The Best Places to Eat in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C is trending in the food scene, so we rounded up the best places to eat and top restaurants and sites to visit, including Rachael Ray's top 5 faves!
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Tourist Spots with Great Food

Good Stuff Eatery
SITES AND BITES

Scope out the best eats when you're out and about at the district's top tourist spots.

We, The Pizza

When you visit: THE CAPITOL
Eat at: WE, THE PIZZA OR GOOD STUFF EATERY
Flip a coin -- if it's heads, order a pair of pizza slices with all the trimmings. Tails? Go next door for big- as-your-mouth gourmet burgers. Either way, your stomach wins.

 
Eastern Market

When you visit: EASTERN MARKET
Eat at: MARKET LUNCH
After a Saturday morning of exploring the historic market's arts and crafts and local produce, head to its South Hall area to explore a plate of hearty blueberry buckwheat pancakes, aka "blue bucks."

 
The National Mall

When you visit: THE NATIONAL MALL
Eat at: MITSITAM NATIVE FOODS CAFÉ
Found inside the National Museum of the American Indian, it features cuisines from different Native American peoples, like Indian fry bread from the Great Plains.

 
National Portrait Gallery

When you visit: THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Eat at: ELISIR
This may be the best fine-dining deal in town! Drop in at the bar for lunch, where you can get an entrée, beverage and dessert for just $19.

 
The White House

When you visit: THE WHITE HOUSE
Eat at: FOUNDING FARMERS
Before your morning tour, pop into a booth made from reclaimed barn wood and order a signature breakfast ($12): crispy fried chicken tenders with gravy, two eggs and a waffle topped with fresh whipped butter.

 
 

Prices and other details were accurate when published in July 2012.

Continued on page 7:  Where to Stay

 

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