MON-THURS (3pm-12am)

FRI (3pm-1am)

SAT (11am-1am)

SUN (11am-12am)


With a total of 7,400 sq. ft. we boast an open kitchen with expansive wood-burning grill, a double-sided bar, wood fireplace, live music stage, five flatscreen TVs, and outdoor seating complete with fire pits. Our pub side bar offers a lively atmosphere and plenty of game-time viewing, while our tablecloth side offers quite, rustic dining.  Choose your side and join us for excellent food, service, and local live music. 


As the sister restaurant to The Irish Inn at Glen Echo, Lahinch opened in April of 2016, bringing culinary excellence and good cheer to Potomac, Maryland. Lahinch prides itself in offering American Regional Cuisine along with a unique twist on Traditional Irish dishes with Chef Ted Hughes at the helm. We quickly became a neighborhood favorite among locals, and have won multiple Open Table and local Reader’s Choice awards.


Owner, Executive Chef, and General Manager

Ted’s passion for quality, farm-fresh ingredients began early in his life as he grew up living on a small farm in Upstate New York. After landing a job in a French restaurant in college, Ted switched his major from Chemistry to Food and Hotel Management. Paris, France was not far behind where he worked and educated himself in Classical French Cuisine. From there, he traveled many places including Napa Valley, California, Amman, Jordan and Puerto Rico, finally settling in Northern Virginia. Ted’s experiences working under many world-class chefs gives him a well-rounded education in the amazing diversity and history of what is now considered to be “Modern Cuisine.”

Christy and Libby Hughes, Owners

The fifth of eight children, Christy was born and reared in Co. Longford, Ireland. He attended Catering College in Athenry, Co. Galway, where he gained knowledge of all aspects of the restaurant industry. After a number of years in fine-dining restaurants in his native Ireland, Christy emigrated to the Washington, D.C. area in March of 1974, sponsored by his sister, Margaret, and by November of that year was the General Manager of The Dubliner Irish Pub on Capitol Hill. Christy met his wife, Libby Byrne – a native of Washington, DC – at the Dubliner and together they went on to own and operate Ireland’s Four Provinces in Cleveland Park. A few years later they opened Ireland’s Four Provinces in Falls Church, VA. When the property formerly known as the Inn at Glen Echo came on the market they knew they had an opportunity to create something special, and with that The Irish Inn was born.


Lahinch is perfect for brunch, lunch, or dinner! There’s dining and bar, so you can pick which atmosphere fits your desire. Bartenders are funny and attentive, and the food is made with love (not kidding). We feel welcome every time we come!

– Jordan, Facebook

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