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J Paul's

3218 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3615
+1 202-333-3450
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (62 reviews)
“ribs” (28 reviews)
“soft pretzels” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3218 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3615
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had lunch at J Paul’s during a recent visit back to DC (I lived in Georgetown in the 90’s), and I was looking forward to having her experience one of my favorite restaurants. To be honest I was quite disappointed. The...More

Thank Kono14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located right in the heart of Georgetown, this historic gem offers great oysters at happy hour from 4-7. The food is American and a little pricey, but great to sit by the window and people watch...

Thank MauiScott1000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

He have chosen J Paul’s after my wife saw a news reports that chancellor Angela Merkel had lunch here before she met with President Donald Trump. We had the Mahi Mahi Tacos, a burger and the scallops. Incredible tasteful. I can also recommend the oysters....More

Thank Raphael B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Georgetown so it seemed like the place to go. The atmosphere was good and service was attentive. They made a mistake with out order, but quickly fixed it. The food was mediocre, we had burgers and a sandwich. The wings were...More

Thank Alexa P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a quick bite to eat and ending up staying most of the day. The honey old bay wings were delicious. We also enjoyed the homemade sangria!! Hand cut fruit pieces we a great touch. This was a great Georgetown find!

Thank cddayo
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Prompt pleasant service, Steak and eggs and pasta dishes both well cooked and presented. Reasonable prices

Thank hugovert
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

My mom, my 3 kids and I are visiting the DC area for the first time. We spent all morning seeing the sites. We were walking thru Georgetown and decided to check out J Paul’s. It’s rare that we find a place that offers food...More

Thank Emily G
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Mixed feelings about tonight's dinner. We went to the iconic J Paul's in Georgetown. They have photo on the wall of someone who looks like J Paul Getty, but that could be a cheeky joke. When we got there, the noise levels were deafening. The...More

Thank 588Bunny22
Reviewed May 28, 2018

J Paul's is a solid, Georgetown mainstay, with a great pub/saloon vibe, a beautiful 100+ year old bar (from the Chicago Stockyards), and good food. The waitstaff is always attentive, even with my recent party of 8 on a crowded Georgetown University graduation weekend. Standouts...More

Thank C5521MNdanielc
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Had lunch there on a Saturday afternoon. Amiable atmosphere with a menu that offered many choices. Service was good and the food was tasty. Pricey, but not for Georgetown.

Thank Paul C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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