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P.J. Clarke's

P.J. Clarke's

American Restaurant, Burger Joint, and Bar$$$$
Connecticut Avenue - K Street, Washington
  • Rosalba D.
    "Try the tater tots or Minnie Cheese Burgers with Gouda cheese."(5 Tips)
    Candice B.
    "Fantastic selection of oysters."(7 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)
83 Tips and reviews
  • burgers
  • oysters
  • tater tots
  • happy hour
  • grits
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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.
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenOctober 20
    The house-made tater tots are large and delicious — big enough to share!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Alicia D.
    Alicia DunnApril 29, 2013
    Summer 2013 they are running a super oyster hh. This is my go-to for happy hour downtown.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistSeptember 21, 2011
    Non-steak artistry includes red Angus beef burgers like "The Cadillac" with smoked country bacon & American cheese. Read more
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Doug B.
    Doug BeauchampDecember 9, 2011
    Cadillac. Fish and chips. Reuben if it's lunch. All you need to know
  • Sean H.
    Sean HackbarthJuly 11, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The French dip sandwich has French onion soup as the dip. Delicious. Read more
  • Winston L.
    Winston LordMay 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you like spicy drinks, definitely ask for the Spicy Jules
  • Will G.
    Will GaskinsAugust 17, 2014
    The cheesy grits are best I've had in DC!
  • 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?
  • Yuri B.
    Yuri BFebruary 15, 2014
    The dining room downstairs is where the special lunch meetings happen.
  • Danielle R.
    Danielle RicksJune 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Come on down for the Tuesday Happy Hour with 50¢ oysters!
  • Tinu A.
    Tinu Abayomi-PaulJune 11, 2013
    Passionfruit martini. YUM.
  • Vanessa C.
    Vanessa CorderoJuly 27, 2016
    Atlantic Salmon!!! The best. Good service!
  • Jack H.
    Jack HsuMarch 1, 2013
    I dare you to find a better Reuben sandwich in DC.
  • Danny C.
    Danny ConwayNovember 5, 2015
    Burger! Not as good as NYC but close
  • 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
  • John K.
    John KilvingtonSeptember 24, 2011
    The urinals are enormous. They're, like, the size of a vending machine.
  • Robin
    RobinNovember 6, 2011
    Everything is really bland & overpriced. Tots & fish & chips are the way to go if you really have to eat here.
  • Doğan E.
    The wagyu burger was excellent.
  • Danny P.
    Danny PayneMarch 8, 2016
    Good food and atmosphere... But a little pricey
  • Andrey K.
    Andrey KuznetsovAugust 18, 2012
    Seafood cobb - the Must !
  • Rena S.
    Rena ShapiroApril 25, 2012
    Check out sidecar downstairs! It's a hidden door.
  • Jesse G.
    Jesse GorinJune 10, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    $1 oysters from 4-7 and 10-close M-F
  • Diedra F.
    Diedra FahrnerSeptember 1, 2013
    Chris is the BEST bartender ever!
  • Chris A.
    Chris AbrahamNovember 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you want to eat at the Sidecar, take me to lunch.
  • Rachel Rae
    Rachel RaeJune 22, 2011
    Try the Meat Lasagna - #Hearty #largeplate
  • Juanita S.
    Juanita SimpsonApril 28, 2014
    Amazing hamburgers.
  • TC K.
    TC KastanekSeptember 8, 2012
    The urinals are serious. Respect.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HuangJuly 4, 2013
    Sweet potato fries is the move
  • Doğan E.
    Poor service. It took forever for them to deliver our food. Bartender was extremely rude.
  • Martha C.
    Martha CrosbyApril 15, 2013
    If you don't want to be tricked into eating $6 fries don't come here!!!
  • Jared R.
    Jared RizziSeptember 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get to know your bartender
  • Gusta E.
    Gusta ENovember 19, 2010
    Try the oyster po' boy. Tasty!
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteMarch 17, 2012
    Shepard's pie good; fish and chips mediocre
  • CRAFT | Media / Digital
    CRAFT neighbors!
  • Missy W.
    Missy WAugust 26, 2014
    Buffalo chicken sandwich
  • Tiago R.
    Tiago RodriguesJanuary 4, 2014
    Nice salads
  • Erik B.
    Erik BrokDecember 25, 2014
    Good seafood
  • Chris P.
    Chris PolicinoAugust 3, 2014
    A little (way) overpriced for what you get.
  • Amy O.
    Amy OJune 4, 2012
    Menu is not what is listed on urban spoon and did the chef change recently? Blab bland bland
  • Scott Z.
    Scott ZeeOctober 24, 2011
    Great burgers
  • Ladaska B.
    Ladaska BurtonJuly 13, 2013
    If you pass by this place, keep walking. Food is overpriced and of low quality.
  • Adam D.
    Adam DawkinsSeptember 7, 2012
    I'll sum up my lunch experience here: Meh.
  • Gemal B.
    Gemal BrangmanJanuary 26, 2011
    No happy hour special for drinks
  • Deborah K.
    Deborah KOctober 30, 2010
    Great cobb salad!
  • Laura C.
    Laura CookeNovember 9, 2010
    No baby changing station in restrooms.
  • Miguel A.
    Miguel ArreolaMay 15, 2013
    Food is bland and way over priced, just go to old ebbits instead.
  • CeCeG
    CeCeGDecember 7, 2011
    Waayyy overpriced. Yowza!
  • Erica B.
    Erica BrennanAugust 3, 2012
    Very over priced!
  • Amy O.
    Amy OJune 4, 2012
    Food is terrible and overpriced! Really bad! Oh well
  • Flaman T.
    Flaman TEAugust 21, 2015
    Over price. Bad service.. shame....
  • Guilherme 梅.
    Guilherme 梅田December 4, 2014
    Esse foi o primeiro lugar aqui dos EUA onde eu dei uma tip generosa pra atendente. O atendimento da Latoya foi excelente! Recepção, bom humor e muita simpatia! E o pudim de pão de sobremesa...😍
  • Baran E.
    Baran ErişAugust 2, 2016
    Şık ve menüsü zengin bir restoran. Deniz ürünlerinin, ızgaranın, şarabın ve tatlının tadına bakabilirsiniz. Ama dikkat biraz pahalı
  • Артём Ж.
    Артём ЖуковSeptember 5, 2016
    С едой везде проблемы и это место не исключение.
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