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“Okay but overpriced food and drinks” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Public House

Public House
199 Fleet Street, National Harbor, MD 20745
240.200.4968
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Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: American, Pub
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Green Line to Branch Ave and the NH1 Bus to National Harbor.
Description: You can come to Public House for lunch, happy hour, dinner, or a late night party. We serve delicious food and drink specials every day of the week. Sometimes you need to get away from the real world for a while. So, visit Public House during the night, when the restaurant becomes a fun social atmosphere! Don't let your time in National Harbor go to waste. Visit Public House for an adventurous night out!
Saint Paul, MN
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Okay but overpriced food and drinks”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Had the Maryland Crabcake Sandwich - basically a burger and fries with a crab meat patty. Crab was good and tasty. So-called "brioche" is a toasted hamburger bun. $7 for a draft beer. Total bill for crab cake burger and one beer $26 before tip - not worth more than $16 at most. Others at table were equally unimpressed with their food.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Silver Spring, Maryland
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Okay Only”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

First visit to the National Harbor and the Public House was recommended. Wis we had stuck to our original thought of Elevation Burger!

First thing I noticed, were the dirty floors and carpeting...Bits of trash, food, in the restroom, dirty sink area, no soap in dispensers (there is a Red Flag!), no seat covers. Dusty seat backs, tables left un-bussed?

Partner had a burger and fries, fries were good, burger swimming in grease. I ordered a salad with "very light dressing" it came just drenched. Even my unpicky partner was "wow, that is a whole bottle of dressing." That salad went back and came with dressing on the side.

Service was okay. Gal was nice, and apologetic about the salad.

This is not a restaurant I would recommend nor return too.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Waynesville, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lunch on the first day”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Not bad, service a little curt, but the food was good. The weather was nice and we set out on the patio.

Visited April 2013
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Warrenton, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Very poor meal”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

The pastalmi on Rye was very bad. Crusty out side. Was supposed to have cole slaw, but the was may 2 shreds of slaw. My wife's chips were extremely cold. The table behind us left, cause it took more the 45 minutes ans their meal still hadn't come out. The menu is very poor.

Visited May 2013
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Dunlap, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good for a quick bite”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

This is the closest dining option to the Gaylord. I ate there twice. Nothing fancy. Good salads. They serve food until midnight so we were able to eat there after returning from the night DC tour offered by the hotel.

Visited April 2013
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