Martin’s Tavern, a historic Georgetown gem, is the city’s oldest family-run restaurant.

Opened in 1933, this 98-seat tavern is a favorite spot for influencers from politics, sports, media, and culture. The tavern is steeped in history. It’s where John F. Kennedy proposed to Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953, in a booth now known as the Proposal Booth.

Every U.S. president from Harry S. Truman to George W. Bush has visited, and it was a meeting spot for Supreme Court Justices after the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Famous athletes like Mickey Mantle, Ty Cobb, and Yogi Berra have enjoyed the generous menu. Notable Washingtonians and international celebrities like former Prime Minister of Ireland Enda Kenny and Ryan Seacrest have also frequented Martin’s Tavern.

Known for its classic American fare, the tavern serves everything from crab cakes and locally sourced steaks to exceptional burgers and pot roasts. It also boasts an extensive list of wines, whiskeys, and craft cocktails.

In September 2023, Martin’s Tavern celebrates its 90th anniversary. To mark the occasion, they’re inviting customers to share their favorite memories of dining at the restaurant. They’ll also feature three 90th-anniversary cocktails, a proprietary reset of 1933 drinks with 2023 sensibilities. Martin’s Tavern is more than a restaurant; it’s a community institution. Proceeds from the anniversary cocktails will benefit the Georgetown Ministry Center.

From October 2-5th, they’re rolling back prices on selected dishes to their original 1933 prices. Martin’s Tavern, rich in history and beloved for nearly a century, continues to serve the Georgetown community with its authentic ambiance and savory cuisine.

Martin’s Tavern, a Georgetown tradition since 1933 (