I just remembered a terrific whole-in-the wall restaurant in Georgetown called Moby Dick House of Kebab. I’m 99.95% sure they are still up and running.
Persian cuisine, great kebabs, stays open until 4 am on Saturday nights…cheap, cheap, cheap, and very good. All of my Iranian friends love it.
It only has three tables, but get some food to go. It is worth it.
1070 31st Street NW
Washington, DC 20076
Wow, that’s surprising!
That did not happen the last time I ate there. I hope that was a fluke. I was at a conference in the area and I walked up there for lunch. It was very pleasant. I’ve eaten at both the Rockville and Silver Spring cafes and they are both just fine. Sometimes I just want table service and a better selection.
Almost unique to DC – and certainly the number of options is unparalleled by any other U.S. city – is Ethiopian food. The new hot neighborhood for this is in the historic U Street corridor, around 9th St., with more established restaurants in Adams Morgan (stay away from the one in Georgetown – it’s for tourists). Last night I drove past Dukem on 9th St., which had lots of outdoor tables occupied by a chic, largely Ethiopian crowd. Was just reading in the Post about turf squabbles over this area between the Ethiopian and African-American communities, not to mention the Eritreans, who have some of their own restaurants (though I couldn’t tell you which are which). Ethiopian food is yummy, fun to eat, exotic, and very inexpensive.
Really? I’ve had the opposite experience. The one time I went to the Woodley branch they served packaged pita bread, as opposed to the fresh ones I always get in Rockville and Silver Spring. You may be right, though, about the selections; still, everything on the menu is very good.
If you eat at Martin’s try to sit at the bar.
Excellent servers and I don’t know if I’ve ever encountered better conversation that with Martin’s interesting ecclectic collection of regulars and semi-regulars.
I second Carlton Pierre’s recommendation of Lebanese Taverna. It’s just down the street from the Woodley Park Metro stop. There are cafe offshoots of Lebanese Taverna in the suburbs, but they pale in comparison to the original in terms of the variety of selections and the quality.
Also in Georgetown is Martin’s Tavern, a great old-time DC bar and restaurant, that has terrific food at very good prices–especially for DC. [8D][8D]
Bonita Springs, FL
Lindy’s near George Washington University is pretty good. They have a little takeout place under their full service restaurant and many locals from the school and hospital were in and out. They have a huge menu of variety burgers (I had the Greek burger) that were good, but they could have been larger. Prices were pretty cheap for D.C.
If you’re in Alexandria, King Street Blues is a fun, and inexpensive place to go. There are many places nearby where you can spend a lot more money and not have as much fun. It has a funky blues atmosphere with a bar downstairs and restaurant upstairs. Really good Southern, down-home food with a twist.
Couple of suggestions for you. One is real close to Adams Morgan a neat little area in DC, it’s called Lebanese Taverna. excellent middle east food.
And, DC has a small , but great, Chinatown. Wonderful place called Ful Kee.
You won’t go wrong at these.
For plenty of great suggestions, check out this thread and the links suggested therein. http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7096&SearchTerms=washington,dc
Looking for some good places to eat in Washington DC. Will be there for a week. Moderate priced? Cheap? Ethnic? American? Unique?
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