Great Bars 2011: Old Ebbitt Grill
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Old Ebbitt Grill
Address: 675 15th St., NW, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-347-4800
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisines: Seafood, Modern, American
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: McPherson Square, Metro Center
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Raw bar selections such as oysters, littleneck clams, shrimp, crab claws, and lobster; wings; crab-and-artichoke dip; burger; crab-cake sandwich; cheese plate.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available
Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Thursday 3 to 6, and Sunday through Thursday 11 PM to 1 AM: All raw bar items are half price.
Happy Hour Days:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

If you can fight your way through the tourists in the entryway, chances are you’ll find a seat at one of Old Ebbitt’s four bars. The 155-year-old saloon has history (the walrus head on the wall was reportedly snagged by Teddy Roosevelt), but beyond the Beaux Arts facade and bustling, bow-tied waiters is a solid cocktail list, a reasonably priced menu, and one of the best Bloody Marys in Washington. During happy hour (weekdays 3 to 6), Old Ebbitt’s excellent raw bar is half off.

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