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Off-Campus Dining


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5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: DC has great food - it is expensive, but I've always had plenty of options to choose from.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Foggy Bottom has a lot of restaurants that take GWorld (some have student discount)

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Many options on campus and close to campus.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Because with your GWworld card you get the best out of local places and the cost for students of GWU is very affordable, but you need to have enough money in your pocket, otherwise you will be stuck with the Food trucks that stand in front of the library numerous times.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I love exploring DC and the cuisine it has to offer. There are so many places close by whether I'll be walking on K street or scanning the food trucks by Kogan Plaza.


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In the area surrounding GW’s campus, there are several convenient and casual restaurants including Chipotle, Cosi, and T.G.I. Friday’s. There are also dozens of places that accept Colonial Cash. Many different kinds of tasty food can be found at restaurants in Georgetown and Dupont Circle. Filomena, in Georgetown, offers homemade pastas and other delicious Italian food. Levante’s is great for Middle Eastern cuisine. The Daily Grill on Connecticut Avenueoffers fresh meats, fish, and pastas. Penang, in Dupont, serves delicious Malaysian cuisine. Georgetown offers an eclectic mix of American, Chinese, French, Indian, Vietnamese, and other cuisine. A fun place for late-night weekend eats is Kramerbooks and Afterwords, a 24-hour coffee shop and bookstore that serves desserts as well as entrees late into the night. Other than K&A, however, late-night eating options are definitely lacking on and around campus.

Washington’s restaurant scene only adds to GW’s exceptional local atmosphere. For students without a meal plan, outside restaurants are just as convenient as on-campus options. Most students who live off-campus go out to lunch and dinner or order in pretty regularly, while those who are on a meal plan usually eat at restaurants where they can use their meal plan during the week and venture off-campus on the weekend. Restaurants may be expensive, but with so many choices, everyone is sure to find a local favorite.

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Student Favorites
  • Chipotle
  • Cosí
  • Jaleo
  • Kramerbooks and Afterwards
  • Panda Café
  • Thai Place
24-Hour Dining
  • The Diner
  • Kramerbooks and Afterwords (Friday-Saturday only)
Best Asian
Hunan Peking
Best Breakfast
  • The Diner
  • Kramerbooks and Afterwords
Best Healthy
  • Chop't
  • Java Green
Best Pizza
Best Wings
Old Ebbitt Grill
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • Café Milano
  • Smith and Wollensky
  • Tony and Joe's

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Dean and Deluca
3276 M St. NW, Georgetown
(202) 342-2500
2550 Virginia Ave. NW, Foggy Bottom
(202) 338-3628
Trader Joe's
1101 25th St., NW
(202) 296-1921

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Anna Maria's Italian Restaurant
Food: Italian
1737 Connecticut Ave. NW, Dupont Circle
(202) 667-1444
Price: $15-$30
Baja Fresh
Food: Mexican
1990 K St. NW
(202) 293-0110
Price: $3-$8
Bangkok Bistro
Food: Thai
3251 Prospect St. NW, Georgetown
(202) 337-2424
Price: $10-$20
Café Japone
Food: Japanese
2032 P St. NW, Dupont Circle
(202) 223-1573
Price: $5-$15
Cool Features: Karaoke
Café Milano
Food: Italian
3251 Prospect St. NW, Georgetown
(202) 333-6183
Price: $15-$35
Cool Features: Outdoor dining, late-night menu
Charlie Chiang's
Food: Chinese
1912 Eye St. NW, Foggy Bottom
(202) 293-6000
Price: $5-$15
The Cheesecake Factory
Food: Variety
5345 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Friendship Heights
(202) 364-0500
Price: $15-$25
Food: Mexican
1837 M St. NW
(202) 387-8261
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Dress up like a burrito on Halloween and eat one for free
Chop't Creative Salad Company
Food: Salads
1105 19th St. NW
(202) 995-0665
Price: $5-$10
Food: American, seafood
3236 M St. NW, Georgetown
(202) 333-9180
Price: $5-$15
Food: Sandwiches, salads, desserts
1875 K St. NW
(202) 332-6364
Price: $3-$8
Cool Features: Outdoor dining at some locations, make-your-own s'mores
The Diner
Food: Sandwiches, breakfast
2453 18th St. NW, Adams Morgan
(202) 232-8800
Price: $5-$10
Founding Farmers
Food: American, organic
1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
(202) 822-8783
Price: $10-$30
Hunan Peking
Food: Chinese
3251 Prospect St. NW
(202) 337-8888
Price: $8-$15
J. Paul's
Food: American
3218 M St. NW, Georgetown
(202) 333-3450
Price: $15-$25
Food: Spanish (tapas, wines)
480 Seventh St. NW, Downtown
(202) 628-7949
Price: $15-$30
Cool Features: Award-winning head chef
Java Green Cafe
Food: Organic
1020 19th St. NW
(202) 775-8899
Price: $8-$15
Kramerbooks and Afterwords Café and Grill
Food: Café and grill
1517 Connecticut Ave. NW, Dupont Circle
(202) 387-1400
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: Café and bookstore, great brunch
Lauriol Plaza
Food: Mexican
1835 18th St. NW, Adams Morgan
(202) 387-0035
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: Outdoor dining, great margaritas and happy hour
Nando's Peri-Peri
Food: Portuguese Chicken
819 7th St. NW
(202) 898-1225
Price: $8-$15
News Café
Food: Italian
3056 M St. NW
(202) 965-5535
Price: $10-$20
Old Ebbitt Grill
Food: American
675 15th St. NW, Downtown
(202) 347-4800
Price: $15-$30
Cool Features: Senators often spotted dining
Panda Café
Food: Chinese
2138 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
(202) 337-9119
Price: $5-$15
Food: Italian
1303 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Georgetown
(202) 333-7353
Price: $15-$25
Cool Features: Offers outdoor dining
Food: Pasta, seafood
3000 K St. NW, Washington Harbour
(202) 944-4200
Price: $15-$25
Cool Features: Beautiful view of the Potomac River
Singapore Bistro
Food: Asian
1134 19th St. NW, Dupont Circle
(202) 466-1100
Price: $5-$15
Cool Features: 89-cent sushi
Smith & Wollensky
Food: Steak, seafood
1112 19th St. NW, Dupont Circle
(202) 466-1100
Price: $20-$60
Cool Features: Offers outdoor dining
TGI Friday's
Food: American
2100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Foggy Bottom
(202) 872-4344
Price: $10-$20
Thai Place
Food: Thai
2134 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
(202) 298-8204
Price: $8-$15
Cool Features: Offers outdoor dining
Tony and Joe's Restaurant
Food: Seafood
3000 K St. NW, Washington Harbour
(202) 944-4545
Price: $15-$35
Cool Features: Beautiful view of the Potomac River, popular spot for happy hour

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 140 responses

Very poor
  • Cost
  • Convenience
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Student discounts
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

How would you rate the diversity of off-campus dining options?    Based on 144 responses

  • 72% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 24% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 1% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 3% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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