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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 #143 of 2,624 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar
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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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Des Moines, Iowa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Stopped here for dinner while in Georgetown. We were seated quickly, even though it was quite busy. The staff was pleasant, knowledgeable of the dishes, and helpful. The filet mignon is absolutely delicious!

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Lansing, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We visited for dinner last night and enjoyed Clyde's burgers--Grass-fed, grilled to the perfect medium temperature with a nice char! Mmm delicious! The fries were mediocre. I had a cherry mojito with dinner which was mixed perfectly and very refreshing. The service was great. Husband visited on another evening and enjoyed a nice live band in the classy basement. Burgers... More

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DC
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Great for business lunches especially in the Solarium. The Salmon salad is great and so are other dishes. Good for happy hours as well.

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Pittsburgh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Every time we're in DC, a stop at Clyde's for dinner is mandatory. All of their Washington-area restaurants are very well maintained, and you feel as if you're eating at a much more expensive restaurant. The Chinatown location is filled with mahogany and great artwork, as well as being very close to the metro stop, while the Georgetown restaurant offers... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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72 reviews 72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Food was average, crab cakes over corn and tomatoes was bland. My daughter enjoyed her pasta. Service was less than attentive. No refill on beverage, no dessert offer, slow presentation of check. Certainly not what I am accustomed to when I dine there.

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Huntington Beach, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stopped in on a warm afternoon and had an outstanding late lunch with an incredible salmon salads, sangria and cheese plate and calamari appetizers. My kids enjoyed the place and can't wait to go back.

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Grayslake, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Came back again. The food and service are always great. Favorites are the mussel this time minus the frites and the steaks and ribs are excellent. Will come back again and again.

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Annandale, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was really a great place to relax and have a great meal. The food was delicious and affordable in addition to the space being warm and comfortable. Service was excellent and done with a gracious smile. I rate this restaurant experience excellent.

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We walked in by chance on a busy Saturday evening and were thrilled to be seated immediately. Our server was very pleasant and knowledgeable about gluten-free options. The chicken/vegetable soup, followed by ratatouille (sp) over gluten-free penne pasta were perfect for a warm July evening. I look forward to eating at Clyde's next time I'm in Georgetown.

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San Francisco, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

The place has a very nice atmosphere, the walls as re covered with very nice graphics works. The staff is very professional too. Small tip. Order the fillet mignon. it is given on a wonderful plate f full with colored vegetables. The taste of the meat is excellent. A must in DC

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