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Food and restaurants in Arlington

Top restaurants

Wine Bar
“The cutest wine bar! Great shareable foods and so many wines to choose from!! ”
  • 159 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“A large space that houses a coffee shop with indoor & outdoor seating, as well as a full-service bar upstairs (which serves brunch on weekends). It serves breakfast sandwiches all day (!), has good coffee (with latte art), and a variety of other sandwiches/salads after 11 am. There is metered parking available.”
  • 56 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Founding Farmers is a local chain with only a couple locations throughout the DMV and owned by the same pair that owns Farmers, Fishers, Bakers in Georgetown. The menu is SO good and with a lot of options. But be prepared with a reservation or you'll be waiting a while. ”
  • 72 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Old Ebbitt Grill located by the White House is a classic restaurant - the oldest in D.C.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Delicious Tex-Mex, Spanish and Latin American dishes and the restaurant has a great vibe!”
  • 70 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
“If you are a whiskey fan, this is a great spot for you. They have (literally) hundreds of whiskeys to try and is located in the Adams Morgan area which is a little eccentric and another neat area of DC to check out.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Noodle House
“This spot is arguably one of the best pho places in the area. If you're looking for a "fine dining" experience this probably won't be for you, but if you're there for the food I can say you won't be disappointed! Pretty good price for an amazing bowl of comfort and goodness! *CASH ONLY*”
  • 27 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Care for a side of socialism with that? Friendly service, leftist leanings and great food and drinks, where the activists gather to eat, subvert the system and plan the revolution. Monday Nights - Open Mic, Tuesday is Comedy Night! Several unique locations throughout DC area, but this one is five minutes away. Owned by rabid social entrepreneur and someday mayor of Washington, DC, Andy Shalal, who says Busboys is "a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted . . . a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul… a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide . . . we believe that by creating such a space we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community and the world."”
  • 26 locals recommend

Cafes

Coffee Shop
“Relaxed coffeehouse drawing hipsters with live music, eclectic furniture, sandwiches & sweets.”
  • 161 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“A large space that houses a coffee shop with indoor & outdoor seating, as well as a full-service bar upstairs (which serves brunch on weekends). It serves breakfast sandwiches all day (!), has good coffee (with latte art), and a variety of other sandwiches/salads after 11 am. There is metered parking available.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Bookstore
“DC’s rep as a well-read city is plain to see at Kramerbooks, where voracious readers fill up on political studies essays, literature, novels and travel guides, before filling up on food from the open-late, on-site Afterwords cafe. Another reason to visit: the steady lineup of readings from local and renowned authors.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Cupcake Shop
“Signature spot in Washington D.C. A must go especially if you're a tourist.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Bakery
“Baked&Wired puts your OG cupcakes to shame. Order a massive, orgasmic cakecup for ultimate eating pleasure. My personal favorite is the Chocolate Cupcake of Doom because of the CHOCOLATE of course. ”
  • 86 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Care for a side of socialism with that? Friendly service, leftist leanings and great food and drinks, where the activists gather to eat, subvert the system and plan the revolution. Monday Nights - Open Mic, Tuesday is Comedy Night! Several unique locations throughout DC area, but this one is five minutes away. Owned by rabid social entrepreneur and someday mayor of Washington, DC, Andy Shalal, who says Busboys is "a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted . . . a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul… a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide . . . we believe that by creating such a space we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community and the world."”
  • 26 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“Counter-service bakery & cafe with a New Orleans bent (muffaletta, beignets) & funky setting.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Snug spot for espressos & microbrew coffees from far-flung locales like Ethiopia & Papua New Guinea”
  • 34 locals recommend

Bakeries

Cupcake Shop
“Signature spot in Washington D.C. A must go especially if you're a tourist.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Bakery
“Baked&Wired puts your OG cupcakes to shame. Order a massive, orgasmic cakecup for ultimate eating pleasure. My personal favorite is the Chocolate Cupcake of Doom because of the CHOCOLATE of course. ”
  • 86 locals recommend
Bakery
“Kafe Leopold (+ Konditorei) is the exact antidote to those too-cute-for-words pastry shops. Sure, there may be 26 different desserts to tempt your sweet tooth here, but there’s nothing twee about this sleek space tucked in an alley behind posh M Street. Descend the stairs and discover a lovely courtyard garden—complete with a trickling fountain—before stepping into a relaxed arena with eye-catching photos and a decidedly modern ambience. Savory choices include rostbraten vom Angusrind and bratwurst, but even with their delicious homemade taste, it's the final course that is first priority. Peruse the long list of Kaffeespezialitäten, and then nibble on a slice of esterhazy (five-layer hazelnut cake), a delicious éclair or any other can't-go-wrong treat. This hidden away restaurant serves European-style salads, savory tarts, and entrees like schnitzel and grilled salmon.The patio just off M Street is also a draw during nice weather. Go there for: A casual brunch or coffee meeting.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“Counter-service bakery & cafe with a New Orleans bent (muffaletta, beignets) & funky setting.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bakery
“Cookies, cakes, macarons and more. Do yourself a favor and get a Persian Love Cookie.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Bakery
“Two locations - one in Alexandria and one in Arlington BOTH with amazing cupcakes, pies and coffee. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bakery
“Very good for breakfast! They make this amazing London Fog Latte. They also have this smoked meat breakfast sandwich. A must try if you are in town and looking to try something new.”
  • 20 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Good food and drink, reasonably priced. Happy hour 3-7pm includes 8 oz beef burger for $6.50, which means you can have a draft beer and a burger for $13 plus tax and tip — hard to beat in DC.”
  • 24 locals recommend