ambiance, service was excellent and Damien is a great ambassador for The Irish Inn. Burgers were delicious and perfectly cooked, salmon also excellent but the chicken pot pie "wasn't as good as my mom's" according to the person who ordered it. Sat in the bar room, which is delightful. The place was crowded but you don't feel jammed in. A fun night.
  36. 4

    4diners

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were excellent.
  37. C

    Cerfer

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was slow and had to go into bar to get check after waiting 20 minutes. Food is ok but Mediterranean dishes need to be upgraded. Don't deep fat fry as it runs counter what that menu is about. Outside seating is a plus in this COVID environment.
  38. W

    Winifred

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely! Thank you so much we really enjoyed ourselves
  39. DT

    DinaTheDiner

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary with family and had a lovely time. Good food, good service, Irish blessing and draft Guinness. This is not a trendy cafe. It's a little bit of home and real hospitality.
  40. G

    Gourmand

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had a lovely Easter Sunday lunch. You can always count on having good food and service. Luckily we didn't have to sit in the parking lot! So recommend you go a little early for lunch to ensure you get a good table. We were seated in the patio which is a great compromise.

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 1766 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 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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