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P.J. Clarke's

P.J. Clarke's

American Restaurant, Burger Joint, and Bar$$$$
Connecticut Avenue - K Street, Washington
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  • Candice B.
    "Fantastic selection of oysters."(7 Tips)
    Rosalba D.
    "Try the tater tots or Minnie Cheese Burgers with Gouda cheese."(4 Tips)
    Ann A.
    "The Shrimp and Grits is outstanding along with the crab cakes!"(3 Tips)
    Erick M.
    "Their happy hour starts at 3:45 and oysters are only a buck."(4 Tips)
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  • William H.
    William HueppauffMarch 14, 2016
    Recommend! Very tasty food. I had the BBQ Blue Cheese Burger and Shaved Brussel Sprouts with Bacon. Great location where you can see the White House from the sidewalk in front of the restaurant.
  • Veronica R.
    Veronica RodriguezJuly 20, 2013
    The Saturday brunch is incredible. I enjoyed the French Toast, tater tots, western Benedict and bacon.the manager Scott is so handsome and the chef Thomas is a cutie on duty.
  • Rosalba D.
    Rosalba DominguezNovember 12, 2013
    Santino the bar tender is awesome!!! Great bar in federal triangle. Good-times in this area for sure! Try the tater tots or Minnie Cheese Burgers with Gouda cheese.
  • Mike R.
    Mike ReidSeptember 25, 2012
    Heard a Gregorian choir sing when I bit into their slider. Ended up eating 4 of them @ a networking event. They kept running out, lol. Some kinda special farm raised Montana beef. Truly amazing.
  • Ashley
    AshleyDecember 15, 2012
    Ask for Gigi! She's the best server in DC I've come across. Attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. She's can give you the low down on gluten free items, too!
  • William H.
    William HueppauffApril 13, 2016
    BBQ Blue Burger is delicious. So are the Brussel sprouts with bacon. Affordable and consistent. Nice ambiance. Delivery available.
  • Trae W.
    Trae WelchOctober 10, 2012
    The Shrimp and Grits are great. The fries are perfect and the portions are big. The mini burgers are just enough and include fries.
  • Janice B.
    Janice BaldwinJanuary 3, 2013
    The manager was so nice. He is from WNY too. I totally recommend this place and it is nice on the wallet for downtown DC.
  • Alan K.
    Alan KoenigJuly 7, 2013
    Had the veal. Totally delish. But the bread pudding with caramel sauce and cinnamon ice cream was out of this freaking world
  • Ann A.
    Ann AdairMarch 25, 2015
    Generous drinks and fantastic food. The Shrimp and Grits is outstanding along with the crab cakes!
  • Renee S.
    Renee SJuly 10, 2013
    I've been to the pj's in NY & DC and they are both absolutely amazing. DC PJs has the unlimited bloody Mary's & bellini's!! YUUUUM
  • Peter C.
    Peter CharbonneauApril 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    You can knock back a few beverages with NASA scientists discussing the next Mars mission right next to you at the bar. Bartenders are friendly too.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistSeptember 21, 2011
    Non-steak artistry includes red Angus beef burgers like "The Cadillac" with smoked country bacon & American cheese. Read more
  • Alicia D.
    Alicia DunnApril 29, 2013
    Summer 2013 they are running a super oyster hh. This is my go-to for happy hour downtown.
  • Erick M.
    Erick MullenJune 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The chicken paillard is a must. Ask for Emily or Claire when you arrive and they will treat you like a VIP.
  • Peter C.
    Peter CharbonneauMarch 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The bar area is nice and relaxed and bartenders are friendly. The urinals in the men's room give you the feel of peeing in the Roaring 20s
  • AskMen
    AskMenOctober 22, 2010
    The appeal of P.J.’s has been its democracy -- an average Joe’s ability to knock back drinks with the rich and famous. We’ll see how that plays in D.C., the land of the Secret Service. Read more
  • Carissa M.
    Carissa MaguireJune 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken pot pie w a side of asparagus is delicious. Lobster roll is good but overpriced at $24.95 says my momma
  • Arturo V.
    Arturo VCFebruary 10, 2013
    The best organic steaks, cooked to perfection
  • Yolanda M.
    Yolanda McKinstryDecember 6, 2016
    Really nice place, great food, staff was friendly and attentive. I would go back.
    Upvoted Feb 8
  • Pablo M.
    Pablo MucientesNovember 1, 2012
    Try the mashed/spinach. Go for bread pudding a la mode for dessert
  • Nivine Z.
    Nivine ZakhariApril 12, 2012
    They are Irish, which means they know how to serve up some Shepherd's Pie ... and whiskey. No mojitos here, folks.
  • Erick M.
    Erick MullenJanuary 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Naked Cowboy Oysters are here. Their happy hour starts at 3:45 and oysters are only a buck.
  • Bruno L.
    Bruno LowagieJuly 3, 2012
    Been here two days in a row. We love it! Good American food, a revelation for us Europeans.
  • Mark K.
    Mark KAugust 25, 2011
    Small burgers, gigantic and tasty haddock for the fish and chips. Nice patio!
  • Candice B.
    Candice BarnesJune 5, 2011
    Fantastic selection of oysters. Really knowledgable staff. Sit at the bar.
  • William H.
    William HueppauffApril 4, 2016
    Try the BBQ Blue Cheese Burger and Sweet Potato Fries. They're delicious.
  • Shaun S.
    Shaun SleeperAugust 27, 2011
    Try coming on Fridays for Lobster Mac N Cheese. IPA is also recommended!
  • Mandy
    MandyDecember 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Crispy Parmesan tater tots. They're handmade and effin delicious!
  • Michael L.
    Michael LentOctober 9, 2011
    Salmon buger with portobela and lemon aioli is amazing so rich.
  • Sean H.
    Sean HackbarthJuly 11, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The French dip sandwich has French onion soup as the dip. Delicious. Read more
  • Will G.
    Will GaskinsAugust 17, 2014
    The cheesy grits are best I've had in DC!
  • Winston L.
    Winston LordMay 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you like spicy drinks, definitely ask for the Spicy Jules
  • Doug B.
    Doug BeauchampDecember 9, 2011
    Cadillac. Fish and chips. Reuben if it's lunch. All you need to know
  • Michael L.
    Michael LambertAugust 22, 2014
    Try the tater-tots with Parmesan cheese.
  • Lori Ruff, The LinkedIn Diva
    All for Israel. .. and members have special privileges... like a speak easy!
  • Jon R.
    Jon ReaganMay 30, 2013
    Chili was good but 16.50 for 5 cubes of steak and some beans?
  • Danielle R.
    Danielle RicksJune 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Come on down for the Tuesday Happy Hour with 50¢ oysters!
  • Yuri B.
    Yuri BFebruary 15, 2014
    The dining room downstairs is where the special lunch meetings happen.
  • Tinu A.
    Tinu Abayomi-PaulJune 11, 2013
    Passionfruit martini. YUM.
  • John K.
    John KilvingtonSeptember 24, 2011
    The urinals are enormous. They're, like, the size of a vending machine.
  • Jack H.
    Jack HsuMarch 1, 2013
    I dare you to find a better Reuben sandwich in DC.
  • Vanessa C.
    Vanessa CorderoJuly 27, 2016
    Atlantic Salmon!!! The best. Good service!
  • Daya T.
    Daya TennilleAugust 11, 2011
    "I feel sorry for people that don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day" -Frank Sinatra. Word?! Lol
  • Danny C.
    Danny ConwayNovember 5, 2015
    Burger! Not as good as NYC but close
  • Robin
    RobinNovember 6, 2011
    Everything is really bland & overpriced. Tots & fish & chips are the way to go if you really have to eat here.
  • Andrey K.
    Andrey KuznetsovAugust 18, 2012
    Seafood cobb - the Must !
  • Jesse G.
    Jesse GorinJune 10, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    $1 oysters from 4-7 and 10-close M-F
  • Danny P.
    Danny PayneMarch 8, 2016
    Good food and atmosphere... But a little pricey
  • Rena S.
    Rena ShapiroApril 25, 2012
    Check out sidecar downstairs! It's a hidden door.
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