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The Tombs

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American, Bar, Pub
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1226 36th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-2627
+1 202-337-6668
09:00 - 02:00
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Sun 09:00 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri 11:00 - 03:00
Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The best! I would return to D.C. Just for another meal. Quaint building, great ambiance, servers are great, the food excellent! The chicken pot pie is amazing.

Thank gypsytripping
Falls Church, Virginia
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138 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to a late brunch after mass at Georgetown. Wanted the quiche but they were out. Love biscuits so opted for the scrambled eggs biscuits cheese bacon and sausage. Bad choice the cheese was melted then had hardened. The eggs dry, and the sausage like a hockey puck. Wish they had said brunch was over. Obviously the kitchen thought so.... More 

Thank Motzof4
Fresno, California
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In this dark underground restaurant you'll find plenty of good eats and drinks. We were lucky to be there for happy hour. Their service was amazing. Expect pub food with a great drink or a good beer. Props to Griffin our server and even greater props to Bruno the manager for orchestrating happy hour smoothly!

Thank Rachel C
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group decided to come to The Tombs since it was close to Georgetown Cupcake and because we were stuck in D.C. for a few extra days due to flight cancellations. This restaurant did not disappoint. Our server James was amazing and was very attentive to our group. We tried the duck egg rolls and crab & artichoke dip for... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to other properties owned by this group and their staff is always well trained. Our server, Emma, and one of the Managers, Bruno, went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed. As incoming parents at Georgetown, we will be spending a lot of time there in the next 4 years and will be frequent guests after the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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713 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tombs is an old classic Georgetown neighborhood restaurant. It is located at the corner of 36 street and Prospect street close to the old Car Barn and the Exorcist Steps a little away from the busy Georgetown Wisconsin and M streets. Classic old place with good food and nicely dressed staff. Plenty of places at the bar for solo... More 

Thank Prawet J
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121 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Based upon the friends we were with, the Tombs is a Georgetown tradition. The food is good, but a but on the pricey side for burgers. With tax, tip, burger and soft drink, expect $20/person. The service is good. My brother had fries with his burger and I had the tater tots. The tots were a much better choice.

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Cotopaxi, Colorado
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675 reviews
521 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I stopped by with my wife for lunch. I will admit that I first came here forty years ago. It was right across the street from the old SFS offices and classrooms (now in Red Square). The only drawback to the place was that I had to hand carry my wife's walker down the stairs. There is no elevator. The... More 

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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The Tombs is a good place to hang out with friends, have a good time, good food, while you are in Georgetown neighbourhood. You feel like been in college guy again. Hamburgers and sandwiches are tasty and delicious. Salads are good too. Not pretensions and lives you with a good felling.

Thank M2756VFjuanb
Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Stopped by after taking my high school son to tour the campus. It was really crowded and took a long time for our food but the server did apologize several times. When it came, the burgers were very good. And the atmosphere was great - you can see why it is a Georgetown tradition.

Thank Steve L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1226 36th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-2627
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Georgetown
  • Neighbourhood: Georgetown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-337-6668
Situated on the edge of Georgetown University's campus, The Tombs is a neighborhood restaurant by day and a popular gathering place for Georgetown students by night. Along with 1789 and F. Scott's, The Tombs rounds out a trio of restaurants built in a Federal-style townhouse dating from the mid-1800s. When Georgetown alumnus Richard McCooey founded The Tombs in 1962, he named it after a mention in T.S. Eliot's poem "Bustopher Jones: The Cat About Town." Whether its students watching a Hoya basketball game, Georgetown alumni sharing a pitcher of lager or neighbors enjoying Sunday brunch after visiting Holy Trinity Church, The Tombs traditions run deep.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?