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Martin's Tavern

€€ - €€€American, ,
1264 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3238
+1 202-333-7370
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1264 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3238
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1 - 10 of 799 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great service and history of the restaurant Food was good and will definitely go back Steak and crab cake combo was a treat

Thank Timp9434
Reviewed 5 days ago

Any place that serves breakfast after 11 AM scores extra points in my book. Martin's Tavern was on our bucket list so we stopped in for lunch and were surprised to see an entire page devoted to breakfast items in the menu. I had the...More

Thank Denise Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

A Tavern full of history and wonderful people. The staff are very welcoming and the service is 5 star. We went in for one drink and stayed for a few hours and many drinks! The next morning we went for breakfast, which was unbelievably delicious!...More

Thank Chloe B
Reviewed 1 week ago

If one is a history buff, this is a place for you. The restaurant claims that many US presidents dined here. I had the fortune to go with my friend on a Monday evening dinner visit. The place is quaint and has its own charm,...More

Thank Sundncr
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon this place by accident but it quickly dawned on us that this was one of the most special places to eat and drink in DC. How lucky we were to have found it! Many great Americans have agreed with us over the...More

Thank pkincell
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had read the hype in the tourist info in our hotel and stopped by on a Thursday evening at about six pm. No problem in finding a table for two in the friendly, bustling place. Really old school - mahogany bar, brass rail, the...More

Thank happytraveller914
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were walking by and decided to see if we could get a table for Saturday. The hostess was warm and inviting and offered us the famous "Booth #1". I could not start without their great Bloody Mary. We loved the menu and settled on...More

Thank Eugene S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very famous watering hole and eatery in Georgetown. Reservation are a must. Very small and constantly crowded. We had a 7pm and waited at least 25 minutes for a table but once seated the service is excellent without being over bearing. Good selection of...More

Thank George L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by for brunch on a recent Sunday, partly because of reviews and partly because it was one of the few places that took reservations. We were seated quickly and the service was friendly and efficient. The front room was rather noisy - we were...More

Thank 5Psi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had dinner here with friends earlier this month. We had a fabulous time! Mike came over and told us all about the history of the place which was really appreciated. The lump crabmeat dish over english muffins with mushrooms and a...More

1  Thank Rhonda D
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Questions & Answers
Samantha H
17 April 2017|
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Response from rrupp1966 | Reviewed this property |
I believe children are welcome here but it is more of a college bar and grill atmosphere.
Kirk H
17 September 2016|
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Response from Edward U | Reviewed this property |
13 September 2016|
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Response from JeanneMK | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe they do! Martin's is the best, will accommodate you're diet!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$24
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 02:30
09:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1264 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3238
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Georgetown
  • Neighbourhood: Georgetown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-333-7370
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At Martin's Tavern, every sitting president from Truman to G.W. Bush has dined. Ask your server to point out the booth where JFK proposed to Jackie.
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