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3236 M St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3671 (Upper Northwest)
+1 202-333-9180
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Ranked #160 of 2,623 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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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW 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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW via mobile

I walked into this place on a hot humid day. The place great has is styled as bar with great old school character. There is also a patio area. They greeted us and am sat us right away . Great AC. Highly recommend the starters as a great place to start with the BBQ pork tacos!!! I took a bite... More

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Weston, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

My family and I were walking around the Georgetown area and stopped at Clyde's by accident, but we are sure happy that we did. It is a great place with a local vibe, outstanding service and wonderful food. Even though we were seated in the bar area, the noise level wsa fine and only added to the atomsphere. My wife's... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Ambiance, food, price. All great. Salmon special was to die for. The perfect amount of sauce and vegetable. Great pork and ham sandwich too. The atmosphere was noisy but not too. Great old place. Great attentive waitstaff. We teased that the waitstaff reacted to a spilled glass of water faster than my 13 year old did as it spilled on... More

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Franklin, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

On night one in D.C we "happened" on Clyde's and took a look at the outside menu. With a wide variety of offerings of fresh fish, beef, and pasta dishes, we took our chances. We didn't have reservations so we ate at one of their FOUR bars. the bartenders couldn't have been more efficient or friendly, and they were really... More

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Toms River, New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stopped here after strolling through Georgetown. The place was very crowded at 2pm so we took it as a good sign that the food must be good...we were not disappointed! The service was great and the food even better. We all had sandwiches and the portions were sizable. Definitely no room for dessert! I would recommend this place to... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We loved the ambiance and we were pleased there was no dress code-so we could just stop in when we were done sight seeing. Our server was not very attentive or fast, just hope he was having an off day. The food was Very Good-Crab Cakes were Yummy. We would go again.

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Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to Clyde's. Didn't realize they were run by the same people as the Old Ebbitt Grill (which we had eaten at the day before). But the menu had enough diverse items to choose from, everyone enjoyed their meals thoroughly. Our waiter was awesome and the location was great (just a couple minute walk from the... More

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Palm Beach, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This place lived up to the hype, The decor was exactly what I wanted to see, not a Fridays cheap attempt at creating an old restaurant.... This is an old restaurant, but beautifully maintained. We stopped in for lunch while visiting D.C. and walking Georgetown. First of all the drinks were good and strong I had the usual "Goose, rocks,... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Clyde's was a last minute recommendation from a fellow passenger on a bus tour so I wasn't sure what to expect. From the far side of the road the black frontage looked a bit pub like and I expected it to be hot and stuffy but it was perfect temperature inside and lots of interesting items on the walls. We... More

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