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The Tombs

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1226 36th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-2627
+1 202-337-6668
09:00 - 02:00
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Sun 09:00 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri 11:00 - 03:00
Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was great and so was the service. We had the quiche, the Nashville hot chicken sandwich and the grilled chicken sandwich, all of which were delicious. We also had the brownie for dessert that was amazing. Short walk from Georgetown.

Thank Eliken4
Arlington, Virginia
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Owned by the Clyde's franchise, this piece of history is one for anyone interested in Georgetown University or its environs. Most of the staff are students attending universities around the area and can offer astute insight based on one's level of interest. Located beneath 1789 on 36th St, an upscale version, The Tombs offers a more collegiate atmosphere. If one... More 

Thank Felice F
Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was very impressed with my steak. It was cooked just as I had ordered it. The kale sprouts, which I had never tried before were excellent. The mushrooms, a variety I had never tried before were delicious. I have eaten here many times but this, by far, was the best dish.

Thank jg1502
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Just to be honest, I have not been to a college bar in a long time. However this place brings back memories of great times at college! 😀 very good bar food and burgers. The atmosphere is fun and loud on a Friday night. Good place to have a fun and enjoyable night!

Thank JJT888
Washington, DC
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281 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

A Georgetown tradition. It's part of Clyde's. The food is fresh, nicely prepared and, well, good. This was a business lunch and we were graciously seated at a larger table in a quieter area. I can be noisy.

Thank MdTravelerX2
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263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Visited here recently as it was on my bucket list since I wanted to see the fabled Hoya student bar. Great experience. Cool rectangular bar, barkeep was very friendly. Nice beer selection of IPAs. Need to come here if you want the complete Georgetown experience.

Thank appetitetogo
Hilton Head, SC
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Visited my husbands old college hang out spot and was pleasantly surprised. The food was just what we wanted and my daughter LOVED the fish and chips. Neat atmosphere too.

Thank Brodyhaskins
clemson, sc
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91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I'll admit I ended up at The Tombs because of the link to the 80s classic movie, but it turned out to be an excellent find within walking distance of Georgetown University. Service was great and the crab cake sandwich was fresh and delish.

Thank tigerlily93
McLean, Virginia
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281 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Just had renovation but not much changed except for redo of kitchen which has resulted in better and more diverse menu. Pasta dish in particular is one of better items on menu. Great place to stop in for a drink and best beer prices in all of Georgetown. $3 draft beers can't be beat. Fun Georgetown University crowd

Thank jadon06
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105 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

What an amazing hang out. Not only because it has featured in movies but the staff are superb. The bar is the place to be and the restaurant is awesome. Thanks to Alexander our waiter/server who is a top guy made our last evening of our vacation in Georgetown a memorable one. Keep up the great work.

Thank Sandraw7

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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
US$8 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub
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, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?