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Reviewed 25 March 2024

3 Sundays ago, my husband, our good friend from Wales, and I enjoyed a delightful Sunday brunch experience in the Pub. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, and Justin made us feel right at home. This was our 4th brunch at The Irish...Inn at Glen Echo and we will be back again. But only for brunch. Because things took a significantly darker turn after the shift change when the vibe in the Pub grew tense. When requested by a new, not-so-friendly friendly server, we willingly gave up our table to make space for the band and moved to a high top table closer to the bar. Our welsh friend was in the mood for a Bailys Irish cream coffee and ordered 3 from the same server, one for each of us. But what he served us were 3 coffees with whiskey. Mistakes happen, no biggie. The server was nowhere in sight for quite some time. So finally she got up and went to go speak to the bartender who'd just begun his shift, regarding the error. While there, she pre-paid him for 3 Bailys Irish cream coffees. She returned to the table and told us that the bartender had accused us of drinking the coffees with whiskey. Then the same bartender came and served us our 3 Bailys Irish cream coffees, leaving all 3 coffees with whiskey on the table. After considering the news of having been unjustly accused, I gathered all 3 coffees with whiskeys, which neither of them had bothered to clear from the table, and returned them to the bartender so he could see for himself that we had no interest in them. Then went back to to table to try to continue having a nice time. Later our welsh friend wanted to introduce us to a Bailys and Cointreau so she ordered 3 of those from the server. She was right. They were delicious! Then, the not-so-friendly server surfaced and presented my husband with a bill for $85 for 6 drinks. Only 3 of which were outstanding - the 3 Bailys and Cointreau - because the 3 Bailys Irish cream coffees had already been paid for directly to the bartender. Over the next 15 to 20 minutes the same not-so-friendly server, with the support of the bartender, insisted multiple times that we hadn't paid for the 3 Bailys Irish cream coffees. When, in fact, she'd paid the bartender directly for them with a credit card, but wasn't given a receipt. Still, they both kept insisting we hadn't. When asked, the bartender claimed the system didn't keep records of payments, which still seems implausible. FINALLY he remembered the transaction and gave us a bill for the correct amount. We're all 3 very reasonable people with reasonable expectations. But by that time we had been so unfairly harassed we had no interest in staying for the music in what became a hostile atmosphere. After spending easily over $250 for the 3 of us our whole experience soured. If we weren't able to look back at the delightful brunch experience we enjoyed via Justin's crew, we would never again return to The Irish Inn at Glen Echo. But we will. We just won't stick around after the shift change for the abuse. p.s. Sorry, Management at The Irish Inn at Glen Echo, but you left me no choice. I really didn't want to go public with this experience, but it's been going on 3 weeks since you received 2 copies of this report. The 1st was directly through your website the next day. The 2nd came to you privately a few days later through Resy.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 December 2023

Have missed riding the pink Rollercoaster and the rides,there once was a pool with a slide.good memories:)

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 November 2023 via mobile

Welcoming, friendly staff, great atmosphere, excellent food, choose your dining atmosphere…pub, dining room, outdoors.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 October 2023 via mobile

What a great discovery. Driven past several times but today glad we stopped for lunch. True sense of our home roots and an Irish pub with the same wonderful ambiance and welcoming Irish vibes together with fantastic food and drinks all topped with friendly staff....Special bonus to meet the owner and his wife who were delightful and so welcoming.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 July 2023

Nice bar and ambience. Great location if you’re going to Glen Echo Park. Menu is ambitious, but execution is uneven. Do not choose this restaurant if you have a vegetarian in your party - the options are almost nil and they really don’t seem to...care or make an effort to accommodate, which really it’s so easy to do if they wanted to. Irish Inn: it’s 2023! Be better! Please do something for vegetarians in each category that is something *you* would want to eat!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 11 October 2022

Best cheese burger I've ever had! Highly recommend. Ate during Brunch hours. Looks fancy but is very casual.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 18 July 2022

We were greeted at the door and directed to the hostess. We did not have reservations but were seated in the bar side of the restaurant, as requested. There we were warmly met by our server, Damian. Once he returned with our beverages and bread,...we discussed our meals. We both knew what we were going to order before our arrival, but that changed after our talk. We had the gazpacho and split pea soup specials (which were great!) and I could not pass up one of the night's specials: lobster risotto. The creaminess was wonderful and the generous amount of lobster meat (two claws and more!) was great. The Guinness Beef Stew was tender, savory, and delicious. The Flourless Jameson Cake and the warm Guinness Bread Pudding, both accompanied by your choice of creamy and delicious house-made ice cream was the perfect ending to a night of warm communication and walk-through of the offerings with Damian. We will be back soon! Thank you all for a job well done! Keep up the great work.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 July 2022

[Thurs., Jun 30, '22] What an variety of lunch Specialties...Fish, Chicken, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Salads...something for every appetite, from Carnivore to Vegetarian. The Irish Inn sits along the scenic wooded trails along MacArthur Blvd in Historic Glen Echo (Montgomery County), MD -- close to the...Glen Echo (Amusement) Park & Clara Barton National Historical Site (not far from Great Falls in Potomac, MD). Check out their Website for Directions, Hours of Operation, and Menu. Easily accessible from MacArthur Blvd, Clara Barton Pkwy, River Rd, and Reservoir Rd, thru the 'Palisades' {*watch for speed cameras!}. I went for 'Scotch Eggs' (enjoyed them there years ago for lunch with my Father) -- but unfortunately they are no longer on the Menu. :-( ***PLEASE BRING BACK!!! :-) Instead, I had the savoury 'Irish Cheeseburger' with a Sharp Irish Cheese (WoW Good!) and a hearty stout Irish mustard -- a PERFECT combination -- and truly a great value at $20...it came with a salad. My AWESOME Waiter, a young man named MacGyver, suggested a try the Pomegranate & Pear Salad with goat cheese (?) & walnuts...Excellent Call! I can see just ordering that salad as the meal next time, it was so tasty. Next lunch visit? i want to eventually try the Potato-Leek Soup, or the Guinness Beef Stew, or their Corned Beef & Cabbage, or Shepherd's Pie (in Ireland, Shepherd's Pie is made with cubed lamb, the beef version is 'Cottage Pie' -- Yummy no matter what you call it). Can you imagine how AWESOME this would be celebrating St. Paddy's Day here?!?!? I should have asked if they ever have bands playing Irish Music. The indoors is so attractively decorated -- you feel so comfortable sharing the moment with your party (and that is truly a rare feeling, so 'Thanks!' Irish Inn). The wonderful natural surrounding setting is relaxing & calming. A great place for a lazy, laid back lunch conversation with family, friends, co-workers...great place for an Intimate dinner for 2 or a reception/party. Mid-Priced (reasonable for the amount and for how flavourful it is) -- they did not rush me...I am not used to in an amount of time that allows you to enjoy your meal and company -- I'm used to a faster pace, so this was a refreshing and welcomed change of pace. Plenty of great shaded outdoor seating with plenty of parking with its 2 driveway entrances. Call and make Reservations just to play it safe. And don't forget to check out their Website before going. By the way, "Bravo" to the Staff for thinking about the Pets and bringing out bowls of water for the dogs...very thoughtfully aware of you, excellent Customer Service. Good Job! b Go enjoy a great tasting lunch in this incredibly awesome setting (both indoors or outside)...and afterwards take a stroll in the beautiful & historic Glen Echo Park (FREE Parking), which is right next to the Clara Barton National Historical Site (what an INCREDIBLE Woman God Bless her for her Good Works!) I hope you enjoy as good of a day there today as I did -- no wonder their customers keep returning. Have Fun! Bon Appetite! :-)More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 6 June 2022

Homey, intimate atmosphere. Service is friendly and warm. Food is above par to excellent. Wings and calamari apps are strong. Fish and chips a cut above and flaky, and that’s a dish that could easily be a throw-away. Beef stew and shepherd’s pie are primo....The chicken pot pie is very good, though more on the soupy than hearty, thick side. On Tuesday nights, they have a gaggle of players comfortably lounging in the bar, playing. It’s lovely, the exact opposite of the brassy, cheesy “come out you black and tan, come and fight me like a man” Irish fare that can assault you in other places.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 12 March 2022

Two weeks ago, my husband (wearing a sling from recent shoulder surgery), a friend and I were at the Irish Inn for lunch. Suddenly my husband’s chair collapsed, because the chair leg fell into an open vent in the floor. The diner next to him...broke his fall. The waiter helped, but no one from management came to apologize or address the incident. Even more appalling was the fact the the unsecured vent cover was replaced, as if nothing had happened, and the next diner (using a cane) was seated an inch from the vent. I wrote to the Manager, and received no reply. We were stunned that a fine restaurant would allow such negligence in the first place, and such indifference to its customers.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 26 February 2022

We loved this place. We ordered fried calamari and the soup of the day as starters, then burger, avocado toast and shepherd’s pie as main courses. For dessert we three shared chocolate brownie. Everything was delicious. The Guinness beer was a bonus. The staff very...kind and friendly. We will sure come back!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 1 September 2021

Valerie did very job as waitress, rivaling Enrique as our usual waiter. We'll see next visit who's best! 19th century lovely establishment.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 5 June 2021 via mobile

we were going for a family lunch and decided to try the irish inn at glen echo. it’s in a beautiful location surrounded by a national park and lots of trees and nature. we sat in the covered patio (that was heated because it was...cold outside) and ordered the fish and chips, the irish stew, cheeseburger and flatbread margherita. the irish stew was decent, the fish had good breading but needed more flavor, the chips/french fries were excellent, the cheeseburger decent and the flatbread topping tasted like you could make at home. the complimentary scones were amazing! overall, excellent ambiance and nature with average foodMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 27 April 2021

My boyfriend and I came here for our anniversary. We wanted a nice meal and got the exact opposite. There was a FINGER NAIL in my food and the waitstaff was slow and unwelcoming. The food was average, before I found the fingernail and it...ruined my whole meal/appetite. I would not recommend, especially if you don't want to spend an unreasonable amount of money on bland and unsanitary food.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 18 July 2020

I just love this place. We have been coming here since it was Travs biker bar in the 60’s for chili. The staff are very kind and New Year’s Eve is really fun with the live country music. Salmon frequently, fish and chips good, most...everything works , the chef stumbles occasionally but kudos for sticking your neck out. Outdoors dining is really good in Covid era. Just a good place to decompress. Wish they ran GAA football in the bar. TboneMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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