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Clyde's at Mark Center

4.5
3416 reviews
$30 and under
American

Top tags:

Casual
NOW OPEN
Indoor, Outdoor, Carryout

Mask Usage
We know it is no fun to wear a mask while enjoying a night out, but our staff's safety is no laughing matter.
We require all guests to wear a mask while moving about the restaurant, and when speaking to Clyde's employees.
Masks have been a hot topic, with passionate views on all sides. With our team and their families' health at stake, we must err on the side of caution. We hope you will understand and look forward to the day, hopefully soon, when we can all throw our masks in the trash.

Support Clyde's at Mark Center during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3416 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friends and I went to celebrate 2 birthdays with lobster specials. The food was fabulous and the service impeccable. I felt totally safe there in terms of Covid precautions.

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CoryP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were seated outside and the sprinklers came on twice.

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Barbec
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

the oysters were delicious as always. Service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was so helpful and pleasant. I really enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant and the decor in the hallways were lovely.

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JaneH
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My hangar steak & garlic truffle fries are my go-to dinner here! Can do Jed perfectly medium rare! They also do a great job with social distancing! Win-win!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good social distancing, good wait service and management. Split dishes for us. Ravioli dish was not hot, one person got wrong entree and while plate and sautéed spinach were very hot, the bratwurst were not hot. Have eaten here many times over the years and food was better than just satisfactory. Manager apologized for wrong order and corrected it and heated up the ravioli; also offered two desserts on the house. Got two extra glasses of wine instead. Our friends have eaten at. Lodes 3 times during Covid and I think they were ok with the hospitality but we will probably go elsewhere until these dining restrictions are over. Carlyle is closer to us so would probably go there.

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vipAmantediTavola
Washington DC
188 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time dining in a restaurant since March; a friend had recommended Clyde's for its outdoor safety precautions. It turned out to be a very good experience. Tables were under a tented area and spaced far in excess of 6 feet -- more like 8-10 feet. Disposable paper menus and all servers masked and gloved. We are asked to stayed masked if we moved from the table and when interacting with servers., which was by no means inconvenient. The food was reliable as one would expect from Clyde's. A nice variety of NE oysters on offer (just wish they could be labelled instead of hurriedly recited). Lobsters were a good value. Decent wine offerings at several price points. Reserving was a hassle though -- had to settle for 4:30 pm although tables were empty throughout our dinner and there seemed to be at least one walk-up. Sad to hear that due to unavailability of heaters outdoor seating will soon be ending.

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vipDianeY
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food was just okay. I have dined in the past at Clyde’s and the food was much better. Maybe the change is due to the pandemic period.

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vipLawrenceC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

As always, good food at a reasonable price. We ate outside, which was perfect.

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StephanieS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cubano sandwich should use higher quality mustard than a yellow mustard. Otherwise, food was quite good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table by the fireplace

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vipAlexandrian
Washington DC
73 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Thank you Clydes for a very nice Friday evening. We appreciated the special care during these times and are grateful to enjoy a lovely evening at a favored restaurant! The steak and lobster were delicious---

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great experience at Clydes.

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BarbaraC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Another enjoyable experience, even if it is in a parking lot.

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vipfoodmaven
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

One of our few restaurant meals out since Covid 19 restrictions were begun. The tent made for a pleasant environment for lunch. Service was slow and less than attentive, but we weren't in a rush and I think they're running on short staff both in terms of servers and the kitchen. The big disappointment was the lobster. We've been going to Clyde's for the lobster special for over 20 years. And the lobsters have always been great, flown in fresh daily and sold in quantity to happy diners. Well, my husband's lobster was less than fresh, not off, but definitely not alive the day before. I had a reuben sandwich and the corned beef was just perfect, thinly sliced, still rare, not too salted. If I had gotten the lobster, I would have sent it back, but my husband didn't want to make a fuss. So nice to get out but so very disappointing that his meal was less than mediocre.

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JohnR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and very relaxed dining. I highly recommend Clyde’s.

JM
vipJMSIP46
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very safe place. Restaurant takes appropriate steps to ensure safety from the spread of COVID 19 - masks, sanitizing menus, seating, tables, etc., and social distancing - indoors every other booth with plexiglass dividers. Give Clydes an A+

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vipSeniorCitFoodie
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

For outdoor dining during this pandemic, Clyde's at Mark Center offers an outstanding setting. The restaurant has covered a sizable area of its parking lot with awnings and umbrellas to accommodate dining parties of different sizes, all well distanced from each other. (Note: The outdoor dining area has expanded considerably since it was first offered early in the summer.) The distance between the outside tables also makes the dining experience quieter than it sometimes is inside the restaurant.

We went there, on this occasion, specifically for the lobster special--which, at $22, including fries and slaw, is a real bargain. I think the special runs until the end of October.

Service is always good.

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jls44
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clyde’s has done a nice job with the tent outdoors. Big planters and lots of space between tables make for comfortable dining. Service was great, and the food is the same, dependable dining experience as always.

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viphiphop
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outdoors, and their outdoor space is excellent. Servers are very careful and wear masks and gloves. You are asked to put your mask on whenever a server comes to your table. Food is superb. I had the fresh lobster and felt just like I was in Maine! Definitely a place to go and I just hope they get heaters so this wonderful journey can continue in the colder months ahead.

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vipCCDog
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster night!

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FabulousFoodie
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service! Our waiter name was Shawn and he was so attentive and so was the manager! The safer protocols due to Covid was excellent!

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AlexS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were super organized. all polite and friendly. the safety features were spot on!. hand sanitizers and paper towels on the ready.
The food was very good. My Steak frites was bigger last time I visited in Georgetown.

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BarbaraC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable experience. Becoming my go to place.

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uscwest
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the things I look forward to every time they have them is Maine Lobster. Me, my wife, our daughter and son-in-law made a reservation. I ordered a dozen raw oysters which rated right up there with the best I have ever eaten. All 12 were plump and tasty with a nice salt water taste. I ordered a pair of lobsters with no sides, our son-in-law, who had never eaten a whole lobster ordered a single with sides and we both enjoyed them. Our daughter ordered the steak, which she said was perfectly cooked and delicious. My wife ordered the meatloaf. It was a large serving and we brought some of it home, which I later made into a sandwich. It was delicious. All in all we had a very enjoyable experience.

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vipJudithD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

I have been going to Clyde's for many, many years. I guess blame it on the COVID but our "service" was terrible. First, I ASKED, specifically, for my lobster NOT to be cracked. Some of "the best" lobster juice is contained in those UNCRACKED lobster claws!! I'm a New Englander hailing from Boston. I know. Our waitress was not attentive. We had LONG waits "in-between." I'm hesitant to return for "outdoor" dining.

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Gina
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Staff was wonderful, and very kind. I do wish they came around more frequently to the table. It was nice we weren’t rushed, but we rarely saw our server. The food was delicious- just priced at the higher end. The ambiance was very cute. The inside seating was every other row and every other booth. The outside seating looked well lit too. If you’re looking for a safer option due to the PHE this is a topic pick for safety. Oh and of course the place is very cute.

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vipChrisc
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Outdoor dining is nice; great service.

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vipVirginiaG
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal and felt perfectly safe sitting under the tent outside. Our server, Sean, was excellent as was the food. Always love Clyde's

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vipyummy
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and the area is very well maintained for social distancing. The service is top notch and the food always great.

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JudyS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back at Clyde's. They are doing an excellent job with social distancing

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vipLisa
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant, particularly during covid. They have maintained their levels of excellence in all respects. I feel very safe because of their protocols and table spacing.

They allowed me to have a half salad and the table to have a shared appetizer without surcharge. They also created a wonderfully refreshing lemonade with grenadine. My friends split the calamari and I had Caesar salad. I had the veal and my friends had salmon and lobster. We all had the apple crumble. There was not a scrap left on any plate.

Make a reservation. You can thank me later.

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Annie
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Clyde's is always good, as well as service and really appreciate their Outdoor Dining . I really hope they are able to get heaters to use Outdoors so we can extend the season a bit during this Covid year.

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vipTraveller
Washington DC
103 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience3

While our calamari was very tasty, as were our desserts, we ordered the lobster shepard's pie which was very unsatisfying. A lot of glop tasting too strongly of fennel, with peas and carrots and mashed potatoes and some tasteless lobster meat. If you want to use up lobster, why not make a nice lobster roll? Our mistake to order it but it certainly wasn't up to Clyde's usual level of delicious.

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viphiphop
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outdoors. Everything was great. And I mean everything: food, service and ambiance. Eating outdoors is very safe. Tables are socially distant. Servers were masks and gloves. Orders taken and food delivered only if people at the tables put on their masks. You feel very, very confident that nothing bad will happen.

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vipnanc
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Clydes has done a wonderful job of moving the dining room outside. I hope the weather continues to hold so I can return. The staff was wonderful, accommodating and took the covid-related precautions seriously. The food and service was consistently good as usual.

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vipTwoCoasts
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Clyde's has done a wonderful job of providing a covid-safe dining experience. We were seated on the patio (former parking covered in tents). It was comfortable and given that they are surrounded by trees, a really lovely setting for a fall dinner. The wait staff was gracious. Happy to support a local business doing their best to bring restaurant dining back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really appreciated the very open tents outdoors and the distance servers kept while interacting with us. We felt very safe. Food was good. It was nice of them to put a candle in our dessert for our anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

what a lovely spot!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for my husbands birthday. Clydes is always our go to place. The food is great and their new outdoor dining is very nice. Our server,Danielle, was amazing and gave us a great wine recommendation.

FAQs

Clyde's at Mark Center does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates. Clyde's at Mark Center also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 820-8300.

Clyde's at Mark Center is rated 4.5 stars by 3416 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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