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Elephant & Castle

$$ - $$$
Downtown / Chinatown
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1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Lbby 2, Washington DC, DC 20004-2401
+1 202-347-7707
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Rutland, Vermont
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had 7 starving people with me after some museum time, I called ahead to see if they could seat us and was told there was plenty of room available so come on over. The truffle parm potato crisps was a delicious appetizer, those went quick, highly suggest you try them. 3 of us ordered the grilled sirloin sandwich, and... More 

Thank blc914
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a very enjoyable meal here on our last night in Washington DC. We shared Nachos to start and had steak with fries for our main, both of which were delicious. The steak was tender and juicy. The portion sizes were large, especially the nachos! Service was good and our waiter was friendly. Would recommend.

Thank Hanjay14
Stafford, Virginia
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Elephant and Castle is a great place for a business lunch. We got there before the lunch rush. It was a pleasant setting and great food. The Fish & Chips is great. The wait staff attentive was attentive and responsive. Public garage parking only.

Thank Eugene S
Craig W, Owner at Elephant & Castle, responded to this review

Our Fish and Chips are the best around. Thanks for sharing. Craig EC Ops More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the day seeing the sights and decided to stop here for an early bite around 4pm. Wanted to sit outside on patio as it was unusually warm Saturday on this past Easter weekend. Told it would be about 20 minute wait for patio which was fine by us. About 10 minutes later we were led to our table... More 

Thank Jamie M
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a busy Saturday evening. Waited to be seated then 45 mins for dinner. Hostess told us after we ordered and waited for over 30 mins that Kitchen was backed up because they had a large bus load prior to us. Would have been nice to know that right away. Food was average. Service, while our server was pleasant.... More 

Thank jfbrogan
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for dinner tonight, our server took our drink and food order and slowly brought drinks. We waited an hour before the food actually arrived. As we watched people come in after no eat and leave before we received our food. At one point the server said that year had run out of fries and our food would be... More 

Thank Tom P
Burlington, Vermont
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in for a couple of beers. They can give you a half-way decent English cask beer. Good bartenders. We didn't eat, but the restaurant looks pretty good.

Thank Will C
Alexandria, Virginia
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in on a day with a downpour and got seated pretty quick, waitress came and got our drinks in reasonable time. The ordering was not fast but ok, food came out and was average at best, no refills in drinks for ice tea with our meal. When laying we had a couple checks and gave her cash and... More 

Thank MarioC22314
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in after the museum circuit for a quick bite and drink. Service appears to be a foreign concept here. Bathroom a wreck, it takes forever to get your food (over 30 minutes for appetizers?!?), our waitress didn't bring additional items and never checked up on us. Refills and extra drinks- dream on. Food was good, but service? I... More 

Thank FtmyFoodie
Preston, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off here for a spot of lunch in between the Washington attractions. Great quality lunch at a very reasonable price. Would recommend the club sandwich and great selection of cider (perfect on a hot day)

Thank maconthemove71
Craig W, Owner at Elephant & Castle, responded to this review

Love that you had suck a great time. Thanks for sharing. Craig EC Ops More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
American, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Lbby 2, Washington DC, DC 20004-2401
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-347-7707

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?