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Old Ebbitt Grill

4.7
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23396 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

NOW OPEN: Sidewalk dining, Carryout - Delivery & Pickup
June 22: Indoor Dining Reopens - Reserve Now

Mask Usage
We know it is no fun to wear a mask while enjoying a night out, but our staff's safety is no laughing matter.
We require all guests to wear a mask while moving about the restaurant, and when speaking to Clyde's employees.
Masks have been a hot topic, with passionate views on all sides. With our team and their families' health at stake, we must err on the side of caution. We hope you will understand and look forward to the day, hopefully soon, when we can all throw our masks in the trash.

Support Old Ebbitt Grill during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 23396 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.6
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is usually a DC hotspot and always proves itself worthy. COVID-19 has let them working hard to make it to the other side. I highly recommend this place!!!

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vipBeckyPJ
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Iconic DC restaurant with delicious food an good value

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SarahK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely meal on 4th of July with a good friend. Great service and food at fair prices. Nice environment. The burger and Buffalo chicken sandwich were great options.

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JohnC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The oysters were fantastic and the Shrimp Friablo could have been spicier bt was very good. The Old Style chicken salad was very delicious.
Our waiter was courteous and prompt! Very nice man.

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vipTheresa
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was pretty good, service was great and the place was cute with a lot of character. However we were seated right at the entrance in a high traffic area which wasn’t very relaxing and not great for social distancing.

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Bummed
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Not the same since COVID. Previously, always 5 stars, awesome in every category. Not now. Very disappointing. Bartender did not know how to make drinks. Lettuce was warm and limp in salad. Crab cakes tiny. Hardly any oysters. Because this is the first poor experience out of many, many years, will go back again hoping they recover.

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Traci
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal meal, service and ambiance as always...so happy you're open again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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JessicaV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was great and the food was delicious! Definitely a great stop in DC.

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vipAmyA
Denver
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and great ambiance! Loved the raw oysters and calamari

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JamesT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very sanitary and courteous so major kudos for that.

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DavidO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Ebbits Grill has reopened in a safe and reasonable matter during the pandemic. The restaurant observed social distancing at all times. We felt safe dining inside.

Of course, the food was great as always. My nephew had crab cakes and I had a bacon cheeseburger. Great to be back in one of my favorite restaurants!

JC
JoseC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only place I eat when I go out in DC. The absolute best!

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vipJonathanV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to have dinner at the Ebbitt! Always welcoming and feels like coming home. My family and I make it a priority to visit the Ebbitt several times a month 🥂.

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vipRaymondL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were wonderful. I like that the restaurant took the extra measures to reduce exposure to COVID-19. They included barriers between tables and offered contactless menus and payment. I will definitely be dining there again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was great! Although it wasn't the normal packed house it was full and the oyster Rockefeller was the best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have take significant steps to mitigate contact and improve cleanliness. Service was exemplary and Jessica was delightful. Did a wonderful job in the face of the adversity of covid and the new standards.

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LillianD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was prepared perfectly. The waiter made great suggestions. One of the best places in DC.

JJ
JoJo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, especially the fresh oysters. Suprisingly good value For being so close to the White House.

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ShawnH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Pastrami sandwich Outstanding. Maybe because I hadn't had one for a while, but it was very VERY tasty with an ice cold beer!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Old Ebbit Grill is a MUST every time i'm visiting DC.

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Detailist
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our 40th anniversary fell during DC's Stage 2 opening during the COVID era. Indoor dining had just resumed at 50% capacity, complete with masks & required distancing. And yet -- we had a lovely meal at the Old Ebbitt. Delicious food, even with a more limited menu. A delightful server, whom we could actually understand through her mask. Courteous staff all around. Just what you'd expect, and enjoy, at this grand restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was first indoor dining experience since restaurant closings- was weird to not have usual energy of Ebbitt, which is one of our regular spots, but felt very comfortable and that space and staff was well thought out and executed. Server was professional but also very welcoming and sweet. Only comment on value was that felt cocktails were overpriced/higher than I recall. Overall though and all restrictions considered was an enjoyable visit and thank you for reopening and doing everything you are to make guests feel safe and keep things moving back in positive direction

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vipkidztraveler
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were quite fortunate to take advantage of the underwhelming crowds (due to Covid). The service and food were both excellent and the respite from the heat were appreciated. We would definitely go back...even with the crowds~!

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Jennifer
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter “Mo” was very nice and it was his first day back to work as well as our first time back to dining inside since the pandemic started. The restaurant was not packed and the food was good as expected. We had a reservation and an enjoyable meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal and service were excellent. I liked that they seemed to take the additional precautions seriously.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great crowd management and social distancing. We lucked into a booth, and the seats in front and behind us were kept blocked, so the only real interaction we had was with the server. Our server was knowledgeable and made great recommendations. We all enjoyed our food, but we were surprised with the small size of the crab cake. The warm brownie with ice cream was perfect for the 3 of us to split.

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vipPauly
Orlando
32 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This was my first visit after the Covid shut down. There was a limited menu but the food I had was excellent as usual. The Oysters were perfect. We had the crabcakes and chicken. Can’t wait to go back.

I was a little disappointed with the service as it was very slow and our waitress seemed to forget things even though the restaurant seem to be at less than half capacity.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

It was my anniversary and we took the last reservation at 8:30pm. From the moment I walked in I was being rushed until the time I left. Terrible experience to have to be in and out in an hour

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vipMarylandMom
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific, as always!

CJ
CarrieJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We were so disappointed in our food. It was very greasy, both mine and my husband's. We always get oysters, and they were good as usual however, we weren't aware there was no happy hour.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our Waitress was outstanding! In the current atmosphere, we were very satisfied with the cleanliness and attention to our safety.

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RobT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in DC + great service! Keep up the great work.

LM
LisaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my fiances birthday and we had wonderful time. The crab cakes were absolutely delicious! Our server was amazing and we were truly impressed! I highly recommend Old Ebbitt Grill. Great food, outstanding service and good drinks!

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vipPW17
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. I do miss the huevos rancheros for brunch but their shepherd's pie was an excellent substitute! Service is always so good.

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KatherineT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely dinner with my husband here on a short weekend visit to DC.

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vipJess
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Our server was wonderful - thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

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vipCVGJetGuy
Cincinnati
123 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A wide variety of menu selections creatively concocted. The oyster stew was amazing and not to be missed.

FAQs

Old Ebbitt Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. Old Ebbitt Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 347-4801.

Old Ebbitt Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 23396 OpenTable diners.

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