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The Irish Inn at Glen Echo, Glen Echo, MD

The Irish Inn at Glen Echo

4.6
4.6
1839 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
CURRENTLY TAKING RESERVATIONS THROUGH OPEN TABLE AND VIA PHONE PLEASE CALL 301-229-6600.
OFFERING OUTDOOR DINING.

For Holiday Bookings Please Contact Restaurant Directly.

The Irish Inn at Glen Echo has plenty of history...from a family home in the 30's to a biker bar in 80's. Re-Opened in 2003 as The Irish Inn at Glen Echo we offer a unique selection of food, beer and atmosphere in a quaint setting. The upscale casual menu offers fresh selection of Seafood and Hearty Meats centered around a core of authentic Irish cuisine. Whether you're in the mood for traditional Irish fare such as Lamb Stew, Shepherd Pie, Corned Beef & Cabbage or Bangers and Mash. Certified Angus Cuts, a variety of Fresh Seafood Selections and an interesting blend of "hand held" options The Inn has it all. We combine a traditional Irish Pub with a white table cloth dinning experience including six private dining rooms, perfect for any occasion.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Irish, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–8:45 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:15 pm Lunch Sat, Sun 2:30 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (301) 229-6600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Off site catering and variety to-go or delivery catering options to suit your needs for any occasion.

  • Private party facilities

    Six private dining rooms for parties of 6-100 people. The Irish Inn offers sit down, cocktail and buffet events for groups of all sizes...perfect for Weddings, Birthdays, Office Functions, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Funeral Receptions, Anniversaries, Rehearsal Dinners.

  • Neighborhood

    Bethesda / Chevy Chase

  • Cross street

    MacArthur Blvd

  • Parking details

    The Irish Inn offers a large private parking lot just off Mcaurthur Blvd on Tulane Ave.

  • Public transit

    A short 5 minute walk from the Glen Echo bus stop.

  • Entertainment

    As a direct result of extenuating circumstances due to Covid-19, we are providing live Traditional Irish Music on Tuesdays, Some Fridays & Saturdays. For further information, please call (301) 229-6600.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,839 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DP

    DeanP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dinner location with great service and great food.
  2. MS

    MaryS

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great evening!
  3. BK

    BruceK

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the dining room. It is very warm and classically elegant. Love the Irish pics throughout.
  4. s

    swimmom

    Washington DC

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun dinner with girlfriends. Tasty seafood stew, Sheppard’s pie and pot pie in an authentic Irish pub / restaurant.
  5. DE

    DebE

    Washington DC

    141 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tablecloth was dirty on side. Staff offered to give us a different table or change seats. Food was very good. (crab cake and salmon). Attentive service..
  6. KD

    KensingtonDiner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    It had been a few years since we'd been to the Irish Inn and decided to go back for a special occasion (my husband's birthday, as noted on our reservation). When we arrived, the host asked that we be seated upstairs. I had never been upstairs, so agreed. (in hindsight, I'm not sure why we were directed there, as a party of 4, as the downstairs dining room did not look overly busy). Unfortunately, it was somewhat desolate up there, with only one other table occupied, and it sort of took the wind out of our celebratory sails. Half of our group loved their food (rack of lamb and banger plate) while the other half were underwhelmed (beef stroganoff somewhat bland) and caesar salad with flat iron steak that was overcooked). Was really looking forward to the bread pudding for dessert, but it was somewhat stodgy and not moist as it should be. And I guess they don't pay attention to the notes that go with the reservation, as no mention was made of my husband's birthday (although to be fair, I could have reminded them, and I didn't). We probably would have been better off in the pub section of the restaurant, as we could hear lively piano playing on our way out with a nice crowd. Maybe next time...
  7. KW

    KarenW

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful toast beef dinner with Yorkshire pudding. The waiter was very attentive, interesting, service perfect. Wonderful experience all around
  8. A

    Anonemouse

    Washington DC

    96 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Very disappointed in Irish Inn at Glen Echo. Food was poor, service erratic, ambience horrible. We were seated at first in the pub, sharing the space with a large group of families with young children running around and yelling. Then we were seated on the freezing porch with barely adequate heaters and largely ignored by servers. The food did not make up for the other negatives of the experience. Not planning to return nor would I recommend it to anyone.
  9. MM

    MarylandMike

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The variety, consistency and quality of the dining experience at the Irish Inn is uniformly excellent! Add to that the friendly staff and the reasonable prices and one has a wonderful experience.
  10. S

    Scoop

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Convenient location. Nicer when we can sit outside.
  11. S

    Sally

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A friendly warm environment with servers who are attentive; food was delicious - seafood stew, rockfish, salads and bread pudding. Would highly recommend and will come again.
  12. t

    tika

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The fish tacos were a disappointment; my husband recalled thin tacos with good fish and less other stuff; these were different and not as good.
  13. MD

    MarylandDiner

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went to the Irish Inn for New Year's Eve, 2022-2023. They had a special three-course dinner which was reasonably priced, had several choices, and included a glass of champagne. Best of all the food was very good and the service was excellent. We will be back.
  14. S

    Steph

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible and the chill local vibe was wonderful.
  15. M

    Mark

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A real neighborhood gem. Delicious comfort food amid a roadhouse setting, with terrific ambiance and service.
  16. LJ

    LisaJ

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good snd service excellent
  18. d

    dojosh

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place for dinner. The Guinness Beef Stroganoff was outstanding. A very good cup of coffee as well.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and food.
  20. CR

    CherylR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect venue for a reunion of friends! The dining room is cozy and elegant, the food simply delicious and presented beautifully, and the staff were prompt, friendly and super efficient! What a treat!
  21. RR

    RRatcliff

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The rack of lamb and the bread pudding dessert were spot-on excellent. Service was friendly, helpful and efficient. We had not been here for a few years, but we will be back.
  22. WC

    WCASR

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lily and Christy have a wonderful restauraant - great service, great food, great ambience. Definitely 5 stars!!!
  23. LK

    LKayC

    Washington DC

    52 reviews

    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very lively! Band at the bar on Wednesday night was great. Our server was tremendous.
  24. C

    Chevy

    Washington DC

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    a great neighborhood place with a terrific atmosphere, good food, and friendly staff.
  25. TG

    TagG

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite Irish Bar in DC.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Loved the fish and chips, not so much the bangers.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Our brunch orders were not prepared correctly; eggs were made wrong on each plate and the corned beef hash was missing all the potatoes and peppers. It was only shredded corned beef on a plate.
  28. BK

    BruceK

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was excellent. He’s a real pro. Our favorite waiter. The food was delicious. The beef stroganoff was great as was the special of day mahi mahi. It’s great that they have many more fish selections. The ambiance is very calming in the downstairs dining room.
  29. NV

    NoVa180

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed lunch at the cozy Irish Inn at Glen Echo. Obviously some regulars there who were greeted by the waitstaff and offered their "usual"--a nice thing to see! The fish for the fish and chips was perfectly fried to be crispy outside and flaky inside. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Good range of menu options. Only obstacle was price; it's a little too pricey to make it a frequent destination for us.
  30. NY

    NYFoodieDC

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great, prompt service for our large table of 8! Thank you.
  31. c

    coccinea

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The inn is fine. The waiter was informally dressed, unusual for a real restaurant, which this is. I would certainly return.
  32. JB

    JanB

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our hostess and waiter were wonderfully accommodating for our birthday dinner with a baby. Delicious food and comfortable porch seating made a special Sunday supper
  33. JO

    JOELR

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Irish Inn always lives up to the highest standards. I know for sure that when I invite guests there, they are always satisfied with food and service.
  34. A

    Anne

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The Inn is always nice for lunch outdoors on a lovely day. My friend and I greatly enjoyed ourselves.
  35. M

    Midtownfoodie

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The very best Irish fare in a perfect setting. The owner always drops by to greet diners. Love the outdoor dining, as well.
  36. BP

    BethesdaPat

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service. Excellent diverse menu.
  37. r

    robins

    Washington DC

    49 reviews

    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our meal outside. The only issue was that my guest could only eat gluten free and all the majority of sauses had gluten. Good menu and service.
  38. D

    Diana

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great to sit outside on the patio on a beautiful Fall Day at the Irish Inn at Glen Echo. The food was well prepared and tasty. We highly recommend the fried calamari appetizer. The egg dishes were moist and accompanied by a nice portion of mixed greens. The service was excellent . Rolls and coffee both met our expectation in keeping with the high quality of the restaurant. We will be returning soon. Thank you for a very pleasant dining experience!
  39. DV

    DonnaV

    Washington DC

    139 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We've always liked the choices here - lots of fish including specials. Ingredients are reliably fresh. Cocktails are good, wine list inoffensive. The layout in many small rooms is charming and helps keep noise down. Prices are very reasonable for Bethesda. Service is generally welcoming and pleasant. This particular visit, our entrees came while we were still eating our salads, and I had to ask the server to hold off until we were ready.
  40. YT

    YesToTaste

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Bread was very small. Guess inflation made a difference! But it was home baked. My portion was just the right size. Not too much and not too small. However, the prices are steep!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Irish Inn at Glen Echo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 229-6600.

The Irish Inn at Glen Echo is rated 4.6 stars by 1839 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for The Irish Inn at Glen Echo

6119 Tulane Ave, Glen Echo, MD 20812

Additional information

  • Cross street

    MacArthur Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Bethesda / Chevy Chase

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–8:45 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:15 pm Lunch Sat, Sun 2:30 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Irish, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    The Irish Inn offers a large private parking lot just off Mcaurthur Blvd on Tulane Ave.

  • Public transit

    A short 5 minute walk from the Glen Echo bus stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    As a direct result of extenuating circumstances due to Covid-19, we are providing live Traditional Irish Music on Tuesdays, Some Fridays & Saturdays. For further information, please call (301) 229-6600.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (301) 229-6600

  • Catering

    Off site catering and variety to-go or delivery catering options to suit your needs for any occasion.

  • Private party facilities

    Six private dining rooms for parties of 6-100 people. The Irish Inn offers sit down, cocktail and buffet events for groups of all sizes...perfect for Weddings, Birthdays, Office Functions, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Funeral Receptions, Anniversaries, Rehearsal Dinners.

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