This Is Where You’ll Find the Most Cheap Restaurants Around Washington

And other facts and stats about our 2016 Cheap Eats list.

Nearly half of the best cheap restaurants, like Chase the Submarine, are in Virginia. Photograph by Scott Suchman

How many barbecue joints are on our 2016 Cheap Eats list? What about pizza places? And how many restaurants are located in Falls Church? See how all of the restaurants from our annual list stack up.



14 restaurants in Falls Church

9 restaurants in Rockville

8 restaurants in Northeast DC

13 Chinese restaurants

8 sandwich shops

7 Vietnamese restaurants

6 Ethiopian restaurants

5 kebab restaurants

4 pizza places

3 ramen shops

2 barbecue joints

1 Bosnian restaurant

1 burger place

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 Petworth.

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.