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The Best Metro-Accessible Cheap Restaurants Around DC

The Best Metro-Accessible Cheap Restaurants Around DC
The Brimstone Burger at Ray's Hell Burger, which has locations on every metro line. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

We hear you, Washington. A good number of you don’t have cars and rely on metro for transportation. So how are you expected to get our Cheap Eats restaurants when a good chunk of them are not close to metro?

Short answer: You’re not. We picked out all of the restaurants around DC that are metro-accessible (only a half-mile walk or less). Google Maps was used to calculate walking distance between metro stations and restaurants, and below, you’ll find a map and list of all 34 Cheap Eats restaurants near a metro station.

Orange line (O), Blue line (B), Silver line (S), Red line (R), Green line (G), Yellow Line (Y)

Rockville (R)

Bonchon

Spice Xing

Peter Chang

Bob’s Shanghai 66

Twinbrook Metro (R)

Silver Diner

Bethesda (R)

Gringos & Mariachis

Olazzo

Dupont Circle (R)

Glen’s Garden Market

Bub and Pop’s

Keren

Farragut North (R)

Bub and Pop’s

Gallery Place/Chinatown (RYG)

Daikaya Ramen

Ray’s Hell Burger Too

Red Apron Butcher

Judiciary Square (R)

Daikaya Ramen

Ray’s Hell Burger Too

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Red Apron Butcher

Union Station (R)

Ethiopic

Indigo

NoMa-Gallaudet U (R)

Indigo

Rhode Island Ave (R)

Menomale

Silver Spring (R)

NaiNai’s Noodles & Dumplings

Olazzo

Wheaton (R)

Mi La Cay

Thai Taste by Kob

Ruan Thai

Full Key

Navy Yard-Ballpark (G)

Bonchon

Archives/Navy Mem’l/Penn Quarter (YG)

Daikaya Ramen

Red Apron Butcher

Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center (YG)

Chercher

Ray’s Hell Burger Too

Shaw-Howard (YG)

Glen’s Garden Market

Chercher

U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo (YG)

The BBQ Joint

G by Mike Isabella

Glen’s Garden Market

Columbia Heights (YG)

Mi Cuba Café

Thip Khao

Prince Georges Plaza (YG)

Bonchon

College Park (YG)

Northwest Chinese Food

Crystal City (BY)

Athena Pallas

Queen Amannisa

Spring Hill (S)

Shamshiry

Tysons Corner (S)

Silver Diner

Ballston-MU (OS)

Rus Uz

Yona

Virginia Square (OS)

Mala Tang

Clarendon (OS)

Silver Diner

Courthouse (OS)

Bayou Bakery

Ray’s Hell Burger

Rosslyn (OSB)

Ray’s Hell Burger

Federal Triangle (OSB)

Red Apron Butcher

Eastern Market (OSB)

Bayou Bakery

Potomac Ave (OSB)

Bayou Bakery

This article appears in our May 2016 issue of Washingtonian.


Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.

Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.