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Old Ebbitt Grill

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Downtown / Chinatown
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675 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5702 (15th between F and G)
+1 202-347-4800
8:30 am - 3:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:30 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 2:00 am
Fri 7:30 am - 3:00 am
Sat 8:30 am - 3:00 am
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Silver Spring
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A Washington D.C. Landmark. Located close to the White House and other tourist attractions. Old Ebbit Grill has been around for years, decorated like an vintage hunting lodge and specializing in fresh seafood, it's definitely worth a visit. Locals go in the evenings and enjoy the half off raw bar.

Thank alexandrad708
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great historic venue but cutting corners on food quality - chewy steaks sadly. Would go again but order the best cut of steak there is or a burger to be sure.

Thank Philip B
Hyattsville, Maryland
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289 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Historical, centrally located and fairly easy to get into with proper planning, as it's a pretty large place. The atmosphere is fairly relaxing, despite the liveliness of the place. It's a pretty safe bed for any meal, really. They've got a good menu that covers all your basics, but also "mixes it up" a little. Not too much, but it'll... More 

Thank CaptainAwethume
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family often visits Old Ebbitt Grill for celebrations. They are very accommodating via spacing and the staff are always friendly. The ambiance is spectacular and the food quality is great. We have visited Old Ebbitt for both brunch and dinner. Both are excellent.

Thank Sevetra P
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Located a stones throw from the White House we didn't expect to be able to get a table so were pleasantly surprised to be shown to a lovely booth straightaway. Cold water arrived quickly which was a welcome relief in the heat and soon our order was taken and drinks arrived which were topped up regularly throughout meal. All our... More 

Thank Ruftytuftyrider1966
North Little Rock, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

LOVE this place - not only because of the history, the old-world decor, excellent service, and a location close to the White House, but because it is one of the few restaurants in the area that is reasonably priced with FANTASTIC food! I make it a point to eat here every time I travel to DC, which is about twice... More 

Thank Kelly G
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast one day after a recommendation from the concierge. Food was decent, nothing spectacular. The typical eggs, pancakes, omelettes etc. The great thing was the ambiance, it was a very old restaurant/bar and had so much history in it. I'd recommend stopping by if you just wanted to take in some history. "Breakfast" was nothing spectacular,... More 

Thank zpharmd
Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This eating establishment has a long history in this community. The staff are so well versed in serving, the food good and the location great. The interior speaks kindly of days gone by. Do not miss this flagship of DC.

Thank Smintz101
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. Had a cocktail at the bar and the bartender was very good. Our waiter wasn't as good. Got the wrong salad, but they quickly fixed it. Loved it!

Thank gillian1063
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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Old Ebbitt Grill is a great historical restaurant very close to the White House. While their oysters are a huge draw here if you don't like oysters it is just a nice restaurant. For you oyster lovers, Old Ebbit Grill runs a daily special on oysters and chilled shrimp. The shrimp was lovely and the cocktail sauce was perfect! The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
American, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 2:00 am
7:30 am - 2:00 am
7:30 am - 2:00 am
7:30 am - 2:00 am
7:30 am - 2:00 am
7:30 am - 3:00 am
8:30 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 675 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5702
    (15th between F and G)
  • Public Transportation: Metro: Red Line to Metro Center, Orange/Blue to McPherson Square
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-347-4800
Established in 1856, the Old Ebbitt Grill was a favorite of Presidents Grant, Cleveland, Harding, and Theodore Roosevelt. The restaurant's decor is comprised of a Beaux-Arts facade, mahogany and velvet booths, and bars set in marble, brass, and beveled glass. Old Ebbitt serves a diverse selection of food including steaks, seafood, pasta, sandwiches, and also features an Oyster Bar with oysters form both coasts. Open early for breakfast and weekend brunch, and serving lunch, dinner and a late-night menu.
Private and semi-private dining rooms including a rooftop overlooking the monuments and The White House.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?