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Looking for a good take-out/cafe place in the DC area

JSchwo7 Jun 4, 2007 08:03 PM

I want to find a place that has both eat-in comfort food and basics to take out. Any suggestions? I want to stay within the DC borders.

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    katecm RE: JSchwo7 Jun 5, 2007 07:29 AM

    I think we need a little more detail than that. This is a fairly large city, with a lot of types of food!

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      JSchwo7 RE: katecm Jun 5, 2007 10:25 AM

      Sorry, you are right it is a big city. I'm looking for something that has components of meals, like a prepared food counter, but where you can stay and eat. Nothing cafeteria style.

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        katecm RE: JSchwo7 Jun 5, 2007 11:07 AM

        The new Vapiano might be just the thing for you, then. It's actually a German chain, but just opened in the area. I haven't been to the one here, but people have said it's decent. There's one near Daily Grill in Dupont, and another is opening in Penn Quarter soon.

    2. jpschust RE: JSchwo7 Jun 5, 2007 07:48 AM

      People may hate this, but for just simple comfort foods that I can both eat in and take out I use Cafe Deluxe.

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        Elyssa RE: JSchwo7 Jun 5, 2007 07:52 AM

        How about The Diner or Open City? When I lived in the neighborhood I ate at the Diner all the time or got take out. Their roast chicken is good as well as most of their sandwiches. And now they have mini burgers! :) Simple comfort food at a good price.

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