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Jun 14, 2007 01:11 PM

Cheap Eats Needed in Foggy Bottom

For work I have to put together a list of inexpensive restaurants or take out spots near GW for conference members that will be in town and staying at the GW dorms.

I'm not as familar with the area so I need some help brain-storming restaurants. Nothing should be over $15---much cheaper the better. Chair restaurants are perfectly fine as well.

All restaurants should be within walking distance (3-6 blocks) of the GW campus.


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  1. The 51st St. Tavern is down there, and they had really cheap food. I haven't been there in a while though. I'm not sure if its within 6 blocks to GW, but Nirvana has great veg indian food, and they have an awesome lunch buffet. Charlie Chang's is right next door, but that's just blah chinese. Isn't there a mall near GW too?

    1. Walking up 21st street the other day I noticed a new restaurant on the right side that may suit your purposes. It was one or two blocks below the Lisner - maybe the corner of F or G streets. I do not recall the name.

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        1. re: Elyssa

          Yes, that's it. Tonic Restaurant @ Quigley's Pharmacy. Anybody been?

          1. re: dcs

            I haven't been to the new one but the original one has good sandwiches, good mac and cheese and tater tots! :)

      1. I would include Mehran's at 2138 Pennsylvania Ave NW. Lots of decent curry and kabob type food. I think they are Pakistani. Lots of lunch food in the $4-$8 range. Good vegetarian options too.

        Also, maybe not strictly Foggy Bottom, but Java Green is within 3-6 blocks too.

        1. DJ's Fatsbreak, on the corner of 22nd and G, features a wide range of really cheap Asian bowls ($5) served cafeteria style. Also hamburgers, hot dogs, and a variety of sandwiches.

          1. The Shops at 2000Penn (across the street from the Marvin Center) has a Bertucci's restaurant, plus a bunch of take out places (ranging from Lindy's pub to a Mexican takeout).