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Elephant & Castle

$$ - $$$
Downtown / Chinatown
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1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Lbby 2, Washington DC, DC 20004-2401
+1 202-347-7707
10:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Maple Hts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I loved the food! Great menu choices! The service was awesome and very quick for lunch hour! I would definitely go back.

Thank Lynetric R
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited here on a weeknight and the atmosphere was buzzing, both inside and outside. Prices reasonable, great food and beverage selection. And they have cider. Do you know how hard cider is to find the US!! Minor quibble, the service was slow and the waitress was no where to be seeing when wanting to order food or further drinks.

Thank mellouisem
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in for some bar food and a round of drinks. I ordered the mini-Yorkies, which should be puff pastry rolls filled with beef and gravy. Instead, it was a small casserole dish with completely soggy pastry bits on the bottom, and a mound of roast beef and gravy on the top. Also, when my husband ordered a Guinness... More 

Thank The_Twit
Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of things are closed downtown on the weekend. We were so glad to find this alternative to the food trucks. We were very hungry, service was great, highly recommend the pretzel appetizer. Prices were lower than expected but it was still $75 for 5 of us. We were able to find street parking with little problems. One of the... More 

Thank hnshopper
Craig W, Owner at Elephant & Castle, responded to this review

Appreciate the kind review! Craig E&C Ops More 

Sebastian, Florida, United States
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131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had this place recommended by a employee at the Smithsonian, and he was so right. The atmosphere enveloped us when we walked into the place. The service was top notch and friendly. The food was great, my wife had chicken pot pie which she loved and I had bacon wrapped meat loaf which I loved but there was not... More 

Thank Dave C
Craig W, Owner at Elephant & Castle, responded to this review

Bacon does make everything better doesn't it! Sorry the portion was up to par though. Thanks for reviewing. Craig More 

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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in at the Elephant and Castle on a recent visit to DC and found it to be a fun place to have a few drinks. The atmosphere and service was very enjoyable, with a fairly decent selection of draught beers. This is not however a place to expect high quality fair, but that being said not a bad place... More 

Thank Mrvermont
Bothell, Wa
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day on the National Mall we decided to stop for dinner. I had the chicken pot pie while my wife chose the steak and mushroom pie. Our server was friendly and quick and the pies were good. The chicken pot pie was a little too peppery, but otherwise very tasty. My wife said the steak was a... More 

Thank normana53
Craig W, Owner at Elephant & Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Norman. We'll look into the quality issues during your visit. Thanks for letting us know. Craig E&C Ops More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

NIce place to drop off for a brew or some pub food. Good pub atmosphere with extensive menu. Close to the White House and Washington Monument.

Thank Pirooter
Craig W, Owner at Elephant & Castle, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed yourself! Craig E&C Ops More 

Albany, Oregon, United States
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bar type atmosphere with great prices at Happy Hour. A bonus is that most of the wait staff are very well versed in politics (most are out of work staffers) so while you eat you can get your civics questions answered.

Thank Bart P
Craig W, Owner at Elephant & Castle, responded to this review

Hey it is DC after all. Thanks for stopping in. Craig E&C Ops More 

Southam Warwickshire
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here a couple of times whilst staying in Washington DC and were very surprised with the quality of the food. It looks like aa English pub and offers a good selection of English and American dishes. The quality of the food was excellent. My husband , who is quite a fussy eater said that the Chicken pot pie... More 

Thank Kirsty P
Craig W, Owner at Elephant & Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing and recommending. Craig E&C Ops More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Lbby 2, Washington DC, DC 20004-2401
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-347-7707

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?