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Sign of the Whale

1825 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-2503 (Connecticut Ave/ K Street)
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Ranked #1,346 of 2,644 Restaurants in Washington DC
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Cuisines: American
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Connecticut Ave/ K Street
Cross street: 19th St NW
Transit: We are in between the Farragut North and Dupont Circle Metro stop.
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29 reviews from our community

55% Recommend
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English first
Houston, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It's full of a younger group of people which is expected at most bars. Someone suggested I visit and I did. I went alone, but met a couple people and had a good time. It gets packed at times, but what bar doesn't? Try the whale pail. Yum!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Medium beer selection with a comfortable atmosphere. Good burgers, great fries, friendly and helpful staff. It is all comfort food, nothing fancy.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My friend won a free happy hour here and read all the great reviews. Very overrated. It was packed, the food wasn't good and the service was rude.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

Had a Groupon for it, so we had to try this place out...The groupon was good for two brunch entrees and 2 mimosas. We arrived at their opening time of 11am (reservations for 11am) to find a medium size crowd outside with the doors still locked. After about 5 minutes and some knocking a less then enthusiastic hostess came to... More

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Austin, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Food was brought out cold. We were told we did not need a reservation when we called, yet when we got there, we were told we had to schedule a reservation & had to wait an extremely long period. We purchased a livingsocial deal- in which my card was charged anyway & the deal was not used. What was the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Quiet bar and good atmosphere either for lunch or after work happy hour. I enjoyed the selection of burgers and I used a Groupon so I got to eat for two for the price for one. Would most likely visit again.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

We used a brunch coupon here. I'm no a big home fries fan, but these were outstanding. Monte Cristo was huge and delicious. My husband thought the eggs Benedict were very good. Only tiny negative I would say is that my dish was only lukewarm. Very nice serving staff too.

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Boston, Massachusetts
20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Sign is a typical college bar where GW, American, and maybe some Georgetown students will be overtaking on any typical thursday, friday, and saturday. The whale pails (large pails of drinks) are great. This is not a place for a date or a casual drink with a friend. Its not super clean, girls dance on the benches, and there is... More

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is a typical dive bar... not a bad place to grab a drink before heading elsewhere if you're looking for a low key night out with friends.

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Annapolis, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Been around for quite awhile. Still a great saloon. One of the best burgers served in DC and a friendly bar staff

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