Open Road Grill

4.5
363 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
  • Outdoor Eating
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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MM
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Responded 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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
86 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 4 days ago

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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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.

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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
12 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.

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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.

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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
2 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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G
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding! Staff friendly and efficient.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 1 July 2019

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

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TL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Normally, we really enjoy Open Road. However, this time our server was not good at all, and we waited 45 minutes to receive our food. One person at our table never received his condiments and always had to ask for a drink refill on his Arnold palmer. My steak frites was just "okay", so this wasn't our best visit. The burgers & salads are tasty, but the slow service was rough.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 25 June 2019

Tina, thank you so much for joining us. We are so sorry to hear about your experience and will be following up over private message to learn more.

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KD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for my daughter's 6th birthday and everything was perfect. Our waitress was fantastic-very attentive-she even remembered my daughter's name and helped make her day very special. The food was fantastic-we enjoyed the mussels as an appetizer, a grilled cheese, shrimp salad, and loaded grilled cheese for main course. I highly recommend Open Road.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 25 June 2019

Kristen, thank you so much for joining us to celebrate your daughter's 6th birthday! We are so glad you enjoyed the PEI Mussels, Loaded Grilled Cheese, Shrimp Salad, and Grilled Cheese. We hope to see you again soon!

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

Food is always good.

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M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The ceviche was very good. The fish and chips was disappointing... not much fish inside, and too much fried coating on the outside. The fries were very good. The steak frites was small for the price paid. The wine pour was skimpy. Service was good. There are better places to eat for less money.

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BE
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My eldest child had to work on Father's Day from 8:30-2:30pm but we raced to Open Road as soon as she got home so that we could have brunch together as a family. When we walked in a few minutes before 3pm, we were told by the hostess that we were too late and that brunch was over. We pleaded that we knew exactly what we wanted and were ready to order as we dine at Open Road each and every week. She said that it was not possible but Mike (who I believe is one of the managers) overheard us and said that he would take our brunch order. Thank you Mike to listening to us and making us feel appreciated! We placed our order exactly at 3pm and enjoyed our annual Father's Day Brunch as a family. It made our day! And our brunch food was fabulous!

(But I did receive notice later that our reservation was not valid for Open Table points?)

Open Road Grill
Responded on 25 June 2019

Beth, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad Mike was able to make your Father's Day special and we hope to see you again soon!

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MT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I love going to this place - good food and atmosphere. This time, the live music was too loud, though. It was good music - just so loud it was difficult to have a conversation with friends. Overall, good experience as usual.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 17 June 2019

Michael, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the food and atmosphere and appreciate your feedback regarding the music. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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BE
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrating time with family! Food was delicious, service was wonderful. As always!

Open Road Grill
Responded on 17 June 2019

Beth, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon!

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Roadhouse wings are amazing! Love the Old Fashioned infused with Maple. If you like Brussel sprouts, try the Brussel and Blue. Loaded grilled cheese is also very good. Service was very good also. Will definitely return!! And they have complimentary valet parking.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 17 June 2019

Jackie, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the Roadhouse Wings, Brussels and Blue, Loaded Grilled Cheese, and Maple Old Fashioned. We hope to see you again soon!

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MG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Had the fish tacos and fish was a little dry. Atmosphere is very good until it gets crowded and then music over the speakers is competing with the loud voice noises making it difficult to have a conversation at the table. Service was good until it got crowded and then service was slow.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 17 June 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We appreciate your feedback regarding the fish tacos and service. We will be following up with our team to address your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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SD
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service are consistently very good. My only complaint is that the noise level is too loud for easy conversation.

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MR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrates my husband’s promotion and it was great! Great food and I requested surprise Prosecco for the end, and the waiter didn’t charge us and said it was on him. Super sweet. Highly recommend!

Open Road Grill
Responded on 10 June 2019

Meghan, thank you so much for celebrating your husband's promotion with us! We are so glad you enjoyed everything and we hope to see you again soon!

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KP
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. I have taken several friends and they love it also.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 10 June 2019

Karen, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed everything. We hope to see you again soon!

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T
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service, nice outdoor area, all at a reasonable price!

Open Road Grill
Responded on 28 May 2019

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

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H
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food. Not crazy about dessert. I had Hot fudge cake with ice cream... not sure cake was homemade.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 3 June 2019

Thank you so much for joining us and for your feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

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JG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was great (especially the burgers), but our waiter forgot a lot of stuff or was slow (and other wait staff noticed and jumped in to save him). The Open Road Grill did not receive the special request from our Open Table reservation for a preference for the patio, which was disappointing and they said they couldn't take patio reservations (note that special requests for patio should be removed from Open Table's language). Overall, it was a good experience. We just wish we had a better waiter and could have sat outside.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 3 June 2019

Julie, thank you so much for joining us and for taking the time to share your feedback with 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 and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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l
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great vibe. Food was good. Service slow but the restaurant was very busy.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 28 May 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 share your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service. Super food that is tasty and fresh. The place is pretty loud though. But I keep going back because it’s so good!

Open Road Grill
Responded on 28 May 2019

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

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MT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice live music. Great outdoor seating.

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Food was pretty good and the restaurant has a nice atmosphere- but the service on this visit was pretty poor. We were there for several hours and our server hardly ever came to our table. We waited almost 15 mins to place our appetizer and dinner orders... once food came, I realized they never gave me a knife to eat my chicken with, but couldn't get any server's attention to help me or bring me a knife and waited at least 5 minutes before we could wave someone down to help me. I waited at least 15 minutes after dinner for the server to come back just so I could order a coffee- and when it finally came, they left before I realized they didn't bring a spoon - so I waited another 5 minutes for that because there was no silverware on our table. Then we waited forever for our server to come back with our check. The service was just really inattentive tonight. Disappointing!

Open Road Grill
Responded on 24 May 2019

Thank you so much for joining us and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I will be following up over private message to learn more. Best, Renee

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MG
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently fantastic.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 1 July 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon!

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EF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A little noisy, but the food and staff were very good. Definitely would go back again. Loved that they served popcorn instead of bread at the tables before the meal!

Open Road Grill
Responded on 20 May 2019

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

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KL
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall we had a lovely dinner. We went on Mother’s Day. The food was good and service just a tad slow- but chalk that up to being Mother’s Day. Overall we had a lovely time and would recommend to friends.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 20 May 2019

Kimberly, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the food but are so sorry the service was a bit slow. We will be following up with our team to address your feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

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EC
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food and ambiance was good. The service was awful - the worst I've had in a very long time. I had to request my water glass be filled three times as it was empty as well as forgot to bring the only non-alcoholic drink order. The server never came to check if we needed anything more once our food was delivered.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 13 May 2019

Erica, thank you so much for joining us. We are so sorry to hear about your experience and will be following up over private message.

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OO
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

This is a good solid place for dinner with the family. Sports bar casual vibe. Service was friendly but a little slow. Food was good. Fish tacos were great, spinach salad was pretty good, kids pizza was a hit. Really enjoyed the beer selection. Will come back.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 6 May 2019

Thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the fish tacos, spinach salad, and pizza as well as the beer selection. We hope to see you again soon!

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BE
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always are warmly welcomed at Open Road! The staff, the drinks, the food - all amazing! And we loved the new rotators form Settle Down Easy brewing - 2 Cloud 9 and Hop-Wah Phonic.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 6 May 2019

Beth, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the service, May rotators, and food! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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MT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great live music. Two guys playing guitars in the bar area. Added a lot.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 6 May 2019

Michael, thank you so much for joining us! We are so glad you enjoyed the live music and we hope to see you again soon!

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M
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed being out on the patio and listening to the LIVE MUSIC while dining.

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Responded on 29 April 2019

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

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SE
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We love this place! Consistently great food and drinks!

Open Road Grill
Responded on 29 April 2019

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

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JJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easy going atmosphere, very attentive waitstaff. We were there for a birthday celebration for an adult with children in tow. The food was great, catering to everyone’s taste. Love the popcorn on the table.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 29 April 2019

Thank you so much for celebrating a birthday with us! We are so glad you enjoyed the popcorn and food. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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SS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food at Open Road are consistently good. We enjoy live music on the patio and the multiple TVs. Open Road is a family favorite.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 29 April 2019

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

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S
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

My husband and I frequent Open Road, and usually sit at the outdoor bar. We had my parents with us this time, so we opted for a table outside. I made a reservation for the first time, but wish I hadn't. They sat us in what we like to call the "dead end" of the patio. It's near the big screen TV and we've always had meh service when sitting in this area. I would rather have sat at the high top tables, which are part of the "bar area" and first come first serve seating. I'm disappointed that with a reservation, we weren't given one of the good outdoor tables along the front railing. The dead end side is basically like being inside. I won't make a reservation here again, as I'd prefer to take my chances grabbing a seat at the bar or high top community table.

Open Road Grill
Responded on 29 April 2019

Shannon, thank you so much for joining us and for your feedback. Please feel free to let us know as soon as your seated if you would prefer to be seated elsewhere! We are always happy to accommodate your preference. We hope to see you again soon!

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