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Mussel Bar & Grille

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) #12 of 269 Restaurants in Bethesda $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
7262 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
+1 301-215-7817
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“mussels” (187 reviews)
“bread” (25 reviews)
“fries” (46 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Belgian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7262 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mussel bar has the best food in downtown Bethesda by far. From their amazing white wine mussels to their beef burgers, Mussel bar has it all. I would definitely recommend the thai mussels as well as the white wine mussels along with the sweet potato...More

Thank Zapatu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a lunch on Saturday, to celebrate the birthday of a Belgian member of the family. First, during the weekend, they don't have the lunch menu but just the brunch menu. Then they didn't bring bread at the table after ordering food....More

Thank jepoirrier
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the Metro in Maryland! We got off the train a few stops early for dinner here. An easy walk from the metro and Bethesda is a cute bustling city. We were very early for our reservation, but they were willing to seat us...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything on the menu looks outstanding but if you love mussels, this is the place for you! A 1/2 bucket of mussels (45 mussels....we counted 'em!) is $15 but for $1 more at lunchtime you can add from a choice of appetizers and soda or...More

Thank Marilyn P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for a later dinner. This euro (Belgian-style) pub has a range of beer and decentr menu offerings. Found that the late night options (pizza, mussels, fries) was limiting but I can vouich for the pizza. The couple next to me had mussels and...More

Thank Duncan P
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Menu advertises marked wines (including some offered by the glass) as being half off on Monday nights. What is not mentioned is that the discount only applies to whole bottles. It would be helpful if that were clearly stated. As it stands, it's false advertising,...More

Thank zgs501
Reviewed May 9, 2017

We went to the Mussel Bar & Grille in Bethesda for the first time last weekend. The PEI mussels (all the seafood from Prince Edward Island is always so good!) in the Mediterranean mussel dish were amazing! My husband had the brunch steak and eggs,...More

Thank collins_squared
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

I went to a work mixer during the week. Mussels were on special and definitely worth it. We had three different versions and each was unique and delicious. Our crowd of 12 took over the bar area. Service was attentive and beer selection was decent...More

Thank Wunrundun
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

It's been a while since I've been back to Mussel bar and glad I came back. The salad was delicious and fresh, their Mediterranean mussels with goat cheese and sausage were solid, and the light dessert was a good way to end the meal. Their...More

Thank RAR1126
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Enjoy happy hour as well as Gatherings after work or early evenings. Between the muscles and all of the other appetizers we never even get to the entrees. The Mussel Bar & Grille typically has four to six different types of oysters that can be...More

Thank Rtwodogs
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How can we get a list of the beers available?
November 30, 2016|
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Response from Rick F | Reviewed this property |
Best thing to do is call. They write them on a chalk board above the bar, you won't find them in a menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7262 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
    (Elm Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-215-7817
  • E-mail
We serve mussels & frites, wood-fired tarts (Belgian pizzas) with seasonal toppings, grilled meats and fish, salads, soups, sandwiches. As your server about our daily specials, we mix it up! We also have the largest selection of craft and Belgian beers in Bethesda! Happy hour daily with great specials and $1 oysters.
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