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Elephant & Castle

1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Lbby 2, Washington DC, DC 20004-2401
+1 202-347-7707
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish and chips” (85 reviews)
“poutine” (20 reviews)
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American, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Lbby 2, Washington DC, DC 20004-2401
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here twice on our 4 day stay in Washington DC. The staff were really friendly, they had a good choice of drinks (I was able to get a gluten free IPA which made my day!!) and the food was great.

Thank kiwikirby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't bother if you are planning to dine here. Service was very slow. My order was very disappointing. I ordered the French Dip which comes on a baguette and a side salad. Instead, I got meat on a sopping wet sub roll and cold fries....More

Thank anndH7797YQ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was our first night in DC and we were yet to adjust to the US winter cold. This British pub was just what was needed. Warm soups and hearty meals, great beer and good service. A really nice British style pub atmosphere.

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited one evening had the STUFFED YORKSHIRE PUDDING and CAJUN CAESAR WRAP, both were very nice. Had the chocolate brownie to share for dessert, however it was more like a chocolate sponge then a brownie, but still tasty, just ALOT of it!! Service was good...More

Thank Charlotte L
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We had been travelling for most of the day and our hotel had given us a list of local restaurants. As we walked by we noticed this place was on the list so went in. This place is huge. A little old fashioned looking, even...More

Thank Diane A
Reviewed 7 January 2018

I've been there with my boyfriend and the experience was great! the service is good, very good wine and fair prices. Location is very good and they have happy hour menu (better prices for drinks). Totally worth it.

Thank Tatiana R
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Our family ate here for lunch on a Friday. We could see that it was a popular place and the reviews are positive. I was interested in the fish and chips and they did not disappoint! Huge portion and I could not finish half the...More

Thank bmorris537
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Chris our host was such a star for our first day in USA. He is delightful and so funny and welcoming! Such an awesome dude! Food was good, Deluxe burger was moist and tasty, shrimp gratin was delicious. Spiced coffee was strong and delicious. All...More

Thank Sherree G
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Used to visit when I lived in Chicago and always had a great experience. Couldn't find anywhere unique and reasonably priced while wandering D.C. so decided to stop in for lunch and a drink and was pleased as always. Extremely friendly staff and delicious food...More

Thank levinwest
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for beer on a sunny day. Convenient location with ample outdoor seating. Service was a little slow although it wasn't busy.

Thank Rudder H
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Laura S
6 December 2016|
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Response from 50statetraveler2013 | Reviewed this property |
It was a very short walk. Same side of street
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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