Moby Dick House of Kabob - Georgetown

1070 31st St., NW
Washington, DC 20007


Neighborhood: Georgetown

Cuisines: Middle Eastern

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Thursday 11 AM to 10 PM. Open Friday 11 AM to 11 PM. Open Saturday noon to 11 PM. Open Sunday noon to 9 PM.

Nearby Metro Stops: Foggy Bottom-GWU

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: N/A

Reservations: Not Needed


Best Dishes:
kabob e kubideh; grilled swordfish kebab; hummus.

Cheap Eats 2008: Moby Dick House of Kabob

Why go: The name has it wrong; it’s really the sides—the fluffy, buttered rice sprinkled with brick-colored sumac and the hot, heavenly rounds of blistered bread—that inspire the devotion of Moby’s legions of regulars.

What to get: The juicy, assertively seasoned kabob e kubideh, so tender you can cut it with a plastic fork; grilled swordfish kebab; satiny and garlicky hummus.

Best for: A complete and affordable pre- or postmovie dinner.

Insider tip: Don’t order until fresh disks of bread have been mounted on the wall.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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