We (hubby and 3 boys) will be in DC for 3 days. We won't have a car and will be relying on public transportation. Can y'all give me any suggestions on where to eat? I've heard horror stories regarding the quality and price of food in DC (friend lived there for 3 years) and I can't imagine it can be that bad. We are from San Francisco, so we have a plethora of Asian (Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Thai etc.) and aren't really interested in Asian unless there's nothing else. My boys love to eat and they eat a lot so good food that's not super expensive would be great. We will eat anything. Also, since we are from California where foie gras is banned any suggestions for that? That would be our fine dining. We'll probably be at Georgetown for1 day and then seeing the Smithsonian, capitol, monuments etc.
All metro accessible:
Oohhs and Aahhs for Soul Food - a true hole-in-the-wall (please search for my recs)
Nando's Peri-peri: spicy chicken
DC-3: Hot dogs (particularly the Seoul bbq hot dog! and the Tuscon Sonoran)
El Rinconcito: Salvadoran, go for the carne deshilalda, tamales, papusas
District of Pi : St Louis-style deep dish pizza.
Good Stuff Eatery for the toasted marshmallow milkshake.
Check out foodtruckfiesta.com for food trucks. Lots of options! I like the Lobster Truck and had a tasty banh mi from Lemongrass (or similar).
Definitely suggest Jaleo for tapas- the patatas bravas are a must.
If you visit the Museum of the American Indian, consider the cafeteria, Mitsitam. Not your average museum food. It features food from the Americas and if quite good, if a bit pricey.
Enjoy your trip!