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Clyde's of Chevy Chase

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American, Seafood, Bar, Sandwiches
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5441 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase Center, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (Willard Avenue)
Red Line, Friendships Heights Metro
301 951 9600
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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The opening of Clyde's of Chevy Chase in 1995 brought more than just a...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 33
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  • 79
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Terrific venue for Birthday Party

We celebrated our sons 15th birthday at Clyde's of Chevy Chase and it was a success. We dine at this Clyde's periodically because it has a unique decor and a great upstairs and downstairs bar. Potomac chapter Porcsche Club of America held our 2014 Holiday party at the lower,level bar and it was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
DfHRB
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Fairfax
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fairfax
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We celebrated our sons 15th birthday at Clyde's of Chevy Chase and it was a success. We dine at this Clyde's periodically because it has a unique decor and a great upstairs and downstairs bar. Potomac chapter Porcsche Club of America held our 2014 Holiday party at the lower,level bar and it was a hit with the Classic full size... More 

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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Clydes has been a Washington institution for maybe 35 years or so. When they first opened, they were one of the better estbalishments in the DC area, especially with seafood. However, the fine dining scene has surpassed them considerably, leaving them well behind in terms of variety, freshness, and even (sometimes) in service. It's become more iof a family place... More 

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Chevy Chase, MD
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We go there all the time, as it is in walking distance of our home, and find it to be reliably excellent food, imaginative menu selections, and all for remarkably reasonable prices. Lunch and dinner are equally good. The service is excellent, with a very well-trained and friendly (but not overly-friendly) waitstaff. I can recommend Clyde's strongly to individuals, families... More 

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Nagoya, Japan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My friend always bring me here and REALLY enjoy dishes everytime. Service and atmosphere also nice.

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Taxation without Representation, Washington DC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The location is great, just off the Metro, and with a validated parking lot as well, and other shops and all nearby to give you a reason to come to the area. Like all Clydes food, it is very dependable. Nothing adventurous, but all good. Service is very good, as the staff is very well trained. Prices are reasonable.

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Cross Junction, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Went for a friends 70th birthday. Service was fairly prompt but those delivering didn't know who had ordered what. Crab cakes were smaller than usual for the price. Parking was difficult.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Friday night dinner with large family of 10 adults and 4 kids. They were able to accommodate us with no hassle. The selection was adequate for all to find what they liked. Vegetarian and fish dishes were also available. Nice offerings on the kids menu. My AmberJack fish was a surprise, I had never tried it,it was very good. No... More 

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WashingtonDC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had a delicious large breaded trout for lunch At the Friendship Hts restaurant. My friend had the large single crab cake that she raved about. My only complaint was the roasted or grilled brussel sprouts were not cooked well enough for me. However, I brought half the trout home and cooked the sprouts a bit more and enjoyed another... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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227 reviews 227 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We had a family and friends reunion planned in Washington. The Locals chose Clyde´s a bit far from our hotel but it was worth it. The Decor and atmosphere is great I felt like a young kid with all the Planes, Ships, Trains...fantastic... When we finally got all together we got our table and sat to dinner.. The menu is... More 

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Maureen H, Guest Relations Manager at Clyde's of Chevy Chase, responded to this review

We're so glad you chose Clyde's for your family get-together. Thank you for all the wonderful comments. More 

Washington DC
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121 reviews 121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Dropped by on 12/30 at 8PM with a family party of three and was promply seated even with a near full house. Clyde's of CC continues to be our Go To place for reliable good food and usually good service. The ribeye, crabcakes, beef salad and good and reasonable wine selection by the glass were all on the mark and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5441 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase Center, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    (Willard Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Red Line, Friendships Heights Metro
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Chevy Chase
  • Phone Number: 301 951 9600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Bar, Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?