Old Ebbitt Grill

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MONDAY - THURSDAY: 7:30 A.M. - 1 A.M. |FRIDAY: 7:30 A.M. - 3 A.M.| SATURDAY : 8:30 A.M. - 3 A.M. | SUNDAY: 8:30 A.M. - 2 A.M.
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Though the Old Ebbitt Grill just opened in its current iteration in 1983, it’s been a Washington, D.C. institution since 1856 when innkeeper William Ebbitt opened his boarding house. Here presidents from Theodore Roosevelt to Ulysses S. Grant bellied up to the bar, and—among tourists and locals alike—it remains a D.C. favorite. Grab a seat at the grand wooden bar, order a raw seafood tower, sip on a Gin Rickey and soak up the history.

Known For
  • historic
  • full menu
  • bar food
  • raw bar
What to drink
The D.C. classic, a Gin Rickey.
Neighborhood
Downtown
ProTip
Raw bar happy hour is from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. - 1 a.m. Go big and get a tour. Add the lobster.