Old Ebbitt Grill

4.7
22165 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Established in 1856, Old Ebbitt Grill is the oldest dining saloon in Washington, DC. Across from the White House, Old Ebbitt serves American Cuisine, and offers the largest selection of oysters in DC. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining, and Saturday and Sunday Brunch. Casual dining with service to locals and visitors alike.
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Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great history! Great crab cakes!

OT
Washington DC
235 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Although the service was not on par (had to ask the hostess for water, no spoon to stir coffee, had to get up & find a knife) the ambiance is always the best. Brunch menu very good.

S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food! Will definitely return when we show friends and family around DC next time.

EJ
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old Ebbitt Grill is the best restaurant I have been to!!! Everything from the appetizers to the desserts are fantastic. The quality ingredients that are expertly cooked is such a joy to experience. I appreciate the conscious choice to make items in house like their fresh pasta. Homemade makes the difference!! I make a point to stop there whenever I am in DC. You haven’t eaten until you eat at Old Ebbitt Grill.

BS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and ambiance. Great deal for restaurant week too!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old Ebbitt Grill has always been a favorite of ours. Whenever we eat there, we always walk away saying how delicious everything was. We usually go here for dinner, but today was the first time we went for brunch. The french toast was sweet and savory! The service was exceptional and the atmosphere was delightful. We loved it!

LM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ronnie was a great server! Food was amazing! Brunch including key lime pie was wonderful.

P
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a Great time! We always enjoy our time at Old Ebbitt

LC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I both loved Old Ebbitt Grill! I had the blue catfish and my boyfriend had the trout! They were both very delicious dishes!! Our waitress was very kind as well!! All types of dress attire is welcomed!(:

A
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive service, nice ambiance and the food was incredible. Made for a very nice date night.

HS
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great, insanely busy. Friday night during restaurant week. Servers were slammed all night.

SA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Favorite restaurant in DC.

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d
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had calamari for appetizers and they were crispy and really good. The kids loved them. My hubby abs I shared half s dozen oysters and try were fresh and a good size. We had the meatloaf, crab cakes, and chicken. Al dishes were excellent. My daughter did not care for the Swiss chard on her meatloaf as it was more bitter than spinach but the rest of the meal was excellent. The crab cakes were great and not overbreaded. Dessert was creams brûlée and peanut butter pie. The pie was a hit with everyone.

C
New England
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a stop while in DC! Best experience, best food, best service!

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great American food with a diverse menu

CL
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going to the Old Ebbitt Grill for years. It is a Washington institution and Washington is lucky to have such a great restaurant. Great food, great atmosphere, and next to the White House.

J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and the food was even better!

CS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

One of the most ancient steakhouse in Washington, very beautiful! The food is good and the service very professional

C
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We try to make Old Ebbitt every trip to DC. It's always a great experience
I'll be back in Feb.

JC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We each ordered something different and tried each others courses. Everything was excellent! The service was outstanding. I highly recommend Old Ebbitt Grill.

NO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food , service, the ambience.... no surprises the old ebbitt grill is an Icon, and they live up to it every time I go there.

AW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

It was ok. We were so excited to try it out as it was our first time but it wasn’t anything that exciting about it. It was also a bit pricey for certain items that we would normally get elsewhere.

MR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious

LE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fun, overall enjoyable evening this week at Old Ebbitt Grill. The food was delicious; well presented & prepared. I would absolutely go back just for the dessert Peanut Butter Pie. It was terrific. Our server was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. It was very crowded and quite loud to the point conversation at the table was a bit hard. But we managed. I would definitely recommend it and I would go back for sure.

NG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Noise level at dinner is terrible -had to shout across table for two. Try lunch or breakfast.

PA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Happened to be there for restaurant week. Had 3 course meal with beverage for $35. Can't beat that. Food very good as usual.

h
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb. All 5 in our party ordered different starters, entrees and desserts. All outstanding.

HL
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

We ordered 2 Hamburgers, they can with the wrong cheese & on the wrong cooked burger

AL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Make sure you book a table! We had a reservation but still had to wait for 10+ minutes as the place was packed on Wednesday afternoon. Overall the hosts left an awkward impression - it took them some time to acknowledge our presence before we were asked to wait for "few' minutes - they were in the midst of a conversation and not really facing arriving guests.
The waiter did do a great job and the food was good too.

J
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is terrific. The service is also very good. It is a bit crowded in the seating but it is worth every dime. I love this place.

KR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the entire restaurant! It was huge but you would never have known from how it is broken up into smaller rooms. Intimate with ambiance, food was great and the service was outstanding!

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the crab cakes here! Came back the next day for another round before leaving the city!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Some of my favorites were not on the menu-but there’s always something delicious to find.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Poor service

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Perfect place for a supper and amazing crab cakes!

RD
New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely restaurant in a great area. Though I could do without being harassed for money the second you walk out the door. Everything was fine. However, the man who seated us lacked the personality befitting a greeter.

US
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant for our family; cocktails, appetizers, meals & desserts were served quickly & everything was delicious. Service was professional and perfectly timed. Loved the historical presence of the saloon while touring DC.

R
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Get the ribs! Great service and atmosphere! Good catfish.

SC
Denver
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always one of our "must do's" when we visit WDC! It is an old favorite!

CK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We got mixed up on our reservation time and showed up an hour early. No problem seating us anyway. My husband had told them it was my birthday, but we ended up being too full to order dessert. When the waitress realized we weren’t going to get one, she went out of her way to wish me a a happy birthday and said she had gone ahead and taken my wine off the bill. Loved the decor-posh green velvet booths, dark woods, tapestries on walls, and high ceilings. Loved our crab cakes, too.

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