Where to Eat in Georgetown

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Farmers Fishers Bakers: Located on the Georgetown waterfront at 3000 K St NW, this restaurant serves a diverse menu featuring farm-to-table American cuisine with a focus on sustainability.

Clyde's of Georgetown: A local institution, Clyde's has been the place for Sunday brunch, bloody Marys and omelettes for over 50 years in the same location on M St. The hamburgers are pretty good too!  If you want a classic Georgetown dining experience, go to Clyde's as a must-visit! 

Fiola Mare: This upscale seafood restaurant offers an elegant dining experience with a focus on Italian-inspired coastal cuisine. The restaurant overlooks the Potomac River and is a lovely place for lunch on a summer afternoon!  This is the perfect place for outdoor seating overlooking the Potomac!  It may not qualify as a hidden gem, but it is a must-visit for fine dining in Georgetown. 

Martin's Tavern: A historic establishment that has been around since 1933, Martin's Tavern is known for its classic American fare and cozy atmosphere. It has been frequented by many famous figures throughout history and is known as the place where Jack Kennedy proposed to Jackie.  Dog friendly and outdoor seating too!  This counts as a must-visit! 

Filomena Ristorante: This Italian restaurant is famous for its homemade pasta and extensive menu. The cozy interior and warm ambiance add to the overall dining experience. As you go down the stairs to the restaurant you will see grandmotherly figures making pasta by hand in the upstairs kitchen! This was a popular choice for Bill Clinton when he was president.

Pizzeria Paradiso: If you're in the mood for pizza and casual dining in the historic district of Georgetown, Pizzeria Paradiso offers a variety of delicious wood-fired pizzas with a wide selection of toppings. They also have an extensive beer menu.

Baked and Wired is a popular bakery and coffee shop located at 1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW and known for its pies, cupcakes and pastries.

Georgetown Cupcake is a popular cupcake store with the distinctive pink box. The star of a TV show, DC Cupcakes, many people put Georgetown Cupcake at the top of their snack list!  


The Tombs: Located near Georgetown University, The Tombs is a popular spot for students and locals and is perfect for casual dining. Dating from 1962, the Tombs offers American pub fare and has a relaxed atmosphere.  The Tombs will let you relive your college days!  The Tombs is located in the historic district of Georgetown!

1789 is an upscale restaurant located above the Tombs. The restaurant is named for the year that the Constitution was adopted, the village of Georgetown was incorporated, and Archbishop John Carroll, founder of Georgetown University,  purchased the land that is the site of the restaurant.  Located in a Federal home dating from the mid 19th century, the restaurant has the feel of a stately home with working fireplaces.  If you are looking for a trip back in time to an earlier period of Georgetown's history, 1789 is your ticket! 

Ristorante Piccolo: Located in a historic carriage house just off M Street, Ristorante Piccolo serves Italian cuisine in a romantic setting. They offer a range of pasta dishes, risottos, and meat or seafood entrees.  This qualifies as a hidden gem in Georgetown! 

Pizzeria Paradiso: If you're in the mood for pizza, Pizzeria Paradiso is a great choice.  Located right on M Street, this casual dining restaurant serves wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas with a variety of toppings and have a selection of craft beers.

These are just a few examples of the diverse restaurant options available in Georgetown. There are many more to explore, offering cuisines from around the world, ensuring there's something for everyone's taste buds.


Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Lise... I remember, Clydes. I've also eaten at Martin's Tavern. Would love to check out Filomena as I love Italian food. Trying to remember the name of a little Italian restaurant I used to go to in the 1960's in Georgetown, but can't seem to do so.

May 29, 2023 05:32 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Nina Hollander, Broker - so many of the wonderful little restaurants in Georgetown have disappeared.  there was  a restaurant that I liked on M St called Le Steak - that is gone and so is a wonderful French restaurant on M St that had a private garden

May 29, 2023 05:38 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lise Howe hi Lise... I suspect that's true in many places. There are a number of restaurants I loved in Charlotte that were iconic and no longer exist. Same in New York City.

May 29, 2023 05:58 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Those deserts look AMAZING! Wonderful and Thank-you, we must never forget what this three-day weekend is really about. Bill 

May 29, 2023 06:01 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Lise, We're getting to know more and more about Georgetown with your informative posts!

May 29, 2023 06:13 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 = I am running out of topics LOL - I have to move on to the next community soon! 

May 29, 2023 06:18 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Bill Salvatore - East Valley - Georgetown cupcake has very popular cupcakes!  and they are delicious

May 29, 2023 06:18 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Lise,

Love your list of wonderful places to eat in Georgetown! It's obvious you enjoy  diverse restaurant options that are available! How fun to explore cuisines from around the world!! Love the cupcake options, they all look delicious!

May 29, 2023 06:55 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post!  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

May 29, 2023 07:14 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share with families considering a move to the area.

May 29, 2023 07:27 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Lise, YUMMY, you have so many wonderful places to check out.  I am now thinking of a cupcake, thank you!

May 29, 2023 09:07 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi lise- Clydes was the first restaurant we went to in Georgetown. Our friend came in to celebrate his 40th birthday and we ate there, then took a drive around DC to see the monuments at night. 

May 29, 2023 05:48 PM
Patricia Feager, ABR,CRS,GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Lise Howe - how could the air in Georgetown not be sweet with all those wonderful places to eat? 

I have never been to Georgetown but knew many people who chose to live there and go to school. It must be an extraordinary place to live! Buyers and Sellers would be proud and very lucky to work with you. 

May 29, 2023 07:51 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

So many wonderful places to dine in Georgetown, I am sure that many will read your post and try a restaurant that they have not been to before!

May 30, 2023 05:33 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Lise and wish I was coming to Georgetown to enjoy some of these places to eat at with you.  Use to travel there lots in the 80's

May 30, 2023 08:04 AM