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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (32)
Comfort Food (25)
Cozy (24)
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Great for Lunch (21)
Good for a Date (20)
Casual (20)
Bar Seating (18)
Special Occasion (18)
Happy Hour (16)
Great Beer (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Fun (13)
Authentic (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Great for Brunch (11)
Romantic (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Live Music (9)
Business Meals (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
People Watching (4)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Sports (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 25, 2012

It was a lovely dining experience. Ambiance and service were excellent and the food was very good. It is a charming place and I look forward to returning soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2012

Summer '12 Restaurant Week: yummy sweet onion soup & potato leek soup for lunch. Fish&chips satisfying (could use more fish), tasty reuben sandwich. Good outdoor ambiance & service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 21, 2012

One of our favorite restaurants! Consistently good food and service. The location makes it super convenient for those living in DC as well as the Maryland Suburbs. We have enjoyed sharing the Irish Inn at Glen Echo experience with friends and family. The Irish Inn has wonderful private dining rooms which we have enjoyed for special occasions. Dining in the Pub is also a fun experience -- a little more casual than the main dining room, but it is a wonderful gathering spot for informal dining. Same great menu and beverage offerings. We have also enjoyed dining outside on the deck on Spring and Summer evenings.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 19, 2012

Wonderfully comfortable ambiance, yummy food at appropriate prices, service was flawless.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 19, 2012

Like informal atmosphere and off the beaten track location.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 18, 2012

Wonderful food and ambiance. The outdoor auto valet is the best- friendly and quick. The bar (pub) area is very lively. The restaurant is quieter, and tasteful. One can converse without straining and or struggling to be heard.

I would love it if the outdoor seating area were as elegant as the indoor.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 18, 2012

I was very disappointed with the food. The gazpacho soup was OK, blended tomatoe onions. The fish and chips was a disappointment; they were not crispy, greasy, and fish (may have been tilapia) was fair. We lived nearby and have been there several times in the past for brunch, lunch and dinner. We loved the beet salad and shrimp and grits (neither was on the menu). My daughter is a weekly client but we both have not had good experiences lately. I took a friend there Wednesday and that added insult to injury. The service was very good.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 17, 2012

The food was authentic Irish fare, wait staff friendly and can't wait to go back for rheir live music.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2012

Food was fair at best and the portions small for the pricing. When the bill came for the five of us, they only had the total showed, $200. I asked for a break down and when it came it showed 150. They apologized, but you have to wonder. Likely not returning. Ok for lunch but a waste for dinner.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2012

The food was mediocre at best. We both got the Irish breakfast and it seemed as though everything was undercooked. Also, we were the only table sitting outside (and possibly inside), but had to find the waitress to order. She was pretty quick with the check though!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 9, 2012

We tried a variety of food that was all quite good. the Service was very slow. Refilling waters only when asked several times. Drink rounds very slow. He must have forgot the dessert order and someone was trying to clear our table before it arrived. I have had much better experiences at this inn.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2012

Shrimp and grits were fantastic. Great service as always. Very friendly staff.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2012

One of the few places I've been lately where you can actually carry on a conversation with those at the table without having to yell. Very enjoyable. We'll be back soon

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 24, 2012

The food and service were fantastic!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 23, 2012

Food was very average and hardly Irish! Menu was pretty stale. Don't expect to go back until we hear that the menu and quality of the food has improved.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 23, 2012

We love the Irish Inn! Thanks for a lovely time!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 21, 2012

After ordering their beet salad several times in the past and enjoying it, this time was mushy and unpleasant. Our comment to the waitress seemed to be completely ignored but when repeated to the hostess she said she would tell the chef. There was no apology.
In the past my evaluation of the Irish Inn has been higher.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 19, 2012

The gracious staff never complained when only four showed for our reservation for eight. Our group has met several times at the Irish Inn and we've always enjoyed good food and excellent service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2012

I love the cozy atmosphere. A great lunch place. Shepherd's pie is very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2012

Joel did a great job...give him a raise. Thanks for a super night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 15, 2012

This is one of my favorite spots to have lunch. I dine here frequently and have never been disappointed.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2012

My husband had one of his favorites, corned beef, cabbage, and mashed potatoes. I had the grilled salmon plate and it was awesome. We both love the beet salad and usually eat it a lot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2012

Service was great and food was amazing!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2012

Had some friends in from London on a 6 month assignment, took them to Great Falls and then Brunch at the Irish Inn. They enjoyed the setting and the food.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 5, 2012

Very gracious and friendly reception from hostess and excellent service during meal. We asked to sit outside just off the reception area but regretted it. It was a very cramped dining area with no ambience, uncomfortable seating and a view of asphalt! Maybe it works for receptions as a bar area, but as for a sit-down dinner space that we could enjoy with our guests, it was not up to a level I would have wished for. Better chairs and tables with tablecloths and an ambience that doesn't suggest a kid-friendly lunch place would have helped. It's fun to feel that you've escaped the city for a nice dinner out but except for the excellent food, I didn't feel much of that in your outdoor area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2012

We been many time and everything was excellent as always. The food is great and great location for eating outdoors.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Savannah)·Dined on June 3, 2012

We had brunch on Sunday on the porch. The ambiance was great, however, since the tables are so close together it makes it prone to accidents. A server spilled some liquid on one of the guests. The Valet parking was great and efficient.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 18, 2012

poor acoustics
needs interior updating...felt musty

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2012

Great food and great service in a nice setting.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2012

Enjoyed mother's day brunch on the terrace. Excellent Irish fare and great service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 12, 2012

It was mother's day weekend and very busy.
Our waiter was very nice, but we waited for
over an hour for our food. That was our only
complaint.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 10, 2012

Service was very friendly. Coming here is always comfortable and relaxed. Food is great, atmosphere is homey. We'll be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 7, 2012

We were a group of ten seated upstairs in a private room. Our waitress had only been there four days but she was extremely competent, knew the menu and was very sweet. We were well taken care of, enjoyed our dinners & had no problem getting separate checks. We eat there regularly but usually are a smaller group. . Everyone from the valet to the bus boys treats us nicely. Food is consistently delicious. We love the Irish Inn!!!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 6, 2012

A great place with amazing food. Did feel like we were forgotten after the appetizer arrived for a bit, but when our meals showed up and we took a bite all was forgiven.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 5, 2012

We love the Irish Inn at Glen Echo.. it's the perfect meeting place between Tysons, Arlington and Chevy Chase/Bethesda. And the food is great!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 3, 2012

A charming neighborhood restaurant. I have never been disappointed!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 28, 2012

The food was a mixture of "Irish" and a nouveau cuisine. Though there were not many options the choices were quite varied. They could have had more vegetable dishes beyond the salads. Though the service was adequate it was not what one might expect in this price range and location.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 28, 2012

Enjoyed it! Food was very good. Service was above-average. Loved the ambiance. We sat in the dining room, found it pleasant, quiet and romantic. The bar was great, too!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 28, 2012

Good food, great beer. Allowed to linger for lunch which made it quite nice.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 26, 2012

best fish and chips in town. every year we celebrate my now 13 year olds birthday at the glen. this year as in years past they deliver a nice dessert along with a song :) It's still a special time for him.

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