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imdrifting Sep 28, 2010 05:57 PM

HI, I'm going to a Nationals game tomorrow and was wondering if there are any good places to grab lunch? I'm looking for something in the $10-20 range. Thanks.

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    will_5198 RE: imdrifting Sep 28, 2010 08:40 PM

    There is almost nothing to eat around the actual park. My usual preference is to grab a burger and fries at Five Guys before the game (about $10-15). Take the "other" exit at Navy Yard metro (opposite the directions to the ballpark), walk a block past CVS and take a left on 2nd street. There's also a less crowded Subway next door.

    1. hill food RE: imdrifting Sep 28, 2010 08:58 PM

      The Circulator bus takes you from Eastern Market station there and back for a buck each way along 8th Street SE - TONS (ok a lot) of choices that can fit your price point. Levi Port Cafe? Cava? Popeye's? Thai? Texi-Mexi? Turkish? some of the choices aren't exactly stellar but a bit more than has popped up near the park.

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        katecm RE: hill food Sep 29, 2010 10:17 AM

        Agreed. I see no reason not to stuff myself with a hot dog and peanuts at the game, but if I wanted a sit-down, I'd wander up and down 8th and see what appeals to me. There's so much there. Matchbox is an old favorite, and though I haven't eaten there, we stopped into Molly Malone's for a pre-game pitcher a few weeks ago and really liked the vibe.

      2. DanielK RE: imdrifting Sep 28, 2010 08:58 PM

        I'm confused - you're looking to grab lunch, but game time is 7:05P tomorrow night...

        Will's right about the Five Guys and Subway. If that's what you want, definitely grab outside the park - the Five Guys stand in the stadium is nearly twice as expensive.

        You're allowed to bring individual meals into the park, but only sealed water bottles (1L/person max) for drinks. We've definitely grabbed Subway on the way in before.

        In the park, BBQ is awful, the park standards are, well, park standards. There's a Ben's Chili Bowl stand, and a Max's Kosher Grill (falafael, schwarma) that are decent, both just 100 steps to the left when you come in the center field (main) gate.

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        Ben's Chili Bowl
        1213 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009

        Max's Kosher Cafe
        2319 University Blvd West, Wheaton, MD 20902

        1. monkeyrotica RE: imdrifting Sep 29, 2010 04:14 AM

          Levi's Port Cafe is a 15 minute walk and worth it. Besides, you'll need to walk off those pork chops, collard greens, and macaroni and cheese.

          1. alkapal RE: imdrifting Sep 30, 2010 05:56 AM

            is it too far to go to ted's bulletin, on 8th st. se? we enjoyed it for lunch recently. http://tedsbulletin.com/

            it was busy, but service was very good. the food was very tasty! i had the country fried steak, and both it and the sides were nicely executed and flavorful: http://tedsbulletin.com/index.php/men...

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              monkeyrotica RE: alkapal Sep 30, 2010 06:47 AM

              I must have gone on an off day, because I found the CFS poorly executed: a wafer thin sirloin with all the flavor cooked out. The crust and white gravy were just right, but both really belonged around a fattier piece of beef. And I had to send the chicken soup back because it was inedibly salty. But I didn enjoy the milkshake.

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                alkapal RE: monkeyrotica Sep 30, 2010 06:49 AM

                hmmm. i've only been one time.

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