Hunter's Bar and Grill

4.5
268 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Hunter's Inn opened its doors in the heart of Potomac Village in 1977. An Instant success, local papers named Hunter's "The best place to meet", "The best place to make a deal" and "The most romantic restaurant". Washingtonian Magazine described the burger as one of Washington's best. The Hunter's Inn has been reborn through the efforts of Washington natives Fred and Murray Berman. The two brothers combined have more than 50 years of restaurant experience. Since they've taken control over the restaurant's operations, immediate improvements have been made to the quality of food and service. Concentrating on fresh fish, quality meats and innovative menu selections as well as large entree salads, pasta, ribs, and chops. To compliment the menu, Fred and Murray have expanded and enhanced the wine list, making it one the most extensive in the Potomac area. Hunter's Inn is considered the "Cheers of Potomac".
What 268 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDonnaA
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent service and great food at Hunter’s!

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DroveFromDamascus
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had not been at Hunter's for dinner previously--only for lunch a few times. It is such a great neighborhood place. The kitchen was a little slow getting food out on some things on the Saturday night we went, but the food was good for all five of us. The menu has a wide variety of choices--almost like a New Jersey diner--and that was good because all five of us have a wide variety of tastes. Overall, we had a wonderful time and hope to go back again soon.

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vipEpicurusTheYounger
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Our first date after moving to Potomac. We’ll be back many times.

JD
JetDel
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Great early lunch with a friend before going to the Glenstone Museum. I ordered the fried eggplant with tomato sauce, avocado, crab meat and Hollandaise. I order the Hollandaise on the side and it was just ok - I would skip it. Instead, add another fried piece of eggplant. Hey, eggplant is cheap and one piece was a little skimpy. But it tasted yummy. Good service at the outdoor tables just off the parking lot, nice homey and comfortable place!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff, good food, great atmosphere. Will return again when in the area.

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vipEllenC
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Nice to have a convenient place for outdoor dining.

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ginny
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Food was pretty tasteless. Half price drink didn't apply to one of our drinks, which we didn't know until the check came. Waitress forgot an item. Just all around not wonderful.

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vipBRBR
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Our go to place for consistently good food. Huge maritinis. Delicious chili. Desserts could use some work--pies seem store bought.

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vipBudG
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the few places we have enjoyed an excellent meal and able to hear 100% of the conversation.

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vipMLArtist
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always consistently great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great home cooked food, highly skilled bartender, terrific staff who are the best, and wonderful owners
My very highest recommendation!

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vipDeenaA
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Best burger in the DMV and half price on Saturdays 11-4!

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Aussie
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and ambiance

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GreatlyDisappointed
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Seven adults and we got lucky. We were able to use the table in a “room” separate from the main dining room. That made the evening. Conversation was easy and private.

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vipSupraMike
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is Delicious
Service was very good
Staff is very friendly

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vipVicki
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Hunter's! The food and drinks are great. Fun atmosphere. Just what we wanted!

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lovefood2
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Actually the food was pretty good, but the restaurant had the feel of a place from the ‘60’s, a place maybe your parents or grandparents went to. Needs a refresh.

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vipBudG
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Out-of-town friend wanted good American comfort food. Two of us had salmon, one had eggplant. What we ate was as good as it gets of this type of food. We each had a drink (alcoholic) which did not lack for strength or flavor.

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Beefeater
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Sorry, I’ve done quite a bit of dining out in my life. This restaurant came highly recommended from a friend but I found the service to be sub par. Although the restaurant was not busy, our table was not ready for our arrival time. They had to still wipe and set the table. They seemed annoyed we had followed the hostess to the table prior to it being prepared. I ordered a salad and had to track the waiter down for cracked peppers. The food was mediocre from the pasta to the burgers. The reservation noted it was a birthday and to serve some cake at the end of the meal. I again had to track down the waiter to ask him. To their credit the cake was delicious and although just a slice they comped it. That was nice. I seriously doubt that I’ll be heading back there anytime soon.

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SharonS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I made a luncheon reservation for a group of six women desiring space for privacy and celebration. When we arrived we were ushered to a lovely side room which had a round table (so perfect for conversation) and was already set with dishes, napkins, glass and silverware. Our server, Melissa, was delightfully friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating to each of us. The food was really good and the experience exceeded my expectations. Thank you, Hunter’s Bar and Grill. We’ll definitely be back! 👏🤗👏

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vipMLArtist
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

OMG on the lump crab meat appetizer!

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vipSBC1
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience3

We were unhappily seated across from the most awful group of four who were loud and RUDE! There was one woman at the table who chastised the server undeservedly. She didn’t stop throughout the very long dinner. She loudly complained about her salad. Nothing was right and she constantly and loudly let the poor server know. When she wasn’t loudly complaining to the server she wouldn’t let it go....complaining loudly to her table mates. The two men were quiet, the other woman kept leaving the table to complain to the kitchen.
This rude group really ruined our dining experience.

At one point the poor server sat down at our table and cried.

The restaurant in question....Hunters Grill in

Now to my point....our dinner was RUINED and uncomfortable, yet the other table in question was offered free drinks and a $40 discount. They wanted more but the owner said enough is enough. To us ....nothing... just discomfort and maybe a bellyache or two.

This lasted indefinitely...longer and longer. They wouldn’t get up to leave though they were definitely finished. They had more complaining to do.

The most uncomfortable dining experience of our lives!

And no photos ....I want to forget these rude and obnoxious people.

Sandy

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vipMorty
Washington DC
207 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

EVERYTHING WAS GREAT. MELLISA WAS A GREAT SERVER.

BEST HAMBURGERSN IN POTOMAC

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vipLarsP
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Way too expensive for what you get. Alright food but a $17 salad without a protein is crazy.

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vipPotomacMom
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Our whole family loved it, young and old alike.

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vipBudG
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Three diners: salmon, seafood & pasta, cheeseburger - all very much enjoyed

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vipDeenaA
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Best burgers anywhere!

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elisap
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food, nice staff. Older crown, outside seating, bar area seemed lively! I had the Trout Amandine which was great. Chicken Marsala was good as well.

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vipHarveyW
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Always reliable
Always acceptable
Great neighborhood convenience

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vipRogerS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Go on a Saturday! Half price burgers ( best in DC area!), and half price margaritas!! Yeah Bayybeee!!!

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vipCTWoman
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Bountiful, delicious salads! Warm, comfortable atmosphere. Would definitely return for another unhurried lunch date. Easy to have a conversation as the tables and booths are spaced well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great neighborhood place. Friendly with outdoor patio to take dog! Always welcoming

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vipBudG
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The noise level was low until the restaurant filled up, especially related to a large, noisy birthday party.
The same held true for service, excellent until the large party arrived.

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vipNana
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

A good place to go to enjoy dinner and be able to carry on a conversation without shouting. Very nice.

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Melissa
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

My firiends and I had a lovely time. We loved the relax atmosphere and the nice quiet room. Each of us enjoyed our luncheon salad very much along with the BBQ sandwich chosen by one of the patrons. We were surprisingly pleased with the complimentary order of the outstandingly delicious bread pudding for dessert for the birthday lady. Many thanks to HB&G for a wonderful afternoon.

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ErnieB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We arrived on time and was immediately seated. The server was helpful and provided us with all the necessary information in order to proceed with our order.

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vipMaryAnnW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

This is a try once and then don't go back. Pretty tasteless everything. Also, much more for a senior crowd than people who are looking for good food. Staff was nice but limited number of servers. The guy busing the tables worked like crazy. "Beefsteak tomatoes" were slices of small hard grocery store tomatoes. Salad dressing had to be bottled. Might be a good place for a burger but don't go for a "dinner."

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vipEatoutalot
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Perhaps worst experience I have had. We were celebrating a friend’s 60th Birthday. We called ahead to request a candle and that the bill be given to us. We confirmed the requests when we checked in. When the candle failed to appear and I visited the hostess, she claimed that she knew only about the check even though it was she that we spoke with when we checked in. After that, one would assume that we would get the check delivered to us. Nope. Just plopped on the table. I went to complain, and the owner came over. He shrugged his shoulders, blamed the server, and went back to his drink at the bar.

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Daniel
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Service was attentive. We were seated immediately, even though we were 20 minutes early for our reservation. Shrimp cocktail was excellent--and included five large shrimp. My spaghetti bolognese could have used more spaghetti and was a little over-spiced. My friend's scallops were excellent, but there were only five and they were on the small side for sea scallops.

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vipJeannineS
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Nice neighborhood spot, good to know about if you are in the are. 1/2 price wine bottles on Tuesday night. Chicken Marsala was so-so. Caesar salad was quite good. Service was great!

FAQs

Hunter's Bar and Grill offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 299-9300.

Hunter's Bar and Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 268 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.