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Clyde's of Chevy Chase

5441 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase Center, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
301 951 9600
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Ranked #5 of 32 Restaurants in Chevy Chase
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Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar, Sandwiches
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Willard Avenue
Transit: Red Line, Friendships Heights Metro
Description: The opening of Clyde's of Chevy Chase in 1995 brought more than just a fine dining experience to this growing Washington location. Situated in the heart of a prominent shopping district, this fascinating site celebrates the golden age of travel with steamships, planes and the Orient Express inside the two-level, 500 seat restaurant. Flavorful, fresh ingredients are used to prepare American style cuisine in the Travel Rooms on the main level, or in the casual atmosphere of the downstairs Race Bar and Dining Room.
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English first
New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I love Clyde's! Being a Washingtonian, Clyde's has always been a hot spot and a must go to restaurant! Never disappoints! Their Crab Benedict is out of this world and I love the fact that the chefs will prepare your dish any way you want it. The servers are ALWAYS friendly, professional and knowledgeable about the menu. Love Clyde's and... More

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A good place to buy crab cakes. Burgers have been inconsistent - once was overcooked, next was undercooked, and finally got it right! Service has always been good.

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Ronkonkoma, New York
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110 reviews 110 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Stopped in for dinner and was pleased with my meal. I had the salmon which was delicious. The menu had a lot of good options for any kind of diner. The place was clean. The downstairs had more of a bar atmosphere which was great for later in the night. My only issue with this place was the random magician... More

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Missoula, Montana
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159 reviews 159 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Love the Early Bird Dinners, daily chowder and fresh crab cakes. Clydes is always delicious and a great spot to bring the whole family.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This seems to be a standard favorite haunt for the older, more sedate residents of tony Chevy Chase. The service is excellent and the brunch/ lunch menu has something for everyone. The eggs Benedict could have been warmer and one was overcooked. Validated parking is a plus. I see why my older friend enjoys coming here.

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Washington DC
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111 reviews 111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Three friends for lunch, two from out of town. Seated in the Travel Room which is fun - waiter a bit slow to find us and then when asked about the "BLT special" the reply is.."it's just a BLT". Okay, this Clydes is a very nice "Go To" eatery but the menu could use more typical lunch items vs dinner... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Clyde's is an old Washington standby. It's menu is very diverse -- something for everyone and at every price point. But, it feels a bit like a factory and the menu offerings could use a refresh. It's definitely not the place to go if you are looking for a unique, innovative dining experience. I like the crabcake although it's a... More

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Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The menu has been relatively unchanged for years. Dishes are quite satisfactory—with a classic American orientation--but without real creativity or pizzazz. The bread is served warm, but it soft and wan. Service is generally very good and friendly, and the environment, with a travel theme, is both pleasant and interesting for everyone—from kids to jaded adults. Value is fair but... More

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Olney, Maryland
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93 reviews 93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

...we have visited this Clyde's and several others in their group and have always been satisfied.....BUT.....on a recent Monday night sojourn there, when the restaurant was practically empty, we were extremely disappointed! I order a reuben sandwich...they were OUT....My son in law ordered half rack of ribs...they were OUT! We settled on cheeseburgers...they were good...except We asked for some mayonnaise... More

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Bowie, Maryland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Just had lunch at Clyde's as part of a large party celebrating a recent college graduate. I was impressed with the decor, lots of fine, dark wood paneling, brass and wonderful scale model sport cars and ships. Further, although the restaurant is very large, it is separated in sections so at lest on my visit, the noise level was remarkably... More

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