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3236 M St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3671 (Upper Northwest)
+1 202-333-9180
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Ranked #108 of 2,644 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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Bonita Springs, Florida
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This was our first dinner in DC. Highly recommended. Menu was extensive and the food was good, not great. We asked that our table be moved from near the bar to further away so that we could enjoy our dinner. Service was good, no issues. I would recommend with the caveat about the noise level.

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112 reviews 112 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This restaurant is as good as it was in the late 70's. The service is attentive, the food good and basic and the value is appreciated. WE had a wonderful waiter who made suggestions for our gluten free son and we were not disappointed.

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