National Harbor, MD Restaurants - Best Places to Dine

National Harbor offers a wide array of restaurants ranging from elegant waterfront dining to family-friendly and casual eating establishments. Set along a prime spot on the Potomac River, National Harbor is a great place to explore with family and friends.  Here is a guide to the restaurants at National Harbor. 

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    149 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Maryland

    The New York Italian steak and seafood restaurant offers New York style dining with great views of the Potomac River.

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    186 Fleet Street, National Harbor, Maryland

    This family-friendly restaurant has a western theme and features American food, steaks, and burgers.

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    140 National Plaza, National Harbor, Maryland

    Locally owned and operated, Crab Cake Café offers one-of-a-kind all lump crab meat, no filler (ever!) crab cakes, fresh seafood salads, or piping hot Chesapeake inspired soups. 

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    Elevation Burger
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    108 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Maryland

    This fast food restaurant specializes in higher quality burgers. The menu includes burgers made of organic, grass-fed, free-range beef as well as veggie burgers, salad, and a grilled cheese sandwich.

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    152 National Plaza, National Harbor, MD. (301) 839-1811

    The restaurant offers over 30 artisanal thin-crust pizzas, salads and additional Italian comfort food dishes in both small plate and entrée style. Dine-in, take-out, and delivery are available.

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    137 National Plaza. National Harbor, Maryland

    Experience an outdoor clambake on the shores of the Potomac River. Fosters offers crab and lobster dinners and can host large parties. Open Spring through Fall.

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    188 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Maryland

    This Asian fusion restaurant features sushi, Chinese and other Asian dishes in an elegant atmosphere. The menu is extensive and includes small and large plates.

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    200 American Way, National Harbor, Maryland

    This casual American restaurant features fresh, high-quality menu items prepared from made-from-scratch recipes. The modern-designed space, featuring an open kitchen and an on-site brewery, creates an inviting ambiance with its dark wood and granite accents. Established in 1999, the chain has grown into a 34 restaurant operation across 14 states.

     

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    145 National Plaza, National Harbor, Maryland

    With more than 80 restaurants throughout the country, McCormick & Schmick’s is well known for its fresh seafood. The menu also includes steaks, poultry, entrée salads, and pasta.

     

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    Taco Salad
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    141 National Plaza, National Harbor, Maryland

    The New Jersey-based restaurant features an eclectic menu of pasta, seafood, and other dishes.

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    Gaylord National Resort, National Harbor, Maryland

    National Pastime features a 30-foot video wall and two large bars. The menu is bar food—sandwiches, salads, and appetizers.

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    Gaylord National Resort, National Harbor, Maryland

    Old Hickory Steakhouse is the fine dining restaurant at the Gaylord,  designed to recreate the ambiance of an 18th century Georgetown row house. The setting is contemporary and elegant.

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    Gaylord National Resort, National Harbor, Maryland

    Pienza Italian Market is a casual Italian buffet at the Gaylord National Resort that serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.

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    199 Fleet Street, National Harbor, Maryland

    Public House is an American restaurant offering casual dining and an upscale lively bar/lounge area. There is DJ music and occasional live entertainment.

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    Redstone American Grill National Harbor - Washington D.C.
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    155 National Plaza, National Harbor, Maryland

    Redstone features year-round fire pits and casual dining set in a rugged, romantic setting.

     

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    153 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Maryland

    Rosa Mexicano offers upscale modern Mexican cuisine in a stylish atmosphere.

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    Westin National Harbor, National Harbor, Maryland

    Sauciety offers elegant American cuisine with spectacular waterfront views.

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    186 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Maryland

    The restaurant serves Southern-inspired cuisine with dishes such as fried chicken with sorghum and cheese waffles, fried green tomatoes, baby back ribs and shrimp ‘n’ grits and chocolate bourbon pecan pie. 

     

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    151 American Way, National Harbor, Maryland

    This Thai restaurant offers a variety of dishes in an elegant atmosphere.

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    152 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Maryland

    This locally owned restaurant from Star Restaurant Group features Eastern Shore seafood with a raw bar set in an authentic environment. This brand-new concept offers go-to items like lobster rolls and crab salad sandwiches prepared by world-class chef, Bob Kinkead.