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Old Ebbitt Grill

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Downtown / Chinatown
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675 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5702 (15th between F and G)
+1 202-347-4800
07:30 - 02:00
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Sun 08:30 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 02:00
Fri 07:30 - 03:00
Sat 08:30 - 03:00
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Lovely old building, interior reminiscent of an English gentlemans club, atmosphere reminiscent of a fun day out at Disneyland. As British gentleman, I love both of the above, but found the experience slightly surreal. Surroundings awesome, food was slightly better than average. Overall I loved it, I will probably find it better if I get used to it. I would... More 

Thank Bill P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

I loved the decor! I sat at the bar and the service was prompt and kind. The grilled turkey sandwich was great, but the fries had an enormous amount of salt added to them. I would def recommend to anyone who is looking for a non chain restaurant.

1 Thank Lookingforgoodstuff
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

go for happy hour all the oysters are half off!!! not much else I can say lol... great location in a historic building across from the department of treasury

Thank Jcpinmiami
Saint Louis, Missouri
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Old Ebbitt Grill is a DC institution and it never disappoints. When I'm in DC I add this to my list of dining out options. Mussels as a starter and Red Snapper as an entree is my favorite dinner combination here.

Thank Brandi N
Exeter, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

I visited this restaurant twice during my stay in Washington DC on a business trip last April. Clean, vibrant atmosphere, very good food, friendly staff and a service that was quick considering how crowded it was.

Thank Coralmaya
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

The Old Ebbitt Grill has great atmosphere, great food and beautiful wall décor. Their food is outstanding and at a great value. I'm looking very forward to eating there again this spring during The National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Thank Dave H
Brooklyn, New York
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Great staff, and nice bar. Group enjoyed a nice assortment of beer and cocktails. Food was very good. Pretty good value for the price. It is recommended by many folks that visit DC for business and I would agree - it should be.

Thank Chris D
Las Vegas, Nevada
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

We love Pacific Coast oysters and wanted to try some Atlantic. Someone had told us that Old Ebbitt Grill had a great oyster bar so we stopped by. They were very good and we enjoyed the experience so much that we came back the next morning for breakfast. We were very pleased that the breakfast was so good! My husband... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Great historic building, professional and kind staff, varied menu. The food is good and service is fairly quick, considering how crowded it was both times we ate here. I would highly suggest reservations for both lunch and dinnertime.

Thank KCot130
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is the place to go - for tourists and locals alike. Best value restaurant in DC and there's something for everyone. The atmosphere is nicer than what the prices would indicate. All the food is great; I love taking out of town visitors here! It's a great restaurant for business, family, couples or friends.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
American, Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 03:00
08:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 675 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5702
    (15th between F and G)
  • Public Transportation: Metro: Red Line to Metro Center, Orange/Blue to McPherson Square
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-347-4800
Established in 1856, the Old Ebbitt Grill was a favorite of Presidents Grant, Cleveland, Harding, and Theodore Roosevelt. The restaurant's decor is comprised of a Beaux-Arts facade, mahogany and velvet booths, and bars set in marble, brass, and beveled glass. Old Ebbitt serves a diverse selection of food including steaks, seafood, pasta, sandwiches, and also features an Oyster Bar with oysters form both coasts. Open early for breakfast and weekend brunch, and serving lunch, dinner and a late-night menu.
Private and semi-private dining rooms including a rooftop overlooking the monuments and The White House.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?