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jenniegirl Apr 25, 2008 03:18 PM

My sister and I are coming to look at grad schools (especially Georgetown) in early June. I've been to DC a few times-she's never been. I'm getting married in October so the whole trip is not in my budget, and she's a starving student, but we both love love love to eat good food. Where should we go? We like all types of food (I'm not a huge fan of Chinese...)What are the best places to spend four days of eating with under 15 dollars a meal? We're going to be relying on the metro to get around.

  1. c
    CMACDC Apr 26, 2008 09:46 AM

    Here's a few more choices --

    Downtown lunches: Teaism, CF Folks, Breadline, Naan & Beyond at 17th and L and the Greek deli on 19th between L and M
    In Dupont Circle: Zorba's Cafe for good Greek food and people watching. There's also a Teaism here.
    In Georgetown: Pizzeria Paradiso
    In Columbia Heights: Taqueria Distrito Federal
    For a "splurge": Go to one of DC's Ethiopian restaurants. The ones around 9th and U are all pretty good, the prevailing favorite on this board being Etete. The two of you could eat very well for under $50.

    1. Dennis S Apr 25, 2008 06:27 PM

      Is it 15 for both or 15 for one? Angling toward the lower.

      Adams Morgan area:
      - Amsterdam falafel
      - Pepito's mexican

      U St.
      - Oohs and Aahs
      - Fla Ave Grill
      - Bens (since others will say it)

      Cap Hill:
      - Tune Inn (assuming you're only getting drunk on the ambiance. In that case, though the food...)

      Georgetown
      - Does it exist for under $15? outside of chains.
      - Garrett's

      Cross the Key bridge and or take the metro to VA
      Rosslyn area:
      - Pho 75 (though you can do much better with more effort)

      Clarendon:
      - Pollo Rico
      - El Charrito Caminante - some of the best tacos in the area - a small walk

      East Falls Church:
      - Eden Center - also a small walk, but you get a Vietnamese mall in return

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      1. re: Dennis S
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        katecm Apr 28, 2008 06:55 AM

        In Georgetown, you can get some delicious crepes at Bonaparte for under $15, easily!

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