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Clyde's

3236 M St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3671 (Upper Northwest)
+1 202-333-9180
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Ranked #123 of 2,643 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar, Sandwiches
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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
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
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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Severna Park, MD
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It's been about 25 yrs since I have been to Clyde's but it still hits the spot! Started our day out with Bloodys and Mimosas -- perfect. Quiche was so so but the salad served with it was fresh and delish. Others enjoyed the pretty standard fare of eggs benedict and omelettes. Our server seemed a bit new and inexperienced... More

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The atmosphere, food and service were outstanding. You will not be disappointed. The prices were a little high for our needs, but everything was well worth it.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Visited this restaurant first thing on a Sunday morning w a party of 11. Service exceptional and food even better! Everything we had was truly great and I would go back in a second given the excellent levels of service, ambiance and food. It was also a surprise because we were in Chinatown and it was a quiet part of... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

First time in DC in 25 years and had to go back to Cldye's in Georgetown. It did not disappoint. Went in for a late dinner. Service was flawless. Food fresh. One in the group had swordfish, one had crab cakes and one had chicken penne. All were delicious. Desserts of blackberry pie and brownie sundae were equally tasty. This... More

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had dinner at the location in Georgetown/Washington DC and we had great, attentive service. The portions were plentiful and the food was fresh. I had one of the best steak salads I've ever had!

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New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I dined here last week with some friends, there were 6 of us in total. We arrived 15 minutes early for our reservation but were promptly shown to our table, first impressions were it was a little small, but we quickly adapted. I suffer from a gluten and dairy allergy, so I very rarely eat out, but thankfully the gentleman... More

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Appleton WI
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

At the request of a friend, I had to visit this iconic landmark in Georgetown. Honestly, it was just so-so. The atmosphere is certainly from yesteryear. The service, beer selection, and prices were so-so. Nothing special to make me want to come back.

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Davidson, North Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We are reviewing restaurants in the DC area. Our son is getting married in 2015 and we are shopping for rehearsal dinner locations. The service here was splendid and he food was interesting and quite good.I had the watermelon salad and my husband the mussels. The blackberry pie was okay, but prefer a flakier crust. The atmosphere was majestic with... More

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Pawhuska, Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The Calamari for starters is great. The food portions are very large. I had the Tomato Zuchinni and Fresh Mozzarella Ravioli, it was wonderful but after the complementary fresh bread and Calamari I could only eat a 1/4. My husband had the Grilled Filet Mignon, he said it was perfect. My children had mac-n-cheese and a hamburger. The mac-n-cheese was... More

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Louisville, KY
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98 reviews 98 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My family ate at Clyde's on our recent trip to Washington DC, and it was truly a great experience. Their filet mignon special was spectacular! My daughter had a smaller version of the special and loved it too. My husband got lobster and oysters, both of which were wonderful. The calamari was truly some of the best we've had. Clyde's... More

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