Places to Eat in the D.C. Area

World War II Memorial in D.C.
We hope this post helps you discover new places to eat in the D.C. area.  The food is good in all of these and reasonably priced. We’re visiting D. C. more these days because we have family there, so we’ll be adding to this list.


Chadwick’s – a unique menu in a historic building

Geranio Ristorante – affordable fine dining – their acclaimed, European-trained Chef Clayton is apparently a believer

Il Porto Ristorante – fantastic Italian – the building’s history is fascinating, so read the menu


Near the Mall

Clara Barton Cafe – in the Red Cross building near the White House.  Low prices and not busy.

The Smithsonian has several cafeterias:

  • Mitsitam in the Museum of the American Indian is a MUST DO – native ingredients and flavors of Native American cuisine.

Tysons Corner

Danielle’s Desserts – we tried their yummy cupcakes – located in Tysons Galleria

Lebanese Taverna – great menu – located in Tysons Galleria

Seasons 52 – seasonally-inspired grill menu (for adults, not family-dining)


Nielsen’s Frozen Custard in cups or cones – Yum!

Several Locations

Capitol City Brewing Company – our nephew, Erik, recommends the ribs

Founding Farmers – run by a collective of family farms

Jason’s Deli – a chain with great soups, salads, and sandwiches

Johnny Rockets – a fun chain taking you back in time for some All-American burgers, shakes, and fries

Lost Dog Cafe has great pizza

Noodles & Company, a chain, has Asian and Mediterranean noodle dishes, great salads, and more

Red, Hot & Blue for some yummy barbecue!

Red Mango – get what you want in frozen yogurt and toppings and then pay by weight

Shilla Bakery – Korean / European fusion (also try breakfast, lunch, and bubble tea)

The Swiss Bakery and Pastry Shop – Be sure to try out some great Swiss foods for breakfast!


Pistachyo – Frozen Yogurt



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