The Best Lunch Deals in Washington, DC

Finding a place to eat lunch in Washington can be overwhelming with plenty of options from Georgetown to downtown. If you’re traveling and staying in Washington, here are some of the best lunch deals in Washington for different budgets and all sorts of occasions.

Best Lunch Deals in Washington, DC

Power lunching options

The city that plays host to some of the most powerful men and women in the country understandably has a wide variety of restaurants. After all, even they have to eat sometimes.

Best Lunch Deals in Washington DC, Seafood Pasta at Fiola Mare
Seafood Pasta at Fiola Mare

Fiola Mare

The elegant Fiola Mare sits right on the Georgetown waterfront and offers a $28 Maria lunch – three courses for the health conscious eater that rotates seasonally. If you’re not calorie counting, you can try their pastas, which are available in half portions. Considering the price tag for dinner here, Maria’s three-course offering is one of the best lunch deals in Washington. Plus you get a very nice view of the Potomac and the nearby Kennedy Center.

Old Ebbitt Grill

Best Lunch Deals in Washington dc, Half a Sandwich At Old Ebbitt
Half a Sandwich At Old Ebbitt

The lunch menu at Old Ebbitt Grill isn’t particularly special, but the food is consistently solid. More importantly, it’s a popular place to see and be seen. Dine here and you’ll likely run into a White House staffer or a DC socialite. Perhaps even some of the politicians themselves. Its close proximity to the White House, reasonable price and classic DC ambiance makes this one of the best lunch deals in Washington.

For touring groups

Spring is the busiest tourist season in DC with loads of middle school kids visiting the museums and monuments. Here’s where you can get the best lunch deals in Washington for large groups.

Carmine’s Italian Restaurant

Best Lunch Deals in Washington dc, Family-Sized Meat Platter
Family-Sized Meat Platter

Its convenient location just off the Navy Memorial and National Archives Metro Station and large, shareable portions makes Carmine’s Italian Restaurant a popular choice for visiting groups. A New York original, Carmine’s bring comforting Italian food that’s guaranteed to please every party at your table.

Farmers Fish Bakers

Best Lunch Deals in Washington dc, Calamari Pizza
Calamari Pizza

As one of the farm-to-table restaurants in DC, Farmers Fish Bakers offers a variety of classic American fare with twists. Everything is made from scratch with locally sourced ingredients. At this Georgetown staple, not only are you also eating high quality food, but you’re also supporting small businesses.  Its wide selection of delectable dishes also makes Farmers Fish Bakers one of the best lunch deals in Washington.

Where do you eat lunch when staying in Washington?

About Iris A

Website: http://www.travelingwithiris.com

Born in the Philippines, but grew up in Texas, Iris has been traveling and writing about her experiences for well over a decade. Her work has been published on well-known travel sites like Hipmunk (#hipmunkcitylove) and D Magazine Online Travel Club. She has been all over Europe, the US, and has recently started exploring Latin America. She loves trying local cuisine and visiting UNESCO deemed World Heritage sites. Her favourite city is New York, with London, following a close 2nd. You can follow her on Twitter @sundeeiris or through her travel blog, Traveling With Iris.

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