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“Best filet!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of McLoone's Pier House

McLoone's Pier House
141 National Plaza, National Harbor, MD 20745
(301) 839-0815
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Price range: $26 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: A metro bus stop is less than a block from our restaurant. This bus takes you to the Branch Avenue metro stop, where you can catch the metro into the city.
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States
2 reviews
“Best filet!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

We got there early, which is key, we didn't have to wait or fight the crowds. Our waitress was busy when we were seated, but another girl, took our drink order when she saw us waiting. When our waitress arrived, she apologized, and was very attentive the rest of the time. The view of the harbor is partly what you're paying for and we were seated next to a window inside, which was great. My filet mignon was excellent, melted in my mouth, the wine sauce enhanced the flavor and the Parmesan potatoes and grilled asparagus were excellent as well. Plan on spending $40-$60/person, but worth it!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food and loved our waiter, Marcus”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I had a great steak, beautiful view, and a great waiter, Marcus! A little pricey but a very nice choice.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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135 reviews 135 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Yeah, whatever”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

It's the kind of place you go to when there's nowhere else to go and you're in a tourist trap spot. The fish and shellfish are fresh, but they're prepared with bizarre sauces and accompaniments, as if planned by someone who aspires to be creative but just doesn't get it.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Washington
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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Waste of our money”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We had been here before so we decided to come again. We were going to be seated at a table near the bar and I asked for a different table. Obviously they didn't like us because they ushered us to a table outside the kitchen door. When I didn't accept that we finally got a decent table. When I ordered my iced tea we had to ask for a straw or spoon. We finally received our cold salads and the tomatoes on my caprese salad were very hard and unripe. The croutons on my husbands caesar salad look like they came from the supermarket. Two bitefuls into our salads and our main courses arrived. We were in shock - what do we do now, eat our salads, stop our salads, eat our main, eat our salads for dessert? All our waiter could say was "But it entered them separately" instead of taking back the main course and bring them out later. The sides on our mains tasted like they were main from boxes, like Near East.
We couldn't get out of there fast enough.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Hilo, Hawaii
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Happy Anniversary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

It was our 43rd wedding anniversary and we needed to remain in the National Harbor resort area. Reviews of McLoone's Pier House were mixed, but this seemed the best choice. It was superb! We were seated quickly. Our server, Jesse, had worked at the restaurant for less than a week but clearly he both had a friendly and enthusiastic attitude and had been trained well. He knew the menu and and drink choices and made helpful suggestions. The food was delicious, matched with a superb wine for my wife and a crisp IPA for me. The cost was even a bit on the inexpensive side considering the atmosphere, quality of service, and food. We will return should work or vacation take us back to National Harbor. We will also look for other McLoone's in future travels.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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