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3236 M St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3671 (Upper Northwest)
+1 202-333-9180
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Ranked #110 of 2,675 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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101 reviews 101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Clyde's in DC could almost be called landmark. Our family of 4 had lunch there today, Tuesday, and the only think remarkable about our experience was the interior, which is quite impressive. We were dressed casually and that was fine, although I noticed a lot of folks dressed in professional attire. Still, the menu was boring and the food okay.... More

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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74 reviews 74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The food when we stopped in for brunch was just ok. Nothing was overly hot, in fact, one of my guests sent back their soup to be reheated and it still came back luke warm. However, the atmosphere was solid and, above all, the service we had was outstanding. Our waiter was spot on throughout the meal and went above... More

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I ate here twice during a recent trip to Georgetown - I had the bowl of chilli to start both meals as I enjoyed it so much. When I was there for an evening meal I had the Steak Frites as main course and it was perfectly cooked steak with absolutely no gristle or fat to cut off - I'm... More

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

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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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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