The Creamery. A PSU tradition
If you’re really into partying in State College, go with a few folks and get a “case study” at Rathskeller. It’s a case of Rolling Rock ponies. As a souvenier, get a Rathskeller bottle opener.
I’d say get a crabcake or fried oyster sandwhich at Market Lunch (Eastern Market) for lunch. Or, get Buckwheat pancakes for breakfast – these are a cheap eats, too. (not open for dinner)
Eastern Market is also good for some baked goods, and other market items which you can grab and picnic back on The Mall.
Amsterdam Falafel – Adams Morgan
Giant Slice (pizza) U St or Adams Morgan
Ben’s Chili bowl – DC’s very own half smoke
Faidley’s for crabcakes – but this isn’t cheap, so plan accordingly.
Blue Moon Cafe – Fells Point neighborhood. Best cheap and good eats in Balto.