Martin’s Tavern

American in Georgetown

Image by Barbara Noe Kennedy

John F Kennedy proposed to Jackie in booth three at Georgetown’s oldest saloon, and if you’re thinking of popping the question there today, the attentive waitstaff keep the champagne chilled for that very reason. With an old-English country scene, including the requisite fox-and-hound hunting prints on the wall, this DC institution serves unfussy classics like thick burgers, crab cakes and icy-cold beers.

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