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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
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An excellent surprise when I decided to try the tomato soup and bacon, it's something delicious, and the bread pudding is recommended.

Thank Igcfc
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tasty food, service was very friendly and efficient. Relaxed atmosphere with lots of selection on the menu. Something for everyone at this restaurant/pub. Would definitely return if we weren't heading back home!

Thank CPMH2010
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for some beers and snacks. Great spot to do just that. Waitstaff was friendly and efficient. We had some nachos, turkey club wrap (great guacamole on it), beef yorkies, and bacon poutine. The bacon poutine was on point. I thought I was in Montreal. I would order it again in a second. The nachos were also not... More 

Thank jgrote15
Craig W, Owner at Elephant & Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting nad reviewing. Craig E&C Ops More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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516 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a place to have lunch before our 2 PM visit to Ford's Theatre, I came across the Elephant and Castle on Trip Advisor and being very familiar with its namesake in London, I thought that we would give it a try and I am very glad that we did. Although it was quite busy when we arrived just... More 

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

Thrilled you enjoyed yourselves so much. Thanks for reviewing. Craig E&C Ops More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, price, and atmosphere. My waitress Tonya was enjoyable and efficient. Would recommend. I had the salmon. It was a bit done for my taste, but I forgot to specify...so not their fault.

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

Thanks for reviewing Kelsey. Craig E&C Ops More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came with my family and we found it amazing! I had a glorious gluten free burger. Great service! And we felt like we payed a just price for our food.

Thank Perrictus
Springfield, Virginia
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189 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

At just ten minutes from the north end of the mall as well as the ellipse and White House, Elephant & Castle is ideally located in NW DC, especially for a show at the nearby National Theater or The Warner. Pros: location, atmosphere, staff, portion size Cons: pricey Neutral: food quality Info: getting there couldn't be easier (minutes from Federal... More 

Thank JE and JA D
Orange, California
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39 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We were visiting DC and my DIL took me to E&C one day for LUNCH! Oh my, our lunch was soooooo delicious! The menu was so full of fabulous dishes! So many choices! The service was wonderful! Our food came out quickly and exactly as ordered! We loved our lunch trip so much, we went back a few days later... More 

Thank KarBear03
Craig W, Owner at Elephant & Castle, responded to this review

Great to hear you had such a great time in the Nations Capital. Craig E&C Ops More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

On a chilly December night, the Ale & Onion soup and stuffed yorkshire pudding are tasty & satisfying indeed. Other offerings were fine - nothing special.

Thank AnneK0610
Maple Hts
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 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
Craig W, Owner at Elephant & Castle, responded to this review

Great to hear. Thanks for reviewing! 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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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?