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Martin's Tavern

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Georgetown
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1264 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3238
+1 202-333-7370
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09:00 - 02:30
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 01:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:30
Fri 11:00 - 02:30
Sat 09:00 - 02:30
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Philly
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318 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Martin's is a classic and a must see when in Georgetown. That said going there on a Saturday during the holiday season is an adventure. We were initially told it would be a 35 or 40 minute wait, but it turned out to be over an hour with our once being told our table was two minutes away only to... More 

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Thank appetitetogo
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great venue, very friendly, great tradition and good food. The booths are named after former US presidents but the whole place is not pretentious

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Thank jochenrang
Chicago, IL
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A classic tavern. Menu tends a little too much towards "steakhouse" rather than tavern. If you stick to burgers and beers you won't go away disappointed. Explore the neighborhood after dinner. The Kennedys' first house is two blocks down the street.

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Thank DPD_Chicago
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on Thanksgiving night when most other restaurants were closed, and were met by a warm atmosphere in a historic restaurant. Ate the thanksgiving turkey dinner, quite ok even if probably not representative of the ordinary menu

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Thank Frafranz
Houston, Texas
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62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How cool is it to sit in the same booth that Richard Nixon sat in many years ago and right next to the booth where JFK proposed to Jackie O! Not only is the food good, but the history of the place really makes it a place not to miss out on. I had the Sheppard's Pie, which was excellent.... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and teenaged-daughter went here for Thanksgiving dinner. The food was traditional but very tasty - the sort you'd expect when you visit your mother for the occasion. While a bit crowded (mainly by people waiting for their table), the atmosphere was nevertheless cosy. The service was courteous and efficient (perhaps a bit too much so, at times you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good local bar used by Georgetown residents. From the outside you might think it's a bit rough but it's not. Very professional, willing service and a good choice of reasonably priced food and drink.

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2 Thank Johngpsysmith
Annandale, Virginia, United States
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284 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a terrific dinner and drinks with business associates here in! First time visit and it is clear why this tavern has survived the test of time---it is a great place! Cozy-comfortable-- great service --varied menu--lot's of choice!

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1 Thank Richard H
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in DC for about a week and had lots of great food, but this place was top of the list! An historic place, and it doesn't disappoint. Firstly the food, it was the best meal we had all week. We didn't order anything fancy, just a burger and a steak salad. But my partner said it's possibly the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

delightful experience to sit where JFK proposed to Jacquie and see where many former presidents came. we had a small meal and a quick drink - it was empty so we were able to quietly look around at the photos and the plaques.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$24
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 01:30
Monday
11:00 - 01:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:30
Thursday
11:00 - 01:30
Friday
11:00 - 02:30
Saturday
09:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1264 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3238
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Georgetown
  • Neighbourhood: Georgetown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-333-7370
Description
At Martin's Tavern, every sitting president from Truman to G.W. Bush has dined. Ask your server to point out the booth where JFK proposed to Jackie.

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