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Old Ebbitt Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown / Chinatown
American, Bar, Soups
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675 15th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-5702 (15th between F and G)
+1 202-347-4800
7:30 am - 3:00 am
Open now
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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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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent food, American dinner, crab starter was killer. Oysters are always awesome here and specials sell out fast because they are so yummy!

Thank Maggie D
Arlington, Virginia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Met up with friends visiting from out of town. Wanted to take them to a historical site and have a great lunch . This is the place . Staff are wonderful , food is delicious and the setting is perfect

Thank 56Dianne
Decatur, Illinois
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559 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was cold outside and the line was long to get seated, but we found two nice spots at the bar. We were quickly greeted by the bartender, Stephon. It wasn't long before we were served our drinks and we ordered our food. We were here for lunch. Mrs. M had the salmon sandwich which was wonderful. I had the... More 

Thank MNM1011
Kansas City, Kansas
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our Uber driver told us this place is a staple in DC so we decided to give it a try. It is located next to the Treasury building and within walking distance to the White House. We went on a Sunday night (the night before a federal holiday) and this place was busy. We were told it would be an... More 

Thank JeVel L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been coming here for many years for the nice food and atmosphere. I am also a great fan of the bar. The restaurant serves traditional American food, fish and meat. Very traditional and good. Make sure to be seated in the real restaurant and not the overflow room in the office building next door (which is dreadful).

Thank flemingvoetmann
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have always enjoyed my times at Old Ebbitt Grill. As a young RN we used to come here straight from night shift and enjoy mimosas and a heart breakfast. This is a must stop if visiting DC or even if you are a long established resident but have never been. It is busy and loud on the weekends but... More 

Thank Skiffles
Chico, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fellow airplane traveler recommended Old Ebbitt Grill and it did not disappoint! A very popular DC restaurant, our family of four was seated immediately in a cozy leather booth with a great view of the restaurant and bar. Our waitress was excellent and described the dishes asked of her and was always on top of our drink orders and... More 

Thank OC1010
Coral Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Back in 2010 when I tried it for the first time, the only thing I remembered was the green booths. 2016 was even better. The entire atmosphere was very old fashioned and the food was outstanding. If you are on a family vacation, this is a must... just do not go in smelling like sweat!!

Thank esilva16
Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best oysters I've had in years. Ribeye was wonderful. Service couldn't be better. Drinks were amazing. The room we were in was very loud on this Friday night, and the tables for two in the front room are too close together. If you're coming for a romantic dinner for two, request a quieter room and a booth if they'l give... More 

Thank Lynna906
Acton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love the place, atmosphere and location. A short walk from our hotel and a lovely place to be, would return for sure

Thank Deb537

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $40
American, Bar, Soups
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
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?