The Best Cheap Restaurants in Washington, DC

Great places to feast for under $25.
best cheap restaurants in washington
Chase the Submarine's chicken wings are glazed in a mix of creme fraîche, fish sauce, and the Korean-pepper paste called gojuchang. Photograph by Scott Suchman. Food styling by Lisa Cherkasky.

Diners are going locavore, fried-chicken sandwiches are chefs’ new favorite playthings, and our area is booming with better Chinese restaurants than ever (just don’t look for them anywhere near Chinatown). In other words, this is an excellent time to grab a meal that won’t drain your bank account. Here, in alphabetical order, are our 100 favorite places to eat for less than 25 bucks a person.

This article appears in our May 2016 issue of Washingtonian.

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