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1264 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3238 (Georgetown)
202-333-7370
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Ranked #260 of 2,717 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $24
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 1:30 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Sat 9:00 am - 2:30 am
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Georgetown
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: At Martin's Tavern, every sitting president from Truman to G.W. Bush has dined. Ask your server to point out the booth where JFK proposed to Jackie.
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glasgow, scotland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Very old bar with lots of famous guests over the years. The booths are named after patrons. jFK was a regular back in the day. Went for brunch, couldn't believe how good value it was. For the history and ambience definitely worth a visit.

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Tuscaloosa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

One of my "go-to" places, I've eaten here probably 20 times in the past 10 years during frequent travel to DC. I've never had a bad meal or felt ripped off. Service is very good. Not a hot spot for a young crowd, but an understated dependable quiet place for middle-aged folks to get consistently good food (and drink), just... More 

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south jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This is one of those restaurants were everyone famous has dined, and so we did too. Food was good, service was very good and the restaurant has a fun and interesting past to read about. Very tight, but that seems to be the norm inside DC restaurants.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

We just stumbled into this tavern and were pleasantly surprised, wasn't sure at first when we arrived we were asked if we wanted the bar, we said sure since we hadn't planned on eating but the bar was full, went back to the hostess and said the bar is full. She said the tables are reserved for people ordering food.... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

I was here the other night for dinner. I ordered the shepherds pie. It was by far the greatest shepherds pie I have ever had. Service was very good and atmosphere was nice.

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Rhode Island
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113 reviews 113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Lots of history with a nice menu.I had the ty Cobb salad. Excellent. Lots of interesting selections on the menu. Plenty of history also. I have been to DC many times and we tried it for the first time and will Definitely come back. Its not a big place. Call it cozy and homey. The waiter was really nice.

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Laurel, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went to this old and historic restaurant on New Year's Day and it was packed. The service was great, though. It is strange that drinks at the bar were more expensive than the table and we were not able to bring them to/from, but the overall experience was great. We had traditional English/Irish meals and were pleased.

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Brooklyn, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Was in DC for on a work trip and found this place not far from the office and hotel. Grabbed a spot at the bar. The place is very busy even on a weeknight for dinner. Not all that large of a place inside but the small groups looked like they were having a great time and there are a... More 

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Alabama
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275 reviews 275 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Went there on Saturday night, so expected a crowd, but this place was packed. Tables inches away from each other, bar standing room only, and they play loud music. Welch Rare Bit was good. Other food just average. Mixed drinks served in a tumbler, way too much mixer to alchohol ratio. If you want to be seen, this is probably... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I love Martins. Placed in the heart of old George Town. It's a place where you can always find familiar faces. The best bartenders Alejandro and Johnny always put a smile on your face and provide great service. My favourite thing on the menu is the fried green tomatoes bison burger with steamed broccoli. Also a great choice is the... More 

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Additional Information about Martin's Tavern

Address: 1264 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3238
Phone Number: 202-333-7370
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Georgetown
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 1:30 am
Monday 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:30 am
Average Prices: USD 24 - 24
Cuisine: American

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