5 Casual Places for Affordable Eats in Washington, DC

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Casual Eats In DC

Forget the fine dining and not-so-fine dining that proliferates in the nation’s capital. These Roadfood restaurants will provide a true and delicious taste of DC. For breakfast, start with a soul-food feast at the Florida Avenue Grill or a simple and perfect breakfast sandwich at Universal Doughnuts. Lunch can be a grand fish plate at Horace & Dickie’s or the District of Columbia’s unique half-smoke sausage at Ben’s Chili Bowl or over in Arlington at Weenie Beenie.

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Florida Avenue Grill

A soul-food diner in Washington, DC, the Florida Avenue Grill serves square meals to government glitterati as well as taxi drivers and ordinary folks.

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Universal Doughnuts

Forget doughnuts. It is Universal Doughnuts' breakfast sandwiches that put the little urban snack shop on the DC eats map.

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Horace & Dickie’s

Expertly fried seafood stars on soul food menu that includes southern-style vegetables, banana pudding & sweet potato pie. Horace & Dickie's is a DC best!

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Ben’s Chili Bowl

Home of the unique DC street food, the half-smoke, Ben's is a beloved institution in Washington, its smoky links and hot dogs big and delicious.

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Weenie Beenie

Half-Smoke sausages, the one dish unique to DC, are best at Weenie Beenie. They're yummy at lunch, also with egg and cheese for breakfast.