Millie's

4.6
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483 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Millies is located in the heart of Spring Valley and provides a delicious community dining experience. We focus on fresh coastal cuisine and refreshing, island cocktails. We offer a bright, indoor dining area as well as a large outdoor patio. Our patio also features full service Ice Cream and Take Out Windows.

We accept reservations on a limited basis via OpenTable, but hold the majority of the restaurant for walk-in parties. Because we hold tables for walk-ins, we recommend coming in and if there is a wait, we will seat you as quickly as possible. Generally speaking, everything moves pretty quickly in here and of course the bar areas are first come, first serve.

We do not reserve outdoor tables because we can never be sure of the weather. If you make a reservation, you can request to be seated outside on the patio when a table becomes available.

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What 483 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.4
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4.1
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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peggyh
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent- service was prompt & courteous!! Ambience pleasant but a little bit on the noisy side.

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vipGraceM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Millie's is as close to heaven on earth as it can get. Always delicious!

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vipDesireeC
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you kindly for such lovely birthday lunch!

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vipNancyNurse
Pittsburgh
121 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was terrific. We shared a chowder, a salad (a surprisingly good salad dressing with mint,) and a delicious chicken sandwich. Our server was terrific.

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vipLeeb
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I really like Millie's However, they DO NOT really have too much for anyone who is Gluten Free. I have celiac disease and can find options most everywhere these days. I am surprised they do not have options. I had a salad. Not even sure if the dressing was gluten free, so I didn't have dressing. I was disappointed but my husband liked his food.

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vipDependable
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The chowder is wonderful and dependable. There was considerable background noise because of a party at the bar.

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vipslightzzz
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Left hungry. Too expensive. Good vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It ok, the location is great and the outdoor space is nice,. This is one of the rare acceptable options in the neighbourhood, otherwise I would not bother coming

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is my third visit & I find this place inconsistent at best, I saw a waiter pick up my companion’s beer & put it back down on the service bar. Took 9 minutes for it to be delivered by that time our lunch was over. The food I ordered blacked fish taco’s, arrived cold & not blackened, dry & tasteless. My companion had the tuna tacos & raved how delicious they were. It just depends but I’m reluctant to try again. Black salt is much more reliable.

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vipDFfromDC
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us enjoyed the lunchtime special--soup or salad and a taco. The health menu options are a plus!

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viplsk7
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious food, take reservations, quite noisy especially at dinner

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vipBPass
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Heavy handed on the sauces for the entrees and dressings for the salads -- need servers to ask if patrons want those on the side or tell the kitchen to layoff the volume

Error in the dessert -- ordered coffee ice cream for my child and chocolate was delivered instead (shouldn't be that difficult for kitchen to know the difference between the ice creams)

Food has become very expensive here -- will not frequent as often due to that

Service was pleasant and attentive

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vipCharlotteH
Washington DC
130 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love crab Benedict

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Prof
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Love Millie’s. It’s a bit noisy.

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Jake
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a very nice experience although the restaurant is really loud. Tacos were delicious and service good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Too loud. Hard to have a conversation across a small table.

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vipDclfan
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet friends for lunch! Had an a roomy booth and took advantage of the lunch special. We all loved our selections! Then, sat and talked with friends for a couple hours, never feeling pushed out the door. In fact, a woman came over and said how glad she was to have us linger and offered us coffee. Just felt easy-going and fresh, yet lively, which is a joy around the DC-Metro area where everything always seems fast and rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was very accommodating. Service was very good. A little too noisy. Acoustics not the best. Food very tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We arrived early and had a drink at the bat. A table at the bar became available and we decided to I order dinner at the bar rather than at a table. The food was delicious and the service was good.

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vipCharlotteH
Washington DC
131 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loud yuppie parents and terrible acoustics. I love the brunch. Excellent huevos rancheros and crab hollandaise. And I loved my Paloma. This place is fun. And sit on a side near the windows or outside if you wNt to hear your guest say anything.

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vipAliciaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love going to Millie's for a fun weekend brunch as a family. It is perfect with small children because the service is quick and the food is excellent!

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vipsbmcreat
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Server was great. Very noisy and hard to talk. Food very good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this restaurant. BUT, the noise level borders on the horrific. My husband and I finally gave up and just smiled at each other. Mind you, I have no problem with the families and kiddies, I just believe the owners should invest in some soundproofing baffles. It’s all hard surfaces and the ceiling is open so the sound is amplified. Staff and food are terrific

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vipScottW
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food, good staff. This is a good place to visit. Be aware there are a lot of hard surfaces, so the space can get quite loud (less of a problem in warmer months when you can sit outside...).

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lobster roll is Sooooo 🤤-ing amazing. So much lobster meat. Perfectly buttered bead. Mm mm mm! 💯

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vipCBR79
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My salmon was delicious. Perfectly made. Cocktail was spot on and service good.

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LS202
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loud for a Sunday brunch. Food was tasty and came out quickly.

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vipitalianfoodie
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Millies is a true neighborhood gem. Food and service were excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience as always!

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vipcolleene
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved our server, she was great, personality and patient with us.

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Kupkake
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

A wide variety of casual yet upscale food. Love the Nantucket vibe with yummy lobster and cod and Cisco brewery specialties. It was quite noisy but when warm weather comes and everyone moves to the patio, it should be a more charming atmosphere. Prices are competetive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is awesome, it’s very kid friendly and they have a great drink list!! What could be better?

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vipCarolaM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go to Millie’s regularly for happy hour but this was the first time for brunch. Great food in nice, warm environment. A little pricey but fun!

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vipwineyahoo
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch date with lady friend - the food was great as usual; the service prompt. A local gem.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Tasteless salad with a crab cake thrown on the side . Not appealing in looks or taste

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SharonC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. A bit loud.

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LeighB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Having been to the original Millie's on Nantucket, I was excited to try the one in Spring Valley. The ambiance was nice, open and energetic with patrons. We had a great seat against the same wall as the bar so it provided a nice overview of the restaurant. The food was good, but I think I bit overpriced for what you get. I would go back, but I will pay more attention to what I order to get a better value. $17 dollars for a salad is a bit much.

Cheers!

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lauromes
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was delicious which is the only reason for my recommendation. The service was pretty terrible. My friends and I split a few things: clam chowder, shrimp tacos, tuna sashimi, peach bruschetta, beet salad. All beautifully plated and scrumptious. However, regarding the service... upon arriving, I was seated first and sat for a good 10 minutes before someone asked if I wanted a drink. During that time, there were about 5 servers socializing at the bar next to my table. The waiter did not check in once during our meal while all of our wine and water glasses were empty. When I sat down, I told the host that we were celebrating my friend's birthday and he gave me a blank stare. Waiter did not ask if we wanted coffee or dessert; he simply brought the check. I'll go back because of the food, but the service could use some serious work.

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MarcP
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff as well as manager. The quality of service and food has made us wanting to return with friends very soon.

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vipDCGirl
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great ambiance and yummy food. Service is fine. When we visited the restaurant did not have any dessert except for ice cream, which was the only disappointment of our meal there.

FAQs

Millie's offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 733-5789 ext. 1.

Millie's is rated 4.6 stars by 483 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.