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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Mexican Restaurant
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“Tyson I is good families and normal stuff. Tyson II is good for high end luxury goods. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Burrito Place
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“They have everything in one place and it's beautiful...ice skating rink, shopping and a ton of restaurants, bars, and wine-tasting.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“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
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“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
Shopping Mall
“Nice Mall, See Bethesda while you are there...lots of shops and restaurants in walking distance.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Good mall with lots of shops that cater to all tastes and budgets. Has indoor kids play place (good for 2-5yr olds). Also has a good sized food court.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Delicious Tex-Mex, Spanish and Latin American dishes and the restaurant has a great vibe!”
  • 70 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Liberty Tavern has a fun bar on the first floor with dining on the second floor. While they offer a pretty broad menu, I love the Vermont pizza.”
  • 31 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“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
Noodle House
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“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
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“One of the highest rated restaurants in Pentagon/ Crystal City​ area. The food is great, with changing menu every day​. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“This place is great for its rooftop, so if it is a nice day/night then this place is usually pretty good”
  • 27 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Bar and Lounge spot... gets really busy on weekends. 21-30 crowd/post-college hangout. The music is usually good and the rooftop is small but nice. It gets kind of wild on some nights. Great place to watch a sporting event during the day.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Diner
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“Open 24hrs, great diner food. Can always find an open stool or two at the counter, even if there's a line out the door.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Peruvian Restaurant
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“OMG!!! You will not be disappointed, just go! What are you still doing here? Parking can be limited and lines can be long cause its that good, plus Anthony Bourdain went there.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bakery
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“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