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Eating Out in Washington DC, USA

Washington is only 65 square miles in size. To put that in perspective, just think that New York covers over 300 square miles! But this doesn’t mean any less quality or quantity in eateries. If anything, the turnover of restaurants in Washington is higher than in many other American cities.

There are various neighbourhoods around the city which are recognised more for there eateries than others. Dupont Circle, just north of downtown, is the best place in the city to go for international restaurants. Nearly every international cuisine is represented here. Further north is Adams Morgan, one of Washington’s trendier suburbs known for its fashionable restaurants.

You may initially find that eating out in the American capital can be somewhat expensive. If you are on a tight budget make your way to the ethnic restaurants rather than American ones. And, of course, if you wish to cook for yourself you won’t be long looking for a grocery store.

Restaurants in Washington DC

  • Mayur's Kabab House

    1108 K St NW, Metro Center, Washington DC, USA

    This is a different type of restaurant with a German feel to it. It is great for all-you-can-eat lunches and charcoal grilled chicken.

  • New Orleans

    2412 18th St, Adams-Morgan, Washington DC, USA

    Situated in Washington’s trendy Adams-Morgan district, New Orleans is a popular Cajun restaurant which is extremely good value. Meals start at $7 and will easily fill the gap in your stomach.

  • Afterwords Café

    1517 Conneticut Ave NW, Dupont Circle, Washington DC, USA

    Found in the back of Kramerbooks, Afterwords Café is extremely popular among locals and almost an institution in the American capital. Opening at 7am and serving until the early hours in the morning, the atmosphere as well as the food here is unforgettable.

  • Oodles Noodles

    605 14th St NW, Downtown, Washington DC, USA

    If you are looking for lots of food for not a lot of money, then this is the place for you! The food here is served in large helpings and is extremely tasty. What more could you ask for?

  • Zed's Ethiopian Cuisine

    2801 M St, Georgetown, Washington DC, USA

    Due to its large student population, Georgetown is a great place to eat out as most eateries suit those on a tight budget. This restaurant specialising in Ethiopian cuisine is one of the best in the area. If you haven’t tried Ethiopian food before you will be nicely surprised.

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