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Shelly's Back Room

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Downtown / Chinatown
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1331 F Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
202.737.3003
Today
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat 1:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
On a hot day, it was just what the doctor ordered

We stopped in for a drink and lunch. Sitting on the non-smoking side, you do still get a the smell of the cigar bar, how could you not, so be prepared. Food was great, great proportions and nice drinks!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
andreat54
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Lansing, Michigan
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Lansing, Michigan
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We stopped in for a drink and lunch. Sitting on the non-smoking side, you do still get a the smell of the cigar bar, how could you not, so be prepared. Food was great, great proportions and nice drinks!

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70 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The ambiance was decent, cozy wood shelving/lockers and plenty of seating. The bar staff was nice and friendly. The cigars are over priced and no walk in humidor to view the cigar stock, you order off the list. I brought my own to smoke and glad i did. They have a full bar and food menu, plenty of scotch/bourbon/whiskey and... More 

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Gillette, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great place to enjoy a cigar and a drink. Bartenders are great and the atmosphere ideal for relaxing and unwinding.

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Kansas City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

If you would like a nice selection of scotch and other liquor coupled with a cigar, look no further than Shelly's Back Room located just a block away from the Metro center station. Enjoy!

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modesto, ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My husband and I stumbled upon this place when we noticed it was a cigar bar/restaurant. We loved the ambience. When you walk in, you walk down a few steps to enter the main area. There was a bar, tables, and sofas and chairs. It was a very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. There were lockers that people can rent to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Four of us were looking for an after dinner drink and cigar. Also wanted to watch game one of the NBA finals. Shelly's more than fit the bill. Good selection of wines & other adult beverages, better than most on the cigar menu. Good service and our table was right in front of the big screen tv. We enjoyed our... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

we stopped here for an early dinner after walking for many, many miles around DC. After being treated poorly at Mastro's Steak House, we went down the street to Shelly's Back Room Tavern. The name doesn't mention that it's a cigar bar, but there were a number of people sitting outside enjoying stogies. We're not cigar smokers, but neither of... More 

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Kayenta, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Always looking for a good place to wind down after a long trip and work day. Enjoyed a relaxing cigar while sitting street side and witnessing the bustle of the busy DC life as the wait staff made sure I was taking care of.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I loved this place. I was looking for a place to enjoy a cigar and a drink in the late afternoon while visiting Washington DC. I found this place online, and I could not have been more pleasantly surprised. There are a couple of other cigar lounges you could choose, but this one opened at noon on a Saturday. This... More 

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Ottawa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This place seems to be popular with the afterwork crowd. The service was very attentive. They have an extensive menu with sushi an influence. The prices are reasonable for the area, which tends to be expensive. The Octopus Ceviche was...both delicious and disappointing. I love Ceviche, I love Octopus and I love sushi. While it was delicious; ceviche does not... More 

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Additional Information about Shelly's Back Room

Address: 1331 F Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
Phone Number: 202.737.3003
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday 1:00 pm - 3:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1331 F Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 202.737.3003

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
1:00 pm - 3:00 am

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