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Old Ebbitt Grill

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23461 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

NOW OPEN: Indoor dining, Carryout - Delivery and Pickup

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 Old Ebbitt Grill during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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 23461 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KimmyK
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I've visited the Old Ebbitt Grill and it was fantastic! Had my mind set on the French Toast but was advised I should get the crab cake. Ended up with both and glad I did! Crab cake was the best I had ever had and the French Toast with fresh berries did not disappoint! Definitely a must if visiting D.C.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful seating & environment. Intimate ambiance but modern flare. Great food, drinks, & service. Will be dining here many times in the future.

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PaulG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and experience. I will recommend you to my friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So glad to have The Old Ebbitt Grill back open. One of the busiest restaurants in DC for a reason!

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ArcyM
Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Service was good. Food was a good quantity but was barely warm, especially in the middle. I had the eggplant and it would have been better served piping hot. It was as if they had prepared it ahead of time, froze it and microwaved it. Not the quality I would expect from this restaurant.

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KTDC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooo good! Took out of towners here for the history, vibe and great food...and of course was not disappointed. Old Ebbitt is always such a great call - every bite we took was delicious. Also really appreciate the safety standards that they have in place.
Top notch!

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Peachtree
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy going to Old Ebbitt Grill. I was unsure how it would go considering Covid. It was a wonderful experience. The staff were very attentive and courteous. The food was excellent as always. They took every precaution to ensure safety of their guests.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good.

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CrystalC
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Strict social distancing and mask policies for waiters in the restaurant for safety.

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vipFoodie4sure
Western NC
18 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding!!
Will return!

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MarkW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Great service and nice ambience as usual. Food was pretty good, oysters were spectacular. The biggest issue for me was value. It was way too high priced for what you got. Old Ebbitt's Grill used to be a special dressy place for us, but still reasonably priced. Now you have people in there in tshirts and gym shorts, and the food is WAY too high priced for what you get, in my opinion. There were 4 of us celebrating my son's high school graduation, and somehow we got to $250 (includes tip) when all was said and done. We only had 2-3 drinks total, and the one oysters appetizer, plus 4 entrees. Just didn't seem like the best bang for the buck. But still love the environment, and service was awesome.

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vipBrianS
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every was great. Plenty of social distancing during COVID-19

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been many times over the year’s, obviously cv19 was very apparent as lack of crowd on a Friday evening.
Food and service was great as usual and we enjoyed are time.
I recommend that all staff including managers know the history of restaurant and what pictures represent.
Example no one on staff that I spoke with this visit knew that Grant not Lee in the frame in rear bar area.
No big deal but I bet I could win some beers on that trivia.
Great time Cheers!
See you next time in town late Sept.

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Mike
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great drinks, great service, and very well priced!

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CLEO
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and suggestions from the waitress! We will definitely go back

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LauraR
Key West
14 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallops were amazing and the patio seating ambiance was perfect for our business lunch and allowed for great conversation. Highly recommend Tabard Inn.

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vipAmyB
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dining experience. The food was delicious. We appreciated the COVID safety precautions taken by all restaurant employees.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal and enjoyed fabulous service. The setting was awesome with all the history surrounding us. I would recommend this establishment to anyone

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vipVisitorYorktownVA
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my family’s venture dining out since the pandemic and I am so glad we chose Old Ebbitt’s Grill. The staff explained the new mask policy, the table’s were distanced and the wait staff were exceptional. I was somewhat fearful but I am glad we were able to celebrate my daughter’s 40th birthday at one of her favorite places Old Ebbitt’s Grill.

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vipChristineC
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved all theCovid precaution signs on the tables and how host seating us conveys the restaurant rules for Covid precautious. Bathroom door has paper towel dispenser for opening the door and disposal right below it. Food as usual was delicious! We had dozen oysters, calamari, chicken wings, pecan crusted fish, crabcake sandwich lettuce wrap style, eggplant lasagna. My hubby and I left deliciously satisfied. It was a perfect date night!

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williamj
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service and wonderful atmosphere!! Highly recommend it!

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aimango
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots were put in place for great sanitation standards and made the dining experience comfortable during a pandemic. Every other table is empty to enable social distancing, and this ends up making it quite a unique experience. The bar also has barriers of separation and is of course much more empty than regular times.

Amazing service and food as always. Love getting oysters, calamari, crab cakes.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Food and service. outstanding We will return

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JCanto
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant of all time. Highly recommend to anyone visiting DC.

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vipElizabethB
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a four month break from dining out, the Old Ebbitt Grill was the first place I wanted to return. I trusted that the Clyde's team would go above and beyond to ensure the quality and safety of each diner's experience. My very high expectations were not only met, but exceeded. Our server Shaun was wonderful, including making it feel like a "normal" night out, while adhering to all protocols. He was welcoming, friendly, professional, knowledgeable about all menu items and made us feel well taken care of throughout the meal. The Manager Dave Del Bene gave us a warm welcome and did a great job of simply and patiently explaining to each table was was expected in terms of patrons using masks, etc. The menu is still extensive and the food and drinks were excellent. It was a such a relaxing experience. Need a stress break? Treat yourself to a outing at the Ebbitt or any of the Clyde's locations. You can count on them to make it a special occasion.

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Clear
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food. Justin was outstanding.

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MagdalenaK
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was good, not excellent but really good. Food was tasty, service was good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cakes! Always!

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ShawnM
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was outstanding. Enjoyed the ambiance. Felt like the menu was a bit limited. Overall, good experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Beautiful restaurant. They do a great job of social distancing and taking coronavirus precautions. Yet none of the gets in the way of the terrific food and great service.

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JohnS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The menu was parked down due to Covid, but that's pretty typical these days. I had the raw oysters for an appetizer during Happy Hour and they were delicious as usual.
Had fried oysters for an entree and they were very good, as well.
Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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Murph
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calamari appetizer was fabulous!
3 of us had:
Crab Cake dinner, Steak Frite & Rigatoni Bolognese - ALL wonderful!
Desserts: Brownie sundae & Peanut Butter Pie - both to die for!

Service was impeccable, Food was an 11 out of 10 and we cannot wait to return!

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vipJL23
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent as usual. Staff did a great job insuring the safety of all people dining in the restaurant. Thank you

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Abnroberts
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Why a find. Historic building with good food. Considering the location the prices are very good. Typical dinner will run $19-24. Drinks were also around $7 which is great for DC. Food quality and presentation were great. They have music playing so it’s not quiet but low enough for an easy conversation. I will definitely go back.

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MattB
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to place in DC. They have done a great job making you feel safe while eating during covid as well

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vipCali
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third time to visit since moving back to the area this month! Each time has been fantastic.

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NiccoleR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm so glad they are back open!!!
They service and the food was great.

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Amber
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service was incredibly slow, which is odd considering the restaurant was practically empty due to COVID. Our table often found itself without drinks and felt like we were overloading the server with requests every time she came by because we saw her so infrequently. The crab cake sandwich unfortunately had a lot of filler — the last one I had at Clyde's (owned by the same group) was much better. My friend said his steak frites was quite tasty.