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Martin's Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
1264 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3238
+1 202-333-7370
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (58 reviews)
“welsh rarebit” (18 reviews)
“crab cakes” (63 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1264 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3238
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Martins Tavern Restaurant its going to be now one of favourite places in Georgetown. This place has been visited by so many famous people, especially USA presidents! . The place where J.F.Kennedy has proposed his wife Jackie a long time ago .. you must...More

Thank Petr V
Reviewed 1 week ago

This a tradicional and famosa restaurant Washington with a great atmosphere. The menu is not that sophisticated so basic culinary but solid enough. Efficient service.

Thank tozepinto
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, you must go here to soak up the history, plus it’s got a great buzzy atmosphere and the staff are super efficient. Booth 6 was where Harry Truman used to frequent, booth 1 was where JFK wrote his inaugural speech, in booth 3 JFK...More

Thank BarnsburyTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a reservation for dinner and arrived earlier than we thought we would after a full day of sightseeing. We waited a few minutes before being seated at our table. We ordered drinks and our waitress explained the special and responded to our questions...More

Thank Verdi A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have always considered Martin's Tavern quaint for the tourist set and Disneyeque for the G'town vibe..I get it..It has a charm. Out of town guests who are old school wanted to go back and have a dinner. I figure "okay, fine". The waiter mentioned the...More

Thank yipyap1470
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, great atmosphere, great staff. Try the corned beef and cabbage or the Shepherd's pies. To die for......

Thank NickJGalt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first night in Washington we walked here from the Fairmont where we were staying. The trigger to go here was a historic appeal. The atmosphere in the restaurant felt like a cosy pub. However, the service and food felt rushed and was not what...More

Thank RJBol
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We reserved the booth that JFK proposed to Jackie. The place is delightful. It is a tavern, so you don't need a coat and tie unless you want. The food is very, very good and the political charm is over the top. Many presidents (...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and history of the restaurant Food was good and will definitely go back Steak and crab cake combo was a treat

Thank Timp9434
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Any place that serves breakfast after 11 AM scores extra points in my book. Martin's Tavern was on our bucket list so we stopped in for lunch and were surprised to see an entire page devoted to breakfast items in the menu. I had the...More

Thank Denise Z
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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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Response from EdwardU854 | Reviewed this property |
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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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