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Martin's Tavern

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1264 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3238
11:00 am - 1:30 am
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Sun 8:00 am - 1:30 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Sat 9:00 am - 2:30 am
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Cary, North Carolina
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were greeted and seated quickly on a weekday afternoon without reservations and were so thankful! We sat next to the proposal booth and giggled each time someone came up to take pics. Not surprised that a reserved sign was on it before we left. Our waiter, Mike, was very knowledgeable about their wine selection and made a great suggestion... More 

Thank Race2Win
Spotswood, New Jersey
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Martin's is a very famous restaurant, having served Presidents, and many Government officials, and Dignitaries! John F.Kenny proposed to Jacqueline at a booth in this love establishment! There are many other famous stories about this great friendly restaurant! The food is excellent, especially the Fried oysters! We loved this place so much, another reason I'm so happy my daughter is... More 

Thank JeanneMK
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We found Martin's after we bailed on a Ghost tour of Georgetown and it was awesome. First, the lemon martini I had was nearly perfect. The food we ordered was delicious. Our kids fell in love with Mike who greeted a very hot and tired family of five like they were his own. It was truly a night to remember.

Thank Maryclaire A
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We popped in here for a drink during our recent trip to the East coast of America and we loved it. The barman, Mike, I think, was friendly and informative and was a delight to talk to. He suggested the current cocktail for the ladies which was made from cucumbers and was delicious. We were asked if we wanted to... More 

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Carthage, Texas
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a late reservation. A lot of interesting items on the menu. In Georgetown with h a very local feel. Wait staff was very helpful. All in all a very good 1st dinner for our trip to DC

Thank tatefarm
North Canton, Ohio
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking through Georgetown on a hot summer day, we came upon Martin's. We went in, sat at the fantastic bar and had a couple. I could totally hang out at this place all day, but we had things to do. But the beer was cold (very important), service was great (equally important) and Martin's is located in just the right... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our lunch at Martin's Tavern was a good example of what makes Martin's a fixture for Washington diners: classic tavern fare, done right. We started with a crisp and delicious onion ring loaf, then went with a sirloin steak salad and (one of their brunch-all-day options) corned beef hash and poached eggs with toast. The steak was lean and well-seasoned,... More 

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Altoona, Iowa
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114 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this place with the Yelp app not knowing a thing about it. We were seated at the "Proposal Booth" where JFK proposed to Jackie. We ordered our food and read up on all the history of this place. It is really fascinating to learn of the political figures that dined here. I ordered the fish and chips and it... More 

1 Thank Greg G
Spokane, Washington
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed this restaurant a lot. Loved my dinner and the atmosphere. Cool history of the bar and booths. I would definitely go back. The employees were friendly and funny and service was good!

Thank Arbycat
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat in Nixon's booth in a place that had so much history it was incredible. JFK proposed to Jackie there. It was extremely charming. The shepard's pie was great as was the service and drinks. I would highly recommend it.

1 Thank Robert B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$24 - $24
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 1:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
9:00 am - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1264 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3238
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Georgetown
  • Neighborhood: Georgetown
  • Phone Number: 202-333-7370
At Martin's Tavern, every sitting president from Truman to G.W. Bush has dined. Ask your server to point out the booth where JFK proposed to Jackie.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?