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Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5702
+1 202-347-4800
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
675 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5702
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Old Ebbitt has the most courteous staff! The crab cakes are a delight! Tasty coleslaw and fries, but the best is the vanilla brownie with ice cream. The atmosphere is wonderful!

Thank kimberly a
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

By chance walk in, Lively and energized place. Great staff, seated right away. Good drinks, very good steak frites. Wife’s salad was awesome. Our waitress was great. Oldest saloon/ bar in DC.

Thank Glen T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food and service was great. Really fun and the seafood rivals our fresh Florida seafood. Service was a 10!

Thank Thbull
Reviewed yesterday

Lunch crowd was bustling and numerous. Sandwiches were very good as was the service. Beer was cold and the plate filled.

Thank mickeyspillane
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed my dinner. Joined a friend to catch up so we requested a quieter table to be able to hear each other. We had very nice service. I enjoyed my chicken. It was moist and flavorful. My friend had the scallops and she raved about...More

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was skeptical when I walked into the restaurant. It felt dank and dated. A velvet like material covered the booth seats and it just didn’t feel fresh. However, the food and service made up for it. The place was very busy in the 6pm...More

Thank LadyfromtheBoot
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I definitely recommend having lunch or dinner at this place. You absolutely must stop, even if only for a drink and to look around.

Thank J S
Reviewed 2 days ago

The location is fantastic and well worth strolling in after a morning of exploring museums or the National Mall. It is big but not too noisy, decorated kind of like a saloon, and it's very comfy. The service and food were great - a simple...More

Thank Kristijanson
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wanted to visit this historic eatery. Was a bit of a wait to get a seat but not too bad. Ended up in the newer area, but they did a good job blending the new to the old. Staff were friendly and accommodating. Food was...More

Thank rlindy738
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best crab cakes in DC and enjoyable, rich history in the bar! The crab cakes are all crab and minimal flour just enough to keep it together. Make reservations to avoid long wait.

Thank Raymond S
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Jennifer C
May 1, 2018|
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Response from Battle_Ground_WA_Jim | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry for the delay. The lighting is very subdued. There were no flashing lights and the bar area is dim. The dining area is well lit but not "bright white".
May 8, 2017|
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Response from Julia C | Reviewed this property |
Yes they offer valet parking for $12 Mon-Sat after 6pm and Sun after 8.30am
April 16, 2017|
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Response from 935vernitag | Reviewed this property |
Yes, casual is fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
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
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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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