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Best Washington, DC Cheap Eats


As the world economy slows down, we may want to tighten our belts, but we still need to fill our stomachs. Splurging at top-rated restaurants is fun for special events, but where can you go for a good quality meal that won't break the bank? Gather the change out of your piggy bank and sofa cushions and take it to one of our selections for the best cheap eats in Washington, DC.


 


View the Top 10 Cheap Eats Restaurants in Washington, DC


Afghan Grill Afghan
12/20
2309 Calvert St. NW
Washington, DC 20008
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Authentic Afghan dishes are showcased here, like kofta kebabs, seasoned lamb and saffron rice. More...

American City Diner of Washington Diner
12/20
5532 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20015
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As the name suggests, this place serves all-American grub. More...

Andrene's Caribbean & Soul Food Carry Out Caribbean
Quick Bite
308 Kennedy St. NW
Washington, DC 20011
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Pick up your daily Caribbean food fix and, for a change of pace, add in a few barbecued ribs. More...

Bobby's Burger Palace Burgers
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Bobby 2121 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20037
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Bobby's burgers hit a royal note for DC's burger lovers. More...

Bread Line Bakery
Quick Bite
1751 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20006
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Unique in DC, this bread-oriented eatery draws in the crowds. More...

California Tortilla Mexican
12/20
3501 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008

Hitching on to the casual tortilla revolution in the DC area. More...

CF Folks American
13/20
Dining Room at CF Folks, Washington, DC 1225 19th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Good food, decent prices, and an independent spirit mark this quirky place. More...

Chen's Gourmet Chinese
Quick Bite
5117 MacArthur Blvd. NW
Washington, DC 20016
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Tiny Chinese take-out can compete against the big boys. More...

Chop’t Creative Salad Company American
Quick Bite
730 Seventh St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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This trendy eatery offers some of the best salads in the metro area. More...

Domku Bar & Cafe Eastern European
12/20
Dining Room at Domku Bar & Cafe, Washington, DC 821 Upshur St. NW
Washington, DC 20011
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A funky spot in the Petworth neighborhood for Eastern European-Scandinavian fare. More...

El Tamarindo Tex-Mex
12/20
1785 Florida Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009
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Pupusas rule in this Latino destination. More...

Florida Avenue Grill Southern
12/20
1100 Florida Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009
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Southern family fare served up in a diner-like setting. More...

Full Kee Restaurant Chinese
12/20
509 H St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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This Hong Kong-style eatery is budget-friendly and overcrowded at mealtimes. More...

The Hitching Post Soul Food
13/20
Dining Room at The Hitching Post, Washington, DC 200 Upshur St. NW
Washington, DC 20011

Hard to beat the old-time charm and topnotch soul food. More...

Luna Grill & Diner American
12/20
1301 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Dupont Circle’s hangout for casual American eats. More...

Mr. Chen's Organic Chinese Cuisine Chinese
12/20
2604 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008
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Peking duck rolls, Mongolian beef and more at reasonable prices. More...

Moby Dick House of Kabob Persian
Quick Bite
1070 31st St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Terrific kebabs wrapped in fresh-baked breads. More...

Nando's Peri-Peri Chicken
Quick Bite
819 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Grilled chicken with a secret sauce paired with interesting sides in a comfortable atmosphere. More...

Quick Pita of Georgetown Middle Eastern
Quick Bite
1210 Potomac St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
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This Middle Eastern eatery in G’town proves once again that good food can come in small packages. More...

Snap Crêpes
Quick Bite
1062 Thomas Jefferson St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Pace yourself to enjoy both sweet and savory crêpes, plus much more. More...

The Tombs American
12/20
1226 36th St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Leave it to the Clyde’s group to find a young folks venue that appeals to all ages. More...

2 Amys Pizza
13/20
Dining Room at 2 Amys, Washington, DC 3715 Macomb St. NW
Washington, DC 20016
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The pizza-makers at 2 Amys deliver delicious pies, served by a friendly staff. More...


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