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Cheap Eats 2012

Washington is full of culinary riches, and you don’t have to book a table at Citronelle or Komi to experience them. In fact, you don’t have to spend more than $25 a person, tax and tip included, to eat fabulously well. On our annual list of the area’s best bargain restaurants, you’ll find everything from top-notch pizza and haute bar snacks to Bosnian burgers and Laotian lemongrass pork. More than 30 countries are represented, and our very first Cheap Eats Hall of Fame recognizes the best restaurants in five cuisine categories as well as some stellar dishes. They might not come on bone-china plates, but they’re delicious just the same.

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A & J Restaurant - Annandale

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010 Dirt Cheap Eats (2009)
Address: 4316-B Markham St., Annandale, VA
Neighborhood(s): Annandale
T: 703.813.8181
Cuisines: Breakfast, Chinese, Cantonese, Dim Sum
Price Range: Inexpensive
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly
Description: Not your everyday Northern Chinese dim sum.

Reviews:

A & J Restaurant: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Cheap Eats 2011: A&J Restaurant Annandale Cheap Eats 2010: A & J Restaurant— Annandale Dirt Cheap Eats 2009: A & J Restaurant Cheap Eats 2009: A & J Restaurant - Annandale

A & J Restaurant - Rockville

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 1319-C Rockville Pike , Rockville, MD 20852
Neighborhood(s): Rockville
T: 301-251-7878
Cuisines: Breakfast, Dim Sum, Cantonese, Chinese
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Not your everyday Northern Chinese dim sum.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2013: A&J Restaurant Cheap Eats 2012: A&J Restaurant Cheap Eats 2011: A&J Restaurant Rockville Cheap Eats 2010: A & J Restaurant— Rockville Dirt Cheap Eats 2009: A & J Restaurant

A Taste of Burma

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 126 Edds Lane, Sterling, VA 20165
Neighborhood(s): Sterling
T: 703-444-8510
Cuisines: Burmese
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2013: A Taste of Burma Cheap Eats 2012: A Taste of Burma Cheap Eats 2011: A Taste of Burma Cheap Eats 2010: A Taste of Burma Cheap Eats 2009: A Taste of Burma

Afghan Famous Kabob

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 14702 Lee Hwy., Gainesville, VA 20155
T: 703-754-1600
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Afghan
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: The grill here is tended with care.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2013: Afghan Famous Kabob Cheap Eats 2012: Afghan Famous Kabob Cheap Eats 2011: Afghan Famous Kabob Cheap Eats 2010: Afghan Famous Kabob

BGR the Burger Joint - Arlington

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 3129 Lee Hwy., Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington
T: 703-812-4705
Cuisines: American, Deli/Quick Bites
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Myriad takes on the burger, plus excellent fries and onion rings.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2011: BGR the Burger Joint Arlington Cheap Eats 2010: BGR the Burger Joint— Arlington

BGR the Burger Joint - Bethesda

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 4827 Fairmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Neighborhood(s): Bladensburg
T: 301-358-6137
Cuisines: Deli/Quick Bites, American
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Myriad takes on the burger, plus excellent fries and onion rings.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2011: BGR the Burger Joint Bethesda Cheap Eats 2010: BGR the Burger Joint— Bethesda Cheap Eats 2009: BGR The Burger Joint Dining on a Shoestring: The Patty Wars Word of Mouth: The Burger Joint

BGR the Burger Joint - Clarendon

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 3024 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington
T: 703-566-1446
Cuisines: American, Deli/Quick Bites
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Myriad takes on the burger, plus excellent fries and onion rings.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2011: BGR the Burger Joint Clarendon

BGR the Burger Joint - Columbia

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 6250 Suite D Columbia Crossing Circle, Columbia, MD 21045
T: 443-319-5546
Cuisines: American, Deli/Quick Bites
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Myriad takes on the burger, plus excellent fries and onion rings.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2011: BGR the Burger Joint Columbia

BGR the Burger Joint - Dupont Circle

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 1514 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Neighborhood(s): Dupont Circle, Downtown
T: 202-299-1071
Cuisines: American, Deli/Quick Bites
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Myriad takes on the burger, plus excellent fries and onion rings.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: BGR the Burger Joint Cheap Eats 2011: BGR the Burger Joint Dupont Circle Cheap Eats 2010: BGR the Burger Joint— Dupont Circle Cheap Eats 2009: BGR the Burger Joint

BGR the Burger Joint - Old Town

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 106 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Neighborhood(s): Alexandria, Old Town , Alexandria
T: 703-299-9791
Cuisines: American, Deli/Quick Bites
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Myriad takes on the burger, plus excellent fries and onion rings.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2011: BGR the Burger Joint Old Town Cheap Eats 2010: BGR the Burger Joint— Old Town Cheap Eats 2009: BGR the Burger Joint

BGR the Burger Joint - Potomac

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 7949 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, MD 20854
T: 301-299-1600
Cuisines: American, Deli/Quick Bites
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Myriad takes on the burger, plus excellent fries and onion rings.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2011: BGR the Burger Joint Potomac

BGR the Burger Joint - Springfield

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 8420 Old Keene Mill Road, Arlington, VA 22152
Neighborhood(s): Arlington
T: 703-451-4651
Cuisines: American, Deli/Quick Bites
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Myriad takes on the burger, plus excellent fries and onion rings.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2011: BGR the Burger Joint Springfield

Bamian Afghan Cuisine

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 5634 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041
Neighborhood(s): Falls Church, Baileys Crossroads
T: 703-820-7880
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Afghan
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Afghan stews and kebabs served in an elegant dining room.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2013: Bamian Cheap Eats 2012: Bamian Cheap Eats 2011: Bamian Cheap Eats 2010: Bamian Cheap Eats 2009: Bamian Afghan Cuisine

Bangkok 54

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 2919 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204
Neighborhood(s): Arlington
T: 703-521-4070
Cuisines: Thai
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Spiffy cocktails, spicy Thai cooking, and a lounge-like setting.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2013: Bangkok 54 Cheap Eats 2012: Bangkok 54 Cheap Eats 2011: Bangkok 54 Cheap Eats 2010: Bangkok 54 Cheap Eats 2009: Bangkok 54

Bangkok Golden

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 6395 Seven Corners Center, Falls Church, VA
T: 703-533-9480
Cuisines: Thai
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Bangkok Golden Cheap Eats 2013: Bangkok Golden Cheap Eats 2012: Bangkok Golden Cheap Eats 2011: Bangkok Golden

Bar Pilar

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 Cheap Eats 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) Cheap Eats 2011 100 Best Restaurants 2012
Address: 1833 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw, Logan Circle
T: 202-265-1751
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Modern, American, Breakfast
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The seasonal small plates are the draw at this low-key bar.
Happy Hour Details: Monday-Sunday 5:00pm-7:00pm 5:00pm-6:00pm: half-price draft beers 6:00pm-7:00pm: $1 off draft beers

Reviews:

Bar Pilar: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Cheap Eats 2012: Bar Pilar 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Bar Pilar Cheap Eats 2011: Bar Pilar 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Bar Pilar

Bayou Bakery

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 1515 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
T: 703-243-2410
Cuisines: Southern, Breakfast, American
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: New Orleans native and pastry chef David Guas has a lineup of sweet and savory odes to his home town.

Reviews:

Bayou Bakery: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Cheap Eats 2012: Bayou Bakery Cheap Eats 2011: Bayou Bakery Dining on a Shoesting: Bayou Bakery

Black Jack

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Cheap Eats 2012
Address: 1612 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): Logan Circle
T: 202-319-1612
F: 202-986-8777
Happy Hour on: Sundays
Happy Hour Details: Sunday all day. Half price draft beers, pizzas and mussels, 2 for 1 oysters, $5 house wine, $7 burgers

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Black Jack Cheap Eats 2012: Black Jack

Bollywood Bistro

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 3955 Chain Bridge Rd. , Fairfax, VA 22030
Neighborhood(s): Fairfax
T: 703-273-0031
Cuisines: Indian
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating
Description: Sunil Bastola, who previously ran the kitchen at Arlington’s Tandoori Nights, is behind this bargain-minded Indian restaurant.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Bollywood Bistro Cheap Eats 2011: Bollywood Bistro Bollywood Bistro (Full Review) New and Noteworthy: Bollywood Bistro

Bon Fresco

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012
Address: 6945 Oakland Mills Rd., Columbia, MD
T: 410-290-3434
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Bon Fresco Bon Fresco: On the Rise

Burma Road

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 617 South Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Neighborhood(s): Gaithersburg
T: 301-963-1429
Cuisines: Burmese, Chinese
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Delivery, Good for Groups
Description: Burmese and Chinese fusion in a soothing mint green decor.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Burma Road Cheap Eats 2011: Burma Road Cheap Eats 2010: Burma Road Cheap Eats 2009: Burma Road

Cafe Divan

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 1834 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Neighborhood(s): Georgetown
T: 202-338-1747
Cuisines: Turkish, Middle Eastern, Breakfast
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: A snug and stylish Turkish cafe.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2013: Cafe Divan Cheap Eats 2012: Cafe Divan Cheap Eats 2010: Cafe Divan Cheap Eats 2009: Cafe Divan Great Takeout: Cafe Divan

Café Assorti

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 1800 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse, Arlington
T: 703-465-0036
Cuisines: Russian/E. European, Breakfast
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: An Eastern European cafe for carb-lovers.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Café Assorti Cheap Eats 2011: Café Assorti Cheap Eats 2010: Cafe Assorti Cheap Eats 2009: Cafe Assorti

Carbón

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 100-F Gibbs St., Rockville, MD 20850
Neighborhood(s): Rockville
T: 301-251-1944
Cuisines: South American, Peruvian
Scenes:
Food Specials
Outdoor Seating
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description: A no-frills Peruvian cafe that focuses almost exclusively on meats.

Reviews:

Carbón Peruvian Chicken & Grille Cheap Eats 2012: Carbón Peruvian Chicken & Grille Cheap Eats 2011: Carbón Carbón (Full Review)

Cheesetique Cheese and Wine Bar

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 2411 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301
Neighborhood(s): Alexandria, Del Ray, Alexandria
T: 703-706-5300
Cuisines: Modern, Grocery Store/Market, American
Scenes:
Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating
Description: This popular cheese shop now has a wine bar.
Happy Hour Details: 3 to 6 PM.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Cheesetique Cheap Eats 2011: Cheesetique Cheese and Wine Bar Cheap Eats 2010: Cheesetique Cheese & Wine Bar Cheap Eats 2009: Cheesetique Cheese and Wine Bar Great Takeout: Cheesetique

China Bistro

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010 Dirt Cheap Eats (2009)
Address: 755 Hungerford Dr., Rockville, MD 20850
Neighborhood(s): Rockville
T: 301-294-0808
Cuisines: Chinese
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Terrific dumplings by the dozen.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: China Bistro Cheap Eats 2011: China Bistro Cheap Eats 2010: China Bistro Dirt Cheap Eats 2009: China Bistro The Needle: China Bistro

China Jade

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010 Dirt Cheap Eats (2009)
Address: 16805 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville, MD 20855
Neighborhood(s): Rockville
T: 301-963-1570
Cuisines: Szechuan, Cantonese, Chinese
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Good for Groups
Description: A long and varied menu that will tempt you to keep eating long after you're full.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: China Jade Cheap Eats 2011: China Jade Cheap Eats 2010: China Jade Dirt Cheap Eats 2009: China Jade

China Star - Fairfax

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012
Address: 9600-G Main St., Fairfax, VA 22031
Neighborhood(s): Fairfax
T: 703-323-8822
Cuisines: Chinese
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Delivery

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: China Star

Comet Ping Pong

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010 First Look
Address: 5037 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008
Neighborhood(s): Upper Northwest, Cleveland Park
T: 202-364-0404
Cuisines: Pizza, American
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description: Postmodern pizza comes to Cleveland Park.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Comet Ping Pong Cheap Eats 2011: Comet Ping Pong Cheap Eats 2010: Comet Ping Pong Cheap Eats 2009: Comet Ping Pong 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Comet Ping Pong

Cosmopolitan Grill

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 7770-B Richmond Hwy., Alexandria, VA 22306
Neighborhood(s): Alexandria
T: 703-360-3660
Cuisines: Russian/E. European
Scenes:
Outdoor Seating
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description: A generous Bosnian/German cafe.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2013: Cosmopolitan Grill Cheap Eats 2012: Cosmopolitan Grill Cheap Eats 2011: Cosmopolitan Grill Cheap Eats 2010: Cosmopolitan Grill Cheap Eats 2009: Cosmopolitan Grill

Cuba de Ayer

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 15446 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866
Neighborhood(s): Burtonsville
T: 301-476-9622
Cuisines: South American, Cuban
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Good for Groups
Description: A family-run spot for wonderfully homey Cuban fare.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2013: Cuba de Ayer Cheap Eats 2012: Cuba de Ayer Cheap Eats 2011: Cuba de Ayer Cheap Eats 2010: Cuba de Ayer Cheap Eats 2009: Cuba de Ayer

DaMoim

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 7106 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
Neighborhood(s): Annandale
T: 703-354-3211
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Korean
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: A Koreatown restaurant that gets fusion right.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: DaMoim Cheap Eats 2011: DaMoim Great New Restaurants 2010: DaMoim Mix Masters (Full Review)

Eamonn's

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Dirt Cheap Eats (2008)
Address: 728 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Neighborhood(s): Alexandria, Alexandria, Old Town
T: 703-299-8384
Cuisines: Seafood, English/Irish/Scottish
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Good for Groups
Description: This Dublin-style chipper celebrates all things fried.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Eamonn’s Cheap Eats 2010: Eamonn's Cheap Eats 2009: Eamonn's Cheap Eats 2008: Eamonn's Dirt Cheap Eats 2007: Eamonn's

East Pearl

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012
Address: 838 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
Neighborhood(s): Rockville
T: 301-838-8663
Cuisines: Chinese
Scenes:
Food Specials
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Good for Groups

Reviews:

Gem of the Pike: East Pearl Cheap Eats 2012: East Pearl

EatBar

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats (2009)
Address: 2761 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
T: 703-778-9951
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Modern, Breakfast, American
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Weekend Brunch, Good for Groups
Description: Chef Nathan Anda—who also oversees the more expensive Tallula next door—is at his best here, dabbling in casual small plates and his beloved charcuterie.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday, 4 PM to 7 PM.

Reviews:

EatBar: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Cheap Eats 2012: Eatbar Cheap Eats 2011: EatBar Cheap Eats 2009: Eatbar Cheap Eats 2008: EatBar

El Pollo Rico - Arlington

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 932 N. Kenmore Street, Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse, Arlington
T: 703-522-3220
Cuisines: South American, Peruvian
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: This Peruvian rotisserie puts out a terrific bird.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: El Pollo Rico Cheap Eats 2011: El Pollo Rico Arlington Cheap Eats 2010: El Pollo Rico— Arlington Cheap Eats 2009: El Pollo Rico - Arlington Great Takeout: El Pollo Rico

El Pollo Rico - Wheaton

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 2517 University Blvd., Wheaton, MD 20902
Neighborhood(s): Wheaton
T: 301-942-4419
Cuisines: South American, Peruvian
Scenes:
Outdoor Seating
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Description: Back open for business at a new location.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2011: El Pollo Rico Wheaton Cheap Eats 2010: El Pollo Rico— Wheaton Cheap Eats 2009: El Pollo Rico - Wheaton Cheap Eats 2007: El Pollo Rico, Wheaton El Pollo Rico, Wheaton

Elephant Jumps

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 8110-A Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22042
Neighborhood(s): Falls Church
T: 703-942-6600
Cuisines: Thai
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Delivery

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Elephant Jumps Cheap Eats 2011: Elephant Jumps

Etete

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 100 Best Restaurants (2011) Cheap Eats 2010 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1942 Ninth St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw
T: 202-232-7600
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Ethiopian
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Description: A relaxing bistro in Little Ethiopia.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Etete Cheap Eats 2011: Etete 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Etete Cheap Eats 2010: Etete 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Etete

Ethiopic

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 100 Best Restaurants (2011) Cheap Eats 2011 100 Best Restaurants 2012
Address: 401 H St., NE, Washington, DC 20002
Neighborhood(s): H Street NE, Capitol Hill, Northeast
T: 202-675-2066
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Ethiopian
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description:

This Ethiopian spot doesn't tone down its spices.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Ethiopic Cheap Eats 2013: Ethiopic 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Ethiopic Cheap Eats 2012: Ethiopic 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Ethiopic

Fishnet

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012
Address: 5010 Berwyn Rd., College Park, MD 20740
Neighborhood(s): College Park
T: 301-220-1070
Scenes:
Food Specials
Price Range: Inexpensive
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly, Party Space, Outdoor Seating

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Fishnet Fishnet: Reeling Them In

Four Sisters

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 8190 Strawberry Ln. , Falls Church, VA 22042
Neighborhood(s): Falls Church
T: 703-539-8566
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: The grande dame of the area's Vietnamese restaurants.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2013: Four Sisters Cheap Eats 2012: Four Sisters 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Four Sisters Cheap Eats 2011: Four Sisters 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Four Sisters

Freddy's Lobster + Clams

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 4867 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Neighborhood(s): Bethesda/Glen Echo
T: 240-743-4257
Cuisines: Seafood, American
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Party Space, Outdoor Seating
Description: Chef Jeff Heineman's ode to a New England Seafood Shack, complete with plastic lobsters, fried clam strips, and weathered signs.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 4 PM to 7 PM, Friday through Saturday 10 PM to midnight. Draft and bottle-of-the-day for $3.50, basic domestic beers for $2.50, wine-of-the-day $5, and bucket of five beers and one appetizer for $20.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Freddy’s Lobster & Clams Cheap Eats 2011: Freddy's Lobster + Clams First Look: Freddy's Lobster + Clams

Full Key - Wheaton

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 2227 University Boulevard W., Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20902
Neighborhood(s): Wheaton
T: 301-933-8388
Cuisines: Cantonese, Chinese
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Don't miss the Hong Kong-style roasted meats.

Reviews:

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Gamasot

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 696 Hechinger Dr., Springfield, VA 22151
Neighborhood(s): Springfield
T: 703-256-0780
Cuisines: Korean, Breakfast
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: A 24-hour Korean kitchen that specializes in rich soups.

Reviews:

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Gom Ba Woo

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 7133 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
Neighborhood(s): Annandale
T: 703-642-1577
Cuisines: Korean
Price Range: Moderate
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly
Description: One of the best places to eat in Koreatown.

Reviews:

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Good Stuff Eatery

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011 Dirt Cheap Eats (2008)
Address: 303 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20003
Neighborhood(s): Capitol Hill, Southeast, Capitol Hill
T: 202-543-8222
Cuisines: American, Deli/Quick Bites
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating
Description: Top Chef alum Spike Mendelsohn's burger joint.

Reviews:

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Guajillo

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 1727 N. Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
T: 703-807-0840
Cuisines: South American, Mexican
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating
Description: A funky, tequila-fueled Mexican kitchen.

Reviews:

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Haute Dogs & Fries

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 609 E. Main St., Purcellville, VA 20132
Neighborhood(s): Middleburg
T: 540-338-2439
Cuisines: Deli/Quick Bites, American
Scenes:
Food Specials
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description: The dogs here get griddled not steamed, which means there's lots of flavor and pop.

Reviews:

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Honey Pig (Gooldaegee)

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010 Dirt Cheap Eats (2008)
Address: 7220-C Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
Neighborhood(s): Annandale
T: 703-256-5229
Cuisines: Korean
Scenes:
Food Specials
Outdoor Seating
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description: A high-energy, 24-hour Korean barbecue parlor.

Reviews:

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Hong Kong Palace

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 6387 Leesburg Pike, Seven Corners Center, Falls Church, VA 22044
Neighborhood(s): Falls Church
T: 703-532-0940
Cuisines: Szechuan, Chinese, Cantonese
Scenes:
Food Specials
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Delivery, Good for Groups
Description: A Cantonese gem in Seven Corners Center.

Reviews:

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Hong Kong Pearl

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 Cheap Eats 2012
Address: 6286 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA
Neighborhood(s): Falls Church
T: 703-237-1388
Cuisines: Breakfast, Chinese
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Good for Groups

Reviews:

Hong Kong Pearl: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Cheap Eats 2012: Hong Kong Pearl

Huong Viet

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 6785 Wilson Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22044
Neighborhood(s): Falls Church
T: 703-538-7110
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Good for Groups
Description: An Eden Center favorite for regional dishes not found in your typical Vietnamese eatery.

Reviews:

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Jaymar Colombian Breeze

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 348 Main St., Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Neighborhood(s): Gaithersburg
T: 301-869-0023
Cuisines: South American
Scenes:
Outdoor Seating
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups, Breakfast

Reviews:

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Jerusalem

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 3405 Payne St., Falls Church, VA 22041
Neighborhood(s): Falls Church
T: 703-379-4200
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Scenes:
Food Specials
Outdoor Seating
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups

Reviews:

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KBQ Real Barbecue (Closed)

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010 Dirt Cheap Eats (2008)
Address: 12500 Fairwood Pkwy., Suite B-1, Bowie, MD 20720
Neighborhood(s): Bowie
T: 301-352-8111
Cuisines: Southern, American, Barbecue
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: The closest thing to backwoods barbecue you'll find without heading to the country.

Reviews:

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Kabob n Karahi

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 15521 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20905
Neighborhood(s): Silver Spring/Takoma Park
T: 301-879-0044
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Afghan
Scenes:
Food Specials
Price Range: Inexpensive
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly
Description: This Cloverly kebab house is the real deal.

Reviews:

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Kabul Kabob House

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 7531 Somerset Crossing Dr., Gainesville, VA 20155
T: 571-445-3089
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Afghan
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available, Delivery, Good for Groups
Description: The cooked-to-order kebabs are worth the wait.

Reviews:

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La Caraqueña

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010 Dirt Cheap Eats (2008)
Address: 300 W. Broad St., Falls Church, VA
Neighborhood(s): Falls Church
T: 703-533-0076
Cuisines: South American
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Reviews:

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La Limeña

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011 100 Best Restaurants 2012
Address: 765-B Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20850
Neighborhood(s): Rockville
T: 301-424-8066
Cuisines: South American, Peruvian
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description:

The plastic utensils may say fast food, but the cooking befits white tablecloths.

Reviews:

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La Sirenita

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 4911 Edmonston Rd., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Neighborhood(s): Hyattsville
T: 301-864-0188
Cuisines: South American, Mexican, Breakfast
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: The Mexican cooking at this Riverdale diner is the real deal.

Reviews:

La Sirenita: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012 Cheap Eats 2012: La Sirenita Cheap Eats 2011: La Sirenita Cheap Eats 2010: La Sirenita Cheap Eats 2009: La Sirenita

Mama Chuy

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012
Address: 2620 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001
T: 202-667-6262
Cuisines: Mexican
Price Range: Inexpensive
Description: A brother-sister team from Guadalajara runs this authentic taqueria in a rowhouse across the street from Howard University.

Reviews:

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Masala Art

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 4441-B Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016
Neighborhood(s): Upper Northwest
T: 202-362-4441
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Indian
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Delivery
Description: Vivid, zesty renditions of familiar Indian favorites.

Reviews:

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Meaza

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Dirt Cheap Eats (2009)
Address: 5700 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, VA 22941
Neighborhood(s): Falls Church
T: 703-820-2870
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: A sprawling, multi-level Ethiopian restaurant.

Reviews:

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Mia's Pizzas

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 4926 Cordell Ave , Bethesda, MD 20814
Neighborhood(s): Bethesda/Glen Echo
T: 301-718-6427
Cuisines: Pizza, Italian, American
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Fabulous gourmet pies.

Reviews:

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Michael's Noodles

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 10038 Darnestown Rd., Rockville, MD 20850
Neighborhood(s): Rockville
T: 301-738-0370
Cuisines: Szechuan, Cantonese, Chinese
Price Range: Inexpensive
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly
Description: The house-made noodles and soups are top-notch, and the kitchen also puts out excellent Taiwanese, Szechuan, and dim sum dishes.

Reviews:

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Minerva Indian Cuisine - Chantilly

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 14513-B Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Chantilly, VA 20151
Neighborhood(s): Chantilly/Centreville/Clifton
T: 703-378-7778
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Indian
Price Range: Inexpensive
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly

Reviews:

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Minerva Indian Cuisine - Gaithersburg

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 16240 Frederick Rd., Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Neighborhood(s): Gaithersburg
T: 301-948-9898
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Indian
Price Range: Inexpensive
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly

Reviews:

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Minerva Indian Cuisine - Herndon

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 2443-G1 Centreville Rd., Herndon, VA 20171
Neighborhood(s): Reston/Herndon
T: 703-793-3223

Minh's

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 2500 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse, Arlington
T: 703-525-2828
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Bright Vietnamese flavors hide in a Clarendon office building.

Reviews:

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Moroni & Brothers

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 4811 Georgia Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20010
Neighborhood(s): Georgia Ave./Petworth/Takoma DC
T: 202-829-2090
Cuisines: South American, Pizza, Salvadoran, Italian, Breakfast
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: A wood-fired brick oven in a Salvadoran restaurant? You bet.

Reviews:

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Mount of Lebanon

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012
Address: 2922 Annandale Rd., Falls Church, VA 22046
Neighborhood(s): Falls Church
T: 703-241-2012

Myanmar

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 7810-C Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA 22042
Neighborhood(s): Falls Church
T: 703-289-0013
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Burmese
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Reviews:

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Nava Thai

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 11301 Fern St., Wheaton, MD 20902
Neighborhood(s): Wheaton
T: 240-430-0495
Cuisines: Thai
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description:

Flavors are clear, bright, and precise, making for some of the best Thai food in the area.

Reviews:

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PS 7's

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 777 I Street., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
T: 202-742-8550
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, American
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible
Description: In Penn Quarter, thinking small but coming up big.

Reviews:

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Pete's New Haven Style Apizza - Clarendon

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 3017 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
T: 703-527-7383
Cuisines: Pizza, American
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: An offshoot of the Columbia Heights original. Pizza here has a crust that's not too thin, not too thick.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2011: Pete's New Haven Style Apizza - Clarendon

Pete's New Haven Style Apizza - Columbia Heights

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Dirt Cheap Eats (2008) Cheap Eats 2010 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1400 Irving St., NW, Washington, DC 20010
Neighborhood(s): Mt. Pleasant/Columbia Heights
T: 202-332-7383
Cuisines: Pizza, American
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: A crust that's not too thick, not too thin.

Reviews:

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Pete's New Haven Style Apizza - Tenleytown

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 4940 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016
T: 202-237-7383
Cuisines: Pizza, American
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Some of our favorite pies: thin, crisp crust; sparse sauce; fresh toppings.

Reviews:

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Pho 75 - Arlington

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 1721 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse, Arlington
T: 703-525-7355
Cuisines: Vietnamese, Breakfast
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: This mini-chain puts out the area's best, most restorative Vietnamese soups.

Reviews:

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Pho 75 - Falls Church

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 3103 Graham Rd., Falls Church, VA 22042
Neighborhood(s): Falls Church
T: 703-204-1490
Cuisines: Vietnamese, Breakfast
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: This mini-chain puts out the area's best, most restorative Vietnamese soups.

Reviews:

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Pho 75 - Herndon

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 382 Elden St., Herndon, VA 20170
Neighborhood(s): Reston/Herndon
T: 703-471-4145
Cuisines: Vietnamese, Breakfast
Price Range: Inexpensive
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly
Description: This mini-chain puts out the area's best, most restorative Vietnamese soups.

Reviews:

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Pho 75 - Langley Park

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 1510 University Blvd., East, Langley Park, MD 20783
Neighborhood(s): Langley Park
T: 301-434-7844
Cuisines: Vietnamese, Breakfast
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: This mini-chain puts out the area's best, most restorative Vietnamese soups.

Reviews:

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Pho 75 - Rockville

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 771 Hungerford Dr., Rockville, MD 20850
Neighborhood(s): Rockville
T: 301-309-8873
Cuisines: Vietnamese, Breakfast
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: This mini-chain puts out the area's best, most restorative Vietnamese soups.

Reviews:

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Pho 88

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Dirt Cheap Eats (2008)
Address: 10478 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville, MD 20705
T: 301-931-8128
Cuisines: Vietnamese, Breakfast
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Reviews:

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Pimento Grill

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 4405 Bowen Rd., Washington, DC 20019
T: 202-582-6595

Plaka Grill

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 110 Lawyers Rd., NW, Vienna, VA 22180
Neighborhood(s): Vienna
T: 703-319-3131
Cuisines: Greek/Mediterranean
Price Range: Inexpensive
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly
Description: Home of the area's best gyro.

Reviews:

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Potato Valley Cafe - Annapolis

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 47 State Cir., Annapolis, MD 21401
Neighborhood(s): Annapolis
T: 410-267-0902
Cuisines: Deli/Quick Bites, American
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Baked potatoes with offbeat accents.

Reviews:

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Pupatella

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 5104 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22205
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Ballston, Arlington
T: 571-312-7230
Cuisines: Pizza, Italian, Deli/Quick Bites
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Formerly a bright red food cart, this Neapolitan pizza joint now has a permanent home in Arlington.

Reviews:

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R&R Taqueria

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 7894 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, MD 21075
T: 410-799-0001
Cuisines: Mexican
Price Range: Inexpensive
Description: Some of the best Mexican food in the area is dished out in a convenience mart next to a Shell station.

Reviews:

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Rabieng

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 5892 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041
Neighborhood(s): Falls Church
T: 703-671-4222
Cuisines: Thai
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: The more rustic offshoot of gilded Thai dining room Duangrat's.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2013: Rabieng Cheap Eats 2012: Rabieng Cheap Eats 2011: Rabieng Cheap Eats 2010: Rabieng Cheap Eats 2009: Rabieng

Ravi Kabob

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 305 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22203
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Ballston, Arlington
T: 703-522-6666
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: These no-frills Pakistani kebab houses, across the street from each other, sling some of the area’s best, juiciest meats.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Ravi Kabob House I and II Cheap Eats 2011: Ravi Kabob Cheap Eats 2010: Ravi Kabob House Dirt Cheap Eats 2009: Ravi Kabob House Cheap Eats 2009: Ravi Kabob

Ravi Kabob II

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 250 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22203
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Arlington, Ballston
T: 703-816-0222
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2011: Ravi Kabob II Cheap Eats 2010: Ravi Kabob II Dirt Cheap Eats 2009: Ravi Kabob II Dirt Cheap Eats 2008: Ravi Kabob II Cheap Eats 2008: Ravi Kabob II

Ray's Hell-Burger

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 1725 Wilson Blvd. , Arlington, VA 22209
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
T: 703-841-0001
Cuisines: American, Deli/Quick Bites
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Michael Landrum has won the burger wars.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Ray's Hell Burger Cheap Eats 2011: Ray's Hell-Burger Cheap Eats 2010: Ray's Hell-Burger Cheap Eats 2009: Ray's Hell-Burger Dining on a Shoestring: The Patty Wars

Ray's the Steaks at East River (Closed)

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 100 Best Restaurants (2011) Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 3905 Dix St., Washington, DC 20019
T: 202-396-7297
Cuisines: Steaks, Seafood, American
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Michael Landrum opens his bargain steakhouse across the Anacostia River.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Ray’s the Steaks at East River Cheap Eats 2011: Ray's the Steaks at East River 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Ray's the Steaks at East River Great New Restaurants 2010: Ray's the Steaks at East River Crossing a Divide (Full Review)

Red Pearl

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 10215 Wincopin Cir., Columbia, MD 21044
Neighborhood(s): Columbia
T: 410-715-6530
Cuisines: Szechuan, Chinese, Cantonese, Dim Sum
Price Range: Moderate
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly
Description: A very good Cantonese and Szechuan menu from David Wong, a chef whose sisters own nearby Chinese restaurants.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Red Pearl 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Red Pearl Cheap Eats 2011: Red Pearl Red Pearl (Full Review)

Ren's Ramen

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 11403 Amherst Ave., Wheaton, MD 20902
Neighborhood(s): Wheaton
T: 301-693-0806
Cuisines: Japanese
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: These noodle soups put the packaged grocery-store stuff to shame.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Ren’s Ramen Cheap Eats 2011: Ren's Ramen New & Noteworthy: August 2011 Dirt Cheap Eats 2009: Ren's Ramen Dining on a Shoestring: Ren's Ramen

Rice Paper Vietnamese Cuisine

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Cheap Eats 2012
Address: 6775 Wilson Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22044
Neighborhood(s): Falls Church
T: 703-538-3888
Price Range: Inexpensive
Description:

This new Eden Center mom n pop breaks from the drab utilitarianism of its Eden Center peers with a pressed tin ceiling, dangling globe lights, sleek leather chairs, and the requisite industrial brick wall.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Rice Paper Cheap Eats 2013: Rice Paper 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Rice Paper Cheap Eats 2012: Rice Paper Rice Paper: Bold and Beautiful

Rose Kabob Restaurant

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 126 Maple Ave. W., Vienna, VA 22180
Neighborhood(s): Vienna
T: 703-255-2557
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2013: Rose Kabob Restaurant Cheap Eats 2012: Rose Kabob Restaurant Cheap Eats 2011: Rose Kabob Restaurant Cheap Eats 2010: Rose Restaurant Best of Vienna and McLean: Rose Restaurant

Ruan Thai

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants 2013 Cheap Eats 2012 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 11407 Amherst Ave., Wheaton, MD
Neighborhood(s): Wheaton
T: 301-942-0075

Sardi's-Beltsville

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012
Address: 10433 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705
Neighborhood(s): Beltsville
T: 301-595-3222

Sardi's-Gaithersburg

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012
Address: 430 North Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Neighborhood(s): Gaithersburg
Cuisines: Peruvian

Reviews:

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Shagga

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 6040 Baltimore Ave. , Hyattsville, MD
Neighborhood(s): Hyattsville
T: 240-296-3030
Cuisines: Ethiopian, Breakfast
Price Range: Inexpensive
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly
Description: Some of the best Ethiopian cooking outside Little Ethiopia.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Shagga Coffee & Restaurant Cheap Eats 2011: Shagga Cheap Eats 2010: Shagga Coffee and Restaurant Cheap Eats 2009: Shagga Coffee and Restaurant

Shake Shack

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 1216 18th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036
Neighborhood(s): Dupont Circle, Downtown
T: 202-683-9922
Cuisines: American, Deli/Quick Bites
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: The New York-based chain comes to Dupont Circle with diner-thin patties, "concretes"—like milkshakes—and hot dogs from the Midwest.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Shake Shack Cheap Eats 2011: Shake Shack

Shamshiry

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 8607 Westwood Center Dr., Vienna, VA 22182
Neighborhood(s): Vienna
T: 703-448-8883
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2013: Shamshiry Cheap Eats 2012: Shamshiry Cheap Eats 2011: Shamshiry Cheap Eats 2009: Shamshiry Cheap Eats 2008: Shamshiry

Shawafel

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012
Address: 1322 H St., NE, Washington, VA 20002
Neighborhood(s): H Street NE

Sichuan Jin River (Formerly Sichuan Pavilion)

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2013 Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 100 Best Restaurants 2012
Address: 410 Hungerford Dr., Rockville, MD 20850
T: 240-403-7351

Sichuan Village

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 14005 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy., Chantilly, VA 20151
Neighborhood(s): Chantilly/Centreville/Clifton
T: 703-631-5888
Cuisines: Szechuan, Chinese
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Look beyond the buffet for authentic Szechuan cooking.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Sichuan Village Cheap Eats 2011: Sichuan Village Cheap Eats 2010: Sichuan Village Cheap Eats 2009: Sichuan Village Cheap Eats 2008: Sichuan Village

Sidebar

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 8081 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20910
Cuisines: Modern, American
Price Range: Inexpensive

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Sidebar Cheap Eats 2011: Sidebar

Spice Xing

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2011) Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 100-B Gibbs St., Rockville, MD 20850
Neighborhood(s): Rockville
T: 301-610-0303
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Indian
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Sudhir Seth's vibrant Indian cafe.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Spice Xing Cheap Eats 2011: Spice Xing 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Spice Xing Cheap Eats 2010: Spice Xing 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Spice Xing

Sundevich

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 1314 Ninth St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
T: 202-319-1086
Cuisines: Sandwiches, American
Price Range: Inexpensive

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Sundevich Cheap Eats 2011: Sundevich

Surfside

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Happy Hour Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 2444 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20007
Neighborhood(s): Glover Park
T: 202-337-0004
Cuisines: Tex-Mex, South American, Mexican, American
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: David Scribner cooks at this Cali-Mex hangout.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Surfside Cheap Eats 2010: Surfside Cheap Eats 2009: Surfside 100 Best Restaurants 2009: Surfside Dining on a Shoestring: Surfside

Taqueria La Placita

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 5020 Edmonston Road, Hyattsville, MD 20781-2738
Neighborhood(s): Hyattsville
T: 301-277-4477
Cuisines: South American, Mexican
Price Range: Inexpensive
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2013: Taqueria la Placita Cheap Eats 2012: Taqueria La Placita Cheap Eats 2011: Taqueria La Placita Cheap Eats 2010: Taqueria La Placita

Toki Underground

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 1234 H St., NE, Washington, DC 20002
Neighborhood(s): H Street NE, Capitol Hill, Northeast
T: 202-388-3086
Cuisines: Japanese
Price Range: Moderate
Description:

A tiny Taiwanese noodle shop on H Street that has spunky attitude, lots of ramen and dumplings, and colorful toys lining the walls.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Toki Underground Cheap Eats 2013: Toki Underground 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Toki Underground Cheap Eats 2012: Toki Underground Cheap Eats 2011: Toki Underground

Tortacos

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 9629 Lost Knife Rd., Gaithersburg, MD 20877
T: 240-632-9423
Cuisines: South American, Mexican
Price Range: Inexpensive

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Tortacos Cheap Eats 2011: Tortacos

Vit Goel ToFu (Lighthouse Tofu and BBQ) - Annandale

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 4121 Chatelain Rd. , Annandale, VA 22003
Neighborhood(s): Annandale
T: 703-333-3436
Cuisines: Korean
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Wonderful meal-in-a-bowl soups.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2013: Lighthouse Tofu (Vit Goel) Cheap Eats 2012: Vit Goel Tofu (Lighthouse Tofu and BBQ) Cheap Eats 2011: Vit Goel ToFu (Lighthouse Tofu) - Annandale Cheap Eats 2010: Vit Goel ToFu (Lighthouse Tofu) - Annandale Cheap Eats 2009: Vit Goel ToFu

Vit Goel ToFu (Lighthouse Tofu and BBQ) - Rockville

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010 Dirt Cheap Eats (2009)
Address: 12710 Twinbrook Pkwy. , Rockville, MD 20852
Neighborhood(s): Rockville
T: 301-881-1178
Cuisines: Korean
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: The soondubu is a meal in itself.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2011: Vit Goel ToFu (Lighthouse Tofu) - Rockville Cheap Eats 2010: Vit Goel ToFu (Lighthouse Tofu) - Rockville Dirt Cheap Eats 2009: Lighthouse Tofu

We, The Pizza

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 305 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003
Neighborhood(s): Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill, Southeast
T: (202) 544-4008
Cuisines: Pizza, American
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Former Top Chef bad boy Spike Mendelsohn and Mike Colletti are doing for pizza what they did for burgers at their popular Good Stuff Eatery, where creative renditions are mixed in with classics.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: We, The Pizza Cheap Eats 2011: We, The Pizza Great New Restaurants 2010: We, the Pizza

Woodlands - Fairfax

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 4078 Jermantown Rd. , Fairfax, VA
Neighborhood(s): Fairfax
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Indian
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2013: Woodlands Cheap Eats 2011: Woodlands - Fairfax Cheap Eats 2010: Woodlands - Fairfax

Woodlands - Langley Park

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2011 Cheap Eats 2010
Address: 8046 New Hampshire Ave., Langley Park, MD 20783
Neighborhood(s): Langley Park
T: 301-434-4202
F: 301-434-4207
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Indian
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: The Indian buffets at these spin-offs of the UK chain are wonderful feasts.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Woodlands Cheap Eats 2011: Woodlands - Langley Park Cheap Eats 2010: Woodlands - Langley Park Cheap Eats 2009: Woodland - Langley Park Cheap Eats 2008: Woodlands - Langley Park

Zorba's Cafe

Rating:
Cheap Eats 2012 Cheap Eats 2010 Cheap Eats 2011
Address: 1612 20th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): Dupont Circle, Downtown
T: 202-387-8555
F: 202-387-7070
Cuisines: Greek/Mediterranean
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: A traditional Greek cafe with a pleasant patio.

Reviews:

Cheap Eats 2012: Zorba’s Cafe Cheap Eats 2011: Zorba's Cafe Cheap Eats 2010: Zorba's Cafe Cheap Eats 2009: Zorba's Cafe Cheap Eats 2008: Zorba's Cafe
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