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The Tombs

1226 36th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-2627
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My favorite brunch spot in DC - feels like I went back to college!

The Tombs hasn't changed much since I went there in the 1980s - I consider this a positive! It is... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2018
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Princeton, New Jersey
College visit lunch

Great service, food and ambience. If our son ends up in DC, we'll definitely be back. The crab cake... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2017
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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, The Tombs is 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 it's students watching a Hoya basketball game, Georgetown alumni sharing a pitcher of lager or neighbors enjoying Sunday brunch after visiting Holy Trinity Church, Tombs traditions run deep.
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Mar 24, 2018
“My favorite brunch spot in DC - feels like I went back to college!”
Oct 2, 2017
“College visit lunch ”
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1226 36th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-2627
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

The Tombs hasn't changed much since I went there in the 1980s - I consider this a positive! It is almost always busy, but if you don't mind sitting at the bar it's generally quicker than the queue for tables. We went for brunch and...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Great service, food and ambience. If our son ends up in DC, we'll definitely be back. The crab cake sandwich and the fried chicken sandwich were very good. The portions were just right.

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

The Tombs is the official Georgetown University Hometown pub (as testament by Alumni throngs unanimous return) - and continues to be a must for brunch, lunch or casual dinner while visiting the Hilltop! The patina of generations of Hoyas is worn into the bar, booths...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a drink after dining upstairs in the elegant 1789 Restaurant. The two could not be more different. The Tombs has a much older history and has not let the more upscale sister restaurant change it. I can imagine why college like...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2015

This is a classic college pub on the edge of Georgetown University. It has been featured in Hollywood movies. It has a wide selection of beers and drinks. The bar is small and intimate. The subteranean restaurant is casual, blondewoodtables and chairs on hardwood floors...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

My son graduated from Georgetown and we got to see his favorite hangout. They knew him by his name. This is a small restaurant/bar that is a favorite hangout for GT students. I know why, good food and good drinks! Thanks Tombs for feeding Heath...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2013

Spent way too much time at the Tombs while attending Georgetown. 30 years later returned with my family to show them the area, the school, and the Tombs. It certainly didn't disappoint, right down to the free dessert for our kids to help them count...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2013

The Tombs is a great local hangout with excellent food and an even better bar atmosphere. I have made it a point to go here during every visit to the city. The burgers are some of the best that I have found anywhere.

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Reviewed 10 July 2012

This Bar / Restaurant is in Georgetown. A great hang-out for all ages. Good fun, food and drinks at reasonable prices.

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Reviewed 6 June 2012 via mobile

Went for early dinner great atmosphere friendly service interesting menu well worth venturing off M street

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