Old Ebbitt Grill

4.8
24491 reviews
$30 and under
American
Indoor Dining
Private Events
Carryout - Delivery and Pickup

Chef Salvatore Ferro
Around the corner from The White House

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Four of us. Two wrong steaks were delivered. Basically 100% entire wrong order for two patrons. Burger was just average for the expectation of the place. Buffalo chicken sandwich could have been Chick-fil-A. Which Chick-fil-A is better. Overall not worth the $$$. The waiter did correct the filet orders. One was dry and over-cooked. Wife was happy with hers after a 2 hour wait after being seated. The mgr did correct the order. And comp the steaks. I did tip the waitress well. Wasn’t her fault I feel.

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Springchick
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a great special restaurant. Whenever my husband and I travel to DC we will go there for lunch. The service is wonderful! Food is fantastic! Love it!

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vipLuv2dine79
Northern MI
31 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Try dining at the oldest tavern in the city! Classic, old pub style and food including burgers, seafood, and an excellent raw bar. It’s a great spot for families with children or grab a seat at the bar if that is your thing. Relaxed and easy, quick and reliable service with a convenient location near the White House and many other attractions in the area. This does seem to get quite busy around lunchtime, so make your reservation!

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mrsurbay
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing thanksgiving dinner. Excellent service

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Pete
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was wonderful.

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Steven
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An awesome Thanksgiving dinner that was JUST like homemade. Wonderful service, fabulous wine...THE place for any celebration. THANK YOU !

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BethP
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A couple of excellent (& strong) cocktails, Oysters Rockefeller, and an entree to suit everyone, followed by our, of course. Impeccable service. I'm here every time I'm in town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family Thanksgiving dinner

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MICHELLEM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving made special by the fact Old Ebbitt Grille could accommodate us. Mauricio our waiter was wonderful, pleasant and attentive. The food was delicious and we took full advantage of the Turkey Thanksgiving dinner!!! Great experience … Enjoyed by the Anderson’s

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vipMaurita
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter Sal was nice to us. It was nice at the grill

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Thanksgiving lunch!

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Colette
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have come to the Old Ebbitt every year for thanksgiving lunch except for last year, of course, and the level of quality for food, service and ambiance never diminishes. As enjoyable as ever.

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vipDCopsgirl
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Thanksgiving brunch was great. We really appreciate what reliable service and good food we can always get at Old Ebbitt, even on the holidays.

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RichardL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We try to come here every year. It has always been great. This year was no exception

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our waiter
Food was delicious and came out timely

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent - as always

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vipTxtxtx
Houston
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience1

We picked this restaurant for the history and the ambiance but ended up seated outside in what looked like an atrium from a mall (indoors but outside of the restaurant) with no character at all. It felt we were at a different restaurant and completely missed on the main reason we choose this restaurant. Our waitress was very friendly but after taking our order never came back, and we kept having to waive at her if we needed anything. The food was great, but that is the only good thing I can say about our experience. For the price we paid, I was disappointed with the overall experience.

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AmyC
Boise
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our favorite restaurant while visiting DC. We know everywhere is having staffing shortages. You wouldn't know it from the outstanding service and food at Ebbitt Grill.

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Topher
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and good food.

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Manimal
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Beautiful historic place.

Our experience was great with the exception of the pork chop not being cooked. I was surprised that they just took the chop back, rinsed it off, and put it back on the grille. The steak was also not cooked the way we ordered. The crab cakes and our other meals were fantastic though!!

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting for a few days and every person we spoke to said to go visit Old Ebbitts

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very uninspired tourist restaurant resting on its past reputation.

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vipbrokeinnapa
New England
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice interior and atmosphere for a fun get together with friends and family. Our waitress was the consummate professional. The food was a bit “normal” I.e. hamburgers, sandwiches, pastas, and a few classic entrees, Atlantic Salmon, Swordfish, and Crab Cakes.

Ok restaurant but not a place I would need to run back and experience again.

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JoyceS
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Old Ebbitt and are looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner there, the six of us!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super service and good food.

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kellyW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and food! Would most definitely go again!!!

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RyanN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was our first time in DC and wanted to go somewhere classic. This was the perfect pick! I highly recommend the crab dip, and the crab cakes! Great atmosphere and our waiter was one of the very best I’ve ever had. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch after touring local museums

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vipLindaB
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at Old Ebbitt Grill every time we visit DC - until Covid that was at least annually. This was our first visit since 2019 and it was as good as ever! Service was perfect and food is as always - right temp and wonderful flavor. We had New England clam chowder and fresh jumbo shrimp cocktail to start and then had the crab cake meal with coleslaw and garlic spinach for lunch.

Hubby had a couple of Guinness Stout snd I had Ginger Bee and an Irish Old. Fashioned.

We look forward to another delightful experience next spring!!

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vipForestvillain1
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We went to Ebbit's Grill 3 times, once for drinks, once for brunch and last night for dinner. Drinks and brunch were great, the fried chicken and waffles were very tasty, my wife like the crab crakes, lot's of crab. Dinner was a bit different, very, very busy, our waiter told us that it's the 3rd busiest restaurant in the US and I believe him, if you go make a res and be prepared. The wine list is meh, reasonably priced though, food was ok, salads were fine, raw oysters were awesome, my wife's trout was good and my pork chop was very good. Large portions so you won't go away hungry. If you're in DC it's recommended.

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vipJason
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and classic DC experience. Great seafood selection but plenty of land and veggie options too. Amazing bread pudding! Wonderful homemade pasta! Very welcoming of kiddos even though it’s a nice place.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant when visiting DC!

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JosephB
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Ambience in main dining room excellence, service was quite good; food was good but a bit pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and especially the service was amazing. Our waiter was very helpful in answering questions and making suggestions. Very courteous and attentive. Loved her. We will definitely come back for the Happy hour Oysters.

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EmilyS
Louisville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood and cocktails are always great here! It is a must-do place while you are in the DC area!

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vipFood4thought
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early dinner date. The food and service were as awesome as ever. Never had a bad meal since 1993!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitio obligado si estás por la zona. Ambiente cool, hamburguesas muy sabrosas y french fries muy buenas. Servicio muy atento y amable. Muy buena relación calidad/precio.

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EdwardF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Ebbitt has always been a favorite for business and casual dining. This was my first time back since the pandemic and they have not missed a beat. 5 Stars

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, we had an amazing experience and will be back on our next DC visit. The oysters are delicious!

FAQs

Old Ebbitt Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Old Ebbitt Grill also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 347-4801.

Old Ebbitt Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 24491 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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