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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

4.0

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (28)
Casual (21)
Comfort Food (17)
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Cozy (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Good for a Date (13)
Fun (13)
Great Beer (12)
Authentic (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Live Music (7)
Business Meals (6)
Romantic (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
People Watching (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Healthy (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Scenic View (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Seasonal (2)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Very nice and personal care that made us feel that the restaurant personnel wanted to make our experience especially enjoyable.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Food is good, but Caesar salad was wilted and small and bowl of soup was over priced . Fish tacos are always great here. Nice quaint atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Always a go too place for our family; cozy, warm, and you can talk. Oysters are a special plus.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Had tickets to Adventure Theater right next door so took our granddaughters to eat here before the show. Food was excellent, dessert perfect size for each of them, and we were out in plenty of time for the show. Definitely will go again.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Charming atmosphere, good food and good service. Nice venue for outdoor dining in the summer.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

This was a "friends get-together" - location convenient to Virginia and to Maryland and NW DC. We like the service. For a quiet table, the upstairs is hard to beat. Food was OK but not great. Three of us had the Maryland crab cake. This one was long on cake and short on crab. Although, admittedly, we are spoiled by absolutely fantastic crab cake offerings at Dutch's Daughter in Frederick and at the Cosmos Club of Washington. My advice to the restaurant: you should at least double the amount of crab meat you put in this dish. That will depress the "other" (cake) from 80% to 60%. Yes, it will cost more. But it will be well worth it!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Always love the Irish Inn...the only reason it gets four stars instead of five is that it's quite dark

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Romantic, Live Music
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great spot. We ate in the Pub. The food was okay, nothing special. Mostly enjoyed the calamari, beer, and ambiance. Will try the Restaurant fare next time.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Live Music, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Wonderful cozy ambiance. Delightful setting. Nice staff.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Great Beer, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Recipes used need some tweeking to made ok food really delicions food

Tags: Organic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Starting with the car parking attendant to ALL the waiters/waitresses, the staff was kind, warm, affectionate. The food took a long time to be served, but when it came it was delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always enjoy dining at the Inn at Glen Echo. Love eating on the patio when weather is good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We were well greeted by the host and seated right away. The service was excellent by the waiter that took care of us. Enjoyed our lunch very much.

Tags: Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great neighborhood place. very accommodating staff, good service, easy for an older person to get in and out of restaurant- we use it all the time and plan on going back(!)

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

One of my favorite places! Always good! I havebeen going here since they opened. I love the Sunday brunch, happy hour, and dinners!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Service was so-so. Had different waiters mid-meal, with no introduction or reason why and food was served somewhat gruffly and pretty much plopped down in front of us.

Sat upstairs and table was cramped with one next to it. Back of chairs almost touched. Slid table over and back further to create a bit more room.

Would go back because a neat place, close to home, and I like the menu, but probably not a 3d time if the service is the same.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Lovely dinner, very professional service. My fish and chips was a bit greasy, but the fish was nice.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Exceeded my expectations in all areas. I would return. Prior reviews of specific food items are accurate.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Our family enjoys going to the Irish Inn for special occasions. The staff treats us well and the food is reliably good.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food was excellent, as was the service. The draft beer was very good as well. The Ruebens were outstanding - the corned beef was great. I had the walnut crusted cod, which was good, and it came with a Greek salad, which was probably the best salad I've had in a long time! The only improvement I could suggest involves the creme brûlée we had for dessert. I thought the added lemon and vanilla flavor was overpowering and unnecessary. A traditional creme brûlée would be better.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 23, 2017

...wee are repeat customers at the Irish Inn[and their other store as well]. We always look forward to our visits and good food!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Waiter was attentive and friendly. Food was good. would recommend to friends

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We usually like the food at the Inn but our experience lately has been somewhat disappointing. I had the crab cakes and they were cold and stale. Seemed like they were reheated in a microwave after sitting around a few days. They were dry and tasteless, not at all like the jumbo lump meat crab cakes typical of Maryland. My husband's pot pie, usually a favorite, also seemed duller than usual. Our friends' amber jack dish was better, but then, it was the favorite recommended dish that day. Hope you get back to the old menu and more fresh food soon.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The Irish Inn has a great outdoor dining area. When the weather is pleasant, it's an excellent place to have a drink and a sandwich or salad. When it comes to entrees, choose carefully. My wife got a rack of lamb. The presentation was fine, but part of it was raw, not medium rare. That eventually was corrected, but the meat was pretty tasteless. I got walnut crusted cod fillet. Sounded good. It wasn't bad enough to send back. The portion was quite generous. Unfortunately, the fish was between tough and solid, not flaky. It also didn't have much flavor. The Greek salad that was the side made the fish palatable. I'm a big eater, yet I left half my portion

We've often dined here over quite a few years. We want the Irish Inn to continue to thrive. I suggest diners select more standard fare--fish and chips, burgers, shepherds pie, lamb chops, and the entree salads. It's a good place if you follow our guidance.

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere in a lovely setting. Best fish and chips.

Tags: Live Music, Cozy, Comfort Food, Authentic, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We had our anniversary dinner at The Irish Inn. They gave us complimentary champagne to start our evening, and let us move to our "special" table when it opened. They were very kind to let us have a very long and relaxed dinner. No pressure to move along. Good food, and great service.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Seasonal
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We had a lovely lunch on Labor Day. Everything was fantastic. Loved the outside seating. Can't wait to go back in the Fall.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

We had a lovely brunch, eating outside. I had the Whole Wheat Pancakes - these were excellent, though I wasn't crazy about the Irish sausages. They truly were Irish sausages, not enough spiciness for me. My friend had the Eggs Benedict, and she liked them.
The tables are a little close together outside; however we arrived early (11:30) and not too many people were there yet, so it still felt private.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Courteous, friendly staff. Good food. Wait staff sufficiently attentive. Only complaint is that the noise level was a little more than I liked.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Close to Glen Echo park. Some menu items unavailable, wish the wait staff would note that before we made our choices. Still a good place with many menu choices.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Good. Easy parking at lunchtime. Convenient. Reasonable.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We had a pleasant experience with this neighborhood restaurant. Good salads and service. Good vegetarian dish

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Close to Glen Echo park. Clearly a favorite for many as we see the same couples week after week. Some menu items unavailable, wish the wait staff would note that before we made our choices.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Great food and service as usual. It is so convenient to get there from Virginia to meet friends from Maryland - a nice in between spot and with its own parking lot to make parking and access easy.

Tags: Fun, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Casual, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Wonderful experience!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

All good as per my past review however the egg plant with Spaghetti Squash was very light on the egg plant. Teeny pieces started a cubed but pretty much disintegrated into a soupy collection at the bottom. Mis-read and thought I was getting a slice of egg pant topped with squash. Tasted good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

This was our first visit to the Irish Inn. It was a lovely evening and we were glad to get a table out on the patio. I had fish and chips, and my husband had the fish sandwich. Both were delicious.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Attentive service, very good authentic Irish fare (though our bread basket was lacking some of the more interesting breads we'd had on a previous visit). The decor needs updating badly: it looks tired and unappealing, and the carpet was dusty and gross looking. Good live band. Parking is tight.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

We enjoyed the evening and will be back for Sunday night live jazz.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Live Music
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 30, 2017

In the old days The Irish Inn was good but overpriced, so we hadn't been back in ages. It will be a much shorter time before we are back again. The setting is charming. Food has gone global but there are still a number of good fish choices. I had a sort of northern cioppino special, very tasty, and spouse (who is picky about such things) much enjoyed the fish & chips. Check out the imaginative cocktails and attractive wines, including by the glass. Be aware that the "plentiful" private parking is mostly valet: if you want to park yourself, find a spot in front. If you drive to the back, you will end up parking on the street.

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