The Irish Inn at Glen Echo

4.6
1701 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.

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
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
What 1701 people are saying
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Ithrowpots
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious, the portions are huge and they are willing to substitute without a blink if the eye. We didn’t feel hurried. Overall, it’s our lunch place every couple of weeks

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing atmosphere with great service and food

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CelesteS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and the service was superior on Thanksgiving Day!

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Cassie
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner -- very nice presentation and good food. Wish there had been a second vegetarian option - not everyone appreciates risotto which was rather plain and not festive unlike all of the other dishes.

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vipEiMiAm
Washington DC
155 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious Thanksgiving dinner from butternut squash soup to enormous helping of turkey (white and dark), stuffing, fresh green beans, balls of mashed and sweet potatoes, ending with pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream and ice cream on the side. Terrific bargain for $50. Wait staff friendly and quick, quiet atmosphere. We were here last year and will return next year.

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ThanksgivingDiner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Menu presented by Opentable when I made the reservation was not available on the day that the reservation was for. Please ensure that holiday menus and limitations for holidays are accurately posted. I am not sure if the issue is with Opentable or the restaurant.

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KrisM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Charming atmosphere with very good food and thoughtful, caring staff. We were there for Thanksgiving dinner and they did a great job with the fixed price 3-course meal. We really enjoyed our meal and the whole experience and look forward to going back.

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Cossie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience all over..food was fabulous...

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vipbethesdalocal
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb , wonder atmosphere, makes you feel like you are on vacation with friends

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vipjenn
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful comfortable ambience for a nice family meal with 3 generations having lunch after attending Mass together. Delicious and down to earth.

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MILANO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ONCE AGAIN A GREAT MEAL
HAVE BEEN HERE MANY TIMESS

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vip2L84ALIBI
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Really disappointed with the Inn. Service struggled and the food was lackluster. Not sure I will go back anytime soon. Too bad!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

There were bugs crawling on our table and the waiter brought us the wrong entrees.

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vipDineAroundDMV
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For dinner or for lunch, the Irish Inn is a WINNER! Great menu selection, friendly, accommodating staff, great menu selection and moderate prices. Love the dinner specials, usually fish/seafood. It's a great place to take out of town guests or have a productive business lunch! I live in Arlington and keep going back!

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DavidV
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, good food, good ambiance, excellent service!

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SebastianP
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice, warm and classic restaurant with variety of drink and platters. We order “Mediterranean platter” and it was delicious. We love hummus. Good beer and comfort place. Jaime the waiter was an excellent person performing a great friendly service. Definitely a good place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Many menu options. Waiter was attentive. Service was well paced. We were not rushed. Portions were good. Tables well spaced.

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MacM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Irish Inn at Glen Echo never disappoints. The service is always friendly, and the food is outstanding.

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vipMidtownfoodie
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another excellent Irish fare dinner, with complementary birthday desserts. Fantastic service and super safe outdoor seating, too. Love this restaurant!

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vipEatoutlots
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Irish stew and Corned beef and Cabbage were Devine.

Our only preference, not a complaint would be for them to break up the slices of Corned beef so it does look like slabs.

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JeanS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and friendly service. . Crab cakes were fabulous

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is awesome. Everything is great. What more can I say?

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GracielaB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are local, we love to go to the Irish Inn, always they make you feel welcome and the service it’s outstanding.

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Quinn
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Four of us spent a breezy Sunday at a late lunch - was it early dinner? - outside at the Irish Inn. We were met promptly and graciously, and although service was a tad slow, we have to remember the distances servers manage from kitchen to grounds.
We ordered a round of drinks and starters, then a second starter. Our meals included one salad with lamb chops added (delicious); one crab cake sandwich, and two Jameson-spiked shepherd's pies. Everyone was completely happy with the drink, the food, and the well behaved dogs who are an accepted part of the Inn's well assembled outdoor scene. Desserts featured fresh apple crumble except for one delightful order of Bailey's mousse. The Irish Inn has made the very best of Covid reality, managing a gracious outside atmosphere. Someday we hope to assemble inside, but while the weather and food are fine, let's do it this way; well worth a side trip.

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LESLIEB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place - best Irish in DC! The atmosphere is brilliant and there is plenty of parking.

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MarthaS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Comfortable outdoor seating with good service and great food

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vip2old2playgames
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining.

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vipBill
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great ambience. Outdoors usually available. Good food.

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Marzi
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed their crab cake sandwich with salad on the side. Delicious.

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vipFrequentdiner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely lunch outside in the new open area created out of former parking. There is still plenty of parking. Service was truly outstanding. And our entree salads were prepared exactly as we asked. The day was beautiful and everyone could feel completely safe and well cared for.

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CarolB
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on a beautiful day with friends that I have not seen because Covid. The whole lunch was wonderful in all areas.

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vipChevy
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The day was lovely and we sat out in the parking lot and enjoyed a fine summer lunch.

RB
RBCOTC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Great place for kids and dogs

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Francophone
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , great service, wonderful ambiance. Loved it

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CharlesR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific place for a laid back dinner ! Excellent drinks and service.

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MarylandMike
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a very enjoyable lunch with friends at the Irish Inn at Glen Echo. I had the mandarin orange and spinach salad topped with medium rare salmon. The food was delicious. The only negative comment is that the side porch was noisy as it can be when crowded.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I’m sorry I forgot to let you know my name at the entrance. We were two Asian women sitting at the patio. I’m sorry if you had a table reserved for us inside!

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Enjoyed a spectacular evening on the open porch - it's good to see everything back in place and a full pub!

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mikeindc
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating available. Dogs are welcome. Service is very attentive.

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RobinD
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Dining out on their deck was delightful. The food was not exceptional but was good and nicely served. If you're ordering the Bailey's mousse, watch out--don't drive!

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 4.6 stars by 1701 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.