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Martin's Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1264 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3238
+1 202-333-7370
11:00 - 01:30
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Sun 08:00 - 01:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:30
Fri 11:00 - 02:30
Sat 09:00 - 02:30
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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145 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am still getting over my Champagne Cocktail (Kenwood Champagne and Wild Hibiscus Flower) - it was SO good! Potato Skins were good too.

Thank Dhvani D
Alexandria, Virginia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a really nice local tavern with a lot of local color. The Christmas decorations are really some of the best in the area. The bartender is really classy, drinks are good.

Thank Jon U
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great bar and eatery. In business since 1933 definately worth stopping in for a drink or dinner. Reservations recommended for dinner.

Thank Jorge G
Reno, Nevada
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336 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

God restaurant with good food and service but too loud. Even in a "quiet booth" it's too loud. As they say if it's too loud, your too old. I guess we were too old.

Thank RobReno
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in here after the walking ghost tour. What a great night! We were late (~9pm) so we were seated within a few minutes. The restaurant and bar were still rocking, fun vibrant atmosphere. The history was fascinating. Forget JFK and Nixon. There is a cool spot Truman frequented here - a true humble American hero. Food was solid-... More 

Thank Laura C
Pasadena, California
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cozy, historic atmosphere. Great booths. Did Jack really propose to Jackie in that booth? DC politician and VIP hang out?

Thank Katrina1222
Jacksonville, Florida
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was certainly the best food surprise of the trip. The ambience and history of the Tavern topped off the phenomenal food experience. My clam chowder was outstanding, prime sandwich perfect and the rest of the family equally loved their food. Sitting in booths where previous president's dine and even where Kennedy proposed just made it extra special. Highly recommend... More 

Thank perezfabig
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is not large so we had to wait a while to get sited. Good selection of beers and wines. Has a bar with about 14 tables/booths and additional outdoor seating in season. Service was amazing, as we were seated, we were greeted by the owner who described the daily specials. Very charming gentleman. Later in the evening, his... More 

Thank threedocks
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although the interior is very interesting, not my choice... You can compare it with an Irisch pub. It's a very special restaurant, where several presidents (JFK- table 3, Nixon- table 2 and Bush- table 12) had lunch at their favourite table. The food was really good!

Thank Bernadette D
Shallotte, North Carolina
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with high expectations...we greeted the hostess...not the other way around. She quoted us 15 minutes for a 2 top...one hour later...several new arrivals were seated...we inquired about the status...she mentioned you're next...proceed to sit 3 two tops at a recently vacated 6 top..she broke apart. The bartender seamed frustrated with other patrons at the bar... we finally were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 24
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?