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The Old Ebbitt Grill is known as the first and the oldest saloon in Washington, D.C. Built in 1856 and designed to be a boarding house by William E. Ebbitt, it boasts of popular, historic and influential names that graced its guest list. Some of these personalities are President McKinley who they claim have stayed there during his Congressional term. Theodore Roosevelt and other American presidents such as Ulysses Grant, Grover Cleveland, Warren Harding and Andrew Johnson are believed to have refreshed or lived at the Old Ebbitt at some point.

The Old Ebbitt has moved to several locations throughout the years and because of this, its operators were able to collect a number of memorabilia and antiques. Some of these artifacts are still on display today.

Now known as the Old Ebbitt Grill on 15th Street in Northwest Washington, the bustling restaurant takes pride in its rich history by displaying a blue card on every table with inscriptions saying: "Many other famous statesmen, naval and military heroes, too numerous to mention here, have been guests of the house."

The Old Ebbitt Grill is a fully-operational restaurant that offers classic American food and seasonal specialties.
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