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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
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 44
    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
For a cigar smoker, it's perfect

Great place to relax and smoke a stogie. Food is OK but it's not why you come here. This is a lovely place to kick back, have a beer - and smoke indoors!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great place to relax and smoke a stogie. Food is OK but it's not why you come here. This is a lovely place to kick back, have a beer - and smoke indoors!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Excellent cigar bar / restaurant. The food is great. The service is excellent. The price of cigars is a bit high. It is really nice

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?