Amsterdam Falafelshop

2425 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009


Neighborhood: Adams Morgan

Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Lebanese, Middle Eastern

Opening Hours:
Monday 11 AM to Midnight; Tuesday and Wednesday 11 AM to 2:30 AM, Thursday 11 AM to 3 AM, Friday and Saturday 11 AM to 4 AM, and Sunday 11 AM to Midnight.

Nearby Metro Stops: Woodly Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Rowdy

Reservations: Not Accepted


Best Dishes:
Israeli-style falafel; double-fried potatoes with Belgian mayo.

Price Details:
Falafel, $3.85 to $5.50.

Special Features: Kid Friendly

Amsterdam Falafelshop

Love the late night eats at this falafel-and-fries joint? Get in line.

2006 Dirt Cheap Eats

This tiny walk-up has established itself as a trusty late-night destination for hot, freshly prepared food in the midst of a chaotic 18th Street lineup of bars, pizza shops, and fast-food joints. Partiers in Adams Morgan have come to depend on Amsterdam’s double-fried potatoes ($2.75 to $3.85; the Belgian mayo is the best dipper) and Israeli-style falafel—fried-to-order chickpea patties stuffed in warm pitas—which can be dressed up with such toppings as a tart yogurt and dill sauce, earthy hummus, and veggies like beets, red cabbage, and eggplant. Yes, it’s open until 4 am on weekends, but these terrific little pockets are worth fueling up on anytime.