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Martin's Tavern

1264 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3238
+1 202-333-7370
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (54 reviews)
“welsh rarebit” (18 reviews)
“crab cakes” (66 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1264 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3238
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Came with a group and everyone liked what they got. I got the appetizer crabcakes, and there were either six or eight of them, small, round and good, especially with the dip that comes with them. I kept stealing fries off my neighbors plate and...More

Thank MsSarah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for the history and good meal spending the evening in Georgetown with family. The burgers were very good. We loved the ambiance and the service. As an amateur historian of JFK and his presidency, I really our time there. It is a bit...More

Thank Mc21blue
Reviewed 1 week ago

I dined here twice during a 4 day stay at The Georgetown Inn. The tables are reserved or commemorated for politicians and the atmosphere is conducive for secret meetings. The food is outstanding and that's high praise since I am from New Orleans

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I were in DC for my uncle's memorial service and we stayed at a hotel right across the street. We used Martin's as our local watering hole while in the city. Both nights we were there they very quickly found our large...More

Thank Allison H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in after finding myself in the neighborhood at lunch. I sat at the bar. The service was prompt. The food was very good, as I remembered it. I prefer Martin’s to some of its phony competition, like Clyde’s.

Thank DM10468
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was great, had the better Eggs Florentine ever... Waiters very attentive and nice. Warm and cozy restaurant full of history. Good value.

Thank TereBA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sadness is that the food here is not very good any more. Worse, it's become expensive, if not by the standards of Washington's tonier places but for what it offers. Comfort food should not cost this much. Martin's used to be the best tavern...More

Thank FThack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After three visits to Martin's and two stays in "the Proposal Booth" I can truly say that me and my wife are so impressed by the food, the service and the athomosphere. This is and will be a standing vistit everytime we come to DC.

Thank Gnaget1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very old establishment which has a ton of history having served several past and recent presidents. The booths are tavern style and the atmosphere is so Georgetown/Washington with its dark woods and cozy tavern feel. The soups are really good and definitely...More

Thank Betsy A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have changed the people at the door and we were lucky to have a very nice waiter. The food was excellent; the drinks very nice. We went on a rainy Sunday night with my wife and adult son. Each had an outstanding meal (crab...More

Thank Jose A
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Samantha H
18 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
18 September 2016|
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
9:00 AM - 2:30 AM
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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