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3236 M St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3671 (Upper Northwest)
+1 202-333-9180
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Ranked #106 of 2,648 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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Farnham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Clyde's is named as one of the best restaurants in Georgetown. Waiting Service is fast and kind, but the kitchen was very very slow, it took 55 minutes to delivery our food. The food tasted good and the portions were big.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Clyde's, as I was informed, also own "Old Ebbitt Grill". The food and decore was fitting for each establishment. Particularly Clyde's which is next to the downtown stadium. Sort of a like a glorified sports bar with good drinks, and very good food. Reasoably price and fun to be there. But for the tag team waiters - we never figured... More

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We were so pleasantly surprised by this place. The holiday inn suggested it and said we didn't need to dress up even though it was upscale food .... Very different menu choices and excellent service. Absolutely beautiful art all around and cool bar with lots of carved wood design. Saw another one in Reston it was great too!

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70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Had Brunch at Clyde's while on vacation in DC, very good experience and if you're looking for a spot one to recommend. It is a unique decor, a cross between oriental (being on the edge of Chinatown) and old Victorian with interesting oil paintings on the wall. The food was well prepared and served, a good choice of Brunch entrees... More

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Yorktown Heights, New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Had dinner at Clyde's with friends this past Thursday and enjoyed it. The staff, food, atmosphere and overall ambiance was all great. I had the meatloaf dinner with mash potatoes and vegetables, it was excellent. Our waitress was attentive, and quite pleasant and happy to serve our party of eight. As this was my first time to Clyde's, it certainly... More

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

Thanks for choosing Clyde's and all your nice comments. We're so glad you'll be back. Cheers! More

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Clyde's is one of the best restaurants in Georgetown. Always packed, reservations are recommended. The restaurant is very cozy, with a nice large patio inside. Service is fast and kind, big portions, fresh food and great taste.

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

Thanks for your kind review. We're so glad you enjoy Clyde's in Georgetown - we know you have lots of choices when dining in this neighborhood. Cheers! More

Kent, Washington
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106 reviews 106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Good food, good service, good Happy hour - nothing extraordinary, but everything is good! On a Friday or Saturday, reservation are a must for dinner. I am never disappointed by this place!

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Tunis, Tunisia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The chicken wings and French Fries were very delicious. I also enjoyed the Chardonnay wine. The quality of service is great

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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I only ordered from the Happy Hour menu on this visit, but I was pleased. The bartender was friendly and efficient without being annoying. The Clyde's burger with fries was delicious. For $7.00, I don't think you could find a more tasty meal in Georgetown.

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26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Clyde's has the potential to be beautiful but seems to be run down; i.e. stains on chairs, low lighting etc. However the service and food more than make up for it, not to mention the prices. This is a family friendly place and we would good back. Take advantage of the Lobster special for $20.

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