Old Ebbitt Grill

Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th St NW (at G St NW), Washington, D.C. 20005, United States
Open until 3:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 7:30 AM–2:00 AM
  • Fri
    • 7:30 AM–3:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 8:30 AM–3:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 8:30 AM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
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Oldest dining saloon in DC. Across from White House. American Fare. Largest selection of oysters in DC. Open daily-breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night.


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  • oysters
  • crab cakes
  • happy hour
  • trout parmesan
  • eggs chesapeake
  • bloody maryland
  • good for a late night
  • cocktails
  • breakfast food
  • burgers
  • sandwiches
  • steak
  • bread pudding
  • salmon
  • lively
  • lobster
  • authentic
  • martinis
  • great value
  • bourbon
  • AskMen

    There are few places better to dine than Old Ebbitt Grill, the city’s oldest saloon. The Grill has entertained presidents, generals, politicians, & just about every fat cat this town has ever known. Read more

    AskMen · July 5, 2010
  • Travel Channel

    Great for late-night bites, half-priced oysters and a dining room that screams history. – Adam Richman, Man v. Food Read more

    Travel Channel · November 23, 2010
  • Alicia D.

    Raw Bar HH will change your life

    Alicia Dunn · September 1, 2013
  • Bloomingdale's

    It’s Washington to a T! Clubby, circa-1900 atmosphere. Around the corner from the White House. A well-supplied bar. Bounteous seafood. Cheerful service. Kind of touristy but still fun.

    Bloomingdale's · August 12, 2010
  • Chris A.

    The kitchen is open until 1am, seven-days-a-week.

    Chris Abraham · November 8, 2009
  • Laetitia B.

    It's popular with locals & tourists alike, but visitors may not know about the great happy hour @ Old Ebbitt. Go there b4 6 or after 11pm to enjoy half price oysters, steps away from the White House.

    Laetitia Brock · December 20, 2009
  • The Daily Meal

    If you've always wanted to drink like a president, come to this Victorian-style saloon (the city's oldest watering hole) — a favorite of presidents Teddy Roosevelt, Grant, and Cleveland. Read more

    The Daily Meal · June 17, 2011
  • Nathasha

    Check out their late-night happy hour. Mon-Thurs, 11pm-1am. Order the "Orca Platter". Amazing.

    Nathasha · March 20, 2010
  • Sean H.

    The back bar is the best, especially if you have an AT&T phone because there's no signal back there. Peace and quiet.

    Sean Hackbarth · August 12, 2011
  • Yianni K.

    This isn't just another DC restaurant - its an establishment! For several years it has been frequented by locals, politicians, K street titans, & tourists alike. Best bet - Petit filet & oysters!

    Yianni Konstantopoulos · October 7, 2010
  • Leslie C.

    Be sure to ask for the oyster menu.

    Leslie Carbone · September 26, 2012
  • Behrad B.

    Must try the Good Burger with blue cheese, jalapeño onion marmalade, shredded lettuce with A-1 aioli and of course bacon on the side.

    Behrad B. · September 2, 2012
  • Tommy M.

    Back bar. Margaret Ann BEST BARTENDER IN WASHINGTON.

    Tommy McFLY · December 29, 2011
  • Stacey H.

    Delish, always

    Stacey Hugo · June 1, 2010
  • Laura H.

    The back bar has the best bartenders in the place. It's also the best place in town for a DC power breakfast. Excellent people watching in the am.

    Laura Howe · January 10, 2010
  • Kevin D.

    Go to Old Ebbitt Grill, grab a seat at the bar, and order up their raw oysters and a cold Stella to complement the oysters. It's all Good!

    Kevin Dougherty · July 28, 2009
  • ShannonRenee M.

    An oyster shooter is a great way to end a night.

    ShannonRenee Mouton Gray · June 5, 2011
  • Tina Marie B.

    Try the Sushi - Sushi for dinner...

    Tina Marie Balacano · January 17, 2011
  • Ryan T.

    A classic D.C. restaurant. Mix with politicos and tourists alike. Trout parmesan is exquisite, as is their fresh oyster selection.

    Ryan Taylor · November 23, 2009
  • Heather F.

    This is one of my favorite places, best oysters, lobster special, pie, and martinis

    Heather Fink · April 27, 2012
  • M Squared Real Estate

    Now owned by Clydes with mostly the same menu. No cell service, whatsoever in this establishment. Yes, that includes your carrier. Great oysters and a fantastic happy hour. Kitchen open until 1am.

    M Squared Real Estate · August 24, 2011
  • ThePurplePassport.com

    There are four bars scattered throughout the restaurant where you can bring your party to imbibe before your meal. We also dig happy hour when everything from the raw bar is half off. Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · July 2, 2013
  • Roberto

    Trout Parmesan it's a must !

    Roberto · February 3, 2013
  • Matthew E.

    Has cell phone service everywhere now!!!

    Matthew Eckert · May 21, 2012
  • Darlene S.

    Oyster shooters are terrific!

    Darlene Sodano · May 11, 2011
  • A. G.

    Sunday Brunch is to die for!

    A. G · July 3, 2010
  • Jake S.

    Sit at the bar, order some adventurous beers and and appetizer (namely, the crab and artichoke dip), immerse yourself in the unique experience of this historical locale.

    Jake Smith · May 19, 2014
  • Run G.

    Try the Seafood Jambalaya! It's the best!

    Run Gan · September 15, 2012
  • Finish In 4

    What's good at this place?! Practically everything: Service...check Half priced Oysters..check Drinks...check Eggs Benedict ... check check and CHECK. If you haven't been to Old Ebbitt It's a MUST

    Finish In 4 · May 15, 2012
  • Sean H.

    For an escape from mobile phone service visit the back bar. No AT&T signal.

    Sean Hackbarth · March 16, 2012
  • Brunch and the City

    Too often, this place is over-looked for being a tourist trap, but their brunch is excellent and perfectly located for an afternoon downtown. I definitely recommend the eggs benedict Read more

    Brunch and the City · January 21, 2012
  • Amber J.

    Great service and the happy hour with half off fresh seafood can't be beat! Plus, the bartender's mix delicious Bloody Mary's!

    Amber Johnson · April 16, 2011
  • Phil B.

    Oysters, oysters, oysters. Great place to take first time in-town guess, but if you live here you probably already knew that.

    Phil Beshara · April 8, 2011
  • Christina W.

    Go for the Orca Platter. Half off between 3-6pm and after 11pm except Fri & Sat.

    Christina W. · March 17, 2011
  • Sean D.

    Have you found the 'secret bathroom'?

    Sean Dougherty · March 11, 2011
  • Les K.

    Undoubtedly the best oysters on the East coast and definitely try the "bloody Maryland" rimmed thick with old bay seasoning. You won't have better... Trust me.

    Les Kollegian · October 2, 2010
  • Yogi C.

    A Clydes chain, same food with the exception of the oysters. Half-price happy hour on weekdays from 3-6 p.m. then AGAIN late night after 11 PM. Who doesn't need an oyster shooter to end their night?

    Yogi Carroll · August 11, 2010
  • Todd V.

    Margaret Ann at Grant's Bar is awesome!

    Todd VanLaere · July 30, 2010
  • Ryan A.

    Busiest bar in DC, late night oyster specials. Do it if you're Downtown

    Ryan Aston · July 21, 2010
  • Melanie B.

    You MUST order the Eggs Chesapeake for brunch. Read more

    Melanie Batenchuk · June 1, 2010
  • Melissa D.

    Brunch: The Breakfast Club - french toast, stuffed with ham/cheese, wrapped in bacon, baked crisp with vermont Maple Syrup... OMG!!!! Skip the fruit and order a side of cheddar grits.

    Melissa DelaCalzada · April 25, 2010
  • Sterling A.

    Not on the menu, ask for some "Double Dip" Wings...Fantastic!

    Sterling Ashby · December 29, 2009
  • Washington Post

    The balanced, sweet, salty and briny quality of the oysters are a big draw to this mainstay D.C. restaurant. Read more

    Washington Post · April 10, 2014
  • Sofia D.

    Very yummy clam chowder 😋

    Sofia Dorrell · February 16, 2014
  • John $\(^o^)/$

    I love crab cakes!

    John $\(^o^)/$ · December 20, 2013
  • Krista G.

    The oysters were great the crab and spinach dip was awesome! Mussels are delicious and they give you a large amount. Crab cakes were good and you must try the casanelloa de Casa, amazing! Get dessert

    Krista Gentile · November 18, 2013
  • Rob S.

    Go to the back bar when crowded. There are 3 bars here and most folks navigate to the first bar they see!

    Rob Scripp · September 12, 2013
  • @MAXdirects

    Cannelloni di Casa!

    @MAXdirects · May 14, 2010
  • Зоя

    Очень высокий бал отправил нас сюда ( Не верьте !!! Устрицы тухлые , шпинат горький , рыба без вкуса !!!! Ужас !!! Ожидание стола 40 минут в баре не стоит того !!! Какашка .......

    Зоя · February 25, 2013
  • Milena L.

    Restaurante tradicional de DC. Fica quase ao lado da Casa Branca. Viemos para o brinco e foi ótimo!

    Milena Loureiro · August 10, 2014

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