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McLoone's Pier House

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141 National Plaza, National Harbor, MD 20745
(301) 839-0815
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great crab fritters and ice cold beer! Quick friendly service and I would return again! Bartender Doug makes a delicious harbor lemonade.

Thank Greg L
North Carolina
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167 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's interesting reading everyone's reviews just now...seems that so many people have different experiences. Well, me too. I went for dinner this evening by myself...nice to have the peace and quiet. Scored a seat on the deck overlooking the water. Got overwhelmed at the menu - everything looked good - so I flat out just asked the waitress what to... More 

Thank drpclarke
Dumfries, Virginia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful location and friendly staff. The food is flavorful and of excellent quality. The calamri is a bit lackluster and was over done. Our main course was stuffed shrimp and snow crab legs. Both were wonderful. I would definitely have them again. We sat inside, however, there is outside seating with harbor views. Note: Food is pricey.

Thank Stacey J
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

roll called the food, waiter mumbled, had to ask for refills on drinks multiple times, the humidity was so high - they should have shut the doors and turned on the AC

Thank Sarah S
Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised at really fresh and delicious shrimp scampi served up really hot and buttery. It put a smile on my face.

Thank Samuel H
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211 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We loved the crab bruschetta and grilled lobster. The seafood gumbo could have used more okra. Service was good. Parking garage across street.

Thank aloha2055
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a place with a big, quiet outdoor seating spot at NH, this is great. Great views of the harbor and wheel. But from go, service wasn't just slow, it was WEIRD. The staff does not seem to have the caliber of training and professionalism you expect from a $25/plate dinner spot. The hostess was genuinely confused... More 

Thank CarrieTeacher
Huntington Beach, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Delicious food, good ambience, nice view, fabulous waiter! Everyone was happy with their choices - lobster-mac, kale salad w/crabcake, lobster gnocci, fish dishes, even one steak order. Big portions, great wine selection - highly recommend.

Thank cchapin2016
Los Angeles, California
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157 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

A very nice location with patio overlooking the river. We had oysters and cocktails which were good (interestingly, no bread is served with the oysters). My wife had buffalo shrimp and the harvest salad, both of which were good. My fish and chips were just edible, but the service was a major disappointment. We asked for horseradish, both before and... More 

Thank Jrryo
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The food was plentiful and the restaurant offers an absolutely gorgeous view on a sunny day. The atmosphere felt like everything would be expensive but it's reasonable and delicious. I would recommend the Jamaican Red Snapper and a glass of Merlot. The service was more than adequate but we ended up sitting at the bar because there was a long... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$26 - $50
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141 National Plaza, National Harbor, MD 20745
  • Public Transportation: A metro bus stop is less than a block from our restaurant. This bus takes you to the Branch Avenue metro stop, where you can catch the metro into the city.
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  National Harbor
  • Phone Number: (301) 839-0815

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