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3236 M St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3671 (Upper Northwest)
+1 202-333-9180
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Ranked #104 of 2,682 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar, Sandwiches
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Wisconsin Avenue
Transit: Nearest Metro Stop is Roslyn or Foggy Bottom/GW. Both are a 15-minute walk, or a quick ride on the Circulator (Red Bus), or on the 30, 32, 34, 36 or 38 Metrobus from Foggy Bottom.
Description: Opened in 1963, Clyde's of Georgetown qualifies as an institution. This animated tavern in the heart of Washington's most famous neighborhood popularized saloon food and practically invented Sunday brunch. More than 50 years later, Clyde's continues the tradition, serving classic American cuisine to Georgetown locals and famous faces while passers-by stop in and mingle at the long oak bar. The re-designed interior is an open invitation to the restaurant's life and times with its many travel posters, paintings, and bronze statues. Clyde's of Georgetown remains a Washington classic.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Everytime we go to Georgetown we seem to end up here. They take reservations and we are always seated quickly upon arrival. Our most recent visit was on a Saturday for lunch. It was my wife and I and seven college students. Clydes got everyone seated. The staff did an amazing job of getting everyone served. We had several appetizers... More

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Marina del Rey, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We were staying right next door in an AirBnB, so decided to go nearby as it was FREEZING. So we wanted a filling, warm American style meal and were not disappointed. I had a fantastic orecchiette pasta meal with kale,chicken and tomatoes that was to die for. And I don't normally say that. My colleague had a pork chop atop... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This restaurant, located in Georgetown shopping area, was highly reviewed on TripAdvisor so we decided to check it out for our last night in DC. We managed to get a seat no problem (it was early on a Wednesday), but it did start to fill up around us and looked quite busy. We had some nice drinks (happy hour!) and... More

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San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

On my birthday, October the 7th,2014 my friends and I had dinner @ Clyde's Restaurant, in Washington, D.C. I must say that I love the restaurant flow, the service was impeccable, and the restaurant is beautifully designed in a dark wood British style, is warm, is elegant, but it does it in a relaxed atmosphere. Food was good, we had... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My wife and I had lunch at Clydes during a recent trip to DC - It was lunch hour on a Saturday and the resturant was very full. Service was spotty - probably due to the crowd and new servers. It wasn't horrible, but I had to ask 3 times for milk for my tea, for example. Food was ok... More

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Malden, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Stopped by here after a cold walk around the neighborhood around the convention center in DC, and was surprised by how nice it was. The outside we saw in the "alley" and went in through that entrance into a nice side bar to the restaurant. Had a pleasant and helpful bartender, delicious food, and a couple of nice drinks. Thei... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Great service, reasonable priced - good atmosphere - 4 of us went and all the food was good but the roast chicken dish was amazing and if i go back that's what i would have. We didn't book and only had a short wait at the bar

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Maureen H, Guest Relations Manager at Clyde's, responded to this review

Hi Irene We're so glad you enjoyed your meal last week. We hope to see you again soon! More

Maysville, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We visited Clyde's right before we were leaving our amazing weekend in DC. Clyde's was right around the corner from our hotel. My twelve year old son thought his burger was the best ever. My French Dip was excellent and my daughter's enchiladas were very good. Service was great!! Wish we had stopped in a couple of times before we... More

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Peabody
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

If you ever wanted to visit the Power Broker lunch spot. This is it. I used to go here when I lived in area. Best place left in Georgetown. A Landmark that has improved with age. Friendly staff great food. Fabulous vintage bar. Renewed my T shirt. A must visit in Georgetown.

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Anderson, Indiana
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Clyde's was recommended by friends who visit DC quite often. Consequently, while visiting with our adult granddaughter, we opted to spent an evening at this historic place. What a great choice. I have to admit the place was pretty noisy (sat in table by the bar) and crowded, but the atmosphere and great service made our evening. On top of... More

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Additional Information about Clyde's

Address: 3236 M St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3671
Phone Number: +1 202-333-9180
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Upper Northwest
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Bar, Sandwiches

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