Good Stuff Eatery

303 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20003


Neighborhood: Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill, Southeast

Cuisines: American, Deli/Quick Bites

Opening Hours:
Open Monday through Saturday 11:30 to 11.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Capitol South

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Rowdy

Reservations: Not Accepted


Best Dishes:
Coletti's Smokehouse burger; Blazin' Barn burger; turkey burger; Spike's Five Napkin burger; Uncle D's Chili n' Cheddar burger; toasted-marshmallow, black-and-white, and strawberry/soursop milkshakes.

Price Details:
Burgers, $5.49 to $7.69.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating

Cheap Eats 2010: Good Stuff Eatery

100 places that offer great food at low prices.

Why go: You might spot Michelle Obama buying lunch for her staff, and owner Spike Mendelsohn, a Top Chef contestant, is in the kitchen. The messy but manageable burgers sport offbeat toppings, but the thin patties retain the appeal of humble diner fare.

What to get: Bacon cheeseburger capped with a sunny-side-up egg; Colletti’s Smokehouse, with bacon, cheddar, fried onions, and barbecue sauce; turkey burger with avocado and Muenster; a deliciously sloppy chili cheeseburger with sour cream; Blazin’ Barn, a bánh mì–inspired creation with pickled daikon, Thai basil, and mint; milkshakes in such flavors as toasted marshmallow, black and white, and soursop-strawberry.

Best for: A comfort meal—nothing chases the blues like a burger and a great shake.

Insider tip: Soggy fries and onion rings continue to be a wet blanket. But they’re worth ordering—in the shareable “snack” size—to dip into the flavored mayos.

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