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J Paul's

3218 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3615
+1 202-333-3450
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab soup” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3218 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3615
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Reviewed yesterday

We were a party of 4 on Friday, March 16 - 7:30pm, no reservation. It was very crowded but Only had to wait about 20 minutes. Got a booth in the front bar area. Excellent service. Had a crab cake sandwich which was good, but...More

Thank jackiepaddy
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped into J Paul's for a quick lunch on a recent trip to DC. Had a great burger and fries. Ate at the bar, bartender was friendly.

Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Met some friends for lunch before catching a show at the nearby Kennedy Center. The menu has a range of food and prices for everyone's tastes and budgets. The service is on top of any special requests and is quick. There can sometimes be a...More

Thank Beka C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place had it all. Relatively inexpensive according to Georgetown standards. Food was great! I had a seafood medley/pasta that was as good as a dish I had at Filomenas (at half the price). The server (I think her name was Jenna--or close to that)...More

Thank msimone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was good but not great. I liked the mac and cheese bites but the tomato jam tasted more like cinnamon apples and doesnt belong. My chicken avocado blt is very good as are thencrab fried but it was just an ok meal overall.

Thank Littlemisschef88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect place for a drink or for a meal. Excellent service and food. Good bar scene, and family friendly. Stop in if you are in Georgetown. You won't be sorry.

Thank hsmithjr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a mid-priced restaurant in Georgetown that was easily accessible and found J Paul's. The restaurant Is located right on M street which is one of the main streets in Georgetown and in the center of the restaurant row. This is a...More

Thank dfc9258
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought it was odd that Clydes was impossible to get into for Sunday brunch, but J. Pauls was easy. That should have been my clue. Our party arrived on time and were seated promptly, but apparently weren't assigned a server. After about ten minutes...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With so many dining options in Georgetown, it was disappointing to not enjoy either of our meals. We ordered a grilled chicken sandwich on ciabatta bread and a classic cheeseburger - simple and easy. Both were below average - the chicken breast was full of...More

Thank ThreeGirls520
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After walking around Georgetown if you want to keep the “old American atmosphere” will getting a beer and something to eat, this should be the place to stop.

Thank _hcmy_web
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3218 M St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3615
    (Wisconsin Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Foggy Bottom, Circulator Bus
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Georgetown
  • Neighbourhood: Georgetown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-333-3450
J. Paul’s is Washington’s quintessential turn of the century American Dining Saloon. The J. Paul’s bar in Georgetown is itself a 100 year old mahogany shotgun bar, built by the Brunswick Balke Coolander Company and was previously housed in a grand saloon in the Chicago stockyards. Many will swear over their scotch that Al Capone himself bellied up to that very bar. Antique brass elevator doors from New York’s Waldorf Astoria frame the back dining room.

A few short blocks from the Potomac River, in the heart of fashionable Georgetown, the original J. Paul’s has become an institution. Every day, politicians, journalists, artists, business people and Washington personalities share tables with students, tourists and ex-Pats in the nation’s capital. Don't miss out on a visit to this DC institution!
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