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Mr. Henry's

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$$ - $$$
Capitol Hill
American, Bar, Pub
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601 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003
+1 202-546-8412
10:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:15 am - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

If you want a burger and want to sit outside and leave the snobs in Georgetown then come here. Great staff and great drinks and no B.S.

Thank vacagirl2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

Small but relaxing atmosphere for winding down. The talent ranges from poetry, singing, and jazz. The food is okay. I had the turkey burger, however I found it dry. The place has outside patio for spring and summer evenings, but most of the entertainment is upstairs.

Thank Austinpower312
Charlotte, North Carolina
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489 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

I hadn't eaten at Mr. Henry's in probably 15 years. On a recent trip to DC, I suggested it as a place for a good lunch on Capitol Hill. I was disappointed to say the least. The menu is varied enough, but the food is basic at best. The service was not great. The ambiance was ok, but I don't... More 

Thank JD28204
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156 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

We visited here on a Tuesday night and found the restaurant fairly busy. Too cool for outside seating, but appears to have a number of tables for those warmer days. Service is polite and prompt. The menu has a number of gourmet burgers as well as other traditional American fare. The food is genuinely good. I hear the place has... More 

Thank Chris B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Visited mr Henry for brunch with friends. Service was awful. Slow, waitress was incompetent. Eventually food came. Steak and eggs. Steak was disgusting and cold. Sent it back, and to my surprise the manager came to complain arguing the plate was hot. Maybe, but the food was cold. Never had to argue that. Attention to food allergies: zero. Will never... More 

Thank Gonzalo V
Moutain West
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

My husband and I lucked out by getting the last table for the Saturday night jazz show. The service from the host, wait staff, bar tenders was the best we've ever experienced - great efficient teamwork while making each guest feel like they're the only one in the place. The food was excellent - the grilled salmon salad and the... More 

Thank snow_is_old
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

We were heading to another restaurant when we happened upon Mr. Henry's. Arrive right at shift change so service was a little delayed. However, once things got rolling, had a great relaxing visit, good food & a tasty Rite cocktail. Our server was fun and very attentive.

Thank Jo L
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

This bar where Roberta Flack got her start performing is still around, still neighborhood friendly, with unusually healthy bar food.

Thank farkasag
Durants Neck, North Carolina
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511 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

This restaurant has been on Capitol Hill for decades. On a visit to DC I just had to come here one more time for dinner. I had the Grilled Pork Chop which was a Cider marinated chop, with red potatoes and fresh vegetables served with an apple chutney. For dessert I had the great classic carrot cake. The total bill... More 

Thank trflyer
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

For over three decades, I've been heading here with an assortment of friends for a generous cooked-to-order delicious burgers. Fresh toppings, cole slaw and special kettle chips finish off the platters. A wide range or beers is the perfect compliment. There are also big salads and daily specials on offer. The recent facelift has kept the collection of early American... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $24
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:30 am - 12:00 am
11:15 am - 12:00 am
11:15 am - 12:00 am
11:15 am - 12:00 am
11:15 am - 12:00 am
11:15 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington DC, DC 20003
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Capitol Hill
  • Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 202-546-8412
Mr. Henry's Restaurant is a Capitol Hill Tradition, Offering Classic American Fare, Private Upstairs Dining Room and Live Music. Roberta Flack began here in '68. Great burgers, lively & colorful local's spot, replete with slightly "dive bar" feel.

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