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The Irish Inn at Glen Echo

1204 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Irish, Comfort Food
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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.
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Phone number
(301) 229-6600
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ted Hughes
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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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Private party contact
Barry Nolan: (301) 229-6600
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Off site catering and large to-go catering options available
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Cross street
MacArthur Blvd
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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.
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Public transit
5 minute walk from Glen Echo bus stop
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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.

Live Jazz on Sundays 5.30pm-8.30pm

See website for upcoming events
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Special events & promotions
Check out our website for upcoming holiday menus and special opening hours
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
What 1204 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDinaTheDiner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 21 hours ago

Best meal ever here. The vegetables were beautifully prepared -cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, broccoli. The filet mignon was excellent. Good bread. Perfect service. The kitchen has definitely kicked up.

vipNB41 (London)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Dining area was crowded and a bit noisy on a rainy night. Bar area looked more pleasant. Food was OK, not special. Service was very good.

viputuathail (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

A delightful experience. Professional service, excellent food and an elegant setting.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Food was great, bloody Marys were average. Good service. We’ll go back.

vipVBDB87 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was wonderful; the service gracious; the ambiance lovely. Totally lovely experience.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Wonderful dinner of Irish comfort foods. But also great oysters and mussels for appetizers.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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

GyroDude (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

SusanC (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  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.