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Martin's Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
1264 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3238
+1 202-333-7370
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (60 reviews)
“welsh rarebit” (18 reviews)
“crab cakes” (64 reviews)
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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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1 - 10 of 833 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

It is an institution in Georgetown, but has become a victim of its own success. Great political history at the restaurant but food wise, it was decent. Onion soup and mussels were ok, nothing special. The main course has many comfort food offerings. The Tavern...More

Thank Billy O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Oldest restaurant in Dc. Excellent old tavern ambiance. Good food and reasonable prices. Excellent service all around.

Thank Alberto13_13
Reviewed 6 days ago

Martin's is a very nice comfortable spot to grab a meal a little way off of M street and not a far walk from Georgetown's campus. The food is good, and if you're lucky enough to get one of the special tables then you can...More

Thank LAT681
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there on 21 November. I have a Lot of allergies and the maneger has been very kind With me and the food was amazing. The staff is professional and if We come back to WDC we retourn to Martin.

Thank Grazia H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decorated beautifully and very good wait staff. Georgia was wonderful on her first day and she was assisted by Luis. The soups were delicious and hot. Everything was very good.

Thank gbwcs
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were strolling down Wisconsin Avenue and stumbled on Martin's tavern. We had lunch with my son and had Meatloaf, Beef Chili and a Ruben sandwich. Like I said, good food, good people, good price!!

Thank daved510
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cozy place with lots of history. Food was good and arrived quickly. Portions were generous and staff were very pleasant.

Thank mdnp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the best restaurants I have been to in a very long time! The food is fabulous, but the ambiance and history are even better. There is a man who came over to our table and told us all about the history...More

Thank Jhn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Martin's is very much a family bar. Lots of locals and regulars pack this joint. Its very tight space and initially not "cozy" to the eyes. But stay a while and you'll feel like you're on an episode of CHEERS, where everybody knows your name....More

Thank Aneesah A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a very comfortable restaurant. Good brunch, though. Very good corned beef hash. Very nice wait staff.

Thank Traveler98769876
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Samantha H
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
17 September 2016|
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Response from EdwardU854 | Reviewed this property |
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, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
9:00 AM - 2:30 AM
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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