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Off-Campus Dining


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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I lived right across from Wisey's this year (Wisemiller's Deli) which was a blessing and a curse because I probably ate there too much. I also lived just a few blocks from Sweetgreen, which was amazing since I went there all the time. Baked and Wired has amazing cupcakes, so skip Georgetown cupcakes (which always has a huge line). Also skip Saxby's, which is more expensive than any other coffee shop around. There are a lot of options around campus, both in the neighborhood and on M street and Wisconsin, etc.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: We probably have some of the best off-campus dining ever!! Just go down M or Wisconsin. Some options are a bit pricey, but others are totally reasonable. Check out your dorm lobby for coupons. There are a few places (Eat & Joy, Muncheez) that are open practically all night.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: M Street has the best options!

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a ton of restaurants close to campus. Since it's D.C. some of the restaurants can be expensive. There are a a good number of late night spots to eat on the weekends.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It cannot get much better than M street. It has everything anyone could ever want or need.


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There are more than 100 restaurants within a 20-minute walk from campus, and you’d be hard-pressed to find many students who have bad things to say about more than two or three of them. In terms of price, speed, ethnicity, formality, and clientele, there exists a nearly indescribable variety of eateries. From the famed and beloved Tombs and Wisemiller’s to the upscale Italian and French bistros on M Street, the options are staggering. Little surprise that Hoyas report one of their favorite traditions is to go out to dinner on the dime of visiting parents whenever possible.

The Georgetown neighborhood is prime for a night out, and greasy college food can be found right on Wisconsin at Five Guys or the classic Georgetown restaurant, Wingo's. It's difficult to find a Georgetown student who does not absolutely love the food options around campus.

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
Several delivery places stay open until 3 a.m., but no restaurants in the area are really open 24 hours.
Best Asian
Mai Thai
Best Breakfast
  • Bistro Francais
  • Booeymonger
  • La Madeleine
Best Coffee
Saxby's Coffee
Best Dessert
Georgetown Cupcake
Best Healthy
  • Harmony Café
  • Sweetgreen
Best Late-Night
Five Guys Burgers & Fries
Best Mexican
Los Cuates Restaurant
Best Pizza
  • Pizzeria Paradiso
  • Tuscany Café
Best Wings
  • Third Edition
  • Wingo's
Best Place to Take a Date
  • Clyde's
  • Pizzeria Paradiso
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • 1789 Restaurant
  • Clyde's
  • Papa Razzi
Other Places to Check Out
  • Applebee's Neighborhood Grill
  • Baked & Wired
  • Bangkok Bistro
  • Ben & Jerry's
  • Bennigan's Grill & Tavern
  • Café Bonaparte
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • Crepe Amour
  • Dean & DeLuca
  • Domino's Pizza
  • Hook
  • J. Paul's
  • Kinkead's
  • Leopold's Café
  • Martin's Tavern
  • Neyla
  • North Sea Restaurant
  • Paolo's Ristorante
  • Pie Sisters
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill
  • Ray's Hell Burger
  • Red Lobster
  • Rhino Bar & Pumphouse
  • Ristorante Piccolo
  • Serendipity 3
  • Starbucks
  • TGI Friday's
  • Uno Chicago Grill
Did You Know?
Vital Vittles is a student-run store on the Georgetown campus.

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

1855 Wisconsin Ave. NW
(202) 333-3223
Daily 24 hours

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

1789 Restaurant
Food: American
1226 36th St. NW
(202) 965-1789
Price: $30-$50
Cool Features: Jacket required, valet, historic country inn
Bistro Francais
Food: French
3124 M St. NW
(202) 338-3830
Price: $25-$35
Cool Features: Open until 3 a.m. or later every night
Food: Deli, sandwiches
3265 Prospect St. NW
(202) 333-4810
Price: $5-$15
Cool Features: Outdoor seating, brunch
Café Milano
Food: Italian
3251 Prospect St. NW
(202) 333-6183
Price: $15-$20
Cool Features: Swanky meals in a fashionable restaurant in a trendy neighborhood
Food: American
3205 K St. NW
(202) 333-2565
Price: $10-$15
Cool Features: Daily lunch and dinner specials
Food: American
3236 M St. NW
(202) 333-9180
Price: $15-$20
Cool Features: Upscale American, emphasis on fresh and seasonal ingredients
Daily Grill
Food: American
1310 Wisconsin Ave. NW
(202) 337-4900
Price: $20-$35
Cool Features: Called a "throwback to the classic American grills of the yesteryear"
Filomena Ristorante
Food: Italian
1063 Wisconsin Ave. NW
(202) 338-8800
Price: $10-$25
Cool Features: Hand-made Italian cuisine
Five Guys Burgers & Fries
Food: Fast food
1335 Wisconsin Ave. NW
(202) 337-0400
Price: $3-$8
Georgetown Cupcake
Food: Sweets
3301 M St. NW
(202) 333-8448
Price: $5-$10
Harmony Café
Food: Asian, Chinese, vegetarian
3287 M St. NW
(202) 338-3881
Price: $8-$15
Cool Features: Most items on the menu can be vegan-ized, even the fish.
Johnny Rockets
Food: American
3131 M St. NW
(202) 333-7994
Price: $8-$15
Cool Features: Fifties-themed restaurant with jukeboxes on every table, and malts, root beer floats, and milkshakes flowing from a soda fountain. Menu includes burgers, fries, and onion rings.
Kitchen No. 1
Food: Chinese
3208 O St. NW
(202) 342-6333
Price: $5-$10
La Madeleine
Food: French
3000 M St. NW
(202) 337-6975
Price: $15-$25
Cool Features: Food prepared in the traditional manner of a French country household, using simple, fresh ingredients
Los Cuates Restaurant
Food: Mexican
1564 Wisconsin Ave. NW
(202) 965-7009
Price: $10-$20
Mai Thai
Food: Thai
3251 Prospect St. NW
(202) 337-2424
Price: $10-$20
Manny & Olga's Pizza
Food: Italian, pizza
1641 Wisconsin Ave. NW
(202) 337-1000
Price: $8-$15
Cool Features: Open late nights
Miss Saigon Restaurant
Food: Vietnamese
3057 M St. NW
(202) 333-5545
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: Atmosphere includes tables amidst a "forest" of tropical foliage and twinkling lights. Menu includes crispy calamari, caramel salmon, Vietnamese steak, and bananas flambé au rhum.
Old Glory
Food: American, barbecue
3139 M St. NW
(202) 337-3406
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: Cornbread and biscuits with every meal, a variety of sauces to choose from: Memphis or Savannah, Carolina to Kansas City.
Papa Razzi
Food: Italian
1064-1066 Wisconsin Ave. NW
(202) 298-8000
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: Great bread basket. Large selection of pizza, pasta, seafood, salads, and savory meats. Different lunch menu.
Paper Moon
Food: Italian
1073 31st St. NW
(202) 965-6666
Price: $15-$30
Cool Features: The tiled floors, wall-mounted fountains, and potted plants transport customers into feeling like they are in a Tuscan villa.
Peacock Café
Food: American
3251 Prospect St. NW
(202) 625-2740
Price: $10-$25
Pizzeria Paradiso
Food: Paninis, pizza
3282 M St. NW
(202) 337-1245
Price: $8-$15
Quick Pita
Food: Middle Eastern
1210 Potomac St. NW
(202) 338-7482
Price: $3-$8
Cool Features: Tiny carry-out place with limited seating, yet great for a quick meal to go. Music ranges from Depeche Mode to traditional Lebanese tunes; it attracts a real assortment of D.C.'s nightlife-punk rockers, frat boys, club kids-all in one space.
Saxby's Coffee
Food: Coffee, tea
3500 O St. NW
(202) 338-3777
Price: $3-$8
Food: Salad, yogurt
3333 M St. NW
(202) 337-9338
Price: $5-$10
Third Edition
Food: American bar/restaurant
1218 Wisconsin Ave.
(202) 333-3700
Price: $10-$25
Cool Features: Main bar was featured in the film "St. Elmo's Fire."
The Tombs
Food: American
1226 36th St.
(202) 337-6668
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: Georgetown's version of "Cheers"-many students' favorite place to go.
Tuscany Café
Food: Italian, pizza
3261 Prospect St. NW
(202) 333-9112
Price: $10-$20
Food: American
3207 O St. NW
(202) 338-2478
Price: $5-$10
Wisemiller's Grocery & Deli
Food: Sandwiches, wraps, salads
1236 36th St. NW
(202) 333-8254
Price: $3-$8
Cool Features: Deli of choice for Hoyas on the run. Everything from crackers and laundry detergent, to beer and Ben & Jerry's ice cream can be found within the 10-foot deli.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 92 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 113 responses

  • 72% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 26% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 1% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 2% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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