Open Road Grill

4.6
376 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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OT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MM
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 16 hours ago

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
4 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
70 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
2 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
13 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
16 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
87 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
14 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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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.

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.

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
14 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.

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
34 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
25 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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