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i am going to dc with my kids (14 & 11), and am looking for a nice restaurant for lunch near the Capitol. Any suggestions?

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  1. Well I don't have kids but my brothers and sisters do so I would suggest-

    Tortilla Coast, Tex Mex, a Cap Hill standard place and kids love Mexican
    We The Pizza, kids love pizza
    Matchbox, kids love pizza again
    Johnny's Half Shell, seafood, more upscale than the others

    Tortilla Coast and Matchbox highly recommended

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    Johnny's Half Shell
    400 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

    Tortilla Coast
    400 1st St SE, Washington, DC 20003

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    1. re: drake0388

      If you're going to do pizza, We The Pizza is closer to the Capitol than Matchbox..........and you can get great shake for dessert next door at Good Stuff. Matchbox pizza/sauce is a bit spicier.

      1. re: 79pooh83

        We the Pizza makes some pretty good sodas, some of which are unusual flavors (the coconut soda is pretty good, for example). I'm really bummed out that they discontinued their coffee-flavored soda, which sounds gross but was actually my favorite.

        1. re: Garlic Guy

          It stinks that they and Good Stuff aren't open on Sundays. My folks come visit and want to try it, but usually the timing works out that a Sunday is best and we can't go!

          Grrr

    2. I would head to Eastern Market...there are a bunch of options in that area. I like Matchbox and Cava. I also hear good things about Ted's Bulletin.

      Also a little closer to the Capitol there is Good Stuff Eatery for delicious burgers and shakes (I personally prefer the turkey burger).

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      Good Stuff Eatery
      303 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC

      Ted's Bulletin
      505 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003