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Lindys Red Lion

American, Pub, Bar
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2010 1st St NW, Foggy Bottom, Washington DC, DC 20001-1003
+1 202-785-2766
08:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 03:00
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Would definitely recommend. Lovely staff and atmosphere. Beer is amazing and is cheap too. Food is reasonable, not a massive menu but very tasty. Would visit again.

Thank Nick C
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80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Ate the most undesirable food on plastic plates with plastic cutlery. Staff friendly and the place was deserted. Definitely. Wouldn't return

Thank Dave P
Buffalo, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

This bar was Very friendly, good food and oh yeah very reasonable. A great find in Washington DC. Owner was very welcoming

Thank RRedlein
Queens, NY
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Four of us happened upon this place one afternoon while walking all over Washington. As people have said before, the owner was quite welcoming and a good conversationalist. We were happy with the prices here, and thought the food was ok. We were excited to find and try the not your father's root beer. As long as you read the... More 

Cheshire UK
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581 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

I really wanted to like this place, from reading previous reviews we thought it would be great for a tasty meal in a quirky environment. Well it the food was OK , disappointingly served on paper/plastic plates with plastic cutlery. My mac'n'cheese was just plain ordinary, hubby's fish & chips were good. The owner is a great guy who obviously... More 

Thank lovetheunexpected
Lauderhill, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

This no-frills pub has the BEST burgers in DC. I've known the staff at Lindy's Red Lion for the past 23 years, and I eat there every day that I am in DC visiting. I also appreciate that when I have a "mo mayo" or special order on my sandwich, I get exactly what I want. Jim & the staff... More 

Thank Lerxst15
McBee, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

If you like character and substance over trends and hipsters, this is the place. The food and drink are impeccable.

1 Thank Joseph F
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

This place has character, friendly staff, and excellent food. Definitely a must try in the nation's capital!

Thank RKMcBolt
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015

Visited this place quite a few times and have to say the burgers are among the best in the city for good variety and quality with value for dollar. Its a fun place both for summer weekend afternoon drinking sessions and late night amusement.

Thank James F
Greensburg, PA
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103 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

As we walked across the mall, my wife said "do you know any little places we can get some food and beer'? Having been to DC many times, I'm surprised that I didn't know a better place within walking distance. We decided to adventure. We were losing patience when suddenly we found this gem. Two floors of seating but the... More 

Thank mrclincolnhigh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Pub, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2010 1st St NW, Foggy Bottom, Washington DC, DC 20001-1003
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-785-2766

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