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Mussel Bar & Grille

) #10 of 270 Restaurants in Bethesda €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
7262 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
+1 301-215-7817
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“mussels” (190 reviews)
“fries” (48 reviews)
“pizza” (23 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Belgian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
7262 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For the last six years we eat here several times per year and overall like it very much. Service is excellent and the beer selection, particularly Belgian, is outstanding. Food is some times excellent and sometimes not; so not consistent. Ambiance is nice and we...More

Thank seacane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't even try the mussels. The bloody mary was delicious and so were there fries. It is fun to sit outside and watch people go by.

Thank kbqhills
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want a generous serving of flavorful and/or spicy mussels in a Brussels-style setting (with all the Belgian beer choices), this is the place to go. The mussels come with great fries and are presented steaming hot in an iron skillet. Delish!!

Thank Gottahavemorecowbell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service and location were very good but the food was average. The of us had the special: grilled chicken sandwich. It was okay but not anything to write home about. One of us ordered the Portuguese mussels and you do get a lot of...More

Thank Robert I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here with friends who live nearby. It is a very expensive place to eat but the food was phenomenal. Had a local beer and they weren't very worried about us just sitting and talking in to the night. We sat outside. It is...More

Thank jcsdmeyr
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Mussel bar has the best food in downtown Bethesda by far. From their amazing white wine mussels to their beef burgers, Mussel bar has it all. I would definitely recommend the thai mussels as well as the white wine mussels along with the sweet potato...More

Thank Zapatu
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We came here for a lunch on Saturday, to celebrate the birthday of a Belgian member of the family. First, during the weekend, they don't have the lunch menu but just the brunch menu. Then they didn't bring bread at the table after ordering food....More

Thank jepoirrier
Reviewed 3 June 2017

I love the Metro in Maryland! We got off the train a few stops early for dinner here. An easy walk from the metro and Bethesda is a cute bustling city. We were very early for our reservation, but they were willing to seat us...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Everything on the menu looks outstanding but if you love mussels, this is the place for you! A 1/2 bucket of mussels (45 mussels....we counted 'em!) is $15 but for $1 more at lunchtime you can add from a choice of appetizers and soda or...More

Thank Marilyn P
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for a later dinner. This euro (Belgian-style) pub has a range of beer and decentr menu offerings. Found that the late night options (pizza, mussels, fries) was limiting but I can vouich for the pizza. The couple next to me had mussels and...More

Thank Duncan P
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1 December 2016|
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Response from Rick F | Reviewed this property |
Best thing to do is call. They write them on a chalk board above the bar, you won't find them in a menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7262 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-2951
    (Elm Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-215-7817
  • E-mail
We serve mussels & frites, wood-fired tarts (Belgian pizzas) with seasonal toppings, grilled meats and fish, salads, soups, sandwiches. As your server about our daily specials, we mix it up! We also have the largest selection of craft and Belgian beers in Bethesda! Happy hour daily with great specials and $1 oysters.
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