Old Ebbitt Grill

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 27 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Breakfast, Happy Hour + 4 more
75% of 12 votes say it's Celiac friendly

675 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

(202) 347-4800
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    2 ratingJune 25, 2017

    The food was okay. The server did check with the chef to see if the option I wanted could be made GF. The breakfast potatoes were amazing! But the ham was salty. Overall it was an okay breakfast. I would give it high makes for the ambiance but it was defiantly not GF friendly.

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    1 ratingMarch 15, 2017

    Very difficult to order as they run off to the kitchen and ask if it can be done GF and then come out and tell you no it's not possible. This is especially distressing for celiac kids as you feel like you are an inconvenience. It would be far better to indicate which items could possibly be offered GF

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    5 ratingOctober 10, 2016

    Great experience! The waiter was knowledgeable and checked with the chef before placing my order. I ordered hanger steak, but got fries (dedicated fryer) instead of potato fritters. It was awesome! My nonGF husband loved the shrimp and grits (ranked in his top 3). Everything was awesome...not to mention this is a pretty historic place!

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    5 ratingSeptember 17, 2016

    Make reservations! popular place. Nothing marked gf, BUT they will customize anything for you. our server was fantastic. food was delicious.

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    5 ratingAugust 06, 2016

    I made a reservation online and under comments I stated one person in my party had celiac diease and could not eat gluten. when arriving to resturant the wait or was aware. He told us what menu items could and couldn't be made gluten free. when my son made up his mind he talked to the chief and clearly stated how they were modifying his dinner. His dinner came out separate. His dinner was wonderful. All of our dinners were wonderful. Will eat here again.

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    5 ratingJuly 29, 2016

    A DC classic. The waiter knew mostly what could be GF but verified with the chef. The manager delivered the food for the allergy. Said they had GF pasta but had the salmon. Make a reservation, it's popular. Awesome old time atmosphere at the bar and main dining.

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    4 ratingMay 28, 2016

    Staff was knowledgeable, but the greeters/hosts have serious "I am so beautiful" attitude. The food was good. I are the "Healthy Plate". It's now 5 hours later and I have a mild issue but that might be from a problem yesterday from elsewhere. I would try it again.

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    2 ratingMay 13, 2016

    Very limited gluten free items. No pancakes as mentioned on the find me gluten free. The meal I was limited to I could get for free at our hotel.

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    1 ratingApril 24, 2016

    Not gluten friendly - very limited options for brunch

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    5 ratingMarch 19, 2016

    Very good food. Waitress knew what menu items had gluten and what didn't. Many GF options.

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    5 ratingJanuary 15, 2016

    Not only is the food delicious, but they are also very accommodating. They offered to make variations even on non-gf, like roasted potatoes. They do not have a separate menu, but they were very knowledgable and careful.

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    3 ratingOctober 12, 2015

    Not many gluten friendly items on the lunch menu. I asked about the spare ribs and they could do gf without the polenta, but made no offer for substitution and charged same price. They were slow with service from the start but servers were pretty friendly. They were willing to accommodate but could have been taken to next level and they didn't.

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    4 ratingAugust 19, 2015

    The staff was very knowledgeable and accommodating and pointed out many gluten-free choices. Our food was pretty good but not overwhelmingly good. We did enjoy it and would recommend it for lunch or dinner while out memorial-hopping.

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    4 ratingJuly 17, 2015

    Very accommodating and knowledgeable. No separate gf menu, but on both our visits, the servers knew what could be made gf, and followed up with the chef.

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    4 ratingJuly 09, 2015

    Very good.

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    5 ratingJune 04, 2015

    Wonderful food. Chef brought my food out to me personally. Not a dedicated menu, but waitress said anything can be made gluten free. I felt very confident eating here. I had half chicken which didn't need to be modified.

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    5 ratingMay 18, 2015

    Excellent service, extremely knowledgeable staff, told me how they review all of their foods for food allergies with Doctors!

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    4 ratingMarch 11, 2015

    We have Sarge as our waiter. He was awesome! We went for lunch. It was quite busy! 30 minute wait! They take gluten free very seriously and our waiter was knowledgeable. Wonderful Gal-entine's Day lunch!

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    5 ratingNovember 15, 2014

    I had the best possible experience here. The place was packed so I sat at the bar. The bartender took my need for gluten-free food very seriously. When they served it (salmon salad) there was an obscure grain that he noticed. We looked it up on google and, according to the site we found, it contained gluten. The bartender instantly took it back to the kitchen and ordered a replacement meal without the grain and then refused to charge me for the meal (and offered desert). Best service ever. And the salmon salad was unbelievably great. If every restaurant and employee treated customers like this, we'd be set.

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    1 ratingSeptember 21, 2014

    I didn't even order yet and I would give this place a zero if I could. I came here based on the reviews of how accommodating they are but I asked the server if he could help me with gluten free options and he said we don't have anything gluten free and when i further asked if they would be willing to change anything on the menu to make it Gf he just said "yea" and walked away! So now I am sitting here trying to find ANYTHING i can eat and very annoyed.

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    5 ratingSeptember 13, 2014

    OUTSTANDING... We had Rohit as our waiter. He was awesome and explained everything that was gluten free. I had a 1/2 roasted chicken with mashed potatoes, green beans and peanut butter pie for desert. It was so good we went back the next night and are going for brunch tomorrow. Prices are reasonable and service was great. It is a very busy place so make a reservation if you can.

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    5 ratingApril 27, 2014

    I found this while visiting the White House. The waitress was very accommodating and assured that the chef would be willing/able to alter the menu to be gluten free since there wasn't a separate gluten free menu as long as it is not anything fried (for obvious reasons.) I had the mussels with rice (instead of pasta) it was super tasty and a very big plate! They also have gluten free desserts. I didn't have a reaction after eating here, however I am just gluten intolerant not celiac & do not have a reaction as easily.

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    2 ratingAugust 31, 2013

    Explained I have a gluten allergy. Staff was very nice but not knowledgable. Ordered a salad with no dressing and olive oil on the side. Salad came with premade salad dressing. After assuring me it was made with a white vinegar that would not cause a reaction, I ate it. It was delicious. But twenty minutes into the meal I got a reaction. Should have followed my intuition and sent it back.

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    5 ratingJuly 02, 2013

    I found this as a traveler to DC on business and was downtown after 8:00 p.m. Many of the other GF restaurants that appeared on Find Me Gluten Free were closed, but this one stayed open until 2:00 a.m. I asked for a GF menu, but was told that my waitress would take care of me. The waitress didn't have a specific gluten free menu, but she was versed enough to be able to tell me which items on their regular menu were gluten free. I ordered the Wild Salmon. It was delivered to me separately so as to avoid contamination. The meal was GREAT as was the price (very reasonable for being a quarter mile or less from the Whitehouse!! Just missed out on enjoying their sourdough bread served with the meal. I highly recommend this place to other travelers or locals.

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    5 ratingApril 08, 2013

    I will gladly eat here again tomorrow! We sat at the bar, discussed our GFCF requirements with the bartender and were pleasantly surprised with his knowledge of the menu items, their ingredients and his suggestions. We both had the BLT salad minus the Bread, with oil and vinegar as the standard dressing contains gluten. We felt safe and enjoyed every bite...all on a Sunday morning in the midst of brunch, packed with runners after a 10k race! Ate there again this morning, arrived 5 minutes before breakfast ended but they squeezed us in. I ordered The American - apple juice, 2 poached eggs, bacon, no toast and asked about the hash browns... They brought me a safe GFCF breakfast which included potatoes hot off the oiled grill. I love this place!!

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    5 ratingOctober 30, 2012

    Old Ebbitt was established in 1856, is near the White House and wonderful milieu and amazing fresh & local seafood & ingredients aiming for tradition but not afraid to look forward. Though no separate GF menu, the wait & kitchen staff are well-informed and will work with you to adjust the menu accordingly. I ate here twice in 3 days.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly


  • Breakfast
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
7:30 am - 2 am
7:30 am - 2 am
7:30 am - 2 am
7:30 am - 2 am
7:30 am - 3 am
8:30 am - 3 am
8:30 am - 2 am

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