Food & Drink

Get a taste of the DC food scene and discover the best places to eat, drink and more in the nation's capital.

The Best Places to Eat On & Around the National Mall

The National Mall is home to the nation’s most iconic monuments and memorials. A visit to Washington, DC is truly not complete without time spent along this most important swathe of land. For sightseers who also want some fabulous food, the National Mall has a host of options for memorable meals...

Dining room at Occidental Grill and Seafood - Restaurant near the National Mall in Washington, DC
Where to Eat & Drink at Nationals Park

There’s more to Nationals Park than cheering on the talented ballplayers and hoping to catch a fly ball, although these are great reasons to catch a game . Compared to other parks, this one puts food high up on the priority list: easy-to-read digital menu boards illuminate crave-worthy items at...

Family eating at Washington Nationals game - Where to eat and drink at Nationals Park
14 Can't-Miss Food Experiences at DC's Union Market

Welcome to Union Market , DC’s hippest feasting ground, a revived mid-century produce- and meat-selling bazaar that holds food stalls, informal restaurants and kitchenware boutiques in NoMa . We’re focusing on some of the tastiest experiences to be had at the hub, which is open every day of the...

Union Market in NoMa - Food hall and shopping center in Washington, DC
Everything You Need to Know About DC’s Signature Dish: The Half-Smoke

What is a half-smoke? Paris has croissants, Baltimore has crab cakes, and Washington, DC has something called a half-smoke. The town’s signature dish is a sausage, generally smoked before it’s grilled. They’re often a bit spicier and made of meat that’s more coarsely ground than a hot dog. Sources...

Ben's Chili Bowl on U Street - Where to get a half-smoke in Washington, DC
5 Places Where You Can Play Ping Pong in Washington, DC

Whether you call it table tennis or ping pong, Forrest Gump’s favorite game is a beloved pastime, and it’s especially delightful when paired with beer and bites. Fortunately, Washington, DC has numerous places to play ping pong and savor time with friends.

Playing ping pong at Breadsoda - Bars and restaurants where you can play ping pong in Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat in Anacostia

Anacostia is full of DC cultural history. Cedar Hill , the former home of abolitionist Frederick Douglass, is a popular attraction, while the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum provides an in-depth look at the neighborhood’s past. The Anacostia Arts Center serves as a creative cultural hub, and...

Things to See & Do in Anacostia - Washington, DC
Where to Find Pumpkin & Other Fall Flavors in Washington, DC

We know by now that fall is pumpkin-spiced-everything season. Even before the leaves change colors in the nation’s capital, there are plenty of DC spots that can satiate your sweet tooth while bringing full-on pumpkin power. But pumpkin’s not the only fall flavor on the block. We’ve got a roundup...

Ice Cream Jubilee Fall Flavors - Ice Cream in Washington, DC
The Best Places to Eat in Upper Northwest DC

As you explore DC’s Upper Northwest neighborhoods, you’ll discover tree-lined streets and family homes as the city’s urban vibe turns suburban. Cleveland Park, Friendship Heights, Glover Park, Van Ness and Tenleytown can all be found in Upper Northwest, and attractions like Hillwood Estate, Museum...

Diners at Casolare - Places to Eat in Glover Park - Washington, DC
12 Family-Friendly Restaurants & Places to Eat Your Kids Will Love

Thanks to the international entrepreneurs who’ve opened restaurants in the area, Washington, DC now offers cuisine from around the world, and many of these restaurants welcome children with open arms. Here’s a guide to some of our favorite family-friendly restaurants, where you’re sure to find a...

Family Friendly Dining in DC - Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Washington, DC
20+ Hot Restaurants to Try Now in Washington, DC

In case you missed it, the nation's capital has officially become a top tier foodie destination with a stream of accolades. The District has a Michelin Guide , was named Bon Appétit 's restaurant city of the year and Zagat 's hottest food city in 2016 and multiple restaurants, Ellē, Maydan and The...

Dining Room at District Winery's Ana Restaurant - Where to Eat on the Capitol Riverfront in Washington, DC