Open Road Grill

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395 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Open Road is inspired by American culture — our passion for music, our love of the outdoors, and the spirit of the open road. Come as you are — suit or shorts, loafers or flip flops. Our kitchen team sources the freshest ingredients to create quality seasonal food. Our beer list celebrates local, craft breweries. We have an extensive whiskey and bourbon collection, and we feature handcrafted cocktails that change with the seasons.

At Open Road, we honor the tradition of a cold beer, live music, and fresh food with friends and family every day. Stop by and make yourself at home!
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MA
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Dependable food, food quality, good beer and kid friendly. Plus for days with sports (everyday) a ton of tvs, and live music every night. Parking sutuation is bad but free valet makes it bearable.

NS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

The food was very dry and not what we expected. And the music wasn't great.

OT
Washington DC
175 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our server was very happy to keep checking on us as we kept talking and didn't look at the menu! Eventually we decided and ordered - really enjoyed the grilled cheese - and it was pretty tasty - loved the thick bacon! Always enjoy a casual lunch here - and look forward to the next one!

FD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect place for casual date night. Highly recommend the mussels for an appetizer. We enjoyed our meals and they accommodated all my meal substitutions. We would definitely go back.

Open Road Grill
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much for joining us! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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F
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our grandkids for an early dinner when their parents were away. The staff was so attentive and accommodating when we changed our seat to the patio. The kids loved the popcorn and ate all of their dinners. They also loved the mini ice cream cones.
We live in Rosslyn and look forward to the Open Road opening in our neighborhood. This is a great family place and crowd pleaser!

J
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

I frequently have the Open Road burger for lunch, and it has always been good. This time we went for dinner with friends -- all four ordered the OR burger, and we all felt the burgers were outstanding. Those who had french fries were pleased, those who substituted sweet potato fries were not - they were simply soggy. But the overriding takeaway from this meal was the noise level - it was really out of control. Conversation was difficult at best. We were inside - outside the noise level might not have been so dominant. Service was annoyingly slow - they seemed to take orders and then just forget about us. Hard to get anyone's attention.
I will still go to OR for the lunch burger and the sweet potato fries which are outstanding at noon. I don't plan on ever going back at the dinner hour.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 23 September 2019

John, thank you so much for joining us. We are so sorry to hear about your experience with the service and the sweet potato fries. We will be following up over private message to learn more!

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H
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the only problem is parking, it's very difficult to find parking

B
Charleston
67 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to try here because it was close to the hotel and menu looked interesting. Man, was the group happy we did. We simply had an outstanding dining experience. Casual and comfortable atmosphere. Service was on point - there when we needed it, left us to enjoy our meal when we were good. The most unexpected part of the dinner - the food was truly exceptional. Every thing we had was great. really tasty calamari and the mussels were cooked really well with a sauce that was to die for - yep, we dipped all the bread in the sauce and the staff brought us more bread to dip. Blackened salmon was cooked perfectly. Biggest surprise of the night - really, really good blackened fish tacos. Didn't see that coming but dang they were good. To sum it us, highly recommend. I am certain the team will ask to come back again when we are in town the next time.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 23 September 2019

Thank you much for joining us while you were in town! We are so thrilled to hear you and the team enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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JU
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch! Table for three. One couldn’t make it... we can’t wait to bring her back!! These two ladies hadn’t been before and loved it!! We all had a five Star lunch out and are looking toward a cooler day to dine outside!

a
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Waitservice was slow and inattentive, both in the dining room and outside. Bartender was great and it was nice to have live music.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 9 September 2019

Thank you so much for joining us at Open Road. I am so sorry to hear that the service was inattentive. We will be following up over private message to learn more about your experience.

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A
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the popcorn instead of bread. Food is delicious!

JU
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was lovely. 5 ladies. Everyone raved about the food. Service was great, attentive. First time for four of us.
Already made reservations for next Tuesday @1:00 with 3 different friends!

G
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the popcorn to warm up with! Great food and lovely staff. Can't ask for more

H
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food and service. Fun, local place.

MT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a good experience here. Good food and atmosphere.

AH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome every time I go. Popcorn forever, and always go chicken bites.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 26 August 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the chicken bites and popcorn. We hope to see you again soon!

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n
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I thought the food choices were good for both adults and kids.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints. Casual atmosphere with good food.

OT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.
A bit noisy but lots of fun

Open Road Grill
Responded on 26 August 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were there for brunch , so the place was not as crowded like it is at night our server was nice and the food was good. This was my first time eating brunch there I usually go in the evening. But I will be back for brunch again it was delightful.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 26 August 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the service and brunch! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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MM
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast was awesome. Service was MUCH faster than the past couple of times we were there!

Open Road Grill
Responded on 19 August 2019

Thank you so much for joining us for brunch! We are so glad the service was fast and we hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
120 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having been here before and having had terrific dining experiences, I decided Open Road Grill would be the perfect place for a reunion brunch with old friends -- and it was! I requested a table in a quiet area so we could all catch up and we were seated in a nice area where we could easily talk. Our waiter, Jonathan C., was really helpful with menu choices and his service during the meal was superb, always attentive - making sure we all enjoyed our meals - and the iced teas and lemonade were refilled as needed, no need to look for him, he was looking out for us! The Roadhouse Wings we shared were wonderful. My Brunch Tacos were absolutely delicious, my friend's Salmon Salad was a hit and the Grilled Shrimp Salad the other friend had was excellent. My husband enjoyed his Breakfast Sandwich with Poached Eggs, it looked too good to eat! All in all, this was a really great brunch/lunch, we were well taken care of, appreciated the manager stopping by to make sure everything went well (which it did) -- as I said, Jonathan was a great server and his entire support team was very good and so professional. From arrival to departure, what a terrific experience, the staff was warm and welcoming. Once again, I recommend Open Road Grill for dining, a special occasion or a get-together - you will not be disappointed.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 12 August 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Roadhouse Wings, Brunch Tacos, Salmon Salad, Grilled Shrimp Salad, Breakfast Sandwich, and Jonathan's service. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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f
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find food was very good service (BettyT.) was excellent!

Open Road Grill
Responded on 12 August 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed Betty's service. We hope to welcome you back soon!

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AK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great staff at Open Road

Open Road Grill
Responded on 12 August 2019

Andrew, thank you so much for joining us! We hope to see you again soon!

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I
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Open Road is consistently impressive in all aspects of the dining experience. They are family friendly and very accommodating to young children. Food, drinks, service, and ambiance is always top notch. You can see that the restaurant is well managed from the top down. We come here at least several times a month, if not more.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 12 August 2019

Inna, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you've had such positive experiences when joining us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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E
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Open Road is very consistent in great service, good food and ambiance in terms of a lively hopping place always. The salads are well made and nicely dressed with great options of proteins.
All the apps from calamari to Brussels and blue are excellent and very easy to share between 2-3 folks. Nice selection of reasonable priced beverages.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 5 August 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the salads, Fried Calamari, and Brussels and Blue! We hope to see you again soon!

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G
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the popcorn but mostly great food. Service is prompt, staff friendly, good value for your $$

Open Road Grill
Responded on 5 August 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the popcorn and service. We hope to see you again soon!

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l
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, loved sitting outside on the patio, and hearing live music.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 5 August 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and live music! We hope to see you again soon.

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SD
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food, service was a little slower than we normally experience but it looked as though Open Road was short-staffed on Saturday evening. Our server was very pleasant and attentive.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 5 August 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the food but are so sorry about the service. We will be following up with our team to address your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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k
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another great Open Road meal. Grilled shrimp is the best around and wine list is well chosen. The servers always efficient have a great attitude and the guitarist was great. A pleasant evening.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 29 July 2019

Kenneth, thank you so much for joining us. We are so glad you enjoyed everything. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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KR
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place, the environment is great and the roadhouse wings with hot sauce were possibly the best wings I’ve ever eaten, I’ll be back for sure

Open Road Grill
Responded on 22 July 2019

Kevin, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Roadhouse Wings and hope to see you again soon!

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MM
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, really good with good value. Service got a bit slow at the end (getting the check).

Open Road Grill
Responded on 15 July 2019

Thank you so much for joining us and for sharing your feedback with us! We are so sorry it took awhile for you to get your check. We will be following up with our team to share your experience. We hope to see you again soon!

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Savannah
15 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A noisy sports bar environment, but very good food and service. Parking is a problem. Had to park across the street in a shopping center and walk back.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 15 July 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and service. Feel free to take advantage of our complimentary valet in the evenings. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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MM
Philadelphia
90 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were seated outside on a nice, Summer day -- lots of people enjoying their food and the live music. There were also families with young kids, so it felt very welcoming! Our waitress was friendly, and enthusiastic about all our menu choices. My Big Boy (two pork belly & beef patties) hamburger was delicious, and the Three Mini Ice Cream Cones that my friend ordered were adorable!!!

Open Road Grill
Responded on 15 July 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the service was well as the Big Boy Burger and mini ice cream cones! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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PD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a fan of Open Road, the food was great, enjoyed the carafe's of mimosa's. It was the Women's World Cup final so the place was very busy and noisy, but that was to be expected.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 29 July 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the mimosas and food. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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AM
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved it..there are many types of seating and their outdoor seating has a bar as well as tabletops. Service is great. Food excellent and I gave them feel back on their Deviled Eggs (which had too much mustard) and they comped it. Wasn’t looking for that or complaining...great sandwiches, burgers, fries and much more.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 8 July 2019

Adrienne, thank you so much for joining us! Thank you so much for providing us with your feedback on the Deviled Eggs. We hope to see you again soon!

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LW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner with appetizers and drinks, celebrating the holiday! Our friendly waitress DJ was fantastic...made spot on menu suggestions, and really added to our positive experience! (And she took a nice family portrait) 😊

Open Road Grill
Responded on 8 July 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed everything including DJ's service. We hope to see you again soon!

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SD
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy our meals especially the beef tacos and Italian sausage pizza.and service never disappoints. Oftentimes it’s too loud for an easy conversation but that’s our only mild complaint.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 8 July 2019

Sarah, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Steak Tacos and Italian Pizza as well as the service. We hope to see you again soon!

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MP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It was fun, the food was delicious and really great service. A bit too noisy for having discussions, but lively and inviting. Good atmosphere.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 1 July 2019

Margarita, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the service and food. We hope to see you again soon!

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JL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Met a friend for dinner here on a Wednesday night. Service was good and food (Chicken Cobb Salad and Jambalaya) was great. A bit noisy but that did not detract from ability to have conversation. Will definitely come back!

Open Road Grill
Responded on 1 July 2019

Jeff, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the service and the Chicken Cobb Salad and Jambalaya! We hope to see you again soon!

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