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The Tombs

) #247 of 2,579 Restaurants in Washington DC $$ - $$$ American, ,
1226 36th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-2627
+1 202-337-6668
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good49%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1226 36th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-2627
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Reviewed yesterday

Down a steep set of stairs, The Tombs was absolutely delicious. The wait staff are SO friendly and helpful. Food was very good and affordable. If you're there with some friends looking for a good night, the area around the bar is best. However, if...More

Thank Jtries
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food was excellent! I had a burger (phenomenal) and the fries were just WOW! Our waiter was extremely nice as well. This place was definitely a hidden gem, but we found it after asking our tour guide from a Georgetown University tour. The atmosphere...More

Thank mleggt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Happened upon this way with my husband, 2 teenagers and 3 year old. We all quite enjoyed our food. The kids meal was great and prices reasonable for the area. Great service and neat atmosphere.

Thank StaceyLew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place on our first day in town. Such a nice environment in the dining area! Good prices and mica beverages! Thank you, The Tombs!

Thank Valdemar W
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

In town to drop my daughter off for a summer internship and one of her roommates - a recent Georgetown graduate recommended this place. We got there just as they opened and thank goodness as they were packed by the time we left. Brunch food...More

Thank Bunnion
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

While in town wife wanted to stop in and bring back memories from GU undergrad years. Had brunch with friends. One Steak Salad one with Chicken, One Hamburger, a Salmon salad and one Cheeseburger. Arrived by 1230 had a table in 5 minutes on a...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 18 May 2017

stopped here for a quick beer and food -- cool, but small bar setting. The restaurant is bigger -- goes back underground. Had a Stella Artois and their soft shell crab sandwich with fries at the bar. Amazing sandwich. Awesome meal. Would recommend if you...More

Thank Henchmon
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

The best! I would return to D.C. Just for another meal. Quaint building, great ambiance, servers are great, the food excellent! The chicken pot pie is amazing.

Thank gypsytripping
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Went to a late brunch after mass at Georgetown. Wanted the quiche but they were out. Love biscuits so opted for the scrambled eggs biscuits cheese bacon and sausage. Bad choice the cheese was melted then had hardened. The eggs dry, and the sausage like...More

1  Thank Motzof4
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

In this dark underground restaurant you'll find plenty of good eats and drinks. We were lucky to be there for happy hour. Their service was amazing. Expect pub food with a great drink or a good beer. Props to Griffin our server and even greater...More

Thank Rachel C
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1226 36th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-2627
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Georgetown
  • Neighbourhood: Georgetown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-337-6668
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Situated on the edge of Georgetown University's campus, The Tombs is a neighborhood restaurant by day and a popular gathering place for Georgetown students by night. Along with 1789 and F. Scott's, The Tombs rounds out a trio of restaurants built in a Federal-style townhouse dating from the mid-1800s. When Georgetown alumnus Richard McCooey founded The Tombs in 1962, he named it after a mention in T.S. Eliot's poem "Bustopher Jones: The Cat About Town." Whether its students watching a Hoya basketball game, Georgetown alumni sharing a pitcher of lager or neighbors enjoying Sunday brunch after visiting Holy Trinity Church, The Tombs traditions run deep.
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