Written by on January 19, 2013 in I Eat America, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

( – Chevy Chase, Maryland

How I heard of this place: While I had meandered by several times in various Beltway locations, on this dinner venture, it was recommended we sample Clyde’s for their simple fish dishes.

SS Clyde

Type of cuisine: Clyde’s is a family of restaurants born from a sincere belief that great dining begins with fresh ingredients, friendly people and an unforgettable atmosphere. Visit us and experience the tradition.” With menu options ranging from burgers to wings, pasta, seafood and sandwiches, everyone in your party will find something to nibble on at Clyde’s.

Filtered Water

Ambiance: A classic-retro space bedecked in novelty items, red, faux-leather booth seating set in a circle around the outer rim of the downstairs establishment, a bar at its center, and brass handrails welcomed us into its old, posh fold.

Red Booth

Classic cars, large paintings and framed, yellowed posters keep our attention as we sit in the dim-lit space and peruse the menus.
Booth Seating & Car

What I ordered: Sitting down to place our orders, we started with a round of water, which was accompanied by bread and butter au gratis.

Bread & Butter

Our dining companion, and the one who introduced us to Clyde’s, was craving the Buffalo Chicken Wings ($9.95) served with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing, and a side of fries ($).

Buffalo Chicken Wings

Chris enjoyed his own rendition of  a salmon dinner ($18.95) with mashed potatoes and side of kale.


Not sure what to order, I opted to share a burger with Chris, and we easily agreed upon Smitty’s Melt ($11.95) with an American cheeseburger, topped with two strips of bacon, one fried egg and garlic aïoli on an english muffin.

Smitty's Melt

What I loved: The garlic aioli for dipping our fries into, and the tender salmon won my vote for the favorites of the evening!

Why I loved it: Simple cuisine, prepared without flair or pretentiousness, served diner-style.


Cost: Average ($9.95 – $19.95 per dinner sandwich or entree)

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