Best places to grab a bite to eat in Washington, D.C.

So you decided to check out the national’s capital.

You’re probably stressing to figure out what attractions are worth fitting into your trip and which ones you are OK with missing, but don’t forget that you need to eat!

While D.C. has hundreds of great restaurants and places to eat, you may want to plan according to what is not too far out of the way of your sight seeing.

1. The Tombs Georgetown
1226 36TH Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20007

Everybody loves to go to Georgetown. Whether you are there to visit Georgetown University, see the iconic stairs from the movie The Exorcist, or just enjoy some shopping on M Street, you are going to have to stop and eat at some point.

The Tombs is one of Georgetown’s oldest and possibly most iconic bar and grill.

The Tombs is an underground bar, literally underground, and a perfectly place to get a couple beers and a Hoya Burger that named after Georgetown Universities mascot, as the bar is frequented by students.

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2. Good Stuff Eatery, Capital Hill
303 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, D.C., 20003

Good Stuff Eatery located in the heart of Capitol Hill is just a block from the Library of Congress and two blocks from the Supreme Court.

Due to the usual customers consisting of several Washington politicians, Good Stuff Eatery has become known for the Prez Obama Burger, which is applewood bacon, onion marmalade, roquefort cheese and delicious horseradish mayo.

Also known for the the Michelle Melt: free-range turkey burger, caramelized onions, swiss cheese, ruby tomato, lettuce, wheat bun with Southlawn herb garden mayo.

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3. Ben’s Chili Bowl, U street
1213 U Street, NW Washington D.C., 20008

Ben’s Chili Bowl is a tourist attraction in and of itself.

Located on U Street, Ben’s Chili Bowl is in a great part of town for nightlife.

Surprise, surprise its chili is delicious and goes well on any burger, hot dog or French fries.

President Barack Obama has expressed his love for Ben’s Chili Bowl, and in return, it gives him free food for life!

U.S. President-elect Barack Obama (3rd R) and Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty (3rd L) speak to police officers as they leave Ben's Chili Bowl Restaurant after having lunch in Washington, January 10, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES)

U.S. President-elect Barack Obama (3rd R) and Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty (3rd L) speak to police officers as they leave Ben’s Chili Bowl Restaurant after having lunch in Washington, January 10, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES)

 

4. Ted’s Bulletin, Capital Hill
505 8th St. SE, Washington, D.C.

Another Capitol Hill classic is Ted’s Bulletin.

Perfect for brunch, it is famous for its homemade Pop Tarts.  And if you are nursing a hangover Ted’s Bulletin has got your back.

The Capitol Hill staple is also a great way to see one of D.C.’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods in Capitol Hill.

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5. Julia’s Empanadas
2452 18th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

Julia’s Empanadas is simply the best.

A small shop in the heart of the bar scene in Adams Morgan located on 18th Street, Julia’s Empanadas is hands down the best food you can grab after a night of drinking. The chorizo empanada is a common favorite as well as its Jamaican Jerk empanadas.

If you are not a fan of empanadas and just want some pizza, there are three pizza spots notorious for claiming to be the original – Jumbo Slice Pizza, The Original Jumbo Slice Pizza and The Real Original Jumbo Slice Pizza.

Yes, those are all different pizza places on the same block as Julia’s Empanadas, and all three are often visited by the same customers who roam into Julia’s.

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by Brendan Edwards

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