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The Argonaut

The Argonaut

(Now Closed)
Gastropub and American Restaurant$$$$
Capitol Hill, Washington
89 Tips and reviews
  • fish tacos
  • outdoor seating
  • steamer pots
  • sweet potato fries
  • great bluegrass
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  • Fatherly
    FatherlyJuly 13, 2016
    This place is a dive bar that won’t care about some crayon marks or spit-up on its decor. Read more
  • Rudi R.
    Rudi RietJune 24, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Two words: fish tacos.
  • Denise E Hilderaldo C.
    Craft beer, polled pork sandwich, DC cheese steak, music
  • Denise E Hilderaldo C.
    Craft beer, polled pork sandwich, DC cheese steak
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchMarch 23, 2016
    A different theme every night of the week from trivia, to half-priced burgers, to poker night. The regular HH is Mon-Fri from 5-7. There are $3 select glasses of wine, $10 select bottles, $4 drafts. Read more
  • Dan G.
    Dan GrantFebruary 14, 2016
    Great cheap beer
  • Chris E.
    Chris EricksonOctober 26, 2015
    Argonaut Ale and DC Cheesesteak
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MilbySeptember 20, 2015
    👎 Not sure whether it is a norm, but I paid cash for my drinks and the bartenders would not give change. They would take their own tip. $7 drink becomes a $10 drink!?
  • Mikki B.
    Mikki BarryAugust 22, 2015
    Very interesting place
  • Ryan K.
    Ryan K.August 22, 2015
    Tempting to get a pitcher of dark and stormy but just not that great, even with a lower per glass price. Sweet potato fries are excellent, mussels less so.
  • Javien D.
    Javien DawsonMay 12, 2015
    Special on Monday with 25 cent wings. Great place to watch sports. There is more space in the outer deck of which can be covered during the cold season
  • Kristin W.
    Kristin WeisMarch 17, 2015
    Veggie burger and hush puppies. Try them. You won't be disappointed.
  • Cory
    CoryMarch 8, 2015
    Onion rings are delicious with an interesting almost funnel cake batter and honey drizzled on them. Yum!
  • Javien D.
    Javien DawsonNovember 3, 2014
    33 cents per wing!!!
  • Geo B.
    Geo BoguslawskiSeptember 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Swing night tonight. Great jam sessions happen at least once per month.
  • Jimmy K.
    Jimmy KastnerSeptember 4, 2014
    I love the atmosphere here. And the beer selection is very good.
  • Nate H.
    Nate HillAugust 16, 2014
    Great outdoor patio. Local beers on tap.
  • DC Dining Adventures
    DC Dining AdventuresAugust 5, 2014
    If you want a hearty salad, go with the Lobster Cobb, it has mixed greens with Maine lobster, gulf shrimp, bacon, tomatoes, hard-boiles egg, onions, croutons & avocado dressing.
  • Michele M.
    Michele MeansJune 30, 2014
    Not a place for groups over 5 wanting separate checks. Food is good.
  • Claire C.
    Claire CruseFebruary 9, 2014
    Veg heads: 'B'LT and sweet potato fries with curry dipping sauce -- SO yum. Didn't enjoy the mushroom burger. But they also have tempeh tacos -- those are next on my list.
  • Katurah T.
    Katurah ToppsJanuary 22, 2014
    Also $3 crispy mahi mahi crispy tacos!! Excellent!
  • Katurah T.
    Katurah ToppsJanuary 22, 2014
    The bacon wrapped meatloaf is amazing! So are the mac n cheese balls- that blue cheese is great. Oh, and the happy hour house red wine is ONLY $3 and actually strong n good!
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchJanuary 12, 2014
    Bitches Who Brunch said The Argonaut served the best breakfast taos (Famous Tacos) in 2012!
  • Heather G.
    Heather GJanuary 9, 2014
    3$ DC Brau on tap, beat.
  • Uber DC
    Uber DCOctober 15, 2013
    Free appetizer with your uberX receipt from 10/16/13 - 10/18/13! #DCLOVESuberX
  • Chloe S.
    Chloe StewartOctober 6, 2013
    $9 bottomless mimosas. Enough said. The Cubano and sweet potato fries were delicious!
  • William R.
    William RandOctober 6, 2013
    Very kid friendly, tasty food and decent beer selection.
  • SEN
    SENAugust 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch out for the mimosas - likely 3/4 champagne, 1/4 orange juice - they will sneak up on you when you least expect it. Happy Sunday Funday!
  • Gig B.
    Gig BigAugust 1, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the tacos. Thank me later.
  • Paul B.
    Paul BerumenJuly 22, 2013
    Loved the environment, great beer in tap and the Mac & Cheese balls were awesome!
  • Gig B.
    Gig BigJuly 11, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    I recreated Stone Henge with my fries up in this junt, jahfeel?
  • Gig B.
    Gig BigJuly 11, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    It's so hot upstairs, Nelly could write a song about it.
  • Paul N.
    Paul NunyabiznessJuly 7, 2013
    Don't order decaf coffee or a chocolate martini, because they apparently don't have them. Probably should take it off the menu.
  • Gig B.
    Gig BigJuly 4, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Trivia YABISH
  • Polly H.
    Polly HayesJune 6, 2013
    Great bluegrass music on the first Thursday of the month with By & By.
  • Ken
    KenMarch 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Perfect spot to get a seat & chill when the rest of H St is a gong show.
  • Brandon G.
    Brandon G.March 15, 2013
    Great bluegrass on Thursdays
  • TREX
    TREXMarch 3, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Migas special is amaaaaazing.
  • Ed
    EdOctober 29, 2012
    Make your own Bloody Mary. You might have to drink a few extra ones so you can experiment and get it just right. (Eggs Benedict is on point too)
  • Acadia R.
    Acadia RoessnerOctober 25, 2012
    Try the yummy fish tacos! Wednesday night is kids' night; kids eat free.
  • Alexis D.
    Alexis DominickOctober 14, 2012
    Bacon, lettuce and fried green tomato sandwich rocks.
  • Womply
    WomplyMay 25, 2012
    The Argonaut has partnered with Womply to offer $15 cash back after 3 visits Read more
  • Reyhan R.
    Reyhan ReidMay 12, 2012
    Ask about the
  • Cheyenne
    CheyenneMay 2, 2012
    Best fish tacos ever!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SenecoApril 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Good neighborhood everything
  • Kelsey
    KelseyApril 2, 2012
    Fun place -Bartenders are great.
  • Levi R.
    Levi RokeyMarch 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Very friendly bartenders. Get the 25 cent wings on Mondays!
  • Alex S.
    Alex S.February 7, 2012
    Pssst. Buy an Argonaut pint glass and each beer is a buck off. Forever.
  • Womply
    WomplyJanuary 23, 2012
    The Argonaut has partnered with Womply to offer $15 cash back after 3 visits Read more
  • Brunch and the City
    Brunch and the CityJanuary 22, 2012
    their bottomless mimosas are truly bottomless. And are much more champagne than orange juice so plan to have someone else drive you home. Read more
  • The Hill is Home
    The Hill is HomeJanuary 21, 2012
    Kid-friendly AND hipster-friendly: this is where you go when you don’t want to cook because everyone is driving you nuts, or where you can grab a boozy brunch with 10 of your closest friends. Read more
  • Jeb G.
    Jeb GavinDecember 5, 2011
    The Cubano is not to be triffled with, and the sweet potato fries are damn good. Nice and chill, an excellent reprieve from the rest of H St. before a rock show.
  • Justin T.
    Justin ThorpOctober 2, 2011
    Get the fish tacos. They're some of the best in DC.
  • MMA Nation
    MMA NationSeptember 28, 2011
    Nothing amazing about the place, but really great bar generally speaking. Good outside seating, too.
  • Seth
    SethSeptember 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Fish tacos can't be beat.
  • Morgan T.
    Morgan ThomasAugust 27, 2011
    Loving the outdoor bar + the patio is greener than I remember.
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly CarnesAugust 23, 2011
    Their new drink, the basil smash, is delish- and perfect for sipping out on the patio in nice weather.
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly CarnesAugust 23, 2011
    If you don't order the fish tacos you are a fool!
  • Alex O.
    Alex OrrAugust 17, 2011
    Fish tacos are awesome, filling, and $2 on tuesday. Sweet potato fries good but over-hyped. Patio is great on a nice day and service has always been good. Excellent neighborhood bar.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 28, 2011
    The Argonaut is an H Street stalwart as one of the pioneers on the scene. Its menu has an entire section devoted to steamer pots. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Sarah
    SarahJuly 27, 2011
    Amazing tempeh tacos!
  • Carl G.
    Carl GieringerJuly 20, 2011
    Great fish tacos and shrimp steamer pot. Yum! Read more
  • Bella K.
    Bella KobusingyeJune 26, 2011
    The Fish tacos are the SCIENCE !
  • Ben E.
    Ben EllingJune 7, 2011
    A wonderful rotating selection of taps complimented by a lovely menu. If the weather is fine, choose the back patio. Read more
  • Cas M.
    Cas MarburgerMay 26, 2011
    Fish tacos are meh. Trivia night on Wednesdays is much better.
  • Randy L.
    Randy LangeMay 19, 2011
    Fish tacos are the schnizzle
  • Willie L.
    Willie Lo LoMay 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Back in Stride again! The beer rotation is bangin!
  • Shawn H.
    Shawn HendersonMay 7, 2011
    Wow, don't expect fast service on a sat!
  • Joy D.
    Joy DApril 3, 2011
    Bottomless mimosas and a make-your-own bloody Mary bar round out an exceptional brunch menu. Enjoy!
  • Carrie N.
    Carrie NelsonMarch 27, 2011
    Best place for brunch AND kid friendly!
  • Craig C.
    Craig CareyMarch 19, 2011
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  • Matt C.
    Matt CooleyMarch 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Friendly staff. Good beer. And sweet potato fries. Why aren't you there yet? (they did stop serving the cheesesteaks, which I'm bummed about)
  • Vashti J.
    Vashti JMarch 6, 2011
    First time here and I immediately feel in love - great staff, good food (with vegetarian options) and a small intimate space
  • Chuq Y.
    Chuq YangMarch 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask about the steamer pots. Then order one!
  • Will D.
    Will DekreyMarch 1, 2011
    Ask for Nina - she's the best!
  • Kris
    KrisFebruary 27, 2011
    One of the best burgers in town.
  • Molly S.
    Molly ScanlonFebruary 6, 2011
    Kitchen is fully functional! Try the fish tacos!
  • AskMen
    AskMenJanuary 14, 2011
    When you're dealing with a beer & rum list as good as this, you don't ask questions & if fresh Maryland shellfish & the best fish tacos in town can't make you drop your skepticism, then nothing will. Read more
  • J.T.
    J.T.December 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Fish tacos. just get them
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HendersonSeptember 18, 2010
    Ask for Sandy.
  • Henry H.
    Henry HernándezAugust 13, 2010
    Limited menu. Seating is just upstairs and outside until repairs are done.
  • Erich E.
    Erich EricsonAugust 4, 2010
  • Chad L.
    Chad LorenzMarch 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the fish-n-chips and a pint of the great Dead Guy Ale. Read more
  • Sam H.
    Sam HuxleyMarch 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If the server says she's new, go somewhere else. Second time I've had a rookie there, and both times was awful.
  • Rhett W.
    Rhett WalkerMarch 15, 2010
    Must try the unbelievably good onion rings. Covered in some sort of glaze?!? Nectar of the gods...
  • Deb M.
    Deb MaggartMarch 6, 2010
    The ale battered cod is heavenly. Also try a dark n stormy!
  • Rachael P.
    Rachael PawlowskiFebruary 12, 2010
    Sweet potato fries!
  • ApothecaryJeri
    ApothecaryJeriDecember 13, 2009
    Brunch today...Delicious Eggs Benedict with spinach & rosemary potatoes YUM! Had a few bites of mouth watering french toast w/ brie but the coffee was really disappointing :-( Read more
  • Ryan T.
    Ryan TaylorNovember 23, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Sweet potato fries with a side of honey, live music upstairs, and a great microbrew. A DC must-do.
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