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Top 5 Great Eats in Washington D.C.

Top 5 Great Eats in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. is known for having a lot on its plate at all times, so it shouldn’t survive anyone that the restaurants are serving up some heat as well! So if you’re in town and want to have some great food, it’s a great idea to try one of the fantastic restaurants on this list. Every spot has something that the locals are losing their minds over, and each one is affordable for most people’s budgets.

No need to look up the menu before you go: each of these restaurants is a winner!  

#1 The Dabney

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Affordability: Moderately expensive
Cuisine: Rustic-modern, Mid-Atlantic fare
Rating: 4.8 stars out of 5 stars

If you’re new to the area and want to try some truly mid-Atlantic food, The Dabney is the place to do it. Serving everything from delicious fish and well-seasoned chicken to incredible sides that will make you want to order extras to go. Everything on the menu is incredibly delicious and will leave you wanting to look at Washington D.C. apartments so that you can come back time and time again!

#2 Good Stuff Eatery

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Affordability: Very affordable
Cuisine: Gourmet burgers, fries, and shakes
Rating: 4.4 stars out of 5 stars

If you want to go inexpensive and try some food that’s so classically American, it’s almost cliche, Good Stuff Eatery has you covered. Their burgers are juicy and made to order, and their fantastic fries were made to be dipped but are delicious even when plain. Everything they serve tastes fresh and perfectly seasoned, while the staff is friendly enough to make you feel like family just for walking through the door. You’ll fall in love with this eatery without even thinking about it.

#3 The Red Hen

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Affordability: Very affordable
Cuisine: Rustic-cool Italian eatery and bar
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 stars

Craving some good Italian food? The Red Hen knows how to serve up incredible Italian favorites while keeping the drinks pouring so that you can loosen up and have fun after a long week of work. This restaurant understands why people go out to eat and works to keep every guest happy and recharged so that they’ll be ready for the next week of work.

#4 Zaytinya

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Affordability: Moderately expensive
Cuisine: Mediterranean meze with cafe environment
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 stars

If you’ve never tried Zaytinya, it’s time to try it! This tasty Mediterranean restaurant has everything from coffee to simple breakfast goods and will keep you well-fed. Also, the portion sizes here are perfect since most people’s prices are a little high. 

#5 Founding Farmers DC

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Affordability: Very affordable
Cuisine: Farm-to-table comfort food.
Rating: 4.4 stars out of 5 stars

Founding Farmers is a staple in the D.C. area and is world known for its incredible food and great personalities. Although some may see farm-to-table simplicity as a gimmick, Founding Fathers manage to pull it off without seeming too good for those who enjoy the food.

About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Our travels allows her the opportunity to pursuit her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.

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