Old Ebbit Grill – downtown
Matchbox for pizza and sliders – Gallery place, not a family place friday or saturday night.
Chinatown Express – Gallery Place – homemade noodles they make in the window
Ben’s chili bowl – U street, chili dogs
Nam Viet – Cleveland Park, short walk from zoo. Also, if you are going to the zoo, get off the metro at Cleveland Park station, not Woodley/Zoo. The zoo is in the middle of both, but you have to go up a steep hill if you get off at Woodley.
The Diner – Adams Morgan, anytime
Mix Tec – authentic Mex, Adams Morgan