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J Paul's

3218 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3615
+1 202-333-3450
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (61 reviews)
“ribs” (23 reviews)
“crab soup” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
3218 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3615
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Calamari Caesar salad as starter and the combo with bbq ribs and crab cakes for mains - all delicous and highly recommended. The ribs in particular were great.

Thank Peterk9999
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you get in to J. Pauls, Make a reservation ahead in the front room with big windows and comfy chairs. I ordered an egg sandwich, it was sooo big I could only eat half..pilled with homefries and cornbeef and sausage! What? the basket...More

Thank Babushka22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with my wife at J'Pauls. We had the Maryland crab soup with was very good. We shared the J'Pauls combo, which consisted a half slab of BBQ ribs, crabcake, coleslaw and fries. The BBQ ribs are the best I've ever tasted. It was...More

Thank GordonCP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch and enjoyed the great drinks and oysters. It was packed on a Saturday so we had to wait and stand by the bar until a spot opened up. We ended up eating at the bar and it had these cool...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ate at this location while visiting Georgetown. Had a great time during brunch. The food and service were equally amazing. Great way to start a nice day in Georgetown. Eat here and then go on a nice stroll by the river.

Thank Chazzo04
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We got a lovely seat by an open window, service was good & food was delicious - would recommend this place

Thank Mags M
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere. Dark historic bar with open windows onto the sidewalk to people watch. Just be careful going upstairs to the restrooms. Steep stairs, no handrail on part of the stairs and the floor is uneven. Our waiter was fabulous, informative and very attentive. I...More

Thank Victoria B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We popped in for a quick bite and had the crab entree which was really good to share with a bottle of cold wine. Service was good and it looked a popular place! Would return again.

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Went here with family on a Sunday night. We sat very near the open window and enjoyed the cool air and people watching. Service was excellent and the food was very good! Bar food including burgers, sandwiches, appetizers, and some main entrees. Two tween boys...More

Thank ewachtler
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Vibrant restaurant on M street with good reasonable prices food Really enjoyed the Reuben and would definitely come back

Thank Timp9434
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3218 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3615
    (Wisconsin Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Foggy Bottom, Circulator Bus
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Georgetown
  • Neighbourhood: Georgetown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-333-3450
J. Paul’s is Washington’s quintessential turn of the century American Dining Saloon. The J. Paul’s bar in Georgetown is itself a 100 year old mahogany shotgun bar, built by the Brunswick Balke Coolander Company and was previously housed in a grand saloon in the Chicago stockyards. Many will swear over their scotch that Al Capone himself bellied up to that very bar. Antique brass elevator doors from New York’s Waldorf Astoria frame the back dining room.

A few short blocks from the Potomac River, in the heart of fashionable Georgetown, the original J. Paul’s has become an institution. Every day, politicians, journalists, artists, business people and Washington personalities share tables with students, tourists and ex-Pats in the nation’s capital. Don't miss out on a visit to this DC institution!
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