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Martin's Tavern

) #48 of 2,580 Restaurants in Washington DC $$ - $$$ American, ,
1264 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3238
+1 202-333-7370
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1264 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3238
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was like stepping back in time to an Irish pub. Quaint and lovely (old world). Food was excellent and you beer drinkers will like it also. This is in Georgetown. Was also pleasantly surprised at parking areas.

Thank cph58
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the pub where JFK proposed to Jackie - now that's real DC history! Good American fare and an active bar help make this a great and cosy dining experience. Try the crab cakes and bread pudding, which were absolutely delish.

Thank Fistikci_Sahap
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really enjoyed our meals here and loved "hanging out" in the Georgetown area. Parking can be a little tricky but we found a place down the block on the street. Pay close attention to posted parking signs. A good menu and a lot of history...More

Thank kcslatts
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a late lunch here on Easter Sunday. Somehow we were thinking that we would miss the brunch crowd and thus didn't need a reservation, but the place was packed. They were able to seat us in a small back room area, which we...More

Thank twovagabonds
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing place, great ambience, food & service .... thought in advance that it maybe touristy (even though I was one!), but it was great.... two brothers running the show were the most natural hosts in the world & their team follow! Great shrimp starter &...More

Thank glennlee78
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has the feel of a traditional English pub with its dark wood panel finish and the booths that are available to sit in. Many of the booths are named after famous American politicians that have sat in those very booths! The food and...More

Thank UkDunkin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really cool place, great food & lots of history. Georgetown is a great place to spend a day and Martin's is a Georgetown institution. Highly recommended.

Thank LCTsays
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at about 1015 on a Sunday for our reservation. No street parking available and we parked in the garage on the next block on Prospect. Believe it was $6 per hour. Quickly seated in a booth and had a diligent efficient and friendly waiter....More

Thank ivytravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat in the proposal booth! Great food! Tried the soft crab...amazing!! Sliders were great too! Great service! Great time!

Thank Lakesfam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for dinner on a week night. Everything from the service to the food and atmosphere was wonderful. If in the area I will want to make a point to come back here.

Thank Alison G
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Samantha H
Do you have any times where you have family seating (under 21) ?
17 April 2017|
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Response from rrupp1966 | Reviewed this property |
I believe children are welcome here but it is more of a college bar and grill atmosphere.
Kirk H
Do they take reservations?
17 September 2016|
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Response from Edward U | Reviewed this property |
Do you have gluten-free options?
12 September 2016|
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Response from JeanneMK | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe they do! Martin's is the best, will accommodate you're diet!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$24
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 02:30
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
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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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