The Irish Inn at Glen Echo

4.6
1713 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
CURRENTLY TAKING RESERVATIONS THROUGH OPEN TABLE AND VIA PHONE PLEASE CALL 301-229-6600.
OFFERING OUTDOOR DINING IN HEATED TENTS.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
What 1713 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
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4.4
Value
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vipEvangelineH
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

a wonderful evening. we were seated upstairs which was quiet and welcoming. the food was excellent, fish and chips and chicken pot pie.

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SusanC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and very nice ambience on their heated
porch

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vipAnneB
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An oasis during snowy times! Cozy and delicious food!

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Jordan
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience4

We were the only customers. After taking our orders and delivering the entrees, we could hear laughing and loud noises coming from the kitchen. No one checked back for drink refills. I got up to find someone: there was no one at the podium, in the bar or anywhere around. I called out loudly, "Is anyone working?" Someone did appear and I asked for refills on my ice tea.
This was so disappointing as I have been here to eat several times and was pleased. The staff was clearly focused on their world back in the kitchen and not on us. We had an appetizer, drinks, entrees, and a dessert. I was hoping to relax and enjoy the meal, but it was irritating to feel that we were intruding and have to hunt down the waiters.

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JakeK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been there many times and will certainly go again.

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ChrisG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a special place……Best brunch in Bethesda!!! Heading back soon

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vipTink
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We were seated in a small room with a fireplace and were the only people in that room. Eased all of my Covid concerns.

Had the Rockfish special that was incredible. Rockfish, pasta, shrimp and spinach.

Service was wonderful and they allowed us to take our time.

A return visit is definitely in the future.

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AudreyD
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The luncheon at the Irish Inn with 3 ladies who haven’t visited with one another for 2 years made the get together special and a day to remember. By coincidence we had the opportunity to lunch in the porch enclosed area which allowed us to enjoy a private room with a glowing
fireplace. Perfection!!

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vipCobraA
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious fish & chips and cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience5

We took our 90 year old friend to lunch after church. We were offered a room upstairs which would be difficult for a 90 year old or the pub. Not the best start. The waiter was surly and I am being nice saying he was surly. Obvious he was unhappy about whatever. Made for a less than happy dining occasion

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LauraB
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you're looking for a restaurant with ambience, character, a fine menu and delicious Irish whiskey then look no further than The Irish Inn at Glen Echo. Our new favorite place for years to come.

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vipHeathbarr
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place with outdoor seating.

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Lane
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was quick and attentive. Food was very tasty. Altogether a nice experience.

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vipEllen
Washington DC
145 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Consistent with good food and service. Recommend for lunch, dinner, indoors and outdoors.

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MichaelK
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Shepherd’s pie was okay good. Ground beef. Good potato top.

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vipDonnaV
Washington DC
129 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The Irish Inn has classy comfort food in a cozy atmosphere. Ingredients are very fresh. They do fish and seafood very well, although there are not a lot of choices. We had salads, fish & chips, and seafood stew. The service was well-paced, inobtrusive, and would have gotten five stars except you are asked to keep your silverware. Drinks feature classic cocktails and a good if not adventurous wine list. The price point is a value for Bethesda. We love the little rooms and artworks that make you feel you are in a home.

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ladyedith
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

one of my favorite places. Don't miss the music on Tuesday nights!

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CMdiner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

It was convenient because it was next to Glen Echo where we were going to an event, but the food was mediocre. The ambiance was kind of fun -- reminded me a little of Ireland.

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SherylF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Irish fare! Warm, welcoming staff and a wonderful place to meet friends for lunch or dinner.

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debbieginmd
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The Irish Inn is a nice local restaurant with great service and very pleasant servers. The food is a little on the pricey side, but the portions make up for that -- they are LARGE. Yesterday, we had a lovely waiter who made several excellent suggestions. The Mediterranean platter is super and a large is ample for serving two. I look forward to dining here again!

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atasusan
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The Irish Inn is not only convenient for our family to meet and dine, but it offers a lovely setting and great menu choices. I've never been disappointed in anything I've ordered to eat. The servers are swift and helpful.

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Ithrowpots
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always delicious, the portions are huge and they are willing to substitute without a blink if the eye. We didn’t feel hurried. Overall, it’s our lunch place every couple of weeks

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Relaxing atmosphere with great service and food

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CelesteS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food and the service was superior on Thanksgiving Day!

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Cassie
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner -- very nice presentation and good food. Wish there had been a second vegetarian option - not everyone appreciates risotto which was rather plain and not festive unlike all of the other dishes.

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vipEiMiAm
Washington DC
155 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious Thanksgiving dinner from butternut squash soup to enormous helping of turkey (white and dark), stuffing, fresh green beans, balls of mashed and sweet potatoes, ending with pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream and ice cream on the side. Terrific bargain for $50. Wait staff friendly and quick, quiet atmosphere. We were here last year and will return next year.

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DiscerningDincer
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience2

Menu presented by Opentable when I made the reservation was not available on the day that the reservation was for. Please ensure that holiday menus and limitations for holidays are accurately posted. I am not sure if the issue is with Opentable or the restaurant.

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KrisM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Charming atmosphere with very good food and thoughtful, caring staff. We were there for Thanksgiving dinner and they did a great job with the fixed price 3-course meal. We really enjoyed our meal and the whole experience and look forward to going back.

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Cossie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience all over..food was fabulous...

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vipbethesdalocal
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always superb , wonder atmosphere, makes you feel like you are on vacation with friends

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vipjenn
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful comfortable ambience for a nice family meal with 3 generations having lunch after attending Mass together. Delicious and down to earth.

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MILANO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

ONCE AGAIN A GREAT MEAL
HAVE BEEN HERE MANY TIMESS

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vip2L84ALIBI
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Really disappointed with the Inn. Service struggled and the food was lackluster. Not sure I will go back anytime soon. Too bad!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

There were bugs crawling on our table and the waiter brought us the wrong entrees.

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vipDineAroundDMV
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For dinner or for lunch, the Irish Inn is a WINNER! Great menu selection, friendly, accommodating staff, great menu selection and moderate prices. Love the dinner specials, usually fish/seafood. It's a great place to take out of town guests or have a productive business lunch! I live in Arlington and keep going back!

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DavidV
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, good food, good ambiance, excellent service!

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SebastianP
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice, warm and classic restaurant with variety of drink and platters. We order “Mediterranean platter” and it was delicious. We love hummus. Good beer and comfort place. Jaime the waiter was an excellent person performing a great friendly service. Definitely a good place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Many menu options. Waiter was attentive. Service was well paced. We were not rushed. Portions were good. Tables well spaced.

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MacM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The Irish Inn at Glen Echo never disappoints. The service is always friendly, and the food is outstanding.

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vipMidtownfoodie
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Another excellent Irish fare dinner, with complementary birthday desserts. Fantastic service and super safe outdoor seating, too. Love this restaurant!

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 1713 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.