C.F. Folks

1225 19th St., NW
Washington, DC 20036


Neighborhood: Dupont Circle, Downtown

Cuisines: Fusion/Eclectic, American, Deli/Quick Bites

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Friday 11:30 AM to 2:15 PM.

Nearby Metro Stops: Dupont Circle, Farragut North

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Rowdy

Reservations: Not Accepted


Best Dishes:
Shrimp ā€™nā€™ grits; rustic salad; turkey gizzards; crabcake sandwich.

Price Details:
Deli sandwiches, $5.95 to $6.95. Daily specials, $8.95 to $11.75.

Special Features: Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating

Dirt Cheap Eats 2008: C.F. Folks

A $29.50 bowl of shrimp ’n’ grits, bringing together head-on shrimp, house-made andouille sausage, and sweet-onion ravigote, is the most popular dish at Jeff Buben’s Vidalia. A few blocks away, a humbler rendition of the low-country specialty appears most Thursdays at C.F. Folks, a feisty downtown lunch institution. The shrimp aren’t as photogenic, the sausage isn’t house-made, and instead of ravigote there’s a white-wine sauce, but it’s a tasty, generous plate for $11.95.

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